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Imaginatively restored and converted into a delightfully charming and characterful cottage, this original coach house in Cambridgeshire sits in a tranquil and secluded position at the bottom of a large walled garden. Come and enjoy a little slice of rural 1950s living.
Throughout the cottage, great attention has been paid to incorporating original features, so stable paviors, latch doors, exposed beams and wood floors are much in evidence. The decor and furnishings have been carefully chosen to reflect the building’s original purpose - the Tack Room still has the saddle hooks draped with bridles and the original stove used to heat the horses’ bran. This is a unique and cosy bolthole from which to explore the lovely Cambridgeshire town of Ely.
Although the house is only a stone’s throw from the medieval cathedral, the tourist information centre and Ely’s restaurants and shops, the setting is remarkably peaceful. Ely is an ideal base for touring East Anglia and there is something for everyone. Places of interest include Cambridge, Bury St. Edmunds, Newmarket, Thetford Forest, Wicken Fen, Welney 'Wetlands Trust', and Duxford Air Museum. There are also several National Trust properties such as Anglesey Abbey, Oxburgh Hall and more besides.
Ely's main railway station is 5 minutes by car and between 10 and 15 minutes on foot. The train from London King’s Cross to Ely takes just 66 minutes. There is a taxi rank outside the station. There is a bus stop opposite the front of our property and another on our side of the road 75m away by Cromwell House (tourist information centre). See the website for more detailed driving and walking directions.
Cambridge or London Stansted 12miles/45miles
Nearest Train Station:
Ely half mile
Nearest Bus Stop:
Opposite the cottage 50 yards
The accommodation is arranged over 2 floors. Downstairs there is a country-style kitchen complete with an old pine table and dresser plus an array of kitchenalia and enamel signs, as well as all the equipment, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils you could need. Next to the kitchen is a rustic living room where a large rug covers the terracotta pammet floor and the seating is a miscellany of comfy chairs. A generously stocked old pine bookcase, some traditional games, a radio and TV offer a choice of entertainment. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, one of which has a view of the Cathedral. Both have Victorian brass and cast iron bedsteads with interior sprung mattresses, made up with crisp white cotton bedding. There is also a single room: originally the grain store it is now a cosy cabin sized room. Every bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.
The cottage sits in a walled garden which is yours to enjoy.
The cottage has gas central heating and linen, towels, toilet soap, loo rolls, tea-towels, cleaning materials and some basic provisions are provided. Laundry facilities are available by arrangement. In addition to the self-catering coach house, there are also two B&B rooms. See the website for further details.
Conditions of Rental
Pets are not permitted. The house is non-smoking but guests may smoke in the garden. A deposit of 2/3 of the hire charge is required and the balance is due 28 days before arrival. Arrival time is between 4pm and 6pm and departure is by 11am.