Rated 5 out of 5
***Any day arrival - Min 2 nights stay***
Idyllically concealed on a former castle estate in Norfolk, this glorious glamping accommodation combines French chic style with a majestic countryside setting. The 18-foot green oak yurts sit peacefully amongst landscaped gardens and flourishing woodland and have been elegantly furnished with French Chateau furniture, a luxurious king size bed, sumptuous goose down duvets and pure cotton bed linen. In addition, they are fully equipped with snuggly woodburning stoves, extra-large star gazing sky-lights and soft cushioned carpets for a luxurious glamping experience.
The two yurts accommodate up to four guests each, and benefit from their own private heated shower, WC facilities and personal outdoor space, making them perfectly suited for family gatherings or a romantic getaway.
The historically significant site offers a multitude of magnificent walks and is inundated with hidden treasures from the fairy tale Gingerbread Cottage to the wide variety of native wildlife, including deer, bats, birds and the extremely rare Great Crested Newt. The site is delightfully positioned near the charming market town of Dereham and makes an ideal base for exploring Norfolk's archaic villages, serene countryside and beautiful coastline.
Relax and indulge with a range of massage and beauty treatments available at a special rate for guests. Book a manicure with hand and arm massage for just £10, or a neck and back massage, priced at £15 for half an hour. Looking out into the historic woodland with nothing but the gentle chatter of birds in the background, this really is a magical treat.
If you’d like to book any lovely treatments in advance, please make a note in the special requirements on the booking page or inform a sales adviser over the phone.
There are two yurts on site (sleeping up to 4 guests each) so if you'd like book the whole site you can also book Larch, for a special group getaway or speak to an adviser (01348 830 922).
Children on request only, unless both yurts are booked together.
Please bring your own cot for small children.
Check-in - 3pm / Check -out - 11am
Sycamore and Larch benefit from their own private outside space with gorgeous uninterrupted views into the historical Quebec wood. This is the perfect place to look out for local wildlife, such as the Fallow, Roe and Muntjac deer, various species of frogs, not to mention the rare Great Crested Newt which is native to Dereham.
Set in a wildlife conservation area the site is a hotspot for a variety of wild birds including many species of owls, which can be glimpsed gliding through the air at dusk, and often heard hooting in the woods. The resident Buzzards soar above the meadow daily, their occasional whistling cry permeating the air as they hunt.
Expect to see (and hear!) plenty of other woodland and garden birds including many different types of Tits and Finches, Goldcrests - the UK's smallest bird - Wrens, Robins, Blackbirds, Pheasants, Cuckoos and on occasion an elusive Blackcap, Woodpecker or Treecreeper.
Joining the owls after dark are many rare species of bat whose numbers are recorded every year for the Bat Society. Relax and lay under the stars as they come out to hunt; a truly wonderful sight.
Walkers can explore a plethora of public footpaths - some directly from the site itself - and experience a variety of beautiful woodland and stunning countryside surroundings. Walk up the lane with the woods on one side and glorious views for miles on the other. The Wensum Way is a fifteen-minute walk through fields of pigs with their piglets, plus sugar beet and plum orchards. The colours of the trees and hedgerows change with the seasons making every stay unique.
For cyclists there are many different routes in the vicinity varying in difficulty. One of the longer routes from St Nicholas Church, through Dereham all the way to Thetford Forest makes a delightful day out.
Take a short stroll into the bustling market town of Dereham with its broad selection of independent eateries and shops. There is a market in the town square every Tuesday and Friday, a farmer's market once a month and many seasonal events. Visit Bishop Bonners Cottage, one of Dereham's oldest surviving buildings or the Church of St Nicholas, a fabulous medieval church, with a shrine to the famous St Withburga.
Dereham is also home to the Mid-Norfolk Railway which offers steam train rides through a variety of quaint villages and the magnificent Norfolk countryside, finishing in Wymondham, one of Norfolk's prettiest towns. The railway also has many themed trips throughout the year such as the ale and wine tasting train, a jazz and blues train for music lovers, not to mention the scary Halloween train and magical Polar Express at Christmas. It is advised to book early for these special events.
Take a boat trip on the Broads or drive through the open countryside to the sublime North Norfolk Coastline. Enjoy the local catch in one of the many fish restaurants or take a picnic, prepared by the lovely hosts and simply laze around on the beach.
Visit Sandringham, Oxburgh Hall and many other stately homes and castles all within a short drive.
The French style furniture creates a fabulous finish to these magnificent constructions, with hanging rails, tables, and seating available inside. The luxurious glamping is complete with warming woodburning stoves (1 pack of free wood & charcoal provided), plus electricity and Wi-Fi to keep you connected. The log burners are equipped with an oven for cooking, or alternatively, guests can use the barbecue or fire pit outside. Kettles and tea making facilities are also provided.
The hand-crafted yurts are fitted with quality fold down beds (which can also be made up as a double) to accommodate two further guests in addition to the main sleeping quarters. They are fully insulated with pure wool lining and fitted carpets, keeping them lovely and warm whatever the season. They are also fitted with solid oak lockable doors.
You will have your own private heated shower and WC facilities with soft, fluffy white towels, complimentary toiletries and all the hot water you need.
Outside, each yurt benefits from its own private space with outdoor seating and barbecue facilities for alfresco dining. There is also a communal area with extra seating, a fire-pit with an extra-large barbecue; perfect for guests who like to mingle, or for larger groups.
The yurts are set in a private woodland garden which is completely private and adjacent to the fairy tale inspired Gingerbread Cottage. The cottage is listed as a building of historical importance and was once part of the Quebec Castle Estate, which went on to become Quebec Hall. Gingerbread Cottage previously had its own charity calendar, which was signed in 2012 by Ed Sheeran. He then went on to call his record label Gingerbread Man.
The site is ideal for groups of friends who wish to book the entire site but also perfectly suited to private couples or smaller families.
Guests can arrange a pick-up service from Norwich Train Station or Airport and a booking service for local attractions in advance. A small fee is charged for each.
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