There are many Christmas traditions that we love to indulge in each year, such as sipping on tasty mulled wine, meeting friends for a walk around the local Christmas market, or opening the door on the advent calendar each morning in the run-up to the big day.
The well insulated, toasty warm bespoke huts with comfy double beds and log burning stoves are sister properties, completely independent of each other, each standing in its own pretty woodland clearing. Perfect for couples. Well equipped and beautifully fitted out they make a wonderful base for exploring Norfolk at any time of year. They both have Christmas availability and Goosewing is available for New Year too.
Norfolk has a divers range of landscapes, activities and attractions to suit most tastes from the charming countryside and market towns, to the unique man made Norfolk Broads and historic sites as well as the fabulous wildlife rich coastal salt marshes and golden beaches.
Hire boats at Wroxham just over 20 miles away and set about exploring all or part of the 125 miles of beautiful navigable rivers rich with bird life and dotted with windmills.
Enjoy a great day out on the Bure Valley Steam Railway (less than 13 miles away). Hop on and off the train using the opportunity to walk or cycle on purpose built cycle and foot paths. Bicycle hire is available from Broadland Cycle Hire at Hoveton or from the Canoe Man in Wroxham and can be carried aboard the train.
Glorious Hoveton Hall Gardens with the Kitchen Garden licensed cafe/restaurant are set in a splendid 620 acre parkland estate overlooked by the fine Regency hall 22 miles away.
Planning on some Christmas shopping? Wroxham Barns craft centre is a treasure trove of original and creative souvenirs and gifts as well as providing an excellent restuarant open for breakfast, coffee and cakes, light snacks and lunches and afternoon teas. The Pantry Coffee Shop and Ice-cream Kiosk are popular too.
You will probably need a few days to take in all the delights of National Trust property Blicking Estate with its magnificent mansion, landscaped gardens and parkland in Norfolk’s Bure Meadows. From 1-10 December the estate will be full of Christmas cheer with a magical light show, mulled wine, seasonal treats and the shop packed with gifts and souvenirs.
Don’t miss a trip to the 18th century mansion Holkham Hall too. Set in beautiful grounds along the coast at Wells next the Sea there is much to explore and admire. A rolling programme of events take place throughout the year and Christmas promises to be very special. Enjoy candlelight tours of the hall, seasonal opera, craft workshops, cheeky elves and a visit from Santa.
The most wonderful time of the year is nearly upon us, and it may only be five weeks until the big day, but that hasn’t stopped us from bursting with excitement! Even though there is a little way to go until Christmas Day, it seems that the whole of the United Kingdom is starting to join in the festivities with numerous Christmas markets popping up already.
Those of you who know the Quality Unearthed brand, understand our ethos of green living and know how proud we are of our Welsh roots; therefore, any news that put Wales on the map for being a leader in sustainable living and conservation is a big tick with us!
Stargazing is an incredible way to see the beauty of the natural world and taking time to look up at a canopy of stars is something that everyone can enjoy. You can venture into a forest to find a clearing on a clear night and see some phenomenal things. With this in mind, we have decided to put together this guide to help you really make the most of nature.
When you head out on your Christmas glamping 2017 holidays, building a fire might not be an essential skill you need to have as everything is set up for you upon arrival. However, if you are planning on going for a hike, spending the day fishing, or just want to impress the kids with your survivalist skills, knowing how to build a fire is a wonderful skill to own. But, if you don’t have matches or a lighter how do you get it started?
Glamping is becoming an up and coming way of holidaying, especially here in the UK. This leisurely activity is constantly attracting new people into a different way of camping, by giving them a sense of luxury, as well as the home comforts which you wouldn’t expect to find in a standard tent when camping. Due to this market increasing year-on-year, there is no better time than now to venture into your very own glamping business.
You know we love hearing from glamping businesses here at Quality Unearthed, so we thought it would be great to put together this guide to help you start your very own glamping business should you want to start on this exciting business venture for yourselves.