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Garden Caravan Site
Barmer Hall Farm
Kings Lynn
Norfolk   (Browse area)
PE31 8SR
Tel: 07788438968  or  01485578221
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Pitches: 30
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 43 Reviews
                8/10 from 43 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <10 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <10 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  Dog Walk 

Reviews:  43 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Gone on holiday 25 reviews from this member

First time visit to this site, easy to get to (once you put the correct post code in sat nav!) my fault, signposted off main road then up track, think the signage at the top of track could be a little better as it pointed to the left, saying camping site (think it should say Garden Caravan & Camping site) as this road carries straight on & not sure if there is anywhere to turn around. Anyway, while hubby was looking to see where we needed to be owner came along on his tractor & pointed us in the right direction. He said he would call round later for the money or cheque, no cards taken which wasn't a problem. Once you get into the site it is really nice & set out in bays. We chose our pitch which was grass & room for car caravan & awning. There is a wall around the site which came in very handy when we had strong winds a couple of days, it sheltered you from the wind, all you heard was the trees from the wood at the back of the site rustling in the wind. The site has 30 pitches but at any one time there was only 11 units on a mix of caravans, tents, trailer tents, & motorhomes, and was very quiet being just adults on. There was a TV aerial point on the wall but we could not get the TV to work with this, the second day there we re-tuned to TV & got a few good stations using our own aerial. The toilet block was kept very clean, 2 large showers each for men/women, toilets & sinks. Not ultra modern but very clean & tidy. There is a washing up area at the end of the toilet block, a dog walk through a door in the wall takes you into the woods at the back of the site. A lot of people on the site had been before & seemed to know one another & came regular. We travelled around using our car which wasn't a problem. We visited Sandringham, not the house but the church & grounds. Hunstanton, really liked the walk on the beach to Old Hunstanton, then back along the cliffs doing the Wolf Trail. We had lunch in the Mariner Pub at Old Hunstanton & when the weather is good you can sit outside, the views from there is of the beach & sea. We went to Felbrigg Hall NT house & garden, then to Cromer for fish & chips before going back to site. We called into West Runton on way home as there is a good caravan accessory shop which came in handy as we lost a towing mirror on the A1 on way to Norfolk & was lucky they had just what we needed. Another day we called into Burnham Market, a lovely little market town before going to Wells on the Sea. We had lunch in the Edinburgh Inn there which was very good, then walked on the coastal path to Holkham Beach & back. Another day we went to Kings Lynn around the old town. There is a Tesco shop in Fakenham for stocking up food etc. All in all we enjoyed our visit & can recommend the garden caravan site.

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Meoldcocker 6 reviews from this member

Our third visit to this lovely caravan site. We stayed for 19 days. Would have stayed longer but had to return home with my car on a breakdown truck and the caravan towed behind the truck. Until then we had a great time as always on this idyllic site. Good clean facilities and excellent dog walks direct from the site. Nigel the owner and other campers really friendly and helpful. Excellent seafood in Brancaster Staithes and great walks to and on Burnham Ovary Staithes beach plus Brancaster beach. We are returning later this year. Recommended.

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lavendergirl 4 reviews from this member

Our first and definitely not our last visit. Lovely, well cared for site, interesting red brick walls around the site wiith climbing shrubs and bushes with an easygoing feel. Spacious grass pitches (some sloping, some level) and flexibility on choice. Toilet block clean with large shower cubicles - only 2 showers so may have a wait if site is 100% occupied? Helpful and relaxed owner/manager. Small ‘honesty’ store - great to be able to buy ice creams on v v hot days. The walks directly from the site were varied and fabulous. A great bonus for us is a pub (The Lynn Arms, Syderstone) within 30mins cross country walking distance - couldn’t rate it more highly as food freshly cooked, delightful outside and inside space and really friendly staff (fantastic range of ales and gin!?) and dogs welcome inside or out. Easy access from site to coast and pretty scenery. Very highly recommended!

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Georg Johannes 28 reviews from this member

Peaceful site within walls of old Hall garden and tennis court. Well organized but not conspicuously so. Owners around nearby but not on site bothering visitors too much! Woodland dog walk just behind site with access from the site. Excellent facilities. Hidden away. Dogs welcome. Highly recommended.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Georg Johannes 28 reviews from this member

Very enjoyable stay again in this old walled garden. Pleasant surroundings and a site where dogs are not just allowed, but welcomed, which makes such a difference, with a great little woodland walk right behind the wall. Very peaceful, although nearly full this time. Does allow children but there are no facilities for them so hardly ever see any! Sounds awful, I know, but I've done all that and now just want peace and quiet!

As a solo traveller I feel very safe here, which is so important. Will be returning soon.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Stevie74 2 reviews from this member

This place is simply stunning, beautiful. Seriously well maintained. Its like four areas in one, caravans, tents, etc, dog friendly, has a great honesty shed, cans of drinks, ice cream, a fridge and freezer to use.

