Peacocks exudes hospitality and generosity. On arrival we were greeted by George who served us delicious cake and tea of our choice, whilst sitting and chatting to us before being shown to our rooms. We stayed in the smaller suite which is delightful - a spacious bedroom with a very comfortable sitting room. It's beautifully quiet, warm and self-contained. From the front window there is a glimpse of the river and a lovely view across the green where geese feed, whilst the bedroom window overlooks mature trees providing a peaceful outlook whilst lying in bed in the morning!
Breakfast provides a real dilemma - there is so much choice! I think it's quite brave not to offer a full English, but my goodness, it works. Guests are definitely made to feel that the prime desire of their hosts is to give guests the best experience possible. We sampled omelettes, smoked salmon and Welsh rabbit, all of which were superb and the granola pot absolutely delicious.
Unfortunately we only had two days at Peacocks and were genuinely really sad to leave. We've stayed at many B&Bs over the years and this really is as good as it gets. Nothing was too much trouble and you could tell that it is not just a job that Rachel, George and Patrick are doing, but rather that they are keen to provide a service to the very best of their ability. It was greatly appreciated - thank you all. We look forward to returning soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer a friendly welcome in two roomy suites (above our award-winning tearoom) in our Georgian house overlooking the River Ouse, in the pretty Cathedral town of Ely. Each bedroom has a king-size bed, and its own adjoining living room (each with a sofa bed). The Cottage suite has a shower with a separate toilet. The Brewery House suite has a large bathroom with both a shower and a free-standing bath. The rooms are furnished with our antiques. There is TV and wifi and a good library of books. We will do all we can to make your stay comfortable, restful and interesting.It is easy to get here by train or car and Ely offers plenty of interest, starting with one of the greatest Cathedrals. From our door you can stroll out into the countryside of the fens without crossing a road, or up into town. Ely still has good independent restaurants, pubs and shops - including a great bookshop - Topping's.Beyond the town it is easy to explore the Fens, Cambridge and Newmarket (the home of horse-racing). Norfolk and Suffolk are within easy reach too. ... more less