A restored old railway carriage converted to a self-catering holiday home festooned with flowers stands in a well-kept garden in Wisbech on a sunny day

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Wisbech

Wisbech is a historic fenland market town in Cambridgeshire within an easy drive of the East Anglian coast and the university city of Cambridge. With the beautiful River Nene running through the heart of town, Wisbech makes for wonderful holiday memories with its unspoilt Georgian architecture and the famous, stunning North Brink area of town. Along North Brink is the splendid must-see Peckover House, a National Trust property dating to 1722. Rent a holiday cottage and stroll through the Saturday market, sampling local foods and then bringing something home to eat. Venture back out with your friends to The Angles Theatre, a small yet professional space supported by comedians like Jo Brand. The cosy Rose Tavern provides a traditional setting for a quiet drink, while El Good’s Brewery has an open garden with a lake and even a maze, with its Cambridge Bitter winning ‘Champion Beer of Britain’. Families will enjoy a ‘flying visit’ to the Fens Falconry.

Photo: The Railway Carriage in Lincolnshire

Exterior of a Cambridgeshire, brick built barn conversion ina courtyard.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

The Barn is a lovely base for a relaxing family holiday in the Lincolnshire countryside within easy reach of The Wash coast. The 19th-century detached barn conversion near Wiobech is well-presented and thoughtfully furnished, blending rural style with modern comforts. Pets welcome.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

Woodlands is a large, family-friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 8. Ideal for children, It is a large semi-detached Edwardian Farmhouse with Wi-Fi set in the countryside 1.5 miles from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The farmhouse lies off a quiet country lane with a large garden and ample parking. Pets are welcome.

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The exterior of restored railway carriage converted into self-ctering holiday accommodation with a vine-covered sun deck.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Ivywood is a Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a beautiful holiday cottage that sleeps 4. Set on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary in its own private garden with ample parking, which leads into a wood and 3-acre field. Pets welcome.

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Exterior of a farm cottage overlooking a secure lawn.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

Hillarth Farmhouse is a large, semi-detached Edwardian Farmhouse with Wi-Fi in quiet countryside near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The Farmhouse is situated in a quiet country lane, with a large garden and ample parking. It is a family-friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 8. Pets are welcome.

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2-storey  exterior of a stone-built farmhouse overlooking a garden surrounded by a thick hedge.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

Sayers House is a detached holiday cottage in Wisbech St Mary Cambridgeshire, sleeping 5. Sayers House is a family-friendly holiday cottage with Wi-Fi. Sayers has a large garden and wooded area with a footpath leading into a 3-acre field. There is ample secluded parking plus a garage. Pets welcome.

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Eterior of a vintage railway carriage converted to a holiday rental in a garden.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

A Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a small holiday cottage sleeps 2, set in a pretty private garden with ample parking that leads into a three-acre field. Ideal for couples, semi-rural location on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary. Pets welcome.

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Wisbech has an enthralling history, including many fascinating past residents, such as social reformer Octavia Hill, whose birthplace is now a museum. The Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum are also sure to tickle the fancy of any military plane enthusiasts, especially with its knowledgeable and friendly staff. Let your imagination run wild at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, where special artefacts are kept, like Napoleon’s breakfast ware and Charles Dickens ‘Great Expectations’ manuscript. Another Dickens connection to Wisbech is David Copperfield; Wisbech was the grounds that the BBC’s 1991 adaption of the story was filmed in. To see a more recent feature, pop over to the Luxe cinema, much beloved for its comfortable seats and tasty treats. Come to Wisbech during the summer, and take part in the traditional Rose Fair, where St. Peter’s church is adorned with flowers, and a parade celebrates this charity event. Strawberries and cream tea is served during the day, and be sure to ponder around the stalls! With something to charm everyone, especially couples, Wisbech is an excellent place to spend a holiday.