• About Fen Cottage

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

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      1 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Television
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Once a workers cottage this riverside property offers guests a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area. Step to entrance.\n\nGround Floor\nLiving room \nWith open fire 32 Freeview TV iPod dock beams and tiled floor.\n\nDining room \nWith tiled floor.\n\nKitchen \nGalley style with electric Aga microwave fridge freezer dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer and tiled floor.\n\nSun room.\nBathroom \nWith bath shower attachment toilet and heated towel rail.\nSteep stairs to...\n\nFirst Floor\nBedroom \nWith kingsize bed.\n\nBedroom\n \narea\n With double bed and privacy curtain. \n 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 BBQ. Bike store. Ample parking. No smoking. \n \u003e \nAccessed 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 100000 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. Dayweekly 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 miles. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/128/840/1286662.jpg UKC732

    Fen Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.1 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews

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    out of 10

    lovely cosy cottage, but stairs very steep not good unless you are very sure footed. Local shop two miles + two pubs and fish and chips all in little Downham, secluded garden lovely outlook and peaceful, good fishing in oxide lakes but check the rules as very strict but good size carp.well equipped cottage owners really helpful.



    out of 10

    Everything you could want from a rural location, cottage is spotless and has everything you could want. If there were to be a very reluctant negative, a shower cubicle would be nice, and a higher bedroom ceiling, not much room for us over 6 footers, aside from that FANTASTIC.



    out of 10

    A beautiful cottage in the most breath taking location. Ely cathedral was clearly in view across the fields. From the embankment opposite Fen Cottage, we witnessed a most spectacular sunset looking across the fenland, complete with a barn owl encircling us where we sat.



    out of 10

    What a little gem. We loved this cottage. We had a very warm welcome from the owners. The fresh eggs were delicious. There is everything you could possibly need and more at this charming cottage. It was so cosy and felt more like a home than a holiday rental. The views from the kitchen window are amazing. Lots of different wildlife to see.The garden was delightful. Although it's not fully enclosed it felt safe for my little Chi to explore as it is so remote with no vehicles passing the cottage the whole time we were there. Tillie our little chihuahua also loved her daily walks straight from the front door. All in all we had a wonderful relaxing week. We have already booked to stay again.



    out of 10

    Lovely cosy cottage. 2 bedrooms but ideal for just a couple as second bedroom leads off the first. Quiet rural location, beautiful fishing ponds in the area. Cottage well equiped and cared for.



    out of 10

    Only really suitable for 2. Dont like idea of walking thru a bedroom. Have to have a car. Really is isolated. We took all with us so didnt mind. Staying here you have to be prepared



    out of 10

    We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this lovely cottage, which was like a little tardis! It was very comfortable.



    out of 10

    We had a lovely few days, a very quiet & peaceful location. Cottage very comfortable, warm & well equipped.



    out of 10

    We stayed twice this autumn and enjoyed the quiet location and easy access to Ely. Beautiful views surround the pretty cottage. Freshly laid eggs for breakfast were a nice touch, as well as the welcome hamper with Prosecco. The cottage itself is charming, well equipped with everything one might need. The area has plenty to offer - from walks, golf and horse riding to museums, street markets and wetlands. The hosts were lovely and efficient but not intrusive. We will be back.



    out of 10

    a wonderful and peaceful cottage



    out of 10

    Love this cottage. Have been twice and will definitely go again.



    out of 10

    Tough stairs. oldies like us struggle



    out of 10

    This is a charming, comfortable, dear little cottage. It is lovingly maintained and thought out, with all sorts of considerate touches - fresh eggs from the host’s own hens, a spoiling bottle of prosecco, really nice bed linen and loads of towels, pretty roses to welcome you and best of all - lots of comfortable pillows, so you can get really cosy. Great view of Ely cathedral, birds to watch and even binoculars to see them with.



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