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The Little Cottage

Welney near Ely, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 17319)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Hanwell

    “What a wonderful little gem!”

    It was perfect for us. We needed to escape the nightmare of Christmas shoppers and find some peace and quiet . Other than the noise from them road at rush hours, it was really lovely.

    It was perfect for us. We needed to escape the nightmare of Christmas shoppers and find some peace and quiet . Other than the noise from them road at rush hours, it was really lovely. We had very little phone signal or internet which made sure we really did escape. The wetland centre is just a mile down the road. Peace by the bucketload. Fabulous place. I am sure we will be booking again.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Welney 1 mile.

A charming detached country cottage nestled in a hamlet on the outskirts of Welney in the heart of the Fens, on the border of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, just ten miles from the historic city of Ely.

This quaint and cosy Welney cottage has been lovingly furnished in a traditional style and it appeals to guests seeking peace and tranquillity within an area rich with bird and wildlife.

This single-storey cottage in Norfolk has two double bedrooms offering accommodation for a small family or two couples and the comfortable sitting room has an archway leading through to the dining area.

The pretty garden at this cottage near Cambridgeshire gives guests a delightful area where they can sit in peace, whilst across the road lies an embankment with an attractive waterway, ideal for a gentle stroll to view the birdlife.

The area surrounding the cottage is teeming with wildlife, with the Welney Wetland Centre just one mile away as well as the RSPB reserve at Ouse Washes.

Nearby Littleport provides a good range of amenities including a railway station on the Cambridge to King's Lynn line.

The historic town of Ely hosts a fine array of independent shops, restaurants and tea rooms and is best-known for its Norman cathedral with its unique octagonal tower.

Ely also offers boat trips down the Great Ouse, perfect for a memorable day out.

With easy access to the North Norfolk coast, the university city of Cambridge, the Cambridgeshire Fens and fabulous birdwatching opportunities, this Welney cottage is well placed for a relaxing holiday at any time of the year.


All ground floor. Two double bedrooms. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden to front with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile.

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About the location


Downham Market 9 miles; Ely 10 miles; March 11 miles.

Welney is a small village on the border of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. Welney sits on the edge of The Fens with an attractive local pub. The area surrounding Welney is low lying and is home to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) reserve in the Ouse Washes. The reserve is the winter home of thousands of swans and ducks from northern Europe and the Arctic. Also close by is the RSPB reserve at Ouse Washes which has walks across the wet grasslands. The historic city of Ely is just a short drive away and is home to Ely’s beautiful cathedral with its unique Octagonal tower. 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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