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Beautiful Cottage in Central Ely

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Come and explore our beautiful City and enjoy a luxury stay in a cosy cottage. Willow Cottage is a charming two bedroomed detached cottage situated in the centre of the historic Cathedral City of Ely (sleeps 4 in one double/one king OR one double/one twin). It is located just a few minutes walk from all the local attractions including the Cathedral, Bishops Palace and Oliver Cromwell's House. There are many great pubs, restaurants and shops all just a short stroll from the cottage. The cottage is finished to a high standard and has the luxury of a dishwasher and washing machine. Ely railway station is also within easy walking distance providing regular services to Cambridge (20 minutes) and London (75 minutes). The horse racing town of Newmarket is just a short 25 minute drive. There are...Come and explore our beautiful City and enjoy a luxury stay in a cosy cottage. Willow Cottage is a charming two bedroomed detached cottage situated in the centre of the historic Cathedral City of Ely (sleeps 4 in one double/one king OR one double/one twin). It is located just a few minutes walk from all the local attractions including the Cathedral, Bishops Palace and Oliver Cromwell's House. There are many great pubs, restaurants and shops all just a short stroll from the cottage. The cottage is finished to a high standard and has the luxury of a dishwasher and washing machine. Ely railway station is also within easy walking distance providing regular services to Cambridge (20 minutes) and London (75 minutes). The horse racing town of Newmarket is just a short 25 minute drive. There are several National Trust sites within easy reach by car. Furnished to a high standard the accommodation comprises: Spacious dining room with seating for four. Well equipped kitchen with oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Sitting room with beamed ceiling and original fireplace. Two bedrooms, one with double bed and one with zip and link beds which can be set as two small singles or one king size (please advise of preference at time of booking). Shower room with walk in shower, toilet and wash basin. Off road private parking for two small or one large car. Courtyard garden with furniture. Free WiFi and smart TV A range of books, DVD's and games available Pets considered - strictly by prior arrangement only. Please enquire for prices. Hairdryer and complimentary toiletries provided for your convenience. To make your stay as easy as possible we also provide complimentary tea and coffee, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and basic cleaning products, so all you have to do is turn up! Minimum stay of 3 nights. Discounts may be available for bookings of 7 nights or more. Please enquire for details. Covid-19: – we would like to reassure guests that the cottage is deep cleaned following every stay. In addition to all usual cleaning, all surfaces and high touch areas such as door handles, knobs and light switches are sanitised thoroughly. We also provide soaps and alcohol hand gel for your peace of mind and complimentary dishwashing tablets so you can clean any dishes or cookware before use if you wish. We endeavour to leave a 24 hour gap between guests but note on occasion this may not be possible. For your peace of mind you can check in and out without any personal contact if desired.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Pets by prior agreement only. Please enquire for prices. Please do not allow pets to toilet in the courtyard garden. Pets not allowed on beds and furniture. Additional cleaning fee required-please enquire for details
Bedrooms
1 King1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Tracey G
Hosting since September 2018
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful Cottage and our historic city. All owners live locally and are on hand for anything you may need during your stay or any information about the local attractions.

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Joe Q
Joe Q
St. Albans, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect cottage for exploring Ely
We needed self-catering accommodation near the centre of Ely for 3 nights. Willow Cottage proved to be the perfect choice in every respect. Only 5 minutes walk from the centre of town, the cottage is very clean, very well fitted out and very comfortable. Tracey (the owner) couldn't be more helpful. We would like to return to Ely for a longer stay during warmer weather and Willow Cottage will be our first choice.
Visited April 2023
Written 9 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey G
Tracey G
Thank you Joe for your review. So glad you had a good stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Tracey
Written 13 May 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cumbria_7
cumbria_7
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect cosy cottage
The cottage had everything you needed and more! Perfect location to walk into town. We used the cottage to visit our relatives (2 adults and 2 children 12 and 15). Loved the little courtyard garden and cosy living room. The kitchen was lovely with everything you needed. Extremely clean and would definitely use again. Thank you Tracey for a lovely stay.
Visited April 2022
Written 14 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey G
Tracey G
Thank you for your feedback. So glad you found the cottage was everything you needed. Hope to see you again sonn
Written 15 April 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jet526863
Jet526863
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Cottage in a great location
Willow cottage is in a perfect location to explore Ely .Easy flat 5min walk to shops ,pubs ,restaurants and Ely centre .Clean and cosy and well equipped .The beds were comfy and nice fluffy towels .Tracey the host was very helpful and accomodating .We had a great time and would definitely stay again.
Visited November 2021
Written 1 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey G
Tracey G
So pleased you had a great stay and found the cottage so comfortable. Look forward to seeing you again soon
Written 15 April 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

