All of my family loved this clean and modern holiday home.
There were lovely water views in both directions. The local farm shop is a gem (a tip from the friendly owners). The children also could not get enough of the rowing boats and kayaks. We will be back.
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This property ticked all the boxes for us. The accommodation was to a very high standard and very well equipped. We booked pretty last minute, but Todd and Shizuka anticipated our every need. The kitchen was really well stocked, even having some tinned food which was handy as we arrived very late. Plenty of extra blankets and pillows, although we did not need these as the property was really warm.
We travelled with our nanny and 2 year told toddler and whilst it is not the largest property, it was very comfortable for all of us. It was such a pleasure in the morning to wake up and look out at the gorgeous view. Our toddler loved feeding the ducks every morning, and seeing all the other animals and boats around. Its close enough to all the amenities by foot, although I'd say having a car would be preferable.
The only thing to be aware of is that the flight of stairs to the second floor is very narrow so this may not make it appropriate for people with limited mobility or over exuberant toddlers! Our toddler is very cautious on stairs so this was not a problem for us. Also, the head height on the second floor is very limited, and our nanny struggled with this as she is over 6ft tall! However, this did not put us (or her!) rating this property very highly.
Also, the owners, Todd and Shizuka were immensely helpful in giving us suggestions for places to eat. On our final day, they even told us to take our time leaving as the next people coming in were going to be late.
Another note is that this place is IMMACULATE. I've never seen a holiday rental so spotless, everything seemed brand new!
Overall, if you want somewhere close to cambridge, newmarket and environs, we'd highly recommend this place.
Had the most relaxing time..Fabulous accommodation..Would highly recommend if you want to relax in the peaceful surroundings...The views are beautiful and the environment is very inviting..Will definitely be returning for another break away..
The accommodation is simply perfect and of a high quality. The pre and post booking communication meant we felt welcome before we even arrived. It felt as if our enjoyment was a high priority of the owners and they got pleasure from that. The location is quiet with plenty of wildlife to spot. The setting by the river was stunning and we spent hour after hour lost in thought sitting on one of the two balconies sipping tea. It is possible to not leave the marina and forget your own world exists. It is also a great base for days exploring the countryside and towns nearby.
As this is to guide you in making a choice of whether to book or not, I had better tell you the bad points. However, I can't. There weren't any. Book and enjoy. I am convinced you will not be disappointed
Location brilliant. Facilities excellent. Dog friendly what more could you need? Easy to travel to from London. Hosts welcolming and attentive to our needs. Although the weather was mixed it still was a pleasant location and the calm of the lodge made it an enjoyable experience. There were facilities such as shops and pub within walking distance or a short drive which meant it felt countrified without the isolation. If the weather had been better it would have been great for fishing or canoeing or just walking! Ely and Newmarket are a short drive away and the larger market town of Bury St Edmunds is about 20 mins away and worth the journey. A good location from which to explore both Cambridgeshire and Suffolk depending on your tastes and brilliant if you want to see Ely Cathedral.