Wild Meadow, Raynham Estate

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Fakenham

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Walking
Luxury yurt glamping in a quiet meadow on a Norfolk estate

It was the first Viscount Townshend of Raynham, a favourite of Charles II, who laid out the Raynham Estate’s 800-acre parkland in the 17th century. The current Viscount has allowed a part of it, beyond the big house and garden, to grow just a little bit wild. Here, longish grass and wildflowers tickle the walls of the family-friendly yurts he’s introduced to share this special place with visitors. Inside, each yurt is effortlessly stylish. There are no boho drapes and rugs here. Instead it has a kind of modern rusticity with wooden floors, leather chairs, wood-burning stoves and properly comfortable beds. Outside there’s a barbecue, fire pit, picnic table and acres of car-free space. The views are green; parkland and countryside with elegant Raynham Hall and the estate church peeking through the trees and the languid River Wensum just beyond.

In warm, sunny weather, under Norfolk’s big skies, this place is rather heavenly; tranquil, secluded and serenaded by skylarks. If it’s too hot or too wet, there’s space for supper (both cooking and eating) in the communal, lantern-lit Turnip Tent, named for the family’s proud farming heritage. You can celebrate it further by cooking up a highly-recommended estate-reared Aberdeen Angus steak, just one of the locally-produced extras, available to book for your stay.

There are waymarked paths from the meadow which means woodland, parkland and riverside walks are on the doorstep while you’re here. Raynham Hall is still very much a family home, so if your stay doesn’t coincide with one of their monthly tours, how about visiting one of Norfolk’s other stately homes? Houghton Hall, home of England’s first PM, Holkham Hall on the coast and the Queen’s place at Sandringham are within 20 miles. It’s the same distance to some of North Norfolk’s best beaches too – Wells-next-the-Sea, Brancaster and Blakeney are all favourite spots and close enough. In fact, Wild Meadow’s location, four miles from Fakenham, is well placed for exploring all of Norfolk; the wildlife, the market towns, the Brecks and The Broads, not to mention the many foodie highlights. Wholesome, satisfying and well worth a week.

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
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Facilities

The yurts sleep up to either 4 (2 adults, 2 children) or 5 (2 adults, 3 children) comfortably, in a super-king size bed and two/three singles (there is a small additional charge of £20 per single bed which should be booked in 'extras'), making it an ideal summer break for a family, or a romantic getaway for two. It is easy to settle down for the evening under the stars, with a window above the bed offering an alternative way to star-gaze if it's a little chilly outside; and a wood burning stove to keep you toasty and warm.

In terms of facilities, each yurt has it's own toilet and shower solely for their use.

There is an outdoor seating area with each Yurt for camp style cook-ups. The Turnip Tent is an outdoor dining area under canopy with Belfast sinks, hobs, kettles, all utensils, pots, pans, camping tableware and picnic benches.

A welcome pack, phone charging point, bed side crates and lamps, lanterns, cushions, throws and rugs are also included.

Do the yurts have power and lighting?

Yes! We have two 240v sockets In each yurt, with bedside lamps and also USB charging ports to charge your mobile devices.

Suitable For

We are ideally suited to family holidays, romantic getaways for couples, or for small groups of friends looking for some quality time away together.

There's so much to do in the local area to keep the whole family entertained, from gilling (crabbing) on the quay, building sandcastles, exploring the estate, bike riding, water sports, a spot of retail therapy, cooking up a feast on the BBQ or coming along to one of the events held on the estate. There really is something for everyone.

If you crave some time away together as a couple, the super king size beds are perfect for star gazing in the evening, perhaps after toasting marshmallows or enjoying drinks around the fire pit. There are some excellent country pubs close by, and quiet walks will top up your need for nature, big skies and sandy beaches.

Nearby

Perfectly situated on a private estate in North Norfolk, you can stroll along the banks of the River Wensum and through rolling parklands, enjoying the nature and tranquillity the estate offers. There are a number or easy walking routes on waymarked paths throughout the estate and for younger visitors, we supply nature activity sheets, illustrated by a local artist to connect you to your surroundings.

Hop in the car for an easy 20 minute drive to the wide-open Norfolk beaches and big blue skies, enjoying any number of local beaches; Holkham, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Brancaster or Burnham Ovary Staithe.

Those looking for some culture and history can take a short trip to Houghton, Holkham or Sandringham; or any of the nearby National Trust houses, parks and coastal areas, or even nip to Castle Acre.

Nature lovers can immerse themselves at a number of RSPB reserves locally; Snettisham, Titchwell, Cley or Pensthorpe.

Food & Drink

We are close to some very good local pubs and restaurants including the famous Dabbling Duck at Great Massingham, which is often frequented by the younger members of the Royal Family when they are staying at nearby Sandringham or Anmer Hall.  Brisley Bell and The Duck at Stanhoe are also local favourites, or for really special occasions there's Morston Hall near Blakeney or The Blakeney Hotel.

Burnham Market, only 20 minutes away, hosts a number of delightful coffee shops and good restaurants or if you prefer a relaxed family meal, head over to Eric's Fish & Chips or Pizza restaurant in Thornham. There you will find a farm shop, ice-cream parlour, lifestyle stores and garden centre alongside the vast apple orchards.

Open

July–September.

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  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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The Owner Says

Inspired by nature, our yurts are named after the wild flowers that grow across the historic estate parkland. This beautifully situated site sits wonderfully in the Norfolk countryside in a wild-flower meadow, where you may be able to find the namesakes of the four yurts. Situated in the heart of Norfolk, you are spoilt for scenery and walks - be it along the wide, sweeping, sandy beaches only 20 minutes drive away or through the rolling fields of the surrounding area.

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Social Distancing Measures

We take the health and safety of our guests seriously, and have put in the following measures to combat the spread of Covid-19:
  • Designated showers, toilets, kitchenware and tableware for each yurt
  • Earlier check-in & out times to enable an extra deep clean at changeover
  • A Covid-19 Safety Questionnaire that all guests must read and sign at check-in confirming that they will comply with all government guidelines and social distancing measures in place at the time of their stay.
  • People with a Covid-19 positive test or symptoms are asked not to come to Wild Meadow and will be able to re-book their stay.
  • Handwashing and sanitiser stations.
  • A minimum of 10m between yurts

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Accommodation

Four family-sized yurts in a quiet meadow.

Shepherd's Purse

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
Shepherd's Purse can sleep up to 4 people (1 Super king + 2 singles). Our yurts offer a stylish stay in nature where every detail has been thought of.

Bee Orchid

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
Bee Orchid can sleep up to 4 people (1 Super king + 2 singles). Our yurts offer a stylish stay in nature where every detail has been thought of.

Forget-Me-Not

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
Forget-Me-Not sleeps up to 5 people (1 Super king + 3 singles). Our yurts offer a stylish stay in nature where every detail has been thought of.

Ragged Robin

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
Ragged Robin sleeps up to 5 people (1 Super king + 3 singles) with separate designated 'family shower room'. Our yurts offer a stylish stay in nature where every detail has been thought of.

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Getting There

The Raynham Estate is just off the A1065 between Swaffham and Fakenham. There are several entrances so look for signs specifically for Wild Meadow. The meadow itself is car free. Wheelbarrows are provided to take your luggage from your car to your pitch, a walk of no more than 40 or 50 metres.

The closest mainline train station is at Kings Lynn, 20 miles away. Onwards travel by bus is possible but lengthy. A better alternative would be to travel by taxi from the rank at the station.

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Why book with Glampingly?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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  • Trusted for over 10 years
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