When you reach the unmarked road that leads down to Top Farm, you already feel you’ve strayed well off the beaten north Norfolk track. When you finally arrive, you’re sure of it, as it couldn't feel more rural – a series of fields surrounded by woodland that radiate out from the farm buildings at its centre. What’s more, it’s situated, as the name would suggest, on one of Norfolk’s few hills, so the views are great and there’s an even greater sense of privileged isolation. Once here you realize it’s not all about tents. The central field is dominated by caravans, most of which never move – though there are a few spaces available for rent by the day or week. On the other side of the farmyard there is a lovely spot designated for tent pitches and home to an array of simple cabins, built from 100% recyclable (or recycled) materials – nifty abodes kitted out with electricity, heater, kettle and microwave. They’re pretty basic, and not enormous, but the walls are six inches thick so they’re well insulated to be warm and toasty enough all year round. There’s also a brand new covered area ('The Sunshine Cafe') for barbecues and all-round eating and mingling, with a firepit and additional seating, plus electrical hook-ups for tents, and a decent toilet and shower block just a short walk away. For those more accustomed to the glamping rather than camping life, there’s also the shepherd’s hut, situated in perhaps the site’s prettiest spot beyond the caravan field, and a number of bell tents during the summer months that are perfect for a family of four. The view over the meadow below is lovely and both the hut and the tents are wonderfully cosy inside; the hut has electricity, well-chosen linens and a wood-burning stove (plus firewood), and the tents come with an electric hook-up, fairy lights and tea-making equipment. Finally for real softies, there's the Luxury Lodge, which comes with its own hot tub. Despite Top Farm's out-of-the-way location, there’s lots to do in the surrounding area, and the best news is you can leave your car on site and just go walking and biking in the woodland that borders the site.
Shepherd's Hut £70–£80 a night for 2 people April–Oct (£40–£50 Nov–March) ; camping cabins £25–£30 a night for 2 people (Nov–March £20–£25); bell tents £85–£90 for 4 people (May–Sept only); camping £10 per pitch; caravans/motorhomes £20.
Open all year.
AccommodationGrassy camping pitches, most with electricity. Bell tents for hire, a luxury shepherd's hut and a bunkhouse.
Top Farm, Kittles Lane, Marsham, Norwich, Norfolk NR10 5QF
Top Farm is located just outside the village of Marsham, which is on the main A140 between Norwich and Aylsham. Marsham is on the X44 bus route between Norwich and Cromer and buses stop on the main road, from where it’s about a mile’s walk to the site.Marsham is on the X44 bus route between Norwich and Cromer and buses stop on the main road, from where it’s about a mile’s walk to the site.
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