A Royal Adventure
Don’t you just love an inset day especially when it falls on your day off.
Since purchasing our campervan so many people have asked if we would consider hiring it out, it wasn’t something we had considered however having hired motorhomes and campervan ourselves before it certainly gave us food for thought. We found ourselves constantly looking online at prices and companies that sold campervans. Brand New, Second Hand gosh what do we do??
Anyway, back to that inset day. After lots of research and emails to various companies we had narrowed it down and decided to make the most of a long weekend and head to Norfolk, somewhere I had never been. This also meant we could call in at Cambridge Campervans. We pretty much knew what we were wanting it was just a matter of finding it. Paul and the staff at Cambridge Campervans were fantastic and before long the deal was done, we had purchased a Brand-New VW T6 in Deep Black and we could have it to the spec we wanted. Although it was still just a van, we knew instantly this was to become Freddie and the beginning of Great Escape Campers and campervan hire.
We left on a high and headed to our chosen campsite. Having stayed at Chatsworth in the heart of the Peak District, Derbyshire on our first night away it was only right this time we stayed at the beautiful Sandringham Estate Caravan Club site. The staff were fantastic and extremely welcoming. We would highly recommend this site.
Unfortunately it didn’t take long to burst our bubble, we had decided to use our Vango Magra VW Drive Away Awning, piece of cake. Um no not for us, little did we know were needed to purchase a Vango Driving Away fixing kit. Hear we were even using WD40 in an attempt to slide the awning of the tent through our awning rail. OMG how frustrating. In the end we gave it up as a bad job and set the tent up without connecting. I must say the blow-up tents are definitely the future, within 10 minutes we were good to go.
Everything about the site was great, there were beautiful walks easily accessed and Dougie our Cockapoo loved exploring. The added bonus was the mobile fish & chip van that comes to the site Friday & Monday. It was definitely worth the queue; I haven’t enjoyed fish & chips so much in a long time.
Saturday was a day for exploring and we headed off to Sandringham Estate, from the site it was about a 45-minute walk, we even saw Pooh’s house. I was hoping for a good look at the Queen’s residence but unfortunately not much can be seen over the high walls but will definitely head back in the summer when the gardens are open. It’s a very popular area with a pretty impressive play area for children, the café is lovely although they had run out of cream teas ☹.
With more exploring to be done we headed to Brancaster beach, it was so windy you had to force yourself along the beach and was constantly whipped by the sand, we didn’t stay long.
A friend had recommended Burnham Market a lovely village which proved very popular. After a relaxing stroll we decided on The Hoste for our evening meal. Dogs are welcome and the atmosphere lovely, gave us time to warm up by the open fires and the food was delicious.
All in all, this was a great weekend away, makes us realise how owning our own campervan has opened up so many options for us to just get in the van and go. We all need time to chill and this is certainly how we like to roll.