Tales from The Fire Pit and the Wren’s Nest

Friday, May 09, 2014

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When The Fire Pit announced they had an open evening on I got all excited and popped a note in my diary to ensure I wouldn't forget. There have been several occasions when I've noticed the double decker parked in the field as I've been driving through the countryside and we've always wondered why. On Wednesday I finally found out! Rachel gave me a guided tour of the site while I enjoyed one of their coffees and I also said hello to Sarah as well, it was clear how much passion they hold for the business they have created and their enthusiasm was rather infectious.

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Located in the village of Wendling near Dereham in Norfolk, The Fire Pit is an eco-friendly campsite with space for 10 - 15 tents, lovely modern showerblock and washing up facilities (a converted goatshed), lots of playing areas for kids and the piece-de-resistance – the fire pit! The retro double decker bus is now an arts and crafts play area for children (and big kids too, I could have happily spent a good few hours in there myself!).

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When the fire is lit in the evening, I can imagine how cool it is to gather around on the benches for a great catch up with others, telling stories, sharing ideas for trips out and generally making memories.

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The Wren's Nest is the most amazing structure I have ever seen; it is a handmade hazel bender dome tent made by Matt (Sarah's husband) using local hazel which has been bent over and over in a natural lattice structure, covered in hessian, blankets and recycled tarps. The flooring is made from recycled pallets (but looks phenomenal), runs on solar power with led lighting and power, has a glorious woodburning stove, there are also gas rings for cooking. I was blown away with the natural feel of the Wren's Nest, it was like I had shrunk and walked inside a root-ball of a large tree! Up to 8 people can sleep in here with plenty of space for everyone, yet still feeling cosy. It really has to be seen to be believed!

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The Firepit is available for camping, hiring the Wren's Nest, or hiring the whole venue for a party or wedding. I rather like the sound of the upcoming Fire Pit Slow Food festival

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Thanks to Rachel, Sarah and Matt for making me welcome at their marvellous site in the lovely Norfolk countryside. If you want to find out more them there is plenty of information on the Fire Pit website.


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