Child-free tipi glamping in a Norfolk meadow
- Double bed with real mattress, feather duvet and pillows
- Wooden floors and rugs to keep you snug
- Solar lighting and lanterns create an intimate atmosphere
The Owner Says
Taking their origin from authentic Sioux design, these striking time-old conical structures were used by the indigenous peoples of the plains and prairies of North America as permanent or seasonal dwellings. The word tipi meaning “dwelling” or “they dwell”.
When it comes to being under canvas, these are elegant spaces. Nothing quite compares to the feeling of being in a tipi. With its cathedral-like spire, creating a wonderful sense of space and airiness, all you will want to do is lay back and immerse yourself in the unique and harmonious atmosphere…Stay, and let the time roll away.
It is simple. It is romantic.
Thoughtfully furnished and with a taste for simply styled chic interiors, our 6M diameter Tipis have a double bed with real mattress, feather duvet and pillows. Pure crisp cotton bed linen, throws and blankets for extra camping comfort. Wooden floors and rugs to keep you snug, solar lighting and lanterns. All are hung with fitted cotton tipi liners for added warmth and luxury.
We provide all guests with Egyptian cotton towels and organic toiletries. However, if you do prefer to bring your own pillow and bedding, that is not a problem.
Outside each of our Tipis, you will find additional seating and fire bowl bbq for your own private use. Extra logs and locally made charcoal can be bought on site.
Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
Book with complete confidence at Indian Summer Tipis with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:
- A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
- Balance due 30 days before your holiday
- Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
- Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
- This guarantee supersedes any other policies
Features & Facilities
The six-metre-diameter tipis each feature a double bed, wooden floors, solar lighting and lanterns. All are hung with fitted cotton tipi liners for added warmth and luxury and come with all the fundamentals – bedding, crisp cotton sheets, rugs, throws, towels and organic toiletries. Outside each tipi there's additional seating and fire bowl BBQ for your own private use (logs and locally made charcoal can be bought on site). There's also a very well-equipped kitchen cabin for communal use, complete with a canvas awning to provide a sheltered alfresco dining area, plus a communal campfire cooking area, with a plate grill, tripod and hanging skillet. There are two hot showers and two compost toilets with an additional outside wash place.
Indian Summer Tipis has a quintessentially Norfolk setting, surrounded by magnificent countryside and villages but also within striking distance of a good market town. Right from your tipi the area is fantastic for walking (ample footpaths with good access) and there's a magnificent church in Salle, just across the fields, striking for its size given the tiny village – it was funded by several local lords, including the Boleyn family. For cycling, The Marriotts Way Heritage Trail is just down the lane (less than a mile away) and offers a car-free route all the way into Norwich or, in the opposite direction, to the market town of Aylsham where National Trust-owned Blickling Hall has extensive grounds, gardens and a lake to roam around, as well as going into the 17th-century stately home itself. Aylsham isn't the nearest town, however. It takes less than half an hour to walk from Indian Summer Tipis into the central market square of Reepham, where there's a choice of restaurants and cafés (see Food & Drink) and independent shops, including the excellent Flower Folk Florist (01603 879555) and the Koti Store, a homewares shop dedicated to helping reduce single use plastics.
Food & Drink
Indian Summer Tipis isn't the only business set on Salle Moor Farm. The barns around the farmhouse, a short walk away, are also home to the All Day Brewing Company (01603 327656), a small-time brewers utilising their 20-acre organic orchard and specialising in wild and mixed fermentations. They also ferment a range of foods for the kitchen and serve up freshly made vegetarian and vegan food, including wood fired, sourdough pizzas on Friday and Saturday evenings (beers and ales available Tuesday–Saturday). The farm also hosts a vegetable box scheme, Salle Moor Market Garden (01603 879046), so organic seasonal vegetables and mixed salad leaves can be purchased right on your doorstep.
Elsewhere, The Crown (01603 870964) in Reepham is the nearest pub (about a mile away), though continue into the centre of town for more options. The Kings Arm's (01603 870345), a 17th-century coaching inn, serves good food and has live jazz in the courtyard some Sunday afternoons, while Georgian country house, Dial House (01603 879900) with its quirky interiors is the one for fine dining. Open for breakfast , lunch and dinner. Both are on the main square, where there's also a good butcher's and, just off the square, V's café (01603 879300), which offers something more quick and casual during the day. Three miles in the opposite direction, it takes around 10 minutes to drive to beautiful and historic Heydon, where The Earle Arms pub (01263 587376) and a local tearoom (01263 587211) both have a good view of the church, the green and generally pretty surroundings of the tiny hamlet.
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Salle Moor Hall Farm is just outside the market town of Reepham, 14 miles from Norwich on the Reepham Road. Once in Reepham, drive through the market place and you will come to V’s cafe at the crossroads. Turn right here onto B1145 Station Road. Continue on for a quarter mile and take the third left onto Wood Dalling Road. Follow the road for a third of a mile. Salle Moor Hall Farm is clearly signposted on the left, turn in here and follow the private lane. You will see the tops of the tipis as you wind down to the car parking area. Indian Summer Tipis will be clearly marked from there.
The nearest train station is in Norwich with trains running from Liverpool Street Station every half hour. From there it is a 30 minute taxi journey to Indian Summer Tipis.