THE LAKES - Luxury Glamping East Anglia

This area was once a working gravel pit, all work stopped here in 2015. Since then we have restored the area to nature and created a beautiful wildlife haven with seventy-five acres of lakes, woodland walks and wildflower meadows.

Four traditional style shepherd's huts and two yurts can sleep up 18 adults and 22 with children. Each unit has private facilities and two have their own kitchens. Sleeping accommodation is centred around the Nest - our communal safari tent set on elevated decking overlooking the main 8 acre lake with a definite wow factor!

The Lakes is great for couples or families wanting to get away from it all but can also be rented exclusively as a fantastic place for groups of friends and family to celebrate a special occasion, to relax and have fun in incredible surroundings. All accommodation is spaced out to give you plenty of room to relax and unwind.

Offering a diverse natural environment, luxurious accommodation and a great choice of activities, The Lakes makes an unbeatable destination for a Glamping getaway.

Things to do

Whether you are coming to simply relax, finish that book you’ve had on the go for weeks, thrash your partner at backgammon or something altogether more active we have space for everyone at The Lakes. Kids will love building dens in the nearby trees, lighting campfires and wild swimming in the picturesque waterways. There’s plenty of space for children of all ages to run wild and have fun, making this the perfect destination for your next family adventure.

We have three jetties dotted along the lakeside; perfect for going wild swimming, setting sail on our small Topper, or trying out one of our paddle boards or kayaks. Alternatively, you may prefer to stick to solid ground and with 750 acres of wildflower meadows, lakes and woodlands to explore not counting the rest of the farm you will not be disappointed. After a day spent getting close to nature, relax with a drink outside your hut or jump into the communal wood-fired hot tub for a well-earned soak.

We have created a nature reserve you are free to explore, grazed by Welsh mountain ponies. It follows the river and you may even spot a kingfisher flitting along the banks. We have numerous waterfowl - our current residents include several swans, flocks of graylag and Canada geese, waders and oyster catchers. As well as waterfowl we have owls, skylarks, warblers and other songbirds.

Accomodation

The variety of luxury accommodation at The Lakes means it is very flexible with lots of different options. There are: 2 huts with their own kitchen shelters (mallard and Teal), One hut with use of the communal kitchen (Pheasant) and family ‘bunky hut’ (Barn Owl). There are also two yurts (Kingfisher and skylark) and extra Bell Tents. Additionally, we have a communal kitchen, dining and socialising safari tent (The Nest) and an outdoor Kitchen too.

See below for more information on our fantastic array of accommodations.

Changes due to COVID-19 restrictions

To adhere to the government’s new, restriction easing ‘roadmap’ we will making the following changes to The Lakes site:

12th April - 17th May (Step 2)

Mallard and Teal huts will be let for single household occupancy only. Guests in these huts will not have access to The Nest so instead there will be an added gas fridge in Mallard and Teal’s kitchen areas.

Skylark yurt or Barn Owl hut will be let for single household occupancy only. Guests in these will have use of The Nest.

The large outdoor kitchen and pizza oven will be allocated on a rota basis.

Use of the hot tub will be restricted to one household per day. This must be booked in advance at £30 a day.

Pheasant hut and Kingfisher yurt will be closed to keep people on site to a minimum.

17th May - 21st June (Step 3)

All four huts and two yurts will be open. Everyone will have shared use of The Nest. Use of the hot tub will be restricted to one household per day. This must be booked in advance at £30 a day.

21st June onwards (Step 4)

Normal service resumes. Everyone will have access to everything!

Mallard and Teal Shepherd's Huts

These shepherd’s huts each sleep two in a comfortable double bed and have pellet burning stoves inside to ward off the evening chill. They are set 30m apart and both have a private shower and flushing loo next to the hut.

Each hut has its own kitchen shelter with cooking facilities including sink, gas stove and Kadai fire pit making them ideal if you want to completely isolate from everybody else on site.

Alternatively, if you are coming as a larger group you can share the outdoor kitchen and communal facilities in the Nest.

The huts are kitted out with all glasses, crockery, utensils and pans you need to cook up simple camping fare.

What we provide
  • 1 double bed hut
  • 1 kitchen shelter with sink and gas hob
  • Private flushing loo & shower set beside the main hut
  • All bedding and linen(no towels included)
  • Crockery, cutlery, glassware, pans, utensils kettle & cafetiere
  • Washing up liquid and tea towels
  • Disinfectant cleaner and cloths
  • Cool boxes & ice blocks provided
  • Fire pit bbq for cooking on plus first load of wood
  • Environmentally friendly hand wash, body wash, shampoo and conditioner
  • Loo roll
  • Rechargeable torch
  • Small first aid kit
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Use of the communal Safari Tent (The Nest) with kitchen, dining, seating area, elevated deck. The nest also has fridge freezers
  • Use of the covered outdoor kitchen area, with fire pits, pizza oven and gas plancha
  • Use of the Sailing dinghy, kayaks & paddle boards
  • Use of the communal wood-fired hot tub

Extra things you can purchase on site:

