By the banks of the River Great Ouse, you’ll find leafy, tree-lined walking trails, serene woodlands, and a fabulous studio cottage. A five-mile drive from the ancient cathedral city of Ely, and just over thirteen to the cobbled streets of Cambridge, this home offers a country retreat with easy access to some of Cambridgeshire’s most beautiful built-up areas. In contrast to the rural and rugged surroundings, the interiors of this cottage are fresh, modern, and have a certain understated elegance. In the vast, open-plan living space, black metal beams support the vaulted ceiling. Scandi-style furniture beckons you in to relax in the lounge area, while industrial-style hanging bulbs usher you towards the kitchen island to prepare a rustic, country meal. While you’ve got the entire countryside to explore, you’ve also got a private garden with a cute dining set on the patio. Light up the barbecue and grill something fresh for supper. And after the stars come out, we think this is the perfect spot to pop a bottle of chilled champagne and say cheers to country living.
Home truths: *If you're bringing canoes or boats, you can launch them from the marina for free (it's one mile away)
*If you wish to charge an electric car, you must notify your host before booking
*Up to two dogs are allowed, but let your host know (there's also a £50 deposit per dog)
*Guests are kindly asked to respect quiet hours from 9 pm to 8 am
*If you'd like the second bedroom made into a twin, let your host know – it's king-sized as standard
*Your host can provide additional items such as an adjustable height shower chair, barbecue (for a fee), travel cot, and high chair – you just need to make a request in advance
*As this home allows for self check-in with a lockbox, you won't meet your host
*Free parking is available on the premises
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