Imagine a base from which to explore North Norfolk, situated within an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, just a stroll from the ocean and where you’ll sleep beneath some of the widest, darkest, most star-spangled skies around. No need to imagine – Deepdale Backpackers & Camping in the pretty little Coastal village of Burnham Deepdale is just such a place.
Deepdale 4-star (enjoyEngland) Backpackers Hostel is open all year round, providing award-winning accommodation in the form of ensuite private rooms, quad rooms, dorm rooms and family rooms. The Hostel buildings date back to the 17th Century and are centred around a partially covered old stable courtyard (with BBQ area, naturally). All bedding is provided, along with a fully equipped kitchen for self catering (though there are a number of fantastic food pubs close by, as well as the marvellous Deepdale Café), a laundry and sitting room (with woodburner for chilly winter evenings). A superior Hostel on every front, you can expect a stay here to be that little bit more comfortable than at your usual run-of-the-mill backpacker accommodation. For example, there is underfloor heating throughout, satellite TV in the lounge and Internet access. Perfect.
If camping is more your thing, Deepdale Camping is a quiet (there is a strict noise policy) family friendly campsite for tents and small campervans, situated on 5 well drained grass paddocks in the heart of Burnham Deepdale. Open all year, the site has modern, eco-friendly and clean shower, toilet and washing up facilities, as well as access to the laundry at the Hostel. A simple, but beautiful site (perfect for the purist camper), Deepdale Camping does not offer electrical hookups or allow generators. It welcomes well-behaved dogs, but is not suitable for large groups or caravans.
If you fancy sleeping outside bricks and mortar, but crave something slightly more exotic than a conventional tent, try Deepdale’s Tipis and Yurts. Offering a gorgeous and unforgettable experience, this is slightly more posh than regular camping (glamping, if you will). The authentic Sioux Native American style Tipis are roomy and romantic, with faux fur covered sleeping mat, a real fire in a cast iron chiminea for heat. Each has their own BBQ among other handy touches. Family friendly (sleeping up to 6), there is a dog-friendly Tipi as well.
The authentic Mongolian Yurts feature two double futons with mattresses, a wood burning stove, cushions and throw covers and a BBQ for outside cooking. They sleep a couple, family or small group (up to 8 people) comfortably, and there are 2 Dog friendly Yurts on site.
With so much going for it, we really cannot recommend Deepdale Backpacking & Camping highly enough. Our only word of warning – book well in advance. A destination such as this is popular and we’d hate for you to be disappointed…
Deepdale Backpackers & Camping.
Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast, PE31 8DD.
Tel: 01485 210256