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This cottage has an open fire
There is space to park your car at Laurel Farm
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Get away for the weekend at Laurel Farm
You have use of the washing machine in this cottage
Have a glass of wine in the garden on a summer evening
Details of Laurel Farm
The holiday cottage Laurel Farm is at "Bure Valley Farmhouses" and can be found in Banningham, Norfolk, near North Walsham - Norfolk. Bure Valley Farmhouses is about 5 miles from North Walsham. Sleeping 8 people in 4 bedrooms.
As Laurel Farm at "Bure Valley Farmhouses" sleeps 8 people, it is perfectly sized for a family holiday. You will find the nearest shop is 2½ miles from Bure Valley Farmhouses.
This cottage has a 4 star rating, which means that Laurel Farm at "Bure Valley Farmhouses" has an excellent standard throughout.
Reviews of Laurel Farm
These are the reviews for Laurel Farm. There are 83 reviews.
A great sized property for two families sharing. Loved the dining room as we could all eat together comfortably. A shame there is no wifi and its location means that mobile phone reception is not great with some providers but our children 'managed' without it for the weekend! super comfy beds and lovely clean bedding and towels. lots of equipment and cutlery, some essentials provided too (tea, coffee, dw tabs). had a lovely weekend here. Jane from Bexleyheath (02 July 2017)
We had a fabulous time, the house was perfect for what we wanted and the enclosed gardens were perfect for the dogs. Rooms were very comfortable and spacious. Only thing the house does not have is wifi but that was perfect as we could not be worried by anything and could just enjoy our holiday and enjoy the away time from the hustle and bustle of home life. The kitchen was fully equipped for a few days away and washing machine/tumble dryer is an added bonus. This house really has some beautiful features and so much character we will definitely be back Aileen (20 June 2017)
Enjoyed our stay felt at home couldnt find the iron and the plumbing was a bit noisy but over all very enjoyable Helen from Hertfordshire (14 June 2017)
Overall the accommodation suited our family needs well;we enjoyed all the spacious rooms,the lawns and even the wide stairs! our overall score is limited by the noisy overnight water heating system in one of the front bedrooms;the poorly performing shower in the en-suite bathroom and the shabby downstairs shower room. Paul from Burgh Le Marsh (03 June 2017)
Beautiful farm property. we will miss it and hope to come back. Ian from Chelmsford (11 March 2017)
Really nice family short break with eight people. Would like to return in the future. Confirmed Guest (19 February 2017)
Beautiful old house but very very cold!. no central heating, only storage heaters and I wonder if these had not been running for a while and only turned on just before our arrival. by the 3rd day we had just about got the house warm enough to not need to be snuggled under duvets in the living room during the day. Location great for what we required, house clean and well equipped. . would maybe return again in the summer months when heating not an issue. Confirmed Guest (13 February 2017)
Lovely feel to the cottage, roomy yet cozy - loads of equipment in the kitchen to cope with our cooking day. Quiet, comfortable break - really enjoyed it Rich from Walsall (04 January 2017)
Had a lovely christmas at laurel farm. Loved the christmas tree , made it feel just like home. Confirmed Guest (28 December 2016)
A charming cottage within easy reach of many local attractions. Diana from Guildford (21 October 2016)
Absolutely wonderful just what we needed!. the location is superb and ideal for dogs. The cottage needs outside lighting and at least one king size bed but it didn't spoil the experience . would recommend this to everyone. Nicola from Cambridge (30 September 2016)
We really enjoyed our stay at laurel farm. Some of the equipment in the kitchen is sparse,no sharp knives etc. But it's adequate. The showers aren't great, but other than that warm and comfortable. Loads of space for big family parties or groups of people. A lovely part of norfok. Helen from Maidstone (24 September 2016)
A big house but a big disappointment. Overall cleanliness was very poor and the place is years overdue for thorough redecoration and refurbishment. this is the shabbiest holiday home we have ever rented through english country cottages and it is not up to the standards we have previously relied upon. Lovely countryside around, though the access from laurel farm onto the b1145 outside is dangerous due to poor visibility and the lack of a mirror opposite. Andrew from Shropshire (03 September 2016)
A little tired in places but considering the age of property well maintained, kids missed not having wi-if but just meant having to make use of extensive grounds making up assault causes and general outside activities instead of on electric gizmos all day so adults found it a plus. Confirmed Guest (30 July 2016)
