Imaginatively restored this delightful Coach House is full character and charm. Two minutes from Ely's historic cathedral, it is stands at the end of the owners secluded walled garden.
Functioning as a Coach House until the 1950's great attention has been paid to the conversion so that original details,such as stable paviors, latch doors, exposed beams and wood floors are much in evidence.
On the ground floor there is a kitchen with an old pine dresser decorated with an array of kitchenlia. Appliances include a fridge, electric cooker, microwave and toaster plus all the crockery, cutlery and utensils required. The cosy sitting/dining room has lots of books, digital TV and radio.
The bedrooms upstairs comprise - two doubles with Victorian brass and cast iron beds, made up with interior sprung mattresses and crisp white linen. Originally the grain store the single is a very comfy cabin size room appealing to young and old alike. All rooms have an en suite with a half size bath
Location: Ely the historic cathedral city is only 12 miles from Cambridge and an ideal base for touring the Fens and East Anglia.
The city itself has several attractions in addition to the magnificent 1000 year old cathedral: Cromwell House where Oliver Cromwell lived with his family between 1636 - 1647, Ely Museum which is in the building that was once the Bishop's gaol, and finally the Stained Glass Musuem, There is also a delightful riverside area with a variety of pubs, eateries, teashops, art galleries and antique warehouse. Every Thursday and Saturday there is a market. Events and festivals include an Eel Day and Ghost Tours
Within the hour there is the Ouse washes which attracts a wide variety of wildfowl and birds. Newmarket for its horse racing and several National Trust properties . .
There are excellent rail links to all parts of the country including Norwich, Peterborough, Stansted Airport and Kings Cross London & St Pancras for Eurostar.
The historic city of Ely is the home of one of England's most magnificent cathedrals. Known as 'the ship of the fens' it has been a prominent landmark for almost 1000 years. The Coach House at 17 St. |Mary's street is not only two minutes from the cathedral but is also Cromwell House, The Old Gaol Museum and The Stained Glass Museum. Equally close are a vairiety of eating places, the shops etc.
Ely is ideally located for visiting the University City of Cambnridge, Newmarket - the capitol of horse-racing, as well as being within easy reach of the north Norfolk coast and Suffolk with its quintessential English villages.
The surrounding countryside has a wealth of National Trust stately homes and gardens..For bird-watchers there is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Welney; Wicken Fen - one of the few surviving fragments of undrained fenland - is a nature reserve of national importance.
In short this unique landscape and its diverse attractions has something for everyone.
Other Activities: Horse-racing New market, bird watching, historic houses
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