MarGins Covid-19 Safety Measures

MarGins Tent Elves have conducted a Risk Assessment and put in place the following measures to ensure the safety of all our guests and elves. We hope that these will reassure you that we are doing all we can to keep you safe, however if you have any queries or require any further information, please do get in contact. We have taken the difficult decision that our Walking Holidays are too high a risk to manage safely and will not be taking any bookings for these. Our Glamping Holidays are set up on campsites of choice all along the Norfolk Coast but due to the amount of cleaning that will be required for each tent, as a very small business we will not have the capacity to be able to commit to cleaning each tent in multiple locations to the high standard that will be required to ensure the safety of us all. Glamping at […]

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Our first ever setting up of our tents for some lovely (& very brave) guests who agreed to trial them for us. Easter 2017!! The campsite at Stiffkey were incredibly kind giving us they’re prime pitches to set up on with amazing views over the saltmarshes BUT it was a Bank Holiday so I think it’s fair to say the weather wasn’t kind!! Our poor guests didn’t get a chance to sit & admire the view as the wind & rain was coming straight off the Marshes!! 😱💨☔️🏕 Hey ho!! The tents, us & our guests were certainly tested that weekend. Amazingly, the tents stayed up (every peg was used!!) and we all somehow managed to enjoy the weekend, phew!

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Gosh! we have some amazing food & drink producers in Norfolk. We knew from the outset we wanted to provide our guests with a delicious hamper of local produce. The amazing Christmas Market at Dalegate Market was perfect for our research (and the best kind of research, Yum!). It didn’t take long to find delicious products, the hardest part was deciding what to include with so much to choose from. But the best part (apart from the eating of course) was meeting the people behind the produce and hearing their story behind their business. It means so much more knowing how much love, commitment and knowledge that goes into every item made. Plus, the producers couldn’t have been more supportive to our new business, which really helped with our confidence and motivation. I wrote a blog about it which you can read here These are very difficult times for us all. As a small and […]

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Our Website: A very important element to starting a business but also a very daunting one when you have no idea where to start. BUT how lucky am I to have a very talented Sister who builds websites and created a fabulous website for us, getting the look just right. We love the logos she creates for all our holidays and the bunting across the top of the homepage is our actual bunting we use in our tents (made by my also very talented, Mother). The hard part for me was the wording. There wasn’t and still isn’t, another business like ours, so it was important to explain exactly what we do without it being too wordy and most importantly, encourage people to want to book! My Sister taught me how to update wording and to post blogs but each year we sit down together and update it as the business develops. Once the website […]

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Glampy – our extremely valued member of the team, our van. The time had come to decide what van to purchase to transport all our ‘stuff’. I think the conversation went something like: Gin – “I’d really like a VW transporter” Mark – “What on our budget?!?! We have to get a van that will fit the tents in and everything else” So, off we went to view a variety of vans to see which ones would meet our requirements and could afford. Would you believe the only van that would comfortably fit our tents in lengthwise was a VW After a lot of searching, we finally found one that looked in good condition in Peterborough. Off we went in my beloved Audi A1 that I would be trading in and did the deal. Over the following few weeks, Mark and a fabulous friend kitted out Glampy to fit everything in. They performed a miracle […]

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MarGins walking and glamping holidays north norfolk coast path

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Story Behind the Pic March and April are usually a manic time for me, with enquiries and bookings coming in fast and getting all our equipment cleaned and ready to pack for the beginning of our season. BUT obviously all of that came to a complete stand still once the Covid-19 pandemic hit us all hard. So, I’m using my time to do all the things I’ve wanted to do for a while but just haven’t had the time (or if I’m totally honest the motivation) such as reorganising all my electronic business files and having a good sort out of ALL my photos on my phone and there are a lot! BUT I’ve found it’s been a very positive experience, that I really need during these difficult times. I’ve revisited my business journey and it’s brought back so many happy memories plus all the emotions of setting up a business which for me were […]

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Our holidays and Covid-19 – update

29th June 2020: Following the Government announcement that campsites can re-open from the 4th July Deepdale Backpackers and Camping have made the decision not to open their toilet and shower facilities (see statement here). So, we are not taking any further bookings until we know if any of our holidays will be able to go ahead there this year. However, we do have some very positive news!! We are setting up an exclusive pop-up glamping site on a stunning piece of land that overlooks the breathtaking saltmarshes from Wells-next-the-Sea to Blakeney on the North Norfolk Coast from August 1st. Click HERE to find out more and to book.   24th June 2020:  It’s great news that from the 4th July tourism can start to reopen. We continue to take provisional bookings for our fully equipped Glamping tent at the fabulous Deepdale Camping and have limited availability (click here to find out more). Also, we will […]

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Rural Business Awards

Rural Business Awards UK Finals

In October 2019 we were the very proud (and shocked) winners of The Best Rural Tourism Business in the East at the Rural Business Awards. This meant we were automatically made a finalist in the UK Rural Business Awards…….Wowsers! little ol’ us! So, last Thursday (27th February) I managed to squeeze myself into a a posh (well posh for me) little black dress and off I went to the rather impressive The Monastery in Manchester. A lovely venue to arrive to with a red carpet (not just for me, LOL) and glasses of bubbles to get the evening started. I was very pleased to see the lovely owners of The Itteringham Community Shop also there, who had won 2 awards in their categories. A delicious 3 course meal was next. I sat on a table with 2 other businesses, Ballinger Equine and Ark Farm Ltd. It’s always such a pleasure talking to other businesses and […]

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Introducing…Little Elfie

We’re very excited to introduce to you, the newest member (and teeny tiniest member) of the MarGins Tent Elf family, Little Elfie! Do you like the name?? We just couldn’t resist it and she really does suit it. We’d been talking about getting another pooch for a few years but always ended up talking ourselves out of it, mainly due to worrying that Miss Brylie wouldn’t accept another dog in the family and the last thing we wanted to do was upset our beautiful girl. Miss Brylie is such a good girl, we can take her anywhere. The only problem was with other dogs coming to our home. She has a dominant side that just doesn’t accept another adult dog in our home that well. We hoped that deciding to introduce her to a puppy wouldn’t be seen as a threat but more of a “what the heck is that?” and hoping her maternal side […]

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VW Whitenoise Festival

VW Whitenoise Festival 2020 – FULLY BOOKED

NORFOLK’S ORIGINAL AND MOST POPULAR VW FESTIVAL. We welcome thousands to our quirky celebration of retro and performance motors with free entertainment including an open live music stage. Be part of something wonderful next summer. Click HERE to find out more and how to purchase tickets We’re delighted to be offering our fully equipped safari tents at this amazing festival for 2020. BUT…..I’m afraid we are already FULLY BOOKED. If you are still interested in glamping click HERE to find out about Norfolk Bell Tent Hire. We still have availability at The Deepdale Music Festival 2020, click HERE to find out how to book.

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