  • Further supplies of wood at £5 a bag
  • ‘Glamper Hampers’ for breakfast, lunch or supper and even for late night snacks whilst sitting round the campfire
  • Hire of a wood fired hot tub for your private use; included if site is booked for exclusive use
What we suggest you bring
  • Towels for bathing and swimming
  • Warm clothes, waterproofs and wellies
  • Wet suits and water shoes for swimming
  • Insect repellent
  • Food and drink for your stay
  • Charcoal, if you prefer to cook over this than wood

Pheasant Shepherd's Hut

A cosy traditional style hut, sleeping two in a double bed. This hut lies nestled against a group of trees overlooking the largest lake. It has its own private loo and shower about 20m away. There's a small camping stove, cool box and firepit for essentials such as late-night hot chocolate and toasting s'mores. Everything else you need to rustle up a delicious meal can be found in one of the kitchen areas in the Nest

Pheasant hut lies to one side of the site and if booked in conjunction with Barn Owl hut and Kingfisher yurt would make a good area for a larger group.

What we provide
  • 1 double bed hut
  • 1 kitchen shelter with sink and gas hob
  • Private flushing loo & shower set beside the main hut
  • All bedding and linen(no towels included)
  • Crockery, cutlery, glassware, pans, utensils kettle & cafetiere
  • Washing up liquid and tea towels
  • Disinfectant cleaner and cloths
  • Cool boxes & ice blocks provided
  • Fire pit bbq for cooking on plus first load of wood
  • Environmentally friendly hand wash, body wash, shampoo and conditioner
  • Loo roll
  • Rechargeable torch
  • Small first aid kit
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Use of the communal Safari Tent (The Nest) with kitchen, dining, seating area, elevated deck. The nest also has fridge freezers
  • Use of the covered outdoor kitchen area, with fire pits, pizza oven and gas plancha
  • Use of the Sailing dinghy, kayaks & paddle boards
  • Use of the communal wood-fired hot tub

Extra things you can purchase on site:

  • Further supplies of wood at £5 a bag
  • ‘Glamper Hampers’ for breakfast, lunch or supper and even for late night snacks whilst sitting round the campfire
  • Hire of a wood fired hot tub for your private use; included if site is booked for exclusive use
What we suggest you bring
  • Towels for bathing and swimming
  • Warm clothes, waterproofs and wellies
  • Wet suits and water shoes for swimming
  • Insect repellent
  • Food and drink for your stay
  • Charcoal, if you prefer to cook over this than wood

Barn Owl Shepherd's Hut ("Bunky")

This hut sleeps four in one double and two single bunks. It is situated at one end of our site, in a little clearing of its own with stunning views of the lake. It has private use of one half of Aquarius, our shower and loo hut on wheels, that lies a short distance away. Like all our huts there's a pellet burning stove, deck chairs and picnic bench outside along with a fire pit. Cooking facilities are in the Nest but we provide a small camping gas stove and cool box for an early morning cup of tea.

What we provide
  • 1 double bed hut
  • 1 kitchen shelter with sink and gas hob
  • Private flushing loo & shower set beside the main hut
  • All bedding and linen(no towels included)
  • Crockery, cutlery, glassware, pans, utensils kettle & cafetiere
  • Washing up liquid and tea towels
  • Disinfectant cleaner and cloths
  • Cool boxes & ice blocks provided
  • Fire pit bbq for cooking on plus first load of wood
  • Environmentally friendly hand wash, body wash, shampoo and conditioner
  • Loo roll
  • Rechargeable torch
  • Small first aid kit
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Use of the communal Safari Tent (The Nest) with kitchen, dining, seating area, elevated deck. The nest also has fridge freezers
  • Use of the covered outdoor kitchen area, with fire pits, pizza oven and gas plancha
  • Use of the Sailing dinghy, kayaks & paddle boards
  • Use of the communal wood-fired hot tub

Extra things you can purchase on site:

  • Further supplies of wood at £5 a bag
  • ‘Glamper Hampers’ for breakfast, lunch or supper and even for late night snacks whilst sitting round the campfire
  • Hire of a wood fired hot tub for your private use; included if site is booked for exclusive use
What we suggest you bring
  • Towels for bathing and swimming
  • Warm clothes, waterproofs and wellies
  • Wet suits and water shoes for swimming
  • Insect repellent
  • Food and drink for your stay
  • Charcoal, if you prefer to cook over this than wood

Kingfisher and Skylark Yurts

Kingfisher and Skylark are two yurts, set up on decking and able to accommodate up to 4 adults or a family of 6. One double bed and four full size “Disc-O-Bed” camp beds, which can be arranged into bunks for children.

Both yurts have their own private loo and shower (Kingfisher uses Aquarius) plus a cosy pellet burning stove to keep off any evening chill. They use the cooking facilities in the Nest and communal kitchen, but each have their own fire pit, gas stove, cool box and outdoor seating.

Skylark is situated between Teal and the Nest; Kingfisher sits slightly apart on one side of the site.

