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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (7)
  • site (5)
  • stay (4)
  • great (4)
  • zoo (4)
  • well (4)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "The shepherds cabin was lovely."

    I will definitely be staying again soon

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2023

  • "Shepherds hut on a lovely, very well kept campsite."

    Great bathroom/shower. Adequate cooking and dining facilities. Comfortable bed. Ideal for the dog. Storage limited, but that was to be expected. Local shop, micro brewery, fish & chips were very handy.

    Reviewed by Jeff4.7Sep 2023

  • "The holiday was perfect."

    The accommodation was very clean and comfy. There was plenty of places to walk the dog and it was so quite and relaxing. Going back later in the year. Shop and takeaway were just up on the main road.zoo was just next door. The staff were very nice and helpful.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely staff and well kept site."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely little home for the time we were there!"

    Applewood campsite is a great place not too big and friendly staff and campers alike. We had great weather the whole time, Zoo literally next door and lovely pub and butchers just outside the entrance. My only complaint (not a real one) is that you have to all go to bed at the same time as it's all in the one space. Our puppy loved his stay there also and met lots of other doggies. We'll definitely be returning next summer.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wasn’t offered any refund by Sykes Cottages or Applewood Hall as a result of having to leave after one night due to catching covid."

    On entrance there is big metal gates which you have to unlock and lock everytime you go in, electric gates would be much better. Nice site but wouldn’t return.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.1Jan 2022

  • "Lovely holiday at Bramble Cottage, quiet campsite and good facilities."

    we got a great bargain, but full price would be too much

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "I tried to contact you to tell you you had made an error with my booking, you didn’t reply I contacted the site directly and they sorted my booking out."

    Will book directly with sites in future and get at cheaper price also booking directly

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Sep 2021

  • "Very relaxing and comfortable stay in our Shepherds Cabin."

    This was very well equipped, and exceeded our expectations. The site was very quiet which we weren't expecting, the lady in reception was very helpful and informative. We made use of the fab local butchers for a BBQ, the take-away (very good) and the pub - great beer. Lovely area, which we would return to.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Jul 2021

  • "My wife, myself and our dog stayed in one of the Shepherd huts at Applewood Countryside Park, Banham recently."

    A very comfy and warm place to stay, as it was a very cold week, and we were particulary impressed with the walk in shower and the comfortable mattress. It had everything we needed from cutlery and kitchen ware to a bed and treats for our dog. A big thank you to Linda (park warden) and Karen (park manager) who were extremely friendly, helpful and informative about the cottage, local amenities and other questions we had. Considering we were located within the zoo, it was a very peaceful location. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2020

  • "Fantastic place to stay, everything we needed."

    Small and compact but we knew that and with three adults it was just fine. Everything was spotlessly clean and we had all we needed to make this a very enjoyable place to stay. Despite the weather which was pretty bad we still managed to walk over 40 miles and when we got back we could get everything dry and ready to go again the next day. Banham Zoo was right next door and well worth the visit. The only difficulty was with the WiFi while on site but as soon as we got to the car mobile data picked up so getting directions was never a problem and we always take maps anyway. If you were reliant on WiFi you might struggle, thankfully we're not.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Sep 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation!"

    ! Has everything you need. Had a lovely holiday here.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Open-plan studio accommodation with two single bunk beds above a king size bed which can be accessed from both sides
  • Kitchenette/ sitting area with dining table and sofa
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge with box top freezer
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of board games
  • Decked terrace with table, chairs and parasol
  • Outdoor games area.
  • Electric heating
  • Bed linen, towels, fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Ample parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shop, takeaway, local butchers and pub 5 min walk
  • Check in is from 4pm and check out is by 11am
  • All pods have a firepit
  • Note: This is a non-smoking property suitable for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 only, plus one additional guest on the sofa bed
  • Situated so near to Banham Zoo & offer a discount to guests

The property

An opportunity to soak up the beautiful Norfolk countryside and escape reality for a couple of days in this charming Shepherd's Cabin, resting within the village of Banham.

Bramble offers idyllic accommodation for a family holiday to an area bursting with a vast array of attractions and activities to suit all ages and tastes.

After an action-packed day, relax into the evening within the open-plan living space, where you can rustle up something delicious and enjoy eating outside on your own private decked terrace.

In addition to the well-equipped kitchen, the open-plan space comprises of a bedroom area and an inviting sitting/dining area, ensuring a cosy and sociable space for all to enjoy.

Bramble promises a refreshing getaway at any time of the year.

Note: property can be booked with Refs. 998408 and 998893, together sleeping up 13 guests.

Applewood Shepherd's Cabins

Applewood’s luxury Shepherd’s Cabins offer unique and stylish accommodation amidst the countryside setting of Norfolk and within striking distance of the region’s glorious coastline, offering the best of both! These three wonderful Shepherd’s Cabins are situated within the village of Banham and cater to groups of couples, friends and families; ideal for a relaxing break or a special celebration to this corner of England. Each cabin enjoys a stylish interior with carefully selected furnishings and quality amenities to ensure a relaxing self-catering break. Look forward to rustling up delicious evening meals within the kitchenette area before choosing to dine alfresco on the private decked area, whilst soaking up the surroundings views. If you can tear yourself away from this hideaway, find the award-winning Banham Zoo situated adjacent to the cabins, where you can enjoy discounted tickets to see over 2,000 animals covering a 50-acre site. Alternatively, venture out to the city of Norwich where you will find an abundance of amenities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes. For those feeling adventurous, head to the coast to find the sandy beaches of Wells, Sheringham, Sea Palling and Great Yarmouth, promising a traditional coastal day out with your loved ones. Applewood Shepherd’s Cabins are three wonderfully-appointed dwellings, perfectly positioned for exploring all that this part of the country has to offer.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Thetford 14 miles; Norwich 23.5 miles.

Banham is a small village situated within the county of Norfolk, resting just 23.5 miles away from the city of Norwich. Despite being a small village, it houses an award-winning zoo which is home to over 2,000 animals, including Sambirano bamboo lemurs, red kangaroos and white-faced saki monkeys. Also, in the village is a family-ran pub, a Post Office and a convenient shop. Just a short drive away is the man-made Thetford Forest, where you will find a wonderful patchwork of woodland to explore on foot or bike. Alternatively, head to the city of Norwich, where you will find an abundance of amenities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes. Banham is an idyllic base for touring the captivating area of Norfolk.

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Note: Property is suitable for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 only plus one additional guest on the sofa bed only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas