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“Very enjoyable week”
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The Retreat
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The Retreat
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79 reviews
The Retreat
The Retreat and courtyard
Living area and kitchen view
Living Area
Kitchen
Living Area, flat screen tv
Master bedroom
Master bedroom with en suite
Twin room
Double room
Wet room - disable friendly
Wet room
Luxury shower
Pond
Mother hen
The sheep
Living area
Twin room with vanity unit
Double room with vanity unit
Outside (other existing accommodation)
The ducks
The lake
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dereham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Karen D
Farnborough, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very enjoyable week”
Reviewed 4 October 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We had a very enjoyable week at The Retreat. Our children had great fun helping with the animals and were sad to go home and leave them behind. Amanda and Andy made our stay special and we would thoroughly recomend a holiday here.

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Liked best: Location and surroundings
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Maureen P
Beccles, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“The perfect retreat”
Reviewed 20 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

This was a holiday that all ages enjoyed. Amanda and Andy were very welcoming and made our stay a pleasure. The accommodation provided everything we required plus a complimentary tray and fresh eggs.Two young boys (3 and 5 yrs) looked forward to getting the animals (sheep, goast and chickens) out each morning and could hardly wait to put them away in the evening.
Walking across the fields provided ideal birdwatching - amazing numbers of goldfinches! Spotted flycatchers and kingfishers frequented the area by the lake with buzzards seen on at least three days.
A quiet peaceful location but central to local towns and attractions. A great time had by all!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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York England
Reviewed 8 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Dev1309
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A very relaxing week, just what we were looking for”
Reviewed 28 December 2011 for a stay in September 2011

From the moment we arrived, to the day we left, The Retreat offered us a home-from-home providing us the exact type holiday we were looking for. A quiet rural setting, surrounded by fields and animals, with marked pathways to local country pubs (beware, most open just for lunch and the evening) and short drives to the coast.

The cottage was well stocked, spacious, homely and finished to a high standard. Having fresh eggs and tea and coffee waiting for you was a nice touch. It comes with all amenities you need, should you wish, TV, DVD player, WiFi and dishwasher, which certainly made relaxing easier.

From booking on the phone to saying goodbye, we found Amanda and Andy very warming and helpful, they got the balance just right, between being welcoming and hospitable and allowing us the time the relax and enjoy the peaceful countryside.

We're definitly looking forward to a return visit.

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Liked best: Felt like home and settled in very quickly
Liked least: Bed was very soft for our liking
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

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Liked best: En Suite facility
Liked least: Can't find any fault to be honest
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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