The accommodation was adequate, though needs some updating - the furniture was very dark and the interior rather gloomy as a result. The whole building needs some tender loving care and the bathrooms especially were very basic. A major fault is the lack of wifi access, which is a real problem as mobile phone signal was very poor. Location is ok, but a bit remote without using your car. Gerry from Silsoe (23 July 2016)
Lovely old farmhouse with large rooms - great for 6 adults, one toddler and two greyhounds! well equipped and very clean. Although the gardens were enclosed (brilliant for our toddler) there were a couple of areas of the walls which were quite low - so we were a little anxious about letting our large dogs off lead there - but very suitable for smaller dogs. Jan from Nr Watford (16 July 2016)
We wanted to take a break - just the four of us plus our dog parker. the house was just perfect. the children and parker loved the gardens. the rooms were large and the location perfect. we would not hesitate in recommending laurel farm and will be going again. Suzanne from St Neots (10 April 2016)
Lovely quiet retreat and very relaxing would go again tmro. . light bulb blew in toilet repalaced the same day, great service. . only negative oven door woodent stay closed with oven fan on, but nothing that a small wedge in place didn't sort. . not to far from cromer around 7 miles, so well within fish and chip range. David from Colchester (08 April 2016)
Lovely property. Youngsters would have liked wifi but it did not bother me. Plenty of space. Great for dogs - safe enclosed gardens. Lots of up to date tourist information. Slight confusion about when rubbish bins had to be put out and where the bottle bank was. Nicola from Banbury (26 March 2016)
It was a lovely stay in this large country farm cottage with family including children except that there was no soap/hand wash provided. No salt and pepper and kitchen tissues. So overall 7. This old building was reasonably clean. Would stay here again. Thank you! Anil from Peterborough (28 February 2016)
Very comfy beds. Warm with plenty of hot water. Very impressed with service by caretaker - the cooker started to play up on wednesday evening, phoned caretaker - new cooker installed next morning. Big secure garden for dogs - only two improvements I would suggest would be a light in the garden and a better, more visible laurel farm sign. Tracey from Bedfordshire (20 February 2016)
Shame some of the basics were missing such as soap in the bathroom Confirmed Guest (07 February 2016)
Comfortable and very reasonably priced, a little dated, but that was fine. Our only disappointment was there were no open fires, although the description said there would be along with a night's worth of logs! rather disappointingly there were two little electric faux log-burners in the fireplaces, no consolation. The house is big and roomy and a perfect venue for a gathering. other than that, no complaints, kids loved it (though had withdrawal symptoms from lack of wifi!!).. Miriam from South Norfolk (24 January 2016)
Had an amazing christmas week, my only criticism is I think a property that can accommodate 7 adults should have a double oven. Apart from that it was fantastic. Keen to visit in the summer. Michelle from Ely (28 December 2015)
This was our 5th visit to laurel farm for our annual family christmas vacation. Eight adults, who have the best time just chilling out and relaxing in this lovely old farmhouse. It has the loveliest feel about the place, just like coming home. I have already booked it for next year. We spent a week here, and the only problem, was that no one wanted to leave! Confirmed Guest from Chelmsford Essex (07 December 2015)
We all had a brilliant time. The house was comfy, cosy and homely.the dogs loved it walking around the fields. The area was pleasant great yarmouth was a great disappointment. Mary from Nuneaton (10 October 2015)
Great place for a girls' get together and very good value for money. We had a ball! Jane from Essex (27 September 2015)
It is the classic you get what you paid for at laurel farm. If you just want a basic place to stay with a group of friends then it is perfectly fine. Although close to a fairly busy local road the noise was not a problem. Being local I had checked out the footpath up to the pub which I found was completely overgrown prior to arrival which was a shame. The oven had tripped the fuse box prior to our arrival so be prepared to flick the switch to get it to work; argh the joys of living in an old house! Alex from Norwich (28 June 2015)
We all really enjoyed our weekend at laurel farm. It is a cosy and beautiful house with lovely gardens and surrounding area. We would all stay again. Stevie from Essex (21 June 2015)
