1950’s Americana tucked away in the wilds of South Norfolk
The beautifully polished finish of the 1950's Airstream Bubble trailers say a lot about Tin Can Camping. For starters there’s its glimmering authenticity. The metal work has been wonderfully cared for, reflecting the fact that throughout this site everything has been restored to match the same classic, vintage standards. Then there are the more literal things the metal work reflects: the greens and browns of the surrounding trees are distorted by the mirror-like surface, but the setting – in a small Norfolk orchard – is divine. Above all, the shiny surface shows the real attention to detail that has gone into this campsite. The whole place has a thoroughly polished finish. If you want luxury done right, then don’t be fooled by the name. Tin Can Camping has everything you need.
At the end of a long single lane, with the nearest neighbours over a mile away, Tin Can Camping hosts just three vintage trailers, each bedecked in retro furnishings and containing everything you could possibly need. Though they exude a vibrant 50's style it’s all still subtly equipped for the 21st century camper. There’s a digital radio with a connector for your i-pod, for example and a small new hairdryer in each caravan, while just a stroll down a gravel path leads you to a farm building that has been specially converted for the campsite. The interior leaves the 1950's style behind, instead offering a contemporary kitchen space, where you can prepare food, and a pool table where you can pot shots on rainy days. The tiled bathroom even boasts a hotel-style double rain shower. They don't do things by halves.
For all its luxuries, however, what really sets Tin Can Camping apart is the privacy it affords. Each of the three trailers sleeps two, making the site a romantic couples retreat, while there is also a small farm cottage next to the campsite that sleeps a further pair of people. By car you can head to the Suffolk coast, the Broads or a number of quaint market towns and villages but it’s equally easy to spend hours simply lounging around in your trailer instead. If you’re anything like most who come here you’ll light the BBQ on the first night and find you're still relaxing around it by the end of the week. Or maybe you’ll branch out and light the campfire instead. Either work for us.
Mundham, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Emma G.Joined in July 2016
16 Ratings · 29 reviews
August 27, 2021
1957 Airstream Caravanner
We enjoyed 6 days at this amazing campsite. The retro airstreamer, bbq and fire pit made a perfect camping experience for our 4 year old. The shower and kitchen facilities were clean to very high standards. The location is perfect for exploring Norfolk!
July 24, 2021
1956 Airstream Bubble
Accommodation - Bubble Air streamer, Tin Can Camping, Norfolk
Loved our stay in the Bubble!
Inside the air streamer there was everything we could need to enjoy our holiday. We loved sitting outside having a BBQ then lighting the fire when it got chilly - it was so beautiful when the fairy lights came on. Dan, the host was very friendly and helpful. The information pack written by Emma was the best - so detailed, it really helped us to plan our days. We enjoyed a day at Southwold, went to the harbour for fresh sea food at the Sole bay fish shack then took the boat to the pretty village of Walberswick, we also hired a boat and sailed down the broads stopping to eat our yummy picnic bought from the Earsham Street Deli. On our way home we used our complimentary voucher for brunch at Old Hall Farm - it was gorgeous and I couldn’t leave without getting take out scones with jam and clotted cream.
A wonderful experience!
June 18, 2021
1957 American Jewel
We stayed for 5 nights in the Jewel and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Very different from our usual holidays but we hope to return soon. It was so easy to get a boat on the broads for a day and Southwold was delightful with fish and chips on the beach after a swim, it was very hot!
June 5, 2021
1956 Airstream Bubble
Perfect short break. The site is just beautiful. The caravans have been restored sympathetically but with some mod cons. The facilities were amongst the best we have ever seen and so clean. Emma sent us a lot of very useful info about the area so we were able to make the most of an area we don’t know. Well worth a visit
May 27, 2021
1957 Airstream Caravanner
I stayed in The Caravanner with my fiancé for 5 days. The owners have created a little slice of paradise here; the airstream has been lovingly maintained with a cool retro vibe, kept clean and cosy and set in a lovely little orchard lit with festoon lighting and patrolled by a pheasant family and a trio of friendly cats.
