- Sleeps 5 (max 3 adults, 4 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- A barbecue, grill and picnic bench are included for outdoor cooking and eating
- A wood-burning stove and beds with linen provided help keep your bell tent cosy
- One of just five bell tents in the grounds of Wiveton Hall
The Owner Says
These 5 metre deluxe bell tents are fabulously roomy. At 12' high in the centre, there's plenty of wiggle room, and with a massive 5 metre diameter, they provide a palatial pad for two, a perfect nest for a couple's retreat and plentiful room for the whole family.
If you're new to bell tent camping, the benefits are not just in size. Camping under natural cotton canvas is a completely different sleeping experience to the standard polyester tent. No waking up feeling parched and sweaty. The breathable nature of the material, together with the four big vents the tents have, means you are actually sleeping in the fresh air. The vents and the main door have a separate bug screen, allowing the air to circulate through the tent, which all in all is very conducive to a good night's rest.
You will also have a wood burning stove in your fully furnished tent, everything you'll need for cooking and eating, a fire pit and BBQ as well as access to Wivetons shop, award winning cafe and pick your own fruit farm.
Features & FacilitiesTents sleep up to 5. Single and double beds are provided depending on your needs and all bedding is included. Outside, you'll find a picnic table and fireside log seating (per tent), combi bbq/firepit, plus a kitchen box equipped with utensils and vintage dishware. There's a washing up tap in the field for dirty dishes, plus loos and showers in the gardens about 200 metres from the tents. There's also an onsite honesty shop for fire essentials like kindling, charcoal, firewood and candles. Explore the gardens of Wiveton Hall for £2.50 or wander over to the café (see food and drink). Extra partnerships Amber has organised means campers can arrange for an in-tent massage from a local sports therapist or bike rental, with bikes dropped at the site at no extra charge for delivery. Or join the 'Roots' family forest school, who offer kids and family forest sessions next door to Wiveton Hall.
ActivitiesSheringham and Cromer are well known for their piers and blue-flag beaches, but the quieter sections of the coast to the west are often more rewarding. Go for a long walk in the woods of expansive Holkham beach – in one direction you end up heading out across the dunes to scenic Burnham Ovary Staithe, the other leads you round to Wells beach and then, ultimately, the town of Wells-next-the-Sea itself. Drive through the deer dotted estate grounds to Holkham Hall (01328 710227), where you can walk around the parkland or visit certain rooms inside the grand 18th-century country house. You can't be this close to Blakeney without paying some sort of a visit to the seals. There are footpaths that lead you relatively close to Blakeney Point, where the colony spends most of its time. You still have to watch from the other side of a stretch of water though, so a boat tour (01263 740505) is still the best way (even if it's not free!) Tour times depend on the tide, so check in advance.
Food & DrinkThe farm offers Pick-Your-Own strawberries and raspberries and grows an extensive selection of fruit and vegetable that are used in the cafe as well as for sale in the roadside stall which is open from 9.30am–4pm every day (late May–August). Wiveton Hall Café serves seasonal food, with ingredients sourced from the farm or very near by – something reflected in the regularly changing menu. There's also a small shop stocking a full range of homemade produce including jams, marmalades and chutneys. Finally, if that's just not enough, there are half a dozen pubs all within walking distance of the site! In Wiveton there's the Wiveton Bell (01263 740101), Cley boasts The Three Swallows (01263 740526) and The George (01263 740652), while Blakeney is home to The White Horse (01263 740574), The Blakeney Hotel (01263 740797) and The Kings Arms (01263 740341).
Wiveton Hall is situated between Cley and Blakeney on the North norfolk coast road (A149)
Wiveton Hall can be reached using the Coasthopper bus service between Cromer, Sheringham and King’s Lynn, all of which have train stations. Call 01553 776980 for bus times.