- Stilton, England
The Bell Inn is a traditional, dog-friendly hotel located in the center of the delightful market town of Stilton. Famous for its Stilton cheese, the hotel is steeped in history and dates back to 1500, although its origins could be even earlier as there is a record of a local innkeeper in 1437.£97Price per night fromPetsPyjamas Exclusive Package Available
- St Ives Cambridgeshire, England
A classic coaching inn, the dog-friendly Golden Lion Hotel is traditional, comfortable, and welcoming and has recently been refurbished offering modern-day comforts in a delightful 18c building.£109Price per night fromPetsPyjamas Exclusive Package Available
- Wicken, EnglandIf you are looking for an unusual place to stay, this unique and quirky barn conversion could be for you. This former granary has been converted into a beautiful, stylish cottage with many original features.
The spacious beamed living room has windows on three sides, allowing the light to flood in. With its vaulted beamed ceiling, oak floor, and log-burning stove in a large stone fireplace, it is a warm and welcoming room. Equipped with a large, comfortable sofa and chairs, it’s a delightful place for friends and family to relax at the end of the day. There is a separate toilet that is accessed from the living room. The fully fitted kitchen has oak worktops, a Belfast sink and a plate rack. The twin bedroom is in the attic and has exposed brickwork and sloping ceilings. The quirky layout of the barn means you access the double bedroom and en-suite shower room via an external entrance, enhancing the charm of this unique cottage. The delightful, tranquil bedroom also has a vaulted ceiling and oak floor, along with a New England colonial bed and Japanese hot tub. The room also has French doors overlooking a small patio garden equipped with a rattan table and chairs.
The village of Wicken is a charming base for your holiday with a village pond and green just opposite the barn conversion, as well as the local pub and Wicken Fen Nature Reserve. Cycle hire is also available at Wicken Fen, so you can tour the scenic routes of Sustrans Route 11 all the way through to King’s Lynn. The village is honeycombed with ancient waterways and the River Cam runs through the area.
Visit Ely Cathedral a little further afield; the city is also home to The Stained-Glass Museum, Oliver Cromwell’s House and a Saturday market. Newmarket is also nearby, a quaint market town hosting the National Horse Racing Museum. Or why not explore the picture-perfect streets of Cambridge? Where you’ll find plenty of museums, independent cafés and Cambridge University Botanic Garden.£87From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Stretham, EnglandChittering Farm sits in the privacy of the owners’ arable farm accessed by a private road and is conveniently situated between Cambridge and Ely. The house was rebuilt from an old barn and affords every comfort for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Situated on a busy working farm the property is an excellent choice for large family get togethers or friendly reunions that require spacious accommodation. It is the ideal base to explore Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. There are cycle routes to Cambridge and Ely easily accessed from the farm. Some guests may prefer to relax in the private (unfenced) 1-acre garden with its 4-acre paddocks and enjoy the facilities on-site or nearby.
Aqua park and wakeboarding on-site, a short walk from the property. There is also a tennis net and a large football goal in the garden. A games room with table tennis, pool table and dart board. Ely Leisure village 5½ miles has swimming pools, multi-screen cinema, health club, eateries and a driving range with 9 hole golf course and fishing is available locally. A stay here will also provide the opportunity to enjoy the rural location of the farm, with farm and river walks, bird watching and cycling. Located on the edge of the farm is Stretham Old Engine. Erected in 1831, it is a well-preserved example of a steam engine used to drain the farm in the early 20th century.
