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“Idyllic country 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Idyllic country retreat”
Reviewed 18 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

I cannot recommend this holiday high enough! We hunted around the internet for a place to stay in Norfolk for 2 families with young (2 & 3 year old) kids. Andy and Amanda were the perfect hosts. The accommodation itself is excellent quality with a great living space, kitchen diner, tv room but more importantly a fantastic outside courtryard for al fresco dining. Andy took the kids on tractor rides round the fields every day and on our last day they went on a quad bike tour of the farm, the kids were wide eyed with excitement and are still talking about it now!
For the bigger ones (i.e. the adults) Andy then lit us a wood-fired bbq in the courtyard for us to cook our lamb chops over.
Breakfast consisted of freshly laid eggs collected by the kids daily.
This really is one of the best weekends I have had with family in the UK. It's a 30 minute drive to the beach but a peaceful idyll back at the farm.
We will definitely be back for more!

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Liked best: The overall quality of the accommodation
Liked least: not applicable
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kellyslan...
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic!!!”
Reviewed 14 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Wow what a holiday. Amanda and Andy were the best hosts and totally went out of their way to make our holiday brilliant. The tractor rides, collecting the eggs, feeding the animals and walking the goats to bed were the highlight for my 2 young boys. We actually stayed the "retreat" and found the property to be very clean and spacious, it actually looked just like the picture! I couldn't fault anything just absolutely fantastic from booking to leaving. Thank you so much.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: It was home from home and the hosts were very welcoming. Loved the fresh eggs.
Liked least: Nothing comes to mind.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Walsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: the freedom that the children had on the farm, and wonderful wildlife all around
Liked least: nothing not to like!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lynn G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful family weekend”
Reviewed 20 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We stayed at The Stables property as the Retreat was booked when we needed it . It is a lovely modern restored barn . Amanda sent out information as soon as it was booked and supplied cot and bed rail . The accomodation was clean and really lovely .

Amanda and her husband were perfect ! Really friendly and welcoming . The highlight has got to be visiting and feeding the animals (chicks,geese,hens , goats , pony and the beautiful sheep family ) and the great tractor ride we were given . Our two year old loved it as did my husband and his parents . We also walked down to their lake where we saw a family of goslings and some eggs not yet hatched .

We will definately return . Great self catering accomodation that has that something special .

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Liked best: Amanda and her husband were fantastic the farm lovely .
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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