We had a fantastic week staying at laurel farm. The house was lovely and warm and we very well equiped with everything we could have needed. It was in the perfect location for visiting a lot of great places in norfolk. Would definatly stay here again if we return over to norfolk. Rebecca from Gloucester (30 May 2015)
We had a great time and would recommend it. . shame there was no wifi. A bit more lighting in the lounge would be good. Debbie from Aylesbury (23 May 2015)
Property in need of a little updating and modernisation but a great base for going out with ample space inside and out. fairly central for travel around norfolk in all directions. Stephen from Rochester (18 April 2015)
Great farmhouse lovely and big for all the family. Gt location. Needs a bit of tlc , plumbing needs a bit of updating and all needs a good clean. Saying that beds and towels lovely and clean . appreciate a building of this age has character and therefore would not want a sterile environment with no character! we all had a good weekend and loved the open fire! Susan from Essex (23 March 2015)
Second year visiting laurel farm, a few changes have been made thus benefiting our stay even more. Great space as there are two adults, three children and four dogs(one is a guide dog puppy in training). storage heaters work efficiently and there is always plenty of hot water. Also room to entertain guests as the dining room has a large table and the kitchen is well equipped. Outside space is fantastic for the dogs, however would benefit hugely from an outside light..please!! lovely to stay in such a beautiful property filled with character, perfect for our half term break. Gary from Basildon, Essex. (21 February 2015)
Very roomy property for the size of our party, well equipped to enable us to cater very well. Some areas are looking tired but in view of age of the property this is understandable. Double the weekly cost as it was new year but appreciate a lot of places are like this. Alison from Milton Keynes (04 January 2015)
This was our 4th year at laurel farm. We (8 adults) go for an early christmas vacation each year, which started off as three nights and now we go for a week and still dont want to leave. The house is such a lovely place to be, warm and loads of room for everyone. It has a lovely homely feel about it and has everything you need.the owner is lovely and nothing is too much trouble. A lovely escape from the outside hustle and bustle of life. Beautiful countryside all around, with lovely walks to be had, and places to visit just a car ride away. . we look forward all year to our stay here, and have already booked for a week again next december. Nick from Chelmsford Essex (01 December 2014)
Lovely house, very spacious, great location. Perhaps could do with a little updating in areas such as the bathrooms but other than that a great stay thank you! Sara from Brampton, Huntingdon (20 October 2014)
We enjoyed a comfortable stay in a house with plenty of space for people and dogs. The best bit was being able to walk across the field to the local pub which serves fab food. As previous review have stated, laurel farm is dated in style but still very comfortable for relaxing. The two issues for us were: cleanliness, which was not great, ok ish at eye level but not good upwards or downwards along skirtings etc. E.g. The curtain in the downstairs shower room really was horrid, it was black with dirt and the mould stains in the shower are not an attractive feature. Other issue was shower/bath facilities , bathroom suites upstairs relatively new we imagine but pressure means having a bath in ensuite is pretty much impossible and the hand held shower attachment is nothing but a trickle, so after long days walking queuing for the one shower was the norm. There was though, positively, never an issue about hot water which is a good feature. Slyn from Uk South East (20 September 2014)
Lovely holiday with our granddaughter and short visits from the rest of our family. shame about the unseasonable weather but it didn't stop us enjoying the surrounding area. David from Kilsby (30 August 2014)
Excellent accomodation for large group with pets. Good for digital detox Gordon from Gourock (19 July 2014)
Beautiful farmhouse just a short drive from the beaches and days out of north norfolk. Bob from London (07 June 2014)
Enjoyed a lovely weekend here with a group of friends and our dogs. Lovely house with everything we needed. . a radio would have been a bonus, but that's just me. . would love to stay again and will definatley recommend to others. Emma from Bury St Edmunds (02 March 2014)
See visitors book on site Gary from Ss15 (22 February 2014)
Ideal base for our norfolk winter getaway with the dogs. Fully enclosed garden did not have many amenities or furniture to sit out with the dogs but in the summer it is large enough for plenty of outdoor fun. All rooms were good sized and we thoroughly enjoyed our evenings infront of the fire with wine and good company. Will visit again Trudi from Peterborough (10 February 2014)
