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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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honey0007
Spalding, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“totally catered for”
Reviewed September 29, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Nothing you could want would not be available in this beautiful cottage.
They have thought of everything.
Best welcome pack I have ever had.
Helpful, friendly but not in your face.
Most relaxing weekend, thank you.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
30 Sep 2015
It was a pleasure to have you to all to stay with us, we do try to make everyone's holiday a special and relaxing one - the welcome pack is so that you don't have to have to worry about having to go to the shops immediately! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and whilst we are around to be helpful we do respect our guests privacy. We hope to see you again here in Norfolk. Kindest regards Dalene & Alex
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Rosemary...
1 review
“Thought of everything”
Reviewed August 27, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Beautiful cottage, wonderful welcome pack. Literally everything you could want. Lovely garden. Our stay was very rainy but just meant we got to enjoy the cottage more.
Would definitely recommend to friends.

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Liked best: How clean and bright the property was
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thank you very much and although we can control most things, unfortunately despite our best efforts, the weather over the weekend defeated us! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and it makes us very happy to know that our guests are happy and makes all the efforts we put in worthwhile. We hope to welcome you again to Olde Farm and that next time the sun will shine! Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Dave T
Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Another brilliant stay!”
Reviewed August 23, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was our 3rd visit to the Bees Knees and it was, yet again, a perfect home from home. We stayed for 6 nights to visit our friends who live locally and our 3 year old knew he was at his home from home as soon as he arrived! Dalene and Alex and excellent hosts and always do everything they can to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The Smial is a wonderful addition to the gardens and our 3 year old loved the play area, as well as the chickens and having the honour of naming the new chicken arrival!
The welcome pack is excellent and plentiful and the cottage is so welcoming and homely.
Thank you Dalene and Alex for another wonderful stay - we will be back for our 4th visit in the future!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2015
It was lovely to see you all again and a pleasure once more to spend time with Jacob and to see him growing up. We are so pleased we lived up to your expectations again and it is wonderful to know that we make your stay a special one. Looking forward to seeing you all again next year. George is living up to his name and is a very curious chicken! Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Andy W
Leeds, North Yorks
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The warmest welcome possible - and an excellent cottage.”
Reviewed August 16, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Four of us went - including two children 7 and 9. The welcome couldn't be warmer, with a careful show-around of the cottage, introduction to the well stocked larder (pasta, stock cubes etc etc), freezer with some lollies already in - and food welcome pack - well stocked fridge and some bubbly on ice. Children vanished into a garden of swings, ducks, grass, chickens.

Fantastic facilities, a couple of miles from Banham Zoo. We spent a lot of time cycling in the forests, walking, visiting the coast, Sutton Hoo, Bewilderwood etc.

Can't recommend this place enough - stop looking and book.

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Liked best: The warm welcome
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2015
We are so pleased that you had such a good time during your stay with us and it was delightful to see how much pleasure the children got from the gardens and wildlife - it makes the effort we put into welcoming our guests all worth while when we know that we have made people happy. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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h4malky
Fife, Scotland
1 review
“A beautiful cottage, fabulous welcome pack and better than home!”
Reviewed July 22, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We arrived after a long journey and straight away were given a tour of the grounds while my children were let loose! First impressions lasted the whole week ... what an amazing place! From the ducks to the wendy house, swings to gazebo, the beautiful decor and full fridge and cupboards, everything was wonderful. My children are 11, 9 and 3. I was a bit concerned about the pond, but it is gated and with the wild ducklings and moorhen chicks I encouraged my kids to give the birds some space. Everything in the house seemed new, was spotlessly clean, comfortable and every need catered for - picnic benches and other outside seating to enjoy the sunshine, toy box, games, dvds and books for the poorer weather. If I can do the journey again from Aberdeenshire I would go back in a flash, Dalene and Alex are the lovliest hosts.

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Liked best: The outside space was wonderful!
Liked least: Nothing at all!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
11 Aug 2015
It was our pleasure to have you to stay with us and we are so pleased you all had such a wonderful time. It was lovely to hear the children playing in the garden and to see them gain so much simple pleasure from feeding the ducks and moorhens. It is a shame you are so far away from us, but hopefully you will make the journey again because we would love to have you all to stay again. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Angela A
Lemelerveld, The Netherlands
1 review
“Excellent cottage, great host and beautiful area”
Reviewed June 30, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The day we arrived we get a very warm welcome of Magdalene and Alex. The cottage is just excellent, there is no other word for it, every thing you need or would like to need is available. The garden is wonderful to see and we explored a lot in Norfolk, so we've had a wonderful time.

Thanks a lot for every thing.

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Liked best: the interieur of the cottage (bathroom, bedlinnen, tableware etc)
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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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
11 Aug 2015
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we very much enjoyed meeting you and sharing the stories of your adventures exploring Norfolk. It gives us great pleasure to know that our efforts to make people feel welcome are a success and hopefully we will see you again here at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Louise P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply wonderful”
Reviewed June 29, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Myself & my partner just wanted a few days away together in some peace & quiet, we got this & a whole lot more at The Bee's Knees.Dalene & Alex were there to greet us & show us round on our arrival, the cottage was immaculate and had everything you could think of that you may need or have forgotten, there was a lovely welcome pack for us with lots of homemade treats. The garden is beautiful with a pond & ducks & chickens. Dalene & Alex couldn't have been more friendly & welcoming, we would certainly return and highly recommend.

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Liked best: The homemade treats
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
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
11 Aug 2015
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the cottage gave you the peace and quiet you wanted. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again soon here in our little piece of Norfolk paradise:) Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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