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Norfolk Beachside Retreat

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Excellent 5/5 

12 reviews

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Walk barefoot onto the sandy beach right outside your door..or watch the sea from the living room!

Caravan/Mobile Home / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Caravan/Mobile Home / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The perfect location - right on the beach!

Escape to the coast and relax in a unique "cool caravan", situated right on the beach with uninterrupted sea and coastal views. Inside the cosy, beach-style static caravan you will be able to unwind and de-stress, with the calming sound of the waves in the background.

Enjoy a brisk walk along miles of clean, sandy beaches or simply soak up the sun, sand and sea as you step outside your door. It is also the ideal location from which to explore the uncrowded Norfolk and Suffolk coastlines, picturesque villages and the world-famous Norfolk Broads. The Broads at Ormesby and at Filby are just 3 or 4 miles away. The seaside attractions at Great Yarmouth are only 3 miles away.

Accommodation

More like a seaside cottage, our individually-styled "cool caravan" offers all the "home from home" comforts you would expect in a self-catering holiday home.

Sleeping 4-6, the accomodation consists of:-

• Double bedroom with TV/DVD

• Twin bedroom (2ft 6" beds, can be pushed together)

• Family bathroom (access from corridor and main bedroom) small bath with shower over, and hand basin

• Separate WC and hand basin

• Fully fitted kitchen with range-style gas cooker, dishwasher, fridge with ice box (small freezer compartment), microwave, toaster, kettle etc

• Living room with corner sofas and stunning beach and sea views, dining table and pull out double bed if required; TV/Video/DVD, radio, CD player; gas fire

Outdoor grassed area alongside caravan with sea views, bench table/seats and parking for up to two cars

On site laundry

WiFi available free of charge

Sleeps 4-6

If the weather takes a turn for the worse, there are throws, blankets and cushions to curl up in, magazines and books to read, candles for romantic suppers and a selection of DVDs, music and board games. There is also outdoor furniture for al fresco dining and soaking up the sun.

Visitors comments

"your caravan is absolutely wonderful, relaxing, interesting, clean and the sea view lovely"

"the caravan is very nice, cosy, homely, lovely"

"the ideal place with the beach and sea so close, and as a base for touring the area"

"the view from your caravan is fantastic, always changing"

"we walked into your caravan and said "Wow" as it is so nice"

"we have visited Southwold and The Broads...and hope to have your caravan again next year"

Location

The caravan is located at Caister-on-Sea, approximately 4 miles north of Great Yarmouth. It is sited at Elm Beach Caravan Park, which is a small, select, 4 star site that prides itself in offering a safe, peaceful and friendly environment where you can recharge your batteries and "chill out". There are no entertainment facilities, such as pubs, shops and recreation areas at this site. However, these are available at neighbouring parks and within easy walking distance. It is also just a short walk into the centre of Caister.

Outside the caravan there is parking for up to two cars, and a grassy area for sitting out at bench table provided. As you walk outside you are literally a few steps from the sandy beach . The beach is quiet even in the height of summer. There is a cafe in Manor Road 5 minutes walk away, open all year round.

The centre of the village of Caister-on-Sea is only 5-10 minutes walk, with supermarkets for all your needs. There are also restaurants and take-aways eg Indian, Chinese and fish and chip shops. Great Yarmouth offers old fashioned seaside fun for all the family. It is possible to walk there along the beach, or take one of the regular buses from Caister.

The Norfolk Broads are 5 minutes drive away, from where you can hire a boat or canoe, or walk or cycle along footpaths and boardwalks. The location is an ideal base to explore the Norfolk and Suffolk coastlines and quaint villages. The city of Norwich, perfect for shopping, is 1/2hr away by car.

We bought the caravan on a whim, after visiting the Norfolk Broads and ending up at the coast. As we were standing on the beach it started snowing - it was magical. We thought how nice it would be to own one of the nearby caravans, overlooking the sea. And that's how we ended up buying a caravan.

Despite visiting several times over the past 5 years, we are still amazed by how much this area has to offer, and how much more there is to discover. Whether you enjoy walking, sailing, fishing (directly on the beach), cycling, wildlife, photography, painting, the thrills of a seaside town, or just watching the world go by, there is something to suit everyone, of all ages.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Caister-on-Sea
Will consider House swap
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich 20 km, Nearest railway: Great Yarmouth 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details

Duvets, pillows and extra blankets are provided but please provide your own duvet cover, pillow cases, sheets and towels. The double bed (mattress size 4ft 6inchesx 6ft 3ins long or 137cm wide x 190 cm long) requires a double sized duvet cover and the single beds (mattress size 2ft 3inches wide x 6ft long or 69cm wide x 183cm long) require single size duvet covers. Alternatively we can provide bed linen and towels for a small additional charge to cover laundry costs (see option when booking).

The price is inclusive of heating.

Wi-Fi is available on a free trial basis. We installed it two years ago and it generally works very well. There may be odd occasions when it temporarily loses signal, possibly due to weather conditions, but it sorts itself out after a short time. We ask that you use it for checking emails and browsing only NOT for streaming, skype or downloads (these use up our data allowance), as we have a fair usage policy.

We have good mobile phone coverage using O2, T Mobile, and 3. We also have a good mobile broadband signal with T-mobile - other networks may be available.

A travel cot and high chair are available on request.

There are laundry facilities on the site, ie washing machines, tumble driers, iron, for small charge payable on site

No BBQs are allowed on site (but allowed on the beach) and you need to abide by the site rules ie. no same sex groups under age 25yrs; no loud noise after 11pm or before 9am..

Sorry no smoking and no pets.

Please leave the caravan clean and tidy as you find it, otherwise we may have to charge extra for cleaning. Please let us know of any breakages and we reserve the right to charge for any damage.

