Gravel Farm

UK England East Anglia Cambridgeshire Ely

  • Contactless check in
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dog-friendly
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
Eco-friendly, dog-welcoming country cottages that are handy for visiting Ely, Cambridge and exploring the unique landscape of the Fens.
Just a few miles south of the cathedral city of Ely, in the heart of Cambridgeshire, these four spacious self-catering cottages are a perfect spot from which to explore the watery landscape of the Fens. Situated in a glorious riverside spot on a small 12-acre farm,  these properties feel genuinely remote yet are only an hour or so from London, and literally minutes from Ely and Cambridge. They're an eco-friendly choice too, powered and heated by a mixture of ground- and air-source heat pumps and solar panels, and extremely comfortable to boot!

There are four cottages to choose from, all of them purpose-built and kitted out to a high standard with contemporary fixtures and fittings. The largest – Willow – comfortably accommodates 8 people is four specious bedrooms (2 en-suite) that are furnished with super-king-size beds; it has a lovely open-plan living area and high-end kitchen, underfloor heating throughout, a wood-burner and cinema room among lots of other state-of-the-art facilities. Oak Cottage is smaller, sleeping 4, but enjoys the same open-plan living space and environmentally friendly facilities, as do both Chestnut and Elm cottages, which each sleep 2 people, making Gravel Farm a great spot for couples as well as families. Each cottage also has its own garden and is thoroughly dog-friendly.

Finally the friendly team here are excellent hosts, eager to share the delights of an area that you may not be familiar but where there is literally loads to discover, from obvious treats like a trip into Ely to see the town's magnificent Gothic cathedral to the National Trust's oldest nature reserve at Wicken Fen. You can also be in Cambridge or Newmarket in 20 minutes or head further east to explore the many and varied delights of Suffolk. However, given such a glorious location, you may not want to leave at all – there are numerous riverside walks you can do from your doorstep, great birdwatching opportunities up and down the Great Ouse and a mixture of country lanes and dedicated cycle routes for rural bike rides. With Wicken Fen just two minutes' away, there really is no better or more comfortable base for exploring the unique landscape of the Fens and mixing in a bit of urban culture at the same time.

The Owner Says

Gravel Farm is a collection of four individually-designed self-catering properties located on our 12-acre family-owned farm just five miles south of the historic Cathedral City of Ely and a short drive from both Cambridge and the famous racing town of Newmarket.  Whether you're looking for a break in the countryside or you're working in the area, Gravel Farm makes an ideal base from which to explore and access East Anglia. 

Recently renovated to a high standard, our four light and airy self-catering cottages range from a cosy one-bed to a large and contemporary four-bed.  Each property has its own garden and all are powered and heated by the latest ground, air or solar-sourced technology.

Nestled in an enviable rural location alongside the River Great Ouse and with stunning views across the Fenland countryside, Gravel Farm offers you fishing, cycling, canoeing, walking and bird-watching on your doorstep.

Dog and child-friendly, our cottages offer you a warm, cosy and stylish home-from-home; making them an ideal destination for couples, friends or families looking for a countryside retreat.

Who is our property best suited to?

A perfect place to relax and unwind no matter the season, Gravel Farm makes an ideal spot for a long weekend break or week away with family or friends.

Whether you're looking for a break in the countryside or you're working in the area, it makes an ideal base from which to explore and access East Anglia.

What’s special about our area?

Gravel farm is just five miles south of the historic Cathedral City of Ely and a short drive from both Cambridge and the famous racing town of Newmarket.

The city of Ely, with its 900-year-old Cathedral, is also home to the only Stained Glass museum in England. If you are looking for culture, you can also visit Oliver Cromwell’s house or Ely Museum, or jump on the train to see the beautiful colleges and bridges of Cambridge.

Head a little further afield to discover the wildlife at the National Trust’s Wicken Fen or the Welney Wetland Centre, or an adventure at Go Ape in Thetford Forest, all of which make a great day out for the family.

Whether you're looking for a break in the countryside or you're working in the area, it makes an ideal base from which to explore and access East Anglia.

Why stay with us?

Every Cottage has private parking right outside the front door and their very own private garden with outdoor furniture, making it the perfect place for sitting out on a summer's evening with a glass of wine.

All on one level they are perfect for those who prefer not to use stairs, or for wheelchairs and less able guests.

Inside the cottage have been tastefully furnished and fully equipped to ensure you feel welcome and comfortable. We provide all bed linen and super soft towels, for all guests along with high-quality beds and mattress. 

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Accommodation

Four cottages: Willow sleep 8 people in 4 double bedrooms, (2 of which are en-suite); Oak sleeps 4 people in a 2 separate double bedrooms; Chestnut and Elm each sleep 2 people in an open-plan sleeping and living area. 

Chestnut Cottage

Cottage Sleeps 3
Arrive at our light & airy studio cottage, and you'll feel instantly calm and relaxed. With a rustic exterior, comfortable & contemporary interior, wonderful views across the countryside. With high-speed internet access, Chestnut is a cosy and well-located home-from-home, perfect for a romantic getaway or a solo traveller.

Elm Cottage

Apartment Sleeps 3
Comfortable & cosy cottage close to the Historic town of Ely, with high-speed internet access, Elm is a cosy and well-located home-from-home, perfect for a romantic getaway or a solo traveller.

Oak Cottage

Apartment Sleeps 4
Oak Cottage has an amazing light and bright open-plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. It is a ground floor apartment that offers the perfect self-catering accommodation that sleeps four with private parking right outside the front door. We can accommodate a travel cot or additional young children by request.

Willow Cottage

Apartment Sleeps 8
Willow Cottage is a stunning new build, oozing style and character, finished to the highest standards, providing everything you could need for the perfect self-catering stay. Sleeping up to eights gusts and dog & child friendly this cottage provide everything you could need. We can accommodate a travel cot or additional children by request.

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Available all year round.

Location

Contact Website  07723 016 965  Gravel Farm, Gravel Farm, Newmarket Road, Stretham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 3LJ

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