House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Welcome to our self-catering property - 'Number 19' Chiefs Street. This is a comfortable three bedroomed terraced house in a quiet city-centre location within a short walk from the Cathedral, museums, restaurants, shops and Oliver Cromwell's house.
The property is warm, light and airy, having been completely refurbished by a highly respected local building firm and renovated to modern standards. So whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday in the Fenlands, or somewhere to stay while visiting relatives, or a base for the family during an important business trip, we can provide that location.
There is easy access to National Trust properties, farmlands/wetlands, preservation sites, and river walks. London Stansted airport is just under an hour’s drive by road. The Railway station 15 mins walk, providing fast trains to Cambridge, Stansted and London. Trains to London take just over an hour, so Number 19 could be a handy base for the Olympics this summer.
We used the property as a family home at the weekends during the five yeas that our son was a chorister at Ely Cathedral. With frequent trips to the cathedral for services and rehearsals, we needed somewhere that was easy, stress-free, comfortable and welcoming. We sincerely hope you will enjoy that environment too!
We manage all the bookings, as well as the care & maintenance of the property ourselves, using professional contractors where required. Although we live about 40 minutes away, you can be assured of a personal service and thorough care and attention at all times. We do respond to all enquiries even if we're booked - so please check an overly enthusiastic spam filter hasn't buried our reply. Better still leave us a phone number and we'll call or text you!
We can provide a purpose built wheelchair access ramp to the rear door, and the internal stairs to the first floor have substantial rails on both sides. There is easy access to the car parking area and to the street without steps or curbs. The additional wc on the ground floor makes this an ideal property for anyone who requires support with mobility.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Stansted, Nearest railway: Ely|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
There are three bedrooms; one small single, and large double and a twin room which can be configured with either one or two single beds. There is a shower room upstairs
The lounge and dining area are light and open with plenty of space and a comfortable relaxed feel. There is a downstairs toilet.
The kitchen is fully equipped to a high standard with modern appliances and fittings.
There are fitted carpets throughout.
The house has good wifi and high speed broadband - 35mb/s - for which there is a small extra charge.
We also have a large wheelchair ramp that can be fitted to the rear door and provides full access from the car parking area.
|Further details outdoors|
The house benefits from a south-facing patio and a decent sized lawn. There is a rear access so that cars may be pulled off the road and out of sight. you can also see the cathedral towering over the neighbouring properties - its about 5 mins walk away.
Proximity to the city centre means easy access to shops and restaurants, as well as the various tourist attractions. There's a very handy local shop about 3 mins walk from the house which is open from 6.00am until 10.00pm everyday. It stocks all the basics and a bit more besides!
We do respond to all enquiries, so please check spam folders because recently several customers have gone elsewhere thinking that we hadn't replied to their enquiries. Better leave us a phone number and we'll call or text to confirm availability and rates.
The East Anglia region
If you are planning a visit to Ely, then why not take a look at the new Visit Ely Guide, Ely Mini Guide or the Accommodation Guide. They are packed with useful information about Ely and the District, which will help you make the most of your visit. Find out about attractions in the area, where to stay, events happening through the year, where to eat, plus much more.
Download a copy of the visitor guide, the mini guide or the accommodation guide below.
The historic city of Ely is full of charm and beauty and home to one of the most magnificent cathedrals in England.
Nestled in the Fen countryside, this small city in East Cambridgeshire is your ideal day visit or short break location. Whether it is a tranquil, peaceful retreat you are looking for or an inspiring, invigorating visit then the bustling city of Ely surrounded by dramatic countryside has it all.
Ely has the major tourist locations of Cambridge and Newmarket on its doorstep at the same time as being only an hour away from London by rail and only two hours away from the Norfolk Coast by car. Not forgetting of course the numerous small villages and towns in between that each have their own individual characteristics to offer. Therefore, Ely makes for an ideal base for exploring the area.
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10 Aug 2014
"Excellent location - home from home."
Everything you need in a tidy, cosy and clean home. Very close to Ely centre which was ideal for us as a family as my mother has limited mobility and has to use a wheelchair. Lots of pubs and restaura… More
31 May 2014
"Excellent & cosy town house only a few minutes walk to the centre of Ely & to the Cathedral which you can see."
You can see the Cathedral from inside the town house, which small, but cosy and very convenient place to stay. Besides the historic centre of Ely, which is just a 5 minute walk away, it is a perfect … More
19 Jun 2013
"comfortable, excellent locaion, quiet and the garden and off road parking a bonus"
The cottage is much better equipped than usual, which made self catering very easy. To be met by the owner was lovely, and meant we could ask all the questions, and get lots of tips re Ely itself as well as the cottage. Parking at the bottom of the garden was great. The view of the cathedral was enchanting. We were only 2 middle aged friends on a few days escape, but it would suit a family just as well
9 May 2013
"A lovely place to stay, especially with young children"
This was a great place to stay - good sized rooms, in a pleasant location and close enough to the centre to do everything on foot; Cromwell's house is only a two minute walk away. The children spent a lot of the time in the garden, which is long and there is lots of grass to play on. And there were games, DVDs and books in the house to keep us all amused. Overall, we were very happy here and would recommend it to anyone.
15 Apr 2013
"A lovely property: comfortable and very well equipped."
The property is minutes away from the Cathedral and so is ideally placed for everything Ely has to offer.
The owner, Bob, welcomed and collected us from Ely railway station and explained how everything worked.
We stayed there during the coldest April days for 50 years - but No. 19 was as cosy as could be - a very welcome refuge from the Fenland winds.
Very well equipped - a home from home.
3 Feb 2013
"Great welcome and an excellent place to stay"
I stayed here for a weekend with my 2 teenage sons and 22 year old daughter . The house offered everything we needed. It is really centrally placed in Ely and we had no problem getting out and about. The rooms were comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. Bob, who welcomed us on our first da,y was extremely welcoming and helpful. A great place to stay. Thank you
16 Jan 2013
"Confortable gite (even in winter), well equiped, in a quiet area, close to the center."
Coming from France, I rented this gite with my husband and came also with my parents (aged 76). We found the property very confortable : large rooms, well heated, etc. and well equiped (2 toilets, kit… More
12 Oct 2012
"Lovely house in an ideal location"
Five of us, including my 87-year-old mother, stayed here. It was roomy, clean, well-equipped and very comfortable. Bob and Philippa were helpful and attentive. The garden would be very pleasant in the summertime, with outdoor table and chairs with a view of the cathedral. A short walk takes you to the cathedral, shops, market, restaurants. Walking the same distance in the other direction, you will find a small convenience store. The railroad station is farther-- about 15 minutes walk-- so it might be best to take a taxi if you have bags. The Old Fire Engine House is a great place for lunch or tea.
Ely itself is a good location for exploring East Anglia. We drove to Peterborough, Huntingdon, Polebrook, Saffron Walden and Wisbech, and we explored many small roads and villages. Ely has an excellent bookstore, Toppings, which sponsors author talks. We heard Sebastian Faulks while we were there, and PD James and Ian Rankin are scheduled for later in the season.
24 Jan 2012
"Splendid value for money in Ely"
This is a sparkling clean, spacious terraced house with a lovely view of the cathedral from the garden and main bedroom. It is very well equipped and in a quiet location. It makes an ideal base for visiting Ely and exploring the Fens and Cambridge (about 15 miles away). The owners are delight to deal with and do everything to make your stay pleasant. A tree and decorations were provided for our pre-Christmas visit!
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