Set within the pretty Fenland village of Welney, Croft House is a rustic Victorian property which has been lovingly restored with authentic original features from its past. It keeps its original pine floorboards and doors (some with etched glass), slate fireplaces (one with Victorian tiles), plus the dinner set is English China from Royal Worcester. Previously the village shop, the glass frontage has been retained to allow the light to flood in, while wooden shutters have been thoughtfully placed to provide privacy to guests. The waterway which runs in front of the house and under the garden is called Croft River. In earlier days, it was much wider and was used to transport the stone blocks which were used to build Ely Cathedral, which still stands proud to this day overlooking the Fens and is, in fact, known as The Ship of the Fens. Croft House has been furnished to provide lots of light and space for its discerning guests and the owner has been careful to maintain floor space by using clever decorating tricks such as replacing heavy furniture such as wardrobes with artisan coat stands. Locally, there is much to explore beyond the magnificent cathedral. In Ely, you will also find The Stained Glass Museum, the Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum, which tells the fascinating story of how the Fenlands were created, and lots of artisan shops, cafes and restaurants. Welney Wetland Centre offers visitors year-round opportunities to view wildlife, and The Fens themselves are the home to many species of birds. A trip to the university city of Cambridge is also a must, with its wealth of museums, including The Fitzpatrick and its numerous colleges. There are lots of walking tours available, along with opportunities to go punting on the River Cam. Also worth a visit is the Hanseatic port of Kings Lynn, with its picturesque old quarter. And, for a change of pace, you can be at the coast in under an hour and enjoy the wide sandy beach at Hunstanton, known by the locals as ‘Sunny Hunny’. Add in lots of walks, cycle routes and many great places to eat and you will see why this has become such a popular area to visit. And, after a long day of fun and adventures, you can relax at Croft House and enjoy sweet dreams in one of the high quality beds that have been provided for your comfort, just another reason why Croft House is such a great choice. Shop 6½ miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.
Spacious double aspect living room with open fire. Dining room. Farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area. Wooden floors throughout. Open-sided stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Spacious bathroom with bath, separate double shower cubicle and toilet.
- Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
- Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
- 31" Freeview TV
- Courtyard with patio and furniture
- Parking (for 2 cars)
- Welcome pack
- Pets free of charge
- No smoking
Located in the pretty village of Wenley, relax and immerse yourself in the countryside that surrounds this hoilday property.