Our "Cool & cosy" caravan has simply stunning views of the sea and beach, with nothing to obstruct your view. As you walk out of the door you are literally only a few paces from the sandy beach. The caravan sleeps 4, and comes fully equipped... even with a dishwasher, Wifi, heating, parking, raised deck, outdoor seating and parking. The perfect base for rest and relaxation, a family beach holiday, the Norfolk Broads, seaside attractions at Great Yarmouth... something for everyone!
The perfect location - right on the beach!
Escape to the coast and relax in a unique cool caravan situated right on the beach with uninterrupted sea and coastal views. Only a few steps from your door and you are on the beach. Inside the cosy, beach-style static caravan you will be able to unwind and de-stress, with the calming sound of the waves in the background.
Enjoy a brisk walk along miles of clean, sandy beaches or simply soak up the sun, sand and sea as you step outside your door. It is also the ideal location from which to explore the uncrowded Norfolk and Suffolk coastlines, the picturesque villages and the world-famous Norfolk Broads. The Broads at Ormesby and at Filby are just 3 or 4 miles away.
Our individually-styled "cool caravan" is more like a seaside cottage. It is fully plumbed in with water, gas, electricity and a flushing toilet, so it offers all the comforts you would expect in a self-catering holiday home, with a homely feel.
The accommodation consists of:-
•1 double bedroom 4ft 6" bed with TV/DVD, hairdryer
•1 twin bedroom 2ft 3" beds (can be pushed together)
•Family bathroom (access from corridor and main bedroom) with small bath and shower over & hand basin
•Separate WC & hand basin
•Fully fitted kitchen with range-style gas cooker, fridge (with ice box/small freezer compartment), dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle etc
•Living room with beach and sea views, dining table and pull out small double bed (large single) for extra guests (supplement charged) ); gas fire, TV/DVD, radio, CD player WiFi, games, magazines and books
Leads onto a raised deck with sea and beach views, two outdoor chairs and small table
Three steps down to grassed area alongside caravan with bench table/seating and parking for up to two cars
On site laundry, payable on site - uses 50p coins; iron and ironing board free to use.
The caravan can comfortably accommodate 4 people. For additional guests using the pull out sofa a supplement will be charged.
If the weather takes a turn for the worse, there are throws, blankets and cushions to curl up in, magazines and books to read, candles for romantic suppers and a selection of DVDs, music and board games. There is outdoor furniture for al fresco dining and soaking up the sun.
Smoking is not permitted and no pets are allowed.
"your caravan is absolutely wonderful, relaxing, interesting, clean and the sea view lovely"
"the caravan is very nice, cosy, homely, lovely"
"the ideal place with the beach and sea so close, and as a base for touring the area"
"we walked into your caravan and said "Wow" as it is so nice"
The caravan is located at Caister-on-Sea, approximately 4 miles north of Great Yarmouth. It is sited at Elm Beach Caravan Park, which is a small, select, 4 star site that prides itself in offering a safe, peaceful and friendly environment where you can recharge your batteries and "chill out".
There are no entertainment facilities, such as pubs, shops and recreation areas at this site. However, these are available at neighbouring parks within easy walking distance. It is also just a short walk into the centre of Caister, with shops take-aways and restaurants.
We bought the caravan on a whim, after visiting the Norfolk Broads and ending up at the coast. As we stood on the beach it started snowing - it was magical. We thought how nice it would be to own one of the nearby caravans, just a few yards away from us, with amazing views of the sea. And that is how we ended up buying our beachside retreat.
Despite visiting many times over the past 9 years, we are still amazed by how much this area has to offer, and how much more there is to discover. Whether you enjoy walking, sailing, fishing (directly on the beach), cycling, wildlife, photography, painting, shopping in the city of Norwich, the thrills of a seaside town, child friendly activites, or just watching the world go by, there is something to suit everyone.
BOOKINGS ARE GENERALLY FOR A WEEK AT A TIME AND OUR BOOKING CALENDAR NORMALLY RUNS SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. We can offer a discount on a second full weeks booking..please ask. Out of season we may be able to offer a shorter break, but please ask us before booking - scroll down to bottom of page and press "contact host" button. The nightly rate will be slightly higher, but is inclusive of heating costs.
Sorry no smoking and no pets allowed.
The caravan is located at Caister-on-Sea, approximately 4 miles north of Great Yarmouth. It is our own private caravan, sited at Elm Beach Caravan Park. It is a small, select, 4 star site that prides itself in offering a safe, peaceful and friendly environment where you can recharge your batteries and "chill out". There are no entertainment facilities at this site. However, there is are pubs, cafes and restaurants within walking distance. It is just a short walk into the centre of Caister.
The area is ideal for a traditional beach holiday with children, picnics, sandcastles, ice creams...
Often a small fishing boat brings in the catch and nothing is better than fresh fish straight from the beach! Alternatively if you enjoy fishing you can catch your own directly from the beach.
The centre of the village of Caister-on-Sea is only a 5-10 minute walk, with supermarkets, a fish shop selling fresh fish, a butchers and a bakery for all your daily needs. There is a pub 100 yards away and a café at the end of the road as well as restaurants, pubs, take-aways (including Indian, Chinese and fish & chip shops or course!).
Great Yarmouth offers old fashioned seaside fun for all the family. If you are feeling energetic, it is possible to walk there along the beach, (takes about an hour) or take one of the regular buses from Caister. There is a Pleasure Beach with rides suitable for all the family, as well as night clubs, casino and places to eat out. The Sea Life Centre and Time and Tide Museum are worth a visit.
The Norfolk Broads are 5 minute drive away, from where you can hire a boat or canoe, or walk or cycle along footpaths and boardwalks. The area is wonderful for nature lovers. Rare birds such as the bittern, crane and marsh harriers can be seen, as well as the swallow tail butterfly unique to Norfolk. However, if you prefer a more sedate holiday, you can watch seals swimming in the sea, and even the occasional dolphin, as well as boats and people promenading - all from the comfort of your sofa!
Norfolk is apparently one of the driest and sunniest counties in the UK. We have enjoyed many holidays with good weather at the caravan, when it has been raining at our home in Hertfordshire!
There are quaint villages such as Holt, Burnham Market, and Cley next the Sea. Blakeney point has seal viewing trips. Towns on the coast worth visiting include Cromer, Wells next the Sea, Southwold and Walberswick. Norwich is apparently a great place for shopaholics! For food lovers, we can recommend The Swan at Ingham, mentioned in the Michelin Guide, and there are several pubs with good food, such as The Nelson Head at Horsey and the Fisherman's Return at Winterton on Sea. You can also observe seals on the beach - from a viewing platform near Winterton /Horsey. At Horsey you can visit the windmill and it is a great place to enjoy the sunsets.
Some of the highlights:-
-eating fish and chips on the beach
-seeing a bittern, marsh harriers and a swallowtail butterfly at Strumpshaw Fen, and Titchwell Marsh RSPB centres
- spotting seals and a dolphin swimming in the sea directly outside the caravan, from the comfort of the sofa
- a thrill on the Big Dipper and Segway racing at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
- collecting "hag stones" (stones with naturally occurring holes through the middle) on the beach
- canoeing for the first time along the Broads (a good test of a relationship!)
Caister-on-Sea, England, Storbritannia