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Excellent
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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BethPB
Eastwood, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely Perfect!”
Reviewed January 3, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

When I originally booked for us to stay at The Bee's Knees, I didn't really think that it could be as good as the reviews suggested - how wrong I was! Alex and Dalene really have thought of everything and we felt like we were staying in a home from home. Even my husband, who is rarely over-complimentary about anything, said that it was the best place we had ever stayed and that he wouldn't hesitate to return. Thank you very much for making us so welcome. We will be back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jan 2018
It was so lovely to welcome you to stay with us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we do try to make everyone's visit as special as we can by going that extra mile and it makes us so happy when we succeed and that our reviews genuinely reflect what we offer. We look forward to seeing you again here at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Emily L
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect stay”
Reviewed January 1, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

This cottage literally has everything you could possibly need and the welcome pack was so generous (orange juice, apple juice, butter, bacon, ham, milk, chocolates, prosecco, homemade bread, homemade scones, homemade jam, fruit). It was immaculate inside (and I am a massive germ freak!), the playground was lovely for the kids and they even left duck food so we could go feed the ducks in the mornings. Will definitely come back in the summer when we can go out and explore more

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Management Response
4 Jan 2018
Thank you Emily we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and want to return (it makes all the efforts we make worthwhile) and we look forward to seeing you again later in the year. Kindest regards. 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
“You couldn’t ask for anything more”
Reviewed October 16, 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.

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Management Response
17 Oct 2017
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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Roam69577...
1 review
“Perfection!”
Reviewed October 12, 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 everything needed for a comfortable, relaxing, and peaceful getaway.
Alex and Dalene have thought of it all. You even get a lovely welcome pack which includes a bottle of bubbles for us adults and freshly laid eggs for your first mornings breakfast. These touches really do make the difference. You can tell immediately from meeting Alex and Dalene, how much they care about the experience for us holiday makers.
The cottage is well presented - it's very clean and the decor is modern and fresh. But it's not just the cottage.......the grounds are awesome too! An entire kids playing area, a large (gated) duck pond, well maintained gardens, huge lawned area with various seating, it goes on!
We will be back, and we would highly recommend.
Thank you for having us Alex & Dalene and apologies it took us so long to review! ;-)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Oct 2017
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 & Alex
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shaz830
Leiston, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautifully homely, clean and comfortable”
Reviewed September 13, 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 welcoming and amazingly clean. My son didn't want to come home. Alex and Darlene really have thought of everything from bath toys to children's plates, cutlery and night lights. On booking we asked if they had a stair gate which was the only thing they hadn't got but when we arrived they had bought one! They really do go out of their way to make your stay unforgettable.
The casserole Darlene cooked us for our first night was delicious , the dumplings we're the best we have ever had and our 3 year old ate the lot.
All the rooms have everything you could want for kids, black out blinds, travels cot, highchair, toys, dvds, toilet seat, books, changing mat which makes life so much easier.
The gardens are amazing too, the new climbing frame which has a pirate ship theme was excellent for my little boy and even my husband! We enjoyed a hot chocolate in the outside seating area as well as feeding the ducks, 2 lovely black swans and the chickens.
This is the first place I have stayed with our son that I can say we will definitely go back to...it was so stress free and just what we needed to get away from it all. The day we left Alex and Darlene gave my son a bee shaped gingerbread which was lovely personal touch....he is already asking to go back.

Thanks Alex and Darlene

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Sep 2017
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 are Alex's favourites) and we are very much looking forward to having you to stay with us again soon. The ducks were very disappointed that they only got corn this morning and not unlimited snacks:) Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 30, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Sep 2017
It was lovely to have you to stay with us here at Olde Farm and we are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us - it makes the extra mile that we try to go to for all our guests worthwhile. Although we live on site we do try to give our guests their privacy and as you say we can be as close or as far as you wish us to be. Happy to chat, but just as happy to be 'invisible'. We look forward to seeing you again here at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Lynne G
1 review
“Absolutely charming”
Reviewed August 29, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We have just spent a week at The Bees Knees & what a treat that was! The cottage is so pretty & well presented & when I say you'll have everything you need, I mean everything! The gardens are stunning, with outdoor eating areas, hammock, very cosy barbecue hut & children's play area. Dalene & Alex are your very friendly hosts who will help you with anything you need plus you get to meet their furry family too (and what characters they are!) When you arrive, you receive a generous welcome pack of fresh produce (& chocolates! ) There's a local butcher's, delicatessen & takeaway or if you fancy eating out The White Lodge in Attleborough was very nice! Banham Zoo proved an excellent day out (not the cheapest ) but well worth it & only up the road! On Sunday morning's there's a carboot sale next to the zoo. Overall our first visit to Norfolk & The Bees Knees was fantastic, sad to leave but will definitely be back!

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Management Response
13 Sep 2017
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. We do try to make sure that everyone's stay with us is as special as we can make it and nothing makes us happier than when we succeed! The fur family are indeed characters and very much enjoy guests arriving - we are not yet a rival to the zoo but I do have ambitions:) Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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