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Ling's Meadow

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General

  • Eco camping and glamping in a 4 acre natural meadow
  • Rural family farm location on the Suffolk/Norfolk border
  • Small, quiet site with a friendly communal feel, luxury eco facilities

Ling's Meadow is all about a slower pace of life - whether it be lying among the tall meadow grasses listening to bird song, or stargazing around an open fire. It is also a celebration of the great outdoors, where you can lose yourself in bug hunting, den building, kite flying, alpaca trekking and campfire cooking.

We are only able to accommodate up to twenty five guests at a time so the site is naturally quite quiet and has a relaxed, friendly and communal feel. As we are small the meadow is also perfect for groups of family or friends who would like to book the whole site for a get together.

Two furnished bell tents, a cosy shepherd's hut, a gypsy caravan, a family sized living van and six camping pitches are set within a peaceful four acre natural meadow that is also visited by a barn owl, hares, deer and buzzards on a regular basis. They each have their own outdoor seating area and fire pit with tripod and hanging grill.

The light and airy 5m canvas bell tents are furnished with a double bed and two single futon beds that come with soft duvets and pillows and homemade crochet blankets. The cosy shepherd's hut and gypsy caravan have double pull out beds that acts as a sofa seat during the day. The living van has two double bunk style beds. Linen and towels are provided for seven night stays. Sets can be hired on site. For extra comfort we add cotton bunting, solar chandeliers, restored furniture and extra touches such as flowers from the farm garden. The end result is a relaxed and home-crafted feel. The tents, living van, hut and caravan are equipped with everything that you will need for your stay - from cooking equipment, cool boxes and a fire pit with grill to a selection of good books!

Each of the meadow tent pitches is set within its own cut grass circle and has enough space for a large family tent. The meadow is car free and a large area is left untouched to protect the local wildlife. Fire pits with grills available to borrow for free.

The campsite is very much off grid and has been lovingly developed with sustainability in mind. Two luxury composting toilets and a separate solar and wood heated shower are provided in purpose built wooden pods. Water is recycled using marginal plants as natural filters and waste recycling facilities are available in the camp kitchen.

Campers have access to a secure cycle shed with tool kit and local route information, bike and kit (for a small fee) washing facilities and cycles to borrow. To make it easier to travel light we also provide shared cooking and dining equipment in the communal camp kitchen. There is also the option of a pre-pitched tent with futon mattress and bedding available for exhausted cyclists and walkers ready to collapse by the campfire!


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Gypsy caravans

Jumbo tent pitches

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Stanton Road Farm, North Common, Hepworth, Diss, Norfolk, England, IP22 2PR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.3405°N 0.8913°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Stanton (Suffolk): Old Bury Road Coach Stop — 1.2 miles
Ixworth (Suffolk): Bus Stop — 3.9 miles
Thetford Bus Station — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Elmswell Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Thurston Rail Station — 7.2 miles
Harling Road Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Ferry ports
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 31.2 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 28.0 miles

Directions


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Local attractions

Ling's Meadow is within walking distance of a farm shop and local pubs serving good food. We are also a short drive or cycle ride away from Wyken Vineyards where you will find delicious local wine, a weekly farmer's market and a popular restaurant.

For campers who want to explore the beautiful Suffolk and Norfolk countryside, National Cycle Network Route 13 and Regional Route 30 run just a mile to the north of the campsite. The start of The Peddars Way walk is only 3 miles down the road and several local walking footpaths start from within a few hundred metres of the farm entrance. A thirty minute drive away is High Lodge at Thetford Forest. Here you can enjoy den building and an adventure playground or explore the forest on foot, by bicycle or by Segway.

The campsite is very centrally placed and is convenient for exploring Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Norwich. It is also only an hour's drive from the beautiful Suffolk and Norfolk coastlines, and 90 minutes by train or car from London.

Other popular local attractions include the Museum of East Anglian Life, West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Banham Zoo and Framlingham Castle.

Must see

  • Bressingham Steam and Gardens (7.6 miles)
  • Banham Zoo (9.2 miles)
  • Ickworth House, Park and Gardens (12.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (10.2 miles)
  • Ickworth House, Park and Gardens (12.9 miles)

Cycle routes

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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  • What attractions are near Ling's Meadow? Ling's Meadow is within walking distance of a farm shop and local pubs serving good food. We are also a short drive or cycle ride away from Wyken Vineyards where you will … Read more

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