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With an enviable location in the midst of the Waveney Valley these stylish lodges will appeal to both families and couples searching for a peaceful holiday base in the Norfolk area.  You will have the best of both worlds with a rural location and yet within easy reach of the city of Norwich with an array of shops, cafes and restaurants. The Norfolk Broads are also ideal for days out and exploring. The Kingfisher Lodge is brand new for 2011 and we think makes a stylish holiday choice.  ...
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With an enviable location in the midst of the Waveney Valley these stylish lodges will appeal to both families and couples searching for a peaceful holiday base in the Norfolk area.  You will have the best of both worlds with a rural location and yet within easy reach of the city of Norwich with an array of shops, cafes and restaurants. The Norfolk Broads are also ideal for days out and exploring.

The Kingfisher Lodge is brand new for 2011 and we think makes a stylish holiday choice.  The decor is of a very high standard and there are plenty of mod cons to make your stay a real home from home.  From a top of the range flatscreen tv with freeview to a well equipped kitchen everything has been designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.

Sleeping up to 6 adults the Kingfisher Lodge is spacious and well laid out with one double and one twin bedroom.  Both rooms enjoy a private ensuite bathroom.  There is additional sleeping for two in the lounge area.  Outside the lodge the luxury continues with decking, garden furniture and a private outdoor hot tub.  We think this lodge makes a perfect holiday choice all year round thanks to the central heating and double glazing.

Close by there are some great days out including Banham Zoo less than 6 miles from the lodges and Melsop Farm Park just 15 miles away.  Both of these attractions are ideal for families with children but will also appeal to couples.

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  • These fantastic luxurious and contemporary lodges offer a peaceful rural setting.
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD/CD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen including microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Bath and shower
  • Bed linen, duvets and towels
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area
  • Decking with garden furniture
  • Double glazed and centrally heated
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Travel cots and highchairs £5pw each
  • Group bookings may be subject to restrictions
  • Pets £30pw each (max 2) (in Otter Lodge only)
  • Complimentary welcome pack including tea, coffee, milk and biscuits
  • All non smoking accommodation
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Lewis, Mansfield
Date of stay: 29th June 2018
Can't find a fault with it
Elaine
Date of stay: 15th June 2018
If your somebody who is disabled this is the ideal holiday residence, the wet room provided is extremely good and you can get your wheelchair through all the doors throughout the lodge.

This was my husbands first holiday since having a stroke which has left him with mobility issues, he was very apprehensive beforehand however on reaching our destination it was relief all round. My advise is go for it!
Sarah, St. Helens
Date of stay: 8th June 2018
Absolute loved it! Would definitely recommend for a peaceful break in the countryside.
Paul, Sandwich Kent
Date of stay: 14th May 2018
Will be booking again
Robin, Lifton
Date of stay: 4th May 2018
Nice and relaxing with a great hot tub
Liam, Ely
Date of stay: 4th May 2018
Lovely place to stay! Would definitely recommend and would love to return!
Dan
Date of stay: 16th April 2018
Great relaxing family break.
Lee, Daventry
Date of stay: 2nd March 2018
Very relaxing
Karen, Sheffield
Date of stay: 2nd March 2018
Beautiful lodge with loads of room. Hot tub under cover on spacious veranda which has a gate to keep the dog safe. Everything clean and great views from every window
Jacqueline, Cambridgeshire
Date of stay: 12th February 2018
Very relaxing break in this lovely lodge. Beautiful countryside and plenty of walks either on the farm land or out and about. We walked into Diss which didnt take very long, lots to see there and plenty of places to eat.
The lodge itself was equipped with all that you would need apart from a hairdryer so remember to take your own. Beds were very comfortable and the rooms were clean and tidy. We did cook and the kitchen was well equipped, the cooker dial was a little difficult to see as the numbers had worn off but it did the job.
The hot tub was excellent, the owner checked it each day and we made good use of it in the day and at night, lovely sitting under the stars and it didnt matter that it was freezing outside, the hot tub was lovely and warm. Would definitely recommend
Denise, Leicester
Date of stay: 29th January 2018
Very comfortable
Michelle
Date of stay: 8th January 2018
Another brilliant holiday, simply " stunning" location.
Samantha, North Walsham
Date of stay: 27th December 2017
Cant rate this any high. Will be recommending to all friends and family and we will definitely be back again!
