Red House

Thurne, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3AP

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Our CL at Red House is situated by the River Thurne with views across the meadows to the picturesque Thurne Windpump and river and we’re ideally placed for exploring the Broads and wider countryside. You can walk off our site and onto a path leading up to the river where as well as all the usual boats you may see a Norfolk Wherry sailing by.

You can fish from our riverbank which is adjacent to the site (50 metres) or day boats can be hired from Potter Heigham, 3 miles and Martham, 5 miles.

We are happy to provide moorings for your boat which can be launched from the village slipway (donations), please enquire about mooring in advance.

The area around our site at is ideal for cycling with quiet roads and byways and many small villages within cycling distance.

There are many lovely walks, we are on the Weaver’s Way Long Distance Footpath and there several foot paths which follow along the river banks which is a great way to see the landscape and boats.

The Broads is an internationally recognised area for wildlife and is home to many different species of birds varying throughout the year from Bearded tits to Bitterns in the summer and Cranes and short eared owls in the winter.

There are several nature reserves close by including Hickling Broad, Horsey Mere, How Hill and Strumpshaw, all offer a great chance to see our special Broads wildlife; Swallowtail butterflies, Otter, Marsh harrier, Cranes, Bittern and Norfolk hawker dragonflies.

There are lovely sandy beaches nearby at Horsey, Winterton, and Sea Palling, Seals with their pups can be seen at Horsey in the Autumn/Winter.

Jewellery making workshops are available on site, using silver and gemstones you can learn how to make yourself a special necklace or pair of earrings. For enquires email Ann on ann.hobday@btinternet.com. Finished items also available.

Our site has electric hook-ups, drinking water on site and a Chemical emptying point. We are an adults only site and dogs are welcome.

Things to do near by:-

Attractions within 30 mins of Red House :-

  • South Walsham; Fairhaven Gardens.
  • Gt Yarmouth; Time and Tide Museum, traditional sea front and sandy beach.
  • Stalham; Museum of the Broads, good variety of small shops.
  • Neatishead; Radar Museum.
  • Hoveton; Hoveton Hall Gardens.
  • Waxham; Waxham Barns.
  • Wroxham; boat hire, shopping and Wroxham Barns.

Attractions within 50 mins of Red House :-

  • Norwich City; Park and ride, Castle Museum, Cathedral, river trips, traditional market and wide range of shops.
  • Aylsham; Blickling Hall, National Trust property.
  • Felbrigg; Felbrigg Hall, National Trust property.
  • Sheringham; North Norfolk Steam Railway, traditional market.

Facilities on site ...

  • Coarse fishing
  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: fair
  • Unfenced water

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

0.4 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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Postcode:
NR29 3AP
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GPS:
Lat 52.688413 / Lon 1.55471
OS field ref:
TG403158
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Acle

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Gem of a site

Booked before Boris released us from lockdown expecting a sudden rush of bookings! Great location next to river Thurne. Good walks from site. Little shop and pub in village. Small field, friendly, informative owner. Could do with a bit of tic around the place but generally pleasing. Will be happy to recommend and will return.
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Beautiful setting

The site is quite small but well maintained with basic facilities, for the overnight rate it is very good value. The selling point is definitely the position, adjacent to the river at Thurne and the views of windmills and boats. There are good walks direct from the site, easy access to seats to watch boats, including Norfolk wherries, go by and good access to the rest of the broads and tourist spots. We did not find noise intrusive although overnight moorings for the boats are adjacent they did not impinge on the site for us. Pub and shop selling basics close by so no complaints.
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Nice little site

Nice site with pleasant views. Limited space so more ideal for motorhomers and caravans who don't use awnings. Nice walks along river but shame that some dog owners leave dog mess everywhere. Quiet site until about 7am when people start walking their dogs on path next to site. Woken up every morning by dogs barking. One nice touch is owners of site gave you info leaflets on arrival.
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Nice Little Site

Stayed at Red House for a week August 2017, nice quiet site, friendly and helpful owners, good location right by the river, easy access except for narrow approach road for the last couple of miles but very light traffic so not a problem. Site is very tidy and level, small shop just along the road selling basic supplies, plenty of bigger shops within ten/twenty minutes drive, pub two minute walk, can't comment on the pub because we didn't use it.
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A lovely tranquil spot by the River Thurne. Friendly owner, great views of two windmills and a succession of boats sailing the Thurne. Little shop and now re-opened pub nearby. This was our first non-boat visit to the Broads (which caused some navigational issues as we only knew the routes between places by river!). A good base for either walking or car touring, we walked along the Thurne into Potter H for lunch then returned across the fields, pleasant expedition. We also visited the three unconnected broads, Rollsby, Filby and Ormesby, really beautiful places totally missed by boats cruising the Broads.

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