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  • Woodman's Lodge
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    Gorgeous Ely Lodge

    Property ref: S41246

    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 1

    • Pets Yes

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (9)

    About this property

    Woodman’s Lodge is, as the name suggests, nestled within the trees on a road and provides lovely, open views across the grasslands from the terrace at the back. Adjacent to the owner’s home, this Norwegian, single-storey, detached pine lodge has been thoughtfully furnished to provide all the mod-cons, while retaining the charm of the building. It is perfectly placed for exploring the area with attractions to see in literally every direction. Close by lies Peterborough, with all the facilities and entertainment that you would expect of a city. Awarded the accolade of being a Heritage and Environment City, it boasts a magnificent Norman cathedral that’s well worth taking time to see. Burghley House and Gardens are also within easy reach, as is the pretty market town of Stamford. Tucked away between Stamford and Peterborough, you will also find John Clare House, home of the former poet, which has now been restored and is open to visitors. Young and mature alike will enjoy a visit to Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, and indeed to Ferry Meadows Country Park which is a great place to cycle, fish or just while away a few hours in peaceful country surroundings. Also, well within reach lies the university city of Cambridge with its museums, colleges and punting trips on the River Cam. Ely is not to be missed either and offers a cathedral, known as The Ship of the Fens; and the stained glass museum. After a busy day of sightseeing, you’ll be able to return to Woodman’s Lodge, relax on the wooden terrace, take in the views of the countryside and unwind, perfect! Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

    Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 24’’ Freeview TV. DVD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace with sitting-out area. Balcony. Shared natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Some doors in the property are narrow.


    - Detached Property
    - DVD player
    - Dishwasher
    - Fuel and Power Included
    - Golf nearby
    - Pub within 1 mile
    - Pets – no charge
    - Rural Location
    - Television
    - Decorated at Christmas
    - Wifi
    - Short Breaks All Year
    - Bed Linen & Towels Included
    - Washing Machine
    - Open Plan
    - Parking - On Site

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    Reviews (9)

    victoria & david
    "very cosy - needa car to get around, enjoyed our stay,"
    Confirmed guest
    "Lovely place, just a little way from anywhere, but we did know that."
    "A great place to relax and get away from normal busy life styles. The lodge was very well equipped and offered everything needed for a relaxing break with excellent views and ease of access to surrounding areas with an large wooded nature reserve for walks. Any criticism would have been due to personal preference thus there is no need to provide negative feedback. The host was very welcoming and provided the right level of contact and privacy that could have been expected. My reasons for not choosing to repeat the visit is because I never stay at the same place more than once as I prefer to experience new places at every opportunity; I would and have recommended the lodge to my friends and relatives."
    "Not used to a wash room but it was adequate. Landlady was excellent and very helpful"
    "Though the weather was awful in June, it was a very pleasant stay. Looking out over the fields and seeing the wildlife was a holiday in itself.The owners were very helpful.Though it was next to a road, it didn't bother us unduly, but it was a bit of a trek everytime you went anywhere. but you also get peace and quiet."
    "We had a lovely weeks break in this Lodge. It is exceptionally clean and tidy and, as my husband is disabled, it had ample room for him to move about in without any worries. The bathroom was exactly what you would require for someone with restricted mobility. It is a bit tight getting the car in from the road, but nothing an experienced driver would have a problem with. The grass at the back was mowed the day after we arrived, which was a great help. Pack wellies though because of the wildlife using this area too and it's a little uneven under foot. The road and rail noise didn't trouble us particularly and the view at the back from the lounge/kitchen area is lovely. We saw Muntjac and Roe deer daily, the occasional rabbit and to see the cows mooching about in the field beyond is very calming and peaceful. There were about 12 cows in all, male, female and a couple of youngsters and it was lovely to see them just getting on with their routine.We had our dog with us, who I did keep on her extending lead in the back garden, purely because she is just a youngster and wants to explore everything. We found a lovely place for her morning walks at Great Fen, nearby, where she was off the lead and loved it. It takes just over an hour to do the complete circuit.Well worth a visit, whether you have dogs or children or neither, is Ferry Meadows country park near Peterborough. Only a short drive and parking starts at £1.50 for the first hour and half. Lovely walks there, it's a very calm and tranquil place with a great big lake and lovely cafe doing all sorts of goodies."
    "Excellent location with walks direct from cottage and fantastic view out of patio doors. Muntjac deer stroll past in the evening. Dog friendly but no enclosed space so if we sat on verandah dogs had to be tethered-property is on a busy road. Shared space was barely mowed so you needed wellies to use it.No local maps provided and phone/Internet reception poor so we had to walk and then search for footpath maps on our phones"
    "Unfortunately the owners are rather economical with the truth when they say that the property is 'on a road'. Not only is it a very fast road used as a short cut and with a speed limit of 60mph but the bedrooms are in effect around 12 ft from it. The road is also in bad repair and has quite a camber on it which means vehicles tend to use the centre more, with wheels going over the cats eyes thus making more noise. the traffic from 6am and late at night means that it is almost impossible to get any sleep. They also state that the railway line is half a mile away, it is much much closer. by car going round the road way it is only 3/10 of a mile away and it is directly across an open field so i would estimate that, as the crow flies, it is less than 500yards away. Not only this, it is the main 'Great Northern' line and has trains, bothe diesel and electric, going at high speed constantly. Then at night the line is used by goods trains, very noisy and very long.A few other niggles, The light in the double room takes a good five to ten minutes to be bright enough to see by, also a net curtain in that room would be desirable as it looks out directly on to the owners property windows. The decking is nice but needs a gate at the entrance and a closure at the other end otherwise it is completely insecure if you have children or, like us, a dog.I am unsure as to the reason for a wet room because the property is definitely not suitable for anyone with a disability, a shower cubicle would be far better. there was no wardrobe storage in the twin room. the built in fridge was the noisiest i have ever heard, we had to turn it down to stop it running constantly. Just after we arrived, the owner came in and introduced herself, she said she liked to "show guests around the cooker"! As it turned out the cooker was awful, the hob was ceramic and had touch controls which only worked occasionally, myself, my husband and our visiting son all tried and managed once in a dozen tries to make it work. The hob is also very badly chipped on one side meaning that if you are not careful you could sustain a nasty cut when wiping down the worktop.Sadly, the noise problem was the worst thing, it really spoiled the holiday and, due to lack of sleep, i ended up with a migraine, not very good when you are on holiday."
    "This is a comfortable, quiet, rural retreat, offering views, wildlife and good access to interesting locations."

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