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Honeybee Retreat

(Ref. 1131297)

Pentney near Upper Marham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher

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  • hot (7)
  • recommend (7)
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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Really peaceful stay and Honeybee Retreat was beautifully kept and maintained."

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0May 2024

  • "Strongly recommend this holiday."

    Great accommodation, spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Delicious brownies, scones and flowers, were very welcome. Loved relaxing in the hot tub. Being on a working farm was a special treat, surrounded by animals and birds in a very peaceful setting. Loved our time in Honeybee Retreat!

    Reviewed by Isabelle5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely Beautiful Cute Little Pod For A Quite Few Nights Away With Lovely Hot Tub."

    We Had The Most Chilled Weekend. Bed For Me Was Painfull But I Have A Bad Back And Need A Solid Matress But Other Than That Loved It. The Most Spotless Place I've Ever Stayed In. And The Brownies Wow Amazing! Thankyou

    Reviewed by Chloe4.4Feb 2024

  • "Just blissfull - private - quiet - beautiful - didn’t need to go out anywhere ..."

    Just blissfull - private - quiet - beautiful - didn’t need to go out anywhere as it was just so peaceful and lovely there - flowers chocs cakes - fluffy towels / dressing gown gorgeous hot tub - can’t wait to return in the future :)

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2024

  • "Such a beautiful place to stay, one of the nicest & prettiest places i’ve stayed in!"


    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful accommodation, very well equipped with the little added touches a bonus."

    This really was a wonderful short break we thoroughly enjoyed. There was everything we needed, if we needed something we only had to ask. Would definitely recommend, and well worth a return visit.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2023

  • "This place is simply stunning."

    We turned up in the dark and the place lights up as you walk down the steps. We didn't get the full beauty of it till morning. We had a beautiful lemon drizzle homemade cake waiting for us and homemade mince pies. They have thought of everything you need. It is a working farm with cows chickens sheep but it was beautifully kept. We will definitely return. 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "The most beautiful little cabin."

    I had the most amazing weekend away for my birthday. Super cosy had everything we needed. Hot tub was amazing the overall place was just incredible. The owners are lovely. Would 10000% recommend to anyone looking for a chill weekend away!

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Nov 2023

  • "We stayed here for 3 nights and there isn’t a single bad thing to say!"

    The cabin was equipped with everything we needed and there was homemade cake, scones and jam waiting for us when we arrived! The area was very peaceful and the hot tub made our stay even better. We would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was absolutely amazing!"

    The lodge was well built, keeping in the warmth and letting in loads of light in the mornings. Very clean, spacious and homely.

    Reviewed by Brogan5.0Nov 2023

  • "You better beeelieve it!"

    Delightful and surprisingly roomy hut. Clean and comfortable with the addition of a hot tub just outside. Delicious cheese scones, whole lemon drizzle cake, butter and pint of milk were waiting for us on arrival. Very comfortable large bed. Breakfast is available 8-9am to buy at the farmhouse which we tried the first morning. Good choice and both our options were tasty. I believe you can pre-order afternoon tea. Be aware to only open the windows with mesh covers otherwise you will be swarmed with flies. It’s on a farm so I was woken by roosters at 5am and there are plenty of tractors going past. Adds to the charm but perhaps not for those on a working trip. It’s obvious from the pictures but bring walking boots. Could do with a manual. We asked for the WiFi code so could log into tv apps etc on the large tv. Would have been easier if we could turn down the temperature rather than having to open the windows. Also wardrobe/hanging room could be improved with more than one hanger falling off little hooks. There is a remote that we could not work out what it was for - apparently the wicker lamps. My other half mentioned that he hoped the owners would add a hardstanding so cars don’t get stuck in the mud. It looks like there are development plans on site. We had a lovely holiday and visited Norwich, Cambridge, Kings Lynn and Thetford. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2023

  • "We found the wooden pod very inviting and welcoming."

    On our arrival we was met by the lovely owners in which nothing was to much trouble. The lovely homemade cakes and scones were a nice touch and was appreciated. Very comfortable stay and would definitely return

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at honeybee retreat very peaceful and relaxing definitely ..."

    Had a lovely stay at honeybee retreat very peaceful and relaxing definitely recommend and we will be booking another break there in the future 5 stars

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic place lovely owners excellent value highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Kevyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable cabin, well appointed and very clean."

    Owner very friendly and hospitable. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2023

  • "The retreat was beautiful and the wooden detail to the interior was lovely The accomodation was immaculate and the home made sponge cake, scones, honey and marmalade, were much appreciated along with butter and milk left in the fridge."

