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Rural Business Awards – press release

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The Rural Tourism Awards

MarGins Holidays – Press Release    NORFOLK BUSINESS SHORTLISTED FOR TOP RURAL AWARD   A local company is in the running to be named one of the best rural businesses in the UK after being shortlisted for a regional Rural Business Award.   MARGINS WALKING AND GLAMPING HOLIDAYS from NORTH NORFOLK has been shortlisted in the BEST RURAL TOURISM BUSINESS at the 2019/20 Rural Business Awards, held in partnership with Amazon. The local company will battle it out against fellow rural businesses, entrepreneurs and enterprises from across the region for a place at the national final.   MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays launched in 2017, enabling guests to immerse themselves in walking and experiencing all that the beautiful Norfolk Coast Path National Trail has to offer, while their fully equipped safari tent ‘magically’ moves each day, along with their luggage. With a breakfast hamper full of delicious Norfolk produce to start each day, MarGins Holidays […]

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Accessible glamping

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MarGins Accessible Glamping

Since launching MarGins Holidays, being able to welcome as many people on our holidays as possible has been very important to us. But being a new business and quite a unique one, we really needed to concentrate on getting our ‘service’ right first before we could explore ways of making our tents and ultimately our holidays more accessible to all. Feedback has always been very positive in what we include in our tents. By supplying almost everything that guests will need for a hassle free luxury camping holiday, means we are attracting guests who haven’t camped before, guests who wanted to camp with friends and family and guests just wanting a camping holiday without the hassle of buying everything and having nowhere to store it all especially if they only want a few days away camping a year. So after a couple of years in business and gaining more of an understanding of what we […]

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An adventure awaits you…..

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MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays

We’re into our 3rd season now and very pleased to say we have already received some amazing feedback on our walking holidays. What is absolutely awesome though, is over 50% of our guests have never camped before (!) and the only walks they’ve previously done are short walks which usually include a pub (obviously no problem there!). This means our guests are not only getting to immerse themselves in all the beautiful Norfolk coast has to offer but experience the personal challenge of walking between 4 to 7 hours on consecutive days plus sleeping under canvas for the first time! “As we are about to embark on day 3 of our Sandmartin Walk, this group of non-walkers and NEVER campers are really quite chuffed to have made it 🙂 Much of the credit for this has to go to Gin and Mark for fabulous organisation and not least, putting our tents up so we haven’t […]

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Muddy Stilettos Finalists

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Muddy Stilettos Award Finalist

It’s been quite a year for us, first winning the Environment Award at The North Norfolk District Council Business Awards and then we were nominated for Best Boutique Stay in the Muddy Stilettos Norfolk Awards. I have to be honest, I was pretty shocked we were nominated in the first place but to make it into the final 5! Norfolk has some amazingly gorgeous places to stay and although our holidays are quite unique and exclusive I wouldn’t have thought our tents were classed as a boutique stay. BUT WOW! they were and we’re immensely proud to have got that far. A huge congratulations to all the Muddy Stilettos Award Winners and to The Norfolk Mead hotel who won the Best Boutique Stay category (totally get that!).

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Coastal Treasures

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West Norfolk Coastal Treasures

Don’t you just love finding new walks to explore? The excitement of what you’ll see, hear, smell, find, feel…..not to mention the health benefits of just being at one with nature. This new book of walks and cycle routes created by The Norfolk Trails team and Norfolk Museum’s has been developed to take you to places you might never have known existed in the West Norfolk area, informing you about the interesting and historic facts along the way plus lots of other useful information: In July 2017, Norfolk County Council was awarded funding from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund for the Coastal Treasures project. Coastal Treasures promotes sustainable tourism and new ways of accessing the wealth of heritage features in the coastal area between King’s Lynn and Burnham Overy, and beyond into inland north-west Norfolk. You’ll find maps for twelve walking routes and three cycling routes There are also downloadable .gpx files for users with […]

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The tent elf team!

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MarGins walking and glamping holidays north norfolk coast path

  We are truly blessed this year to have a small but perfect team of enthusiastic and motivated tent elves. I’ve run a business before and know how attracting the right people to join your team is such an important element of your businesses success (or not!). MarGins holidays are based purely on logistics, providing essential equipment for our guests comfort and safety and thinking on your feet on a regular basis. We don’t work set hours and being a very small business, we really can’t afford to offer anyone full time employment.     We are delighted that David, a family friend, would like to support us again this year. His help last year was simply awesome and there were day’s I quite simply could not have coped without him……a storm on Happisburgh cliffs springs to mind!! This year we’re delighted to welcome on board Kelly who has an absolute zest for the outdoors, […]

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Muddy Stiletto’s Award Nomination

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Muddy Stilettos Awards

How exciting and totally overwhelming to be nominated for the Norfolk Muddy Stiletto’s ‘Best Boutique Stay’ Award. As a small business providing glamping tents to walkers and people who love to explore our beautiful Norfolk coastline, it means so much to be recognised in such an ever expanding tourism business world. To be in with a chance of making it into the finals we do need your support. Please consider nominating us by the 8th May and then if we have enough nominations and make it into the final 5, it will be voting time, before finding out who has won on Thursday 23rd May! To make your nomination please click here. A huge THANK YOU from us Pesky Tent Elves, we really do appreciate all your support xx

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The Deep History Coast

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Deep History Coast

Did you know that all of our Walking Holidays meander through some, if not all, of Norfolk’s Deep History Coast? Norfolk’s coast has revealed some of the most spectacular finds. Happisburgh is the oldest archaeological site in Northern Europe and West Runton yielded the most complete fossilised mammoth skeleton ever found in the UK. The soft clay cliffs of this part of Norfolk’s coast (between Weybourne and Cart Gap at Happisburgh) are considered the best place to study Ice Age geology in the UK – we have the fastest receding coastline in Europe. As soon as they appear, new finds can be worn down or buried; leaving archaeologists to do their work in a race against time and tide. Finds on the Deep History Coast have provided the earliest evidence for human occupation so far discovered in northern Europe. They place early humans here in Norfolk some 350,000 years earlier than had been thought. They also […]

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Award Winners!

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North Norfolk District Council

We only went a won the Environment Award at the North Norfolk Business Awards 2019!  Respecting our environment has been at the heart of what we do from the very beginning, so we’re are incredibly proud (and overwhelmed) at receiving this award. Being sustainable has been a part of our lifestyle for quite a few years now. We’ve always loved upcyling, re-using or re-purposing ‘things’ but as it’s become more apparent that we all need to be making changes we’ve embraced the zero waste lifestyle as much as possible. It’s not made easy for any of us though with so much single use plastics, most fruit and vegetables wrapped in unnecessary plastics in supermarkets (sometimes twice!) and the cost to buy separately, not in plastic packaging, more expensive (why!?), what we can and can’t recycle is confusing and different in every county (and district in some cases) and so much more. But, as with many […]

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Thank You 2018

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Gin the Tent Elf Walk and Glamp

Seeing some of the great #2018bestnine posts on Instagram really got me reflecting on our second season and what we’ve achieved this year. We can be very quick to linger on the negatives that we don’t celebrate the positives, so I’d like to share with you some positive moments for MarGins during 2018: In January we met the fabulously inspiring team from The Outdoor Guide at the Destinations Show in London and Julia Bradbury. Julia’s love for the big outdoors stems from walking the countryside with her father when she was young. This really resonated with me as my zest for adventure and exploring the big outdoors, also comes from my wonderful late fathers attitude to enjoying the simple things in life       We were finalists in the North Norfolk District Council Business Awards 2018. It was a wonderful event to attend and we felt very proud to have been considered for an […]

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