Owners are very friendly, they leave you to it, plenty of bins, nice washing up area, free showers, and all contained in a high walled garden, lovely plants and bushes everywhere, they look great.

If you want to camp /caravan in peaceful surroundings, this is the place to come it really is gorgeous and really cheap too.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Meoldcocker 6 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to The Garden Caravan Site and once again we had a great time. We booked for 2 weeks but then extended it to 3 weeks.

We had good weather except for the final night when we had a bad thunder storm and heavy rain. We love this site as it is well laid out and has a great dog walk. There were several very interesting people on site at the time including on chap from Australia who was tracing his 'roots' back to a local village. A relative had been sent to 'the colonies' in the early 1800's for stealing from a shop! There were also a few girls staying on site for a few weeks from Poland, Hungary etc.

A very relaxing caravan site, Nigel, the owner is very laid back. Good facilities and reasonable prices. Recommended. We shall return.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Georg Johannes 28 reviews from this member

Beautiful, quiet, secluded site separated into a few, ‘rooms’, by well-kept hedges. Almost all pitches are level and are on grass with well-maintained hard-standing driveways throughout this small site.

Walls from old walled garden still surround the site, many supporting climbing roses. Numerous small trees and climbers within the site. Site surrounded by large trees forming part of a small wood within which there is a pleasant, short dog walk.

Pitch up when you arrive by choosing your own pitch. Great idea allowing people the choice. TV provided to pitches but be aware, you need your own aerial which needs to be a long one! My 3 foot one wasn’t long enough to reach from the pitch TV aerial point to my van! Nigel kindly loaned me one.

Numerous wonderful attractions nearby – Thursford Collection, Holkham, Blickling and Felbrigg Halls all recommended. Beautiful gardens, lakes and woodland. The coast is also within easy distance.

Many events held at Holkham, (indoor concerts, triathlon, cycling, outdoor theatre, cinema and concerts), as well as the deer park, huge area of woodlands and grounds and boat trips on the lake. Also at Blickling, (Proms. And outdoor cinema, etc. )

Pretty Corner Woods are also nearby. Tea Rooms highly recommended!

Sheringham Park – lovely walks and beautiful scenery.

Also Hillside Animal Sanctuary, West Runton, near Sheringham well worth a visit. Doing fantastic work.

Sheringham market, on Wednesdays in high season, and Sheringham charity shops all worth a visit.

Will be returning to The Garden Site as soon as possible.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Meoldcocker 6 reviews from this member

The Garden Caravan Site was recommended to us by someone who lives in Fakenham. They were absolutely right. Nigel the owner is very laid back and friendly. The site is enclosed by a high wall which originally surrounded the old vegetable garden. It's really beautiful, relaxing and tranquil. The pitches are large and mainly level, with just the odd sloping one. Thirty pitches with hook ups and TV points

The toilets are large and kept clean as are the showers. Two toilets and two showers for the men. The floors are kept clean and there is a mop and bucket with clean (bleach?) water at all times. Myself and others did their bit with the mop too!

The sinks were cleanish but could have done with scrubbing around the taps - not a criticism, just a comment.

Through a door in the garden wall is a wonderful area of woodland for dog walking. As the owner of two dogs I found this to be excellent. Plenty of water taps and waste bins around the site. The areas for grey water disposal are adequate as is the 'Elsan' point.

Th site is great for visiting all the North Norfolk coastal areas and is quiet as it is well off a busy B road. There is some RAF fighter training noise but I found that interesting rather than irritating.

Plenty of dog friendly pubs on the coast eg The Jolly Sailor at Brancaster Staithes and The Ship at Brancaster plus many others. Letzers Crab Hut on the Staithe is famous for their Crab baguettes. Loads to do and excellent walking in the area. Brancaster beach is huge and even when busy is not crowded. My favourite is Burnham Overy Staithes beach, it's a one and a half mile walk but well worth it. Beautiful dunes, huge and empty.

Finally I would say that the Garden Caravan Site is first class and we shall return. The photos on the web site do not do it justice.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Vandino 2 reviews from this member

I popped in on spec. To find just a few empty pitches. The site was immaculately kept and as said, like a walled garden. 30 camper van pitches, plenty with electric hook up; and a separate tent section. The little office was open but unattended so I called Nigel on the phone number left on a board outside. He answered immediately and told me to just pick a non reserved pitch and he'd catch up either later or in the morning. If I was leaving early, he said I should put the fee in the honesty box. He was certainly a very pleasant guy and most trusting.

The office had a couple of fridges for 'our' use and lots of brochures and leaflets of various attractions. Also, produce was available with the honesty box coming into play again.

The toilets, showers and wash up area were really clean and the surrounding dog walks and woods are great. This really is a very nice site.

I never met the owner but I would like to thank him for his great attitude in this day and age.

This is my opinion of course. Had there been a pub on site, it would have been a 10 out of 10 :D My 7 for location was only due to my kitesurfing in Hunstanton which was nearly 20 minutes away.

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