The Old Bakery

Little Downham, Ely

Property Reference: RW6
  • Sleeps7
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms5
  • Grade4 Star rating

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Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

Once the old village bakery (and more recently a shop), this pretty detached cottage has been totally renovated providing a spacious, bright and airy holiday home. With beams, an exposed brick wall and natural floors, it exudes much character yet provides all modern amenities, and is set in a slightly elevated position overlooking a cottage garden with an abundance of wisteria. Close by is the historic city of Ely with imposing cathedral, attractive river and good selection of individual shops, pubs, restaurants and tearooms. Within a 30-minute drive lies the city of Cambridge with its art galleries, colleges, botanical gardens and punts on the River Cam. Also close by is Newmarket for stud farms and racing. Shop 400 yards, pub 100 yards.

Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove in brick fireplace. Beamed kitchen/dining room with TV. Utility. Single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Four bedrooms; one double, one twin and two single. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden, patio, furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. A lovely cottage with lots of charm, very well equipped and comfortable. March 2012.
  2. Lovely cottage in an easily-accessible location. Despite below-freezing temperatures the cottage was beautifully warm. The kitchen was well-equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed our 3-mile walk to Ely on a crisp, snowy morning. We thought it was excellent value for money. Feb 2012.
  3. Lovely and spacious, yet cosy. Well equipped. A nice quiet break away. Would love to come back as also great value for money. Feb 2012.
  4. A delightful property, fantastic for a family with small children - the kitchen was well-equipped and the bedrooms were clean and comfortable. We stayed over Christmas and were delighted to find a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the sitting room on arrival - the kids were very pleased! The house is well-located for local shops and a park, and it’s very easy to get to the shops and supermarkets in Ely. We will certainly look to stay at the Old Bakery again if we’re in the area... One point to note though, bring a changing mat and bath mat if you have a small baby, these are the only things we found missing. Dec 2011.
  5. Good fishing at head fen lakes, the Plough public house for meals & good beer. Sept 2011.
  6. A very pleasant family holiday in a lovely setting and spacious, well-equipped property. Secure garden for toddlers, and interesting places quite near buy for days out. We had a very pleasant time and would happily come again. On a practical note, the drop-latches were becoming bent and will need straightening up because otherwise the doors won’t shut! June 2011.
  7. it was great being just across the road from The Plough pub which serves fantastic thai food and the host Pete is really welcoming, we had some great nights in there. Nearby Ely is a lovely place, we couldn’t believe their car parks were free. Great cottage, very cosy and beds comfortable, would return. March 2011.
  8. Everything, homely feel, spacious. Feb 2011.
  9. Lots of space, good stock of utensils, equipment etc. Great surroundings and furnishings. Feb 2011.
  10. The property was ideal for our requirement for somewhere reasonably priced with 4 single bedrooms and suitable space to play chamber music. Just as importantly it was adequately heated as we were obviously indoors most of the weekend. Nov 2010.
  11. Very comfortable house, quiet village location, great pub/Thai restaurant nearby. Oct 2010.
  12. Very clean, simply furnished - making it low maintenance during our stay. Oct 2010.
  13. Very good for dogs - we have 2 - lots of walks from the property without using a car. Very close to Ely for food. Sept 2010.
  14. Good sturdy accommodation - well equipped. Aug 2010.
  15. Fitted our requirements - we needed several single rooms and also a property that would allow dogs. Aug 2010.
  16. Property was clean, well equipped and in good location. July 2010.
  17. Lovely large house - very quiet area. July 2010.
  18. Set in a lovely village. Nice garden. Well presented. Good size rooms. Only thing for improvement would be a second step in shower for size of property rather than hand held shower in bath. June 2010.
  19. Great location. Well equipped. Full of character. Fantastic garden. April 2010.
  20. Spacious, comfortable, warm, and very well equipped. Dec 2009.
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    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
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