The Location & Directions

Located on the rural fringes of the cathedral city of Ely and less than 80 miles from London, LIttle Thetford is perfectly placed to make the most of everything Cambridgshire has to offer. With easy access to the region’s many amenities and superb connections to the rest of the UK and further afield, Cawdle Meadows enjoys an ideal location for work and for leisure.

Punting on the River Cam, Cambridge
Punting on the River Cam, Cambridge

About Little Thetford

Whether you’re making the move from a quiet village or from a bustling city, it’s impossible not to embrace the unique community atmosphere that Little Thetford offers. A sanctuary tucked into Cambridgeshire’s fenland countryside, the village is woven through with footpaths and manmade waterways locally known as Lodes. It’s perfect for getting your boots dirty at the weekend. A nearby dog training centre is ideally located for training up new additions to the family, and walks such as the Cawdle Fen are close by for those up for an adventure.

The village is a vibrant hub to live in, suited to a busy family life. An array of groups and clubs in the village are designed to support children from their first steps at Little Thetford Acorns Pre-School, all the way to a social brigade group for teens. A primary school within the village reinforces the close-knit community feel.

In the evenings, the Little Thetford Sports and Social Club is open for business, attracting locals to enjoy music, games, performances, and a friendly atmosphere. Meanwhile, the village hall is always busy, whether it’s throwing an annual Village Feast, with stalls, games, and food, or hosting shows from amateur theatre groups, holding yoga sessions, and more.

Nearby Ely offers plenty of schooling options for all ages. From the local primary school up to Ely College, and Bishop Laney sixth form taking students up to the age of 19. The historic independent school King’s Ely provides day and boarding facilities for girls and boys aged 1-18 and neighbouring Cambridge boasts world class higher education.

Little Thetford Village looking towards Ely
Little Thetford Village looking towards Ely
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Outdoor leisure pursuits
Outdoor leisure pursuits
Ship of Fens Cathedral, Ely
Ship of Fens Cathedral, Ely
The Roundhouse, Little Thetford
The Roundhouse, Little Thetford
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Exploring the countryside
Exploring the countryside
The rural countryside

A city steeped in history, Ely originates from an abbey founded in 673 AD. Its prestigious Cathedral, locally known as the Ship of the Fens, is a distinctive feature in the surrounding countryside. The city itself is home to a blend of cultivated green space and breathtaking architecture. With an array of museums available to visit, Ely’s centuries-long heritage is well celebrated.

Located in the heart of the city is the independent school King’s Ely, one of the oldest schools in the world. Founded in 970 AD, the campus covers the Cathedral’s historic buildings, and has produced a series of notable alumni including Edward the Confessor, King of England. Oliver Cromwell’s house, a beautifully restored Tudor style building from the 17th century is also waiting to be discovered.

Today, Ely has fabulous range of independent shops, many of which are housed in buildings full of charm and character. You’ll find artisan eateries, independent shops and three undercover shopping centres offering 140 outlets between them.

Relax with a wander down to the river Ouse and visit Ely’s many cafes and restaurants or take in a film at Cineworld in the nearby Leisure Village.

There’s plenty of choice for the active, with multiple gyms, luxury spas and the stunning Ely Country Park. Enjoy countryside walks along the fens, the sailing club and Ely City Golf Course, an 18 hole parkland course.

Eating and drinking out

Right on your doorstep

There are 40 trains a day from the nearby Ely train station heading to London King’s Cross, reaching the capital in as little as 1 hour 9 minutes. Holiday travel is made easy with access to Stansted Airport in 45 minutes and just 60 minutes away is the city of Norwich.

Cambridge is also just 14 miles away and can be reached in just over 16 minutes by train from Ely, while Bury St Edmunds is around 45 minutes and Ipswich an hour by road.

There is also a regular bus service linking the village with both Ely and Cambridge. School bus services link local schools and colleges with the village and surrounding areas.

Frequent trains from Ely train station:

All times shown above are approximate and correct to the best of our knowledge.

Finding your way to Cawdle Meadows

For directions to Cawdle Meadows from your location, please use the link below.

Please be aware that there is no access to the site until advised by the developer. For further information please contact William H Brown.

Cawdle Meadows
Ely Road
Little Thetford