Whittlesey holiday cottage rental with walking, TV and rural retreat and DVD

Honeyway Cottage Period Holiday Rental

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Honeyway Cottage Thatched roof. Property built around 1650

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 208071

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Honeyway Cottage, built in 1650, is a charming thatched cottage with a tranquil quality located in Whittlesey nr Peterborough Cambridgeshire, England.Honeyway Cottage is set along a quiet lane 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The Cottage has a lovely quiet garden area with furniture and lawn, an additional kitchen garden gives guests plenty of opportunity for relaxing in the peaceful outdoors.

Indoors the main living area was constructed in the mid 17th century. Honeyway Cottage. The sitting room has oak beam and an Inglenook fireplace. The second smaller bedroom is located on the ground floor with a quality, easy foldout futon sofa bed.

The first floor galleried bedroom has vaulted ceiling and oak beams. A modern full kitchen and bathroom have been added to the ground floor.

We provide free Wifi and tea and coffee during your stay. Bed linens and towels are also provided. We can also supply a cot & highchair.

Kitchen is fully equipped for self catering. Microwave & coffee maker . Washing machine, fridge freezer. Whittlesey Town centre is a 5 minute walk away with a good selection of shops and services . Several pubs and places to eat . We have a full list of places and recommendations in the Cottage .The bus route runs into Peterborough and beyond, with a new bus station in Whittlesey & a stop 100 yards from Honeyway .

Whittlesey has its on rail station ' Whittlesea'' . Service run from all over the country here . Peterbouorgh & Cambridge are easily accessible by rail. we have a good local taxi service too.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Hunstanton 60 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stanstead, Nearest railway: Whittlesea
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Wonderful galleried bedroom and sitting room dating back to 1650. Wood floors. Oak beams. Downstairs is the second bedroom with top quality Ikea sofa bed. Full modern kitchen and bathroom are also on the ground floor. Walking distance to the town centre. Bus stop is close by & train station is a ten min walk or 5 mins by car. The garden is a real sun trap

We have cycles guests are able to use whilst they stay with us.

Further details outdoors

Enclosed garden area with seating. Close walking distance to town centre . Bus and train stop close by. on road parking in a quiet side street. Perfectly safe for pets and children . Cycles are available to use during your stay

Further details

Full details on request.

The Cambridgeshire region

Home to famous cities such as Cambridge , Ely & Norwich. Excellent travel routes by road or rail . Whittlesey is an historic market town . Home to the famous british general Sir Harry Smith.

Whittlesey is based on the edge of the Fens in the driest area of England.

The Nene Washes close by are managed by the RSPB and though they do not have a visitors site they offer excellent vantage points to see the wintering wildlife.

The Nene Wash was created around 1750 after being drained by the Dutch commissioned by The Duke of Bedford and lies between the Dog in a Doublet public house and Eldernell near the village of Coates.


The town also benefits from the Green Wheel Cycle Route, part of the National Cycle Network. Taking you towards Peterborough along the River Nene & past the local Hanson (ex London) Brickworks. The route also heads out towards the town of March. Taking in some wonderful Fenland scenery. Flag Fen is also accessible by the Peterborough route.


Local historic place of interest include Peterborough Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Burghley House and Horse Trials at the historic Stamford, Sandringham House, Elton Hall. The town of St Ives was home to Oliver Cromwell. His house is open to the public.

The Nene Valley Steam Railway runs from Wansford Station into Peterborough. The Nene Valley Railway passes through the Ferry Meadows Country Park . Cycling, sailing and fishing can be enjoyed at this large park facility in Peterborough.



Peterborough has an excellent museum too . The Whittlesey Museum is open every Fri/Sat located in the Town Hall.


Whittlesey is an historic market town located approx 7 miles from Peterborough on the edge of the Fenland area. The town contains a variety of architecture dating back several centuries. Whittlesey is mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle circa 972 as Witlesig and in the Doomsday book in 1086 under the name of Wittleseia. The town name is derived from a Saxon name meaning island, hence Witel's Island.

Traces of the Whittlesey area's early history can be seen in remains found at Eldernell and Glassmoor. A major new find of bronze age items at the Must Farm site Kings Dyke made national headlines in 2011.


The local Fenland area has always been famous for it coarse fishing. The rivers around Whittlesey, The Nene, Morton Leam, the Forty Foot, Bevills & Twenty Foot are all available to be fished with the correct licenses. There are also many enclosed fishing lake including North bank Trout Fisheries, Railway Lakes and Decoy Lakes. Grafham Water and Rutland Water are also a short journey away.


Whittlesey also has excellent rail links to the local Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire areas and beyond. The local station ( still spelt Whittlesea) is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the cottage and does have free parking.

Peterborough Station is a 15 minute car journey away.

