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Village Retreat

Littleport, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 1018684)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "A really comfortable stay in a good location for visiting a range of great places of interest."

    We were greeted with a very generous welcome pack. Would highly recommend this property which was very good value for money.

    Reviewed by PhilipNov 2021

  • "The property is a good base to explore Ely, Cambridge and the surrounding area."

    It is very quite and the bed is comfortable. We also appreciated the welcome pack. The bungalow is close to the local high street, which is handy. Unfortunately the immediate area is a bit run down and you are overlooked. But, that was not a problem.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Village Retreat, Littleport."

    We found the property to be exceptionally clean, comfortable, and with everything we wanted for a week's stay in Cambridgeshire. The property is in a quiet setting with car parking, and Littleport proved to be a great base for exploring this lovely area both by car and also by train (with the station just a 15 minute walk away). The welcome gifts were much appreciated, and everything ran like clockwork with great communications and clear instructions from the owner. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone to stay at this lovely property.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2021

  • "Village Retreat is a great property - clean, comfortable, well equipped, quiet and close to amenities."

    It’s ideal for exploring the Ely/ Cambridge area. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by LeslieOct 2021

  • "An excellent well laid out cottage with all the facilities, will probably go back next year."

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "The bed was the only thing that was a problem the mattress was just to soft otherwise the accommodation was lovely."

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2021

  • "Village Retreat was home from home."

    Comfortable and had everything you needed for a relaxing time away from working life. Central to many days out as long as you have a car. Would definitely stay there again. There were refreshments left there for me and my daughter when we arrived and the owner emailed me a week before to say hi and give us important info. Lovely n clean too. Great place to stay.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2021

  • "A good base for exploring the area"

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2021

  • "The welcome pack, including a lovely cake, was a lovely treat"

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "The property was well located just 3 mins walk to the High Street."

    We wanted a relaxed few days away and this was perfect. The TV is huge/3D and we cooked for ourselves, binge watched TV and generally relaxed. Everything is clean and comfortable. We visited Ely on one day which is lovely and about 20 mins drive. On our last night we walked round to a local tapas restaurant (Habis) that is very simple but excellent quality and super friendly service - I highly recommend it and we stopped off for a great English breakfast there on leaving day as well. Thanks very much for a simple but great break.

    Reviewed by MikeOct 2020

  • "Living room seating ."

    ... not very comfortable. Bed very comfortable Had problems with heating, but owner sorted that out by supplying fan heaters. Owner supplied wine cake and lots of goodies ... much appreciated gesture Thank You

    Reviewed by EveOct 2020

  • "Second time at the Village Retreat and not disappointed."

    Cake, wine, fruit, croissants all very welcome. Littleport is so convenient for Cambridge, Ely, Downham Market and Kings Lynn and has all the local amenities you could need within walking distance of the Retreat. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2020

  • "We loved the Village Retreat."

    So comfortable and stylish. Close to Ely and Cambridge with so much to see and do. All amenities on your doorstep. We loved Littleport and will definitely be returning soon.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2020

  • "The bungalow was modernly equipped, spotlessly clean and very warm and cosy."

    The wine and cake left by the owner were a lovely gesture and very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by JeffreyOct 2019

  • "An ideal base for Ely, Cambridge and the Norfolk coast."

    This accommodation was very clean and well equipped, the only things we found were missing was egg cups and a chopping board but apart from that excellent. You also get cake, wine etc etc on arrival which was very thoughtful. Thank you

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2019

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The property

Resting in the large village of Littleport, in the Cambridgeshire countryside, is this delightful semi-detached cottage bungalow.

Internally, the cottage has been renovated by the owners to provide a light and welcoming accommodation, set across one floor.

Look forward to spending your evenings curled up with your partner in the open-plan living space, catching up with your favourite shows, or enjoying a film night.

The kitchen has been equipped with everything you could need for a weekend in the countryside, whilst the dining area provides ample space for a romantic meal with a sparkling glass of champagne.

Once the evening draws to a close, retire to the spacious king-size bedroom where you can get some much needed rest for the day's ahead.

The bedroom has a selection of contemporary furniture for storing your personal items, as well as matching bedside tables and lamps for some late-night reading.

Delight in the family bathroom so you can enjoy a warm soak in the tub at the end of a tiring day or a refreshing power shower in the morning.

Take a refreshing drink out to the enclosed garden, where you can let your furry companion run freely in the enclosed space, whilst you enjoy a spot of alfresco dining in the fresh country air.

Littleport sits on the edge of a very flat area known as the Fens and still retains the same charm American servicemen grew to love during the Second World War.

The village has a historic link to Harley Davidson, where there is a monument of an original motorcycle on display.

The village is also known for the ‘Littleport riots which took place in 1816 and from where the phrase ‘being read the riot act‘ originated.

The ‘High Street’ or shopping area is populated by a post office, three pubs, two fish and chips establishments and a tea room as well as the newsagents and convenience stores.

There are numerous places to eat locally including ‘The Swan on the river’ you can eat and watch the riverboats pass by.

This is a wonderful base for exploring the very best Cambridgeshire has to offer, including the bustling city of Ely.

Make sure to visit Ely Cathedral, a Norman Gothic-style cathedral with an on-site museum and a large tower with 288 steps, perfect for history enthusiasts.

Also nearby is the 17th century Oliver Cromwell's House, which has since been restored and shows how the political leader once lived.

Nature lovers will delight in exploring the Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve where you can explore the stunning wetland scenery. Further afield is this wonderful bustling city of Cambridge, holding a whole host of attractions, you'll struggle to fit everything into one trip!

Make sure The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, the Mathematical Bridge, the University Colleges, the Market and punting on the Cam are on your list of attractions to visit. There is a railway station in Littleport with direct services to Cambridge and London to the south and Downham Market and Kings lynn to the north.

Village Retreat is the perfect base for touring the very best sites of Cambridgeshire.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking for one car
  • Enclosed gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles and pub 0.1 miles Please note: Property not suitable for workers
  • Note: Guests who have made a booking before 02/08/2020 will be allowed to bring their pets, however this property no longer accepts pets for new bookings from this date

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About the location


Welney 6 miles; Ely 7 miles.

Littleport is the largest village in East Cambridgeshire and is set on the banks of the River Ouse, approximately 6 miles north of Ely and 6 miles south-east of Welney. The historic village of Littleport has a range of amenities including pubs, shops and a leisure centre. The area surrounding Littleport is low lying and is home to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) reserve in the Ouse Washes, 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, and the historic city of Ely with its museums and Oliver Cromwell's house is just a short drive away. The village of Littleport is a wonderful base for a holiday exploring Cambridgeshire.

Region Information

Note: Guests who have made a booking before 02/08/2020 will be allowed to bring their pets, however this property no longer accepts pets for new bookings from this date.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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