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Visit England 5* Gold Award and Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence Awards 2017, 2018 & 19
Delightfully situated on a working farmland in rural South Norfolk the cottage is just perfect for those looking to take a holiday or break and to recharge the batteries in a beautiful setting. If you are looking for a cottage furnished and fitted to the highest standards and truly dog friendly then The Borrowers tick all of those boxes.
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.
The prices at Olde Farm Holiday Cottages are the same all year round, with no increases for the Summer, Christmas, New Year, Easter or half term breaks.
Outdoors you will find your own private decked patio, dedicated private garden area, a BBQ, garden Table and chairs, umbrella, swing Seat, bicycles available. There are also extensive communal gardens with gazebos, swing seats, picnic tables and a BBQ hut. In the middle of the garden is a large natural pond on which you can see swans, ducks, moorhens and the occasional visiting kingfisher and herons.
When I was a child ‘The Borrowers’ were one of my favourite sets of books. Telling the story and following the adventures of the Clock family: Pod, Homily and Arrietty, the primary theme of the books is the interaction between the tiny Clock Family and the ‘human beans’ who share their homes. I like to think that this cottage allows our guests to have their own interactions and adventures here at Olde Farm. I thus ‘borrowed’ their name for the theme of the cottage and you will find lots of clocks and other time related items in the rooms. You will also find a set of the novels if you wish to reacquaint yourselves with the books (or indeed discover them for the first time) whilst you curl up on the sofa or sit out in the garden. Enjoy!!
All on one level The Borrowers offers high levels of quality in a luxury oak furnished and well equipped cottage. There is a Smart TV with SkyTV and Boxsets, a Blue Ray DVD player, panasonic sound system – or you can choose your own choice of music via Alexa and Amazon Prime. In the kitchen area you will find a ceramic hob, granite worktops, combination microwave, full sized electric oven, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee maker, slow cooker, food mixer, blenders/choppers and laundry facilities. There are facilities for you to make everything from a simple toasted sandwich to a full roast lunch – but with excellent local pubs serving delicious food you might just want to relax and take a break from cooking. With underfloor heating in the living room and bathroom we make sure you are cosy on the cold evenings and there is also a fabulous ‘log’ fire to sit by in the evenings together with an independent thermostatically controlled electric radiator in the bedroom. In the en-suite bathroom you will find a luxury free standing deep bath with waterfall tap to soak away the strains at the end of the day and a separate double power shower cabinet to wake you up in the mornings if you can tear yourself away from the depths of the super kingsize bed and the snugness of the duvet. There are complimentary toiletries for you to use and we always have a stock of spare disposable toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors and shaving foam, etc should you forget to bring yours – just ask. We make sure that the bird feeders outside the cottage are well stocked for our regular feathered visitors – sparrows, swifts, yellow hammers, all manner of tits, collared doves, wood pigeons, gold finches, wood peckers and robins and you will also find various additional feeding stations dotted around the gardens. Pheasants, rabbits and Muntjack Deer often visit and wander around the garden and the resident moorhens and ducks raise their broods in the floating houses on the pond. Oh and do look out for the owls at dusk as they emerge – magical!
Window Views Description
From the patio doors you over look the gardens and through the windows in the bedroom you can star gaze and watch the birds feeding from the feeders outside. We make sure that the bird feeders outside the cottage are well stocked for our regular feathered visitors – sparrows, swifts, yellow hammers, all manner of tits, collared doves, wood pigeons, gold finches, wood peckers and robins and you will also find various additional feeding stations dotted around the gardens. Pheasants, rabbits and Muntjack Deer often visit and wander around the garden and the resident moorhens and ducks raise their broods in the floating houses on the pond. Oh and do look out for the owls and bats at dusk as they emerge – magical!
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Banham ZooVisit Website
Snetterton Racing TrackVisit Website
Bressingham Steam MuseumVisit Website
Eating and Drinking
The Inn on the Green
New Buckenham (Gastro pub, excellent food, real ales, wines , dog and child friendly, has a small beer garden) Closed on Sunday evenings and all day Monday)Visit Website
The Kings Head
New Buckenham (Pub with great food, real ales, wines, relaxed atmosphere, pool table, dog and child friendly, small beer garden and outdoor seating area)Visit Website
The Garden House
Banham (Pub, excellent food, real ales, extensive ciders, good wine selection, very dog and child friendly, has lots of outdoor seating, hosts great bands for live entertainment and has regular BBQs and Pizza evenings during the summer months, portions are enormous so do make sure you are hungry when you visit)Visit Website
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