We loved this quiet, friendly place, stumbled upon on a cool, rainy evening. Warming up and relaxing in the bath was pure bliss after a tiring day in Cambridge, and it even helped me get my act together for a stroll in town before bed.
Walnut House is easy to find on one of the main axes of Ely, and only a few minutes from the extraordinary cathedral. From there you can do a pleasant loop through town and along the river, then back up through parklands on the south side of the Cathedral.
Despite being on a main road, Walnut House is set back from the road in beautiful gardens and we were not bothered by noise at all. Breakfast the next morning was one of the best we had, especially the fresh fruit salad. The owners were warm-hearted and our room was comfortable and clean, and we really appreciated the choice of hot drinks on offer!