The Old Vicarage is located right in the centre of the delightful rural village of Isleham, on the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk border and very close to Norfolk.
Ideally situated close to the historic cities, Cambridge and Bury St. Edmunds and midway between Ely and Newmarket. Easy traveling distance to Newmarket racecourse, Ely Cathedral and Stansted airport.
Comfortable, peaceful surroundings in the heart of Isleham village with secluded gardens and ample parking.
History of The Old Vicarage Isleham
In 1468, the rectory homestead occupied 1 acre, including ¼ acre, called the parsonage yard, where the tithe barn stood. By 1666 The vicarage house had 7 hearths and it was presumably rebuilt after a fire in 1687.
In 1830 the vicarage was considered 'very comfortable' by a recently appointed vicar. It was refurbished circa 1850 and the new double-pile, three-storeyed house had three bays including a central doorway in a round-headed recess in its main west front.
History of The Old Vicarage Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Isleham
By the 1890s it had eight bedrooms and was considered over-large and expensive to inhabit, but it remained the vicar's residence, being enlarged and improved again around 1900.
The vicarage continued to be occupied by the vicar until 1976. The vicarage was sold into private ownership in 1982 and has since been known as The Old Vicarage.
Family run Grade II listed house built during the 18th and 19th centuries, The Old Vicarage is a great place to relax and unwind, perfect for a family break, business trip or base for exploring this region.
Wide breakfast choice including local produce and home baking served in the breakfast lounge, in the room or al fresco.
Both tastefully decorated and comfortable rooms include a flatscreen digital TV, DVD and free Wifi access.
Rooms also include tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer.
With large garden grounds and spacious rooms, The Old Vicarage has plenty of space for your own events.
The main dining room can accomodate up to 12 people for a casual meeting room which we also hold various courses throughout the year.
Explore more wildlife in the back garden, from our very own pets to wild birds and muntjac deer. Our own hens even provide our free-range eggs for your breakfast!
Our two dogs Vinnie and Lulu and our cat Freddie likes attention, but if you do not like pets, please let us know and we will keep them out of the way.
View of The Old Vicarage from the driveway.
Winterdressing of The Old Vicarage
A garden view of The Old Vicarage