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THE BEE'S KNEES
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78 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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Excellent - based on 78 reviews
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Hazel P
1 review
“Our place in the clouds...”
Reviewed 21 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

What a wonderful cottage ,it was without doubt the most welcoming cottage we have stayed in . Darlene and Alex were wonderful hosts . We will return asap , we will miss the Bees Knees as we return home ..Thank you both ,,, hope to see you soon xxxx

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Jun 2017
It was our absolute pleasure to have you all to stay with us and we are very much looking forward to your return!! See you soon. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Hyacinth...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Idyllic situation”
Reviewed 21 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We had heard about this cottage from a friend His description was good but our experience surpassed this
The grounds are wonderful with a beautiful pond, tastefully laid garden ,hen coop , and a children's play area
The cottage is bright and airy with everything we could possibly want
The lounge had tv DVD and a DVD library alongside a library of good reading
The kitchen is so well equipped Ali g with a selection of fresh goodies for our enjoyment
There is a well stocked honesty pantry
Upstairs the bee theme continues
We had two bedrooms which were so fresh and clean
The bathroom facilities are bath,shower and wash hand basin and across the landing a toilet and further hand basin
The decoration is of a high standard and freshly done
The owners were delightful and very helpful
I thank them at this point for my birthday card and balloon
We will return as the area holds plenty to see
The owners dogs and cats are friendly but know where to go and not to go

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Management Response
23 May 2017
We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable time staying in The Bee's Knees and it gives us great pleasure to know that the efforts we go to for our guests are appreciated and successful. It was our pleasure to help you celebrate your birthday and we look forward to your return to Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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bm2020
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a truly wonderful holiday experience at Olde Farm”
Reviewed 5 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Having booked The Bees Knee’s and The Borrowers cottages for a family celebration and had spoken to Dalene, our hopes were high for a lovely time and the experience actually exceeded our expectations.
From the moment we arrived ‘Olde Farm’ it felt like a ‘home from home’ for all of us. A wonderfully warm welcome from Dalene and Alex and then the cottages themselves, the gardens and the welcome packs were truly amazing – the fridge was stocked, we had home-made scones, clotted cream, jam & marmalade, flowers, champagne, fresh fruit etc. - Dalene and Alex couldn’t be more accommodating.
Their attention to detail in both cottages is second to none everything one might need and those extra little touches which kept revealing themselves to us throughout our stay, like the pheasant, squirrel and owl (stuffed) seated on the beams of The Borrowers and the little toys hidden in the bathroom cupboard at the Bees Knees – at just the right height for our granddaughter to discover. Also the little bees theme dotted throughout the Bees Knees and the unique ‘Noah’s Ark’ which we all loved.
We enjoyed a lovely family BBQ in the Smial and the thoughtful garden seating areas were so inviting, allowing us relax and breathe in the fresh air and appreciate nature. The secret paths and thoughtful planting throughout the gardens, the lake with ducks, the chickens added another level of depth and interest and also their own cats and dogs which were friendly and so cute, especially the new puppy.
Olde Farm certainly deserves it’s 4* Gold for 2017 and we will definitely be returning for another visit as soon as possible.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 May 2017
Thank you for your kind words, it was our pleasure to have you all to stay and we are so pleased that you have such a lovely time and we are very much looking forward to having you all to stay again soon. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Apr 2017
We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay with us here at Olde Farm. We try to go that extra mile for our guests and when it works nothing makes us happier! We hope to see you again sometime. Kindest regards Dalene & Alex
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467Liz81
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Mrs”
Reviewed 27 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Stayed here for a weekend and it's even better than the photos! It was so lovely and cosy! They have everything you need AND more and the owners are lovely! Would highly recommend!

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Management Response
28 Feb 2017
Thank you it was a pleasure to have you all to stay with us and we are so pleased that you had such a good stay - despite the weather's best efforts!! It makes us so happy when we succeed in making our guests happy and makes the efforts we try to go to all the more worthwhile. We hope to see you again here at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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janinebai...
Sandy, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage”
Reviewed 21 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Had a lovely stay at Delene and Alex's cottage, which is beautifully decorated and furnished. The gas fire (which looks like a wood burner) is a really lovely touch.

We ate at the inn on the green in the local village which was really lovely and catered well for gluten free. We also used the Smiel to cook a BBQ which was fun!

We visited Southwold and Sandringham - both just over an hour away and worth a visit.

Daisy the golden retriever had a lovely time in the garden and was well catered for in the cottage and was happy to sleep downstairs as requested.

No mobile phone signal and very slow internet - could be a curse or a blessing depending on your personal point of view! But didn't spoil our stay.

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Management Response
22 Feb 2017
Thank you Janine and we are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us. Rural Norfolk as we tell our guests is sadly not blessed with the best of modern communications - despite the promises made to remedy this. As you say it is either a blessing or a curse and we live in hope that one day we will be up to speed and reception! But in the meantime hopefully the creature comforts in the cottage and the chance to switch off balances these out. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
22 Feb 2017
It makes us so happy when guests return for a second visit and we were delighted that you chose to spend your birthday with us. I have passed on your compliments regarding the eggs to the hens:) We are looking forward to seeing you again in the Summer and providing you with another welcome pack of seasonal goodies to enjoy! Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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