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The Hoist

(Ref. 997878)

Ely, Cambridgeshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Opened curtains on first morning surprised that bustling street market had set up whilst we slept."

    .a credit to excellent sound insulation and comfy bed. Personal welcome by owner , quality apartment with everything we needed...in centre of city which felt like a village with a very big church and lovely restaurants. Best holiday.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed exploring Ely and stay at The Hoist. Thank you for completing the Sykes survey, your feedback is important to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2024

  • "The hoist was excellent, really well equipped and in a superb location, close to everything in Ely, which is a really nice city with good pubs and restaurants."

    The hosts were especially nice, we arrived early and hoped we could just park and explore Ely until check in time, but Stephen gave us a whistle stop tour of the city and let us check in early which was great, and his son Kai helped us with our bags. So we fully recommend the hoist to anyone planning a trip to Cambridgeshire.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, we are pleased you all had a wonderful time staying in Ely and The Hoist. We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in the UK, safe onward travels Thank you for completing the Sykes survey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a delightful stay at The Hoist, it was extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    We did hear the market being set up in the morning but the benefits were greater, it is a long while since we have been to such a wonderful market.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, pleased you had a lovely stay in The Hoist and visit to Ely. Feedback is so important and thank you for taking the time to complete the Sykes survey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "We were provided with everything we needed in a holiday let."

    Lovely clean and comfortable apartment in a fantastic position in Ely, close to the market, restaurants, and all tourist attractions, whilst in a quiet position. A much appreciated welcome pack on arrival and met by the owner who explained how everything worked. Private parking a plus too. Would love to return.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Ely and The Hoist Thank you for choosing The Hoist and completing the Sykes Survey We look forward to hopefully seeing you in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in The Hoist."

    Very clean and comfortable, great welcome pack. Handy for shopping and sightseeing. Very quiet, considering we were so close to the Market.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Ely and at The Hoist. Thank you for completing the Sykes survey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfectly presented and brilliant location for exploring Cambridgeshire."

    The property was spotless and catered for all our needs. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated. The whole property was of the highest standard and it is obvious the hosts take pride in how they present their apartment to their guests.

    Thank you for your amazing comments, we really appreciate your time completing the Sykes Survey. We hope you have a safe onward journey and thank you for choosing The Hoist Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0May 2023

  • "Very clean."

    As warm as you want it. Car space fine for Astra/Hyundai I30 size. You need to be able to back in downhill a little but not difficult. A bit of early noise from the nearby market setting up. Very handy for the little town centre which has all you need.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, we’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Hoist and Ely. Thank you for completing the Sykes survey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Delightful place."

    Super convenient location.

    Thank you for your feedback, we would be very interested to understand why accuracy of listing has been marked down, we would very much appreciate your feedback Thank you for your further communication, we are pleased to hear the marking was made in error and the accuracy of the listing should have been marked 100%. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beryl4.7Mar 2023

  • "The Hoist is a fantastic apartment, superbly fitted out with absolutely everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    The owners are friendly and very helpful. The location is excellent with shops & restaurants a stroll away. It was great to have parking on site too.

    Thank you for completing the Sykes survey and the lovely feedback. We are really pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay in Ely and The Hoist Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was our third stay at the Hoist and as always we received a warm welcome from the owners."

    The apartment is immaculately maintained and offers all the facilities we could need. The location offers a flat walk into the centre of Ely with the market place just 50 yards away! If only my car was not so big.

    Thank you for completing the Sykes survey and for choosing The Hoist again. We are pleased you had a lovely stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martyn4.7Dec 2022

  • "Super comfortable and spotlessly clean with easy access to everything in the beautiful city of Ely itself and public transport links, this apartment is one of the very best we've found."

    The property owner's warm welcome and attention to detail made our stay even more enjoyable.

    We are really pleased you enjoyed your time in Ely and stay at The Hoist. Thank you for your lovely feedback Thank you very much for completing the Sykes survey, the feedback is really important Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Very well furnished. Only 5 mins from Sainsburys, 4 mins from Aldi, 3 mins from Waitrose, 2 mins from Market Place, 10 mins from Cathedral. And a dedicated parking place. What more could one want.

    Thank you for completing the Sykes survey and your positive feedback which is very much appreciated We’re pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Ely and staying at The Hoist Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "The apartment is lovely - clean, comfortable, cosy and convenient."

    It's beautifully furnished and provides a wonderful base from which to explore Ely and its surrounding countryside. The owners were very welcoming and extremely helpful with recommendations for places to eat. We spent a relaxing week combining reading, touring and just wandering around Ely itself. Having a different market every day in the Market Place was great - and there was virtually no noise from it. Altogether a very restful and comfortable holiday. We would definitely recommend a stay at The Hoist.

    Thank you for completing the Sykes survey and giving some lovely feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at The Hoist and exploring Ely and the surrounding area. Thank you for recommending The Hoist in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eluned5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a lovely apartment in the heart of Ely, we were met by Steve who gave us a very friendly welcome, the facilities were amazing, we would highly recommend and would definitely stay again - Five stars all round."

