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The Old Red Lion

Wentworth, Ely, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 1085023)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "A very nice property in a good location for exploring the area."

    The bedrooms and bathrooms were well presented with good facilities. Downstairs however, there were several things that were disappointing. The oven and hob were difficult to use, even using the manufacturer instructions provided. The hob had no instructions and on requesting these from the housekeeper we got an e-mail that showed dials for a different model of the make. Clear written instructions should be added to the house book. Similarly the washing machine manufacturer's instructions were for a completely different make to the one provided. The dishwasher was out of order for the duration of our stay and no tea towels were provided. As a property for 8 people the provision of crockery and cutlery was inadequate; there were only 8 knives and forks and 8 wine glasses! Even with a dishwasher people do not want to be continually washing up. The dining table is of very poor quality with the joints separating and uneven. There are only 6 dining chairs and 6 breakfast chairs meaning we were moving chairs around at each mealtime. We had to request keys from the housekeeper to be able to open the bi-fold doors to the garden and the back door to the property has a very stiff lock making it difficult to use. The housekeeper was very helpful and responsive. This feedback will, I hope, be taken in a constructive manner as the owners have a very nice property that could be turned into a super one with some further, modest, investment. At present I would say that the property is not good value for money but with improvement could be.

    Thank you very much for your review. We do hope you enjoyed the stay and do appreciate your feedback. We will certainly ensure to add instructions for the appliances to the house book, apologies if these were tricky to use. We are also adding additional crockery, cutlery, glasses and dining chairs. Our sincere apologies for the dishwasher, we have been trying to rectify, sorry it was unavailable for your use. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeonardDec 2021

The property

Ely 4.6 miles.

Cambridge 16 miles.

Tucked away in the pretty village of Wentworth near the villages of Haddenham (2.8 miles), Wilburton and Sutton in Cambridgeshire, is this superb, detached character property, The Old Red Lion.

A village pub many years ago, the property still retains original features blended with recent additions, as well as boasting a private enclosed garden which can be enjoyed by canine companions and little ones, The Old Red Lion is ideal for a group of friends or a family of eight looking for a peaceful escape with a bit of character.

Be welcomed into the high spec and fully-equipped kitchen, where you can rustle up your favourite recipes with the help of the grill, oven, hob and microwave, along with a dishwasher ensuring cleaning up is a breeze!

Just off the kitchen is a handy utility room which houses a washing machine and tumble dryer, perfect for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh!

Gather around the dining table in the living/dining room, and tuck-in to a tasty meal as the wine flows and plans are made for the days ahead.

After your meal, retire to the sofa where you can settle down for the evening and enjoy your favourite TV show.

Those looking for a bit of peace and quiet can curl up in the snug and delve into their favourite book.

As your eyes start to grow heavy, head up to the first-floor where you will discover four well-presented bedrooms, two kings, one double and one twin, two of which have en-suite shower rooms, ideal for preparing for the day in style.

Awake from a leisurely slumber and treat your guests to morning coffee out in the enclosed garden as your furry friend stretches their legs.

Explore the local area and venture to the nearby village of Haddenham, where you can sample the local delights at the Three Kings pub, saving you a night of cooking!

You will also find a well stocked convenience store, and a butchers for picking up any last-minute essentials, or there may be ingredients you want to pick up recreate your favourite holiday dishes.

For a wider selection of amenities, take the short drive to the city of Ely, home to Oliver Cromwell’s House which details the former Lord Protectors life throughout the 17th-century, and the Ely Museum, where you can soak up the local history in the setting of an old jail house.

Be sure to visit the impressive Gothic-style cathedral which takes centre stage and offers exceptional views from its tower which can be accessed via 288 steps.

For the perfect picnic spot, head to the scenic Jubilee Gardens which rest along the River Great Ouse, here you can also hop aboard a river cruise and learn more about the city as you savour the picturesque views.

Further afield is Cambridge, well-known for its prestigious university and plethora of museums, as well as its excellent shopping opportunities and eateries available, it is well worth a visit!

For a getaway like no other, be sure to choose The Old Red Lion.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king with en-suite, 1 x double with en-suite, 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, double walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 2.1 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Ely 6.8 miles; Godmanchester 15.3 miles; Cambridge 19.1 miles

Nestled on the outskirts of Cambridgeshire and near to the city of Ely is the quaint village of Wentworth. The village is located close to the villages of Haddenham, Wilburton and Sutton all offering amenities, convenience shops and a choice of pubs. Less than five miles away is the bustling city of Ely, home to Oliver Cromwells House, the site of the city’s former castle and the Ely Museum which depicts local history from past to present in the setting of an old jailhouse. Resting along the River Great Ouse is the picturesque Jubilee Gardens, an ideal picnic spot with a playground and a pavilion. Those wanting to see the sights should hop aboard on of the Liberty Belle Cruises where you can tour the river and spot the local wildlife. Further afield is Cambridge, well-known for it’s prestigious university and superb selection of amenities, including the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and The Fitzwilliam Museum.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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