Smoke detectors and CO2 monitors are fitted for your safety as well as a fire extinguisher and fire blanket.

Fans are available during hot weather and extra heaters and blankets for colder weather.

Basic items are available for you to use eg liquid soap, dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee, rice, pasta. All we as is that if you finish an item, you replace it in kind, ready for the next person to use please.

Decorated with eco friendly paints.

The East Anglia region

Area

Well, to be perfectly honest, we're not tour guides and we don't know the area that well. We bought the caravan on a whim 3 years ago, after visiting the Norfolk Broads and ending up at the coast. As we stood on the beach it started snowing - it was magical. We thought how nice it would be to own one of the nearby caravans, just a few yards away from us. And that's how we ended up buying a caravan.

Norfolk is apparently one of the driest and sunniest counties in the UK. We have enjoyed many holidays with good weather at the caravan, when it has been raining at our home in Hertfordshire!

The Norfolk Broads - waterways, boating and fishing are 3-4 miles away. You can also cycle or walk on flat land and the area is wonderful for nature lovers. Rare birds such as the bittern, crane and marsh harriers can be seen, as well as the swallow tail butterfly unique to Norfolk. Seals can also be seen, swimming in the sea, from the caravan and if you are lucky, you might spot the occasional dolphin!

There are quaint villages such as Holt, Burnham Market, and Cley next the Sea. Blakeney point has seal viewing trips. Towns on the coast worth visiting include Cromer, Southwold and Walberswick. Norwich is apparently a great place for shopaholics! For food lovers, we can recommend The Swan at Ingham, mentioned in the Michelin Guide, and there are several pubs with good food, such as The Nelson Head at Horsey and the Fisherman's Return at Winterton on Sea. You can also observe seals on the beach - from a viewing platform near Winterton /Horsey. At Horsey you can visit the windmill and it is a great place to enjoy the sunsets.

Despite visiting several times over the past couple of years, we are still amazed by how much this area has to offer, and how much more there is to discover. Whether you enjoy walking, sailing, canoeing, fishing (directly on the beach), cycling, wildlife, photography, painting, the thrills of a seaside town, or just watching the world go by, there is something to suit everyone.

Some of the highlights:-

-eating fish and chips on the beach

-seeing a bittern, marsh harriers and a swallowtail butterfly at Strumpshaw Fen, and Titchwell Marsh RSPB centres

- spotting seals and a dolphin swimming in the sea directly outside the caravan, or from the comfort of the sofa

- a thrill on the Big Dipper and Segway racing at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

- collecting "hag stones" (stones with naturally occuring holes through the middle) on the beach

- canoeing for the first time along the Broads (a good test of a relationship!)

Caister on Sea

Caister-on-Sea is a village within 5 -10 minutes walk. It has all basic amenities, shops, take-aways, restaurants.

You can fish from the beach, or go on fishing trips and also enjoy water sports. Fishermen bring in their catch and nothing is better than fresh fish straight from the beach!

Great Yarmouth is a traditional seaside town 3 miles away. It is possible to walk there along the beach - taking approximately 1 hour. There is a Pleasure Beach with night life and rides suitable for all the family, as well as night clubs, casino and places to eat out.

The Norfolk Broads - waterways, boating and fishing are 3-4 miles away. You can also cycle or walk on flat land and the area is wonderful for nature lovers. Rare birds such as the bittern, crane and marsh harriers can be seen, as well as the swallow tail butterfly unique to Norfolk. Seals can also be seen from the caravan, swimming in the sea and if you are lucky, the occasional dolphin!

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Review 1-10 of 12

19 Jul 2015

5/5

"Attention to detail and a perfect location"

Every care has been taken by the owners to ensure that this holiday home is the perfect getaway for everyone. There has been a great deal of thought put into the presentation of the rooms, using natural materials often gathered from the seashore itself and carefully arranged. It is extremely well equipped with many thoughtful touches which elevate it from good to excellent and yet it remains a cosy and homely place to stay. The location is amazing... looking directly out onto the beach and cannot be overestimated as a big plus when holidaying with children as I was. We stepped out of the door onto the beach with no need for shoes or toting heavy bags full of beach stuff. We simply walked back and forth to the van enjoying all the beach had to offer. I would recommend this highly as one of the best located and best presented holiday homes I have stayed in...and I have stayed in a lot! My granddaughter said this was the best holiday ever and I could only agree with her.

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed it. For us it is not just a holiday rental, it is also our own home from home to escape to, but with the bonus of the beach at the door and a sea view too! We would love to welcome you and your granddaughter again sometime.

28 Sep 2014

5/5

"Great location"

Fabulous location, lovely clean well equipped caravan, and the owners had left us a bottle of complimentary wine, chocs and biscuits, the caravan is well situated, just a few steps away from the beach and the site is nice and quiet, would definately recommend to anyone.

Thank you for taking the time to review our holiday home on the beach. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again some time.

3 Jul 2014

5/5

"Peaceful & relaxing"

Caravan clean & relaxing with everything provided for a good break, WiFi an added bonus. Location almost impossible to beat with views of an ever changing sea scape. Very quiet site yet near amenities if required, bliss...

Thank you for taking the time to review our place - we are so glad you enjoyed staying there and found it as relaxing as we do. Hope you will visit again sometime. Jo & Steve

3 Nov 2013

5/5

"Fabulous location, brilliant accomodation...loved it!"

The caravan is beautifully presented and well equipped. So many little extra touches that make the holiday extra special. The location is amazing and the views from the caravan are stunning. A warm, cosy home from home. Definitely a "cool caravan"! We loved it!

Thank you for taking the time to review our Norfolk Beachside Retreat - we are so glad you enjoyed staying at our "cool caravan" - and of course you would be welcome to stay any time! Jo

Review 1-10 of 12

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