Off the road less travelled and tucked away you will find us. Set in a beautiful two acre meadow on a private farm estate – There sit our five traditional Tipis.
All in the presence of a magnificent, awe inspiring, ancient oak – dated 750 yrs!
We are a small, low impact camp, offering child free boutique accommodation for no more than 10 guests at any one time. Ideal for couples or friends wanting a getaway, to experience some wholesome, slow outdoor living in style.
Each Tipi is sensitively spaced so guests can make the most of the peaceful, natural location.
Nearby on our meadow, we have the beautifully handcrafted Kitchen Cabin Wagon, very well equipped to ensure that guests have everything needed to cook up delicious feasts. Complete with a canvas awning to provide shade and shelter for the generous alfresco dining area.
The centrepiece of our site is a sculpture in its own right – an upturned tree stump of considerable size, housing a bespoke fire plate grill, tripod with chain and hanging skillet for campfire cooking.
Surrounding the camp fire is additional bench seating, perfect for getting together with fellow guests. Watch the sun go down and the stars come up.
There are hot showers and compost toilets with an additional outside wash place. All guests have full use of the communal spaces.
Together with engaging local craftsman for our camp build projects, we use many reclaimed materials and objects, believing and seeing the beauty in repurposed finds.
And of course….. ‘All under acres of Norfolk sky’.
If you are interested in hiring the entire site, we welcome your enquiry.
I would like to credit my partner Nick Marriott Master builder and Carpenter who is instrumental in helping to manifest the vision!
Taking their origin from authentic Sioux design, these striking time-old conical structures were used by the indigenous peoples of the plains and prairies of North America as permanent or seasonal dwellings. The word tipi meaning “dwelling” or “they dwell”.
When it comes to being under canvas, these are elegant spaces. Nothing quite compares to the feeling of being in a tipi. With its cathedral-like spire, creating a wonderful sense of space and airiness, all you will want to do is lay back and immerse yourself in the unique and harmonious atmosphere…Stay, and let the time roll away.
It is simple. It is romantic.
Thoughtfully furnished and with a taste for simply styled chic interiors, our 6M diameter Tipis have a double bed with real mattress, feather duvet and pillows. Pure crisp cotton bed linen, throws and blankets for extra camping comfort. Wooden floors and rugs to keep you snug, solar lighting and lanterns. All are hung with fitted cotton tipi liners for added warmth and luxury.
We provide all guests with Egyptian cotton towels and organic toiletries.
Outside each of our Tipis, you will find additional seating and fire bowl bbq for your own private use. Extra logs and locally made charcoal can be bought on site.
On a Friday and Saturday evening, a very short walk away, visit our friends and neighbours at All Day Brewing Company for their super tasty, freshly made vegetarian and vegan food, including wood fired, own sourdough pizzas. All served alongside their very special Craft Beers and Fermentations – all made on site – beers available to takeaway Tuesday through Saturday.
Whilst staying with us, we can provide you with a breakfast basket, full of delicious fresh, locally produced and sourced goodness to include all you need for a classic English.
Please pre-order before your visit along with any special preferences.
For when you want to rustle up your own meals, beautiful organic seasonal vegetables and mixed salad leaves can be available for purchase right on the doorstep, from our friends on the farm – Salle Moor Market Garden.
A simple heartfelt request
Here at Indian Summer Tipis we feel very deeply about caring for and protecting our planet by advocating a ‘treading lightly’ ethos. One of the ways in which we do this is, at the end of each season in September, we spend our time and take care to remove all structures and facilities from our site until the following May. This allows a period of seven months for full ‘recovery’ and ‘quiet’ for the meadow, ensuring minimal impact on all the native wildlife and of the land itself.
Another way that we can help together, is by aiming to be a ‘plastic free’ site. We know this is sometimes difficult to achieve, so if you do bring plastic, we ask you please that you take it home with you. We hope that by being mindful and changing our habits bit by bit, we can have a positive affect in that direction.
You wouldn’t know we’ve been there…