Swallows Flight

Acorn Cottage, Goose Lane, Alby, Norfolk, NR11 7PS

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Swallow's Flight is a tranquil secluded sunny spot in the picturesque countryside of North Norfolk, just off the A140 and halfway between Cromer and Aylsham.

It is a spacious one acre flat lawned former paddock with fruit trees, daffodils and sunflowers.

Electric hook up and Wi-Fi available and well behaved Dogs are welcome.

Ideal for walkers, cyclist, tweeters, golfers and of course gastronomist. Many excellent restaurants and pubs close by. The coast is only 6 miles away.

Alby Crafts where you'll find a tea room and locally made artefacts is within walking distance.

There is a local Spar, Post Office, antique shop two pubs and a tea room, all found on Aldborough Green just 1.5 miles away.

Locally renowned Fish & Chips and a Chinese/Malaysian restaurant/take-way (which will deliver) are available in Roughton.

The nearest bus stop is just 1 mile along the lane where buses run to Cromer, Sheringham, Aylsham & Norwich City with a rail link to London and the national network.

Things to do:-

  • Cromer Pier & Pavilion Theatre is grade II listed and offers all year round entertainment.
  • Visit Norwich and its beautiful and ancient Cathedral where ghostly twilight tales and unusual spine chilling guided tours  take place after dark.
  • Hevingham Lakes offers the angler coarse and carp fishing and is located near Aylsham, Norfolk. Blickling Lake offers the angler coarse, carp and pike fishing and is also located near Aylsham.
  • Why not enjoy a day on the Norfolk Broads, self-hire or organised from Wroxham, Stalham & Hornin?
  • Bure Valley railway is a 15 inch minimum gauge heritage line which runs from Aylsham to Wroxham and is an 18 mile round trip. Cycling and walking enthusiasts could walk or cycle along the constructed footpath beside the line. Allowing all abilities to enjoy the Norfolk Countryside with several stations where you could take the train the rest of the way (Doggys welcome).
  • Visit The Blickling Estate - it is one of Norfolk's top visitor attractions and is just a short drive from our site. The estate was once the home of the Boleyn family, and now encompasses nearly 5000 acres, with an impressive Jacobean house, a garden you'll want to try to recreate at home and parkland perfect for walking. It's a full day out.
  • Holkham Hall - astounding wide open beaches where the Household Cavalry spend their annual leisure time and take their horses for a swim naturalists are again welcome in restricted areas.
  • Blakeney Point - is a national nature reserve - why not take a local boat to see the famous seals?
  • The Poppy Steam Train line runs from Sheringham to the picturesque Georgian market town of Holt.
  • The Norfolk Lavender farm is in Heacham, where you'll enjoy seeing their World famous lavender gardens, oil distillery, national lavender collection and herb garden.
  • Motorcaravans accepted subject to arrangement please check with the CL owner.
  • Whichever direction you are coming from please do not arrive before 12 noon midday without prior agreement. We will ask you to leave before 11 a.m. if we've got others arriving on the same day. This is to avoid you meeting another guest on our narrow lane.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
NR11 7PS
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GPS:
Lat 52.85106 / Lon 1.262507
OS field ref:
TG198333
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Gunton

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We’ve visited this CL several times now. Bob is very friendly as is Jim who helps out. We had windy and wet weather interspersed with some dry spells. There is no hard standing and the ground was a little soft. We visited Sheringham Park for a good long walk. Beautiful in the Autumn colours. We walked down to the beach too. We plan a trip back in Spring to see all the Rhododendron in bloom. We also visited Felbrigg. They now have the bottom floor of the building open and also the cafe and the shop. Found the little “secret” beach too. Still lots to see and do left for another visit.

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If you want a CL which is well maintained, peaceful and secure, then Swallows Flight will not disappoint. It is secluded, sheltered and well located for visiting the north Norfolk coast and the Broads. There are no stuffy rules about how to locate your caravan and the grass is cut after each departure. There is a resident warden and a security barrier for your peace of mind, but there was nothing to indicate security is a problem, in fact the opposite would be true. Signage from the main road is very helpful but it should be noted that entry lane to the CL (approx 400 yards) is very narrow and would present a problem if encountering a large vehicle coming in the opposite direction (in 9 days I only encountered 3 cars). The only negative comment I would make is with regard to dogs. The owners dog, a small friendly terrier, is allowed to roam free and enjoys visiting caravans, if given the chance, and we did experience some unfriendly encounters with the Warden’s dog, but after making a complaint it was kept on a long lead.
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arriving at site first impression was...wow, this looks beautiful. Indeed this site has all a good CL needs. Lovely setting, spacious pitches in a well tended field.....no, correct that, a lawn....and it had been mown in perfect circles. We were greeted and welcomed by Jim, the site manager, and his dogs. Pitching up was easy as ground was level and firm, …..stayed that way too even after an extreme downpour. This is a friendly and peaceful site within easy reach of coast and several small towns. Norwich was well worth the drive to the park and ride near the airport. The owner , Gay, came to chat (she had been away on holiday) and it was obvious she cared about having a site where people could relax. Highly recommend Swallows Flight......wanted to stay longer than our four days, so will return at some point.

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We fell in love with this site as soon as we set up. The grass pitches were large and open and well maintained. The site is in a lovely country location, we were greeted by an eagle/buzzard which was actually sitting on the lane as we arrived. Access to local attractions is easy. However it was the owners, Bob and Gaye who made this such a special holiday, they are so friendly and welcoming and it was like meeting old friends. We cannot wait to go back.
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From start to finish we had an absolutely lovely 4 night stay, Gay and Bob are the loveliest people you could meet, when we pulled in there was a sign welcoming us by name and then on Easter Friday when we arrived back on site after a lovely day at the beach we found an Easter basket with homemade cakes from Gay in the awning. Can’t recommend this site high enough. Will definitely be going back. Thanks again Gay and Bob Steve & Becki
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