Property for rent in Little Downham, near Ely - sleeps 4

Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2EB.

Property Reference: UKC732

Bedrooms - 1

Sleeps - 4

Bathrooms - 1

Pets welcome - 1

Attractive 1710 workers cottage | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Attractive 1710 workers cottage | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Living room with open fire | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Living room with open fire | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Sun room | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Galley style kitchen | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Dining room | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Dining room | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Bedroom with kingsize bed | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Bedroom with kingsize bed | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Double bedroom | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Bathroom | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
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  • Garden | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
  • Fishing lake next to the property | Fen Cottage, Little Downham, near Ely
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Fen Cottage
1 bedroom, sleeps 4

Once a workers cottage, this riverside property offers guests a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area.

Accessed by a bridleway, this remote, attractive workers cottage, dating back to 1710, is nestled between the bank of the tidal New Bedford River, open farmland and Oxlode Lakes fishing pits. The river marks the eastern edge of the RSPB Ouse Washes, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a bird watchers paradise, noted for an array of rare wildfowl and birds, and the spectacular Whooper and Bewick’s swan migration between November and February each year, that sees upto 100,000 birds arrive in the area. There is also an abundance of wildlife to see almost daily from the cottage garden, including muntjac deer, hares, badgers, green parrots, barn owls and marsh harriers.

With the ever changing landscape, this property is a great place to stay all year round. Fen Cottage boasts stunning far reaching views of nearby Ely cathedral, and as well as overlooking the RSPB reserve, is only 6 miles from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s, Welney Reserve. Its location on a bridleway offers superb dog walking and cycle routes. The cathedral city of Ely, university city of Cambridge, historic market town of Downham Market, and the market town of Newmarket, with its famous racecourse and connections to horse racing, are all within easy reach.

With the Norfolk coast only an hour away too, you will never be stuck for something to do. Day/weekly tickets for fishing at the lakes next to the property are charged at around £6 per rod. The local village of Little Downham, 3 miles away, offers a shop, two pubs one of which is acclaimed for its Thai food, and a fish and chip shop. A great rural retreat. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 mile

Accomodation details

Step to entrance. Ground Floor:Living room: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, iPod dock, beams and tiled floor. Dining room: With tiled floor. Kitchen: Galley style with electric Aga, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor. Sun room. Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail. Steep stairs to.

First Floor:Bedroom: With kingsize bed. Bedroom area: With double bed and privacy curtain.

Extra Amenities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire included, remainder at £5 per basket. Travel cot. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and gas barbecue. Bike store. Ample parking. No smoking.

Ely map and Fen Cottage location

Self-catering features

  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
  • Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Main Fuel or Power incl.
  • Garden / Patio
  • Open Fire
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
  • English Country Cottages
  • Parking - On Site
  • Customers Choice
  • Riverside
  • Waterside Breaks
  • Country Cottages
  • Winter Best Sellers