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Willow Cottage - dining for up to 10 guests
Willow Cottage - living space
Gravel Farm - Willow Cottage eco-celebration house
Gravel Farm - Willow Cottage garden
Willow Cottage patio and dining
Willow Cottage - superking bedroom with ensuite & dressing room
Willow Cottage sleeping 10 - superking bedroom
Willow Cottage - luxurious ensuite bathroom
Willow Cottage- large bathroom with bath and walk in shower
Fishing at Gravel Farm
Gravel Farm Self-Catering Cottages - Rural riverside location
Oak Cottage - comfy lounge area with wide screen TV
Oak Cottage - well equipped kitchen
Bathroom at St Mary's House
Oak Cottage - sleeps 4 king beds
Oak Cottage - king size with attractive soft furnishings
Oak Cottage - twin bed option
Oak Cottage - family bathroom
Chestnut Cottage - kingsize bed
Chestnut Cottage - stylish and comfortable interiors
Chestnut Cottage - 1 bed studio
Chestnut Cottage - sit back & relax
Elm Cottage - 1 bed studio cottage
Elm Cottage - comfortable studio cottage
Elm Cottage - high quality double bed
Dogs welcome at Gravel Farm Cottages, near Ely
Oak, Chestnut and Elm Cottages - private gardens
Riverside location - Launch your canoe at Gravel Farm
Gravel Farm - cattle on the River Great Ouse
Gravel Farm - reedbanks
Gravel Farm - river bank
Fenland ditches at Gravel Farm
Willow Cottage - dining for up to 10 guests
Willow Cottage - living space
Gravel Farm - Willow Cottage eco-celebration house
Gravel Farm - Willow Cottage garden

Gravel Farm Cottages, Ely, Cambridgeshire

4 - 16 8 Bed 18 Dining

Holiday cottages near Ely sleeping 16 with a cinema room for family gatherings, hen weekends, wedding celebrations and business events

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Gravel Farm Cottages, Ely, Cambridgeshire, sleeps 4 - 16 in 8 bedrooms.

Willow Cottage - sleeps 8 (+ double sofa bed in cinema room to make 10)
Oak Cottage - sleeps 4
Chestnut Cottage - sleeps 2
Elm Cottage - sleeps 2

These riverside holiday houses near Ely in Cambridgeshire, sleeping up to 18 guests over four cottages, are a great choice for friends and family weekend breaks, hen parties, holidays or indeed a unique wedding or corporate venue on an eco-friendly farm. All accommodation is ground floor making it popular with multi-generational families and those with mobility issues.

Willow Cottage's indoor dining tables are large enough to seat all 18 guests for you to enjoy a meal prepared by yourself or outside caterers for a special occasion. After dinner, the youngsters might opt to spend time in Willow's cinema room or games room where there is a games console & large TV for films.

All cottages have their own private gardens. Willow has outside seating and dining area large enough for everyone to congregate for a barbecue or patio drinks. A hot tub can be hired in for stays of 2 days or more. All four cottages are powered via ground or air heat source pumps and solar panels for underfloor heating, creating warm, sociable and cosy contemporary open plan living areas.

Bedrooms offer superkings, kings, doubles or twins to suit, and two master bedrooms in the larger cottage have ensuites and dressing rooms. Each bedroom has stylish soft furnishings, pocket sprung mattresses, guaranteed to provide a good night's sleep after a busy day. Facilities are plentiful and convenient with a good combination of en suites, shower rooms and family bathrooms.

Gravel Farm is less than a 15-minute drive from the cathedral city of Ely and 30 minutes from Cambridge, both fascinating with plenty of historic attractions to discover. Its location alongside the Great River Ouse provides opportunities for walking, canoeing, fishing and birdwatching without having to reach for the car keys. Stretham is a short distance away with the chance to have a look at Stretham Old Engine, a steam pump that was used to drain water from the Fens and Wicken Fen, the oldest nature reserve in the UK which is just a stone's throw away.



Individual high speed internet & wifi connection is available throughout all properties.

Disabled Facilities

All living spaces and bedrooms are accessible on the ground floor. No specific disabled facilities.

Dog Friendly

Dogs are permitted, max 2 per cottage, other pets need to be discussed prior to booking.


All well equipped with fridge freezer, microwave, hob and oven. All have washing machines. Willow & Oak Cottages both have a dishwasher.

Dining Room

Willow has enough space to seat 18 guests. Chestnut and Elm - dining for 2 guests each. Oak - dining for 4. All have outside dining & comfy seating

Sitting Room

Willow - open plan lounge with log stove and TV. Chestnut and Elm - studio space with comfy chairs and TV. Oak - open plan with comfy sofas and TV.

TV and Music Facilities

Willow has a Smart TV. Wide screen Freeview TVs in other properties. Willow has a cinema room with a sofa, Wii and DVDs.

Games Room

Games room coming for Spring 2023 and cinema room in Willow Cottage.

Heating and Open Fires

Willow - underfloor heating and a log stove. Chestnut and Elm - radiator heated via ground source heat pump Oak - radiator heated via ground source


Willow: 2 SK with ES, 2 SKs, 1 sofa bed. All can be singles. Chestnut - 1 king. Elm - 1 double. Oak - 2 king, 1 can be twin. All ground floor.


High quality bedding and thick bath sheets are provided.


Willow - large family bathroom with big bath and shower. 2 en suites & 1 WC. Chestnut and Elm - bath and shower room. Oak - shared shower room.

Children's Facilities

High chair, travel cot and toddler bed are all available by prior arrangement. Children's cutlery & tableware. Cinema room with, Wii & DVDs in Willow.


All cottages have enclosed gardens with comfy fairy-lit seating with BBQ. Hot tub can be hired for stays of 2 days or more.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool.


Ample on site secure parking is provided.


Please don't smoke inside the properties.

Booking Information

Check in from 4pm, check out by 10am.
Refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival.
If bringing a dog, guests must adhere to the dog policy.
Telephone number required for entrance code.

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Weekly Price
From £2220
2 Night Weekend
From £1800
3 Night Weekend
From £1950
Midweek per night
From £750


Located just a 15 minute drive form the city of Ely and 30 minutes to Cambridge. Accessed via the main A10. 5 minutes from the village of Stretham and 30 minutes from Bury St Edmunds. Coast an hour.

  • Local bus service.
  • Ely Railway Station is 15 minutes approximately.
  • Stretham is 5 minutes away and Ely 15 minutes.
  • Stretham has a convenience store. Ely has a Tesco Superstore and Sainsburys. Online delivery available.
  • The Maid's Head, Wicken, The Red Lion, Stretham and Five Miles From Anywhere No Hurry Inn are both around 5 minutes.
  • Stansted Airport is 50 minutes away.

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Planning an Event?

This venue is available for Weddings

Gravel Farm - a very happy couple
Gravel Farm - surrounded by loved ones for an intimate wedding


Eco friendly farm wedding venue for up to 200 guests with marquee/tipi space, 12 acres of beautiful grounds and accommodation for 18 in 4 cottages plus camping. Good transport links.

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Please contact the owner for availability dates

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