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2 high quality fully equipped cottages. Mobility friendly. WiFi incl - Eastside Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom)

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Property type bungalow
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Eastside Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom)

Attached to the owners home but completely self contained with own entrance and parking outside the door. Easy to get around for those with mobility issues it has grab rails in the shower and round the toilet. Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner large fully fitted kitchen, shower room, laundry, conservatory, decking/sitting area. flat screen TV, DVD player a wide range of books and games. Sleeps 4 but will accommodate a baby in cot in addition. Non Smoking but permitted on the decking area. We accept Assist dogs only in Eastside.

About the property


With it's easy access to the city of Peterborough Fen-Acre offers the best of two worlds rural and city. It's just 15 mins from Peterborough, a bustling Cathedral city yet in the heart of the Fens with it's big skies, quiet roads and low flat land. The ideal place for cycling for softies with miles of quiet roads and the well known Green Wheel that circles the city and gives access to the lovely Nene Park where cycling is so popular. The river Welland skirts the town and is popular with bird watchers and fishermen. Ride the water taxi into Spalding and visit Spalding and Springfields, an out of town shopping outlet. Drive the 15 mins into Peterborough and here the city has everything a family could want. Lots of activities both sporting and leisure as well as great shopping. Within a 30 minute drive you will find Burghley House (come for the Horse Trials in September), Rutland Water and Nene Park both a great days out, Tallington Lakes for the water sports and dry ski slope enthusiasts,and the historic stone town of Stamford, voted the Best place to Live in 2013. Fen-Acre prices are the same all through the year so with no increase in the school holidays it is ideal for families with a large secure garden with a zip-wire, trampoline, swings, and room to kick a ball. Both units are modern, well furnished and fitted , fully self contained with full gas central heating, luxury shower rooms, fully fitted large kitchen, dishwasher, full cooking facilities, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer, unlimited fast speed broadband, a real home from home. Mobility friendly originally designed for an occasional wheelchair user. We have a wide range of extras available both for the elderly and babies / toddlers, such as travel cot, high chair, shower stool, toilet frame, etc.

julie smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017

About julie smith

We are in our 60's have 4 daughters, 4 great son-in-laws and 9 grandchildren. We like to think that when our family visit they can relax, recharge their batteries and set off again reinvigorated. We enjoy welcoming them but try not to be too intrusive into their private lives, just offering support when needed. We apply the same principles to our holiday guests. We enjoy making people feel welcomed and comfortable but are aware that people like their space. Hopefully we provide an environment where all the practical needs are met so they are free to relax and concentrate on enjoying their break.

Why julie smith chose Spalding

We have always lived in this area and moved into this property 20 years ago. It was a restoration project and is now unrecognisable from the way it was. We love the fact that it is in a small town where everyone knows most people yet is still just a few minutes away from a bustling Cathedral city with all that has to offer. Excellent shopping, lovely country parks, large Country Estates and small thatched roofed villages dotted around and within easy reach of London and the A1. Would you believe we can be in Scotland in 3.5hrs! So if you are coming from Scotland you could be here in 3.5hrs:)

What makes this bungalow unique

We have tried to think of everything so you will find life easy whilst you are here. So if all you arrive with are your clothes, your money and your smiles (oh and lovely weather) that should be all you need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Best s/c accommodation we have ever stayed at!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was the best self-catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. Lovely welcome from Julie & Mike spotless rooms and a welcome hamper of eggs from their own hens (delicious), milk, bread, orange juice and butter, as well as as much tea & coffee you could drink. We stayed at Eastside with its lovely big, fully equipped kitchen (better than our own!), our 4yo slept in the comfy sofa bed and we had the double bed. Lots of books to read, board games as well as DVDs already supplied by the owners. Had a look inside the other accommodation, The Lodge, as well which has 2 bedrooms, and just as well equipped. Both have access to the large garden at the rear which has a large trampoline, zip wire, swings and is also home to the chicken pen, which my son loved. Julie was brilliant and had printed off details of local childrens play centres and Nene Valley info, all which were within a 20 minute drive. Crowland centre is about a 10 minute walk from Eastside, with a local co-op, spar, couple if pubs, chip shop and Italian restaurant. We took little un to the local garden centre too as they had a small soft-play area.

Overall, a great place for a weekend, mid-week (or longer) break. Brilliant price, they have the same price all-year round and don't increase it for school holidays (unlike most other rip-off holiday providers) and it felt like going to stay with friends or relatives rather than a holiday booking. Will definitely, definitely be returning!

Free wifi as well.

“What a lovely place to stay - so friendly - really made you feel at home.”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had a wonderful stay with Julie and Bub. They made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The use of their extensive garden is great and my daugther fell in love with their dog, Sam. The Lodge has everything you could ask for - including a condiments draw with oil, herbs, oxo etc. Good location for getting to places but avoid A47 - was a nightmare when we went. We visited Peterborough - great shopping and Cathedral, Cambridge (went down the B roads) - great fun and Sandringham - what a wonderful estate. We certainly hope to stay again with Julie and highly recommend it.

“Fantastic Holiday Home”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is an amazing holiday home. It was spotlessly clean. Julie was wonderfully thoughtful as she provided essential provisions such as milk, eggs, coffee, tea, etc. We would thoroughly recommend it.
Jan 2015
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Available Rentals


  • Booking Notes:
    For bookings that are more than 4 weeks away a 25% deposit ir required to secure the dates with the balance payable 4 weeks prior to arrival. For bookings within that 4 week period payment is required in full at the time of booking.
    Bookings can be made direct via phone or email or via our website at Be aware that payment in full is required at the time of booking if doing it this way.

    Changeover Day:
    Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays. Arrival at 2.30pm Departure at 10.30am

    Notes on prices:
    Our prices are the same all year so no increase in the school holidays.

    Friday to Monday £65 pr night Total £195
    Monday to Friday £55 pr night Total £220

    A discount is applied for bookings of 14 consecutive nights or more bringing the cost pr night down to £52 pr night

    A surcharge of 2% is applied if payment is via credit card.


Spalding Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Golf ...
Notes on accommodation: We have a large range of extras available for the elderly, infirm, and babies, at no extra cost. All linen is provided with beds made up for arrival, We also supply a breakfast starter pack so there is no need to go to the shops if you arrive late at night. Each unit has ample tea, coffee, sugar and cereals, along with basic cooking ingredients. Outside: The garden is large and secure, fully enclosed and suitable for children and dogs. There is a wide range of garden games available, garden chairs and a range of exciting play equipment. the zip-wire is a favourite as are the trampoline and swings. Directly accessible from The Lodge which also has a secure fully enclosed patio with table and chairs. Eastside guests also have full use of this garden, plus a decked area with table and chairs with views to the front of the property. However, the front garden is open so not suitable for children to play in unsupervised.


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Just under 1 hours drive away is the north Norfolk resort of Hunstanton. Visit the main town for the pier and busy beaches or go to the far end of the resort to access the most beautiful, peaceful, sandy safe wide beaches of Old Hunstanton with it's sand dunes.


We are 1 hour from one of the main London airports, Stanstead. Just a short distance further on and easily accessible from the main M11 is London City airport. Also within the same distance are Luton and the East midlands airports.


Crowland has pubs, shops, doctors, chemist, hairdressers, butchers takeaways and a lovely highly regarded and very popular Italian restaurant. All are within a 10 minute walk. The beautiful and historic stone town of Stamford is a 25 minute drive away.

Further Details:

There are so many places to take children in this area that we have produced a 'What shall we do today? pack. Ice skating, sailing, ten pin, indoor play centres, petting farms, parks, cinemas all within a short drive (under 20 mins).


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