Review of Scaldbeck Cottage
May 31, 2011, by Sephius
If you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy a laid back atmosphere then this is the perfect site. Since no more than 12 tents are allowed there is a huge amount of space to set up your tent. No feeling of being crammed in here. The location is fantastic. Morston Quay is right out the front of the cottage and from here you can take a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney Point, well worth the money. This is a nature lovers paradise. Morston is situated in a perfect spot to explore the North Norfolk coast either on foot, by bus on the brilliant coast hopper bus or by car. The owner, Ned, is wonderfully eccentric and was happy to tell us stories of his family, who have lived in Morston for several generations. The facilities are clean and well maintained but very basic. However, this seems to fit with the feel of the campsite. We really felt like we had been camping rather than on a luxury, all mod-cons characterless site. There is no shop in Morston, the nearest being in nearby Blakeney so take your initial supplies with you. It is easy to park outside the shop in Blakeney and the store is well stocked for locals and campers. The fish shop next door is very good. The Anchor pub in Morston does not quite have the charm one expects on first viewing from outside but with so many fine pubs in nearby villages to choose from, this shouldn’t be a problem. If you are going to be their late then make sure you have enough torches as the walk back to the campsite is a little wild. The Dun Cow at Salthouse does great reasonably priced meals with local ingredients. The Picnic Fayre delicatessen in nearby Cley is wonderful if a little on the expensive side. There is so much to do in the local area that it is impossible to fit it all in. I can’t recommend this site highly enough.