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Thompson Hall Retreat

Attleborough, Norfolk, England

Luxury shepherd's huts with open air double ended baths + 2 modern cabins near Thetford. Access to spa area with hot tub + sauna.

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3 shepherd's huts, and 2 Hybrid tents plus cabins each sleep 2 adults. Shepherd's huts have luxuries including a double ended outdoor bath and tents are far more than that. There is also a spa area with hot tub should guests wish to access this for an extra fee. All this at Thetford in the picturesque Norfolk Brecks. 

Perfect for a romantic getaway for 2, these huts have everything you need to truly relax and recharge your batteries. A wood burning stove keeps the huts cosy whilst a spot of star-gazing from your double ended tub with your loved one will enable you to reconnect with each other and nature. Why not order in a Twilight Retreat hamper box which includes marshmallows, strawberries, ice-cream and chocolate for a real treat! 

The tents - Dragonfly and Firefly, have a cabin attached with their own private fenced in garden space, perfect for your 4 legged friend and these offer a more spacious stay with lovely decor including a comfy leather sofa for 2. 

Locally you can enjoy a walk or cycle in the Brecks or visit the more well known Norfolk Broads. A pub lunch is always a great reward after working up an appetite and there are plenty of pubs to chose from including the local 300 year old Chequers Inn. Fans of the TV series "Dad's Army" will enjoy a visit to the town of Thetford which played the role of Walmingham-on-Sea in the series.

Open all year. Prices from £150 per night with a 2 night minimum stay in the tent / cabins. Dogs welcome in Whoa-Stop shepherd's hut. Horses welcome as part of a livery package.

No internet access.


Children only welcome in the Holiday Cottage that sleeps 4. 


For an additional £25 a couple you can have full access to the outdoor spa area with a hot tub, sauna, solar shower and relaxation area. 

Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s