We chose Queensberry from two properties advertised in the 'Little Green Book,' the bed and breakfast nationwide brochure. This publication gives a coloured photograph and description, name, address and telephone number along with e-mail and web address if available.
Our destination was Ely,so we wanted somewhere nearby to enable us time to visit as many places as possible. One place did not reply promptly, whilst Queensberry were very quick to respond to my enquiry. Queensberry is a period house on the outer edge of Fordham village and has appeared in some TV travel programmes. It is situated near Newmarket (horse-racing centre) as well as being close to Ely, Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Duxford War Museum and other places of interest.
Jan and Malcolm are the proprietors who provide a homely atmosphere and welcome for their guests. Parking is spacious and set back off the road. We were shown to a cottage in the grounds with two floors. Our room was on the upper floor with a small shower room and the use of a galley kitchen for tea facilities or using the microwave, along with the use of a fridge. Along the corridor from us was a suite with a double bedroom, en suite shower and a sitting/dining room.
Our room was clean and comfortable but we would have preferred it to be a little more spacious as it felt There are larger rather 'cramped.' There are larger rooms, so its best to ask when booking! The cost was £80 per night with a continental breakfast.
I thought it strange that there was only a continental breakfast on offer, but later, after arrival, learned that you could have a cooked breakfast, but that would cost £5 extra. An apology was given for failing to disclose this option upon booking.
Breakfast is in the garden room amidst colourful flowers and plants and served between 7 - 9am. We had warm croissants, selection of cereals and yoghurts, toast with various jams and cheeses and a variety of fresh fruit. Freshly squeezed oranges were available, if wanted. The coffee was good – with hot milk, as requested.
Malcolm was a former amateur jockey, so if you are a horse enthusiast he can help you with any questions, even arrange tours, if interested.
Good location, great welcome and comfortable, just wished we had had a larger room!
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