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The Borrowers: Fabulous Romantic Cottage for Two

SuperhostBanham, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Dalene
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awarded in 2017, 18,19 & 20, upgraded yet again in 2019 to 5* Gold rated by Visit England and awarded a ROSE Award for outstanding service: Set in working farmland in rural Norfolk, our luxury retreat for two is just what you need to wind down in front of the fire following a hectic week at work - or alternatively roll back the rug, crank up the music and dance the night away! Heaven.

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Arrive as strangers, leave as friends!

Welcome to Summer here at Olde Farm Holiday Cottages, the gardens have burst into their Summer life and are teaming with colour and the buzzing of the bees and the visiting butterflies who feast on the nectar; the birds are busy raising their young and entertaining us in the early morning and at dusk with their glorious birdsong and best of all the days are now longer and the evenings warm and just waiting for you to enjoy stargazing over a late night glass of wine out on the patios. Our hens, ducks, moorhens and swans wander the garden exploring and raising their young, the hedgehogs are out and about exploring the gardens at dusk looking for their supper, the cats and pugs lay dozing in the sunshine and the rabbits are full of energy and enjoying their new Summer ‘palace’. All is well with the inhabitants here in Banham in this most beautiful of seasons. Oh and before I forget to mention it, if you're coming to Norfolk you just have to see the seals and the birds!

There is a seasonal welcome starter basket just waiting for you full of home made bread, scones, pate, jam and marmalade, local ham bacon and cheese, juice, mineral water, together with an extensive selection of teas and coffees - not to forget the flowers, Prosecco and chocolates! The fresh eggs are from our own small flock of hens and there are apples, pear, plums, strawberries and cherries to pick in season. We are also more than happy to adapt our welcome basket to fit your dietary requirements so if you want vegetarian, vegan, peanut/diary/gluten free then just let us know. If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion then please tell us and we can go that extra mile for you! If you want to arrange an extra special treat for someone on arrival then again just let us know and we can work together to make your celebration even more memorable.

Now upgraded to 5* Gold by Visit England and a Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence award in 2017, 2018 & 19! 'The Borrowers' is set in beautiful countryside in the heart of Norfolk. Situated in Banham, Norfolk, between Thetford and Norwich just South of Attleborough.

If you are looking for high levels of quality in a luxuriously furnished and well equipped cottage with a superking oak sleigh bed, soft pillows, thick duvets, free wifi, Sky TV and Box Sets, Alexa and Amazon Prime, Smart TV/DVD panasonic sound system, ceramic hob, granite worktops, combination microwave, full sized electric oven, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee maker, juicers, blenders and laundry facilities then we feel sure it will easily meet your requirements. There is underfloor heating in the living room and bathroom to make sure you are cosy on the cold evenings and a fabulous 'log' fire to sit by. You can bird watch from the decking and enjoy the antics of the regular visitors - sparrows, tits, wrens, swifts, collared doves, wood pigeons, gold finches, wood peckers and robins all feed from the various stations dotted around the gardens. Pheasants have just moved in and wander around the garden and the resident moorhens and ducks raise their broods in the floating house on the pond.

The cottage is ideal for couples - babies and toddlers can be accommodated in the cot provided - but as there is only one bedroom it is not suitable for older children. It does have the facility to be linked to the main house and the other two bedroom cottage offering accommodation for much larger groups. We positively welcome pets who receive their own treats pack when they visit. See also The Bee's Knees

The beauty of Olde Farm is that it is within peaceful surroundings on a quiet road overlooking farming pasture yet is within easy reach of Banham Zoo, the Snetterton Racing circuit Thetford Forest, Diss market town and Norwich. The nearest coast is around 30 minutes drive away at either Southwold or Aldeburgh. It is also within easy reach of the Norfolk Broads and the North Norfolk Coastline


Come and experience Norfolk's famous huge skies, embrace the tranquility, 5* comfort at 3* prices, all pets positively welcomed. the best welcome pack you could ever wish for, fabulous walks from the door, ducks and moorhens nest on the huge pond. Totally puglicious!