Zaitoon, Portsmouth
Date of stay: 15th December 2017
Lovely clean lodge.
Tracey, Ely
Date of stay: 4th December 2017
Wonderful weekend a way, just what we needed as a family
Jayd, Essex
Date of stay: 13th November 2017
Amazing would come again
Fran, Cannock
Date of stay: 21st October 2017
Well chilled out holiday!
Angela, Canterbury
Date of stay: 14th October 2017
fab from start to finish!
Alison, Hedon, Hull
Date of stay: 30th September 2017
Fantastic - totally relaxing
Samantha, Bury St Edmunds
Date of stay: 22nd September 2017
Lovely place to stay. Relaxing and quiet.
Daniel, Essex
Date of stay: 8th September 2017
Excellent will definitely book again
Helen, Aylesbury
Date of stay: 28th August 2017
Such a wonderful relaxing place. A friendly welcome and a quick tour of the lodge and hot tub and we were settled in for the week! It was so peaceful. Facilities were great all that we could need for our break. A jammed packed information folder was available to read with menus/pub reviews/days out/local information etc. Not far to walk to Diss 15/20 minutes or a couple of minutes drive where you can find restaurants/pubs/supermarkets/takeaways. The hub tub was amazing and we did not want to leave such a peaceful place. The kids loved the addition on the WiFi because they just can not do with out! Really want to return soon :-)
Sarah, Ashford
Date of stay: 19th August 2017
great holiday thanks
John, Clacton On Sea
Date of stay: 30th June 2017
Perfect place for taking our dog, beautiful walks in the owners fields and the accommodation itself is pet friendly. This is definitely on our list to return to for a relaxing break.
Trevor, Norwich
Date of stay: 12th June 2017
As there were 6 Adults (3 couples) staying, it would have been really nice to have had 3 bedrooms, but then we were aware of that before we booked, so aren't compailing particularly as everything else was perfect for our needs.
Overall we had a fantastic weekend break and would definitely stay there again.
James, Sittingbourne
Date of stay: 29th May 2017
Everything has been thought of in the lodge and the setting is perfect.
Sonia, Bedfordshire
Date of stay: 17th April 2017
Extremely clean, lots of space and everything you need including a washing machine!
Ivor, Canterbury Kent
Date of stay: 1st April 2017
This was a holiday planned for a relaxing break and that is exactly what we got. A beautifully peaceful location in the countryside but just 5 minutes drive into town. Accomodation was very clean, comfortable, cosy and well equipped with everything we needed.
Paul andJill were great, offering us a very warm welcome on arrival and always on hand with advice on places to visit etc. We cannot wait to go back there.
Andrew, Leighton Buzzard
Date of stay: 4th February 2017
Will be booking again.
Debra, Suffolk
Date of stay: 28th January 2017
First class lodge with added bonus of the hot tub!
Perfect retreat.
Lovely owners.
Tracey, Soham
Date of stay: 27th December 2016
We had a wonderful Christmas in Kingfisher Lodge. Both the kids and us loved the hot tub and it was just so lovely and peaceful!
Keith, Stevenage , Hertfordshire
Date of stay: 5th November 2016
Success for all so relaxing
Hannah, Norwich
Date of stay: 31st October 2016
The lodge itself was lovely and had everything one would need. All very clean and tidy. The hot tub was fantastic and we all enjoyed it. We hope to stay again soon!
Paul, West Yorkshire
Date of stay: 13th August 2016
Fantastic place, the fact it didn't have any WIFI made this holiday all the better, as it made us spend time as a family and reconnect! We played football, flew kites, visited some lovely places nearby. The owners were lovely and we bought some of their produce. On arrive there was milk in the fridge for us, coffee, tea & sugar - the little things that make a huge difference. We will be back, we all fell in love with the place and the area.
Richard
Date of stay: 4th July 2016
Wonderful lodge, lovely location and lovely people. The option to purchase meat and hire bbq's was a great idea too!
Lesley, Hull
Date of stay: 29th April 2016
We had the disabled accessible lodge which is perfect for a wheelchair user. The rooms are big, the bathroom perfect and there is a ramp to the front door with a patio all the way around. The weather was freezing but the lodge was really warm. There was everything we needed.
Suzanne, Kings Lynn
Date of stay: 18th April 2016
Fabulous,we loved it.
Kerry, Braintree Essex
Date of stay: 15th April 2016
Fantastic and very comfortable and would definitely recommend it.
