Regional Winner The Rural Business Awards East

Press Release – Rural Business Awards

Big night for Norfolk business at regional Amazon-sponsored Rural Business Awards A company from North Norfolk has been named one of the best rural businesses in the country after winning a regional Rural Business Award. MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays was named The Best Rural Tourism Business at the East regional finals of the Rural Business Awards in partnership with Amazon which were held at Trinity Park in Ipswich and regionally sponsored by Openreach and Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants. Following the impressive achievement at the regional final, MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays will now go on to represent the East at the national final in February 2020. MarGins is a small business located along the Norfolk Coast Path enabling guests to immerse themselves in walking the National Trail, an area of outstanding natural beauty, by setting up their glamping accommodation and transporting their luggage along the way. Gin Wilson-North, MarGins Chief Tent Elf said: “Oh […]

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Regional Winner The Rural Business Awards East

WINNERS!!! Best Rural Tourism Business in the East

Oh my giddy aunt!! We only went and won the award for The Best Rural Tourism Business in the East at the Rural Business Awards last Friday 1st November at Trinity Park in Ipswich. We’ve won two awards now this year and we really couldn’t be more proud, delighted, a tad giddy and I have to say shocked and overwhelmed to be honest. Setting up a business is never going to be easy, I’ve said all of this before but when you have a ‘seed of an idea’ and then pluck up the courage to give it a go, to then watch and feel it grow and develop, is immensely satisfying, rewarding…….and flipping hard work! The Rural Business Awards are now in their 5th year following another ‘seed of an idea’ made over a farmhouse kitchen table in rural Leicestershire, wanting to make a difference to the profile of rural businesses in the UK. When we […]

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Help for Homeless Hounds

Help for Homeless Hounds

We love welcoming dogs on our holidays. I can’t imagine not including my gorgeous Miss Brylie when we plan our holidays. They love the adventure and change of scenery as much as we do. The bond we have with our dogs is incredibly special. The unconditional love they give us without any judgement is invaluable and needed, especially after a long or difficult day. Living on the streets is not something that thankfully, most of us will ever experience or understand. So having the companionship of a pet, I can only imagine, can be the one thing that gives you a reason to carry on each day and care for your friend and soul mate. Earlier this year I spent some time chatting with a lady on Brick Lane in London who had a dog and a cat. They are her world but the challenges she has on a day to day basis to keep […]

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MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays

Solo travellers

There is something really quite magical about totally immersing yourself in nature but not everyone feels safe doing this on their own. I absolutely love my walks (and research) along the coast path with my gorgeous pooch (and chief tent supervisor) Miss Brylie. The freedom of walking at your own pace, stopping when you want to watch and listen to wildlife, take photos, relishing those magical coffee and cake stop moments sat on that bench that was just too inviting to walk past or nestled amongst a sand dune looking out over a vast expanse of beautiful beach or maybe that conveniently fallen log or branch that’s just enough to perch on……I could go on. The North Norfolk Coast is perfect for solo travellers due to the perfect mix of sections of complete solitude but never being far away from civilisation with pretty villages and places to eat and drink dotted along the way. We’re […]

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When Pebble Magazine came to Norfolk

I love the whole ethos behind Pebble Magazine: Being good to the planet often means starting small and being good to ourselves. Supporting businesses that have developed fairer ways of trading and making choices that lighten the load of your life on the planet. What we’d really like is just to say we’re a magazine about living a good life full of adventures and for all this talk of eco this and ethical that not be needed any more, because it’s just the way we all do things.  Winning the Environment Award at the North Norfolk DC Business Awards this year was one of our proudest moments, so when Georgina (founder and editor of Pebble Magazine) and her partner agreed to experience our new Sandmartin Walking Holiday we were absolutely thrilled plus interested to find out what they thought of our sustainable tourism business ethos. I think it’s fair to say they both had an […]

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A ‘Muddy Stilettos’ MarGins Adventure

We were absolutely delighted when Helen, the editor from Muddy Stilettos Norfolk and her partner, booked our Curlew Plus Walking Holiday in July. This year we were incredibly proud to make the finals of the Muddy Stilettos Awards in the Best Boutique Stay category, so it was an honour to welcome them both on a MarGins Adventure. I think it’s best if you click HERE to read all about their incredible journey for yourself. It literally gave me goosebumps when I read their review. Helen has managed to capture the absolute essence of our holidays and we couldn’t be more pleased with their account of a MarGins adventure on the beautiful Norfolk Coast……..   A few quotes from the review: “I love Norfolk and this is possibly the best way to see our diverse and beautiful coastline. I’ve visited many of the beaches en route but travelling by foot allows you to see some of the great […]

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MarGins Curlew Walking Holiday

Walking the North Norfolk Coast Path – travel blog

This year we’ve seen an increase in solo travellers booking our walking holidays. We’re absolutely delighted that our guests feel well informed and most importantly safe and secure knowing that their logistics and accommodation are all taken care of whilst they fully immerse themselves in relaxing and enjoying their unique adventure on the beautiful Norfolk Coast. Read all about Amanda’s experience of her first long distance walking trail on our Curlew Holiday. Make a cuppa, sit down and immerse yourself in reading all about her beautiful adventure: Day 1 – Wide Open Skies  “It’s at this point that I should add that I have never done any long distance walking. At all. The beauty of MarGins is that they do all the hard work –minus the walking that is! They set up, take down and move on a fully equipped OZ Tent, along with your luggage. They do all the bookings and provide you with […]

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Native Origin Episode

Native Origin

Native Origin When I (James Bussey; Native Origin business owner) started to plan this project, there were already a few people in my mind that I wanted to interview. These people had already entered my life and inspired me with their passion, their belief and their approach to running their business. Gin Wilson-North was one of the very first people I met when I began networking over three years ago. We met at a Business Means Coffee event at the Holkham Studios in North Norfolk. Gin had set up one of her tents to showcase her business to the other delegates and she was an absolute hit. Not just because her idea was brilliant, but because she exuded all of the qualities of an inspiring entrepreneur. The walking and glamping business she has set up with her talented husband Mark (who works for the Norfolk Fire Brigade when not running the business) might look quite […]

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The Rural Tourism Awards

Rural Business Awards – press release

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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MarGins Accessible Glamping

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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