If you want to stay in a quiet farmhouse with bags of character loads of room and lovely antique furniture, then this is the place for you. If you want a spotless, sterile, modern place with wifi and a big flat screen, go somewhere else. This was perfect for us for christmas with our large family, with the lovely open fire in the lounge and the house decorated for us before we arrived. Our only criticism would be that upstairs could do with a power shower and a new z bed ( not suitable for adults), and it would have been nice had the dining room fire been operational. We would happily stay again. Sam from Sheffield (28 December 2013)
Came home on 14th dec and rebooked for next year on the 24th, need we say more. not the most immaculately decorated cottage that we've stayed but there is an ambience and happy atmosphere about the place that is priceless and the decorated christmas tree was the icing on the cake + aylsham takes some beating for provisions. Amazing scenery and walking. thank you for a fantastic holiday. Carol from Caerleon (14 December 2013)
Fantastic old farmhouse with wonderful grounds ideal for the 4 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs. perfect cooking apples in the garden which we ate stewed with breakfast. great value for money and very homely. Tina from London (13 October 2013)
A beautfiul old farmhouse. It would make a splendid family holiday base. However, the shower was below par, the beds sagged in the middle, it was awash with spiders. The garden was full of rotting apples and the bath had absolutely no water pressure at all. It would have taken days to fill it. It was full of 'bits and pieces' which just made it feel chaotic. Rather disappointing overall. However, the sun shone and it did not spoil our holiday. Sally from Leicestershire (28 September 2013)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at laurel farm, it was very comfortable, spacious and suited our needs very well. the garden was perfect for our 2 dogs to have a good chase around in safety. we would have no hesitation in recommending this character house to friends and family. the location was perfect for visiting coast and country with loads of places of interest within easy reach. Would definitely stay again. Kate from Sevenoaks (21 September 2013)
The cottage was comfy and homely with lots of space inside and out fantastic for our dog as it was totally secure. Christiane from Hereford (10 August 2013)
Very spacious house and gardens. Beds and protective bedding made the beds uncomfortable. Though good value for money it could do with some care and attention: shower attachment/ bath tap in en suite was falling to bits, clearing out junk from various corners. Exit onto busy main road would benefit from a mirror. Having said all that, we would return. Ingrid from Petersfield (20 Jul 2013)
The house was very warm and spacious and had a good outside area safe for children and pets. Sandra from Belper (20 April 2013)
Superb location for accessing other parts of norfolk. good rooms. Geoff from Manchester (13 April 2013)
Interesting old house. John from Selkirk (06 April 2013)
Fire was lovely and house was lovely too Confirmed Purchaser (24 February 2013)
Spacious farm house with homely feel. the kitchen was well equipped. Jackie from Huntingdon (15 October 2012)
Location superb - walking distance to one of the best pubs in the uk - the banningham arms. superb house for dogs - large walled garden split into two so good for run rounds/ball games. owner excellent and tried to hard to fix cooker and responded well. overall a truly superb house and we had a tremendous stay there - lots of things to fault but in truth, they didn't matter Caroline from Uk/Thailand (29 September 2012)
Bedding clean&comfortable Alan from Hockley (08 September 2012)
The house was wonderful. We have stayed in many cottages around Norfolk and found it was the best we have stayed in. The kitchen is so well stocked that it was a real home from home. It was such a relaxing place to stay in. It is a very large,spacious house and the three gardens were wonderfully spacious which was a bonus with two boisterous boxer dogs to occupy. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Customer 59 (June 2012)
Huge rambling cottage and gardens, loads of room for kids dogs etc to gallop around. Would love to spend time there over christmas or new year. Very comfortable but lived in. Customer 60 (May 2012)
Lots of sofas Alan from Chelmsford (28 April 2012)
The cottage has very spacious rooms with more than enough space for five adults and two dogs. The kitchen was very well stocked with crockery and pans, etc. We would definitely recommend staying here to friends and family. Customer 62 (March 2012)
