Millview Meadow is the result of a vision which is now becoming a reality. We wanted to create a bespoke, luxury ‘glamping experience’ for our outdoor loving guests, allowing them to experience the significant natural beauty of the area, in the comfort of our stylish pods.
The idea began in 2017, when we took sole ownership of our own operations in the family farming business. With the need to evolve the business, Farm Diversification proved to be an exciting venture for our family. With access to the beautiful countryside, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads (now designated a National Park) the farm lends itself well to tourism.
Our aim is to offer more comfort than a traditional glamping experience. The facilities are built with quality in mind with Siberian Larch cladding, fully insulated and a stylish en-suite bathroom. The contemporary retreats provide a delightful getaway for guests. Situated on Millview Meadow, with a unique view across the beautiful marshes, the hideaway provides the perfect chance to experience all that our county has to offer.
Protected by hedgerow and surrounding trees, the pods are nestled in the corner of Millview Meadow. Whilst staying with us, you will share your home with an abundance of wildlife, allowing you to get as close as possible to the nature that surrounds you. The Broads is renowned for its biodiversity, and according to the Broads Authority, is home to more than a quarter of the rarest wildlife in the UK!
Millview Meadow is located in the peaceful village of former market town, Runham – a small, picturesque village surrounded by rolling fields and poplar tree studded roads. Not only is Runham centrally located within the beautiful Norfolk Broads, it is also a short drive from the Norfolk Coastline. With over 90 miles of coastline, half of Norfolk’s overall boundary is next to the water providing endless opportunities for exploring.
As part of the Rural Development Programme for England, we were able to apply for LEADER funding which aims to help businesses grow, and benefit the rural economy. Our project, D Watts LTD – Luxury Pods, supports some of the 6 LEADER priorities including farm diversification, and boosting rural tourism.
The source of the funding is from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and has helped to support the installation of 3 luxury pods in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. The retreats offer a higher quality of stay than regular campsites (and most glampsites), and are conveniently located allowing access for guests to explore all that our county has to offer.