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Baconsthorpe Meadows
Pitt Farm
Norfolk   (Browse area)
NR25 6LF
Tel: 07884 432412  or  01263 713395
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Open: 17/05/2021 to 31/10/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 79 Reviews
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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire On Site   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mellow mushroom 1 review from this member

 It’s a good campsite but it’s popularity means that it’s now very busy. Especially during school holidays. It’s to be expected I suppose. My advice is go out of school holidays to avoid the crowds.

Noise can be an issue but the owner does go round at night. It would be nice if there was a no noise policy after nine instead of ten. 

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: BatBooboo 1 review from this member

 We've just got back from over a week on this site. What a fantastic little site it is. Like campsites were when I was a child. No Spa pub or burger king on site here, but lovely family atmosphere and relaxing scenery. We had car issues and Emma couldn't have been more helpful in sorting us out. It did mean we were stuck on site for several days and at that point a bigger shop with longer opening hours would have been useful. But we did manage fine and I actually used all those tins I pack and then don't use! It is definitely too far to walk to any local shops etc. As the road to and from Holt is a country lane and has no pavement. I have 3 HUGE wolf alike dogs and there was plenty of room for the trailer tent and a space behind for the dogs to be staked out. She even showed us where we could walk them! Baconsthorpe Castle is only a 15 min walk from the campsite and was a good walk for the dogs down a nice safe bridle path. We went several times, well worth the walk. My children spent most of their time in the play area which is lovely chunky wooden solid swings slides etc. And well kept. I felt happy and confident that they were safe without being walked and watched everywhere (almost teenagers) and left them to it. They found a newt near the play area which I think was the highlight of their week! The toilets and showers were kept very clean, especially considering we were there for a massive storm, Emma actually came round to everyone the next morning to check on us! I wish we had used this site when the kids were smaller the showers are like a small family wash room rather than a tiny cubicle, really good for families with younger children. Will definitely return. Only downside would be at peak season you may have to queue outside for toilets or showers during busy hours. We never had to though. I almost didn't leave a review as I wanted to keep this site to myself! 

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: MezandTom 3 reviews from this member

 This is the nicest larger site we've visited. Emma is lovely and really knows what makes things work for families and the kids had a fantastic time. The play park was a serious bonus for them. There were lots of extras: Books, games, crabbing equipment, fire pits, to borrow free of charge, a hair dryer was available, and phones could be charged for free in reception. Lots of hot water free of charge too. We never had to queue for toilets or showers, which were in great condition. My only negative would be that though the important bits were cleaned often, the back of the toilets and outside of the toilet bowls weren't cleaned regularly, or the corners of the floor and other places that you can't get to with a mop. That said we'll definitely have it as our first choice of place to stay when we come back to Norfolk. 

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Stich16 1 review from this member

 Stayed here over Easter weekend in our Tent with EHU and dog. Couldn't be more positive. Very friendly, welcoming and approachable staff. Separate fields for people with / without dogs. We were positioned in the corner of one of the dog fields, great spot. Is generally a very well kept site. Has all the facilities you need, plenty of toilets, showers, washing up sinks if needed etc. There were only maybe 15 people here when we stayed and although the weather could have been better because it is only a short walk to the facilities it didn't matter that it was chucking it down!

This site is in a great spot for exploring the local area, sherringham, holt, wells next to sea and blakney point; we did all of these over the course of the weekend.

We chose this site because we wanted a quite rural site which is within a few miles of the local towns, we noticed that some people who stayed at the same time as us didn't leave the site for the duration of their stay. The site is surrounded by some lovely public footpaths and bridal ways, one of which leads to baconsthorpe castle.

If we wanted to come back to Norfolk we will be choosing this site! 

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Retired and happy 3 reviews from this member

 This is only the second time we have been camping but are loving it. The site was very quiet on our visit with only 3 other tents so obviously no waiting for any of the facilities. The shower and toilet blocks were spotless. Very helpful and friendly owner who was there mornings and early evening. Shop was open twice a day for the basics which was reasonably priced. Fire pits there to borrow. Great location for visiting Holt and the coast. Would recommend. 


Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Cazz51 11 reviews from this member

 This is the second time I've camped here within a month. I chose it because it's near Holt which I'm particularly fond of and I liked the look of the website. Emma and her family are very friendly and the facilities were always spotless.

