Gravel Farm

East Anglia Cambridgeshire Ely

  • From £80 a night
  • 4 Cottages Sleeping 2–10
  • Eco-Retreat

Eco-friendly, dog-welcoming country cottages that are handy for visiting Ely, Cambridge and exploring the unique landscape of the Fens.

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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 eight people in four spacious bedrooms (two are 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 four, but enjoys the same open-plan living space and environmentally friendly facilities, as do both Chestnut and Elm cottages, which each sleep two 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 you may not be familiar with, but where there's 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 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.

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Every Cottage has private parking right outside the front door and their very own private garden with comfy 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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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.


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.


Available all year round.

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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.


Contact Website  07445 832 354  Gravel Farm, Gravel Farm, Newmarket Road, Stretham, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 3LJ

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  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dog-friendly
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Accessible Rooms
  • BBQs
  • Welcome Pack
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Car-free option
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Fishing
  • On the farm
  • Remote location
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Waterside

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