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Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in The Fens

The Fens primarily lie around the coast of The Wash in the East of England, occupying an area of nearly 1,500 square miles. Most 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 like the Horsey Windpump, now operated by the National Trust, welcome visitors. The flatness of the Fens creates some incredible big-sky landscapes that are 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.

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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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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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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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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A single storey bick-built bungalow is surrounded by a lawn lined by hedges.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Based in the peaceful Norfolk countryside near Kings Lynn, Sheppard's Hut is a quaint bungalow on the outskirts of Terrington St. Clements. A quiet and simple holiday home, it is a perfect base to explore the Lincolnshire coast and countryside, popular for its trails and wildlife.

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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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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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The Fens are also home to many historical and religious places of interest and have been known as “The Holy Land of England”, having 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 many rivers and ‘drains’, as these man-made rivers are often called, means the area is a popular holiday choice for 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 found along the banks of the waterways.