Wild Meadow at Raynham Estate

East Anglia Norfolk Fakenham

  • 8 Yurts
  • Perfect for Families

Luxury yurt glamping in a quiet meadow on a North Norfolk country estate

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The first Viscount Townshend of Raynham, a favourite of Charles II, laid out the Raynham Estate’s 800-acre parkland in the 17th century. The current Viscount has allowed a part of it, beyond the big house and garden, to grow just a little bit wild, where longish grass and wildflowers tickle the walls of the family-friendly yurts he’s introduced to share this special place with visitors.

Inside, each yurt is effortlessly stylish in a contemporary rustic sort of way, with wooden floors, leather chairs, wood-burning stoves and properly comfortable beds. Each has a phone charging point, bed side crates and lamps, lanterns, cushions, throws and rugs, while outside there’s a barbecue, fire pit, picnic table and acres of car-free space. There are views of the parkland and countryside, with elegant Raynham Hall and the estate church peeking through the trees and the languid River Wensum just beyond.  It is easy to settle down for the evening under the stars, with a skylight above the bed offering an alternative way to star-gaze if it’s chilly outside; and a wood-burning stove to keep you warm.

The yurts comfortably sleep up to 4 (2 adults, 2 children) or 5 (2 adults, 3 children), in a hand-made super-king-size bed and 2/3 single beds (there is a small additional charge per single bed), making it an ideal summer break for a family or a romantic getaway for two. Each yurt has its own private toilet and shower, but there’s an exciting new development for the 2022 season: their two new yurts (Corncockle and Clover) are wheelchair friendly and have their own attached ensuite with toilet and shower.

It’s tranquil, secluded and serenaded by skylarks swooping down under Norfolk’s big skies. If it’s too hot or too wet, there’s space for supper (both cooking and eating) in the communal, lantern-lit Turnip Tent outdoor dining area, which has Belfast sinks, hobs, kettles, all utensils, pots, pans, camping tableware and picnic benches. They also provide a welcome pack for each yurt. You can celebrate it further by cooking up a highly-recommended estate-reared Aberdeen Angus steak, just one of the locally-produced extras, available to book for your stay.

There are waymarked paths from the meadow which means woodland, parkland and riverside walks are on the doorstep while you’re here. Raynham Hall is still very much a family home, so if your stay doesn’t coincide with one of their monthly tours, how about visiting one of Norfolk’s other stately homes? Houghton Hall, home of England’s first PM, Holkham Hall on the coast and the Queen’s place at Sandringham are within 20 miles. It’s the same distance to some of North Norfolk’s best beaches too – Wells-next-the-Sea, Brancaster and Blakeney are all favourite spots and close enough. In fact, Wild Meadow’s location, four miles from Fakenham, is well placed for exploring all of Norfolk; the wildlife, the market towns, the Brecks and The Broads, not to mention the many foodie highlights. Wholesome, satisfying and well worth a week.

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Facilities

The 8 yurts sleep up to either 4 (2 adults, 2 children) or 5 (2 adults, 3 children) comfortably, in a super-king size bed and two/three singles (there is a small additional charge of £20 per single bed per stay which should be booked in 'extras').

Each yurt has its own toilet and shower solely for their use and two of the yurts (Corncockle and Clover) have attached ensuite facilities.

New for 2023 Shepherd's Purse has a wood-fired hot tub for two adults (only).

Each yurt has an outdoor seating area with BBQ (you can order charcoal in advance).

A welcome pack, phone charging point, bedside crates and lamps, lanterns, cushions, throws, and rugs are also included.

Each yurt has power and lighting, with two 240v sockets in each yurt, with bedside lamps and USB charging ports for your mobile devices.

The Turnip Tent is an outdoor kitchen/dining area under canopy and is well-equipped for those that choose to self-cater. With Belfast-style sinks, your own small fridge/freezer, hobs, kettles, utensils, pots, pans, camping tableware, a toaster and communal style seating for dining together if you choose.

There's a skylight above the bed for stargazing if it's a little chilly outside (we also provide eye masks for those early sun rises); and each yurt has a wood burning stove to keep you toasty and warm. We can supply wood.

Suitable For

Wild Meadow is ideally suited to groups of friends and families looking for some quality time away together and we offer a 15% discount when the whole site is booked with a single payment. Please enquire by telephone on 01328 863746 or 07917 915183.  Individual yurt bookings are, of course, also welcomed.

One of our yurts is available for you to bring up to 2 well-behaved dogs at an extra charge of £35 per dog, per stay.  Please ensure that you choose either ‘Poppy’ or ‘Forget-Me-Not’ as the rest of the site is dog-free. You will find this option under 'extras'. There is dog walking adjacent to the site, but we ask that dogs are kept on leads throughout the site itself and are not taken into the communal kitchen and dining area.

There's so much to do in the local area to keep the whole family entertained, from, exploring the estate, bike riding, walking, cooking up a feast on the BBQ or coming along to one of the events held on the estate.  There really is something for everyone.

