1950’s Americana tucked away in the wilds of South Norfolk
The beautifully polished finish of the 1950's Airstream Bubble trailers say a lot about Tin Can Camping. For starters there’s its glimmering authenticity. The metal work has been wonderfully cared for, reflecting the fact that throughout this site everything has been restored to match the same classic, vintage standards. Then there are the more literal things the metal work reflects: the greens and browns of the surrounding trees are distorted by the mirror-like surface, but the setting – in a small Norfolk orchard – is divine. Above all, the shiny surface shows the real attention to detail that has gone into this campsite. The whole place has a thoroughly polished finish. If you want luxury done right, then don’t be fooled by the name. Tin Can Camping has everything you need.
At the end of a long single lane, with the nearest neighbours over a mile away, Tin Can Camping hosts just three vintage trailers, each bedecked in retro furnishings and containing everything you could possibly need. Though they exude a vibrant 50's style it’s all still subtly equipped for the 21st century camper. There’s a digital radio with a connector for your i-pod, a powerful new hairdryer and a modern microwaves in each caravan, while just a stroll down a gravel path leads you to a farm building that has been specially converted for the campsite. The interior leaves the 1950's style behind, instead offering a contemporary kitchen space, where you can prepare food, and a pool table where you can pot shots on rainy days. The tiled bathroom even boasts a hotel-style double rain shower. They don't do things by halves.
For all its luxuries, however, what really sets Tin Can Camping apart is the privacy it affords. Each of the three trailers sleeps two, making the site a romantic couples retreat, while there is also a small farm cottage next to the campsite that sleeps a further pair of people. By car you can head to the Suffolk coast, the Broads or a number of quaint market towns and villages but it’s equally easy to spend hours simply lounging around in your trailer instead. If you’re anything like most who come here you’ll light the BBQ on the first night and find you're still relaxing around it by the end of the week. Or maybe you’ll branch out and light the campfire instead. Either work for us.
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The trailer was fabulous and so well thought out and appointed with all the little retro touches making a really lovely, comfortable stay. The bed was great and the bedding made it all so cosy. The welcome breakfast pack was delicious. Having the added bonus of the shower facilities and kitchen (at Camp HQ) was great and although we could quite easily have cooked in the trailer and showered there too, it made it all just more ‘comfortable’. We will be back!
We fell in love with the place
We stayed for the last weekend in August, in the amazing ‘caravanner’. We came for something fun to do for my husbands birthday and got so much more than expected. Dan & Emma have created something wonderfully unique and endearing. The site is so peaceful and offers amazing privacy for couples. We loved bbqing every night, sitting out by the fire pit and playing cards. The breakfast was perfect camping fare and it was a novelty to cook in the on board kitchen. The history of the van is so intriguing and we had fun imagining all the places it had been and the people it had seen in its 60 years. We absolutely loved the place and will recommend it to everyone we know! We’d love to come back in the future and try one of the other ‘Tin Cans’ on offer.
A jewel of Norfolk
We booked this after looking at the images on the site of the vintage American caravans. We hired the Jewel for the weekend and it was such a beautiful time. The site was peaceful, we cooked on the bbq every night and had a campfire with marshmallows. Emma and Dan were incredibly welcoming and helpful, gave use some great tips on the local area. Best thing we did was hire canoes and wild swimming on the broads. Beautiful weekend and will definitely be visiting again.
Tin Can Camping is a must visit!
We have just returned from the most fabulous weekend staying in the 'caravanner' at Tin Can camping. Our hosts Emma and Dan had thought of everything to make our 'glamping' weekend just perfect. From the amazing breakfast feast in the fridge on arrival (sausages, bacon, eggs, delicious raspberries and strawberries...) and fresh brownie and carrot cake, to the fluffy John Lewis towels and digital radio with ipod connector. Our gorgeous Airstream had a fire pit and barbecue, with ample charcoal and logs for our stay. The 'shared' facilities were spot on, super clean with everything you need and more. Unfortunately the pool table must have been on the wonk as I didn't manage to win a single game! ;o) We had a fabulous weekend and cannot recommend it highly enough.
Loved it all
What a great way to spend a long weekend! We loved everything: very comfy bed, nice retro interior with everything you need for preparing any meal you wish, peacefull surroundings, charcoal BBQ, picnic table...everything you need has been provided for. The fridge came fully stocked with all sorts of locally sourced breakfast goodies from a nearby farm to last for days - quality! Emma's & Dan's well thought of guide to the local area came in very handy as without it we'd most likely miss out on little gems like Old Hall Farm, winery and much more! We would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes spending time in nature, having BBQs and just sitting back and chilling!
