Where to Eat – What to do

I have sent out a few emails today to local businesses asking them if they will be reopening and what the booking systems will be. If you are wanting an Afternoon Tea our little local tearooms is not reopening just yet but they are still going to be delivering their excellent Afternoon Tea and you can book a slot with them – they are Angel Cakes Tea Room in New Buckenham (a mile from us) and you can call them on 01953 860008. They do not have a webpage but they do have a Facebook Page. There is also Laura’s Afternoon Tea Service based in Wymondham and you can contact her on 07577 997742 or at

The local Bistro at Kenninghall is currently closed but doing takeaways from their menu from Banham Butchers in the village and the food is fabulous – as are the home made sausages and other deli goods at the Butcher – you will find a menu in the cottage.

Banham Zoo will be reopening tomorrow (4th July) and you can book your tickets in advance at https://www.banhamzoo.co.uk/visit-the-zoo/

I have heard today that the English Whisky Company will be recommencing their excellent tours from the 20th July – three tours a day, 7 days a week and limited to 10 people to ensure safe social distancing. Booking is open from today and you can call the distillery on 01953 717939 to book. Sadly the restaurant remains closed for the moment.

As more things reopen and the situation becomes clearer I will keep you updated via this blog.

Bye for now


Good to go Recognition

Delighted that we have been awarded a Good to Go Certificate from VistEngland in recognition of the fact that we are following government and industry guidelines regarding Covid-19 cleanliness and social distancing.

Grand Reopening of Olde Farm

Olde Farm will definitely be open again for guests from the 4th July – please check our calendar for availability over the Summer period and beyond. UPDATE: The Bees Knees is now completely booked out until September but there are a few dates in July and August for The Borrowers – so get in there quick before these go!

Yet more Moorhens hatched!

This morning I spotted another batch of new hatchlings from the Moorhens. This brings the total hatched this Spring to 20 in three batches! They are so cute like little black golf balls on legs………

Covid 19: what we are doing

I thought I would write this blog post to let you know what extra miles we are going for you,  our guests,  at this unprecedented time……..

We want you to have a wonderful holiday with us after so many weeks in lockdown and we know how important it is to you to feel safe when you stay with us. The following ‘high touch’ areas are a point of real focus for us when doing changeovers and will be given the maximum attention:

● Light switches, outlets, lamp switches etc

● Window sills, shutters and handles

● Cabinet and cupboard handles and knobs, including door knobs and


● Controls for large appliance and electronics (washer,

dishwasher, oven) and specific emphasis on fridges

● Controls and cords for  appliances, eg.coffee maker, toaster, television, hair dryer, etc

● Temperature controls and thermostats

● Clothes hangers and chests of drawers

● Remote controls for TV, radios, etc

● Amenities such as soap, shampoo, and cleaning supplies will be replaced for each guest

● Toys, games, high chairs and cots

● Stair railings and child gates

● Indoor bins and waste

● Hard surfaces including kitchen and food preparation areas

● Crockery, cutlery and glassware

● We will provide cleaning supplies for you to use during your stay

After completing the clean we will do a final walk through your cottage and disinfect all door knobs and handles, giving them one last clean.

Finally, we will make sure the entrance is disinfected including the keybox, door handle and keys.  We will also provide sanitizing and cleaning supplies for you to use during your stay.

Your safely and comfort is our primary concern and we do hope that you will enjoy your stay.  This year has been one ‘heck of a ride’ and now it is time for you to take some time for yourselves, so whilst remaining vigilant and maintaining social distancing – Live, Laugh, Daydream, Read, Walk, Stargaze, Indulge/Over Indulge – do what you have to do to keep healthy but most importantly keep Happy!!!