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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Banham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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StuartD15...
1 review
“Excellent in every possible way!”
Reviewed November 15, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Dalene was fantastic - I had to rearrange a last minute booking due to a family bereavement and she was most accommodating in rearranging. She met us on arrival and gave us a tour of her fantastic property which, I hasten to add, the photo's just don't do justice. the cottage is fantastic and the huge garden is gorgeous! The cottage is beautiful and incredibly well stocked with some lovely surprises for guests. Would thoroughly recommend and would definitely go back! Thank you Alex and Dalene!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 17, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words, it was our pleasure to help you and the least we could do given the sad circumstances. It makes us happy to know that the little touches and surprises we leave for guests are so appreciated - it is always lovely to know that the extra mile we try to go to for our guests works! We look forward to seeing you both again in the future when you visit Norfolk. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Fox-Fered...
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Birthday weekend”
Reviewed October 31, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We stayed on the 29 Oct for a couple of nights in the Borrowers cottage.

From the moment we arrived until we left, our hosts Dalene and Alex couldn't have been more friendly nor helpful.

Our welcome pack was fabulous and included fresh eggs and some yummy home baking, not to mention a lovely birthday balloon, card and bubbles.

The cottage is amazing and has absolutely everything you would want and more. Our hound, Mr P enjoyed the under 'paw' heating and exploring the stunning garden.

The place is that good we have already booked a return trip.

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Management Response
Nov 12, 2016
We are so pleased that you had such a good stay with us and that Mr P was warm and comfy:) So looking forward to seeing you again in December - it makes us so happy that guests are so happy they come back! Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Alanmcqui...
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“BEST EVER”
Reviewed September 20, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We have been using cottages now for upwards of 20 years. This is the best one we have ever stayed in. It was simply superb.

The cottage is a converted workshop just off a quiet rural road. There is a large bedroom with a huge comfy bed looking out onto a private garden. The ensuite is hue with a walk in shower that could take 4 people at a time

The other room is a lounge / dining room / kitchen./ Again it is huge. The kitchen is ultra modern as is everything else in the property. Its like new. There is a large TV with many channels and a comfy sofa. Outside is a gated area with a large duck pond with new ducklings following their mother around and a separate areas for the hens and the children's play area

On arrival our hosts had left in a wonderful welcome pack of food etc and absolutely everything you might want is provided.

We simply cannot fault this place. It is utterly superb if you want a relaxing week in a very modern cottage

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Liked best: Quality of everything and care that had been taken in design and execution
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Sep 22, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind words Alan, it was a pleasure to have you both to stay with us. It makes us very happy when we succeed in making someones holiday special and means that the extra mile that we try to go to for all our guests is worth the effort. We look forward to welcoming you back to Olde Farm in the future. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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alanpartr...
London
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just Perfect”
Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a quite perfect week at The Borrowers. The cottage is lovely, beautifully decorated and maintained, the bed is the most comfortable I've ever slept in.
Alex and Dalene are the perfect hosts and they have thought of everything. The cottage is really well equipped and we were so pleased with their generous welcome pack. They really couldn't have been more helpful.
The gardens and outdoor spaces provided us with the most relaxing and peaceful environment to enjoy our week away. We can't wait to come back.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 24, 2016
It was our pleasure to have you all to stay with us and it makes us very happy to know that we made your stay a special one and that you wish to come back. I really must buy another of those beds for us! Kindest regards and looking forward to seeing you again at Olde Farm. Dalene & Alex
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alan h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Peacefull”
Reviewed July 31, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Loved the cottage, the welcome pack was far more than expected, even the bathroom had additional extras, including nail scissors which were a godsend as i split my toenail! Loved the outside area, the grand children visited and ran about for ages in the garden. Found a place that we loved to stay in every time we visit the family here, will be back next year

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Liked best: the garden
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Aug 1, 2016
It was our pleasure to have you to stay and it was lovely to hear and see the grandchildren enjoying the gardens. It makes us very happy when we make someones holiday special and we are so pleased that you want to come back next year and we look forward to seeing you all again. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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John J M
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Perfect holiday, perfect hosts and wonderful accommodation, in fact, the best we have ever had.
Dalene and Alex could not have made us any more welcome. The welcome pack was outstanding.
The gardens were magnificent as were the surroundings and location.
We will certainly return in the future.

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Liked best: The comfort of the cottage.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 17, 2016
It was a total pleasure to meet you all and to have you to stay with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and that you will be coming back to stay with us again. KIndest regards. Dalene & Alex
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Dippytoe
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely lovely”
Reviewed June 15, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Gorgeous barn conversion - perfect sized kitchen with all the appliances and tools you could need - we ate in a few times as well as eating out. Lovely bedroom with super king sized bed, a bathroom you would be happy to spend time in, cosy sitting room with home from home tv, and great decking area to sit in the sun. Thank you for the brilliant welcome, for remembering my husband's special birthday with the balloon and gifts, and for all your patience with our enquiries on your styling expertise. It was a great, relaxing weekend - thank you.

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Liked best: Arriving and finding the accommodation was far better than expected!
Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 16, 2016
It was a delight to have you both to stay with us and to share in the birthday celebrations, it was my pleasure to share my local shopping secrets with you and we look forward to seeing the end result!! Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex
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