Room at this house - but it’ll be a bit of a squash

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Owner Victoria Cushing. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Owner Victoria Cushing. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Whether you're carving jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween, or baking pies for Thanksgiving, finding the perfect pumpkin is an essential part of the autumn experience.

And now Brookhill Farm, in mid Norfolk, are offering a new twist on the pick-your-own trend, and inviting pumpkin pickers to choose from the shelves of the Thursford farm's custom-built pumpkin house.

Victoria Cushing, 36, whose husband Henry, 44, works on the family-owned sugar beet and pig farm, came up with the idea last year.

Mrs Cushing said: 'I saw a picture of a pumpkin house on the internet and asked my husband to build one.

'His friend, who's a carpenter, helped him and it took them about two days to build it and a day to put it all together.

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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'It's made out of scaffolding boards so we'll be able to put it up again next year.

'We've grown some of the pumpkins ourselves and the rest are from a supplier in Cambridge.'

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She added: 'Today was our first day, and we've had a slow and steady trickle of people.

'It's a quiet time for the farm so I'd love it if we got 50 people a day.'

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Owner Victoria Cushing. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Owner Victoria Cushing. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

'It's free to come in and you can just have a look and take a picture.

'But the best thing is you can pick your perfect pumpkin from the shelves.'

Brookhill Farm's pumpkin house is open from 10am - 4.30pm from Thursday, October 25, to Wednesday, October 31.

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Owner Victoria Cushing. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Owner Victoria Cushing. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Owner Victoria Cushing. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Owner Victoria Cushing. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Pumpkin House, Thursford. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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