RIVERSIDE LODGE, pet friendly, country holiday cottage, with a garden in Isleham, Ref 1703
Description from the manager
Decorated in a clean, modern style, this lovely lodge is able to sleep four people in one ground floor double room and one first floor twin room with a balcony that overlooks the outdoor dining area. Set in a private marina on the River Lark, this Scandinavian-style, wooden lodge is on the border between Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, just a mile from the village of Isleham. With free fishing all year round, trips on the owner's rowing boat and a delightful river-fronted garden with decked area, this lovely property is ideal for people who just want to spend a few weeks messing around on the river. Decorated in a clean, modern style, this lovely lodge is able to sleep four people in one ground floor double room and one first floor twin room with a balcony that overlooks the outdoor dining area. The main living space of the property is open-plan and comes with a well-equipped fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and a sitting area with patio doors leading onto the veranda.
Amenities: Gas central heating with underfloor heating in shower room. Air conditioning. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs (one with digibox), DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, library of books/games/DVDs. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 4 cars. Lawned garden with patio & veranda. Decked area with garden furniture. One small well-behaved dog welcome by arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Shops & pubs 1 mile. Note: Unfenced river at bottom of garden, children to be supervised. Note: Narrow spiral staircase may be unsuitable for the less mobile. Note: Pets not to be left in property unattended. Note: This property requires a £100 refundable Good Housekeeping bond for guests bringing a dog.
Region: Picturesque rolling Fens, unspoilt beaches, and pretty waterways â€“ East Anglia is a dream holiday destination. Norfolk offers beaches, saltmarshes and quaint villages whilst equally as charming are the coast and countryside of Suffolk.
Town: Situated in the south east corner of Cambridgeshire, the rural village of Isleham is well placed for access to the towns of Newmarket and Ely. Boasting three churches, three good pubs, a 24-hour Co-op supermarket and a post office, this lovely village makes the ideal location to enjoy a relaxing break. Free fishing is available all year on the River Lark which runs parallel to the village whilst Newmarket offers a range of good shops and excellent horse-racing at its famous track. As one of the smallest cities in Britain, Ely possesses a beautiful cathedral and an incredibly picturesque riverside walk, along which is the prize-winning tea-room, Peacocks, and a three storey antique shop housed in an old mill. The city of Cambridge itself is worth visiting and guests can take a punting tour along the river Cam to explore the various colleges.
"Great location if you are looking for peace and quite"
Left on 12/06/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Pat and AndyReviewed Dec 6, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
This lodge is lovely, we returned for the second time this year. The lodge itself is lovely, spacious, clean and well equipped. The garden area also has everything you need for either relaxing or a bbq. My husband is a very keen angler and thought the fishing at the bottom of the garden was excellent. We will certainly be returning and would recommend to friends and family
Left on 08/26/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Trudy and Ken QuintonReviewed Aug 26, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We felt the lodge had the 'wow' factor. Cleanliness is a priority to us and there was nothing left wanting. We even managed the staircase quite easily. To be fair,the barbecue couldn't be found, but had it been vital I am sure we could have telephoned the owner who we had already found extremely amenable when making key-collection arrangements. We wanted a peaceful, restful holiday and that is what we got. We have shown photographs to family and friends who have shown active interest and now know the website.
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 18, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
The house was perfect, everything was just perfect, the rooms were well furnished and the location was just splendid. We will be back.Sykes is the best holiday company we have used in over 40 years of holiday homes and for people on a fixed income not expensive.
Left on 07/22/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 22, 2010Stayed May 2010
Besides the wildfowl onthe river, the ducks liked to sit on the roof. The blackbirds ,sparrows and robin loved to see if you had had breakfast on the verandah. We had a lovely ,sunny week and enjoyed the area.
Left on 02/21/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 21, 2010Stayed Dec 2009
The Lodge was beautifully situated, very peaceful and well furnished. We did experience problems with the heating and hot water, which caused concern and some anxiety, but put it down to just a bit of bad luck! The owner was extremely helpful with this problem. Our main concern was the problem of sleeping accommodation - our Christmas break involved my husband, myself and daughter and husband. The double bedroom downstairs was delightful, but upstairs was very problematic. It wasn't so much negotiating the stairs, but the fact that you couldn't stand upright when you got there! In all fairness, I think this, and the fact that there is no bedroom door, only a curtain, should be made clear.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in February 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 3, 2009Stayed Feb 2008
the service we recieved from sykes was good and instuctiions for finding the key were good.i went with my husband and nephew so they could go fishing,the house is described as being near the river which it is but its just a small offshoot from the main river that is outside the house,so my menfolk had to walk to main river to fish.it was a nice house but the sofa's were uncomfortable,also the freezer in the shed didnot work inconvenient when you use deadbait to fish.the village is lovely but quite a long walk but has everything you need.we would consider going again.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 3, 2009Stayed May 2009
This Swiss style chalet was set amongst others all on the tributaries of the river.The setting started off the holiday perfectly.This was going to be the weeks best holiday for years.
The accommodaton had a large lounge with sliding doors overlooking the verandah,garden,mooring and the river.A large downstairs bedroom with a most comfortable double bed and a shower room just off it with underfloor heating,oh how good to have warm feet when just coming out of the shower getting dried.A well fitted kitchen/diner finished off the downstairs accomodation.A further bedroom upstirs,albeit an open spiral staircase,possibly dangerous for very young children but fine for anyone else.This did not spoil it for us as there was only my wife and myself.
I would highly recommend this accomodation as long as there were no small children if you enjoy peace and quiet with a wonderful relaxing setting.There are also some good walks from here.Just to round off all of this you also have your own boat!! Yes!!
We would most definitely come here again.
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