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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Fen Cottage

Little Downham, nr. Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 4. Set on the bank of the tidal New Bedford River, this traditional workers cottage stands detached in a remote location accessed by a bridleway. A great rural retreat, fishing at the Oxlode Lakes next to the property can be purchased locally. Cottage Code: UKC732.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

Millers Rest

Willingham, nr. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 2. In the shadow of the early 19th century windmill known as Cattell’s Mill, this comfortable one bedroom cottage occupies a unique location just a short drive away from the historic university city of Cambridge. Cottage Code: UKC945.

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

Barleywood Shepherd’s Hut

South Creake, nr Fakenham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 2. Spend your romantic evenings warm and cosy beside the wood burner of this modern take of a traditional shepherd’s hut. Tastefully decorated and furnished, it comes complete with a comfortable double bed and a private bathroom with shower. Cottage Code: UKC662.

  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Bridge Boatyard

Bridge Boatyard, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

After visiting the magnificent cathedral city of Ely, explore the picturesque Fenland waterways. The waterways of Cambridgeshire offer 150 miles of unspoilt rivers that wind through meadows and fens, passing some of England’s prettiest towns. The well-fitted narrowboats and cruisers sleep two to six people.

Hippersons Houseboats

Hippersons Houseboats, Beccles, Suffolk.

Enjoy a holiday with a difference on your own houseboat, moored near the picturesque town of Beccles on the River Waveney, in the heart of the Suffolk Broads. Sleeping up to six, they are ideal for families or groups. Each houseboat comes complete with a dinghy to explore the surrounding waterways.

Summercraft

Summercraft, Wroxham, Norfolk.

Just five minutes from Wroxham (Hoveton) Railway Station, Wroxham is a superb starting point for a Broadland holiday. Explore the glorious Norfolk Broads at your own pace in one of these comfortable cruisers. Sleeping from two to eight people, there is a selection of floorplan layouts to suit all needs.

Wayford Park

Wayford Park, Wayford Bridge, Norfolk.

These houseboats are moored beside a well maintained grass meadow along the picturesque River Ant in the beautiful Norfolk Broads. Enjoy fishing from your very own houseboat, or simply explore the upper reaches of this peaceful river. These well-designed and comfortable houseboats can sleep up to six people.

Leaside Hotel

Leaside Hotel, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 1BT.

Located in the heart of Luton, this stylish hotel offers 23 boutique bedrooms, some feature a sunken bath, four-poster bed or spa bath. The Brasserie restaurant serves a varied menu of home-cooked food, or enjoy gourmet snacks on the Victorian terrace.

  • 19th Century

The Dales Country House Hotel

Dales Country House Hotel, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TJ.

This grade II listed building is full of original features and offers well appointed rooms. One of the deluxe rooms boasts a whirlpool bath and a private balcony. The ‘Upchers Restaurant’ serves a high quality of cuisine.

  • 19th Century

The Crown

The Crown, Stoke-by-Nayland, nr. Colchester, Suffolk, CO6 4SE.

This traditional vintage inn and privately owned boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodation in 11 well appointed, en suite rooms, three of which boast their very own terrace. The award winning restaurant serves great food all freshly cooked.

  • 18th Century