Laura, Stowmarket, Suffolk
Date of stay: 11th March 2016
The lodge has everything you need and is very clean. Hot tub is amazing.
Tristan, Lowestoft
Date of stay: 7th March 2016
Wonderful time . Our third visit. We are bound to go again. Only thing we miss is a dish washer. Hosts are very welcoming
Amy, Essex
Date of stay: 4th March 2016
Amazing 5 days spent at oak farm lodges. Everything you need to enjoy a relaxing break, would reccomend to anyone. Perfect accommodation in a beautifull setting. :)
Stephen, Hinckley
Date of stay: 30th December 2015
Beautiful lodge with everything you need. We had the hot tub which everyone loved. The lodge was much better than we expected
We went in December after Xmas and it was just the break we needed. It would be even nicer in the summer with the wide open space in front of the 3 lodges
Claire, Fareham, Hampshire
Date of stay: 27th December 2015
Very nice surroundings & staff were lovely and very helpful. There was only 3 of us so lodge was very spacious and furnishings were comfy and clean. Some obvious signs that needs a bit of decor touch up but was minor and only noticed this after a couple of days staying here.
We stayed over Xmas & New Year so only negative I would say is the lack of wifi as signal wasn't good. I understand some people want a break from mobiles but with a teenager in tow & being over the festive period , it's still nice to contact people without travelling to the nearest costs in the village half a mile away.
Asides from this, no negatives and hot tub was checked everyday by staff & lodge has all the equipment you need to basically live here.
We would look at visiting again.
Sue, Sittingbourne
Date of stay: 6th November 2015
lovely place and so clean tea and biscuits already set up , after a long journey was very .. hot tub lovely temperature perfect.... great relaxing getaway.... will go there again... loved it.... lovely setting............
Ginny, Boston Lincolnshire
Date of stay: 10th October 2015
Saucepans could do with replacing
Nigel, Chelmsford
Date of stay: 25th September 2015
Fantastic lodge, so much space, you could live in it all the time.
Melissa, Sheffield
Date of stay: 7th September 2015
Excellent lodge. The hot tub is amazing!!!
Cindy, Rugeley, Staffordshire
Date of stay: 29th August 2015
perfectly equipt lodge, clean and spacious. Hot Tub is a big plus.
Lisa, West Yorkshire
Date of stay: 29th August 2015
Beautiful lodge with excellent facilities in a fantastic location.
N, Leeds
Date of stay: 1st August 2015
Skylark lodge was fantastic. It was beautiful, spacious, clean and well equipped. The owners are friendly and very helpful. It is located in a beautiful setting. The large village of Diss is just 1 mile away and it has plenty of pubs, restaurants, fish and chips and a large choice of take away that deliver! There's also supermarkets and a good play ground.
Christopher, Ipswich
Date of stay: 17th July 2015
Very relaxing
Mark, Maidstone Kent
Date of stay: 13th June 2015
Can't wait to return again in November to do some xmas shopping. It feels like family there now with our keep going back there. Just love the peace and tranquillity.
Ginny, Lincolnshire
Date of stay: 6th June 2015
Would love to see a king size bed :)
Robert
Date of stay: 6th June 2015
One of the biggest two bedroom lodges we have ever seen. The big veranda over most of the outside deck was a great feature.
Geoff, Heywood
Date of stay: 16th May 2015
This lodge is one of only three on site and is made for disabled access, with plenty of room round the beds for a wheelchair and also includes a wet room. The lodge was spotlessly clean, well maintained , well equipped, and with excellent central heating. If we had one gripe , my wife would have liked a small dressing table with stool in the bedroom. This lodge will also allow dogs. The other two lodges on site have hot tubs. If you like peace and quiet in a central location then I would highly recommend this site.
Simon, Cambridge
Date of stay: 20th April 2015
It was our mistake on booking Otter Lodge as this one doesn't have a hot tub (Disabled Facilities) but we can not blame Oak Farm for our mistake. We will return this winter to one of the other two lodges.
Sally, Romford
Date of stay: 20th April 2015
Fantastic Lodge - Great Location - Lovely Surroundings
Jay, Bradford
Date of stay: 20th March 2015
Hot tub made the whole week worth while....
Glyn
Date of stay: 6th March 2015
Peaceful, relaxing home from home.
Hayley, Lowestoft
Date of stay: 23rd February 2015
It's home from home really. Everything you could need is there.
