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Visitor Reviews - Breck Farm Caravanning And Camping

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Breck Farm Caravanning And Camping
Norfolk   (Browse area)
NR25 6QL   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01263 588236

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Pitches: 200
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 193 Reviews
              8/10 from 193 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: AndyMct 2 reviews from this member

Just came back from this site and I have to say, it is very clean and well run. The toilets and showers were impeccable throughout our stay, and the owners are very friendly and helpful.

The only complaint I have is that there is not a local shop within walking distance, so we had to use the car quite a lot, as we didn't have any refrigeration for milk and vegetables etc.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lisamaf 2 reviews from this member

We stayed at Breck Farm last July.

The day we arrived was in the first week of the summer holidays, and initially we thought the campsite was great. Lots of space, tents spaced out with lots of space in between.

We found our ideal location to pitch our tent; near to the main shower block, just outside the electric hook up point area. We were close enough to walk to the main facilities if we needed.

If you wanted to you could pitch your site further away from the main toilet/ shower block but this would mean quite a walk to this block and the only toilet facilities were small shed that were not very discrete.

After the first night the campsite was soon swamped-we returned from a day out to find other tents pitched very closely to ours which was a bit of an issue especially when they were noisy.

Things we didn't like: the campsite becoming so full within just a few days and no consideration about where people pitched up.

The shower block couldn't accommodate the number of campers and due to the number of campers, really needed to have been cleaned more regularly than once every day.

Loads of people had campfires that were quite close to theirs and other peoples tents which made us both feel uncomfortable

There wasn't much thought to the layout of the site-just 1 huge open field. We would prefer trees, hedges to separate the field up.

What we did like: the closeness to Kelling Heath- where you could hire bikes from, there were washing up facilities and 2 freezers to freeze your ice packs (however I agree with other posters about the lack of hot water)

Personally I wouldn't visit there again, but if you are laid back, want to go somewhere in a large group without too many (if any) restrictions imposed upon you) then this is the place for you :)

Date of Visit: May 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Monkeysarecool 1 review from this member

The rumours are true, this site is fantastic!

Breck Farm is a working site which produces delicious pink potatoes and free-range eggs.

We reported in to the farmhouse upon arrival and were greeted in a very friendly manner by the owners and their family. While there we bought some firewood, marshmellows, eggs and potatoes.

We were told to pitch wherever we liked so we set up camp next to the cow field which was separated off with an electric fence. This posed no danger to us or the animals, but we had lots of fun feeding them grass and saying hello!

The space available to us on the first night was so liberating, you wouldn't have guessed it was the school holidays!

We had a traditional open fire, and regular car patrols kept us feeling relaxed and safe.

In the morning we awoke to a cow mooing, the gorgeous sound of birds tweeting from the forest and a rooster wake-up-call.

We had purposely pitched away from the toilet / shower blocks, so the morning shower run was quite a self-inflicted trek!

Showers cost 50p per token. I found that I needed 2, and you get them from the farmhouse which runs an honesty box system.

1 per shower sounds a little expensive, but at 14 per night for 2 of us we weren't complaining! The blocks were new and of a good general standard. There were even power points located near the mirrors so that you could plug in your hairdryer / straighteners. There weren't enough power points / sinks / mirrors, so I think this is something that could be addressed by the owners? Apart from that everything was fine. There were even indoor and outdoor pot-washing points.

When out and about, there is plenty to explore around the campsite and Norfolk itself. The nearest supermarket is Morrisons in Cromer and there are loads of little towns and villages to browse. Cromer is a lovely seaside resort and the locals are so friendly. There is also a little cafe near the campsite and plenty of local pubs. Holkham Beach is within driving distance and boasts one of the largest, most beautiful sandy beaches I've seen in my life!

On the next night we were disappointed to find that despite the pitch-where-you-like system, a couple of campers had set up camp within touching distance of our tent! There was no need for this as there was plenty of space, so I was surprised that the wardens just left them to it.

However, the night was still beautiful and we could see the entire horoscope in the sky. Shooting stars were everywhere, and we really felt as if we'd rediscovered nature.

It's easy to see why this campsite is so recommended by my family as it is cost-effective and just beautiful.

Breck Farm is a wonderful place. After 2 nights, we felt as if we'd been away for 2 weeks. This is easily the best campsite I'd ever been to, and the location is beyond perfect.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mick-n-dot 5 reviews from this member

What a great site for our 5 day family get away. Real campfires, fresh eggs and lots of walks for us and the family dogs.We took a large 4 bedroom tent as there was 5 adults, 3 children under six and 2 dogs.

We had plenty of space to also erect a 4x4 gazebo and park 2 cars.The shower block had plenty of loo's, showers and washing up sinks. We did run out of hot water on one day but the rest of the time there was plenty of it.

The owners were very nice and were open to letting us leave later so our tent could dry out after an early morning downpour. Easy walk to the steam train station where you can get a train to Holt or Sherringham.

If you have a dog and are thinking of visiting the Muckleburgh collection a 5 deposit (refundable on return of the padlock) will get you the hire of a kennel under the trees so you can walk around on a hot day without worrying about your dog, you can walk around with them if you wish. Great time.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kanga2 1 review from this member

We originally visited keen to have a campfire, however we liked a spot in the 'fire free' field backing onto the woods and nearer the facilities, so this is where we stayed for our two nights.

