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The Bee's Knees

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64 reviews
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
Dining area
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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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Banham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England
Tranquility and peace in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. The perfect place to get away from it all... .....relax and sleep in style!

Welcome to Winter here at Olde Farm Holiday Cottages, the clocks have gone back so the days are short and the nights might be long but the frost makes everything magical in the gardens which still teem with life as the snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils start to make their appearance, the birds are around singing and digging for insects, the robin visits each morning waiting on the picnic table for his breakfast, the owls hunt at night and are magnificent. The days though short can still quite warm in the bursts of Winter sunshine and the star filled night skies are just breath taking as the frosty nights ensure clear, cloudless nights. Our hens, ducks and the swans wander exploring and t...
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About the Owner, Magdalene M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jul 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 108 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We live next door so can be as accessible or as remote as you wish! We always try to ensure that we are here to meet and greet guests and show you around the cottages and gardens. There is a full information pack in the cottage which gives you information about the local attractions, shopping, eating out and take-aways. We would be happy to help you plan your stay with us.. Consider The Bee's Knees your home from home and we hope that if you arrive a stranger you will leave a friend!
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Alex and Dalene have literally thought of everything. A home away from home in a stunning setting. This beautiful cottage is a great find and the welcome pack tops it off. Homemade scones and jam with clotted cream and a bottle of bubbles. What more could anyone ask for. We will definitely be back.

Management response:

Thank you for coming to stay with us and we are so pleased that you had such a good time. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex


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Reviewed 12 October 2017 for a stay in August 2017

What a wonderful holiday cottage! I stayed at The Bees Knees with my wife and 2 young children back in August and to say we were delighted from the start, would be an understatement. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years, and i can honestly say this is the first time ever, that a cottage has supplied...

Management response:

Thank you, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do always try to go that extra mile for our guests and to make everyone's holiday as special as possible and it makes us so happy when it works!! We look forward to having you to stay again here at Olde Farm soon. Kindest regards. Dalene...


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Leiston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed in the cottage with our 3 year old son and I'm so glad we did! The location is great, very close to the zoo and lots of nice eating places (we would recommend The Inn on the Green who were very good with my sons allergies) as well as being quiet and remote. The cottage itself was so...

Management response:

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you want to return, it was lovely to meet you all. Our cottages are the ones that we have always wanted to stay in and we are happy to provide equipment to help make guest stays as easy as possible. So pleased you enjoyed the dumplings (they...


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We expect our guests to treat the cottage with the same respect they would their own home
    1 Full bath
    2 Fulls
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About the neighbourhood
Banham is a very pretty, small village with its own village green and lovely church. In times gone by it was better known for its brick, tile and chimney manufacturing and the world famous cider producing company Gaymer and Son. You can still taste several fruit beers and ciders at the Garden House pub about a mile from the cottage. The sign on the village green reflects it's history as it shows kiln, a cider press and an apple tree.

Close by we have the famous Banham Zoo, the Snetterton racing circuit, which hosts regular events, the beautiful medieval town of Norwich, the Bressingham Steam Museum and many more attractions which you will find full details of in the cottage. Within walking distance is the village of Old Buckenham with it's enormous village green, thatched ch...
Getting around
There is little to no public transport in Banham but Attlebrough and Diss Stations are fairly close with ample parking (or we could take you and collect you) and from these you can also travel into Norwich, Ipswich, Cambridge, Ely, Thetford and the surrounding towns. There are several pubs and shops within reasonable walking distance (2k)
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Norwich/Stansted/Luton: 113.0 km
Railway: Diss or Attleborough: 8.0 km
Ferry: Lowestoft, Harwich: 70.0 km
There is little to no local transport but you can get trains from London and other major stations into either Attleborough or Diss where you will find taxis. From these you can also travel into Norwich, Ipswich, Cambridge, Thetford and the surrounding towns. There are several pubs and shops within reasonable walking distance (2k). We are situated next to a grain store on the B1113 between the villages of Banham and New Buckenham.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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