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The Hoist

Ely, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 997878)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "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 RuthJul 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 AnneJul 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 GordonJun 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 KennethMay 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 IreneMar 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 MartynMar 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 StephenFeb 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 AndrewFeb 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 DuncanFeb 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 BruceOct 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 AnthonySep 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 HelenSep 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 PhilAug 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 PeterJul 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 JohnJun 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 SusanDec 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 ElaineOct 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 KarenOct 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 JaneSep 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 BernadetteSep 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 MartynSep 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 AndrewAug 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 SherylJul 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 DeborahSep 2019

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

    Reviewed by MartinJun 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 JennyJun 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 MartinJun 2019

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  • 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


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.

Region Information

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