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The Borrowers: Luxury Romantic Cottage for Two at Olde Farm – Home 5265596 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Borrowers: Luxury Romantic Cottage for Two at Olde Farm – Home 5265596

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 53 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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 Winter here at Olde Farm Holiday Cottages, the days are short and the nights might be long but the frost makes everything magical in the gardens which still teem with life as we await the snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils making their appearance, the birds are around singing and digging for insects, the robin visits each morning waiting on the picnic table for his breakfast, the owls hunt at night and are magnificent. The days though short can still quite warm in the bursts of Winter sunshine and the star filled night skies are just breath taking as the frosty nights ensure clear, cloudless nights. And soon there will be sealpups!

Our prices are the same all year round, with no increases for the Summer, Christmas, New Year, Easter or half term breaks. We offer total flexibility and your short break can start on any day of the week with the only stipulation that you book for a minimum of two nights (three in August and at Christmas and Easter). Treats/toys/ bowls/blankets for your pets are also included as standard.

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, 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.

Our cottages form part of a barn conversion and its outbuildings which were built around 150 years ago. One cottage (the Bee's Knees) adjoins the main house (Rivendell) with another cottage (The Borrowers) adjacent in the courtyard. Situated in Banham, between Thetford and Norwich just South of Attleborough, we are ideal for visits to Banham Zoo, the Snetterton Motor Circuit, Bressingham Steam Museum, Englands only Whisky distillery (The English Whisky Company) and several other Norfolk and local Breckland attractions including a day out at the races at Fakenham Race Course or Great Yarmouth. See for yourselves the wonderful wildlife at Minismere (home of Springwatch). Indulge yourself with a spa day at Centre Parcs at Elvedon which is easily reached or in The Retreat in the famous Jarrolds Department store in Norwich.

The nearest train stations are Attleborough or Diss. If you are planning on flying in then the nearest local airport is Norwich with Stansted and Luton approximately 90 minutes drive.

If you are looking for high levels of quality in comfortably furnished and well equipped cottages with WIFI, Sky TV/DVD/Alexa, Panasonic sound system, ceramic hob, granite worktops, combination microwave, full sized electric oven, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, food mixer, blenders and laundry facilities then we feel sure they will easily meet your requirements. In The Borrowers 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 in the evenings. You can bird watch from the decking and feed the regular visitors - sparrows, collared doves, wood pigeons, gold finches, wood peckers, robins all feed from the various stations dotted around the gardens. Pheasants often visit and wander around the garden and the resident moorhens raise their broods in the floating house on the pond.

The cottage is ideal for couples, babies and toddlers can be accommodated, but as there is only one bedroom it is not suitable for older children. It has the facility to be linked to the main house and The Bee's Knees offering accommodation for much larger groups. We also positively welcome pets.

Set amongst working farmland and pasture our cottages form part of a barn conversion and its outbuildings which were built around 150 years ago for the farmhouse and still working farm next door - so particularly at harvest there are times when you will hear and see tractors and other farm vehicles coming and going about their business. Where we are is very 'real' rural Norfolk but it is also beautiful and uplifting and the lack of street lighting means the huge star filled skies are mesmerising - wrap up warm, sit outside in the evenings and just drink it all in.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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 Borrowers 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

The cottage has only one bedroom so is unsuitable for children who would not fit in a cot.


About the owner

Magdalene M.
Average reply time:
59 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
02 Nov 2018
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Oct 2014. Located in Norfolk, it has 53 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £550 to £600.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Nov 2018.


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Guest reviews

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53 reviews

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Reviewed 14 Nov 2017

Absolutely lovely hide away! Great welcome hamper, wouldnt think twice about returning. Like home from home@

Owner's reply: It was our pleasure to have you to stay with us and we are so pleased that you would want to come back! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex


Reviewed 10 Jul 2017

Just back from a completely relaxing weekend in The Borrowers. Everything we could need and more was provided and we felt at home from the moment we arrived! A stunning & romantic cottage set within beautiful and tranquil gardens. Dalene and Alex are perfect hosts - very welcoming and helpful with great suggestions for places to visit. Definitely somewhere we would like to come back to and have already recommended it to all our friends!

Owner's reply: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we do try to go that extra mile for our guests and it makes us very happy when it is successful. We look forward to seeing you here again at Olde Farm. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex

“Amazing holiday”

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Just as seen and then some Everything you could possible need and more Nothing a bother always there to help So clean and well kept gardens even friendly ducks A very lovely couple who leave an amazing food hamper down to wine flowers and. Chocolate lots of treats and also the Essentials Would live there if we could

Owner's reply: It was our pleasure to have you to stay and we are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. We try to make everyone's stay with us the best we can and it makes us so happy when we succeed and we could ask for no greater compliment that you would like to live here at Olde Farm. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards. Dalene & Alex.

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