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7 Nights  

  • £319  to  £725

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  • £77 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £180 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

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£320 Fri, 10 Dec 2021
3 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Hawthorn Cottage

Hawthorn Cottage is waiting for you to clock off and jump in the car for a week of relaxing pleasure. Start your mornings with breakfast in the sunny conservatory, with nothing to spoil your view of the garden and fields beyond, and spend your days exploring the beautiful Fens and friendly communities that make Cambridgeshire such a fantastic destination for a holiday in every season. Hawthorn Cottage is a lovely period property with plenty of space for up to four people and three dogs plus views over the countryside towards Ely cathedral. It is ideal for families or couples.

Ely is only a 10-minute drive away with an excellent array of traditional tea rooms, a picturesque marina on the River Great Ouse, shops and other amenities. Standing at the heart of everything for a millennium is Ely Cathedral, which is worth a visit for the amazing Octagon alone. Other attractions in Ely include the Stained Glass Museum, Oliver Cromwell's House, and sightseeing cruises along the river. You may also want to add the niche Dojima Sake Brewery in Fordham Abbey to your itinerary.

The cottage is in the Cambridgeshire Fens, close to the border of Norfolk. An excellent place to experience the quiet beauty of this landscape is at the Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, managed by the National Trust to protect what is home to over 9,000 known species of plants, birds, insects and wildlife. The Welney Wetland Centre is another favourite place to spend time outdoors. Every season brings something new and beautiful to the fens, which is just one of many reasons it is a wonderful year-round place for a holiday. Other local walks include the long-distance Hereward Way footpath, which is accessible from the door, Ely Country Park, and nearby Thetford Forest which is also great for mountain biking.

Day trips can include sightseeing and shopping in the ancient city of Cambridge, famous for its university and its cathedral. Take a picnic to enjoy in the grounds of stately homes and heritage buildings like Peckover House, Anglesey Abbey, Houghton Mill, Wimpole Hall, and Sandringham House.

The area around Hawthorn Cottage feels - and is - idyllically peaceful. You can relax on long walks through the countryside, starting and ending your days beside the log burner in winter, or in the garden in summer. Despite its quiet location, there are a wealth of entertaining and beautiful attractions with plenty of choices to keep everyone happy.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Nicky Gilbert joined Independent Cottages in September 2020


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Cambridgeshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Hawthorn Cottage is a period property lovingly restored and renovated to provide a high standard of accommodation over two levels.


  • Entry to the house is through the new conservatory/sun room, which has uninterrupted views over the garden and fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. You'll want to linger over your morning pot of tea or coffee as you watch the birds go about their business.
  • Wooden flooring, comfortable seating and a brick fireplace with a wood burner make the living room a lovely space in which to relax. Tall windows overlook the front garden and let in lots of natural light. The TV has Freeview channels and a DVD player, and the cottage has WiFi throughout.
  • It is a pleasure to cook in the well-appointed kitchen which includes a dishwasher and a modern stove and oven as well as traditional range cooker which is for display only adding to the charm. The kitchen cupboards are full of equipment and utensils as well as ample crockery, glassware and cutlery for four people.
  • Tiled bathroom with a shower over the bath, a heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.


  • Both bedrooms are upstairs. The master bedroom is a spacious double with a kingsize bed and chests of drawers that provide storage and act as bedside tables with reading lights. Windows overlook the front garden.
  • Twin room with two single beds separated by a nightstand with a reading light. This room is at the rear of the cottage with far-reaching views.

Outside: The cottage has gardens to the front and rear, and a rear patio with garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue. There is off street parking for two cars and secure storage for bikes.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets and towels are provided. A welcome pack of fuel is also provided and additional logs can be purchased from the owner or garage. Up to three well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement with the owner. Smoking is not permitted.

Hawthorn Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin which can be made up as a Superking)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £319
To £725
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1353 860485 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Nicky Gilbert
Member Since September 2020

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Fri, 10 Dec 2021 for 3 nights, £320

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