We liked the large barn type structure for the wash basins, showers and numerous toilets (we didn't queue once and visited during 1/2 term). Facilities were clean.

Although the site appeared busy at first glance there were lots of spaces for groups/individual units on the unmarked fields. The site was very quiet for it's size with a great mix of people and children - no groups of noisy, left to their own devices children riding roughshod around your tent (and I say this as a mother of two myself).

Great for the dog, lovely walks from the tent. Good for visiting other areas. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We thought it was great and will be coming back, two days was not long enough.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: U400jb9 11 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to Breck Farm and it is still as lovely as ever. There is so much do do in the surrounding area.

This time we took our 6 month old puppy along and I have to say having the surrounding woodland is a great place to puppy walk. The rules state dogs on leads at all times, but there were several dogs running free on the site.

There is no specific place for you to dispose of dog mess which is a shame.

We didn`t have a EHU but they seem to be quite crowded and the tents that were in between the caravans seemed a bit overshadowed.

The facilities were new last year, they have been expanded again, and painted this time too. Generally very clean and no real queues until the Saturday morning.

There was a few groups who ignored the noise curfew, two of which appeared to have been asked to leave early the next morning.

Eggs from the farmhouse were delicious.

West Runton Beach is a favourite with us, the kids spend many hours rockpooling, with some careful supervision from the puppy!

We will go again.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mmmmcupcake 3 reviews from this member

Stayed here over the half term. First time camping in years and this was a real back to basic camp site. We loved it! It has a real relaxed feel to it with fresh eggs and a friendly atmosphere. Facilities are basic but as long as you can wash and go then not sure what else you need.

The kids loved it and we are going back.

The fire's are a big bonus as it got chilly at night

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: FW96 3 reviews from this member

Well we have just returned from our fourth trip to Breck Farm - the first this year, and I'm pleased to say it is as good as ever.

The facilities block has been expanded again, with the welcome addition of some outdoor washing up sinks to supplement the indoor ones, and what looks to be extra toilets/showers, although they were cordoned off - maybe for use when the site is very busy. The welcome was as friendly as ever, and it was lovely to toast marshmallows round the campfire again.

I would have to say though, that you are very much at the mercy of the other campers, as the owners are pretty laid back. We had a most unpleasant run in last year with a large group that - in addition to being very noisy late into the night - also insisted on buzzing round the site on those annoying little mini motorbikes. I would agree with a previous reviewer who suggests that those looking for a peaceful site may be best off avoiding this site at very busy times, but for a relaxing weekend in June it is most definitely worth a visit.

Date of Visit: May 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Derang 5 reviews from this member

We have just returned from Breck Farm and can only advise that this is not the site to visit on Bank Holidays.

The first day of our stay was fine with plenty of room to pitch and the shower/toilet facilities kept very clean.

Regrettably there would appear to be no maximum quantity of tents / caravan this site will allow and consequently fields kept being opened with more & more people arriving. This drastically altered the whole feel of the site & totally overstretched the facilities until there were long queues for the showers which eventually ceased to work at all & also a loss of hot water for the washing up area.

Additionally frustrating was that even though it was known that the showers were not working no notice was put up so numerous people were still putting there 50p tokens in and losing their money.

Another annoyance was that camp fires were allowed in certain fields which I can understand is very appealing but for those without the fires who are in the direct line of the smoke it can be very frustrating.

We have been camping for many years and this has been our worse experience yet which was due totally to the site not restricting its numbers to suit the facilities available.

Date of Visit: May 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Vbailey 3 reviews from this member

Our second trip to Breck Farm. We arrived on the Sunday before the Bank holiday and it was very busy however we still managed to find a fabulous area to pitch on the edge the bottom field next to the woods.

Our main reason for visiting here is the ability to have a camp fire. On arrival we were told to pitch wherever we wanted, which we think is lovely. Despite being busy the campsite was very quiet after dark, us being the last to bed at about 11pm I think!

The toilets / showers are a bit of a trek from the bottom field and there were queues on the Monday morning. The hot water appeared to have run out by 11am which was a little disappointing. This was only on the Monday when they were very busy and lots of people were leaving early.

There are 3 freezers for ice blocks and an information board, where the owners display the local weather daily as well as local walks, pubs, beaches etc. The farm sells Wood, Eggs, Potatoes, marshmallows and books!

The owners are lovely, very friendly, helpful and always available. There were even some of the farmers children coming around every morning collecting rubbish! Every evening someone would drive around in his van checking all was Ok and stopping for a chat!

The local area is brilliant, There are some lovely walks and cycle rides. It about a mile to the village and to the railway station for the North Norfolk Steam train. Half and hour through the woods to Kelling Heath Holiday park. (we told they have entertainment & a pool!)

Cromer & Sheringham are both lovely seaside towns, West Runton has a great beach for rock pools.

All in all we love this site, however the facilities are basic. EHU is available but not where you can have a fire.

We cant wait to return. (But not on a bank holiday again!)

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