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Excellent 5/5 16 reviews

View of River Lark Lodge from the lake

Lodge | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Peacefully set on the banks of the River Lark,

this dog friendly detached Scandinavian style lodge lies in a quiet marina teaming with fish and natural wildlife.

River Lark Lodge boasts unrivalled views on the Marina with views of the Lake and fen as well as views of the moving river and fields stretching out for miles.

Your ideal self-catering holiday in East Cambridgeshire. The perfect location for a family holiday, river fishing, boat trips in East Anglia, bird watching, water sports, walking and activity holidays.

The Riverside Island marina complex is set in woodlands, with a one mile circular walk around the island, wandering through shaded tree-lined paths.

The self-catering lodge occupies one of the highly sought after, lakeside plot locations in the marina. Benefiting from the open space of the lake as well as access to the moving waters of the river lark.. a mere 20 meter walk from the house. With its decked balcony and fishing from the garden,it offers the ideal waterside location with free use of canoes and rowing boat.Good walks and bird watching abound. Your ideal holiday-let.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stanstead 80 km, Nearest railway: Ely 16 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The East Anglia region

Shizuka & Todd, owner/manager of River Lark Lodge, welcome you to come visit Isleham and the surrounding area. You are in for a wonderful treat.

River Lark Lodge, with its unrivalled views, is set on the lake and moving river in Isleham Marina. The Marina is host to both boats and lodges, all surrounded by beautiful East Anglian fenland.

Without having to travel far you can see and enjoy a wide variety of wildlife. On the Isleham Wash you are likely to see rare birdlife and even otters. There are nature reserves in pretty much every direction and of course you are only a short drive away from forest land to enjoy.

The National Trust have an amazing project happening at Wicken Fen, 20 min drive form your Lodge, where the National Trust are slowly restoring miles of fenland to its original habitat.

Geographically you will be in a perfect spot to enjoy the amenities of several cities and towns. With easy road access to Ely, Newmarket, Cambridge and Bury St. Edmunds you can get to see a lot of the area during your stay.

The Lodge owners, Shizuka and Todd, are local to the area and Marina. If you have any special requirements or would like any information before or during your stay; do not hesitate to contact them.

Welcome to the Fens, welcome to Isleham and Welcome to River Lark Lodge at Isleham Marina

Isleham

Welcome to Isleham

Isleham is a thriving village with plenty going on. Here you'll find out about shops, pubs, restaurants and other local businesses and services.

We encourage you to Buy British & Buy Local

Fresh, Local and Affordable Meat & Eggs

Thompson's Farm Butchers - a few minutes walk from the Lodge

Fenrose Farm, 1 Fen Bank, Isleham, CB7 5SL - Tel: 01638 780 431

Thompson's Farm Shop (at Fenrose Farm) is a very short walk from your Lodge (couple minutes). Thompson's Farm run a 5-Star hygiene rated butchers shop on the farm. Selling only their own meat and eggs.

Some people worry about buying at farm shops because of the price. Don't worry! This isn't one of those farm shops! What you get at Thompson's is good homest farm produce, from the farm, sold by the farm, direct to you.

There are three generation of Thompson family living on and working the farm. In season, you'll just love Anna's Fenrose Lamb. Keep an eye out for what's fresh in and special offers on their black-board located at the gate of the farm.

Thompson's Butchers only sell their own produce:

Pork, Bacon, Ham and Eggs &

21 day hung Hereford Beef. They also make their own sausages and chipolatas which are a wonderful addition to their eggs and bacon for breakfast.

The Thompson family would like to welcome you to their farm shop and you'll also find special offers and promotions on certain products.

If you are about in the village on Saturday, Rosanna Thompson runs a stall in the village at the Priory Garage as well. So if you are getting your Saturday papers why not stock up on some delicious meat and poultry while you're at it ?!

Fruit & Veg - Isleham & Surrounding Area

Isleham Village has two large allotments. From Spring to late Autumn/Early Winter you'll see road-side stalls selling all manner of veg and fruit (when in season).