Great cottage which was enjoyed by the whole family, 7 in total plus the dog. The garden and orchard was perfect for the idyllic summer weather the week we were there, although the dog was somewhat bemused by the significant number of mole hills that appeared during the second half of the week. We also enjoyed a day out in Wroxham, via the Bure Valley Railway, taking advantage of the Boat Train tickets. Also enjoyed Sheringham, where the beach is perfect for children and sandcastle building. The Crown Inn in Banningham serves excellent meals and it is only- 15 mins walk via the road or 35 mins walk via the footpath so no need to take the car if the weather is fine. Local village maps of North Walsham and Aylsham showing locations of supermarkets and petrol stations would have been helpful. One point to note however, the house will be expensive to heat during colder months. Customer 63 (June 2011)
Laurel Farm was just what we wanted for our annual family get together, with plenty of room (inside and out), and an excellent location. Luckily the weather was kind throughout the week (although chilly in the evenings), and we could make maximum use of the gardens etc. Facilities more than adequate for our needs and the location was ideal in terms of quietness, and easy access to places in North Norfolk. Some internal decor and fixtures could perhaps do with updating, without destroying the character of the old farm house, and electricity costs (even with warm weather) were a noticeable add-on. I would always prefer such costs to be on an inclusive basis, but that is a personal preference. Owners were very helpful and plenty of information in the property on local facilities and places to visit. As usual the service from your company was excellent, we will no doubt plan another family get together some time next year. Customer 64 (April 2011)
Spacious, comfortable accommodation in a tranquil yet highly accessible location. Glorious open fire made relaxing evenings even more pleasurable! Customer 65 (February 2011)
Very roomy and well layed out. Customer 66 (November 2010)
Wonderful space and very helpful owner. Customer 67 (September 2010)
A spacious farmhouse and good area of enclosed garden. Customer 68 (August 2010)
Lovely old world house and furnishings. Great garden. Customer 69 (July 2010)
Nice roomy house, ideal for families and particularly families with pets. Big garden. Customer 70 (June 2010)
We have three children under 3 and the cottage was wonderful for them they could run around and play in the safety of the enclosed gardens. A welcome respite for parents and grand parents who had a relaxing weekend. Customer 71 (May 2010)
I would definitely stay at Laurel Farm again. The rooms were a lot bigger than we expected and the 2 gardens are very spacious. Plenty of parking outside. Watch out for the heating as when we got there all the heaters were on and you have to pay for your own electricity used. The cottage was very warm so we ended up turning all the heaters off and found the temperatur to be fine. The owner was very helpful and answered any questions we had. Customer 72 (April 2010)
The style of the property was wonderful, the size of the rooms perfect for us (we were holding a church leaders conference for 6 people) and the location quiet enough for us to concentrate on our business. Customer 73 (January 2010)
Fantastic stay, clean and roomy, we want to return. Customer 74 (January 2010)
It was a spacious property, set on its own in a good location. Customer 75 (January 2010)
Good size property, quite isolated which may be good in the summer but meant that we had to use the car at this time of the year to really get anywhere including the local pub - which had excellent food! Customer 76 (December 2009)
A lovely roomy cottage suitable for large family parties. Well situated for North Norfolk Coast and Broads. Our holiday price was very reasonable, but be aware that heating costs may be high in cold weather. In mild November 2009 our costs amounted to £40 for a Monday to Friday stay. Customer 77 (November 2009)
Plenty of room, excellent accommodation if you have a dog as gardens are enclosed. Customer 78 (October 2009)
Spacious and clean. Plenty of hot water for showering. Customer 79 (October 2009)
Big family house splendid for lively two year old to run round inside and out. Customer 80 (September 2009)
Spacious house & garden, good house for a family holiday. Customer 81 (August 2009)
The house was large enough to accommodate both families with enough room for all the children to run and play without us having to constantly be worrying about them bumping into things. The 3 gardens were great as the children could play football in 1 and we would sit quietly in the next. Excellent property. Customer 82 (August 2009)
We liked the size of the house and the outside area for the dogs. Customer 83 (July 2009)
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