The city of Cambridge is 10 miles away, famous for its colleges, museums, tours and botanical gardens, where visitors can also try their hand at punting on the River Cam or enjoy a wealth of shops, cafés and restaurants. The city of Ely with markets and local shopping is 6 miles away in the other direction, steeped in history with its impressive medieval cathedral and long river frontage where you can enjoy a boat trip or riverside walk. If you fancy a trip to the beach the North Norfolk coast is less than 50 miles away, the Royal Sandringham Estate less than 40 miles, and Thetford Forest, famous for its walk and cycle routes only 35 miles away. National Trust properties can be found at nearby Wicken Fen, 5 miles, and Anglesey Abbey and gardens 13 miles. Newmarket is also 13 miles with music nights and race days, and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford 24 miles, so there is plenty of scope if you feel like exploring the area during your stay.£239From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cambridge, EnglandMillers Rest is situated in a unique location overlooking Cattell’s Mill, a windmill built in 1828 and adjacent to the owners’ home. Located in the village of Willingham, Cambridgeshire, this comfortable one bedroom cottage is in an ideal location for couples wanting to explore the local area. The historic university city of Cambridge is only 9 miles away where you can enjoy a punt along the River Cam, take in the magnificent architecture of the university buildings, visit museums or spend the day shopping in the many department stores, high street shops and individual boutiques. The city of Ely is 15 miles away, famous for its stunning cathedral and the location where Oliver Cromwell resided for 10 years. The Imperial War Museum at Duxford is well worth a day out with its historical accounts of the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Make the most of the beautiful countryside by walking and cycling through it or visit Fen Drayton Lakes which is a haven for birdlife around the lakes and traditional riverside meadows, next to the River Great Ouse. Approximately 1 mile to the Cambridge Guided Busway and cycleway. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 400 yards.£59From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ely, EnglandAccessed by a bridleway, this remote, attractive workers cottage, dating back to 1710, is nestled between the bank of the tidal New Bedford River, open farmland and Oxlode Lakes fishing pits. The river marks the eastern edge of the RSPB Ouse Washes, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a bird watchers paradise, noted for an array of rare wildfowl and birds, and the spectacular Whooper and Bewick’s swan migration between November and February each year, that sees upto 100,000 birds arrive in the area. There is also an abundance of wildlife to see almost daily from the cottage garden, including muntjac deer, hares, badgers, green parrots, barn owls and marsh harriers. With the ever changing landscape, this property is a great place to stay all year round, and is decorated with a Christmas theme during the festive season. Fen Cottage boasts stunning far reaching views of nearby Ely cathedral, and as well as overlooking the RSPB reserve, is only 6 miles from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s, Welney Reserve. Its location on a bridleway offers superb dog walking and cycle routes. The cathedral city of Ely, university city of Cambridge, historic market town of Downham Market, and the market town of Newmarket, with its famous racecourse and connections to horse racing, are all within easy reach. With the Norfolk coast only an hour away too, you will never be stuck for something to do. Day/weekly tickets for fishing at the lakes next to the property are charged at around £6 per rod. The local village of Little Downham, 3 miles away, offers a shop, two pubs one of which is acclaimed for its Thai food, and a fish and chip shop. A great rural retreat. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.£62From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ely, EnglandNestled in beautiful, open Cambridgeshire countryside, Wood Fen Lodges have been thoughtfully converted and decorated to provide all the home comforts that discerning guests need for a relaxing getaway. In a quiet location with exposed beams, cosy wood burner and private use of a hot tub (by arrangement), there really is nothing more you could need for a perfect break. Some guests may choose not to venture far, instead deciding to relax in their private garden, or perhaps book themselves in for a spa treatment at the on site spa (at cost), where refreshments are also available.
Those wishing to explore the area will have chosen well with so much to see and do nearby. The university city of Cambridge offers numerous museums, including the famous Fitzwilliam, lots of walking tours, including university routes, punting, shopping and great places to eat. You should also make time for the open top bus tour, which gives an insight into the history of this fascinating city. And, why not take a trip to Norwich with its impressive Norman castle overlooking a fine city full of attractions and things to do? History buffs will also enjoy a visit to the Hanseatic Old Quarter of Kings Lynn, The Royal Sandringham Estate or the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, which offers up an impressive collection detailing the history of aviation, including several aircraft. In fact, this may well be your only chance now to say that you’ve been on Concorde!
For a change of pace and some refreshing sea air, you can be in Hunstanton in less than an hour. Here you will find a wide sandy beach that seems to go on forever, a small funfair, a Sealife Centre, Norfolk Lavender and lots of seaside shops and cafes. Closer to home lies the bustling city of Ely with its impressive cathedral, nicknamed ‘The ship of the Fens’ because of the way it rises up on the horizon. Here you will find a fascinating stained glass museum, which offers a rare insight to this beautiful art form.