Ely, Cambridge , Stamford, Lincoln, Nottingham, York and even London are easily accessible by train from Whittlesea Station. A day trip away.


Also Whittlesey benefits from a good bus service with buses leaving from the Market Square. Stagecoach services 31/33 and Judds Travel service 701 run regularly to Peterborough


Whittlesey has free car parking in the town centre


Many local courses including:-

Thorney Lakes Golf Club

Ramsey Golf & Bowls Club

Peterborough Milton Golf Club

Burghley Park Golf Club

March Golf Club

Orton Meadows Golf Course

Thorpe Wood Golf Course

Scuba Diving

Whittlesey is home to Guidenburgh Water the first UK Centre of Excellence for diving. Dive In Ltd hold scuba diving courses all year round holding PADI highest rate. Guildenburgh Water is located 10mins drive from the cottage.

Military history

The local area has a number of WW2 airbases close by.

The Imperial War Museum at RAF Duxford is a major attraction with world class exhibits. Duxford holds many flying displays and other events during the year.


RAF bases include....





The USAF took a major hold in the area with bases littered over East Anglia. Clark Gable was based at Kings Cliffe and was said to drink in the Peter Pan pub in Peterborough.

USAF bases include.....







Many have memorials at or near the site of operations.

The Flag Fen Archaeology Park houses many ancient wooden and metal items found in the local area dating back to the Bronze, Iron and Roman Ages and is approx 3 miles away. Longboats have been excavated from the local brick pits at Must Farm can be seen here.


Whittlesey town centre has many well preserved buildings. These vary from timber framed houses with thatched roofs through stone buildings to local brick properties.

The town centre has an impressive Market Square. Central to this is the late 17th century Buttercross. This is a square open market house. The market was founded by Royal Charter in 1715 and still takes place every Friday. This is a 5 min walk away.

The town has a fine selection of public houses, cafes and restaurants . The George Hotel on the Market Square plus Hubs restaurant . Venues serving Indian, Chinese , Italian and traditional English food are all located on or around the Market Square. All open lunchtimes & evening.

Interesting Cambridgeshire Fact of the Month.

Whittlesey appears in the Cartularium Saxonicum (973 A.D.) as Witlesig, in the Domesday Book as Witesie.

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11 May 2015


"Lovely cottage with lots of little decor touches which made it feel like a home from home"

Communications with the owners was good, with prompt replies to all my enquiries by email prior to our arrival and clear, timely information from them just prior to our holiday. We were greeted by Paul, one of the owners, and given a very comprehensive overview of the cottage features and key info on the village (best restaurants, which ones need prebooking etc) - extremely helpful. The cottage itself was beautiful, very well set up with all the basic equipment you'd need plus lost of little homey touches that made the whole place feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend this cottage.

Hi, Many thanks for the great review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us & thanks for leaving Honeyway in such fine fettle. Hope to see you again maybe someday. Best wishes Paul & Sasha

18 Mar 2013


"A Touch of Class!"

A beautiful period cottage which was very homely, well kept with everything you would wish for and more. Owners are very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay a special one. Would highly recommend.

Many thanks for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Paul & Sasha

31 Aug 2012


"excellent value or money"

My self and partner have just stayed for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of this property. Is small but very well designed and furnished. Lovely little private garden. Was immaculately clean and lots of little extras included in price. Paul was there to meet and greet. Only criticism is - could you please do something about the weather next time. Hope to visit you again very soon. Carolyn

Many thanks for the kind review . It was lovely to meet you and will try & organise some better weather for your next visit.

19 Apr 2012


"Fantastic cosy character cottage"

The very friendly, helpful and responsive new owner met us to give us the keys and show us around. Once you are inside the cottage it's like being in another world. Really cosy, characterful (lots of old wooden doors, beams and other things that give you insight into its history) but it has been really well decorated and modernised inside. It was warm and the bed very comfortable. Everything about it was lovely and I wouldn't hesitate to return!

Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed stay. Hope to see you again in the future, best wishes

16 Apr 2012



Cottage is lovely, a real 'get away from it all' experience to be there. There isn't alot to do in the town itself, but so many nice places to visit in the surrounding areas, in particular Stamford and Peterborough. The cottage has all the facilities you could need and really is idyllic! !

Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet . Best wishes.

10 Apr 2012


"Great cottage"

We had a great time and cottage is very cosy and comfortable... We had great and relaxing holiday.

So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind review, best wishes

5 Mar 2012


"A Lovely Cottage"

A wonderful place to stay overnight when exploring Cambridgeshire or surrounding market towns. The cottage is of a very high standard - lovely authentic decor, brilliantly equipped kitchen, good bath/shower facilities, and lovely lounge with some DVDs to watch through the night. Owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The village itself does not offer much to see or do so it is more of a place to stay and that's it.

Thank you so much for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your stay!

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