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.

7 cottages found 7 match all criteria.

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.

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 from which to explore the Lincolnshire coast and countryside popular for its trails and wildlife.

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.

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 it's own private garden with ample parking which leads into a wood and Apple Orchard. Pets welcome.

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

A large, family-friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 8, ideal for children, Woodlands is a semi-detached Edwardian Farmhouse with Wi-F 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 welcome.

Hillarth Farmhouse is a semi-detached Edwardian Farmhouse with Wi-Fi set in quiet countryside near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The Farmhouse is situated in a quiet country lane, with a large garden with ample parking. A family friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 8. 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”, though 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.