Olde Farm Holiday Cottages Banham Norfolk

Welcome to Olde Farm

 Welcome to the enchanting Winter wonderland of Olde Farm Holiday Cottages! As Bilbo Baggins once said, “A perfect house, whether you like food or sleep, or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.” Well, we have taken Bilbo’s wisdom to heart and created two cozy havens that cater to all your whims, whether you’re a foodie, a nap enthusiast, a storyteller, a shower singer, or just a ponderer of life’s mysteries. And if you’re a delightful mix of all these, consider Olde Farm your hobbit hole away from home!

Winter has wrapped its frosty arms around our little abode, transforming our gardens into a magical realm of snowdrops, crocuses, and daffodils. The birds are putting on a morning concert, the robin’s breakfast spot is reserved on the picnic table, and the owls are hosting nightly hunting parties. Our hens, ducks, and moorhens are the real explorers, the cats and dogs are professional dozers, and the hedgehogs are the kings of hibernation. It’s a winter wonderland, alright!

But that’s not all – our cloudless skies and dark nights ensure perfect stargazing. Picture yourself wrapped in a blanket, Prosecco in hand, surrounded by the breathtaking canvas of a star-filled night. It’s the kind of celestial show that makes you forget about time and space – just like Bilbo on one of his unexpected journeys.

Our cottages come with a welcome basket that’s practically doing a happy dance to greet you. Picture this: homemade bread and scones, jam and marmalade, local ham bacon and cheese, refreshing juice, mineral water, an impressive tea and coffee selection – and that’s just the beginning. Oh, did we mention the flowers, Prosecco, and chocolates? It’s basically a party in a basket! And fear not, if you have dietary quirks, we’re more than happy to customise your basket to fit your needs. Vegan, gluten-free, peanut-free, dairy-free? Just let us know, and we’ll make it happen.

Celebrating something special? Tell us, and we’ll turn your stay into a memory-making extravaganza. Birthdays, anniversaries, or just because it’s Tuesday – we’re here to sprinkle some extra joy on your stay.

Now, about our prices – they’re as consistent as a good cup of tea, no matter the season. We believe in total flexibility, so your escape can start any day of the week, with just a tiny requirement of a two-night minimum stay (or three during the extra festive times). Early bird or night owl? We have got you covered with flexible check-in and check-out options where possible.

Our mission? To turn strangers into friends and friends into family. We’ve got cottages that are not just places to stay but spaces to create lasting connections and memories. And for our older and less agile friends, fret not – The Borrowers is a breeze with its one-level charm and a welcoming ramp to make your entrance as smooth as butter.

So, whether you’re seeking solace, camaraderie, or just a darn good time, Olde Farm is your destination. As Bilbo would say, “It’s an adventure waiting to happen!” And with our starry nights, it’s an adventure under the perfect spotlight.


The warmest of welcomes and a fabulous welcome basket. Quite simply the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in, Dalene & Alex have set the bar very high for any future stays!
Angela & Steve
The Borrowers, July 2023
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