We are staying in the Warners Holiday Village at Norton Grange, which is near Yarmouth. The main building looks out over The Solent, and there is an easy short walk along the coast to Fort Victoria.
This is not a hotel. Accommodation is in separate en-suite chalets, which offer tea and coffee making facilities, television and a hairdrier. Cars should be parked in the main car park, not near your chalet, but you may be able to drive to your chalet for unloading and loading. The walk from your chalet to the main building can feel quite long in bad weather!
Warners are taking precautions to protect us from Covid, and these may change before our trip. When we arrive we should wait in our cars in the car park instead of going to reception, and we will be checked in by staff. Masks must be worn at all times in the public buildings, with the exception of the dining room. At meals the tables will be well spaced, and mostly for two people, although there will be the possibility of tables for four from two households. The table you choose on your first night will be yours for the whole of our stay. All meals are fully waiter service, with no self-service whatsoever.
For both breakfast and dinner, we will be required to enter the dining room in two groups 15 minutes apart. Please be punctual. Our times are not yet fixed, but Linda has asked for 0745 and 0800 for breakfast. That should leave us plenty of time for our walks. A three course dinner will be served at times to be advised. The bar may be open, but drinks will be available at the tables. Lunch is normally available at extra cost, but may not be this time.
Sporting facilities normally available include a swimming pool, archery, pitch and putt, and tennis, but are unlikely to be available for us. Some evening entertainment will be provided, but with strict social distancing rules.