£110 / night help
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The Bee's Knees – Home 4809680 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Bee's Knees – Home 4809680

Excellent Excellent – based on 78 reviews

Property details

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Property Description


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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)

Interaction with guest

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!


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

We expect our guests to treat the cottage with the same respect they would their own home


About the owner

Magdalene M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 2 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
18 Sep 2018
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Jul 2014. Located in Norfolk, it has 78 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £550.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Sep 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 78 reviews Excellent
78 reviews

Very Good

““The bees knees” - it certainly is!”

Reviewed 26 Apr 2018

What a fabulous find! Beautiful, quaint cottage set in stunning gardens available for adults, kids and dogs to explore (huts, hobbit houses, a pond, hammocks and kids play area)... we travelled as a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids - 9 & 12) and our dog. The cottage was fully equipped with absolutely everything you can think of and more. We made a game of trying to think of something that hadn’t been thought of but it was an impossible task! From nespresso pods to cooking herbs and clip film from a slow cooker to cotton buds and hair clips. As for the welcome pack, it was second to none and incredibly generous. The hosts Dalene and Alex were fabulous - extremely accommodating and friendly and made our stay even more enjoyable. Whilst there, we visited Banham zoo (10 mins away), old Buckingham country park (2 mins), greenacre pub/restaurant (2 mins - good, generous, reasonably priced pub grub, great atmosphere), thetford forest - high lodge (20 mins). Beautiful cottage, fantastic hosts, great location, we will be returning....

Owner's reply: We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us and it was delightful to see the pleasure the children took from the gardens and feeding the ducks. We do try to go that extra mile for all our visitors and nothing makes us happier than when we succeed. We look forward to seeing you all here again. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex

“Amazing pet friendly getaway”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2018

We booked for a few days stay, but having read the reviews were a little bit sceptical as to whether it would live up to the expectation. Amazing is the only word to describe this cottage. It is exactly as pictured and described, only better. On arrival the owners greeted us and gave us a tour of the grounds and accommodation, not forgetting the duck pond. The cottage is very well appointed, neat, tidy with a modern decor that nods to its history. Every modern requirement in the kitchen, including a fabulous pack of home baked goods and local produce. Excellent quiet location. Local pubs nearby, which serve food for those that want to dine out. Banham Zoo is only 10 minutes away. We would not hesitate at booking to stay here again.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words and we are so pleased that the cottage lived up to our reviews and your expectations. We take great pride that the cottages are everything that we would want to find when we make a booking and it is delightful to know that we are succeeding. We look forward to seeing you again here at Olde Farm. Kindest regards Dalene & Alex

“Everything we hoped for (and more)”

Reviewed 20 Feb 2018

Just an awesome place to stay. Everything we could have needed for a fantastic stay. My wife and I stayed with our 2 young children and it was so nice to travel without having to think about travel cots, high chairs, baby monitors (etc.) as the bees knees had it all and more. The kids had an amazing time with the toys in the house, the fantastic play area in the garden and the fact we were just a few minutes drive to the zoo. But it wasn’t just the kids that loved it we had a great time too. So comfortable and relaxing that the only dissapointment is that we didn’t stay longer. As so many people have said Dalene and Alex really have thought of everything. Thank you!

Owner's reply: We are so pleased that you had such a lovely stay with us. We have tried to think of everything that would make a stay with us as easy as possible and it's is lovely to know that we succeed. We look forward to seeing you all again soon at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex

“Wonderful holiday”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2017

Absolutely fantastic holiday cottage, felt like home within minutes. Beautiful gardens and surroundings with ducks and swans in the pond and few chickens. It can be as busy or quiet a holiday as you want. Great position for visiting most of Norfolk (I don't mind driving). Some great pubs for eating out close by, and Banham Zoo on the doorstep. Dalene and Alex are great hosts and as they said they can be as close or far as you need. The welcome pack consisted of some great home cooked treats and you could pretty much turn up and be happy with no shopping to do! If you want a to have a week doing nothing or plenty of day trips you won't be sorry to have chosen the Bees Knees!

Owner's reply: It was lovely to have you to stay with us here at Olde Farm and we are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us - it makes the extra mile that we try to go to for all our guests worthwhile. Although we live on site we do try to give our guests their privacy and as you say we can be as close or as far as you wish us to be. Happy to chat, but just as happy to be 'invisible'. We look forward to seeing you again here at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex

“Absolutely perfect, a beautiful and relaxing countryside stay!”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2017

We stayed here for two nights and very much wished we had stayed longer! The cottage was perfect, absolutely spotless with everything you could possibly need, along with the cosy cottage charm. The garden was beautiful and relaxing, full of spring flowers everywhere, along with ducks pottering about by the large pond. There was also a lovely play area for young children. It was quite simply superb, with very welcoming owners who made you feel at home instantly. Would love to visit again, a wonderful countryside break.

Owner's reply: We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay with us here at Olde Farm. We try to go that extra mile for our guests and when it works nothing makes us happier! We hope to see you again sometime. Kindest regards Dalene & Alex

“Didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return again!”

Reviewed 14 Feb 2017

Once again a most wonderful stay, last year we stayed in The Borrowers and we couldn't wait to come back and experience the other cottage, The Bee's Knees. We were not disappointed, once again we had the warmest of welcomes, the best welcome pack in existence - the freshly laid eggs are divine and the home made bread, scones, jam and marmalade were heavenly. Everything little thing has been thought of an provided to make your stay a special one. Dalene and Alex certainly go that extra mile - they had remembered it was my birthday and had thoughtfully left us a balloon, card and cake. BBQing in the middle of Winter lit by the twinkle of fairy lights was a wonderful experience and if you stay you really must tryout The Smial - they even provide the charcoal!! We cannot wait to come back again in the Summer and have already booked our stay. Thanks again Dalene & Alex for making our stay with you so warm and enjoyable.

Owner's reply: It makes us so happy when guests return for a second visit and we were delighted that you chose to spend your birthday with us. I have passed on your compliments regarding the eggs to the hens:) We are looking forward to seeing you again in the Summer and providing you with another welcome pack of seasonal goodies to enjoy! Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex


Reviewed 9 Nov 2016

The welcome was very good with a lovely welcome pack. We brought with us dried foods but it was not necessary as there was sufficient already there. Accommodation and facilities are excellent.

Owner's reply: It was our pleasure to have you to stay with us and it makes us very happy when our guests enjoy their holiday with us. We always try to go that extra mile and it is so worthwhile because it works! We look forward to seeing you again at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex

“Absolutely Beautiful accomodation with everything you need”

Reviewed 17 Jan 2016

Everything has been thought of from start to finish in this beautiful cottage, we arrived late and there was a torch hanging on the door and a scrumptious welcome pack waiting for us. The cottage is clean and has everything you should need for your stay. The garden is lovely we are looking forward to visiting again when the weather is nicer to appreciate it to the full. The owners offer a friendly welcome and nothing is too much trouble. Thank you Dalene and Alex.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind words Carole and it was a pleasure to have you to stay with us. I am sorry that we could not do anything about the weather - but we do try to make sure that once guests are inside the cottages they want for nothing! We look forward to seeing you again when hopefully the sun will shine and you can enjoy exploring the gardens - I have great plans for them in the Spring and Summer! Kindest regards Dalene & Alex

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