Old Brick Kilns

Little Barney Lane, Barney, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0NL

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Pub on site
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

AA Heart of England Caravan Site of the Year 2017 winner.

Set on three levels, the Old Brick Kilns covers some 13 acres with 60 spacious all weather semi-hard standing pitches. We have a selection of premier pitches with full services on a part of the park called Heydon’s Meadow, which is a Club Certificated Location. This is a particularly tranquil part of the park where individual, spacious pitches are screened with beech hedging; all are provided with their own picnic table and are fully serviced with 16 amp electric, tv hook-up, drinking water and waste water disposal. The washrooms have been refurbished and offer 5* facilities including underfloor heating, hand and hair driers. Heydon’s Meadow is a two acre site offering peace and tranquility.

The Park also features a delightful wildlife pond, landscaped garden areas and natural wildflower bankings and is one of only 2 Best of British Parks in Norfolk. For nature lovers – we have our own bird hide where visiting birds can be watched in seclusion and we’re delighted that for the 2nd year running, we have nesting tawny owls in one of the 40 bird boxes around the site. We have a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for the work done on the Park and are always looking for new ideas on how we can enhance habitats further. There is a small fishing lake with carp, bream rudd and tench for guests to enjoy and many fabulous dog-walks close by.

The site has its own well-stocked shop and a recently refurbished bar and restaurant where residents can have a drink or a bite to eat on sunny evenings. Newspapers can be ordered for collection in the shop each morning, along with hot croissants and freshly cooked bread. The emphasis is on friendliness and we have many visitors who have been returning to the site for many, many years.

The Old Brick Kilns is just over 8 miles from Blakeney and the North Norfolk coast and its famous beaches and wildlife areas. It’s the perfect base to explore the main local attractions including Sandringham, Holkham and Houghton Halls, the Thursford Collection. Medieval Walsingham, Blickling Hall and Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, to name but a few. Blakeney has the largest seal colony in the UK and boat trips can be taken out to the nature reserve to see newly born pups and we are also just 10 minutes from the picturesque market town on Holt.

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Battery charging
  • Coarse fishing
  • Disabled facilities*
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pub
  • Recycling facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

* Please confirm with owner

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Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Commercial site adjacent

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Postcode:
NR21 0NL
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GPS:
Lat 52.855948 / Lon 0.968686
OS field ref:
TG004332
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Fakenham, Holt and Cromer
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Beautiful site but non existent customer service

We stayed here for 1 week in march. We had been excited about staying on a fully serviced pitch on a CL that comes highly recommended. Unfortunately we soon became rather deflated! Having driven 6 hours the welcome we received at 5.30pm was non existent. Both in need of the loo but unable to find, we waited patiently for owner Kate to end her phone call in the back office. When she did finally attend to us not one single piece of information (not even a site map) was given to us and not any niceties spoken! Fortunately we did think to ask where the shower block was and the recycling and waste. We forgot however to ask about WiFi and dog walk so we just had to work these out for ourselves. Whilst very clean and modern, we saw no evidence of warmth in the shower rooms having to shower at 14/15 degrees. It was a cold week! And the underfloor heating and heated towel rails didn't ever seem to be turned on. The water was lovely and hot luckily! The picnic table per pitch boasted in the literature was not in evidence. Luckily we didn't want to sit out! Every time we went to reception/shop there was never anybody there. Instead they were in the back office with head set firmly in place! This site is beautiful, clean, well tended but there is absolutely no customer service or friendliness shown. In hindsight with the time of year and lack of bookings the week we went, we would have chosen to stay on a fully serviced pitch in the main campsite and saved ourselves £50 for the sake of an invisible picnic table, heated 'exclsive' shower block and a dividing beech hedge. Site well located for what we wanted to see but I personally think this site is over rated because of reasons given: lack of welcome, information and promises made of things which we didn't see!

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A Hidden Gem

After a drive down a norrow twisting road (reason for entry/exit times) we found ourselves at the Old Brick Kilns after a very laid back and friendly reception our membership card was photocopied and we were on holiday, we had been allocated Primrose pitch with a lovely view and surrounded by hedges nice and private with enough room between pitches to be neighbourly but not on top of each other, gravel pitches with Fresh Water, Waste water, Electric, TV Point and picknic table. we piched the van put up the awning, had a cup of tea and headed to the showers, and WOW what great showers well full wet rooms to be honest, big walk in shower, with unlimted supply lovely hot water, Toilet, Big mirror sahving point, Hair dryer, Hand Drier and a wonderfull heated towel rack to warm the towels while you shower these are the best shower facilites i have ever used on a caravan site. The camp shop has everything you might need and not overpriced, there is a restaurant onsite which we will be trying during the week as the menu looks good. this is what caravaning should be about a spotlessly clean site with a warm welcome and peacefull Both my wife and I work in a fast paced enviroment and this site allows us to relax and charge our batteries, in a peaceful tranquily enviroment,  I can see us becoming regulars here.. 

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Charming site

We selected this site for our very first caravan trip and couldn;t have picked anywhere better.  We were greeted with a warm welcome and very friendly staff. The site is perfectly kept and clean and tidy, the shower blocks are immaculate and well maintained. Overall a great place to stay.
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we have been coming back to this wonderful site for a few years both to enjoy the peace and quiet the laughs with the fellow campers and the fun with both John and Alison just can't wait to be back there in September  The joy of the dawn chorus of the birds,the rabbits scurrying around the park what more can you want The site is in the most perfect location for the broads and the whole of the North Norfolk coast. 

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Tranquility at its very best.

Where does one really start to describe the excellence of this CL, I do not scribe reviews as I feel they can be misleading, however I break my tradition and simply but truthfully say- What an absolute delight this CL is, it promises everything and delivers it all in bucket loads. The owners are a real delight and make you feel special, the commitment to making your stay a happy one is unbelievable. I have never come across two more dedicated and hardworking people in all my life. The Site is brilliant, peaceful, pictures, exceptional individual bathroom for CL users. Spacious secluded pitches and awake every morning to the sounds and sights of Bird's singing and baby rabbits scurrying across the park. Believe me its a real delight and an absolute must for a trip to this part of Norfolk. Well done and the owner make a real difference. PS. Food in the restaurant is exceptional and again they are the perfect Hosts.
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