Westgate Farm

Walsingham, Norfolk

The ultimate luxury glamping experience on the North Norfolk coast (sleeping 2 or 6)

Child friendly

Close to a beach

Dog friendly


Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop


Space & setting.

* Brand new*

A carpet of poppies quivers in the breeze; hares box among the cornflower, cowslip and buttercups; the soft call of an owl echoes over the sound of water filling your open-air bath. This safari-style staycation in the Stiffkey Valley is just 10 minutes from from the North Norfolk coast, and its 2 luxurious lodges were inspired by traditional safari tents with roll-up gables that blur the boundary between indoors and out west-facing decks for sunset, and firepits. Purpose-built for couples who want to stargaze in solitude, and families that need calm and comfort from their basecamp, both were designed to help guests feel embraced by nature.

Owners Sophie and Michael (who took the 350-acre farm over from his father) called on local artisans and makers to design these serene spaces with exceptionally stylish details: pretty South Asian textiles were sourced from Country & Eastern in Norwich, solid furniture made from reclaimed wood by Norfolk designer Birdie Fortescue, paint hand-picked from Norfolk’s Fenwick & Tilbrook. In August, you can pick your own sunflowers at the farm, but this place is special all year round: roam the countryside and coast armed with the guidebooks and binoculars, spot the miniature steam train on the Wells Walsingham Light Railway, which runs through the farm, and ask Sophie to fill your fridge with home-cooked meals and barbecue kits from local cook Lucinda Notley (aka Ginger & Juice).

Getting here: you’ll need to drive

Michael grew up on Westgate Farm and is the second generation of his family to run the farm. With farming becoming tougher and margins being squeezed, they needed to to diversify, so came up with the idea of luxury glamping tents, which Sophie left her career in marketing to run.

My Kip favourites

They love
“Watching the sun set from the deck with a glass of wine, as wild deer roam amongst the flowers.”

We love
The thought of a bath with the canvas gable rolled up, soaking in the morning sun.

You may not love
The 2 tents are in the same field. This is not a party site; strictly no stag/hen parties, and no music after 10pm.  Closed annually from Nov-early March. No WiFi, but there’s good 4G and phone reception.

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  • "Wonderful stay. Everything about the stay was idyllic; our kids loved it and we appreciated all the little touches that added to experience. Thank you Michael and Sophie."

    Daniel, July 2024
  • "A hidden gem. The tents were so comfortable (we are a family of 6). The beds were spectacularly comfortable and the bathroom was superb. I've stayed in a few glamping tents but this has been my favourite by far. Also to have electricity and a fridge was brilliant. I loved the fire pit and technology detox but it was amazing to be able to cook inside if you wanted and have ice cubes for the G&T's. We went in November expecting it to be freezing but it was amazingly warm - we even made use of the outside shower! Sophie and Michael have nailed it! We will be back!"

    The Anmer Design Studio, Jan 2024
  • "Words cannot describe how incredible this place is. This place is the definition of luxury wilderness (aka glamping). From the fully-equipped kitchen (and I do mean fully-equipped - there was even herbes de provence) to the most fluffy bed we have ever slept in (one could say it's a cloud), this place is 10/10. To top it off, Sophie and Michael are lovely… I felt like I had known them for years. They were flexible and accommodating to any needs and made the experience unforgettable. We cannot thank them enough for all they did. These pictures don’t do it justice, the place and scenery are something everyone should experience themselves."

    Natalia, Sept 2023


Michael works closely with Norfolk FWAG to ensure the farm provides beneficial landscapes for wildlife. He’s planted nectar rich areas, leaves fields empty over winter for ground-resting birds and manages their hedgerow in an environmentally conscious way.


  • Kids will love picking sunflowers in season (Aug/Sept)
  • Seal-spotting trips embark from nearby Morston Quay, where a handful of family-run businesses can take you to Blakeney Point and answer every question you have about England’s largest grey seal colony.
  • Hunstanton’s red-striped cliffs are half an hour by car, or park up in Wells-next-the-Sea and follow the coastal trail to the sandy stretches of Wells and Holkham.
  • Set on the banks of the River Wensum (and firmly off the beaten track), Sculthorpe Mill serves up a fresh menu of Cromer crab and Binham blue, but it’s worth popping in even if just for a drink – in summer, there’s often a live DJ in the garden.
  • Find flamingos and cranes at Pensthorpe Natural Park, where there are 700 acres of art trails and wetland walks (plus a kids’ play area).
  • The mile-long nature trail around Holkam Hall’s lake is a lovely way to while away an afternoon in the company of pink-footed geese in winter and goslings in spring



  • Two luxury glamping tents on a family farm
  • Foxley Lodge:
    • 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize + 1 kingsize with 1 double cabin bed
    • 1 bathroom with shower over bath + outdoor shower
  • Owls Nest:
    • 1 kingsize bed + chaise longue
    • Ensuite bathroom with shower over bath
  • Both have:
    • White Company towels and Norfolk Natural Living bath soak
    • Fully equipped kitchen including fridge freezer, induction hob, microwave, oven; basics provided
    • Open-plan airy living and dining area warmed by a woodburner
    • Electric heaters for the cooler months
    • Books, board games and binoculars
    • Firepit and seating on their deck
  • Seasonal meals, pizza oven and breakfast and BBQ hampers provided on request
  • Toys, cutlery and crockery provided for kids
  • Baby cot and high chair available at small charge
  • No WiFi but good 4G and phone reception)
  • Dogs welcome! (1 in Owls Nest; 2 in Foxley Lodge)
  • The owners live on site and are available by phone should you need anything
  • Walk to the village shop and pub (15-20 mins)
  • Parking in the farm yard (a short walk from the tents)
  • House rules: strictly no stag/hen parties or of a similar ilk. Strictly no music after 10pm onsite. Strictly maximum occupancy only: Foxley 6; Owl’s Nest 2. Please be aware that the tents are in the same field and respect your neighbours.
  • Booking conditions: 2/3-night minimum stay; annual closure end October – early March
  • Remember to pack: wellies, beach towels, food and wine! Everything else is provided.

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 8 weeks of stay.


They can’t precisely say as it’s in the hands of the weather… but they aim for August.

In: 4pm / Out: 10am

Yes, the first set is. Additional sets can be purchased when you stay.

In order to preserve the wildflower meadow, you can’t park alongside your tent. But the car park is only a 3-min walk away, and carts are provided for transporting your luggage.

No, but 4G is strong.

Yes, mains electricity, water and drainage. So there are power sockets and lighting throughout.

Well-behaved pets are welcome but they must be kept under control at all times on site and not allowed to roam unattended. Waste must be picked up and put in a bin. There is a charge of £25/pet.

There’s everything from breakfast hampers to BBQ kits and homemade meals by Ginger & Juice, plus there’s a pizza oven for BYO pizzas. Details of all this will be sent after you’ve booked so you can pre order.

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