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The Bee's Knees

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72 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
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
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 Spring here at Olde Farm Holiday Cottages the days are getting longer and the gardens have woken up and are now teeming with colour and life now that the tulips, daffodils and other Spring flowers and plants have made their appearance. The birds are around singing, building their nests and digging for insects, the robin still visits each morning waiting on the picnic table for his breakfast and the owls hunt at night and are quite magnificent. The days are also getting warmer in the bursts of Spring sunshine and the star filled night skies are just breath taking. Our hens, the runner ducks, swans and moorhens wander freely exploring the gardens and have now started to lay aga...
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Listing #HL4809680
About the Owner
Magdalene M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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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Reviewed May 7, 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...More

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Management response:Responded May 9, 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...More

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile


Management response:Responded April 27, 2018


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Reviewed April 22, 2018


Management response:Responded April 23, 2018


  • 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
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
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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14 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
3 nights
22 Dec 2018 -
7 Jan 2019
Christmas and New Year
3 nights
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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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