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Charming historic cottage in the centre of Ely, a short walk from Ely Cathedral

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,945 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Four double bedrooms, sleeps 5+. Close to market square and modern supermarkets

The cottage was built around 1600, renovated in 1993, newly furnished and decorated Spring 2015. The cottage is listed as a building of historic interest.

The cottage has central heating. The first and second floors are fully carpeted.

The cottage consists of:

The ground floor:

Sitting room has original inglenook fireplace, exposed beams, sofa, chairs, TV, door to the rear garden 4.5m x 4.7m

Dining room with inglenook, serving hatch to kitchen, table to seat eight 4.2m x 4.7m

Kitchen with cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fully equipped with kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery for eight 5.8m x 2.3m


The first floor:

1st Bedroom with a double bed, dressing table and walk-in wardrobe 4.7m x 4.6m

En-suite shower room leading off 1st Bedroom

2nd Bedroom, with inglenook, double bed, dressing table, chest of drawers and walk-in wardrobe 4.6m x 3.9m

Family bathroom 3.1m x 2.3m

The second floor:

Study supplied with books on local history; the window affords a view of Ely Cathedral 3.1m x 2.7m

3rd Bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers and mirror 5.0m x 3.1m

4th Bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers and mirror 4.1m x 2.9m

The attractively-planted garden at the rear has a parking area for a car, plus a carport for a small car. Some garden furniture is provided.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, arabic
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Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017


Ely House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1945 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming historic cottage in the centre of Ely, a short walk from Ely Cathedral
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the house to accommodate my big family that came over from abroad to see me. It was a full house for two weeks! They loved the house! It is really charming and perfectly located. It is very close to supermarkets and the centre of Ely plus it is just a stone throw to the river. With such a short walk to the station, my family could go to Cambridge really quickly and easily. The house is big enough to accommodate lots of people, but at the same time it feels cosy and confortable.

The house is perfect and that you can see in the pictures. What you can not see is how helpful, friendly and professional the landlords are. They were fast to reply any of my questions, they were always reachable and they were really, really helpful and flexible. Massive thanks to them for making my family trip so much easier and pleasant. I would definitely recommend it and for sure me and my family would stay over again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a lovely set of guests
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Beautiful old house in lovely position

  • 5 of 5

This lovely, comfortable old house was a pleasure to stay in and added hugely to the enjoyment of our holiday! It was full of interesting historic features, well-equipped, and furnished in an attractive mixture of old and new with some homely personal touches. The garden was charming and peaceful; I enjoyed drinking my tea out there first thing in the morning. Waterside is a pretty, well-maintained road, a short, easy walk from the the railway station, riverside, cathedral, pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops. It took us less than a minute to walk to two major supermarkets (which are neatly tucked away from immediate view). We were pleased to meet Ony and David, who were helpful and courteous throughout our dealings with them, at the end of our stay. We most certainly warmly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to be your hosts. It is good to hear that you enjoyed our cottage.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
many pubs and bars in High Street
Nearest Ferry
110 Miles
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Peacock, 61 Waterside
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Car: not necessary

Charming historic cottage in the centre of Ely, 5 minutes walk to the architectural marvel of Ely Cathedral (built 1083-1189), 2 minutes to the attractive riverside, with excellent eating places, and a short 13 minute walk to Ely Station, with trains to Cambridge (17 minutes), London (65 minutes), Stansted Airport, Norwich and Birmingham. Three superstores, Sainsburys, Waitrose and Tesco are within walking distance.

The cottage was built around 1600, renovated in 1993, newly furnished and decorated Spring 2015. The cottage is listed as a building of historic interest.

The cottage has central heating. The first and second floors are fully carpeted.

Ely is one of England’s smallest cities, population 20,256 (2011 Census). The city originated as an abbey, founded in 673. Ely Cathedral was first built in the 10th Century; the present building was built over the 116 years from 1083 to 1189.

The Cathedral School, King’s School, Ely, was founded in 970. Edward the Confessor (King of England 1042 – 1066) was a pupil at the school, 1005-1010; as was my son-in-law, 1990-1995.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $266.38

Full payment details provided when enquiry received

GBP 250 advance rental payment require to reserve dates. Balance to be paid before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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