A lovely cute getaway with special touches
Such a cute stay in the Jewel. Lots of little touches from the decor to the hamper made it really personal. We were greeted by Emma on arrival so felt really welcome and at home to just get along. We just had a quiet dad + son next to us in a new airstream so it was quiet, though I wonder if with more couples in the other two caravans that it would seem overlooked. Super nice bathrooms - didn't use the one in the caravan! - so we felt comfortable. BBQ's and chairs for use was great. Two cheeky outdoor cats going around so be aware in the middle of the night if you go for a wee!! Didn't make use of the games room/lounge because we just didn't really stay long enough but that was a cosy thing to have access to. The site is easy to get to provided you use Google Maps rather than Sat Nav. Local area we did find a bit lacking but I guess it depends what you're looking for, and it seems just a short weekend isn't really enough to get to know it - but this did mean we spent more time in the caravan + outside it just chilling out (not a place to get to using public transport at least). We had lovely weather so it was a great opportunity to hang out and enjoy what their site had to offer. Thanks for the stay and the special time!
Loved it all
A birthday treat for Sam & what a treat , we were welcomed by Cindy & Jules and given a guided tour , this place is amazing and a few nice surprises thrown in , like the postcard and the candle with the brownies wishing Sam a happy birthday, she loved it and the brownies . We visited loddon farmers market and came back with lots of goodies , then had a drink at the white horse chedgrave, a very nice place indeed . Shopping in bungay was also great so many hidden little shops , try it and totally explore . Back at the site we enjoyed the bubble, so well restored , although we cooked our breakfast in the barn , played pool , dominoes & boule , there is everything to keep you occupied . One regret we never got to meet Emma and Dan , but we are already talking about going again . So see you soon . Sam and Rik .
The breakfast, the hosts, proper glamping!
Wonderful stay in the Airstream Bubble! Caravan was perfect, lots of lovely touches. The barn provided an excellent extra space to cook and relax plus the showers were a welcome addition and at such a high standard. Breakfast was amazing too with high quality items. Would definitely stay again!
An amazing mini break
Emma and Dan were there on arrival to show us around the site. Perfect secluded getaway. Breakfast a treat and lovely to have a separate shower, toilet and social room. We made the most of the weather and visited Southwold and popped to the most amazing fish and chip restaurant on the harbour reccommended in the caravanna guide. We also visited a fab pizza place in Bungay. Another great place to enjoy yummy food. We hope many more couples get to escape for a break at Emma and Dan's unique Tin Can Camping
You must stay here!
Loved staying at the Bubble! I'd booked it as a surprise for my boyfriend and we really enjoyed the glamping style experience it gave us. The bubble is small, but functional and very well kitted out and cozy! We spent one day exploring the local area and had a fantastic BBQ whilst watching the sun set from outside our Airstream. Emma was very responsive and gave us an early check in when we couldn't make our original booking. The breakfast hamper lasted us 3 mornings and the showers are wonderful. Recommend if you want an usual but comfortable experience in a secluded, beautiful spot in the Broads. Bring a car! Thanks Emma & Dan
A peace of heaven
We stayed in the "jewel" for 4 nights. We had a wonderful time. The caravan was lovely, had everything we needed and more. It was the most peaceful camping experience we have ever had. With only 3 caravans on site we all had our individual space, table and chairs on a decking area and fire pit. The luxury "hq" which we shared, had amazing double showers, full kitchen, pool table and sitting area. These facilities made for a perfect stay. The surrounding areas were great for walking and playing around on the canal. Thank you Emma and Dan for making this place available to us and hopefully we will return.
Happiness in a can!
When our own campervan broke down just before our planned holidays we were looking for a stay that would bring us all the things we love about camping - a cool retro home on wheels (important!), campfires, comfort, cooking and eating outdoors, and new places to explore. We were so lucky to find all this at short notice by staying in the Caravanner! We were excited to stay inside an airstream for the first time after admiring them from afar for years - this one is authentically restored with lots of lovely details and is really spacious for a couple. Emma and Dan have left lots of room around each trailer too, with a fire pit and picnic table. Its a short walk through the maturing garden to what must be the best shower and toilet facilities I think we've ever had on a site, housed in a cool and cosy barn, complete with lounge, pool table, full kitchen and coffee making machine. Its so thoughtful having this extra space and I think that's what makes Emma and Dan's place stand out - our kitchen in the trailer was stocked with local sausages and bacon, eggs, bread, milk, butter, strawberries and chocolate brownies, yogurt, cereals and bananas, as well as a bottle of prosecco to pop on arrival, which was brilliant to celebrate after the stress of our own van troubles! There were even ice creams in the freezer, and wood for one fire and charcoal for BBQs included. You could arrive here with very little and be really set up and well looked after. We did go out to explore the amazing coastline and watery ways of Norfolk but we loved getting 'home' to the Caravanner, taking cold beers out of the fridge and watching amazing sunsets in the big skies through the trees. Emma and Dan were super friendly and available whenever you needed them but were getting on with family life in the house while we played house in the airstream, which felt just the right balance. We smiled when the 'logs delivery man' turned up on the last night - their 5 year old boy driving his own cool little pick-up truck (with Dad following behind)! and we also smiled at the very affectionate cat that kept coming to hang out with us (and I say that as a dog person!). I've already been asked by a lot of friends for details of Tin Can Camping after they saw the photos and heard all about it - so I hope lots of people visit, it really deserves to do well!