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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Banham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Excellent - based on 52 reviews
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SharonH20...
Norwich
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic place- perfect relaxation - everything you could need!”
Reviewed 10 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

I needed a retreat to relax and convalesce after some hospital treatment and this place was simply wonderful. Very clean, modern, absolutely everything you could possibly need was all available to cater for yourselves with many little extras. As I knew I would be spending most of my time inside I took lots with me to do but I really didn't need to -books, DVDs, games; jigsaws, as well as the usual TV were all there! The sun streams in making it lovely and bright and a lovely outlook. It is so much easier to relax in such a beautiful but still homely environment. Very friendly and lovely owners. This accommodation is superb!!!

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Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Mar 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words and we are pleased that we were able to help you relax. We do try to go that extra mile for our guests and to make each person feel valued and their experience to be a special one. It is lovely to be told that it it working!! Best wishes for your future recovery. Dalene & Alex
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Chudson22
1 review
“Fantastic weekend away!”
Reviewed 15 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed at The Borrowers for a short weekend and it was absolutely perfect. The house is finished to such a high standard, fully equipped with everything you need and more! It is so warm and cosy you almost don't want to leave. It is well located to lots of attractions and some lovely pubs. Dalene & Alex (and the pugs!) make you feel so welcome and couldn't be more helpful.
We had a fantastic time and will definitely be back!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Feb 2015
Thank you for your very kind comments, we do try to make our guests stay a special one and it makes me very happy when we succeed. I counted the pugs when you left and was relieved to find it was still three:) It was lovely to meet you both and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Dalene & Alex
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KLM28
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful retreat”
Reviewed 18 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

What a gem of a find! I only wish I had realised how much we would love it as one night was just not enough. The accommodation was beautiful, scenic, clean and very warm! Finished to a high standard and such lovely hosts too. I could write so much more, but all I willl say is that anyone reading this and doubting whether to stay here... Don't! You will have a lovely trip :) can't wait to come back and already planning when! Thank you for having us!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Jan 2015
Thank you both and it was a pleasure to welcome you to stay with us at The Borrowers for you special weekend - it was a shame you could not stay longer, but we are pleased that you had such a good time and we we look forward to seeing you again later in the year. Dalene & Alex
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cltheob13...
1 review
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 30 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed at The Borrowers for two nights from Boxing Day. It really is a wonderful place. First class accommodation which is finished to a very high standard and looked out over a lovely garden. There was even a Christmas tree and absolutely everything we needed and more. On our arrival we found a great welcome pack which was truly appreciated. Alex came to the road flashing his torch as we were late and lost. We received a very warm welcome and it was a very peaceful getaway. Can't wait to return. We may steal a pug next time. If you are looking for a tranquil country break in first class accommodation then look no further than The Borrowers.

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Liked best: Finish and styling of property
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
31 Dec 2014
It was our pleasure to have you to stay and we are so pleased that you had such a good time, it makes all the effort we put in worthwhile when know that we make people happy. We look forward to seeing you again in 2015 and I will make sure I doubly count the pugs when you leave:) Happy New Year to you both.

Dalene & Alex
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NEG1977
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing place and lovely welcome”
Reviewed 7 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

We have stayed at the Borrowers twice now and we love it. Dalene and Alex have truly thought of everything it is a home away from home. When you arrive you get a lovely welcome from them and their pugs. This time we were greeted with warm homemade mince pies. The place is equipped with everything you need (and more). It is very warm and cosy and finished to the highest standard. It is close to snetterton race track but in the middle of the country making it very tranquil and peaceful. The welcome package has everything you need for a weekend away. Dalene and Alex are flexible and can't do enough. Looking forward to returning soon.

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Liked best: The homely feel
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
8 Dec 2014
Thanks both, it was a pleasure to see you again and we look forward to you visiting in 2015. Your timing was perfect as the mince pies had just come out of the oven :) You admire our pugs, we admire your car!! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and see you again soon.
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crimewrit...
Ludlow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
337 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Best holiday rental ever”
Reviewed 16 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We have just had three wonderful nights in The Borrowers. Of all the holiday lets we've ever used, this was the best. No detail was neglected - everything finished to the highest possible spec, and every need catered for. It was exceptionally dog-friendly, to the extent that the delightful owners invited our dog to join them for the evening when we had to be away. It's a bit isolated, but within striking distance of Norwich, and if you just want to get away for a few days, you couldn't do better than The Borrowers. Another bonus: the owners are very flexible in taking bookings for whatever nights would suit you, rather than insisting on a full week or particular days.

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Liked best: Overall quality and dog-friendliness.
Liked least: non-existent 3G signal.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Nov 2014
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was a delight to meet you both and host Rosie for the evening - who could have resisted that little face. We have tried to think of everything that our guests might need and it is wonderful to know that we are getting there. Saying that we are your best ever stay, has really raised the bar again for us, we will try to keep it that high!! We hope to see you and Rory again in 2015.
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