If you crave some time away, the super king size beds are perfect for star gazing in the evening, perhaps after toasting marshmallows or enjoying drinks around the fire pit. There are some excellent country pubs close by, and quiet walks will top up your need for nature, big skies, and sandy beaches.

Nearby

You can stroll along the banks of the River Wensum and through rolling parkland, enjoying the nature and tranquillity the estate offers. Hop in the car for an easy 20-minute drive to beaches at Holkham, Wells-Next-The-Sea and Brancaster.

Nearby Attractions

We are delighted to be able to offer our guests exclusive discounts for neighbouring attractions. Benefit from 20% off entry to Pensthorpe and WildRootz, plus 20% off brewery tours at Duration Brewing, 20% off safaris at Watatunga Wildlife Tours and 10% off all products, Gin School, and experiences at WhataHoot.

The Hawk & Owl Trust at Sculthorpe Moor is one of the country’s most accessible reserves and internationally recognised for its wildlife.  It is a very peaceful place with a huge variety of wildlife in a rich and unusual mosaic of woodland, fen and reedbed habitats.

Sailing Charter with the Coastal Exploration Company. Explore the wilderness of the north Norfolk coast on a professionally skippered traditional wooden fishing boat under sail. explore@coastalexplorationcompany.co.uk.

Raynham Village Hall is within walking distance of the glamping site at The Street, West Raynham. ​The hall is available for private hire, and many public clubs and classes run regularly. There are also regular quiz nights. The bar is open on Friday nights, and you’ll be made very welcome.

Walking, Cycling and Running

There are easy walking routes on waymarked paths throughout the estate and several great pubs within cycling distance. Get Outside have pulled together all the best routes at getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/west-raynham-north-norfolk.

Those looking for some culture and history can take a short trip to Houghton, Holkham or Sandringham; or any of the nearby National Trust houses, parks, and coastal areas, or even nip to Castle Acre.

Food & Drink

We are close to some very good local pubs and restaurants including Sculthorpe Mill which has recently been awarded a Michelin Bib and is perfect for pub lovers and foodies. The Dabbling Duck at Great Massingham, Brisley Bell and The Duck at Stanhoe are also local favourites, or for special occasions there's Morston Hall near Blakeney.

Burnham Market, only 20 minutes away, hosts several delightful coffee shops and good restaurants or if you prefer a relaxed family meal, head over to Eric's Fish & Chips or Pizza restaurant in Thornham. There you will find a farm shop, ice-cream parlour, lifestyle stores and garden centre alongside the vast apple orchards.

Open

April – October


Pricing

From £110 - 250 per yurt per night for individual units, or we offer a 15% discount when the whole site is booked with a single payment. There is a 2-night minimum stay.

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The Owner Says

Gather your friends!

Inspired by nature, this beautifully situated site has just 8 luxury hand-crafted yurts (each with their own WC and shower facilities) sleeping a maximum of 37 people, making it ideal for small groups of family or friends wishing to take an exclusive break together.  We offer a 15% discount for exclusive hire when a single payment is made.

This luxury accommodation, designed for like-minded lovers of starry skies, spectacular sunrises, nature and tranquillity, sits peacefully in the Norfolk countryside in a wildflower meadow surrounded by the parkland of the historic Raynham Hall.  The surrounding countryside, with its public footpaths and quiet country lanes, is ideal for walking and cycling (cycle hire can be arranged) and you're only 20 minutes' drive from the wide, sweeping, sandy beaches of Wells, Holkham and the rest of the north Norfolk coast.

There are good pub options within 3 miles, but you'll have use of your own barbeque plus a well-equipped kitchen if you choose to self-cater.

You'll also benefit from exclusive discounts from local businesses and attractions including Pensthorpe Wildlife Reserve, WildRootz, Duration Brewery, Watatunga Safari and WhataHoot Gin School.

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Getting There

The Raynham Estate is just off the A1065 coast road between Swaffham and Fakenham. There are several entrances so look for signs specifically for Wild Meadow. The what3words location is //funded.cubic.taller. The meadow itself is car-free. Wheelbarrows are provided to take your luggage from your car to your yurt, just a short walk away.

The closest mainline train station is at King's Lynn, 20 miles away. Onwards travel by bus is possible but lengthy. A better alternative would be to travel by taxi from the rank at the station.

Features

  • Campfires Allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires allowed
  • Walking
  • Exclusive hire
  • Private Bathroom
  • Showers
  • Good for kids
  • Exclusive Hire
  • No pets allowed
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Family-Friendly
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Yurts

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5 Star Comfort Under the Stars

My partner and i had the most relaxing stay. The beds are SO comfortable and we loved looking up at the stars at night through the skylight. Our showers and toilet we incredibly clean and the facilities on site were excellent. A very friendly and helpful team too - we'll be back!
Mar 1, 2022 by Becky Faste

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