Tin Can Camping

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Norwich

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
1950’s Americana tucked away in the wilds of South Norfolk

The beautifully polished finish of the 1950's Airstream Bubble trailers say a lot about Tin Can Camping. For starters there’s its glimmering authenticity. The metal work has been wonderfully cared for, reflecting the fact that throughout this site everything has been restored to match the same classic, vintage standards. Then there are the more literal things the metal work reflects: the greens and browns of the surrounding trees are distorted by the mirror-like surface, but the setting – in a small Norfolk orchard – is divine. Above all, the shiny surface shows the real attention to detail that has gone into this campsite. The whole place has a thoroughly polished finish. If you want luxury done right, then don’t be fooled by the name. Tin Can Camping has everything you need.

At the end of a long single lane, with the nearest neighbours over a mile away, Tin Can Camping hosts just three vintage trailers, each bedecked in retro furnishings and containing everything you could possibly need. Though they exude a vibrant 50's style it’s all still subtly equipped for the 21st century camper. There’s a digital radio with a connector for your i-pod, a powerful new hairdryer and a modern microwaves in each caravan, while just a stroll down a gravel path leads you to a farm building that has been specially converted for the campsite. The interior leaves the 1950's style behind, instead offering a contemporary kitchen space, where you can prepare food, and a pool table where you can pot shots on rainy days. The tiled bathroom even boasts a hotel-style double rain shower. They don't do things by halves.

For all its luxuries, however, what really sets Tin Can Camping apart is the privacy it affords. Each of the three trailers sleeps two, making the site a romantic couples retreat, while there is also a small farm cottage next to the campsite that sleeps a further pair of people. By car you can head to the Suffolk coast, the Broads or a number of quaint market towns and villages but it’s equally easy to spend hours simply lounging around in your trailer instead. If you’re anything like most who come here you’ll light the BBQ on the first night and find you're still relaxing around it by the end of the week. Or maybe you’ll branch out and light the campfire instead. Either work for us.

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Facilities

All 4 vintage glamping units have been beautifully restored and have many retro Americana accents and furnishings along with modern essentials. Each has a small chemical toilet, fridge, hobs and oven or grill on board, electric heater, DAB radios with ipod jack, games, hairdryers, linen and towels, plus a generous locally sourced breakfast hamper. In the 'Camp HQ' there is a brand new kitchen, large fridge, chest freezer (stocked with ice and ice creams), hob, fan oven, Nespresso coffee machine, milk frother and pool table. The bathrooms boast luxury hotel style showers and facilities. Outside there are gas and charcoal BBQs, firepits (logs available to buy), picnic benches, deck chairs, a boules pitch, giant jenga and a pool table.

Suitable For

Couples, families and groups who book-out all the accommodation are welcome. Unfortunately tents, campervans, caravans and dogs are not.

Nearby

It's a short drive (or long cycle) to the Norfolk Broadswhere you can hire boats for the day or dabble around in a canoe, while the coast is around 40 minutes by car – Southwold is probably the closest coastal town. Explore the pretty harbour or try your luck out on the famous pier. Recently revamped and renovated, it, too, is delightfully retro with deliberately low key attractions. It takes 5 minutes from the campsite to reach the beautiful market town of Loddon, home to a magnificent parish church cutting a n imposing presence off the main square. Pop your head in and take a look. It's 10 minutes further to Bungay, built within a meander of the River Waveney and home to several great gastro pubs (see food & drink).

Food & Drink

Guests are supplied with a very popular, locally sourced breakfast hamper containing (among other things) sausages, bacon, milk, bread, eggs, and potentially the best brownies ever from the local deli (vegetarian and vegan options also available). There are also plenty of top pubs within a 15 minutes drive, a particular favourite is The Castle Inn (01986 892283) in Bungay. There are plenty of farm shops, a twice monthly Saturday farmers market in Loddon. There's also an abundance of local vineyards and breweries in the area including Flint Vineyard (www.flintvineyard.com), Grain (01986 788884), Adnams (01502 727225) and St Peters(01986 782322).

Opening Times

May–October (cottage available all year).

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The Owner Says

Situated on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, tucked away at the end of a no through road you will find a taste of Retro Americana at Tin Can Camping. Nestled in a little wood are our four beautiful American trailers, 3 Airstreams and 1 Jewel, waiting to capture your heart. The trailers sleep between 2-4 people and have the added bonus of a purpose built Camp HQ with luxurious bathrooms, modern kitchen, comfy sofas and pool table. And for those who prefer bricks and mortar to aluminium and rivets there is our little boutique cottage, The Nook. Why not book all five for a weekend away with friends?

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Accommodation

A small, 1956 bubble Airstream, a full-size 1957 Airstream and a vintage 1957 caravan (each sleeping 2).

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Getting There

Trains from London Liverpool St to Norwich are direct and take 1 hour 50 minutes. Taxi's can be taken from Norwich station to the campsite (20-25 mins) and cost £18 if pre-booked.

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Chilled out retreat

TinCan Camping was a wonderful find, booked last minute to get out of London for the bank holiday weekend. The site is located in an amazingly tranquil area surrounded by the beautiful Norfolk countryside so lots of pheasants, rabbits, hares and deer to be spotted. The caravan was beautifully restored with everything you needed and Emma and her husband were incredibly kind and welcoming. The facilities are beautiful and well kept and clean. If you’re looking for a base to unwind and potter around the countryside this is the place to go. Also visit the Old Hall Farm shop nearby which has some of the best porridge I have ever tasted we went back twice!
May 28, 2019 by Liz

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