There are four fields, a small one in a corner for D of E ers, two long fields for families and non dog people spanning across the path to the facilities, one housing a wooden play area and then a large field for all the dog lovers. You can pitch where you like, there's hedges right round the dog field and a cross of greenery planted in the centre which will provide more shelter and break the field up when matured. In this field by the path there is a dog bin, fire point and water tap.

There are adequate number of loos, a kitchen with dryer, 20p for 6 mins, washing machine, two huge freezers for blocks, a notice board with daily updated weather for 3 days, hair dryer.

There are two lots of two ladies showers, one family shower, one mens shower. The showers are unusual that they are only separated from the communal area, which has a sink, by a curtain and small area to change in with the only doors in to the shower itself.

There is a small shop for milk, etc.

Across the road a farm track walk will take you to Baconsthorpe Castle ruins which is well worth visiting.

The campsite itself is a great location as is near Holt, steam trains, Sheringham, Cromer, beaches, but feels quite remote from the coast mayhem traffic, it has a very relaxed vibe.

This particular weekend I happened to be there for the forties weekend centred around the steam train stations but the towns of Sheringham and Holt increasingly take part too so since the first time I happened to see it 6 years ago it seems to have got even bigger and better. Recommended.

I've camped at several sites in North Norfolk and looked at several more and I am so glad I gave this one a try as it would be my no. 1 choice for this area. 

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Tim Wood 11 reviews from this member

 Back to basics, but all you need.

It might be worth noting that they do seem to accept trailer tents as well as there were a couple on site.

When I say back to basic that's in no way a criticism. Lovely big camping fields. On a working farm and in a very rural setting. We loved it. Host Emma, opens reception for a couple of hours in the morning and a couple in the late afternoon. Reception includes free wi-fi and a little shop for essentials.

The showers and toilets are in porta-cabin type buildings but we're week appointed and always really clean. Showers are free and hot water always plentiful, however the showers are fairly cramped.

There are an abundance of footpaths around the area and a 15 minute walk to Baconsthorpe Castle is well worth a visit.

Fire pits and log sales are a bonus.

We will return. 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Sceptical Camper 39 reviews from this member

 This is a very nice spacious campsite with a real family atmosphere.

The well-laid-out site is level and road access is good - the entrance is an easy turn-in from the Holt to Baconsthorpe road. Reception and facilities are conveniently grouped at the further end of the entrance road.

The pitches are on several fields enclosed by attractive low hedges. Some of the fields have electric hook-up.

Cars can be parked next to tents and the pitches are very spacious with good grass in most areas.

Dogs are welcome but not in all fields. There is a dog-walking path directly opposite the site which leads to the ruins of Baconsthorpe castle - well worth a stroll.

Emma the owner lives on site and she and her family are very helpful and friendly.

There is a shop in reception which sells basic items such as milk and bread. Nearby there is an adventure playground for the children.

Campfires are permitted and firepits provided - wood and kindling are sold in reception.

The toilets and showers were kept very clean and supplies were replenished regularly. However, I think the limited number of loos and showers could lead to queuing when the site is full. Other facilities include laundry, freezer, microwave and wifi. There are plenty of water points around the site.

During my stay, there was a wide variety of tents using the site, most housing family groups. The site has a strict noise curfew and was very quiet at night during my stay.

The attractive market town of Holt is a five-minute drive and has shops and a small Budgen supermarket. There are more extensive shops in Sheringham and Cromer.

In summary, an excellent family campsite in an attractive location. 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Alexogden 2 reviews from this member

 This is the third time we have visited this campsite and its better than ever. This year’s improvements are electric hook-ups, not that we need one. There’s a laundry room with washing machine and dryer, microwave, hair dryer and freezers for ice blocks.

Emma who runs the site, and her mum and dad who are around a lot, couldn’t be more helpful and friendly. The facilities are always beautifully clean.

There is a little shop in the reception which sells essentials. Campfires are allowed and you can buy wood and kindling. There’s plenty of room to pitch and you can go where you like if you haven’t got a hook up.

Holt is about 5 minutes down the road and Sheringham and Cromer about 15 minutes away. We enjoyed crabbing in Blakeney.

All in all a little gem and ideal for a peaceful camping trip. 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: R083rt0 7 reviews from this member

 What a lovely site and in a beautiful area too. I was touring by motorcycle and stayed for 3 nights. As they state, this is a working farm and they were busy getting the harvest in, but they weren’t too busy to keep the toilets and wash facilities spotlessly clean. I liked the fact that you can choose either “dog-friendly” or “no-dogs” fields and that you can choose your own pitch. I would definitely stay here again if I was visiting this part of the country. 

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