The Old Red Lion - Spacious Cottage, Ely, Cambridgeshire
Ely 4.6 miles. Cambridge 16 miles. Tucked away in the pretty village of Wentworth near the villages of Haddenham (2.8 miles), Wilburton and Sutton in Cambridhehsire, is this superb, detached character property, The Old Red Lion. The delightful town of Ely is close by and Cambridge only 16 miles with its shopping, punting and museums.
Wicken Fen, a renowned nature reserve is within 9 miles, one of Europes most important wetlands providing a great day out for the family. A village pub many years ago, the property still retains original features blended with recent additions, as well as boasting a private enclosed garden which can be enjoyed by canine companions and little ones, The Old Red Lion is ideal for a group of friends or a family of eight looking for a peaceful escape with a bit of character. Be welcomed into the high spec and fully-equipped kitchen, where you can rustle up your favourite recipes with the help of the grill, oven, hob and microwave, along with a dishwasher ensuring cleaning up is a breeze! Just off the kitchen is a handy utility room which houses a washing machine and tumble dryer, perfect for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh! Gather around the dining table in the living/dining room, and tuck-in to a tasty meal as the wine flows and plans are made for the days ahead. After your meal, retire to the sofa where you can settle down for the evening and enjoy your favourite TV show. Those looking for a bit of peace and quiet can curl up in the snug and delve into their favourite book. As your eyes start to grow heavy, head up to the first-floor where you will discover four well-presented bedrooms, two kings, one double and one twin, two of which have en-suite shower rooms, ideal for preparing for the day in style. Awake from a leisurely slumber and treat your guests to morning coffee out in the enclosed garden as your furry friend stretches their legs. Explore the local area and venture to the nearby village of Haddenham, where you can sample the local delights at the Three Kings pub, saving you a night of cooking! You will also find a well stocked convenience store, and a butchers for picking up any last-minute essentials, or there may be ingredients you want to pick up recreate your favourite holiday dishes. For a wider selection of amenities, take the short drive to the city of Ely, home to Oliver Cromwell’s House which details the former Lord Protectors life throughout the 17th-century, and the Ely Museum, where you can soak up the local history in the setting of an old jail house. Be sure to visit the impressive Gothic-style cathedral which takes centre stage and offers exceptional views from its tower which can be accessed via 288 steps. For the perfect picnic spot, head to the scenic Jubilee Gardens which rest along the River Great Ouse, here you can also hop aboard a river cruise and learn more about the city as you savour the picturesque views. Further afield is Cambridge, well-known for its prestigious university and plethora of museums, as well as its excellent shopping opportunities and eateries available, it is well worth a visit! For a getaway like no other, be sure to choose The Old Red Lion.