We loved all of the facilities, and were delighted that there was a huge kitchen, pristine shower room, and electric car charging point on the site. The owners made us feel very welcome, giving fantastic suggestions for restaurants nearby, and offering to pre-light the BBQ for our arrival.
We couldn’t have been happier with our stay and hope to visit again soon!
October 9, 2020
1976 Airstream Sovereign
Such a beautifully peaceful and intimate site. Our accommodation, (the Sovereign), was just as we expected if not more with the camp HQ space providing the extra little luxuries for us to enjoy during our stay.
The site became magical at night with all the lovely lighting features, and what made it more lovely was the fact that we had the whole place to ourselves!
Our hosts were super laid back and provided everything we needed for the perfect stay.
Such a great location and perfectly placed for some interesting days out.
Wouldn't hesitate in recommending Tin Can Camping for a fantastic break away from it all!
From the host
Situated on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, tucked away at the end of a no through road you will find a taste of Retro Americana at Tin Can Camping. Nestled in a little wood are our four beautiful American trailers, 3 Airstreams and 1 Jewel, waiting to capture your heart. The trailers sleep between 2-4 people and have the added bonus of a purpose built Camp HQ with luxurious bathrooms, modern kitchen, comfy sofas and pool table. And for those who prefer bricks and mortar to aluminium and rivets there is our little boutique cottage, The Nook.
All four caravans are available to hire between May and October. We take bookings for 3, 5 and 7 nights arriving on Fridays. For 3 night arrivals on Mondays please contact us directly.
Although in a peaceful and rural location Tin Can is well placed for exploring the expansive waterways of the Norfolk Broads, the stunning Norfolk and Suffolk coastlines, and the historic City of Norwich - car essential! Guests are sent a welcome pack brimming with local info before their stay, here are a few of the local highlights...
Water: Our guests love to hire kayaks, paddle boards and day boats from various outlets nearby and while away some relaxing time on the quiet rivers.
Seaside: Southwold is a 45 minute drive away and boasts excellent beaches, fabulous food, crabbing off the quayside for kids, cute beach huts and fantastic independent shops. There is a wonderful beach just 30 minutes away at Gorleston where you can also take in some Banksy artwork.
Kids: Bewilderwood, Roarr Dinosaur Adventure park and The Maize Maze are firm favourites with our younger guests as is crabbing at Southwold and Walberswick.
Swim: Beccles Lido is a wonderful outdoor pool for all ages and beautifully heated n the summer time.
Food and drink
Each caravan receives a £10 voucher for a fabulous farm shop, Old Hall Farm, Woodton just a 5 minute drive away. They have a delicious selection of their own and other local meat, cakes, bread, deli goods, raw milk, locally made frozen pizzas, fruit and veg. There is a great cafe onsite serving locally sourced breakfasts, lunches and coffees plus the resident Jersey cows, cheeky goast, peacocks, hairy pigs etc keep the kids amused during your visit.
Other Tin Can Foodie Favourites:
Earsham Street Deli, Palfrey & Hall butchers, Giddens and Thompson green grocer (all in Bungay)
Tindall Brewery (over the field from Tin Can), Flint, Winbirri and Chet Valley Vineyards - three local vineyards.
Pubs & Restaurants:
The Wildebeest, Stoke Holy Cross. The Waters Edge, Bramerton. The Wheatacre White Lion, Wheatacre. Sole Bay Fish Company, Southwold. The Swan, Loddon. Earsham Street Cafe, Bungay. The Sail Loft, Southwold. The Ship, Dunwich. Farmyard, Norwich. Jive, Norwich. Redwell Brewery, Norwich. Norwich Market - many wonderful food stalls. The Fig Bar & Grill, Gorleston.