Limes Farm Holidays
We have 3 separate holiday units:
The Limes is luxury 5 Star Accommodation for couples; Limes Farmhouse has also been awarded 5 stars and caters for 2 – 4 people; and Limes Farm Cottage sleeps 5. These three adjacent dwellings in one 18th century building have been thoughtfully adapted to the highest ecological standards.
Our cottages provide the opportunity for couples, families or larger parties to unwind and relax in the tranquil village of Ludham, which lies in the heart of the Norfolk Broads
The properties are set in a peaceful hideaway setting, surrounded by fields. Wherever possible we’ve incorporated accessible features in the design and landscaping – more details are available in our Access Statement, or feel free to contact us for more information.
Well behaved dogs can be happily accommodated in The Limes Farmhouse and Limes Farm Cottage by prior arrangement.
With the Broads National Nature Reserve literally on the doorstep, and beaches just 15 minutes away, Limes Farm is the perfect base for your Norfolk holiday.
Ludham has 2 pubs, a popular cafe, and a village shop, post office and butchers, all within walking distance. Just around the corner is How Hill, with a museum, nature trails and gardens. There are several National Trust properties and other renowned gardens nearby. Boat and cycle hire are available locally.
At Limes Farm we work hard to ensure we offer eco friendly holiday accommodation and we try to make our impact on the local environment beneficial. We have been awarded the Green Tourism Gold Award and are proud to offer sustainable holiday accommodation within the Norfolk Broads.
We have installed woodburners in all the holiday cottages, which are carbon neutral, and all the properties are warmed by Geothermal heating using the natural heat from underground (we took the opportunity to install the mass of pipework needed under the gardens during our building work).
Where possible we’ve incorporated solar PV panels on the roof space to provide electricity and we reinstated the thatched roof on the farmhouse and cottage using traditional Norfolk reed, which is by nature very insulating. We have also added lots of insulation and wooden double glazed windows to keep heat loss to a minimum. We have used reclaimed materials where ever possible in our renovations of the holiday cottages, including Norfolk pamment tile flooring (from an old dairy), beams from a Norfolk barn, and refurbished furniture.
We have installed an electric vehicle charge point (EV charge point) which is a fast charge Type 2, for guests’ use. We have utilised ‘bioverse’ carbon neutral paving for parking areas and used permeable landscaping materials wherever possible.
All the lighting uses low energy bulbs and our applicances have all been selected for their energy efficiency. We have chosen a ‘green’ electricity supplier so all our electric is 100% green.
Much of our water comes from a borehole and a well in the garden, although we still use the mains for drinking water. All the cleaning products that we use are eco friendly which support the good bacteria in our bio sewage treatment plant. We collect rainwater for watering the planting around the holiday cottages.
We actively encourage our guests to join us in recycling waste and we also have an extensive composting system in place to produce compost for the holiday cottage gardens. We have selected plants for the garden which require minimal watering once established and we favour drought resistant plants for pots. We use non-aggressive methods of weed control wherever possible.
Since moving to Limes Farm we have planted all our field boundaries with a mixed native hedgerow, replanted a holly hedge and reinstated an old yew hedge.
We found out that the paddock was once an orchard, so in 2013 we planted 15 apple trees, 5 cherry trees, 3 plum trees & 4 nut trees to enjoy in future years. We also planted 150 willows for biomass coppicing, which now means we provide home grown kindling for the woodburners.
We have incorporated nesting boxes for Bats, Owls and Swallows and a Bee Box to encourage wild bees. There are several wild flower areas in our paddock and on our banks, along with a nectar bar area of garden, specifically designed to encourage butterflies. We have established a ‘bug hotel’ to increase our biodiversity and support the ecology of the Norfolk Broads which surround us.
Limes Farm is surrounded by fields and broadland, in the pretty village of Ludham. We are in easy walking distance from a large village store, 2 pubs, a butchers, several tea shops, a florist, and there are several places to hire boats in Ludham.
Wroxham: 6 miles
Sea Palling (blue flag beach): 10 miles
Great Yarmouth: 13 miles
Norwich: 14 miles
Our address is Limes Farm, Clint Street, Ludham, Norfolk, NR29 5PA
Full directions will be given on booking or please contact us if we can help further.