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“Great Place to Relax”
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79 reviews
The Retreat
The Retreat and courtyard
Living area and kitchen view
Living Area
Kitchen
Living Area, flat screen tv
Master bedroom
Master bedroom with en suite
Twin room
Double room
Wet room - disable friendly
Wet room
Luxury shower
Pond
Mother hen
The sheep
Living area
Twin room with vanity unit
Double room with vanity unit
Outside (other existing accommodation)
The ducks
The lake
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dereham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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stevanstr...
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Place to Relax”
Reviewed September 19, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

The accommodation was fantastic and the barns have been amazingly restored, containing every you need with great style.
Amanda was most helpful in letting us a book a last minute break and the fresh eggs were a real treat. You are able to visit all of the animals on the farm and there are some lovely long walks.
The location is very peaceful but there are also plenty of places nearby to visit, so it's great if you just want to get away from it all and relax (as we did) but also if you want to explore the surrounding countryside and/or Norwich.
Amanda and Andy both made us feel really at home and we definitely hope to return.

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Liked best: The accommodation style and facilities
Liked least: Lack of Sunshine - lol
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 3, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: The animals
Liked least: I liked it all
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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MarkLambe...
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Absolutely brilliant”
Reviewed September 2, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

The retreat is 1 of 3 holiday lets on a small farm halfway between Dereham and Norwich. All 3 lets are converted barns and have been converted to a very high standard. Amanda and Andy (the owners who live behind the barns) are terrific and could not be any more helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much for them, including the kids knocking on his door first thing in the morning wanting tractor rides! There is a small area fenced off that holds 3 Goats, a Sheep and several Chickens that the children can go into at any time and stroke the animals. If you ask nicely enough you might even be able to take a goat or a sheep out on a lead (my kids loved it). You can also collect the chickens eggs and have them for your breakfast.

The location is great too. Its at the end of a very quiet lane so there is hardly any traffic which is great for letting the little ones run about. Its only about 15 minutes to Norwich and 10 minutes to Dereham so not too isolated either.

I would highly recommend anybody to stay here, especially families with children but it would suit anybody needing accommodation in Norfolk

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Liked best: everything
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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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cattos01
Daventry, United Kingdom
1 review
“The Most Amazing Place To Stay”
Reviewed August 7, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

What a wonderful place to stay. Andy and Amanda are fantastic hosts. A beautiful scenic place to stay with plenty of things to do nearby. My youngest daughter (Age 10) helped out feeding the animals nearly every morning and night - she loved it! The Retreat was a real home from home. The welcome tray on arrival was very much appreciated and the fresh eggs an added bonus!. With comfortable beds and two great showers we couldn't have found anywhere better for the money we paid. Will definitely be returning for another holiday.

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Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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j0nnymac
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Tip Top! Loved our stay and so did our daughters”
Reviewed July 23, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

Cant recommend enough. The Retreat is wonderfully equipped with everything from luxury showers and wet rooms to free wi-fi access. My wife and I were able to enjoy the peace, quiet and delightful surroundings while our eldest daughter (3yrs old) was enthralled by the farm animals, who she fed on a daily basis.

Owners are lovely and made our stay really special.

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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Hazel023
Mundesley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Oustanding”
Reviewed July 10, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

Andy and Amanda greeted us on our arrival and made our stay a very plesant and enjoyable one, The pets corner is great for young children and the accomodation was excellent well kept and clean. We thoughly enjoyed our stay from start to finish.

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Rugged travelers
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19661971C...
cumbria
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“warm welcome, excellent property,good location”
Reviewed June 25, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

Very nice owners who really care , properties all excellent v.clean modern barn /stable conversions, done to a high standard with every thing required for any length of stay . location for visiting tourist attractions is really cental , local country pubs within 5 minutes drive. tesco/sainsbury's shopping within 10 minutes. Very quiet location with the added bonus of a on site kids farm petting/feeding loved by our little one loved.Safe storage of any cycles also included.cannot recommened highly enough.Hopefully will visit again.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
Rugged travelers
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