The Borrowers

 

Welcome to our one bedroom Cottage 

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

‘The Borrowers’  is £110 per night or £550 per week. 

Children under two and all pets welcome

When I was a child ‘The Borrowers’ were one of my favourite sets of books.  Telling the story and following the adventures of the Clock family: Pod, Homily and Arrietty, the primary theme of the books is the interaction between the tiny Clock Family and the ‘human beans’  who share their homes.   I like to think that this cottage allows our guests to have their own interactions and adventures here at Olde Farm.  I thus ‘borrowed’ their name for the theme of the cottage and you will find lots of clocks and other time related items in the rooms.  You will also find a set of the novels if you wish to reacquaint yourselves with the books (or indeed discover them for the first time) whilst you curl up on the sofa or sit out in the garden.  Enjoy!!

The Borrowers offers high levels of quality in a luxury oak furnished and well equipped cottage.  There is a Smart TV/DVD/video, panasonic sound system, ceramic hob, granite worktops, combination microwave, full sized electric oven, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee maker, slow cooker, food mixer, blenders/choppers and laundry facilities. 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.   With underfloor heating in the living room and bathroom we make sure you are cosy on the cold evenings and there is also a fabulous ‘log’ fire to sit by in the evenings together with an independent thermostatically controlled electric radiator in the bedroom.    In the en-suite bathroom you will find a luxury free standing deep bath with waterfall tap to soak away the strains at the end of the day and a separate double power shower cabinet to wake you up in the mornings if you can tear yourself away from the depths of the super kingsize bed and the snugness of the duvet.   There are complimentary toiletries for you to use and we always have a stock of spare disposable toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors and shaving foam, etc should you forget to bring yours – just ask.   We make sure that the bird feeders outside the cottage are well stocked for our regular feathered visitors – sparrows, swifts, yellow hammers, all manner of tits, collared doves, wood pigeons, gold finches, wood peckers and robins and you will also find various additional feeding stations dotted around the gardens. Pheasants, rabbits and Muntjack Deer often visit and wander around the garden and the resident moorhens and ducks raise their broods in the floating houses on the pond. Oh and do look out for the owls at dusk as they emerge – magical!

The Borrowers is ideal for couples and babies and toddlers are welcome – we can provide a cot and highchair – but as there is only one bedroom it is not suitable for older children. It has the facility to be booked alongside the main house (not Tourist Board Rated) and The Bee’s Knees (4* Gold rated) offering accommodation for larger groups. We also positively welcome your pets, of any kind,  at all our cottages.

In a nutshell The Borrowers consists of:

  • Rooms – 1 bedroom, 1 en-suite bathroom with free standing bath and separate shower cubicle,  large vaulted kitchen/diner/living room
  • Luxuries – Smart TV, BluRay DVD player, surround sound theatre system, Panasonic Sound System,  ‘log effect’ gas stove
  • General – Central heating, Smart TV, CD player, Telephone, Free Wi-Fi 
  • Standard – Kettle, Toaster, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Nespresso Coffee Maker, Slow Cooker, Toasted Sandwich Maker, Smoothie Maker/Blender
  • Utilities – Dishwasher, Ceramic Hob, Fan Oven, Combination Microwave, Fridge and separate Freezer, Washing machine
  • Furniture – Super King Bed, Cots,  Dining seats for 2, Sofa and seats for 4
  • Other – Hypoallergenic Duvet/Pillows and all Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
  • Outdoors – Private decked patio, Private Garden Area, Dedicated BBQ,  Garden Table and Chairs, Umbrella, Swing Seat, bicycles available, Communal Gardens with gazebos, swing seats, picnic tables and a 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
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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
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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