Lee-anne
Date of stay: 16th February 2015
Well equipped and very warm.
Selina, Stowmarket
Date of stay: 9th February 2015
The lodge is perfect, they have thought of everything to make your stay a great one.
Shane, Harwich Essex
Date of stay: 6th February 2015
Fabulous lodge!lovely interior designed to a high standard but also homely and cosy!
Nice added touch to have sofa bed in lounge,great shower and kitchen has a great size fridge freezer.
Edward
Date of stay: 17th January 2015
First Class lodge, first class location. Well done Oak Farm.
Craig, Nottingham
Date of stay: 10th January 2015
Everything was spotless on arrival everything was there that we needed and the hot tub was fantastic.
Wendy, Lowestoft
Date of stay: 3rd January 2015
Like home from home very clean and relaxing.
Beverley, Mayland Essex
Date of stay: 27th December 2014
just the fact that there is no wifi lets this lodge down a little but the hot tub is a wonderful bonus.
Sue, London
Date of stay: 6th December 2014
I love this lodge. It's modern and well equipped, warm and cosy. It's set in a peaceful location alongside two other lodges, and is just on the outskirts of Diss. The owners are very friendly and helpful. I just wish wi fi was available.
Debra, Harwich,essex
Date of stay: 28th November 2014
First class accommodation!
Mark, Aylesford
Date of stay: 22nd November 2014
Nice friendly couple who are more than happy to help in any way possible on site.
Ann
Date of stay: 21st November 2014
Had a lovely time, a perfect break away. Will certainly come back soon!
David
Date of stay: 21st November 2014
Has everything you will need
Tina, Hertfordshire
Date of stay: 14th November 2014
The lodge was kitted out with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Sharon, Hinckley
Date of stay: 24th October 2014
Excellent well kitted with all essentials , clean , towels and bedding good not tatty
Romuald, Lens (france)
Date of stay: 24th October 2014
a dishwasher and the wi fi will be important
Bw
Date of stay: 17th October 2014
The lodge was great value for money, but the whole site really could do with WiFi as an option for guests who wish to use it. 3G in the local area is pretty non-existent therefore WiFi would've come in handy when trying to find out what's going on in the world, or local area. I am sure some people would welcome a break away from the Internet, but the option would be nice.
Ginny, Lincolnshire
Date of stay: 11th October 2014
Love the new TV in the Lounge and Shower head on taps in the bathroom.
Susan, Howden Le Wear
Date of stay: 12th September 2014
As above, fantastic.
Peter, Clacton On Sea
Date of stay: 12th September 2014
A very nice lodge, positioned on the site very well e.g. not overlooked.
Amanda, Whitley Bay
Date of stay: 8th September 2014
The lodge was comfortable and the furnishings were good.
Neil, Milton Keynes
Date of stay: 30th August 2014
Modern, clean, spacious and amazing hot tub
Craig, Worksop
Date of stay: 29th August 2014
Loveley , relaxing, clean and very helpful and friendly owners.
Ian, Chelmsford
Date of stay: 23rd August 2014
Very clean lodge with ensuite wetroom and separate bathroom.
Have already booked 2 more holidays in Otter Lodge.
Lynn, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Date of stay: 16th August 2014
Everything you could need for self catering. Sofa was slightly large and a little uncomfy but in good order.
Tina, Gravesend
Date of stay: 1st August 2014
Spotless, beautiful lodge with quality fixtures and fittings. Also little extras provided by Paul and Jill that were very handy.
Lorraine, Essex
Date of stay: 25th July 2014
Very clean, tidy, comfortable setting.
Keith, Northumberland
Date of stay: 19th July 2014
Very clean, good standard. Only thing that was missing was wifi which in this day and age is standard.
David, Doncaster
Date of stay: 5th July 2014
Wonderful accommodation, suited our party of four adults and one infant perfectly. The lodge had everything we needed and was very clean. The surprise of teabags milk and biscuits on arrival was an excellent touch. Wi fi in the lodges would have useful.
Joan, Clacton-on-sea
Date of stay: 27th June 2014
Cooking pots and pans adequate but perhaps in need of replacement for next season. Could have done with some pyrex ware for microwave cooking. Missed the dishwasher but not a problem. The environment more than makes up for this.
Gillian, Wakefield
Date of stay: 30th May 2014
my son is wheelchair dependent and although this is not an adapted cabin we managed to access the cabin fine. we would have booked their adapted cabin but it did not have hot tub. we decided that the hot tub was more important than a wet room. my son loved being in the hot tub as it helps him to relax.