    We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Ely and staying at The Hoist. Thank you for completing the Sykes survey and for your lovely comments. We hope to welcome you back to The Hoist in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property and a great base to discover Cambridgeshire We had a lovely welcome from Kai who met us at the property just as we arrived."

    This is a very well equipped property right in the centre of Ely.Very comfy beds and plenty of hot water from the large shower. The kitchen was very well equpped and a lovely welcome basket was a nice touch. Easy parking right next to the property which was very handy as the area is double yellow lines for most of the centre. The car only moved once during the whole week of our stay as we visited places on the train which was more relaxing than driving and finding parking.There are plenty of nice restaurants in the area and all easy to walk to and 2 minutes from the centre with lots of shops and a market. We would highly recommend this property and would love to stay again. Thank-you.

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are pleased to hear you had a great holiday and enjoyed your stay at The Hoist. Thank you for completing the Sykes survey and look forward to welcoming you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Aug 2022

  • "Truly excellent flat, wonderfully close to the market, shops and supermarket."

    Very clean and uncluttered, very thoughtfully fitted out with everything we needed. Will definitely return, God willing. xxxxxx

    Thank you for your feedback, it is really important to hear any areas we can improve and ensure all of our guest have the best experience possible We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2022

  • "Well situated flat , clean and good accommodation."

    Obliging owner.

    Thank you for your feedback, we would very much like to discuss your marking on comfort as we are always looking to improve and from your comments it gives us no indication Thank you in Advance Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment ideally located in the centre of Ely."

    Everything you need , The cathedral, supermarkets, restaurants, cafe's and pubs are within a few minutes walk. Riverside walks are 15 minutes walk away while further afield are NT properties Wimpole estate and Anglesey Abbey. The apartment itself is spotlessly clean ,beautifully decorated and furnished and also has its own good sized parking space. Would definitely recommend

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Ely. Thank you for completing the Sykes survey and your lovely comments. Thank you for choosing The Hoist Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean, superbly equipped apartment in the perfect location."

    Hosts Stephen and Susan could not have been more pleasant or helpful.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your time at The Hoist and Ely. Thank you for completing the survey and giving us the lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful modern city centre flat with private parking."

    Very, very comfortable and cosy. The owners were welcoming and friendly and the basket of treats was a lovely surprise. Will definately book again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, so pleased to hear you had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future Thank you for completing the Sykes survey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Mar 2022

  • "Modern property in good clean condition."

    Ideal location in the centre of Ely. Parking very awkward

    Thank you for completing Sykes survey and for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Well appointed property in a well located part of the town."

    Within easy distance of the train station, supermarkets, eateries and attractions. Has parking space and is easy to get to.

    Thank you for completing Sykes survey and your lovely feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Hoist and Ely It is really important to receive feedback to ensure standards are maintained and improvements made where necessary, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2022

  • "The apartment was clean, homey, and relaxing!"

    Had everything you could need and more. It was so very nice they had snacks and milk already available upon check-in. Beds were soft with plenty of pillows!

    Thank you very much for the lovely feedback, we are pleased to hear you had a lovely time and enjoyed staying at The Hoist Your feedback is really important to us, thank you for completing the survey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "A real 'home from home'."

    Well presented, fully equipped and ideally located for both Ely centre and the Fens.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, which is really important to us Pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great position so close to town."

    Award loading and unloading but expected that as it’s a second floor flat. Loo took 3 flushes to get loo paper flushed. That should be looked at!

    Thank you for your feedback it is really important to us. The plumber was called as soon as we discovered there was an issue On further communication with you, we were pleased to hear you had a lovely holiday and both your wife and yourself were delighted with the accommodation, thank you for the further feedback it was very much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bruce3.1Oct 2021

  • "Excellent property ideally situated n the centre of Ely with all facilities within a minute's walk."

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey your feedback is important to us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the flat was clwan and well presented and a pleasure to stay in."

    The kitchen is small, but we ate out throughout our stay so not an issue. I wouldn't like to cater for 4 in it though. Parking is eccentric! An adequate space, but accessed by reversing into the space at an angle and down a small but steep incline into an enclosed area. Not for the faint hearted. However, Ely boasts a number of free large car parks which are very convenient. We did have problems with a workman's van blocking entry once, but once we'd tracked him down he left.

    Thank you for your feedback it is very important to us. We are pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at The Hoist. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable and well-located apartment, close to Ely town centre."

    Thank you for the feedback on your stay at The Hoist Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2021

  • "In our experience of Sykes it’s always better where the owner is directly involved & this was no exception."

    The owner was very welcoming and the flat came with lots of extras which were much appreciated

    Thank you for your feedback, it is important to us to personally meet our guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great apartment, ideally situated in the centre of Ely."

    Owners extremely helpful. Have no complaints.

    Thank you for your feedback it is really important to us to ensure that our guest have a great holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful flat, tastefully furnished and well equipped."

    Perfect position in central Ely. The thoughtful welcome pack was much appreciated. Thank you. We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely welcome by the owners of the property and a thoughtful welcome pack."