As the cottage is self-contained you will have your own entrance and access to all rooms and amenities. You are welcome to use any part of the gardens and outdoor gazebos and furniture. There is a large decked area with loungers and table and chairs, a huge pond, fabulous to gaze out on in the morning over breakfast on the lawn.

Artists - Olde Farm Cottages have a wonderful large pond ideal for artists to capture nature at its best. There are plenty of places to set up your easel by the water to capture wildlife, seasonal flowers, the old boat and mother
nature itself.

Meditation - Whether it is making the most of the peaceful pond setting or using the gazebo or large lawns, there is plenty of scope to carry out meditation, aerobics, yoga or other forms of relaxation.

We live next door so can be as accessible or as remote as you wish! 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 and can offer tickets to the Zoo at discount rates. Consider The Borrowers your home from home!

We love the setting, the wildlife, the huge skys and the tranquility that living in our little bit of Norfolk Paradise affords us, yet we are close enough to major towns and the beautiful Norfolk Broads to make your holiday as active or tranquil as you wish. We are about a mile from the nearest shops and pubs - so close enough to walk should you seek the exercise - we can even lend you a dog to walk with you if you like:)

There is very limited public transport in the immediate vicinity but we can arrange to meet you from the train at Attleborough or Diss stations and return you there. There is ample parking at the cottage and some excellent walks close by - walking books are available and bicycle hire can be found locally in season.

We do try to go that extra mile to make sure that our guests have a wonderful stay with us. Read our reviews on Tripadvisor.

Guest access
As the cottage is self-contained you will have access to all rooms and amenities - combination microwave, ceramic hob, fan assisted oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine, Nespresso coffee maker, food mixer, toaster, sandwich maker - you name it I think you will find it in a cupboard! You are welcome to use any part of the gardens and outdoor gazebos and furniture. There is a large pond, fabulous to gaze out on in the morning over breakfast on the lawn, watching the resident moorhens and ducks. We now have a large BBQ hut which seats 12, so no matter what the weather brings you can have a bbq in comfort! If you have friends who live locally, invite them over to join you - just let us know so that we can pre-book it for you!

Other things to note
We have tried to make our cottages the ones that we would want to stay in and we do try to go that extra mile to make sure that our guests have a wonderful stay with us. Read also our reviews on Tripadvisor.
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awarded in 2017, 18,19 & 20, upgraded yet again in 2019 to 5* Gold rated by Visit England and awarded a ROSE Award for outstanding service: Set in working farmland in rural Norfolk, our luxury retreat for two is just what you need to wind down in front of the fire following a hectic week at work - or alternatively roll back the rug, crank up the music and dance the night away! H… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Cable TV
Washer
Heating
Private entrance
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Wifi
Room-darkening shades
Hangers
Indoor fireplace

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Banham, England, United Kingdom

We love the setting, the wildlife, the huge skys and the tranquility that living in our little bit of Norfolk Paradise affords us, yet we are close enough to major towns and the beautiful Norfolk Broads to make your holiday as active or tranquil as you wish. We are about a mile from the nearest shops and pubs - so close enough to walk should you seek the exercise - we can even lend you a dog to walk with you if you like:)
We love the setting, the wildlife, the huge skys and the tranquility that living in our little bit of Norfolk Paradise affords us, yet we are close enough to major towns and the beautiful Norfolk Broads to make…

Hosted by Dalene

Joined in July 2014
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Having left the full-time 'rat race' and moved from London to Norfolk I am now working freelance as an educational consultant in HE whilst running our holiday cottage business from beautiful Norfolk. I do hope that you will come and stay with us at some point as we very much enjoy meeting new people, sharing our travel experiences and hosting guests around the table for informal suppers and lively chat.
Having left the full-time 'rat race' and moved from London to Norfolk I am now working freelance as an educational consultant in HE whilst running our holiday cottage business from…
During your stay
We live next door so can be as accessible or as remote as you wish! 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 and can offer tickets to the Zoo at discount rates. Consider The Borrowers your home from home!
We live next door so can be as accessible or as remote as you wish! There is a full information pack in the cottage which gives you information about the local attractions, shoppi…
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Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children (2–12 years)
No smoking
Pets are allowed
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