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Oak Lodge Glamping

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Thetford

Oak Lodge Glamping, Mill Drove, Northwold, Thetford, Norfolk IP26 5LQ

10 acres of blissful bell tent and gypsy caravan glamping near Thetford Forest in Norfolk

Like all the best glamping sites, it’s difficult to pin down any one thing that makes Oak Lodge Glamping so special. Even the setting is difficult to describe. Like a classic Britney song, it’s ‘not a meadow, not yet a forest’. While there’s ample, open grassy space in which children can run wild and play games, the field is also broken up by an array of well-established trees. They create a real sense of seclusion and nicely divide up the different pitches. Every spot feels private and has its own little mix of sun and shade, yet you never feel hemmed in.

In total there are just 12 pitches across the 10-acre glamping site. Seven spots are occupied by pre-pitched, creamy bell tents, furnished inside with mattresses, bedding and a few homely items like freshly picked flowers, coffee tables and a small chest of drawers. The remaining two spaces, meanwhile, are filled by classic showmans’ waggons; vintage gypsy caravans with metal work that curves and bends your reflection in its shiny metal surface. The shiny finish continues inside, where there are fitted sofas, beds and a vanity area by the window. You have to have a taste for real glamour for it to suit but, if the shine is all too much, then the bell tents will hit the spot perfectly.

Along with old rope swings and special wildlife lookout areas, wisps of smoke indicate that campfires are all a part of the fun here. Every pitch has a firepit and outdoor furniture and a few complimentary logs are supplied on your arrival. If you run out of marshmallows there’s a tiny village post office in Northwold (1 mile away) handily placed next door to the local pub. You can buy a few goodies there for making your evening smores. Or you can gather a little more on any day trips you take. Oak Lodge Glamping has a pretty central Norfolk location, meaning that, beyond the local cycling routes in Thetford Forest and the River Great Ouse, days out in Norwich and exploring the North Norfolk Coast are also less than an hours' drive away.

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The Owner Says

Oak Lodge Glamping is situated in beautiful Norfolk countryside near the Thetford Forest. We offer accommodation in bell tents and glamorous gypsy caravans. It’s perfect for people who want the outdoors and back-to-basics experience, but don’t fancy pitching their own tent. With us, you will get pre-erected bell tents with comfortable real mattress beds and homely décor. The bell tents are pitched in among the trees on level ground and each tent has its own firepit. We provide a communal kitchen, luxury showers and toilets. We supply each bell tent with some complimentary logs for first camp fire, extra can be purchased on site. The gypsy caravans are also located in the forest in their own private spaces and are supplied with bedding and beautiful décor, you will still get the outdoors camping experience but with luxury and style. The campsite is 10-acres and away from a busy main road, the perfect place for adults to relax and unwind, for kids to explore and run around, and for pets to enjoy.

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★★★★★

Tranquil woodland glamping with everything you need

We stayed in one of the bell tents at Oak Lodge as a party of four adults and one child. The surroundings are just as in the photos, lots of space, peaceful and with all the essentials provided. Really nice shower and toilet facilities, which makes a real difference. Maeve and Nathan were really friendly and responded quickly to any questions or requests that we had. A really nice (if a bit chilly!) autumn weekend in lovely surrounding. Many thanks.
Oct 1, 2018 by Hayley
★★★★★

Peace & tranquil

Beautiful spot, the whole stay was a joy, even with a spot or two of rain. The site is on sand below the grass so drains quickly. The website is exactly what you get, the pictures, the location and the facilities. The staff were friendly and helpful. All in all an excellent stay and just what we hoped for and more..... thank you Oak Lodge. Xx
Aug 28, 2018 by Paula & Paul
★★★★★

Perfect glamping site for a big group with or without kids!

