MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays

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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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An adventure awaits you…..

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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MarGins walking and glamping holidays north norfolk coast path

The tent elf team!

  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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