Tranquil self-catering cottage all rooms en suite - sleeps 5
- English, French
About Jenny Farndale
Your hosts are Jenny & Robin Farndale. Semi-retired they came to Ely in 1995. They both have a great interest in history and architecture. Over the years they have enjoyed suitable pictures and ephemera to decorate the Coach House.
Jenny Farndale purchased this Cottage in 1995
Why Jenny Farndale chose Ely
An historic building uniquely furnished in a quintessential English style. It is centrally located, has parking, and is walking distance from a wide choice of restaurants, pubs, tea & coffee houses, one of the UK's best bookshops and a host of other shops.
What makes this Cottage unique
Only a matter of yards from the 900 year old medieval Ely cathedral famous for its 'Octagon Tower'. Historic town house C1850 with walled garden.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 5
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
We had an excellent stay and thoroughly enjoyed the accomodation. We'd definitely recommend it.
The property was a brilliantly converted coach-house. It had a marvelous library of books, the bedrooms were very comfortable and convenient, the cooking facilities just right. Its location was very near the cathedral and High Street which made visiting and food shopping easy. There were useful guides to eating places and places of interest. We visited Oliver Cromwell's House at a time when expert re-enactors were part of the experience. Jenny and her husband were extremely helpful settling us in and made us feel very welcome. We would not hesitate to book this accommodation if we return to Ely in the future . Top drawer!!
Lovely place. Enjoyed our stay.
Great location, only a short walk to Ely Cathedral.
A lovely cottage in a superb location
Cathedral Lodge is a quirky delight, combining the pleasures of a 'country' cottage with easy access to the heart of the city and, most importantly very close to the glorious Ely Cathedral.
The house is compact but equipped to a high standard with comfortable beds (with good linen), very good lighting - unusual in my experience of holiday homes - and mirrors in all the right places for doing make-up and shaving for the. I must also mention the extensive library of books to suit all tastes and interests. A bibliophile would probably not want to leave the house!
Access to the garden was a real bonus as we were blessed with the Easter heat-wave.
Our hosts Jenny and Robin were delightful and we could not have wished for a better place to stay. My disabled sister was able to navigate the cobbles and gravel paths without difficulty and we both felt that we had been very fortunate to find such a lovely place.
We would certainly recommend Cathedral Lodge and hope to return some time.
Thank you, Jenny and Robin!
Thank you for your most comprehensive review which we much appreciated. We very much enjoyed meeting you and your sister and hope you may be able to return.
An unusual house with all that we needed for a weekend stay. Hosts very friendly and helpful.
Many thanks for your positive comments.
Great for a spring break
5 of us stayed and found the house had everything we needed for a 3 night break. We did a lot of cooking and eating, reading, watching dvds etc. Plus visits to the town (right on the doorstep), walking to Wicken Fen. Jenny and Robin most helpful.
So pleased you had a good stay. Thank you for your review and positive comments. Do come again!
The historic city of Ely is the home of one of England's most magnificent cathedrals. Known as 'the ship of the fens' it has been a prominent landmark for almost 1000 years. The Coach House at 17 St. |Mary's street is not only two minutes from the cathedral but is also Cromwell House, The Old Gaol Museum and The Stained Glass Museum. Equally close are a vairiety of eating places, the shops etc.
Ely is ideally located for visiting the University City of Cambnridge, Newmarket - the capitol of horse-racing, as well as being within easy reach of the north Norfolk coast and Suffolk with its quintessential English villages.
The surrounding countryside has a wealth of National Trust stately homes and gardens..For bird-watchers there is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Welney; Wicken Fen - one of the few surviving fragments of undrained fenland - is a nature reserve of national importance.
In short this unique landscape and its diverse attractions has something for everyone.
Other Activities: Horse-racing Newmarket, bird watching, historic houses