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Old Sunday 8th December 2013, 14:17   #1
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Norfolk Camping

Hi, I'm new so apologies for coming straight on and asking for something but Im hoping to pick your brains. Weve got a large garden managed for wildlife and fairly unkempt. We were considering installing a couple of camping pods (basically small insulated sheds) for letting out to walkers, birdwatchers etc. We will need planning permission etc. so before we go down that route I wondered if anyone would mind giving us their opinion on this sort of camping.
Facilities would include: Electric shower, re-chargeable lanterns in pods, fire-pit or BBQ for cooking, composting toilets (has anyone used these and do they really not smell?), and a warm welcome to wildlife lovers.
What would you be prepared to pay per pod (sleeps 2) per night, 30, 40, 50?
We are in a quiet village in Breckland Norfolk, so not in the obvious Norfolk North Coast area but only 36mins from Lakenheath Fen, Snettisham 47 mins, Pensthorpe 42 mins, Welney 38 mins.
Any comments, good or bad would be really appreciated.
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Old Sunday 8th December 2013, 14:29   #2
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Hi Jane

Anyone camping in their own tent would probably pay max 15 a night per pitch on a site with toilets, shower, dishwashing sink etc (of course you can pay more but if you shop around you shouldn't, though prices vary according to the season). Take it from there, I suggest. "Glamping" of course is another story.

(Don't know about composting toilets, sorry.)
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Old Sunday 8th December 2013, 14:51   #3
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Thanks Dave, the idea is for people not to have to worry about putting up tents and getting a dry (and hopefully warm) nights sleep.
Not sure I'd call it 'glamping' though. :)
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Old Sunday 8th December 2013, 15:29   #4
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Hi Jane, welcome to BirdForum.

To give you an idea of the 'top end' of the camping shed market, Whitlingham has Shepherd-hut style accommodation which is available from 55 per night, details here: http://www.whitlinghambroadcampsite....erds-huts.html. So depending on what your pods look like, you could scale down from there.

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Old Sunday 8th December 2013, 15:41   #5
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Thanks James, I'll have a look.
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Old Friday 13th December 2013, 21:49   #6
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Hi, I'm new so apologies for coming straight on and asking for something but Im hoping to pick your brains. Weve got a large garden managed for wildlife and fairly unkempt. We were considering installing a couple of camping pods (basically small insulated sheds) for letting out to walkers, birdwatchers etc. We will need planning permission etc. so before we go down that route I wondered if anyone would mind giving us their opinion on this sort of camping.
Facilities would include: Electric shower, re-chargeable lanterns in pods, fire-pit or BBQ for cooking, composting toilets (has anyone used these and do they really not smell?), and a warm welcome to wildlife lovers.
What would you be prepared to pay per pod (sleeps 2) per night, 30, 40, 50?
We are in a quiet village in Breckland Norfolk, so not in the obvious Norfolk North Coast area but only 36mins from Lakenheath Fen, Snettisham 47 mins, Pensthorpe 42 mins, Welney 38 mins.
Any comments, good or bad would be really appreciated.
Thanks again
Jane
Worth looking at http://www.deepdalefarm.co.uk/


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