Robert
Date of stay: 23rd May 2014
Could do wth dishwasher & wifi
Sarah, Ashford
Date of stay: 16th May 2014
Fantastic hot tub. Nice surroundings with only 3 lodges very peaceful.
Geoffrey, Waterbeach
Date of stay: 16th May 2014
Can't wait to go back again, could have easily stated their for much longer. Highly recommend them
John, Peterborough
Date of stay: 12th May 2014
Lodge is a very good size with everything you might need.
David, Braintree
Date of stay: 12th May 2014
Fantastic in every way
Chris, Witham Essex
Date of stay: 9th May 2014
We always enjoy our visits to the lodges and look forward to returning very soon. Lodges on this park are very clean and well cared for Jill and paul always greet you and make you feel at home.
David, Yeovil
Date of stay: 5th May 2014
Our grandson loved the animals & the farmer was very kind and attentive
Mark
Date of stay: 3rd May 2014
Cannot fault it. Paul and Jill really are great hosts
Carl, Rutland
Date of stay: 18th April 2014
Great quality lodge. Fixtures and fittings were superb. They go above and beyond what is needed and it is the little touches that make it that much better. The hot tub was also incredible.
Susan, London
Date of stay: 28th February 2014
Fantastic- comfortable, clean and lovely surroundings. Owners are helpful and friendly.
Debra, Essex
Date of stay: 31st January 2014
Fabulous lodges,lovely peaceful surroundings but also within easy reach of the town with shops and nice pubs and restaurants.
Dan
Lovely secluded lodges yet close to the town, with plenty to do nearby. Of course, there’s always the hot tub if you choose to stay put! Well equipped, helpful staff on hand, fantastic break.
Karen
Beautiful and very spacious lodge with great views and gorgeous sunsets. Everything you need including nice touches like tea coffee sugar and milk and buscuits. Love that the hot tub and table are under cover on the veranda. We were snowed in here for our whole visit so we're not able to visit any of the area except on the doorstep. Luckily Diss has pubs and supermarkets within 20 minute walk. The owner was extremely helpful, clearing snow and very friendly. The farm eggs are the best! Would like to return when the weather is better!!
Sandra
Lovely peaceful break, the lodge was wonderful really comfortable & clean. Loved the hot tub! Just a short walk into Diss as well
Angela
A perfect location for a peaceful and relaxing break. The lodges are well equipped with everything you need, a lovely welcome pack including milk and biscuits, and is spotlessly clean. The hot tub is excellent, and is great for chilling out and star gazing in the evening. The hosts are very friendly and helpful....all in all a 5 star holiday!
Lee
We managed to get snowed into the cabin during the bad weather in February this forced us to relax and enjoy the cabin probably more than we would usually. Couldn’t fault it, nice and warm and a hot tub in the snow is something to recommend.
Denise
Lovely break, peaceful, quiet and private.
Darren
Great peaceful location with only 2 other lodges on the site. Only half mile walk to nice country pub then a further half mile into town. Plenty of nice country walks.
Emma
Had a lovely relaxing weekend away! Would highly recommend and hope to go back!
Katherine
A great placecto get away from it all
Steven
A lovely lodge with fabulous surroundings.
Jacqueline
Very relaxing break in this lovely lodge. Beautiful countryside and plenty of walks either on the farm land or out and about. We walked into Diss which didn’t take very long, lots to see there and plenty of places to eat. The lodge itself was equipped with all that you would need apart from a hairdryer so remember to take your own. Beds were very comfortable and the rooms were clean and tidy. We did cook and the kitchen was well equipped, the cooker dial was a little difficult to see as the numbers had worn off but it did the job. The hot tub was excellent, the owner checked it each day and we made good use of it in the day and at night, lovely sitting under the stars and it didn’t matter that it was freezing outside, the hot tub was lovely and warm. Would definitely recommend
Michelle
Absolutely stunning location, so peaceful and the lodge itself very well equipt and comfortable, the hot tub is pure luxury- especially in the dark watching the stars, the owners are a really nice couple. Diss itself is a pretty little town, we came across some lovely eateries, and beautiful walks.
Samantha
We had a brilliant family Christmas here. It was a perfect venue and the hot tub was a massive hit with all four of us. Can’t rate this place high enough.
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