Bank House Meadows

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Downham Market

  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
Romantic shepherd's hut glamping with hot tubs in the Norfolk fens

We love the North Norfolk Coast as much as the next person — and the next person and the person next to them. That is to say: doesn’t everyone love the North Norfolk Coast? And therein lies the problem for glampers who like a quiet spot: campsites and accommodation near the coast can get ever so busy. Likewise the county’s Broads, especially in summer. But don’t give up on Norfolk just yet. Instead, head for The Fens; the area has the big skies, waterways and wildlife that this county is famous for, but with none of the crowds. Especially not at Bank House Meadows, where three shepherd’s huts with hot tubs offer adult-only getaways in peaceful countryside.

Bank House Meadows is in the far west of Norfolk, as close to the Cambridgeshire town of Wisbech as it is to Norfolk’s Downham Market. It’s the heart of The Fens, an area of flat and fertile farmland, crisscrossed by waterways. The shepherd’s huts are new but utterly at home here. Their resting spot — and yours if you choose it — is tucked in one of two tree-lined meadows, once used to graze the farmer’s donkey.

The farming family who owned this place for generations have recently moved on, and so it’s new owners Andrew and Debbie who’ll look after you on site. They’ve created a getaway for couples who love the outdoors, as each shepherd’s hut has a stylish en suite, a comfy double bed and all the kitchen kit you’ll need. But, perhaps best of all, there’s a hot tub, a fire pit and a hammock outside in your own, private little plot. It’s the perfect place to watch the birds, who flit about in the surrounding mature trees or to look out for shooting stars after another Norfolk sunset.

Those can be quite startling here and are best witnessed from the bank of Bank House Meadows, a short walk away on the site’s gravel paths. Step onto it and beyond the river, your view is all sky and fields. Walk left or right along the rivers and you’ll get further into Fenland and deeper into conversation with each other. If that pace is too slow, there are bikes for hire too with a tandem available for a particularly romantic ride. Beyond pootling about in this pleasant scenery, the closest destinations require a car: Downham, Wisbech, the Welney Wetland Centre and the Sandringham Estate. Even the North Norfolk Coast is well within a day trip’s distance but, once you’re here, romantic and remote, you may find it hard to leave. It’s certainly impossible to forget.

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Facilities

We have 3 Shepherd's Huts  - Tawny, Kingfisher and Woodpecker which all have Kingsize beds, full kitchen facilities and a vintage style shower room. Each hut stands in its own plot with its own mature tree offering dappled shade and a hammock for those lazy afternoons. Each plot also has its own fire pit and woodfired hot tub - perfect for romantic breaks for couples! All linen and towels are included so you don't have to worry about what to bring and the welcome hamper contains breakfast items so lazy mornings are essential!

If you really do want to treat each other then leave the cooking to us and for weekend guests you can pre-order a cooked breakfast to be delivered to your hut or alternatively book afternoon tea served up on the bank looking over the river and all over the fens.

We also offer butchers packs from the award winning butchers in Stowbridge - Sargeants and fruit and veg from our own garden and the Farm Shop Landymores.

As owners we are only just across the road and always available to ensure that you have the best stay possible but also we won't be bothering you when you don't need us!

Suitable For

Each hut is designed for 2 people so is not suitable for families. One of our huts Tawny is dog friendly but bear in mind it is a shepherd's hut and probably not suitable for your Great Dane!

Nearby

Walking and cycling in this area offers amazing views over non-challenging terrain. We offer cycle hire from the site on traditional bikes or for the full romantic break you can hire a tandem. The site is between Downham Market and Wisbech but also only a 45 minute from coastal resorts on the North Norfolk Coast.
In terms of a wildlife break there are numerous nature reserves close by including the amazing Welney Wetland Centre which is a 1,300 acre wetland paradise.

Food & Drink

Butchers - Sargeants, Stowbridge
Farm Shop - Landymores, Stowbridge
Pub  - The Hare Arms, Stow Bardolph
Pub - The Heron, Stowbridge
Turkish - Cave Kitchen, Downham Market
Italian - Naxos, Downham Market

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The Owner Says

Welcome to Bank House Meadows

Bank House Meadows offers a luxury glamping experience in the heart of the Fens. With three fully furnished and comfortable shepherds huts we hope to provide a relaxing, peaceful, and unique place to stay with couples specifically in mind.

As well as luxurious accommodation in the great outdoors we offer numerous extras including food hampers, afternoon tea, and even the opportunity for a tandem ride in the countryside. Each hut has its own private wood fired hot tub where couples can relax under the stars.

Bank House Meadows is situated on the side of Middle Drain which is a non-navigable river stretching through the fenland countryside and offers a wonderful opportunity for walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, paddleboarding and even wild swimming.

For those looking for an escape to the countryside, the spectacular views and wildlife that surround Bank House Meadows will sure to amaze, and we are more than happy to suggest walking and bike routes.

Each hut is named after birds that are very common sites in the meadows but there are many more visitors including deer, barn owls, buzzards and pheasants.

Accommodation

Three shepherd's huts with hot tubs.

Tawny Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
A luxury hut with king size bed, full kitchen facility and vintage shower room. Complete with wood fired hot tub this is the perfect hut for a couple looking for a relaxing break and also caters for one small dog

Kingfisher Shepherd's hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
A luxury hut with king size bed, full kitchen facility and vintage shower room. Complete with wood fired hot tub and outdoor hammock this is the perfect hut for a couple looking for a relaxing break

Woodpecker Shepherd's hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
A luxury hut with king size bed, full kitchen facility and vintage shower room. Complete with wood fired hot tub and outdoor hammock this is the perfect hut for a couple looking for a relaxing break

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Getting There

From Downham Market, follow the A1122 towards Outwell. After the bridge that crosses the River Great Ouse, turn right onto Lady Drove towards Barroway Drove. At Barroway Drove turn right onto Barroway Drove and follow the road round to the left onto Highbridge Road. Follow this road until a sharp bend where you turn left onto Outwell Road. Follow this road for approx. 1m and then take the first turning on the right which is Middle Drove. The turning is just after DoubleDay transport. Follow Middle Drove for approx. 2m. You will eventually reach a traffic light controlled bridge. Go over the bridge and Bank House Meadows is the first turning on the left hand side. The nearest train station is Downham Market which is approx. 10 minutes away from the site by taxi. A lift can be arranged from the station by prior arrangement.

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