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The 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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Craig R
Witham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“absolutely amazing”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

we had a stay at the retreat with 2 young children and a disabled family member. The amenities were outstanding. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The accommodation was very modern and the farm was easily accessible for us all. Amanda and Andy were extremely friendly and pleasant and didn't seem to mind spending time with us. Our daughter loved feeding the animals and taking them to their bed. We are already thinking of booking again for next year.

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Liked best: everything, it was all fantastic
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Claire-El...
Ely
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3 reviews
“Superb Family Stay at The Retreat!”
Reviewed 24 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Following a Superb 5 nights stay at The Retreat we would like to say a huge Thank You to Amanda and Andy for making our holiday wonderful and welcoming.
The Retreat facilities are excellent for young children especially with providing everything you may need for the stay away, from booster seats to change matt to children's crockery, whilst still being a relaxing, clean and calming adult environment too!
Martha thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals every day and Andy and Amanda are great with the children at explaining how they are looked after etc.
I would totally recommend this to anyone who wants a getaway from it all whether that is as couple or with family, in a great location to access many interesting areas.
Beautiful tranquil farm, friendly people and lovely accommodation done to a great standard! We will definitely return! Thanks!

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Liked best: Accomodation/ Farm, Andy & Amanda's hospitality
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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440alexl
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Lovely Accommodation in a Lovely Location!”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Stayed in The Stables as The Retreat was already booked. Accommodation lovely and very roomy. Had everything you need. Wi-fi was a bonus - ideal for my teenage children. Amanda and Andy very welcoming and we very much appreciated the tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and eggs left out for us on arrival. The ride in the trailer behind Andy's tractor was thrilling and I enjoyed it as much as the younger ones staying in the other barns. My daughter loved looking out for the baby frogs on our walks around the fields. For once the weather was glorious for our week's holiday. We always holiday in the UK and stay in cottages and I must say the Stables and Rivierside Farm is right up their with the best. Our first visit to Norfolk and we found plenty of places to go and see. Hiring a boat for 4 hours was a highlight. Didn't realise the Broads were so busy! Would have no problems recommending Riverside Farm and The Stables to anyone.

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mrsct2013
ipswich
1 review
“ideal location, great quality accomodation, fantastic welcome”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

we have had a fantastic holiday staying at the stables. andy and amanda were really welcoming to us and grandad and our boys really enjoyed "helping out" on the farm! accomodation was real quality and riverside farm is in the ideal location for days trips out. this has been a week we will remember for a long, long time!many thanks.

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Liked best: trips round the farm on the quad bike were a favourite
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The hosts and the space and freedom for children to play
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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