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48 reviews
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Soak away the cares of the day!
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Banham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Charlotte...
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful in all ways!”
Reviewed 4 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This place is magical and we will be back next year without a doubt! Great location - near the Broads and also an hour away from the east coast seasides like Wells Next The sea. Gardens are stunning and even better than we imagined with a wonderful play area for my niece! Cottages (we hired both for both families at same time) are well kitted out and the welcome packs we received went well beyond anything we could have expected. Salad, tomatoes, bacon, ham, prosecco, freshly laid eggs, juice; home made scones, clotted cream. The list goes on. Also useful that things like washing up liquid / dishwasher tablets / kitchen towels already there!
Also the dog friendly cottage had dog treats in which our dogs enjoyed. Spare leads/collar/poo bags - you name it it was there! Can't wait to return!

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Management Response
7 May 2017
Thank you Charlotte and it was our pleasure to have you all to stay with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much with us that you want to return - we cannot ask for more validation than that:) Kindest regards and see you all again soon. Dalene & Alex
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Providenc...
Nottingham, England
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Perfect in Every Way”
Reviewed 19 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We stayed at the Borrowers for a weekend so we could travel to Snetterton race circuit, it's only a few minutes drive away. Dalene and Alex were wonderful hosts and provided everything we needed for a perfect break. As it was St Patrick's Day Dalene had prepared us a gorgeous Irish Stew in the slow cooker for our arrival, so delicious. The cottage is beautifully furnished and really well equipped. The welcome pack provides everything you need for a weekend, much appreciated. Our two miniature schnauzers loved exploring the garden which is secure and pet friendly. Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again very soon. Many thanks

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Mar 2017
Thank you Sue and we are so pleased that you all enjoyed your weekend with us. We do try to make sure that all our guests are made to feel welcome and have the best experience we can give. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the stew - a nod to my ancestry - and that the dogs enjoyed the gardens. We look forward to welcoming you to Olde Farm again soon. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Katy R
1 review
“Amazing and beautiful cottage”
Reviewed 16 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Wow we came here for our three year anniversary with our 10 week old baby....dalene a Alex were so welcoming a helped me to surprise my partner with balloons and champagne the welcome pack also was amazing and the chicken casserole we requested was beautiful never tasted dumplings like it ....the cottage had a lovely relaxing feel to it with beautiful surroundings outside we can't wait to come back thankyou dalene and Alex for a wonderful stay you both are so lovely see you in the near future

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Management Response
16 Feb 2017
Thank you so much for your very kind words. It was our pleasure to make your anniversary and first holiday as a family together a special one. We look forward to seeing you all again in the Summer, Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex xx
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StefekBu
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A slice of heaven ”
Reviewed 30 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We stayed here for a quiet weekend away, and couldn't have chosen a better place.
A wonderful and warm welcome, and selection of local goodies for us also.
The cottage is really nicely done and feels like a home, with such lovely little touches, our Dog Kiska was a big fan of under floor heating and the fire place also.
Really nice garden with a place for BBQ, but was a bit cold for us to try it.
Dalene and Alex are so kind and gracious hosts, who know just how to make you feel welcome.
I can't recommend this place enough, go and stay it's heaven!

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Management Response
22 Feb 2017
We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us and that Kiska enjoyed the creature comfort of the underfloor heating and that you enjoyed the local goodies. It makes us very happy when our guests have enjoyed their visit and we look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Kindest regards Dalene & Alex
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Gemma S
United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent week of relaxation!”
Reviewed 5 December 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We stayed at the Borrowers, Olde Farm for a week back in September which was wonderfully relaxing - we didn't want to leave!!

The Borrowers is fabulous accommodation, light, airy and full of anything you could need for a week away. The welcome pack was full of lovely touches and the cottage has a vast array of books, DVDs and games to wile away a lazy afternoon! The garden is beautiful with plenty of interesting corners to sit back, read a book and enjoy a glass of wine in peace and quiet.

Alex and Dalene are charming and couldn't be more helpful. Having such helpful accommodating owners on hand really pays dividends at excellent getaways such as the Borrowers.

The week flew by and we wish we could turn back time and go back again!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Dec 2016
Hello Gemma and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted that you both (and the dog) had such a good time with us. It always makes us happy to know that guests have enjoyed their stay with us and that the extra mile we try to go to with the welcome pack and the extra touches are appreciated and make a difference. We cannot turn back time, but hopefully we can look forward, and see you all again at some point here at Olde Farm. We also hope that your rescued chickens are settling in well - one of our guests fell in love with the Sebrights and adopted some of the chicks we hatched and we have now added to the flock here with Shelia and Blanche - check out the website and you will see Shelia enjoying herself on the chicken swing!! Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Dalene & Alex
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Lauren_w4
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Heavenly weekend getaway”
Reviewed 25 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Thank you very much Dalene and Alex for such a great stay. The Borrowers has everything you'd want to relax - loads of good DVDs, books, games, pantry, and cosy comfortable furniture. I loved the big fluffy bed and the bathroom, which has a big free standing bath, and also smells like a spa as you walk in (vanilla I think?). Everything is very thoughtfully planned, I would love to visit again! Julia xx

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Nov 2016
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do try to make everyone's visit a special one and it makes us so happy when we have succeeded. Hopefully you will visit us again in 2017 and we look forward to having you to stay. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Paul01122
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best rental I've ever stayed!”
Reviewed 23 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

This was by far the best stay I've ever had. Felt at home the whole time - incredibly thoughtful service and amenities. Well done to the owners!

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Management Response
27 Nov 2016
Thank you Paulo and we are so pleased that you felt so at home. We do try to go that extra mile for all our guests and nothing pleases us more than when it works! We are looking forward to seeing you again here at Olde Farm next year - we are so happy that you want to stay again! Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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