Historic Accommodation in East Anglia

Covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Step back in time to an area of history and outstanding natural beauty: unspoilt coastal villages and delightful rural farmland. Enjoy messing about with boats on the Norfolk Broads. Visit the historic cathedral city of Ely and the colleges of Cambridge.

Discover some very special places to stay. Unique, unusual, emotive of times past, yet with all modern conveniences – experience the history and heritage of Britain first hand. Stay in a castle – or a romantic cottage for two – or tour a region of Britain by boat.

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Lighthouse Cottage

Happisburgh, nr. Cromer, Norfolk.

Sleeps 5. Built in 1791, this listed former lighthouse keepers’ cottage stands in a superb coastal location adjoining Happisburgh’s working lighthouse. With extensive sea views to enjoy, it offers well-equipped, comfortable holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: CWD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Old Bakery

Little Downham, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 7. Within a 30-minute drive of the city of Cambridge, this pretty detached cottage was once the village bakery. Now totally renovated, it provides a spacious, bright and airy holiday home, providing all modern amenitites. Cottage Code: RW6.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

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The Beech House

Corton, nr. Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Sleeps 8. Less than half a mile away from the beach, this spacious detached holiday property features a private outdoor heated swimming pool and a 7-seater hot tub. The cinema room includes a smart surround sound system and Blu-ray / DVD player. Cottage Code: UKC274.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

The Gonville Hotel

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. CB1 1LY.

Originally built by Gonville & Caius college for one of its’ Senior Fellows, the 4-star Gonville Hotel enjoys views over the famous Parker’s Piece, the birthplace of the rules of Association Football. The hotel offers spacious bedrooms, a friendly restaurant and free bike hire.

  • 19th Century

Crown & Punchbowl

Horningsea, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. CB25 9JG.

A former coaching inn constructed in the 17th century, the Crown & Punchbowl nestles in the village of Horningsea, just 3 miles from the centre of Cambridge. Offering five delightful, double en suite rooms, the restaurant serves a modern British & European menu.

  • 17th Century

Meadow Farm B&B

Waterbeach, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. CB25 9NN

Boasting individually decorated en suite rooms, complete with king-sized beds, Meadow Farm offers boutique bed and breakfast accommodation, all set in two acres of beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside.

  • 20th Century

Rectory Farm

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. CB23 7PG.

Just a stone’s throw away from central Cambridge, this grand period building offers all the charm you’d expect of a historic country home. With elegant en suite bedrooms on the inside, and a seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool set among two acres of beautiful gardens.

  • 18th Century

Christ’s College Cambridge

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. CB2 3BU.

First established in 1437, Christ’s College moved to its present site and was re-founded in 1505 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. An oasis of calm in the heart of the city, it now offers adults only accommodation in one of the most historic buildings in the UK.

  • 15th Century

Anstey Hall

Anstey Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. CB2 9LG.

Just 2 miles from the heart of Cambridge and its historic colleges, this listed 17th century manor is set within beautiful parkland. Offering 22 luxurious bedrooms, English afternoon tea can be served on the carefully tended lawn.

  • 17th Century

Shire Barn

Doddington, nr. March, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 10. Steeped in history, this 17th century, Grade II listed, barn conversion carefully blends state-of-the-art entertainment facilities with many original features of the building. London is less than an hour away, from two nearby train stations. Cottage Code: UKC629.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • 17th Century

Abbey Farm

Eye, nr. Diss, Suffolk.

Sleeps 10. Nestled in the rolling Suffolk countryside, this timber framed farmhouse has been lovingly renovated to offer luxurious holiday accommodation. With two wood burners for those chilly evenings, the well-tended gardens are a delight in summer. Cottage Code: UKC1041.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 17th Century

The Old Rectory

Thornhaugh, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 10. Dating from the early 18th century, this imposing former rectory retains many period features including mullion windows and original architraves. Set within beautiful landscaped grounds, once tended by the ladies of the Land Army. Cottage Code: RDD3.

  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century