Bustling Newmarket is close by and offers a famous racecourse which often hosts musical entertainment evenings. For breathtaking countryside, visit Thetford Forest with its numerous walks and cycle routes, and its Go Ape centre, featuring tree walks, zip wires and Tarzan swings. And, after all your adventures, you can head back to Wood Fen Lodges, unwind, relax (perhaps in the hot tub?) and dream of places yet to see. Just perfect! Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Property refs UKC563 and UKC564 can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.£54From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cambridge, EnglandSet in a quiet residential area of the sought after suburb of Cherry Hinton yet close to the centre of Cambridge, Cavendish is a semi-detached house and is the perfect choice for those wishing to explore this great university city. With a peaceful, enclosed garden to the rear, it really is possible to enjoy a city break and still unwind. Those wishing to avoid driving and parking in Cambridge can leave the car behind and use the regular buses, which run to the centre. There is also a cycle or walking route that takes you to the heart of the city. Cambridge has a wealth of things to do and see. Punting on the River Cam is a must as is one of the many walking tours that operate across this historical city. Enjoy an open top bus tour, sit back and relax and enjoy the sights of this great city. The famous Fitzwilliam Museum is also well worth a visit and there are, of course, numerous places to shop, eat and drink. Close by lies the Cambridgeshire Fens with Welney Wetlands, a must for wildlife lovers, and the small city of Ely, where its magnificent cathedral has been dubbed ’the ship of the fens’ because of the way it rises up on the horizon as you approach. The Imperial War Museum Duxford is also close by and makes for a great day out. In fact, when it comes to things to do, you really will be spoilt for choice and you will most certainly be tempted to book a return to Cavendish just to fit it all in. Shops ¾ mile, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.£98From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cambridge, EnglandNamed after the previous owner, this much loved semi-detached family home, next door to the local primary school, provides spacious yet cosy accommodation in the heart of the pretty Cambridgeshire village of Offord D’Arcy. Close by lies Godmanchester, a historic and scenic town situated on the River Great Ouse, in the Ouse Valley. There has been a settlement here since Viking times and the town retains much of its Roman history where history buffs can visit Porch Museum, as it is home to many local artefacts and is a treasure trove of information about the history of the town. Also a ‘must visit’ is the university city of Cambridge with its guided walks, numerous museums, including the famous Fitzwilliam, punting on the River Cam, open top bus tours and great shops and restaurants. In fact, to fit it all in, you will need to make several visits, and Cambridge’s network of park and ride systems make this very easy to do. Alternatively you can pop in to Huntingdon and take the train, which also runs to Ely with its magnificent cathedral, or even be in the heart of London in around an hour. Even closer lies Grafham Water, which offers water sports and is a great place for a leisurely stroll, picnic or family day out. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll undoubtedly be pleased to return to Pam’s Plaice and enjoy dinner in the light and airy conservatory, which just seems to bring the outside in, or in the pretty rear garden, while you plan adventures yet to be had. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.£81From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ely, EnglandThese lovely lodges, nestled in the Cambridgeshire countryside, are an absolute delight. Set in the town of Ely and close to the River Ouse, these lodges all have enclosed decking areas where you can listen to the wildlife any time of the day. They have open plan living areas that are great for everyone to get together and plan the day ahead.
The Lazy Otter No 39 (UK30748) and The Lazy Otter No 53 (UK30753) offer a master double bedroom with a walk in en-suite shower room. There is a further twin bedroom and family bathroom with shower attachment. The Lazy Otter No. 59 (UK30749) and The Lazy Otter No 29 (UK30751) are ideal touring bases, perfect for couples and families wanting a waterside break with the added luxuries of a private hot tub and sauna. A kingsize master bedroom with en-suite shower room and a generous sized twin bedroom complete the sleeping accommodation. The Lazy Otter No 46 (UK30750) has a kingsize master bedroom with en-suite shower room along with two twin bedrooms and family bathroom, as well as a private hot tub on the decking area. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate 20 guests.£81From price per night based on 7 night stay