Marshview Dairy, Heacham, nestling in private and secluded farmland and very close to Heacham beach, comprises the following versatile forms of accommodation for your Norfolk break:
The whole area of Marshview Dairy has wonderful rural views over the open marshland and is just a 2 min walk to Heacham beach.
This is the perfect location for a countryside getaway, yet close enough to amenities, nature reserves, beaches and walks.
It’s also an excellent place to base yourself for a bird watching holiday where you can see some incredible wader spectaculars and the early morning flight of the pink footed geese just a short drive along the coast at Snettisham.
What more could you ask for from a campsite, B&B or self catering holiday in Norfolk?!
Bought in 2016 by Nigel and Carol Marsh, Marshview Dairy used to be a dairy farm which eventually was for sale and then became very neglected.
Nigel immediately started the process of setting up the campsite, converted one of the barns into a self-catering cottage, as well as renovating some of the old barns to make 3 B&B’s. Even a few of the old stone feeding troughs are being used as flower beds!
The rest of the farm has great potential, with the milking shed being next in line for renovation.
Marshview Dairy is definitely a work in progress, a bit like Grand Designs but in Norfolk! Any design information that you may like to give Nigel is listened to with an open ear!
The whole ethos of Marshview Dairy is a back to basics, relaxed campsite with nothing too over the top at all.
If you want glamping, then you should maybe look further along the North Norfolk Coast!
This is good old-fashioned camping in tents where campfires, firepits and BBQ’s are allowed (can be hired at a small cost) and conversation is definitely encouraged! There is also room for 4 touring caravans, but please check here on the website for what you can book.
Turning up in your wellies is not going to be frowned upon! And dogs are welcome (there is a small daily charge for dogs).
Your stay here is going to be relaxed, flexible and enjoyable!
Although Marshview Dairy is adjacent to a static caravan park, the surrounding peace and quiet really hits you when you arrive, and the whole area has a wonderful rural farm feel to it. The reason being is that the whole of Marshview Dairy sits below the road so you are secluded and private from anything else around you. And it’s quiet too! It's also located on South Beach Road, just a 2 minute walk from Heacham South Beach which is a lovely, remote and quiet dog friendly beach.
The Marshview Dairy campsite is a flat field, surrounded by more open fields looking east over the marshland and towards Snettisham. So you get the sunrise in the morning and the sunset in the evening!
This is a lovely small hassle-free campsite where you can bring any size tent (or up to 4 caravans), pitch up in the flat field and just enjoy the far reaching views over the open fields and quite countryside, the fresh sea air and experience the “wild” feel.
Nothing is complicated here and the character of the site is to keep it simple but connect back with nature and people!
There is a wash up area besides the shower block, with 3 sinks, so everyone can get fully involved! Great to get the kids helping too!
One of the great things about the B&B’s at Marshview Dairy is that they don’t insist on a 2 night minimum stay. Sometimes you just want to get away for one night, so why not look at what Marshview Dairy offer in the way of B&B's here.
There are 3 B&B’s at Marshview Dairy, all recently renovated from the dairy barns.
All three rooms are subtly decorated with the original brickwork exposed in many of the bedrooms.
Breakfast is continental here, again keeping it simple but good, and is taken in the separate Breakfast Room, a quick walk across the patio or shingle from the bedrooms. The intention at Marshview Dairy is for you to relax, enjoy yourselves, chat to your neighbours and explore the surrounding Norfolk Countryside. It’s not for you to be in your room all day! This breakfast room really has that homely feel to it.
No need to dress up for breakfast either!
You can also enjoy the setting sun with a BBQ on the patio, or bring back a takeaway meal which you can eat in the Breakfast Room. Each B&B has its own chairs and tables outside on the shingle.
Sleeps 4 – 2 adults and 2 children
The Old Barn is part of the converted barn which is a fantastic self-catering cottage showing off it's original carrstone exterior as well as some of the exposed brickwork on the inside too.
All these accommodations can be very flexible in that you can take The Old Barn as well as any of the B&B’s meaning you can bring family and/or friends but at the same time they can have their own access and privacy if needed. The Old Barn and The Roost has an interconnecting door if necessary.
This is a fabulous cottage in that it has a lovely kitchen with a separate living area with 2 sofas. Upstairs is a bathroom, one double room and one single with a pull-out mattress underneath.
Heacham and Hunstanton are most well-known for incredible sunsets and if you’re lucky enough to have some excellent British weather, you’ll absolutely love sitting on the beach watching the sun go down. Heacham beach is one of the best places to be when this happens, and with only a few minutes’ walk to the beach, you have absolutely no excuse!
Whether you’er camping or staying in the B&B’s or self-catering, it would be an excellent idea to bring some binoculars as you never know what you’ll see soaring over the open fields here at Marshview Dairy.
If you’re not a bird watcher, why not use this campsite as the perfect place to gain a new experience? Try the wader spectacular or the flight of the pink footed geese which you can read more about here.
Snettisham beach and the RSPB site is just a short distance away and if you’re staying at Marshview and catch the right tide times, you really will get the most spectacular show of wildlife, along with the magical sunrises.
This really is an excellent place to base yourself if you’re coming to Norfolk for some birdwatching, and it’s also very close to Holme Dunes Nature Reserve and RSPB Titchwell.
You'll have a great holiday here due to the proximity to the beach and the rural surrounding countryside, so why not can check availability for Marshview Dairy here