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Bittern Cottage

Wicken near Ely, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 944374)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs How

    “In spite of the bad weather the cottage provided all comforts to enable us to stay in and ride out the storm, so still providing an enjoyable time.”

The property

This beautifully presented modern ground floor property is situated in the village of Wicken in Cambridgeshire, and has pleasant rural views.

This lovely cottage is ideal for couples, friends and families who enjoy excellent walking, nature and cycling with all being available on your doorstep.

There is ample off road parking directly outside the front door which opens onto a hall with both bedrooms, a family bathroom and small utility room to the right.

The two comfortable bedrooms both enjoy a view over the patio and beyond to the back garden.

The main living area is accessed through a fully-equipped, modern kitchen.

The living room offers a spacious area with exposed timbers and French doors opening to the back garden and making this large room a beautifully light space with fabulous views towards the back of the property.

Outside, guests can enjoy a wonderful patio overlooking the enclosed back garden and beyond to the countryside, ideal for a morning coffee while planning your day.

For walkers, nature lovers and cyclists this is a real dream.

There is walking and cycle routes from your back garden using the Sustrans cycle route and the location is close to one of Britain’s oldest nature reserves, Wicken Fen.

The reserve is one of Europe's most important wetlands with over 8,500 species of plants, birds and dragonflies.

There is a wonderful cycle route along the river from Ely to Cambridge and cycle hire is available close by.

There is plenty to do nearby with the National Trust Anglesey Abbey, the stunning city of Cambridge, the beautiful market town of Bury St Edmunds and, of course, Newmarket, famous for its racing.

With so much to do, whatever your interests, you will not want to leave this wonderful cottage in this excellent location, perfect for exploring.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link can be king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric air-source underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 9 mins walk

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About the location


Ely 9 miles; Cambridge 17 miles.

The land is mainly fenland and the river Cam runs through the area, making this a wonderful location for bird and wildlife. Wicken is home to one of Britain's oldest nature reserves, the first to be cared for by the National Trust. Visitors can enjoy wonderful wildlife, walking and cycling on fenland, farmland, marsh, and reed beds. For cyclist the Sustrans Route 11 runs through the village all the way north towards Kings Lynn and south from Harlow.

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