Cottage Holidays in The Fens

The Fens primarily lie around the coast of the Wash in the East of England, occupying an area of nearly 1,500m2. The majority of the Fens are situated only a few metres above sea level and, like the low level areas in Holland, the land would have been covered in fresh or salt-water wetlands, but are continually drained by pumps and protected by artificial banks. Places such as the Horsey Windpump, now operated by the National Trust, welcome visitors. The flatness of the Fens creates some wonderful big-sky landscapes much photographed or painted by visitors. As a result of this natural source of water and minerals the reclaimed land is now a fertile source of crops in England.


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Ivywood Carriage and Railway Carriage, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Ivywood Carriage and Railway Carriage, Wisbech

Two delightfully restored self catering Victorian Railway Carriages in Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire. Ivywood sleeps 4 and the Railway Carriage sleeps 2 set in their own private gardens with ample parking space and access to an apple orchard. Pets welcome.

Sayers House, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Sayers House, Wisbech

Sayers House near Wisbech is a pretty detached rural holiday cottage with Wi-Fi in Cambridgeshire sleeping 5. Sayers has a large garden and wooded area with a footpath leading into an apple orchard. There is ample secluded parking plus a garage. Pets welcome.

Hillarth / Woodlands Farmhouse, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Hillarth / Woodlands Farmhouse, Wisbech

Hillarth and Woodlands are semi-detached Edwardian Farmhouses with Wi-Fi, each sleeping 8 set in quiet countryside near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The Farmhouses are situated in a quiet country lane, with large gardens with ample parking. Pets welcome.

The Fens are also home to many historical and religious places of interest, and have been known as “The Holy Land of England”, through having so many large churches such as Ely Cathedral, Ramsey and Thorney. The area is also home to many well-known towns and cities - Cambridge, Boston, Spalding, Wisbech and King's Lynn. The presence of so many rivers and 'drains' as the man made rivers are often called, means the area is popular with anglers and boating enthusiasts.  Hire a day boat to explore the Norfolk Broads, mooring up occasionally to have a meal in one of the many ancient inns that can be found along the banks of the waterways.