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Oak Lodge Glamping
74 reviews
· Northwold, England
1 acre
16 units
16 Glamping
10 acres of blissful bell tent and gypsy caravan glamping near Thetford Forest in Norfolk
Like all the best glamping sites, it’s difficult to pin down any one thing that makes Oak Lodge Glamping so special. Even the setting is difficult to describe. It’s not a meadow, yet not a forest, with a scattering of trees providing shade and shelter but still ample, open space. Children love it, with room to run wild and play games, while it also creates a real sense of seclusion as trees nicely divide up the different pitches. Every spot feels private and has its own little mix of sun and shade, yet you never feel hemmed in. In total there are just 12 pitches across the 10-acre glamping site. Seven spots are occupied by pre-pitched, creamy bell tents, furnished inside with mattresses, bedding and a few homely items like freshly picked flowers, coffee tables and a small chest of drawers. The remaining two spaces, meanwhile, are filled by classic showmans’ waggons; vintage gypsy caravans with metal work that curves and bends your reflection in its shiny metal surface. The shiny finish continues inside, where there are fitted sofas, beds and a vanity area by the window. You have to have a taste for real glamour for it to suit but, if the shine is all too much, then the bell tents will hit the spot perfectly. Along with old rope swings and special wildlife lookout areas, wisps of smoke indicate that campfires are all a part of the fun here. Every pitch has a firepit and outdoor furniture and a few complimentary logs are supplied on your arrival. If you run out of marshmallows there’s a tiny village post office in Northwold (1 mile away) handily placed next door to the local pub. You can buy a few goodies there for making your evening smores. Or you can gather a little more on any day trips you take. Oak Lodge Glamping has a pretty central Norfolk location, meaning that, beyond the local cycling routes in Thetford Forest and the River Great Ouse, days out in Norwich and exploring the North Norfolk Coast are also less than an hours' drive away.
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Northwold, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Maeve ..Joined in December 2016
40 Ratings · 74 reviews
Therese R.recommends
August 18, 2022
6m Bell Tent
We loved our stay at the Oak Lodge Glamping site. There are lots to do with the kids, very unique playing areas. Natural woodlands for them to roam around in, which is such a change from our busy London life. Clean tents and toilet/shower areas, lovely outdoor cooking area as well welcoming people on site. The feeding animal hour in the morning was an extra bonus and kids enjoyed alot! Will come back again!
Meg R.recommends
August 15, 2022
6m Bell Tent
Best camping holiday we've ever had! Every detail of the campsite made our trip so magical - from the aeroplane in the tree and pirate ship to the marshmallows and decorations in the tent. It's hard to pick a highlight, but we all absolutely adored Animal Hour at 10am every day - it was extremely special to meet all the animals, and the hosts' family was so patient and kind with all of us and the other guests. It was a real testament to the friendliness of the family and business, and wonderful to see everyone in their element with the animals! The tent was fantastic - very well kitted out, excellent bbq and camp fire. The little cafe was lovely too, as we forgot to bring our own coffee. We cycled to the campsite from Brandon station, which was a 30 minute cycle along a main road - fine in daylight, be careful at night. Lots to do locally if you don't mind a 30+ min cycle - Brandon cafes and river walks, Lynford arboretum, Weeting car boot sale! When we expressed an interest in kayaking, Nathan (one of the hosts) immediately offered to take us down to the river with some kayaks. It was above and beyond any generosity we could have expected, and added such a huge amount of joy to our trip. Thank you Oak Lodge!!
Tom O.recommends
August 7, 2022
6m Bell Tent
Apart from HipCamp not processing the order correctly, the Glamping site was amazing - I highly recommend it. The host handled the booking error professionally and quickly, and couldn’t have been nicer. The site itself is exceptional, with plenty for the children to do - the animals and swings were a surprise bonus. We will be back!
Luke W.recommends
July 31, 2022
6m Bell Tent
The tent was amazing, facilitates nice and clean and something magical about the grounds. The hosts were amazing and could not do enough for us and my sons birthday special thank you and keep the good work up From The whato’s
Gemma W.recommends
July 10, 2022
6m Bell Tent
We had a lovely night stay at Oaklodge glamping. The hosts were lovely and accommodating of our party of 8! The amenities were unique and fun (a kitchen in a old school caravan!). The tents were spacious and comfortable. We were well looked after and will definitely be returning again when we are in the area next. Thank you!
Justina R.recommends
June 7, 2022
6m Bell Tent
Great glamping
Maeve was really welcoming and it felt very relaxed. The tents were well spaced out across a beautiful field with trees and copses dotted with swings and other child friendly structures. The loos and showers were great and cleaned regularly. There was a caravan kitchen to supplement the BBQ outside each tent. Dogs are welcome and you can feed the farm animals in the morning. Overall a great place to stay.
From the host
Oak Lodge Glamping is a peaceful meadow site situated in beautiful Norfolk countryside near the Thetford Forest. It’s perfect for people who want the outdoors and back-to-basics experience, but don’t fancy pitching their own tent. With us, you will get pre-erected bell tents with comfortable real mattress beds and homely décor. The bell tents are pitched in among the trees on level ground and each tent has its own firepit. We provide a communal kitchen, luxury showers and toilets. We supply each bell tent with some complimentary logs for your first camp fire (extra can be purchased on site) and you can use our new brick pizza oven. Our on site shop sells local produce including local honey and fresh eggs, grilled paninis, tea and barista coffees and cold drinks; you can buy kindling and firewood for your outdoor feasts as well. The campsite is 10-acres and away from a busy main road, the perfect place for adults to relax and unwind, for kids to explore and run around, and for pets to enjoy.
Nearby attractions
Bring bikes for a little rural exploration. This part of Norfolk is full of back-country churches and old village pubs. For something more structured, there's a Go Ape! (08450 949732) in Thetford Forest 12 miles away – climb high and low rope courses and zipline through the trees – and there's also High Lodge Forest Park (03000 674400), with marked woodland walks and cycle hire available. Budding anglers can take their rods to Fendicks Fishery where there are no fewer than 5 well-stocked fishing lakes. It's only a 10-minute walk from the campsite.
Food and drink
It's 6 miles to The Crown Hotel (01842 878233) – a favourite local pub – which is family friendly with lovely gardens. The Bedingfield Arms Hotel (01366 328300) is marginally closer though, in Oxborough, and serves excellent food. Cute little Bulldog Barns tea shop & antiques (01366 728083) is only a mile away and The Good Earth fish and chippie in Stoke Ferry is around 3 miles (01366 501163; open Mon–Sun, 11.30am–11pm).
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