Thursford Castle Cabin, Norfolk

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Luxe-y, romantic cabin in a peaceful meadow, 10 miles from Holkham Beach

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Parking

WiFi

Space & setting.

*Brand new*

Secluded in its own meadow, this beautiful cabin near Norfolk’s north coast is a real treat for couples who crave a back-to-nature escape without compromising on luxury. Gorgeous Scandi-chic interiors, soft Egyptian cotton bedding, a rainfall shower and Natural Living toiletries with English garden-inspired scents give it a hotel-style class; but it’s the tranquil surroundings that make it extra special. A large bedside window gives pillow views of sunlight dancing through leaves; a dining table under the trees invites long, lazy breakfasts (also lovely for candlelit dinners). If the weather turns, snuggle up in the warm glow of the woodburner and watch the rain through the huge panels of glass.

With the meadow all to yourself, it’s easy to hide away in your own little world if you want to. But a short drive or cycle (hire ebikes for your stay) will take you to foodie pubs, nature reserves where migratory birds swoop overhead, and sandy beaches including Holkham, the cinematic star of this coastline. Explore as much or as little as you like — this place moves you at a slower pace; embrace it.

Getting here: you’ll need to drive

“We purchased this derelict site — once a workhouse and grounds — in 2013. After building a contemporary family home attached to the original chapel, where we now live, we created a beautiful walled garden to house our first cabin , then did the groundworks for this one in an adjacent private field. It took months of research to find a cabin that met our brief for exceptional build quality and unique contemporary design, so we are really happy with it.” Owners, Mark and Sally

My Kip favourites

They love
“The Scandinavian simplicity of the interior, and the huge windows that allow you to feel cosseted in comfort whilst immersed in nature.”

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We love
The beautiful bespoke shelving unit, which cleverly divides the sleeping and dining areas.

You may not love
You’ll need a car to get here but can hire ebikes to explore. It’s  couple of miles to the nearest shop/pub. Sorry, no dogs.

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Sustainability.

Water is from their own borehole.

Surrounds.

  • Holkham © Holkham.co.uk
  • Holkham Beach is the sandy, cinematic star of the North Norfolk coastline; you can hire ebikes to reach it along beautiful quiet country lanes. Trendy Wells-next-the-Sea is also bikeable.
  • Fresh-from-the-boats fish and chips at The Carpenters Arms at Wighton or The Stiffkey Red Lion at Stiffkey are a must, or book ahead at Morston Hall Michelin-starred restaurant, if you’re coming here to celebrate.
  • The boutique shops in 17thC Burnham Market are great for browsing: beautiful fashion (including an incredible hat shop), handmade homewares and local art.
  • This corner of the world has plenty of grand estates to explore, including Holkham Estate with its own walled garden, and regular gigs by big names, Sandringham House and Blickling Hall.
  • The area is also famed for its nature reserves, migratory birds and and England’s largest seal colony on Blakeney Point – there are walks a’plenty, and skippered boat trips.

Specifics.

  • Romantic cabin in a private meadow
  • Open-plan layout warmed by a woodburner and underfloor heating
  • Sleeping and dining area divided by bespoke shelving system
  • Kingsize bed with Egyptian cotton
  • Ensuite bathroom with rainfall shower
  • Well-equipped kitchen (gas hob) with basic supplies
  • Dining table for 2
  • Ceiling fan for summer
  • Good WiFi
  • Bluetooth speaker, cards, books and maps
  • Alfresco seating and firepit with grill
  • Ebike hire
  • Cycle/drive to a farm shop (2.4 miles), gastro pubs (3-10 miles), supermarkets (4.6 miles) and beaches (10 miles)
  • Come with friends — there’s another Kip Hideaway on site
  • The owners live on-site, there if you need them
  • Sorry, no dogs
  • Booking conditions: min 2 nights
  • Remember to pack: beach towels

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