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Shepherd Huts at Bircham Windmill

Great Bircham, Norfolk, England
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A historic windmill museum, bakery, tearooms and gift shops. Stay in shepherd's huts, a cottage or camp. Open April - September.

Open between Easter/April and the end of September.

Bircham Windmill is in the heart of Norfolk surrounded by fields. The windmill is a museum with a bakery, tearooms, gardens and gift shops which are open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm. For overnight guests, there are 2 shepherd huts on site - Romney and Ryeland - as well as a cottage for 4 and a campsite.

The windmill is located in Great Bircham, King's Lynn. There is plenty to do on site. Children can visit the animals and there is a bakery that offers baking experiences to people of all ages. You can explore the museum and gallery and spend time in the tea rooms and gift shops.

Both shepherd huts offer kettle, toaster, table and chairs, fridge, utensils and a pull out double bed. Romney also has room for a cot or extra single bed. There is an outdoor cooking area and a brand new, hand built shepherd's hut with shower facilities. Guests can use the toilets in the mill.

On site there is also a charming cottage for 4 people called Humphrey Cottage - a part of the windmill complex - with a games rooms for guests use, as well as a campsite for tents and caravans.

Dogs welcome for a small fee. Please bring your own linen or sleeping bags.

Prices for the shepherd huts start at just £55 per night Sunday to Thursday and £60 Friday and Saturday during term time. During school holidays prices range between £60 and £65 as the days above. A pitch on the campsite will cost £16 per day and prices for the cottage start at just £399 per week, £260 for a short break.

Room Types

Double
Twin
Triple
Quad
Family Rooms

Nearest Airport/s

Norwich