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Riverside Lodge

Riverside Lodge, Isleham, Cambridgeshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £233.00 - 658.00

Decorated in a clean, modern style, this lovely lodge is able to sleep four people in one ground floor double room and one first floor twin room with a balcony that overlooks the outdoor dining area.

Set in a private marina on the River Lark, this Scandinavian-style, wooden lodge is on the border between Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, just a mile from the village of Isleham. With free fishing all year round, trips on the owner's rowing boat and a delightful river-fronted garden with decked area, this lovely property is ideal for people who just want to spend a few weeks messing around on the river. Decorated in a clean, modern style, this lovely lodge is able to sleep four people in one ground floor double room and one first floor twin room with a balcony that overlooks the outdoor dining area. The main living space of the property is open-plan and comes with a well-equipped fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and a sitting area with patio doors leading onto the veranda.


Idyllic setting needs a good clean
This is a lovely place in an idyllic setting beside the river BUT this place really needs some serious cleaning & TLC. On arrival we found used teabags & a dirty spoon left on the worktop we also noticed there were some food spillages on the worktop, I started to clean it all down I moved the teapot to clean & it felt heavy so I looked inside to find it was still half full of cold tea plus teabags! There were greasy marks all over the glass door of the oven & microwave door & under the cooker hood wasn't very clean,?we felt the?place hadn't been cleaned from the previous guests so I swept the floor to find loads of dirt & dog hairs !! the inside of the kitchen window was filthy I thought it was on the outside but the window cleaner came & it was on the inside? I?looked for cleaning products in cupboard under sink to find dirty USED wet wipes! this is?NOT what you expect on arrival to have to turn around?do the cleaning surely these things should all been checked & cleaned before our arrival . In the wardrobe was a clothes horse with the sheets from the previous visitors all washed, folded & hanging on it so it shouldn't have been a surprise when we went to bed to find the sheets on the bed smelt foisty not surprising if they hang up to dry for a week?inside a closed wardrobe!! The sheets also had stains on them they were mocha in colour but there were green stains & some bleach marks plus black marks like mascara on the pillow cases NOT NICE ! The crockery & glasses all needed washing up before we could use them , the glasses look as though they've not been washed for sometime ! The shower head was cracked, dirty & scaled up there was also black scum around the shower door & behind the sink tap, paint was peeling off the ceiling over the shower?& the ?towels smelt awful like wet dog!! There was a washing machine & freezer in the shed , the washing looked clean but the freezer was disgusting it had black mould on the inside of the door! it was definitely there for guests to use as it had a note on the door to leave door open after use !! The garden area is neglected, pots with dead plants in them & the big pot down by the river is broken?, the decking in the boat area definitely needs some attention as some of the boards are very wobbly not good at the riverside ! Be warned what you see in the photos advertising this property?is?NOT what you get, I think the photos are from the previous owner ! sofas,?bed & coffee table are all different & there is no small bridge in the garden going from the grass across to the decked area by?the waters edge

Lovely setting on the water. Loved all the ducks and swans. Kitchen was just the right size and the ittle table and chairs was delightful for eating. Very quiet marina and neighbours. Looking forward to booking to come back next year.
Mrs Peterson

We liked the quiet countryside location and wildlife surrounding Riverside Lodge.
Mr Gidlow

peace quiet and tranquility
Lovely stay, the lodge has a modern kitchen and is light and airy with amazing view from both inside the lodge and from the much used balcony. We were blessed with some lovely eveings so it is ideal to sit in the evening sun on the balcony. The lodge would benefit from some TLC in the cleaning/manitenance departments but was more than adequate for our our stay. The bed and sofas are different from the pictures advertised and no DVD as stated(brought to the attention of the owner) The lock is an issue and the decking in the garden needs some attention. Take care when using the boat as it can tip very easily. This property is not suitable for disabled due to the steps that need negotiating to enter the property. The garden is lovely when you have a dog and so you can sit by the edge of the water and feed the ducks and swans. Great for bird watching too. Lovely walks in and around Isleham and trips to Ely, Wicken Fen and Thetford Forest are a must. Despite small grumbles would still be happy to return.

The scenery was stunning, and the marina itself, but the use of the rowing boat was a real high point! Loved it!
Miss Evans



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Full gas central heating throughout (under floor heating in shower room)
Air conditioning
Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x colour TVs (one with digibox), DVD, CD player/radio
Library of books/games/DVDs
All fuel & power included in rent
Bed linen & towels included in rent
Off road parking for 4 cars
Lawned garden with patio & veranda
Decked area with garden furniture
One small well behaved dog welcome by arrangement
Sorry, no smoking
Shops and pubs 1 mile
Note: Unfenced river at bottom of garden
Children must be supervised
Note: Narrow spiral staircase in property may be unsuitable for the less mobile
Note: Pets not to be left in property unattended
Note: This property requires a £
100 refundable Good Housekeeping Bond for guests bringing a dog

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Isleham Priory Church - 0.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Isleham, St Andrew's Church - 0.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Soham, St Andrew's Church - 4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wicken Fen - 6.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Landwade, St Nicholas Church - 6.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Burwell Museum and Windmill - 6.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Burwell, St Mary's Church - 7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bishop's Palace - 7.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Ely Cathedral - 7.4 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

Stained Glass Museum - 7.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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