    The Hoist is very well appointed in the centre of Ely with a Waitrose only a short walk away. We had a very comfortable stay at the Hoist. Truly a 'home from home'. The parking was challenging. Initially we were arriving by train but changed our plans at the last minute (Covid-19 restrictions) as the station is nearby, giving access to several places of interest. We hope to return to the Hoist soon.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped accommodation in a lovely location."

    We had a relaxing break with everything literally on the doorstep, no need to use the car.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2020

  • "There was a problem with the TV aerial, and the owner responded very quickly, and it was fixed as quickly as could be managed."

    Very nice, central position.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautifully appointed apartment ."

    Everything is new and coordinated. Close to market place and a great variety of restaurants and takeaways. Welcoming owner. We had a great week . The only downside is that the car parking is a bit challenging but it became easier over the week. The booking guidance says small or medium cars only and this is certainly true.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owner met us on arrival and was very helpful."

    The apartment was spotless and we felt everything had been done to make it a Covid secure environment.

    Reviewed by Martyn4.7Sep 2020

  • "The location was brilliant for our stay."

    The hosts were excellent when we had a Small issue with the hot water and fixed immediately. Great restaurants within a couple of minutes walk and will deffo be returning. The flat was so clean and the hosts left us a very welcome welcome pack of some nice little nibbles that we enjoyed. First class all round

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "Such a lovely convenient position, convenient for shops, restaurants all on the doorstep."

    Window in lounge overlooking town square was lovely to watch the world go by! Convenient buses to Cambridge and surrounding areas. An excellent apartment with absolutely everything you could possibly need available. A really lovely Mother and Daughter few days break. Looking forward to returning again sometime. Than you Jean Timms

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Hoist is the perfect location for exploring Ely and the surrounding countryside."

    Although very central to the city, it is very quiet. The apartment has everything you need: facilities, cleanliness and comfort, and a very generous Welcome basket. The hosts were very welcoming and we couldn't have asked for more. A lovely week all round.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2019

  • "The apartment was very well equipped, spotlessly clean and very convenient location for Ely."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2019

  • "The apartment is beautifully decorated, spacious and has everything one needs for a comfortable stay."

    The location is perfect. In walking distance to everything while at the same time quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our short break in Ely."

    The Hoist's great central location was within easy walking distance of local supermarkets, Ely cathedral, & town centre with it's regular Market. The apartment was beautifully presented, spotlessly clean together with an extremely generous Welcome Pack, & private parking space nearby, in fact everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. We would not hesitate in recommending 'The Hoist'.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2019

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Summary

  • All first-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for one car (a few yards from the property)
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking and no vaping
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Parking space only suitable for small to medium car.

The property

This well-appointed, first-floor apartment boasts a central location, just a stroll away from the cathedral, in the enchanting city of Ely.

The Hoist is the ideal holiday home for a family of four, a couple or a group of friends looking to explore all the area has to offer.

Rustle up something scrumptious in the kitchen and get together around the dining table in the living room.

This is a bright and airy space, playing host to views over the main market square, where you can relax, unwind and discuss plans for the day ahead.

The bedrooms comprise of a double bed, fitted with a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside table, followed by a twin room, each well-presented for a quality feel.

You also have a shared family shower room, where you can freshen up each morning or on return from one of your adventure-filled afternoons exploring the historic sights of the city.

There is plenty on offer here in Ely, such as antique shops, riverside walks and a series of restaurants in which to grab a bite to eat.

You can enjoy a pleasant boat trip on the River Ouse, then sample some of the traditional ales in one of the pubs, before returning to relax in your apartment.

Make use of the leisure facilities, including the swimming pool and golf club, before exploring the region on foot or by bicycle.

Day trips can be spent touring Cambridge, Thetford Forest Park and even the coast at King's Lynn, which is home to The Wash National Nature Reserve.

Have a fun-filled experience here in East Cambridgeshire, and a restful stay at The Hoist.

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About the location

ELY

Cambridge 17 miles.

Nestling in the East Cambridgeshire Fenland countryside is the small historic city of Ely, oozing with charm and beauty. Seen from afar is Ely’s beautiful cathedral with its unique Octagonal tower. The cathedral is also home to the only national Stained Glass museum in England. Visit Oliver Cromwell’s house where you can step back in time and see how his family would have lived in the mid 17th century, or visit Ely Museum, housed in the city’s old gaol. Ely also offers a beautiful waterside area on the River Great Ouse where you can enjoy relaxing boat trips, leisurely riverside walks, explore the antique shops, or visit the Babylon Art Gallery. Stop off at one of the local eateries for a light lunch, afternoon cream tea or to sample traditional ales and listen to music being played in the Jubilee Gardens. Ely also offer excellent leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, golfing, national cycling routes, and walking trails. Within a short drive from Ely local attractions include Wicken Fen and Welney Wetlands Centre or Burwell Museum with historic buildings portraying village life from the stone age to present day with cars, machinery, schools to village shops. The university city of Cambridge is just 17 miles, offering a wealth of places of interest to visit.

Pease note - The Hoist only accepts short breaks that are a minimum of 3 nights