Hi there, my name is Tim, nice but not dim.... I think.
Deodara is one of two CL's at Mill Farm. The other, Willoways, you can find at www.willoways.co.uk. Entrances to each off Mill Road are 120 yards apart, Deodara being just south of Willoways. Children are not permitted at Deodara, but are welcome at Willoways. Both have electric hook-ups, all with 16 amps capacity, integral RCD safety cut-out and pre-pay card meters. You'll always find a couple of quid on the electric meter so please make a note of how much there is, and that will be your starting point. £5 cards can be bought from me or at the Farmhouse. Whatever electric credit you've bought and haven't used by the time you leave then I'll pay you back before you go. What about that? Most people don't use more than a quid a day....unless it's snowing!
Access to Deodara is controlled via a combination padlock the number to which you will be given. The site is about 2 acres in size and lies adjacent to a beautiful 11 acre strip of fen and wetland. Visitors to the site can expect to be treated to an abundance of flora and wildlife from Muntjac deer to rabbits, squirrels and our sometimes noisy woodpecker (oddly enough named ‘Woody’). A great variety of butterflies are encouraged by the nurturing of our on-site Buddleia or ‘Butterfly Plants’. You could also expect to catch a glimpse of the Greater Tussock Sedge, what’s that I hear you say, is it a bird or a strange creature…er..no……it’s a grass, but a very nice one nevertheless.
Deodara is in the quaint Norfolk village of Burgh Castle just outside Great Yarmouth and a mere 25 minutes from the metropolis Norwich. There is pretty much one road that circles the village so were you to leave Deodara and turn either way then after about 3 miles you would (or should ) end up back at the site. On your way you would encounter the historical centrepiece of Burgh Castle namely The Roman Ruins. These are the ruins of a Roman fort built on a bank overlooking the river Waveney and Breydon Water part of the famous Norfolk Broads. Here you will be treated to glorious views as far as Acle, Reedham and Fritton. You may see to your left an inverted cone shape which is the water tower situated close to Beccles in Suffolk. If you fancy you may also wish to play ‘Spot the Seven Windmills’ from your vantage point amidst the ruins. To the left of the ruins you will The Fishermans Bar where you could partake in a beverage and good food. These places and more are linked by a riverside footpath taking you to Fritton or to Great Yarmouth. Those seeking seaside entertainment need look no further. Deodara is just 5 miles from The Golden Mile which is Great Yarmouth’s famous buzzing and flashing seaside strip which stretches for …..errm………a mile. Situated here amongst many attractions you will find The Pleasure Beach, one of the UK’s foremost amusement parks and Brittania and Wellington Piers where you could see shows with stars such as The Chuckle Brothers or The Crankies…….yes you really could!
If you crave peace and quiet however, The Broadlands will offer you countless beautiful and quaint places although you really need look no further than Deodara itself.
Wildlife and nature enthusiasts are more than welcome and are invited to explore the glorious wild life habitat of the lagoon and surrounding fenland. Bird watching and photography are welcomed and any interesting photos would be gratefully received for featuring in this website. The lagoon attracts many moor hens and heron breakfast here most mornings. A spritely kingfisher is becoming increasingly more daring as are the Muntjac deer and the woodpeckers.
Fishing is available in the lagoon, although you are up against Olly (the otter, predictably) and he's pretty good at fishing. He and his chums have been spotted here several times over the last year or so.
Your canine family members are very welcome and are invited to explore the dog walk trail where they will find a wonderful assortment of scents from foxes, deer, bunnies and the like. In line with Caravan and Motorhome Club, policy your canine pal is required to be kept on a lead. Waste bins are available for all the little presents your little canine pals leave behind them. Thanks.