Bagthorpe Treehouse – Burnham Market, Norfolk
- Treehouse for 4
1 king-size four poster, 2 single bunks
Gina & Tid loved safaris in Africa, and were captivated by the idea of staying outdoors, in comfort, but in the midst of nature... The tranquillity and beauty of their estate near Burnham Market in Norfolk made it ideally suited to the creation of Bagthorpe Treehouse. It's just a short stroll through the grounds of Bagthorpe Hall, Gina & Tid's country house B&B, and the spot has been carefully chosen, under a Holm oak in a small copse. With a king-size four-poster and a huge copper bathtub, it makes a luxurious romantic retreat for two - but the two single bunks mean children (over 8 only) can enjoy it too. The style is both swish and relaxed, with a verandah outside for surveying the wildlife. The treehouse is extremely well built and insulated, meaning it's warm all year round.
Gina will be happy to show you walks in the surrounding parkland with its many ancient trees. In spring she’ll show off the snowdrops; in May, bluebells. In the local area, spot seals on the coast, visit the gardens at Sandringham or Houghton Hall, watch the fishing boats land at quaint Wells-next-the-sea or just enjoy the peace and quiet of your ‘Norfolk safari’!
Bagthorpe Treehouse was made by Bower House
- Children welcome
Children over 8 are welcome. We’re sorry, the treehouse isn’t suitable for pets.
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Everything you need to know about Bagthorpe Treehouse
The important stuff
- Check in is at 3pm
- Check out is at 11am
- The treehouse is very well kitted out so all you need to bring is yourself
- Parking is by the main house and there's a short walk to the treehouse
Sleeping arrangements1 king-size four poster, 2 single bunks
Kids & PetsChildren over 8 are welcome. We’re sorry, the treehouse isn’t suitable for pets.
- Kitchen basics are provided. Breakfast hampers available by arrangement
- Electric hob & oven
- All kitchen utensils are provided, including the kitchen sink...
- Copper bath with shower - and views of the fields!
- Separate WC with handbasin
Heating, lighting & bedding
- All linen and towels are provided.
- The treehouse has electric lights
- There is a woodburning stove for heating (and electric heating for backup)
- Selection of cards and board games (scrabble anyone?)
- Radio for old-fashioned evening entertainment
Bagthorpe Hall, Bagthorpe, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE31 6QY
By public transport
The nearest train station is King's Lynn. The nearest bus stop is Fakenham. We're sorry, it's not possible to arrange pick ups. We advise guests to bring their own car to visit Bagthorpe.
From King’s Lynn
Take A148 to Fakenham, left at East Rudham turn north, up Bagthorpe Road, opposite The Crown Pub. Past farm on left, wood on right, turn in to white gates set back from trees at top of drive.
Take A11, then A1065 Swaffham to Fakenham road north to East Rudham. Turn left at Cat & Fiddle pub, three and a half miles to Bagthorpe. Past farm on left, wood on right, then turn in to white gates set back from trees at top of drive.
Parking is by the main house and there's a short walk to the treehouse
Eating & drinking
At the treehouse
Basics: salt, pepper, butter, milk, and all kitchen utensils are provided. Breakfast hampers can be ordered on request.
The nearest shop is Docking or Bircham shop, both 5 minutes drive.
Pubs & Restaurants
You are spoilt for choice with many excellent pubs and restaurants nearby.
The Duck Inn, Stanhoe (5 minutes drive) serving award-winning bottled beers from Elgood & Sons, has a small restaurant with a swiftly-changing menu, including Sunday roasts with all the trimmings and a glass of wine for £12.95
The Crown, East Rudham (5 minutes drive) Norfolk Dining Pub of the year 2010, serving excellent food in a relaxed country atmosphere
Titchwell Manor, (15 minutes drive) Boutique hotel with a restaurant overlooking the walled garden - another award-winner!
The Jolly Sailors (15 minutes drive) Traditional 18th century freehouse pub in the picturesque village of Brancaster Staithe. Delicious home cooked pub food, pizzas and takeaway.
The White Horse Inn (15 minutes drive) The White Horse Inn is gloriously situated on the marshland coastline of North Norfolk at Brancaster
The Hoste Arms (10 minutes drive) On the village green of Burnham Market, this country house style pub has a log fire for winter, terrace for summer and even a boutique spa for a facial or massage after a long day out and about in the fresh air!
Things to do
There are plenty of good walks all around which Gina will be happy to show you. Elsewhere, Norfolk's many attractions include...
Blakeney Seal trips
See the seals at Blakeney Point, one of their favourite spots. Take a boat trip (several run nearby) or walk along the National Trust owned coastline.
If you'd normally associate lavender farms with Provence rather than Norfolk, a trip to the beautiful Norfolk Lavender centre will change your mind. Visit the herb & plant centre, rare breed farm, Lavender Kitchen restaurant and take away fragrant souvenirs perfumed with English lavender oil. Call for opening times: 01485 571965.
This is an enchanting seaside resort with old houses, shops and pubs lining the maze of narrow streets leading to the quayside. The harbour has a long maritime history as a port, and is home to its own fishing fleet. One of the joys of this pleasant town is to stroll along the harbour watching fishing boats land, and pleasure craft sailing by.
The Hoste Arms, a 10-minute drive away, has its own small beauty spa offering relaxing treatments, a hot tub, and an excellent pub and restaurant next door (almost enough to make you wish for rain!)
Or a bit further afield, Go Ape! at Thetford, High Lodge with epic zip wires and Tarzan swings aplenty!
Meet your hosts
Gina and Tid Morton brought their love of holidaying in the outdoors back with them from safaris and Africa. Tid is a pioneer of organic farming and manages the working farm, while Gina's passion is music, dance and horticulture. She organises open days and concerts at Bagthorpe Hall for charity. Norfolk is a wonderful place to visit, with countryside and coast, fine dining and outdoor activities aplenty, and Gina is always happy to advise you.
Wildlife & Environment
Many species of birdlife make Bagthorpe their home, and there are bird sanctuaries nearby in Norfolk as well. You will hear owls at night! Occasional deer may visit too. The coast of Norfolk, especially Blakeney Point, is a favourite spot of grey seals.