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Greenbanks Country Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Great Fransham
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“Lovely stay at Greenbanks”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in this charming hotel - upstairs rooms in main building. A little road noise but nothing to worry about. Food was especially good and everyone there was so, so helpful. Could not do enough for my elderly mother - wonderful service.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Stayed for a week in a party of five in barn apartment which comprises two double rooms and bathroom upstairs and one double room, bathroom and kitchen/living area downstairs. Warm welcome from the owners. Accomodation beautifully finished with luxurious and spacious bathrooms, good sized bedrooms and attractive features such as decked outside area and upstairs balcony overlooking scenic pond/lake area. Pathways around the water run very close to the barn though, so there's often a privacy problem if you want to keep bedroom blinds open to enjoy the views! My only grumble regarding the barn as a self catering option is that there is nothing like the living area needed to accommodate five or six people (only one small two seater sofa, small dining table and four dining chairs), and the kitchen could be better equipped for cooking (would be useful to have side plates, garlic press, steamer, and more breakfast/dessert bowls and cutlery needed). Unfortunately some mugs and wine glasses not very clean from previous occupants, hairs on plates, so would prefer maids to check such items are ready for new occupants. Great facilities for disabled travellers, all wheelchair friendly, and hoists, shower chair etc all available. Fab swimming pool available to book for exclusive use (advisable to pre-book before arrival to secure the days/ times you prefer). My 10 year old son loved spotting herons and other birds, and we found a small grassy area near the lake to play catch and badminton, but if I had young children I'd be concerned about the lack of boundary from the barn to the water and car-park. Perfectly located to explore Norfolk - Sandringham, Holkham Hall and beach, Wells-next-the-Sea, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, Langham Glass, Holt, Gressenhall workhouse, seal-spotting boat trips...reached everything within half an hour to an hour. Waitrose 10 mins away in Swaffham and Co-op in nearby Derham. Would love to return.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

very high spec rooms, with all you could expect. we stayed in the external units, not the new barn conversion and the room size was spacious and although designed to accommodate disability didn't notice it. The staff were very attentive and couldn't have been more helpful - we didn't want a full meal on the Sunday and they went off menu for a light snack instead for us despite having a full house in the restaurant. Easy to get to and within easy reach of small market towns by way of beautiful countryside - didn't get to try the pool but had lovely walk round the lake

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Stayed a night In the new barn - excellent a super nights sleep.
Excellent bathroom with a super shower. - loved the taps.
Food Excellent as always.
Nice lake to wonder round and kids love the pool and surroundings.
Excellent location.
5++ al the way certainly will stay again in due course.

Room Tip: Opt for the barn if you have two kids. - other family rooms are also very good - stayed over the yea...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed here three years ago, and thought we'd try it again, and were well pleased.

Its a hotel with a difference - the are a few rooms in the main building, then some lovely old Norfolk farm building conversions which is where we have stayed, and some new additions over looking their small lake, which from the outside look super. Our rooms which were for family spacious and well fitted, as too was the en suite. Beds comfy, and although the hotel is situated just off the A47 which runs just behind it, it is surprisingly quite.

The restaurant to us is perhaps a disappointment in as much as it does not have any outlook, and somehow feels somewhat claustrophobic. It desperately needs some form of aircon or ventilation as it was particularly hot at the time, and they seem reluctant to open doors and windows to get some air though for some reason. However, the food is delicious. We stayed DB&B for three nights and were well satisfied each evening. Not a big choice, but certainly good enough for us, and the meals were well presented and expertly cooked with enough choice.

The owners and staff are all lovely - and we look forward to staying again.

Room Tip: If the new rooms over looking the small lake are available go for one of them - very tranquil.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Haven't stayed here, but attended a Golden Wedding Anniversary party on the 14th July.
The food was very good especially for the amount of people they were catering for.
It all came out promptly, fresh and Hot.
The waiting staff were very friendly and accommodating.
They allowed the "Golden Couple's" grandchildren to "perform" and didn't hurry us at all.
Lovely setting with lake and pond.
Want to come back very very soon and try the Hotel facilities.
Thankyou so much for such and enjoyable all round experience, (also for looking after my daughter's lost doll), which unfortunately, can be very rare .

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

This is my 4th week staying at Greenbanks and what a delight each stay is! The bedrooms and reception areas are innovatively designed, by Jenny's creative expertise and are all beautifully appointed. Location is always key to any memorable stay and Greenbanks has an idyllic lake, woodland and garden setting and much thought had gone into creating a very attractive Eco friendly environment.
Delicious locally sourced food,beautifully presented is served in the cosy dining room.
Run by a very friendly team,Greenbanks is well worth a visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Greenbanks Country Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Greenbanks Main Road | Dereham, Great Fransham NR19 2NA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Fransham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Great Fransham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Greenbanks Country Hotel & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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