Modern Country Cottage

Modern Country Cottage


Apr 2011

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
3 Bathrooms

About our home

This lovely modern country cottage was built in 2007. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and 3 further bedrooms and a large bathroom with bath and shower. Downstairs there is another separate toilet, utility room with a washer-dryer, a cosy lounge with a fireplace and log burning stove. The kitchen has all the usual mod cons, including a range cooker and American fridge-freezer with ice-making machine.

There is an established garden out the back with lots of flowers, fruit trees, an allotment and ducks and chickens. For children there is a large trampoline, swing and football goal. The garden is south-east facing and there are several patios to enjoy the sun. A small open barn contains a dart board and a pool/table tennis table. We have just put in a swim-spa - it has jacuzzi seats and a swim jet so you can swim against the current for a good work out. This is heated all year round. There is parking at the front and side of the house. In the shed there are 2 adult bikes and 2 children's bikes (from age 10 - 15).


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More about us

  1. Malcolm is an economics teacher at the Kings School Ely and Rachel is a well-being consultant with her own business. We have 2 children - Rosie, born in 2007 and Harry born in 2009. We have been house swapping for a few years and have really enjoyed our holidays. We appreciate the importance of respecting other people's properties and do our utmost to leave them in the same way that we found them. We have a cat called Snowbell who spends most of the time outside in the summer. We also have some chickens and ducks who lay a couple of eggs per day which you can enjoy for breakfast.

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Where is it?


Tipps End, is a small hamlet beside the Welney-Wetlands Nature Reserve - a bird watcher's paradise. Welney has Britain's largest area of seasonally-flooded land and is the setting for one of the most magical events in the UK's nature calendar - mass winter gatherings of many thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans.

We live in East Anglia, the driest part of the UK with also the highest number of hours of sunshine! It is approximately 3 hours drive from Dover.

Ely boasts a 900 year old cathedral, arguably one of the most impressive cathedrals in Britain. Ely is situated on the river Ouse and has a delightful waterfront area. Cambridge is a 20 minute train ride away from Ely (40 minutes by car from our house). London is 1 hour 15 minutes away by train. The Norfolk coast with some lovely sandy beaches is between 60 and 90 minutes away by car.

Buzzy restaurants
Our local pub - 'The Lamb and Flag' in Welney is excellent.
Cozy cafés
The Old Fire Engine House, in Ely or for the kids - Frankie and Bennys in Ely leisure village
Retail therapy
Bit of culture
Ely cathedral, Cambridge University
Walks in the park
Welney Wetlands
Spot of exercise
Norfolk Coast

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