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69 reviews
THE BEE'S KNEES
View of the cottage across the gardens
Garden from across the farm pond where Moorhens and ducks nest
View of the cottages across the farm pond
Across the pond in Autumn
Front door - Welcome!
I live next door!
Living area and kitchen
Double Bedroom
View towards the Gazebo
The henhouse
Peacock butterflies are regular visitors
Ducks and moorhens live on the pond
Gazebo in which to enjoy that early evening drink and the last of the suns rays
Picnic overlooking the pond
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Banham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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wifeybxxx
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautifully decorated cottage, in gorgeous gardens, with friendly hosts.”
Reviewed 2 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Visited with husband and 6 year old daughter.
Easy and trouble-free rental. Welcome pack on arrival. Cottage very clean and presented to a very high standard. All facilities you could ask for a fun, relaxing stay e.g. numerous toys, games and DVDs for children and adults. Lovely children's play area in garden, with imaginative wendy house. Plenty of relaxing spots to sit in garden and lots to discover too; including the chickens. Hosts very approachable and informative, but gave us plenty of privacy and space too.
Lots to see and do around and about: attractive villages, Thetford forest, Snetterton race circuit. We plan to return for another holiday!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Dec 2015
Thank you for your kind comments and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us - it was lovely to host you all and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016! Merry Christmas.
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honey0007
Spalding, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“totally catered for”
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Nothing you could want would not be available in this beautiful cottage.
They have thought of everything.
Best welcome pack I have ever had.
Helpful, friendly but not in your face.
Most relaxing weekend, thank you.

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Management Response
30 Sep 2015
It was a pleasure to have you to all to stay with us, we do try to make everyone's holiday a special and relaxing one - the welcome pack is so that you don't have to have to worry about having to go to the shops immediately! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and whilst we are around to be helpful we do respect our guests privacy. We hope to see you again here in Norfolk. Kindest regards Dalene & Alex
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Rosemary...
1 review
“Thought of everything”
Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Beautiful cottage, wonderful welcome pack. Literally everything you could want. Lovely garden. Our stay was very rainy but just meant we got to enjoy the cottage more.
Would definitely recommend to friends.

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Liked best: How clean and bright the property was
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thank you very much and although we can control most things, unfortunately despite our best efforts, the weather over the weekend defeated us! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and it makes us very happy to know that our guests are happy and makes all the efforts we put in worthwhile. We hope to welcome you again to Olde Farm and that next time the sun will shine! Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Dave T
Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Another brilliant stay!”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was our 3rd visit to the Bees Knees and it was, yet again, a perfect home from home. We stayed for 6 nights to visit our friends who live locally and our 3 year old knew he was at his home from home as soon as he arrived! Dalene and Alex and excellent hosts and always do everything they can to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The Smial is a wonderful addition to the gardens and our 3 year old loved the play area, as well as the chickens and having the honour of naming the new chicken arrival!
The welcome pack is excellent and plentiful and the cottage is so welcoming and homely.
Thank you Dalene and Alex for another wonderful stay - we will be back for our 4th visit in the future!

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Management Response
25 Aug 2015
It was lovely to see you all again and a pleasure once more to spend time with Jacob and to see him growing up. We are so pleased we lived up to your expectations again and it is wonderful to know that we make your stay a special one. Looking forward to seeing you all again next year. George is living up to his name and is a very curious chicken! Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Andy W
Leeds, North Yorks
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The warmest welcome possible - and an excellent cottage.”
Reviewed 16 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Four of us went - including two children 7 and 9. The welcome couldn't be warmer, with a careful show-around of the cottage, introduction to the well stocked larder (pasta, stock cubes etc etc), freezer with some lollies already in - and food welcome pack - well stocked fridge and some bubbly on ice. Children vanished into a garden of swings, ducks, grass, chickens.

Fantastic facilities, a couple of miles from Banham Zoo. We spent a lot of time cycling in the forests, walking, visiting the coast, Sutton Hoo, Bewilderwood etc.

Can't recommend this place enough - stop looking and book.

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Liked best: The warm welcome
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2015
We are so pleased that you had such a good time during your stay with us and it was delightful to see how much pleasure the children got from the gardens and wildlife - it makes the effort we put into welcoming our guests all worth while when we know that we have made people happy. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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