Jenny Farndale

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CHARMING LISTED COACH HOUSE BY ELY CATHEDRAL

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Tranquil self-catering cottage all rooms en suite - sleeps 5

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.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jenny Farndale

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks french, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Charming listed coach house by Ely Cathedral
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
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Charming listed coach house by Ely Cathedral
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86999
+44 (0)135 3662124
Ely East Cambridgeshire
5

A HIDDEN GEM

  • 5 of 5
Tucked under the spires of Ely Cathedral, this cottage is a hidden gem. Leave the busy road, through the garden gate and you have a pleasant walled garden. Through another gate, into a cobbled courtyard and the old stables have been tastfully converted into a 5-person cottage.

The cottage is full of interesting items, approach the room from a different direction and you will always see something new. The bedrooms are extremely comfortable with bijou en-suites in each. Each room was very clean, quite a task because this is as far from clutter-free as you could get.

The owners are very personable and knowledgeable, make sure you put aside a little time to talk with them.

Great location with good days out. We went to Duxford (don't forget to get tickets with Tesco Clubcard), The Newmarket National Stud (a bargain tour for £10) and an easy train journey into Cambridge (use the tour bus and visit Maddingley American Cemetry). Real Ale enthusiasts must visit the Liberty Belle (10 min walk).

Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andy and Linda,
Thank you very much for your generous review of our Coach House. It is
a pleasure to not only know when our guests enjoy their stay but also to
hear they appreciate our style of decor etc.
We welcome people from all over and informing them about Ely and the
many places of interest in the surrounding area is rewarding if it adds to
the enjoyment of their stay.
Jenny and Robin
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Charming listed coach house by Ely Cathedral
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86999
+44 (0)135 3662124
Ely East Cambridgeshire
Maidenhead
5

AUTHENTIC PERIOD COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
There are many cottages that look the period outside but this one looks and feels the period inside, as well. The attention to detail is remarkable which made our stay so enjoyable. Crisp white linen, soft towels, brass fittings, iron radiators, cartridge filling device - this is Classic style in the 21st century. We loved it - you'll love it.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Charming listed coach house by Ely Cathedral
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86999
+44 (0)135 3662124
Ely East Cambridgeshire
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN QUIET, PRETTY SURROUNDINGS.

  • 5 of 5
The coach house is very close to the Cathedral and off-road parking is provided. The gardens are pretty and inside has been beautifully converted with many attractive features and furnishings. The kitchen was well equipped and the whole house was comfortable with a homely atmosphere. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. Ely is a compact, attractive city with many places of interest to visit within walking distance. We enjoyed a river boat trip and visits to National Trust and English Heritage properties nearby and worshipping in the magnificent Cathedral. We have no hesitation in recommending this first class property to others.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming listed coach house by Ely Cathedral
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86999
+44 (0)135 3662124
Ely East Cambridgeshire
Manchester
4

QUAINT & FULL OF CHARACTER

Quaint & full of character
  • 4 of 5
Close to local village with a good few places to eat and right next to the cathedral. Lovely converted building, very warm and quiet. Small living room with tiny TV (not a bad thing, just get close and play cards or read a book). Not sutable for small children due to steep winding stairs and hard floors.
Good base to visit Cambridge.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Charming listed coach house by Ely Cathedral
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86999
+44 (0)135 3662124
Ely East Cambridgeshire
london
4

EXCELLENT

  • 4 of 5
Cosy place very well thought out and all facilities, toasty heating!
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Stansted
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Harwich
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Ely
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
M11
Car: not necessary

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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Amenities

Ely Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , telephone taps
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , telephone taps
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , telephone taps
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , telephone taps
    Bathroom 5 - telephone taps
  • Ground floor toilet with wash hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Every bedroom has an en suite mini bathroom with telephone style taps for hand showering on the half size bath.. The two double rooms both have a Victorian bedstead with interior sprung mattress. Bedroom 1 has a view of the Cathedral. All bedding is hypo allergic hollow fibre. All floors are wood and have rugs.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • library
  • museums
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
The is a Grade 11 listed property so there are cobble stones in the courtyard entrance and two levels on the ground floor. It is about 100 yards from the parking area which is gravel. Although we say unsuitable for elderly or infirm we have had several octogenarians and older staying who have enjoyed it very much. They find the way it is presented reminds them of their youth! There is also a downstairs toilet which they find useful.
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