    The large hot tub was amazing and spa towels and footwear were supplied. It was private and we used it every day. Would definitely recommend this retreat for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation, very clean and tidy."

    The Lemon drizzle cake was amazing. Everything you need for a relaxing weekend away.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very rural and quite unbelievably clean well spect cabin with plenty of room inside would not hesitate to go back ."

    The owners brilliant we had breakfast there two mornings as they also do bed & breakfast didn’t need anything else all day and most produced on farm it was a 10 out of 10 from us.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with king-size bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Underfloor heating
  • Combi microwave/oven, induction hob, kettle, toaster, under-counter fridge/ freezer and hairdryer
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and robes inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking on lawn
  • Decking with furniture, lawn with hot tub, shared access to the outdoor fire pit/pizza oven and furniture and farm grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5.4 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to the pod
  • Note: There is no WiFi in the pod but guests may access internet from the B&B breakfast room
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: This property has a 3 night minimum stay
  • Note: Property accepts check- in on a Monday or Friday, other check-in days may be available only upon request.

The property

Upper Marham 5.7 miles.

Settled on a charming working farm in the village of Pentney, Norfolk, is Honeybee Retreat, a lovingly crafted, single-storey pod.

Hand-built to the highest of standards and surrounded by picture-perfect countryside, as the name suggests, this pod makes the ultimate romantic retreat for a couple, or an idyllic break for a solo traveller.

On arrival, take the steps up and into the studio-style layout, noticing the seamless star details on the door at the highest point of the room.

Here, you can find all you need for a self-catering stay, with a well-equipped kitchenette for rustling up a quick meal, and a breakfast bar to dine at while you admire the outdoors.

Alternatively, you can take your meals outside and sit on the decking, or head down to the lawned level and make use of the shared fire pit/pizza oven before jumping in the hot tub for a long soak.

Back inside, freshen up before bed in the shower room, with robes and slippers provided, before stargazing through the roof window or popping a film on the TV.

A unique escape in a beautiful area, choose Honeybee Retreat.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1131296, together sleeping up to four guests.

Little Abbey Farm Pods

Little Abbey Farm Pods consist of a collection of two thoughtfully-designed, studio-style pods resting in lovely grounds in the village of Pentney, Norfolk. Both with hot tubs, indoor and outdoor kitchens, and completed to the highest standards, the pods make a superb choice for two couples of friends looking to retreat to the countryside. Overlooking a pond in one direction and actively farmed grounds with sheep, cows and chickens in the other, the true country feel makes the pods a special choice, any time of year. The site is also home to a B&B where the owners kindly extend their services, including use of the breakfast room and you can even order fresh, homemade food, including cakes, and farm produce straight to your pod for that extra bit of rest during your trip. The peaceful location extends into the heart of the country village, with Pentney homing a Pentney Abbey, the castle ruins and its original walls which surround the village; for the more active members of your group, Pentney Lakes is also fantastic for water skiing. Within reach is the waterside historical Hanseatic town of King’s Lynn, with easy access to Cambridge and Ely too. For historians of your group, there are many National Trust Houses to explore, including Oxborough Hall and St George’s Guildhall. A wealth of characterful market towns can also be reached by car, such as Wisbech, home to the amazing historic Peckover House and Gardens, and the city of Peterborough, ideal for a day of shopping and dining. For those looking to sit back and enjoy the nature-filled area, find Welney Wash Wetlands for birdwatching nearby, along with nature reserves and wildlife centres to explore. If you simply want to venture out on foot or by bike, the area is full of lanes, paths and roads to explore and make your own adventure! Whatever you get up to on your Norfolk holiday, choose Little Abbey Farm Pods as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Swaffham 8.9 miles; King's Lynn 12.9 miles; Norfolk Coast AONB 33.4 miles.

Discover Norfolk's gems from Upper Marham. This charming village acts as a gateway to a wealth of delightful East Anglian attractions, with a shop and pub too, making it an ideal base. Take a step back in time and explore the Old Whalebone Mill, set in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Visit the stunning Oxburgh Estate and explore the gardens and ancient ruins. Immerse yourself in history at the Castle Rising, with its impressive Norman keep. Experience the tranquillity of Church Farm-Stow Bardolph, a beautiful Georgian farmhouse. Take a trip to Castle Acre to explore the ruins of the once grand priory and the picturesque castle. Discover the past at Lynn Museum and enjoy the stunning views at Stow Hall Gardens. There is something for everyone within reach of the village of Upper Marham. Uncover the secrets of this stunning corner of Norfolk and create memories to last a lifetime.

Note: This property has a 3 night minimum stay.
Note: Property accepts check- in on a Monday or Friday, other check-in days may be available only upon request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas