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Aniccaloka - Solitary retreat hut Norfolk

A solitary retreat hut set in a choice pocket of the Norfolk countryside that is quiet, isolated and remote. The hut is built from recycled and natural materials; very well insulated, bright, sunny and spacious with a comfortable verandah and plenty of room for yoga and prostrations. The facility has a good balance between comfort and simplicity, living facilities and proximity to nature. Half an hour drive south of Norwich, 2 hours from London.

General information

A pick up and drop off at Wymondham station can be arranged, and a stop off at Waitrose supermarket near to the station if you want to buy in supplies. There is a bin near the Hut for extra supplies if needed, by arrangement, during your stay.

The hut has cutlery, pots, pans, tea towels, herbs, spices, pepper, salt and some basic provisions that people have left behind. There is a first aid kit, bin liners, washing up gear, matches, wind up torch etc.

Water is mains supply cold running water. Electricity, an electric heater, a wood stove with wood supply are provided. Fire lighting paper is white lining paper.

There is a single bed with a very comfortable mattress, warm duvet and blankets. A pack containing a fitted sheet, pillow cases and a duvet cover is provided.

Sanitation is an outside compost loo (loo roll provided) that works with sawdust and will happily digest anything natural.

For study there is a desk, wooden chair, comfortable reading chair and reading lamps. The Hut has a shrine with rupa, puja book, meditation mat, two cushions, 3 yoga blocks, some candles & incense, candle stick holders but no pictures or books.

The Hut is light, spacious, sunny and extremely well insulated. It is a purpose built solitary meditation facility used only for solitary retreats. There are some good public footpaths and quiet roads. Wellies are recommended as the long grass can be quite wet whilst out walking.

Please bring your own towel.


(updated 2019)

  • £120 per 3 nights ( = min charge eg Fri pm to Mon am)
  • £30 per extra night (under a week)
  • £200 per week
  • £310 per fortnight
  • £410 for 3 weeks
  • £550 for 4 weeks

Booking Info & Location

summerbarnhardingham [at]
Mill Road,
United Kingdom


Lovely place

I stayed here for a very peaceful week in July. Everything was perfect. I arrived at Wymondham station to be met by Jane who very kindly took me to buy some groceries at the supermarket. Then we went on to the hut, which is down a 5-minute pathway into the woods. It's simple and comfortable, next to a pond where wildlife abounds in the form of birds and butterflies. There are also some great walks in the local area. Jane very kindly dropped me back at the station at the end. There I discovered the wonderful cafe serving very good cakes, which I've heard it said are popular with Buddhists.   


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