Location of Local Veg Stalls; Seasonal

Location 1. There are two stalls located opposite the allotments at the end of Waterside as you head from the village to the Marina.

Location 2. There is often a stall in the Marina just outside the clubhouse which you can find if you turn left as you enter the Marina and follow the road to the car-park. The Clubhouse is a large brown wooden out-building where residents socialise throught the year.

There are two great free-house pubs and a fine dining restaurant in the village. The two pubs also serve good quality pub food and there are live bands on almost every week on the weekends.

The Griffin (Free house) - Tel: 01638 780447

11 Church St, Isleham, CB7 5RX (google map)

Opening times: 7 days a week, 12pm till late

Owned and managed by Michael and Gina Missing, the Griffin is a warm pub boasting a wide choice of ales, larges, stouts and ciders on tap as well as the wines and spirits. The griffin also serves hot drinks (cappuccino, latte, tea etc).

Good Pub Food is served daily from 12pm - 2pm and 6pm - 9pm with a traditional roast served on Sundays.

The griffin has a beer garden with a children's play area and well behaved dogs are welcome at the pub. There is ample parking in the rear of the pub. The Griffin has a darts board and pool table and all major sporing events are shown the the large flat-screen television.

The Griffin hosts bands on a regular basis. Please see the information board in the Lodge for current bands at the Griffin.

The Rising Sun (Free house) - Tel: 01638 780471

11 Sun St, Isleham, CB7 5RT

Owned and Managed by Mr & Mrs Patrick Pearce, the Rising Sun free house is an active pub that boasts an extensive drinks menu and serves good hearty pub food.

The Rising Sun in Isleham is an active sports pub with all the Sky Sports channels and three different televisions ensuring there is no cross-over when major sporting events are on.

Not only is the Rising Sun a great place to watch sport, you can also play darts on their competition level board or enjoy a game of pool in the front bar. The Rising Sun has a jukebox with a good mix of old and new.

The Rising Sun hosts bands on a regular basis. Please see the information board in the Lodge for current bands at the Rising Sun.

The Merry Monk (Restaurant) - Tel: 01638 780900

30 West St, Isleham, CB7 5SB

Check our the notice board in the Lodge for current information.

Fish & Chip Van - Saturday Afternoon

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Review 1-10 of 16

4 Jun 2014

5/5

"excellent, relaxing break"

The Lodge is a lovely place to stay, Shizuka and Todd have thought of everything. The fittings, furnishings and all equipment are of a very good standard. They are very friendly hosts and nothing is … More

17 Dec 2013

5/5

"All I can say is amazing! If only there was 6 star rating!"

First of all this was our first family trip away with our nearly 3 year old lively son! This place has it all, great property which is well presented and has a lot of added extra bits. Perfect for any… More

27 Nov 2013

5/5

"Beautiful lodge in a beautiful setting"

My family and I stayed at this lodge for a few days and it was idylic - such a stunning location and a beautiful lodge with great facilities. A fab get away from it all that was much needed - we didn&… More

28 Oct 2013

5/5

"An exceptional holiday home"

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 n… More

21 Oct 2013

5/5

"Lovely property, lovely location, lovely owners!"

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 kitc… More

6 Oct 2013

5/5

"Weekend retreat"

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 defini… More

6 Oct 2013

5/5

"Prefect"

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 … More

30 Sep 2013

5/5

"Perfect"

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… More

1 Sep 2013

5/5

"Even Better than the reviews!"

Having looked long and hard for a short break for my family of 6 I found River Lark Lodge.I read the reviews and booked our 3 night stays, Well we as a family loved the lodge, the kayaks the boats th… More

23 Aug 2013

5/5

"A beautiful place for a quick get away!!"

A beautiful location for a quick get away with the family. Booking was quick and easy.The owners, Todd and Shizuka, were very welcoming and provided a clean, comfortable and well equipped place to sta… More

Review 1-10 of 16

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