48Gina
48Gina
London, United Kingdom66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfectly located and immaculately clean
We needed to stay a few nights in order to see friends in and around Ely but current restrictions meant we could not stay with any of them. Willow Cottage was an ideal cost effective solution for two of us (although there was accommodation for up to 4 people). It was immaculately clean throughout, with an ability to adjust the central heating and good quality bed linen and towels. We found milk waiting for us in the fridge, as well as teabags, instant coffee and key condiments all provided. The house instructions are comprehensive and the wifi worked. It is a cottage, so the rooms are all quite small, but adequate, even for my over 6ft husband. The parking is a bit tricky, backing out onto a busy road, but with one of us out to check on traffic, we managed it. It is an easy walk to town.
Visited April 2021
Written 4 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey G
Tracey G
Many thanks for your review Gina. Glad to hear you had a great stay and hope we can welcome you again soon
Written 7 September 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Departure51999807689
Departure51999807689
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great cottage in a great city.
We very much enjoyed our stay. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and friendly. We felt very relaxed there. The owners made us feel most welcome and everything we needed was on hand. It provided a good base for the nature reserves we visited such as Welney Wetlands, Lakenheath and Wicken Fen. We had a train trip to Cambridge for the Fitzwilliam and Botanic Gardens and also visited Anglesey Abbey. The cathedral is beautiful and the grounds majestic so lots of strolls around the city and along the river.
Visited September 2020
Written 26 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey G
Tracey G
So glad you enjoyed your stay and all the great local attractions. Hope you will return again soon
Written 13 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michelle W
Michelle W
Bury, United Kingdom30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A pleasant stay in Ely
We really enjoyed our break away in this lovely well situated cottage in Ely. It was within easy walking distance of the cathedral, shops including Waitrose, and the river. Highly recommended for a couple or family of 4. Kitchen well equipped and a private rear garden with table and chairs and washing line. Highly recommend.
Visited July 2020
Written 23 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey G
Tracey G
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again sometime
Written 9 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ken S
Ken S
Durham, United Kingdom49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely time in a lovely place.
Willow cottage is a very well appointed cottage ideally placed in the centre of the beautiful market town of Ely and within walking distance of all the places you will want to visit.
Visited July 2020
Written 14 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey G
Tracey G
Glad you liked the cottage and found it ideally located to make the most of our beautiful City. Hope to see you again soon
Written 29 July 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah M
Sarah M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
perfect in every way for our visit.
Such a cosy yet spacious two bedroom cottage. Spotlessly clean with one of the best showers we've ever had. Furnished tastfully to a high standard and well equiped. You can park safely on site right outside the front door. Two bedrooms with the useful options of two doubles or double and twin. Just let Alan know beforehand which you prefer. The beds are really comfortable and appear new. There is a good selection of popular DVD's and books. The cottage is located about two minutes walk from an excellent Waitrose and one minute more takes you into the centre of this beautiful little City. The Norman cathedral with its massive architecture is a wonder to behold and the tower tour was both fascinating and highly informative with great views over the city and fens. The Royal Standard is probably the best pub and almost next to it is Le Spice, Indian restuarant which is undoubtably one of the finest we've visited and these are legion. Nice unpushy staff, great atmosphere, excellent food, we had Lamb Dhansak, Chicken Ceylon, two vegetables both cooked to perfection, nan which was light as a feather, rice and Cobra beer. Everything was so beautifully cooked and the curry sauces were both quite different and both perfect. The price was far less than we expected to pay so also great value. The Samovar tea cafe opposite is a great place for tea and delicious cake as well as a great atmosphere. Places to visit; Wicken Fen, Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge by train which is cheap and easy from Ely. The 'Free Press Pub' in Cambridge is a jewel to be found in a side street. Great food, excellent beer, unique atmosphere and lovely staff. The market in Ely is small but diverse and offers a high quality choice of foods, antiques and crafts. Such a great place to visit and such a great cottage to stay in whilst there. So much to do. To quote the great Arnold. I'll be back'!
Visited February 2020
Written 11 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tim H
Tim H
Birmingham, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WILLOW COTTAGE ELY
We had a lovely stay in Willow Cottage, which is only a few minutes walk from the centre of Ely and the magnificent cathedral. The cottage provided every comfort; it was beautifully furnished and all of the facilities were of the highest quality. We booked through AirBNB and Alan, the host, could not have been more helpful and communicative. We would recommend Willow Cottage without hesitation.
Visited January 2020
Written 29 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bazwell1924
Bazwell1924
Hitchin, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, cosy and close to the City.
A warm and friendly welcome awaits at Willow Cottage. This is the perfect base from which to explore the lovely little city of Ely.
Visited December 2019
Written 3 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tracey G
Tracey G
Many thanks for your review. Great to know you enjoyed exploring our beautiful city and found the cottage welcoming
Written 20 January 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports

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Map
Getting there
Heathrow Airport
71.4 mi

Cambridge Airport
14.4 mi
Restaurants
Marmalade & Jam
4 min

Ely Turkish Restaurant & Meze Bar
4 min

Urban Fresh Ely
5 min

Sushi And Salad
4 min
Attractions
Ely Cathedral
6 minArchitectural Buildings

Drayman's Son Micropub
4 minBars & Clubs

Ely Museum
3 minHistory Museums

Ely Markets
3 minFarmers Markets
About the neighbourhood
Willow Cottage is situated close to an excellent range of local amenities to include restaurants, bars, cafe's, shops and supermarkets. A Sports Centre, swimming pool and cinema complex is situated on the outskirts of the city. Ely Cathedral, stained glass museum, Oliver Cromwell's House, Ely museum at the Old Gaol, Waterside Antiques, Jubilee Gardens nearby as well as local Thursday and Saturday markets. Cambridge 16 miles - regular trains and buses operate from Ely. Excellent shopping, museums, colleges, restaurants and punting along the river Cam. National Trust sites at Wicken Fen (9 miles), Anglesey Abbey (17 miles), Ickworth House ( 27 miles) and Welney Wildfowl Centre (11 miles) London 80 miles - easily accessible by road or rail
Getting around
A car is not essential as Ely has good transport links with regular buses and train services.
Access
Car not needed
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Beautiful Cottage in Central Ely

Beautiful Cottage in Central Ely is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Beautiful Cottage in Central Ely has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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