The Old College

Norfolk, England

The Old College

Brand new for 2021 we have a Luxury Pod and a Traditional Bell tent. Each has a private shower room, with thermostatic showers, endless hot water, flushing toilet and hand basin. There is a shared outdoor kitchen with gas hob, wood-fired pizza oven and washing up facilities. BBQ’s and firepit/chiminea are supplied and wood and charcoal can be purchased on site.

Old Burlingham is a great place for walking and cycling and is situated near Acle a pretty Broadlands village with a marina off the Broads. A short drive away you have Norfolk Broads, quiet seaside towns and villages as well as the business of Great Yarmouth. Swimming in the sea along this coast with it's sand dunes, you might have a seal swim nearby.

Grounds and nearby

The village of Acle is in a prime position almost equidistant from Great Yarmouth and Norwich, with the river Bure flowing out to the coast in one direction and to the beautiful Norfolk Broads in the other. It is for this reason that the village is known as "The Gateway to the Broads.".

Acle is a flourishing market village with some very attractive 17th and 18th century buildings and a church which is more than 900 years old. It is situated 10 minutes east of Norwich and 8 miles west of Great Yarmouth with good rail connections to both places. Acle is considered to be the gateway to the Broads, the starting point of many boating holidays.
Acle has many amenities including a library, two supermarkets, a butchers, a chemist, doctors' surgery, optician's, vetinary surgery, 2 cashpoints, petrol station, a post office, hardware store, newsagents, cafés, take-aways and pubs.

One mile from the centre is Acle Bridge where there are two boatyards which offer boat hire and an excellent view of the River Bure. The annual Acle Sailing Regatta takes place west of the bridge, which attracts sailing boats from all across the Broads. Acle Bridge is the only nearby way to cross the river to access North Norfolk and the beaches at Winterton,
Other local sites of interest include the city of Norwich which is very accessible. It is also a great choice for those who appreciate the great outdoors, as you can easily explore the nearby Norfolk Broads 3 miles away. It's a popular area for birdwatchers, anglers, walkers and families.