We stayed in bell tents for two nights over a long weekend. We (10 adults and 8 kids) all enjoyed our glamping holiday despite the occasional showers. Maeve and the staff members are all very helpful and attentive. The beds are warm and comfortable, the toilets and showers are kept clean and tidy at all times. We've done serious camping with our own gears for many years but decided that we should deserve a bit of luxury while still enjoying fresh air. Oak Lodge Glamping is a perfect place! We will definitely come back.
Aug 27, 2018 by Os & Friends
★★★★★

Charming

We had a lovely time glamping at oak lodge. The tents were good and the facilities available we really nice too. Clean and tidy. The owners were really helpful too on arrival and in the run up. Would definately come again - couldn’t have asked for much more really.
Aug 14, 2018 by Happy Glamper
★★★★★

A terrific place to stay

We only stayed for one night at Oak Lodge but found it a lovely spot to stay. The staff were first rate, very friendly and helpful, showing us places to visit and eat. Facilities were also of a high standard, the kitchen/caravan had cutlery and condiments all clean and in good condition. Washing and showering facilities also very good.
Jul 29, 2018 by Robin Smith
★★★★★

Everything was amazing !

Came here for a joint 18th birthday party and it was so much fun! All of us were treated so well and felt really welcomed, as the staff were so friendly and lovely. All the facilities were brilliant, even had a fire pit, the tents had such cute details and so clean and tidy. I would definitely recommend this cosy place to anyone looking for a fab night/weekend stay , even planing my next visit !
Jul 21, 2018 by Charlee
★★☆☆☆

Nice setting

11 of us stayed at the site for 2 nights in 5 tents. There were several issues. 14 tents when we were led to believe 7 in the field. Means not enough fridge, kitchen or shower/toilet facilities. We queued for showers and ran out of loo paper. No facilities in the tent to dry your hair, put make up on, sit comfortably. Why no mirror or chairs? Also the tent was crawling in ants. It’s the county I know but there are cobwebs all over and I don’t think they’re thoroughly cleaned. The bed was clean and very comfortable though. Bit of an issue with maintenance-stinging nettles absolutely everywhere need to be kept very short as flip flops are a nightmare. Leaks in toilets, washing up area has leaks from all the taps, no cold water in the shower room to clean teeth... Overall the setting is lovely but there’s absolutely no attention to detail. This site has the potential to be glamping but currently it’s camping. It’s more luxurious when I camp with all my own gear.
Jul 6, 2018 by Jane
★★★★★

Wonderful weekend

My family and I stayed at Oak Lodge for two nights. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the owners who showed us to our tent and the amenities around. They were absolutely lovely people, couldn’t do enough to help. The showers and toilet block are outstanding - immaculately clean and look brand new. The camp itself is well kept and there is a quirky gypsy caravan that provides a small fridge, kettle and crockery that you can share with the other guests on site. Again this is immaculately clean. The owners come past frequently to check everything is ok. Inside the tent was gorgeous, three beds (a double and two singles for the children) and it was decorately beautifully with tea lights, fairy lights and beautiful tables. I would recommend anybody stay here and I am definitely looking to re-book again soon. Thank you for a wonderful stay - outstanding accommodation!
May 28, 2018 by Shân
★★★★★

Full back to basics experience

Loved this place, will definately be looking at coming back in the future, the grounds were a lovely setting, lighting up the fire pit at night with a great view of the stars can’t be beaten.
May 7, 2018 by Lee
★★★★★

Fun, cosy birthday treat!

Myself and three friends came to Oak lodge to celebrate a 30th birthday. We had spent the morning paint balling in Thetford forest and then headed over to the campsite, so it was so lovely to spend the evening chilling, laughing and spending some much needed quality time together. Our tent was immaculate and decorated for the birthday girl. The added marshmallows and wine was an absolute bonus! The toilets and showers were so clean and inviting. The staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We were given complimentary wood for our fire pit & spend the evening warming ourselves around it and listening to music. I would highly recommend this site to anyone- friends, families and couples.
Apr 30, 2018 by Sorrell
★★★★☆

Fab little stay

We went with three families (8 adults, 7 kids, all under five) over a long weekend and had a great time. Maeve and her partner did their best to look after us and there was plenty of stuff to keep the tots occupied and happy. The caravan with shared kitchen and large outdoor dining table was a bonus.
May 31, 2017 by Cam

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