Is it a house? Is it a mobile home? No. It’s Jacob’s Folly!
It may be a folly but there is nothing foolhardy about this fabulous timber framed bespoke structure modelled on a shepherds hut. Jacob’s Folly comes complete with a pitched roof, an upstairs (well, ‘up ladder’ to be more accurate), three double beds, pretty leaded lites, sash window, a well equipped kitchenette and comfy seating around the log burning stove. You get your own wet room too which is housed in a nearby camouflaged bathroom block – just follow the woodland path lit by fairy lights.
This little haven far from the madding crowd is set in the north Norfolk countryside and yet just 13 miles from the wildlife rich coast at Cromer famous for its fishing heritage, Cromer crab, ‘blue’ cockles and seal watching boat trips. There are plenty of traditional seaside attractions too. Enjoy days out on Cromer’s sandy beach at any time of the year, sunbathing in summer and walking in winter. Breezy Cromer Pier has a Lifeboat Station and the Pavilion Theatre. Bustling shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and museums fill the town and in summer the Cromer Carnival is always a great occasion.
North Norfolk is a wonderful place to visit with something for all. Do visit the vibrant university town of Norwich and stock up on Colman’s mustard while you are there. Did you know Mr Colman famously remarked he has made more money from the mustard left on your plate than the bit you have actually eaten! Explore Norwich Castle, medieval Norwich Cathedral, the ancient town gates and Saxon market place.
The National Trust cares for Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Blickling Estate, Cromer Lodge, Oxburgh Hall, Sheringham Park, the Norfolk Coast as well as West Runton and Beeston Regis Heath. Somewhere different to visit on each day of the week with a variety of family friendly events hosted throughout the year.
If its adventure you crave, the Pub and Paddle in Norwich provide kayaks and canoes for hire. They can also offer three interesting routes each including one or two pub stops. What could be better? If you prefer the picnic rowing boat is available too.
The Norfolk Broads Cycling Centre is based in ‘BeWILDerwood’ between Hoveton and Horning 22miles away. Hire bikes from the centre or make use of the innovative self service hire points around the Broads National Park. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the beautiful waterways by hybrid or mountain bike with additional baby seats or tagalongs as required.
Eat out nearby at the Explorers Bar & Coffee House or The Three Horseshoes in Briston 1.3 miles away or The Hunworth Bell in Hunworth 3.3 miles away. They are all popular venues serving excellent pub food, wine and real ales.
Enjoy thoroughly jolly folly holidays when glamping Norfolk.