Luxury cabin accommodation in the forest

Thorpe Forest lies in woodland on the banks of the River Thet, close to where the Norfolk and Suffolk borders meet. Here you can escape to a luxury cabin and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a leafy setting with riverside walks. Choose to stay within the forest, or in a delightful open glade. The forest itself is a delicate patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaf trees, and home to a rich variety of British wildlife, including deer, squirrels, pheasants, woodlarks and nightjars. The local area offers an array of attractions, from the mystical beauty of the Norfolk Broads to the medieval charms of Bury St. Edmunds. Create your perfect holiday in this stunning location.

Luxury accommodation at Thorpe Forest

In a riverside forest setting

Furnished to exceptional levels of comfort, your cabin will delight you. Why not pay a little extra and choose your specific cabin? Choose between our delightfully open woodland glade, or stay within the forest where your cabin blends harmoniously with the woodland surroundings. You'll find a cabin to suit you, from the Golden Oak Hideaway, a secluded cabin made for romance, to the exciting Golden Oak Treehouse with its quirky design details and room for up to 10 guests.

Our cabins at Thorpe Forest are designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Underfloor heating is provided by air source heat pumps and wood pellet boilers which significantly reduce our carbon footprint. This is just one of the many ecologically friendly innovations we have employed at Thorpe Forest.

Exclusive offers

Take a look at our latest offers and featured breaks

Win a treehouse break for up to 10 people!
Enter our competition for the chance to win a weekend or midweek break in a Golden Oak Treehouse for up to 10 guests! Competition closes 11.30pm on Tuesday 22 May 2018.
May half term
Bring the kids on an inspiring spring time break and witness the beauty of the forest as it awakens around you. Watch as flowers come into bloom without leaving the bubbly comfort of your hot tub.
Father's Day breaks in the forest
Escape to the forest this Father's Day for the perfect combination of action and relaxation, for dads who deserve some down time.


On hand to make your holiday truly memorable

Your friendly reception team at the Forest Retreat are on hand to answer questions, offer holiday ideas and advice, and book activities for you. Your Forest Ranger, who is also based at the Forest Retreat, will teach you the secrets of the forest and its inhabitants. The whole team at Thorpe Forest are focused on making sure that you enjoy an extraordinary holiday.


At the heart of what’s happening

The Forest Retreat is the central hub of our Thorpe Forest location. Drop in and meet the friendly team, who will help you get the most out of your Forest Holiday. Stay a while at the welcoming café and bar for snacks, meals and drinks, and browse the Forest Retreat shop where you can buy essential groceries, luxuries, gifts and souvenirs, many of them locally sourced.

Meet your Forest Ranger

Join your forest expert for a schedule of exciting Forest Ranger activities!

Our Forest Ranger at Thorpe Forest, Mark, joins us after 24 years as a medic in the Royal Navy and 7 years in the ambulance service. Now an outdoor activities instructor with the Scout Association, he runs a large Sea Scout Group in Norwich where he lives. Mark's hobbies include growing his own fruit and veg at home and keeping tropical fish. 

Favourite animal


Favourite quote
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children"

Wildlife at Thorpe Forest

From muntjac deer to tawny owls

In Thorpe Forest and the surrounding area of Norfolk you'll find an abundance of wildlife that make the forest their home. From the muntjac deer that regularly wander past our cabins to the hare often spotted in the arable fields. You’re also likely to hear the familiar hoots of the tawny owls and the rustle of hedgehogs, both spread throughout the forest!

In the meadow you may see kestrel, buzzards or barn owls flying nearby. Our sightings board includes notes from guests who have discovered a wide variety of birds including wrens, gold crest, willow warbler, redpoll, pheasants and many more. Be sure to add your sightings to the list during your stay!

Our awards

Award-winning accommodation at Thorpe Forest

Tripadvisor Excellence Award 2017
Presented to establishments that achieve consistently outstanding traveller reviews on Tripadvisor, with only the top 10% of businesses listed on Tripadvisor receive the prestigious award.
Green Tourism: Gold
The highest standards of sustainability are being achieved with a strong and broad ethos and excellent examples throughout.
Tripadvisor GreenLeaders: Silver
A qualified GreenLeader location with commitment to reducing environmental impact and increasing green practises.
Investor in Wildlife
Our partnership with Norfolk Wildlife Trust helps to support the Norfolk countryside and environment by safeguarding wildlife, protecting wild places and helping to connect people with their surroundings.
LandLove Magazine Awards 2017
Forest Holidays has been revealed as "Britain’s Favourite Getaway" in the fourth annual LandLove Magazine Awards, which celebrates Britain's countryside champions.