What we provide
  • 1 double bed hut
  • 1 kitchen shelter with sink and gas hob
  • Private flushing loo & shower set beside the main hut
  • All bedding and linen(no towels included)
  • Crockery, cutlery, glassware, pans, utensils kettle & cafetiere
  • Washing up liquid and tea towels
  • Disinfectant cleaner and cloths
  • Cool boxes & ice blocks provided
  • Fire pit bbq for cooking on plus first load of wood
  • Environmentally friendly hand wash, body wash, shampoo and conditioner
  • Loo roll
  • Rechargeable torch
  • Small first aid kit
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Use of the communal Safari Tent (The Nest) with kitchen, dining, seating area, elevated deck. The nest also has fridge freezers
  • Use of the covered outdoor kitchen area, with fire pits, pizza oven and gas plancha
  • Use of the Sailing dinghy, kayaks & paddle boards
  • Use of the communal wood-fired hot tub

Extra things you can purchase on site:

  • Further supplies of wood at £5 a bag
  • ‘Glamper Hampers’ for breakfast, lunch or supper and even for late night snacks whilst sitting round the campfire
  • Hire of a wood fired hot tub for your private use; included if site is booked for exclusive use
What we suggest you bring
  • Towels for bathing and swimming
  • Warm clothes, waterproofs and wellies
  • Wet suits and water shoes for swimming
  • Insect repellent
  • Food and drink for your stay
  • Charcoal, if you prefer to cook over this than wood

Extra Bell Tents

We are able to provide bell tents that sleep up to five children or four adults  and can be booked in addition to a two or four-person shepherd’s hut. They will be kitted out with double or single air beds, you will need to bring your own sleeping bags and pillows.

The cost is £50 per night. If you book a bell tent, this will be erected close to your shepherd's hut or yurt and will share your kitchen and bathroom facilities.

What we provide
  • "Disc-O-Bed" camp beds
  • All bedding
  • Flushing loo & shower set beside the main hut
  • Rechargeable torch
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Use of the communal Safari Tent (The Nest) with kitchen, dining, seating area, elevated deck. The nest also has fridge freezers
  • Use of the covered outdoor kitchen area, with fire pits, pizza oven and gas plancha
  • Use of the Sailing dinghy, kayaks & paddle boards
  • Use of the communal wood-fired hot tub
What we suggest you bring
  • Towels for bathing and swimming
  • Warm clothes, waterproofs and wellies
  • Wet suits and water shoes for swimming
  • Insect repellent
  • Food and drink for your stay
  • Charcoal, if you prefer to cook over this than wood

Aquarius (Shower and Loo Hut)

Aquarius is our shower and loo hut on wheels! It has two sides, both with a large shower and a flushing loo. This is for the use of Barn Owl and Kingfisher. Environmentally friendly toiletries are provided. Please remember to bring your own towels.

We have two Aquarius’ for large, whole site bookings at an extra cost.

What we provide
  • Hot water shower
  • Flushing loo
  • Loo roll
  • Environmentally friendly shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand wash
  • Bath mat
What we suggest you bring
  • Towels!

The Nest (Communal Safari Tent)

We think the communal safari tent is what makes our site so special. Set in an elevated position it commands a fantastic view of the lake and whole site. The covered porch has plenty of deckchairs and bean bags on which to relax.
Inside you will find comfy leather sofas, a pellet burning stove to ward off any evening chill, throws to snuggle under and board games galore.

Dining tables with seating for twenty-two are in the middle whilst at the back with easy access to the outdoor cooking shelter lie two kitchen areas. These are extremely well equipped and will enable you to prepare meals with most of the comforts of your own kitchen at home.

What we provide
  • Crockery
  • Mugs
  • Glases - wine, fizz, tumblers
  • Melamine plates, cups and tin mugs if kids in party
  • Cutlery
  • Utensils for kitchen and BBQ
  • Various sized pans with several large pans 6-8 litre in size
  • Colanders
  • Salad spinner
  • Food covers
  • Frying pans
  • Small and large paella pans
  • Chopping boards
  • Freezer blocks
  • Cool boxes

Extra things you can purchase on site:

  • ‘Glamper Hampers’ for breakfast, lunch or supper and even for late night snacks whilst sitting round the campfire
What we suggest you bring
  • Towels for bathing and swimming
  • Warm clothes, waterproofs and wellies
  • Wet suits and water shoes for swimming
  • Insect repellent
  • Food and drink for your stay
  • Charcoal, if you prefer to cook over this than wood

Outdoor Kitchen

Embrace your wild cook! A covered area houses a wood fired pizza oven and two large fire bowls that serve as versatile BBQs. If you're feeling adventurous cook over wood, if not feel free to bring your own charcoal. A gas plancha is provided for speedier cooking, ideal for a large fry up at breakfast time.

There's also a large sink and a food prep table, ideal for rolling out pizzas.

The Lakes Site Map

the lakes map

* Due to the lack of barriers between the site and the water we don’t feel The Lakes is suitable for children below the age of 5 or for those children who can’t swim.