Beautiful 16th century Thatched cottage close to Cambridge, Ely Cathedral, London- less than an hour by train

Beautiful 16th century Thatched cottage close to Cambridge, Ely Cathedral, London- less than an hour by train


Apr 2016

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our 16th century Thatched house is situated in the village of Holywell on the Northern bank of the Great River Ouse, which is a traditional ring village. It's name derives from the ancient spring which can be seen next to the 13th century Church.
It faces directly onto an uninterrupted vista of a water meadow, where you can see Heron's, Swans and other birdlife from the house.
For those interested in Wildlife, Fen Drayton Lakes and Ouse fen lie on the other side of the river from Holywell.
At the end of the ring (three minutes walk from the house) is the Ferryboat Inn, which claims to be the oldest inn in England.

We are Located 16 miles from the Historic University city of Cambridge with it's Beautiful buildings, Punting and many entertainment and dining opportunities, which you can either drive to, or take the Guided bus only three miles from our house.
We are three miles from the Historic market town of St Ives, with it's 14th century Chapel Bridge and twice weekly open market in the High Street.
London is just under an hour by train from Huntingdon. We are just under 9 miles to the train station.
Eighteen miles away is Ely, with the highly recommended 11th Century Ely Cathedral, regarded as one of the most beautiful buildings of the Middle ages, Please see photos. You would need a car (or catch Taxis) if planning trips out as we are not within walking distance of public transport.

Our Home has a total of 190 square meters of living space. A large sloping rear garden with a fruit orchard and a large paved area for outdoor entertaining (Sorry,No BBQ's allowed due to Thatched roof).
It consists of three large double bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom), Kitchen is fully equipped with a modern country style Kitchen.
There is Fibre optic Broadband, flatscreen TV smart TV, conservatory opening onto rear garden.

The house swap includes our cat Lilly. She is very sociable and would appreciate your care and attention. She is used to cat sitters. She needs minimal input as there is a cat flap. She needs feeding in the morning and evening, but otherwise has dry food that just needs topping up.

Any enquiries please contact us.


More about us

  1. We are an early retired couple, Ex Nurses with 3 grown up children, unlikely to travel with us.

  2. Richard is originally from California and Pia is born in Sweden. we have both lived most of our life in England

  3. we enjoy cooking, the arts, Music, hiking and the great outdoors

Swap availability

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
We are real foodies, there aremany varied restaurants in Cambridge, various gastropubs. Contact us for recommendations
Retail therapy
Many Shopping opportunities and designer shops in Cambridge
Bit of culture
Cambridge, Anglesey Abbey, Fitzwilliam museum
Walks in the park
nice walks in our area right out the front door with lakes and birdlife
Spot of exercise
Great cycling on the cycleway to cambridge
Day tripping
Cambridge, Ely cathedral, London, Norfolk and Suffolk Coast 1.5 hours away

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