Botany Bay Farm CL

Buxton Road, Marsham, Norfolk, NR10 5QJ

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

This lovely new CL lies on the southern border of Marsham and Cawston Heath.
Created on Botany Bay Farm, which is listed on ordnance survey maps and possibly dates from the 18thCentury. We overlook the ancient heathlands of Cawston and Marsham, which are now a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). A peaceful and tranquil spot with direct access onto the heath.
There are miles of heathland and woodland walks right on the doorstep, where wildlife abounds. Wild ponies graze on the heath next door to the CL and their little heads often pop up by the fence to say hello! Birdwatchers will be able to enjoy spotting the many species, and if you are lucky you may see the pair of Buzzards who live in our trees, occasionally a Red Kite, and at dusk Barn owls and Tawny Owls. The heaths are managed by Norfolk Wildlife Trust, and they aim to keep the habitat as natural as possible to allow some of the rare species here to thrive. It is the home of the rare Night Jars and the Blue Studded Butterfly.
We have created 5 spacious hardstanding pitches, with ample grass in between for your own awnings and tables and chairs. We supply electric hook up, and BBQ spots. Easy access to water tap and chemical emptying point. We like to be as environmentally friendly as possible and in an effort to tread lightly on the earth we advocate the use of environmentally friendly chemicals in porta loos. If you already use organic flushes then we applaud you, but for those who currently do not then we simply ask that you arrive with your toilets discharged and then make use of the complimentary biodegradable chemical Loo flushes which we supply on site. They are just as effective as the harmful chemical additives and they are much kinder to the environment and your health.
We have an information hut, supplying useful local information and where Farm Fresh Free Range Eggs are usually available to purchase. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but please do clear up after them and ensure they do not pester other guests or go into our paddocks where our horses graze!
Our farm is ideally positioned, in North Norfolk, equidistant between Norwich and Holt, about 10 miles to each. The coast is around 20 mins drive to Cromer and 30 Mins to Blakeney, 45 mins to Wells. The Norfolk Broads are a short drive to the east (30 mins) and there are several National Trust properties within a short drive (10 mins to Blickling Hall, 20 mins to Felbrigg Hall, 45 mins to Holkham Hall, 50 mins to Houghton Hall and about 1 hr to Sandringham)
The owners live in the Farmhouse on site, and are usually available to assist with any queries. We hope that you will have a very enjoyable stay.
We look forward to welcoming you.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:30 AM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
NR10 5QJ
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Lat 52.762838 / Lon 1.208696
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TG165231
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Norwich, Holt

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A lovely introduction to CL Caravanning

Having had to cancel a trip to a different area due to Covid, we were pleased to have found a vacancy at Botany Bay Farm CL. New for 2020, west facing hard standings caught the afternoon sun, and with new electric hook up facility and delightful walks around Marsham Heath directly from the site, we had an enjoyable few days. The Heathland and forest were lovely with autumn colours lots of colourful fungi. The horses on the farm also kept us entertained! Booking was very easy via email with speedy response and payment via bank transfer so contact free on arrival.
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A lovely peaceful site, with direct access to Cawston Heath for great walks.

Very welcoming arrival at this new CL. Peaceful, and well laid out with west facing hardstandings and adjacent grass areas with picnic tables, perfect for enjoying our “sundowners” in a lovely location with direct access to Cawston Heath for wonderful walks with our dog. Ideal for a safe holiday using your own onboard facilities in these strange times. Easy to find, clearly signed, with good access for Motorhomes and Caravans alike, situated behind the equestrian facilities to the rear of the farm house, and well away from the quiet country road, so a peaceful nights sleep is assured. Fresh water tap adjacent to the pitches and a chemical disposal point near the stables. Pitching of awnings will be no problem as the grass area next to each hard standing is firm and well drained. Convenient for Blickling House (NT), Cromer and north Norfolk coast. The Bure Valley railway runs from nearby Aylsham and the Weavers Way LDP can be accessed on foot about a mile north using local paths. A technical problem with the EHU’s had occurred before we arrived (we were advised of this before arrival) and we were offered an extension lead for use if required...but we have a solar panel, so not an issue. Highly recommended.
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Great new CL for North Norfolk

We live in Norfolk and know the area so were delighted to find a new CL which gives direct access to Cawston Heath and Marsham Heath where there are miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore. The site itself is tucked away behind the farm house beyond horse paddocks, but there is a new hard surfaced access track all the way to the pitches. This is always a relief for motorhomers like us! The pitches are spacious, level and all are hardstanding but with a large grass area adjacent. There is a stile straight out from the CL to the heath. Very peaceful spot with lots of afternoon and evening sun and birdsong. Equally, well placed for easy access to Norwich, the coast and the Broads. The owner was friendly and helpful. This site will be great to use in all seasons. We will return!

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