Deodara

Mill Farm, Mill Road, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9QS

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  • Adults
  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Deodara is in the quaint Norfolk village of Burgh Castle just outside Great Yarmouth and a mere 25 minutes from the metropolis Norwich. Great Yarmouth seafront is just 4 miles away and a 15 minute walk will get you to a dog friendly pub beside The Norfolk Broads enroute along the Angles Way long-distance footpath.

There is pretty much one road that circles the village so were you to leave Deodara and turn either way then after about 3 miles you would (or should ) end up back at the site. On your way you would encounter the historical centrepiece of Burgh Castle namely The Roman Ruins. These are the ruins of a Roman fort built on a bank overlooking the river Waveney and Breydon Water part of the famous Norfolk Broads. Here you will be treated to glorious views as far as Acle, Reedham and Beccles, over the Halvergate Marshes Conservation Area. These places and more are linked by a riverside footpath taking you to Fritton or to Great Yarmouth.

Deodara is about 2 acres in size and lies adjacent to a beautiful 11 acre strip of fen, and is one of two CL's at Mill Farm. The other being Willoways. Entrances to each off Mill Road are 120 yards apart, Deodara being just south of Willoways with access controlled via a combination padlock the number to which you’ll be given. Children are not permitted at Deodara, but are welcome at Willoways. Both have electric hook-ups, all with 16 amps capacity, integral RCD safety cut-out and pre-pay card meters. You'll always find a couple o' quid on the electric meter so please make a note of how much there is, and that will be your starting point. £5 cards can be bought at the farmhouse. Whatever electric credit you've bought and haven't used will be refunded before you leave. Most people use less than £1 per day.

Wildlife and nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the glorious wild life habitat of the Deodara lagoon, Willoways Water and surrounding fenland. Bird watching and photography are welcomed and any interesting photos would be gratefully received for inclusion in our website. In recent years CC visitors have reported many sightings of Kingfishers, Heron and Muntjac Deer along with an occasional Otter sighting!  Fishing is welcomed at no charge.

Your canine family members are very welcome and are invited to explore the dog walk trail where they will find a wonderful assortment of scents from Foxes, Deer, Bunnies and the like.

Fees

Pitch………….................£9-00 per night per caravan or motorhome (upto 2 adults and 25 dogs)

Electric Hook-Up...........Payable by Card Meter. £5 cards available. (Please note float on the meter when you arrive)

Extra adults..............................Ask on enquiry

Extra Car…………………..……Ask on enquiry

Fishing......................................No charge

Dogs, cats, llamas……..........…No charge

Summer Breeze………..............No charge

Bank Holiday Thunderstorm......No charge

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Coarse fishing
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Unfenced water
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Working farm

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2 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
NR31 9QS
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GPS:
Lat 52.57516 / Lon 1.66882
OS field ref:
TG488039
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Great Yarmouth
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Wonderful rural site

2 CLs on Mill Farm are Deodara (1073) and Willoways (1075). You will receive a warm welcome from Damon and Danielle. Both are locked gate sites. Willoways is a spacious dog and child friendly site, it has a basic toilet, clean with plenty of loo roll! Access to the lakes (fishing) is via a locked gate. Deodara, Adult only, is the more spacious. Access to the lakes and both sites enjoy walks around them. It is part sloping, slight traffic noise from the lane (Willoways is quieter). Access onto and out of Deodara is a tight turn but manageable with care with a long outfit. Extensive recycling on both sites, lots of wildlife (if you have a wildlife camara trap just ask to use it and be advised where best to site it). Metered electric (work on £1 - £1.50 per day) but currently only £9 a night. No wi-Fi since the provider went bust! Only downside, on some Sunday mornings there is a clay shoot nearby, finished by lunchtime. Enjoyed our stay and will certainly return.
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Stayed here for 14 nights and it is very basic no toilet or shower but most vans have these. Space enough to spread out to your heart's content. Small lake on site which is free to fish. Electric 16amp hook up pay as you use we spent about 60p a day. If you want peace and quiet and don't mind a bit of basic old style caravaning this is the site for you.
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peaceful and tranquil site with plenty of room and good to see recycling made a priority. Dog enjoyed the walks around the site and husband the fishing. Situated near to lots of places to visit. Would have liked a toilet on site and shower facilities would have been a bonus. However the price reflects this. Rather unsure about the small memorial on the ground in the same field with the little windmills on the conifer tree. Worth a stay if you are in the area. .

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Firstly had good contact with Tim to book, secondly good directions but we do know the area. We had a good journey so arrived in site with the number to the gate and sited our caravan by the pond, bit of a dip but ok. Our friends were to the right of us looking up towards the road which you can't really hear. We checked the electric and had £5 and our friends just under £2 so when Tim's son in law came we both topped up another £10 each. He gave us a map of the area then came back with bus time tables, thank you. This was the good part but nothing to do with the site owners. We arrived on the Thursday but on the Saturday in Yarmouth it drizzled all day, Sunday just as bad. Sunday evening, all through Monday until Tuesday it was horrendous with very high winds and lashing down with rain so we had to take down the awning because the wind was so strong it was pulling out the pegs. We've been coming to Yarmouth for 50 years and never had this sort of weather before. Of course as we stayed in our van and because it really was freezing cold we had the heating and TV on a lot hence quite high usage of electric which we do not mind as Tim only charges you what it costs him so no extortionate cost at the end of the week. We will come again there is no doubt as we do love the area and this site is so peaceful and Tim and family so friendly. Just one more thing. After all the rain we had it was always hard under foot, no mud or tyre marks due to wet conditions. Thats because about 8" under the grass it is gravel so drains very well.
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Lovely, lovely site. Fab, friendly owners. Excellent directions from them which meant avoiding a narrow section which Google maps would have sent us through. Also a good idea to approach so you turn in left off the lane as it could be a bit tight if turning right. Really enjoyed our 4 nights here and used £1.20 in electric!!
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