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Thornham Bay - Wild Luxury
Certificate of Excellence
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great safe place for families!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Arrived home from Wild Luxury today and was sad to leave. Staff were welcoming and very attentive. Accomodation was excellent, lovely position, really is no urgency for days out as the kids just enjoyed playing around the site but if you do want to get out there are some beautiful beaches nearby. Would definitely recommend and will be looking into returning myself!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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  • Location
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

This was our second stay at Wild Luxury in Thornham and I can safely say we'll be going back again.
The glamping lodges have lots of character with a double room, twin room and a 'snug' for our two children to snuggle up in at night. Each lodge also has a kitchen area, dining table and chairs, sitting areas inside and out, toilet and shower. No TV, radio, wifi. Bliss.
Outside there is plenty of room for children to play football matches, play hide and seek and other games (Swingball is there), plus hunt for eggs the hens have laid in the woods. There's also a 30-minute walk along footpaths to the nearby Thornham beach.
The site also has a farm shop for papers, fruit, etc, as well as house and fashion units, and a lovely yurt that serves amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stop for coffee while the kids play in the small play area and sandpit, too.
Thornham is just along the coast from Hunstanton, very close to Brancaster beach and about a 20-30-minute drive along the coast to Holkham Hall and beach, Wells, Holt and Dinosaur Adventure Park. It's also a good hour's drive to Bewilderwood, but that is a good day out if the weather is kind.
The glamping lodges aren't cheap, but if you want a wild alternative that children will enjoy, you'd be crazy not to book this. I'm missing it already and have only been back a few hours.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Me and a few friends take at Thornham Bay for a long a weekend. The accommodation was fantastic and clean and the area its situated in beautiful. There's plenty to do in area and everything just short drive. The walk to the beach is a bit of trek but well worth it. The staff were friendly and helpful and the Yurt restaurant serves a brilliant breakfast.

I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Well, we had tried the pigeon wood site a couple of years ago, and decided to return to the site at Thornham Bay as it was closer to the beaches. The tents are identical, can easily sleep 6, with a wooden base, proper beds and linen, a wood burning stove and small kitchen, and a hot shower and flushing toilet. As before there was an honesty shed with provisions and a chicken coop with eggs to gather, each tent has its own outdoor pick nick table and steel fire pit for bbq's. The kitchens also have a camping gas ring for coffee etc. Overall its been really well thought out and the lack of electricity was no problem ( we took a solar panel for phone charging). The local beach was our favourite, its a gloriously wild beach with dunes and very very few people, the walk takes about 25 mins down a wooded path and then across a bird reserve. Food can be bought from the local farm shop 1 10 min walk away, where there is also a yurt restaurant and wifi I think. The best places to eat were the Orange Tree in Thornham, The Hoste in Burnham Market, and the deli in Thornham.

Take towels, kites, beach cricket, Frisbee and nerd, torches for the kids, book linen to use and a stew for the night you arrive, and talk to the staff who were great. We'll be back

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

When my wife said she would like to try glamping I was at first a little skeptical as it sounded very much like camping which I don't have fond childhood memories of! Well I could not have been more wrong as you get that one with nature feeling without the hard grounds and unwashed look. Wild luxury certainly delivered on the comfort front with our lodge / tent catering for all our needs. I was really impressed with the set up with enough privacy from other glampers but enough to have an early morning hello.

The location was incredible. Having not visited the North Norfolk coast before I was taken aback at how beautiful it is. Brancaster and Holkam beaches where have you been all my life. We will be going back and I write this review with one arm behind my back as I don't want everyone to hear about how good a holiday we had. This place is certainly not going to stay much of a secret for long.

Room Tip: Take some wellies. If you like a pint then try the Jolly Sailors own brew Oyster Catcher
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

My wife, 3 month old son and I spent five days the new 'top site' a few weeks ago. We had never been glamping before and weren't sure how it was going to work out with a baby. As it turned out we had a fabulous time! The lodges were absolutely splendid, with all the essentials you would need to have a cracking luxury camping experience! We will definitely return to Wild Luxury in the future and whole heartedly recommend it as an fun alternative get away!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We went into this stay very unorganised, having flown into the UK just a few days before. However, the camp organisers told us confidently that we wouldn't need to bring any 'equipment', except a towel, as we had pre-booked the linen package, which is highly recommended, especially for people who are travelling light.

We decided we would go and have a look and then head out for the inevitable shopping trip for essentials - we were wrong; they had everything... The kitchen was fully stocked with all the equipment we could have needed. I am not sure if the washing up liquid was left over from previous tenants (like the hand soap clearly was) but everything else we needed was certainly supplied. You need your own amenities, i.e. shampoo, etc. but loo roll, tea towel, etc. was all there.

A few useful additions would be:
1. A fly swatter - wasn't a big problem, but you are in a field with wildlife buzzing around your head and when they get in the lodge, they can be a little annoying
2. A draft excluder - the first day was very windy and the front of the lodge faces the north coast and the northerly winds battered the front canvas - the lodge stands up to it fine, but we ended up using the sofa cushions and the beanbag just as a little extra insulation under the front 'door'
3. The biggest problem is almost total lack of phone reception - great for getting away but in the world we live in, having a wi-fi signal across the lodges would make a lot of sense - it is available in the nearby cafe but you need to pay for a coffee to sit and use it and they close at 4pm, which generally means they are closed when you get back from a day out on the coast leaving you with no reception until the next day

Cooking on the wood stove was so much fun and brought back lots of memories from my boy scout days. It was so easy to use, my nine year old was able to set the fire after a couple of lessons. Its tricky to maintain a constant temperature but getting the oven hot is a breeze. And once you find the frozen croissants in the farm shop, the smell of fresh croissants in your lodge every morning is delightful...

We went during term time, as our kids are not schooled in the UK, so it was pretty quiet and no other kids around but ours found plenty to do in the field, especially with the swingball and the wheelbarrows. Someone had also left a football under our lodge, so we used that.

The kids loved watching the pheasants walking past the lodge at all hours, spying on the bunnies, surprising the grouse in the undergrowth, collecting eggs from the coop and we even saw a barn owl swooping over the field one day.

The walk up to the beach is nice but the walk all the way round to Hunstanton takes a lot of effort, especially if you expend a lot of effort by doing the first part a long the beach. We went on a hot day so cut the trip short and walked back through Holme, which was a delightful village, especially once we found the White Horse Pub and its beautiful garden.

Thornham was also great - we ended up in the Orange Tree for dinner one night and the food really was wonderful, as was the service - the 'plus alpha' approach to everything makes it easy to understand why they have won awards. I really should name drop the guy running the bar but we were so focused on enjoying our wonderful meal that I forgot to ask.

Carrie was our lodge organiser at WL and was absolutely great. So many useful tips about the area and was always ready to greet us with a smile every morning.

Overall, a wonderful, wonderful family trip and we would love to do again sometime when back in the area. So much so, that we are already telling all our friends about it, in the hope we can coordinate a trip with a few groups and get the field all to ourselves!

One final note - we stayed in hotels either side of this trip but without doubt, we got the best nights sleep at WL - the beds and the duvets were just wonderful...

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Thornham Bay - Wild Luxury

Property: Thornham Bay - Wild Luxury
Address: Drove Orchards Thornham Road, Thornham PE36 6LS, England (Formerly Wild Luxury Safari Farm Stay)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Thornham
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Thornham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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Thornham Bay - Wild Luxury Norfolk

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