The Bee’s Knees

Welcome to our two bedroom Cottage 

Visit England 4* Gold Award and Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence Award 2017

‘The Bee’s Knees’ is £110 per night or £550 per week for a maximum of four people.

Children of all ages and your pets welcome

When we moved into Olde Farm in 2014 and were discussing our ideas for how we wanted it to look with the builders they said “When it is finished it will be the bees knee’s!”   This was also a favourite saying of my Dad when he saw something that he particularly liked.  Serendipity!   Thus the Bees Knee’s was named and the theme for decoration chosen.  Today you will find all manner of things in the cottage that are bee related, I can never pass a shop if I spot something that we have not already bought, and we have found that our guests especially enjoy trying to count exactly how many different kinds of bees and bee items they can spot!  We are always delighted to be pointed in the direction of new objects – so if you spot something whilst out exploring Norfolk, please tell me!

The Bees Knee’s offers high levels of quality and is comfortably furnished and well equipped.  It includes Smart and Sky TV/BluRay/DVD, Roberts sound system, a ceramic hob, granite worktops, Butlers sink, combination microwave, full sized electric oven and grill, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, food mixer, slow cooker, blenders and laundry facilities and we feel sure the cottage will easily meet your requirements. 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.  Both bedrooms, the hall and the living area have independently controlled electric radiators.  The bedrooms which are ‘cozy’ in size have velux windows with blackout blinds and built in wardrobes.  The single beds in the twin room can be pushed together to make a kingsize bed for adults.  The bathroom has a sink and a full size bathtub with an electric shower over and there is a separate toilet with another full size sink.  We can provide a travel cot, high chair, toilet step, potty and changing mat to save you having to pack these – there is also a good selection of bath toys available to keep the little ones amused.  There are complimentary toiletries in the bathrooms for you to use if you wish and we always have a stock of spare disposable toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors and shaving foam, etc should you forget to bring yours – just ask.

The Bees Knees is ideal for couples and families and has the facility to be linked to the main house (not Tourist Board Rated) and can also be booked alongside the other cottage, The Borrowers, (4* Gold rated) offering accommodation for larger groups. We especially welcome your pets of all kinds.  There are books, games and DVDs together with a large toybox to keep the little ones (or the adults) amused in the evenings.

In a nutshell the cottage consists of:

  • Rooms –  Entrance hall, landing, 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin;  1 bathroom with full size tub with electric shower over and a separate toilet with full size wash basin. Beamed kitchen/diner/sitting room. Pantry
  • Luxuries – Sky TV, Smart TV, BluRay/DVD player/Roberts Sound System, ‘log effect’ gas wood burner stove
  • General – Central heating, Telephone,  Wi-Fi
  • Standard – Kettle, toaster, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, slow cooker, food mixer, blenders, smoothie maker, mini chopper, toasted sandwich maker
  • Utilities – Dishwasher, Ceramic Hob, Convection Oven and Grill, combination Microwave, Fridge and separate Freezer, Washing machine, Clothes Dryer
  • Furniture – Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Sofa and Chairs for 5, Coffee table, toy box, high chair
  • All bed linens and towels are provided, 
  • Outdoors – paved Patio with out door dining furniture, gas BBQ, bicycles available, a dedicated garden and outdoor children’s play area with Wendy House, large shared communal gardens with two gazebos, swing seat, picnic tables, and the BBQ hut
  • Access – Dedicated parking for several cars


Olde Farm, New Buckenham Road, Banham, Norfolk. NR16 2DA
Telephone: 01953860906
Email: info@oldefarm.co.uk

Olde Farm Cottages:

We are proud to be one of the first recipients of this new award for both our cottages. Thank you to all our guests for the fantastic reviews you gave us. Dalene & Alex

The Borrowers

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Upcoming Events

Oct
21
Sat
all-day Rembrandt: Lightening the darkne... @ Norwich Castle
Rembrandt: Lightening the darkne... @ Norwich Castle
Oct 21 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day
The exhibition will focus on aspects of Rembrandt’s uses of light and shade. Perhaps the most revered artist of the European tradition, Rembrandt was a supreme communicator and this exhibition will highlight the extraordinary collection of 93 etchings by him
Oct
22
Sun
all-day Rembrandt: Lightening the darkne... @ Norwich Castle
Rembrandt: Lightening the darkne... @ Norwich Castle
Oct 22 2017 – Jan 8 2018 all-day
The exhibition will focus on aspects of Rembrandt’s uses of light and shade. Perhaps the most revered artist of the European tradition, Rembrandt was a supreme communicator and this exhibition will highlight the extraordinary collection of 93 etchings by him
Oct
23
Mon
all-day Rembrandt: Lightening the darkne... @ Norwich Castle
Rembrandt: Lightening the darkne... @ Norwich Castle
Oct 23 2017 – Jan 9 2018 all-day
The exhibition will focus on aspects of Rembrandt’s uses of light and shade. Perhaps the most revered artist of the European tradition, Rembrandt was a supreme communicator and this exhibition will highlight the extraordinary collection of 93 etchings by him