I stayed here with my family in June to try out "Glamping". This is an ideal holiday for a family getaway or fun retreat for the kids.
The lodges, or cabins, are well equipped for a comfortable stay. There are proper beds and bed linen, couches and tables, kitchen facilities and guess what ladies... fully working showers and toilets!! And they're all for your private use, you don't have to share these facilities with any other campers, amen!
There is an oven burner in the lounge which is heated up by fire and wood and surprisingly can keep the whole tent warm. You can also cook on the stove top of the burner, but it's not temperature controlled like your stove top at home so be careful.
If the weather is in your favour then you'll enjoy the BBQ grill and bench right outside your lodge.
With all these luxuries you are still technically camping since there is no electricity in the lodges. There are enough candles and battery lamps to get you through.
Millie and her colleagues are on site to help out if you have any issues or just to say hello. We were given a walk through when we arrived and shown how things are used etc.
The beach is roughly a 30 minute scenic walk from your lodge, which has been sign posted all the way.
There is an "honesty shop" on site which has a few essentials such as marshmallows, battery packs, pasta, loo rolls etc. There is also a farm shop at the entrance of the site which sells all sort of meat, veg and fruits, as well a local butcher.
My only complaint is that since we were staying in the first lodge on the site; other holiday goers had to walk past our tent to access their lodge or exit the site and in most cases they were quite loud and can be heard while you're either drifting off to sleep or trying to have a lie in. You can't choose who you share a holiday site with though!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exclusive VIP Safari lodges in a stunning setting just by a beautifully secluded beach and within walking distance of a lovely coastal villages with great pubs, restaurants and local deli. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Thornham Bay - Wild Luxury Norfolk