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“Excellent family holiday at The Bee's Knees”
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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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Simon T
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent family holiday at The Bee's Knees”
Reviewed August 20, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

If you're looking for a family and dog friendly holiday cottage in Norfolk, I cannot recommend The Bee's Knees highly enough. This is a beautiful cottage set in gorgeous grounds, with your own dedicated play area for children, duck pond and excellent BBQ facilities.

We were given the warmest of welcomes by Dalene and Alex, for whom nothing is too much trouble and who have the highest attention to detail. Our cottage welcome was completed with with a selection of homemade goodies, even treats for our grateful pooch. Our dog also enjoyed her stay, with Dalene and Alex taking care of her for a day while we visited the local zoo.

You need not worry about a rainy day, with the amazing section of children's toys and DVDs, not forgetting the action packed toy box.

We can't wait to return and create even more fond memories.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Aug 2018
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we were delighted to meet you and the family and of course the wonderful Darcey here at Olde Farm. We do try to go the extra mile for our guests and it is just wonderful when it works, makes all the effort worthwhile. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards Dalene & Alex
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194simon
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
“Honeymoon/holiday”
Reviewed August 4, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We have had such a great time here - Dalene & Alex made our time extra special in such a well equipped pleasant environment with BBQ hut and places to eat, drink and relax around the garden, super sunny week we had breakfast - lunch and evening meals outside with the ducks, cats and dogs ! the house we stayed in with Good friends is spacious, clean, well laid out with quality appliances and fabulous comfy beds in both rooms made up as doubles.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Aug 2018
We were so delighted to have you to stay with us and celebrate your marriage, what a magical week for Olde Farm and its inhabitants to have you here with us again. Looking forward to next time, Oliver is missing you already!. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex x
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Adventure...
1 review
“Peaceful”
Reviewed July 29, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Booked by the mum for a family wedding, nice cottage, a very quiet and relaxing place away from city life. Owners are friendly and welcoming too. If you like being close to nature, this is the place for you.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Aug 2018
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that the weather was so glorious for the wedding.
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Audrey P
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beeautiful!”
Reviewed July 22, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Stayed with husband, daughter, son-in-law and 6 month old grandson. Very happy with the cottage and our hosts, Dalene and Alex. The welcome pack was superb, freshly baked scones, jam and clotted cream, prosecco, cheese, ham - the list goes on! We also loved the location and the cottage was very pretty and all the extras were so well thought out. The garden area is perfect with gazebos,chickens, geese and lovely areas to sit. There is also an indoor barbecue structure with firepit but due to the hot weather we used the outdoor barbecue also attended by the cat, Oliver!
Returning daily from our travels we watched some of the DVDs. Thank your for our holiday. We have already recommended you.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jul 2018
Thank you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do try to go that extra mile for our guests and it is wonderful to know that it works. Apologies for Oliver Twist joining your BBQ - he is well named and always wants more! It was lovely to meet you all and we look forward to welcoming you back to Olde Farm when your grandson is older and can enjoy the play area. Thank you for the recommendation. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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edcarprie...
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Delightful cottage and gardens”
Reviewed July 2, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Sorry for delay Dalene and Alex, what a lovely cottage, not a thing you could think of that wasn't provided for comfort and pleasure. The welcome pack was so extensive and so many other food and drink products over and beyond we have ever experienced before.our granddaughters loved the play area and enjoyed making up their games at some point most days.The wildlife and gardens were a delight and never seen so many ducklings together before! Thank you for putting up with our dog and sorry she barked so much,glad she enjoyed being with your dog's and cats.plenty of things to do in the area, the zoo at Banham particularly good.lots of good places to eat out too, altogether can highly recommend this cottage and garden.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jul 2018
Thank you for your kind words, and no need at all to apologise, we are so pleased that you had such a good stay with us and it was lovely to hear the girls playing in the gardens and enjoying the wildlife. The ducklings are still hatching............ We very much look forward to seeing you all again here at Olde Farm - we have now added Rabbits and a Partridge to the menagerie:) Dalene & Alex
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RanmoreBa...
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Bee Perfect 🐝🐔🐥🦆”
Reviewed July 1, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

A lovely week, ideal base, stunning weather, complimented by the friendly owners ‘Lady’ Magdalene (aka Dalene) & Alex.
Set in the heart of the countryside & beautifully decorated too.
Extremely dog friendly.
Scrumptious home made scones, strawberry & pimms jam, plus lots more in our welcome pack.
Would recommend.

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Management Response
3 Jul 2018
Thank you for your kind words and love the use of my 'Sunday' Name:) We look forward to welcoming you again to stay with us here in Norfolk - thank you for bringing the sunshine with you! Dalene & Alex
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Raino242
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Another fantastic stay...”
Reviewed May 7, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We have just returned home from our second stay at Olde Farm. We stayed in The Bees Knees this time.
The location is just so peaceful and perfect. There were some new duck and chicken additions, so special to see right on your doorstep.
We had lovely welcome treats which included eggs from the chickens, local ham and chocolates which is always a lovely touch. Even treats for our dogs and feed for the ducks.

Immaculately clean, you don’t feel like you have to clean when you get there like you do when you stay away in a self catering property. It is spotless which is great and means you can relax from the moment you arrive.

The cottage has everything you need from WiFi to Amazon Alexa to every cooking appliance you can think of! They have not missed a thing.

Alex and Dalene are the most perfect hosts you could ever ask for on holiday and they make you feel so welcome.

A great place to go if you want to get away, relax and enjoy your environment, especially if you have a dog, this cottage has an enclosed courtyard which is really useful and lovely to sit out in.

Thanks again for another wonderful stay. We will see you again soon!

We highly highly recommend Olde Farm to anyone, you will not be disappointed! :-)

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Management Response
9 May 2018
Thank you for your kind words and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your second stay with us as much as the first. We do try to make our cottages the ones that we would like to find when we go away, and it makes us so happy that we have succeeded. We look forward to seeing you all again soon - when I am sure there will be more new additions to the flock to welcome you! Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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