The Fire Pit Camp

The Firs Wendling

© The Fire Pit 2019

Seasons

Experience the Seasons, Fire Pit Style with friends and family

Come and stay in the beauty of this handmade structure, built entirely of Hazel Tree branches in the traditional bender-shelter method, truly a wonderful, low-impact, eco building (the type that if taken down and removed earth would be as it was, an ethos celebrated by the wildlife around it and the wren that still visits!  Using natural, raw & recycled materials only, unassuming from the outside, it is truly magical inside.  It has a wood-burning stove, kitchen area, 3 double beds, a mezzanine floor and everything you need for the ultimate glamping get-away. Only crate trained dogs allowed due to nature of the woven branches.

 

Weekend Rates

£140 for 2 people per night

£200 for 4 people per night 

£260 for 6 people per night 

Midweek Rates 

£70 for 2 people per night

£100 for 4 people per night 

£130 for 6 people per night 

Slow Living Season

The Wren's Nest Only 

October 2019 through to April 2020

 A period of coming together at camp in larger parties and taking the camping meadow exclusively with The Wren's Nest (3 double beds, real fire and kitchen area) and 3 Bell Tents (4 singles in each Bell)

 

Add on more guests in extra bell tents or pitch-their-own tents, camper vans allowed, sorry no caravans or motorhomes,

2 crate trained dogs can be included too! 

Please Enquire For Exclusive Use to

Hello@thefirepitcamp.co.uk 

with a note of dates and guest numbers  

Essential Camp Notes

  Included our hires is exclusive use of the meadow, communal kitchen area (with crockery, butler sinks, fridge and power point), the utilities block with 3 loos and a shower, the fire pit, the covered snug space, seating & rustic tables with use of the double-decker bus too. This is all private to you and your stay except on Fridays, when we open the cocktail bar for a few hours! 

 

  So if you're coming at the weekend you will also get the opportunity to visit the Friday night warehouse cocktail bar with street food (great for incoming guests arriving at varying times who would like to eat and have a drink as soon as they arrive without having to cook!), the warehouse is closed at all other times, however you can book the Warehouse for a private party, it's an amazing space for a special occasion, and you are planning on having music, this must be inside the warehouse.

   We are super eco-friendly and want your stay to be an experience in enjoying nature without bringing in lots of unnecessary extras and especially plastic...so here's a guide to how you stay here and honour the camp ethos and environment: 

  • Only compostable plates and cutlery allowed (if you need them at all as we do provide crockery - and if you are hiring a caterer they can't bring in single use plastic either! All camping meadow waste will need to be gone from site when you leave

  • No glow sticks - we can't tell you how many discarded bits of glowing plastic have ended up in the grass or the bin - it's pants, so let's think more out of the box for your body decor!

  • Only compostable petal confetti is allowed and no candles or sky lanterns please

  • None of your own alcohol is to be taken into the warehouse licensed bar areas

  • Shoes are to be taken off in tents and all accommodation

  • The camp grounds and covered spaces need to be left clean, tidy and free of any trace of your stay, including waste, unwanted/leftover food, recycling, with washing up done, bbq cleaned, and no cigarette ends are left laying around, no smoking or any flames near or in any of the accommodation - thank you! Namaste

  • Cars can unload in the camping area via the track (not across the playing field) but must be back in the car park (there's just a short walk through the meadow) for your stay, unless needed for disabled access

  • The little wren and family that live in the entrance to The Wren's Nest are lovingly looked upon but are left untouched to live alongside you!

  • Please use the fire safely and never throw any waste in the fire

Festival Season

Group Camping Only 

May 2020 through to October 2020

FAQ 

We only take Individual Pitch Bookings during our secret Pitch-Up-Look-Sharp midweek meadow Pop-Ups! Signup to the newsletter to be the first to find out when our meadow releases just a handful of 2020 PyourO dates!  

The Warehouse is closed in January, February, March & April - excluding one-off events, please check our diary! 

The Warehouse Cocktail Bar is open every Friday to all, campers and non-camping visitors from May - December

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About The Wren's Nest  

Our entirely handmade hazel bender-tent is called The Wren's Nest because a friendly wren nested and kept Matt company as he created it.  Matt is a partner here at The Fire Pit, married to Sarah and is a skilled craftsman and carpenter. He copiced and harvested the local hazel himself and built this magnificent dome like structure from an idea he had pictured in his mind.  The hazel branches are staked deep into the ground, bent over then carefully weaved together to make a dome.  The dome has then been covered in hessian, blankets and recycled tarps.  There is not one nail used in the hazel and the floor has been made from old pallets, broken up, perfectly fitted, sanded and waxed to complete the natural yet luxurious finish.  Up to 6 people can sleep inside, in real beds (2 doubles a folding double futon). 

 

The Feel 

Unassuming from the outside it is truly magical when you step inside.  Hazel has many wonderful properties and you can be guaranteed a great sleep under the network of interlocking branches that make up what we think is the most beautiful structure in Norfolk...and possibly the only rentable, 2 storey bender in the world?! 

 

Though it's a large, peaceful communal space made up of branches and timber, it has an incredibly soft, comfortable and warm atmosphere, which we believe comes from it's natural elements and organic shape, it's truly perfect for all occassions such as honeymoons to family get togethers, group gatherings and even acoustic music performances.   

 

It has

  • A wood-burning fire (one fire load of logs is provided in the autumn/winter season, more can be bought when you arrive)

  • A small kitchen area/oak counter top and a tall boy which is home to a 2 ring gas stove (gas is supplied), matches, all your crockery & cutlery, a gas whistle kettle, a cafetiere, pots, pans (2 x frying, 4 x regular), 2 x chopping boards, knife block, glasses and even a vintage champagne cooler and flutes - plus a key larder of ingredients

  • There is no electricity, taps, running water inside just solar panels for light!  Your drinking water can be fetched up from the communal kitchen area outside, down by the fire pit and that is where your washing up is done too!  Please take away all your rubbish, thank you as there is no waste collection either! 

  • A cosy seating area inside around the fire, books & games and 2 small outside bbqs with garden table & chairs

  • Real beds for 6!  Downstairs in the main room are two doubles, if needed and on the mezzanine is the master double

  • Nest Rules: never smoke in or near The Nest or leave the fire/stove unattended, we don't use fire retardant materials or sprays as we don't want you to sleep in a chemical nest, so we do ask that you are careful with the stoves, never leave them unattended and please do not use candles, sky lanterns or incense.  We have a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector inside. Use the ladder-like stairs safely, accompanying children at all times

 

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