Lotus belle tent on a medieval moat in Norfolk

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Norwich Moat Island Glamping

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Cooking facilities

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Luxury 6-meter lotus belle tent on a medieval moat in rural Norfolk
  • Natural swimming pond to enjoy
  • A wood-burner inside, fire-pit outside to keep you nice and toasty
  • Perfectly position to watch the gorgeous Norfolk sunsets

The Owner Says

Our 6 meter Lotus Belle tent with a view of the stars can sleep 6 people. This beautiful stargazer is positioned right next to our lovely natural Swimming pond and is in the perfect position to watch the sun set! It's a great spot.
  • We will supply the tent with a wood burning stove.
  • Some wood for the first night
  • A fire bowl outside + a bag of fire wood and fire starting kit.
  • A BBQ tripod so you can cook on the fire!
  • A gas camp cooker with crockery and cutlery, pots and pans etc... and a few essentials like oil, salt and pepper!
  • You just need to bring you're own bedding! Sleeping bags or duvets, roll matts or blowup beds.... We'll leave that up to you! Be as comfortable as you like. You can unload from your car right next to the tent before parking in our car park!
  • Compost toilet is very close and you have use of our luxury toilet and shower block. Also feel free to use our amazing communal outdoor kitchen!

Features & Facilities

Tents sleep up to four people with a proper master bed and then the option of futon or sofa-bed-style extras (bedding, linen and towels provided for all except in the BYOB Stargazer). Tents also have electricity, storage, seating, rug floors, wood burners, kitchenwares and a kettle, plus, in the stargazer tents, clear panel ceilings for enjoying the night sky. Luxury toilet and shower block (two toilets and two showers in each of the ladies and gents), plus compost toilets dotted around the site. An outdoor communal kitchen with a fridge freezer, range cooker, sink, pots, pans, utensils and a big long dining table. Campfires allowed and BBQ provided. Natural swimming pool.

Activities

10 miles from Norwich, 10 miles from the Norfolk Broads and 15 miles from the coast, Moat Island Glamping is outside of the honeypot spots – it's quiet and rural around Haveringland – but well placed to make the most of them. It's a half-hour drive to the best of the beaches and 20 minutes to Coltishall where you can rent canoes (or 25 to Wroxham which is a bigger boating centre). There are other attractions closer to home: The National Trust-owned Blickling estate (15 minutes; 01263 738030) is a great place to go for a walk. The pay-to-enter gardens and house are full of history or you can just explore the wider estate (free apart from the parking) and have a picnic beside the lake. There's a good café in an old stables beside the car park, too, and a decent pub. The National Trust also owns Felbrigg Hall (01263 837444) and Sheringham Park (01263 820550), both 30 minutes away. Just down the road from Blickling, pretty Aylsham has a farmers market in the main square on the first Saturday of each month and has several good cafés. It's also the end of the line for the Bure Valley Railway (01263 733858), which runs between Aylsham and Wroxham, one of the main towns in the Norfolk Broads. It's worth getting a ticket and hopping off at a few stops along the way. There used to be a second train line but this is now the Marriott's Way, which is just a stones throw from Moat Island Glamping. Glampers with bikes can hop on the flat trail and pedal all the way into Norwich (it takes around an hour), where they can enjoy the cathedral, castle, the lanes and the beautiful city centre.

Food & Drink

There's an excellent steak house, The Ratcatchers (01603 879729), a 15-minute walk down the road, while the nearest watering holes are a drive away. The Kings Arms in Reepham (01603 870345) is a 17th-century coaching inn with many of the original features and great character – Woodforde's Wherry is the locals' favourite on tap. The Bell in Cawston (01603 871216) has a fantastic beer garden out back on a summer's day. And The Black Boys in Aylsham (01263 732122), overlooking the square, serves hearty portions and has outside seating that's particularly pleasant on weekend market days.

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Getting There

The nearest mainline station is in Norwich, from where buses run to Aylsham, Cawston or Reepham. However, this is a rural spot and there's no decent bus service to Haveringland itself. Moat Island Glamping is just a 5-minute bike ride from the Marriots Way, however, which follows an old railway route all the way into Norwich. It makes Norwich train station a 12-mile cycle from the glamping site. Moat Island Glamping is also less than 20 minutes by car from Norwich Airport.