The Ellis-Miller House

England / Ely, Cambridgeshire
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Exceptional style lives and breathes in this award-winning, architect-designed Cambridgeshire holiday home for two, looking out over the romantically rural Fens.

Featured in The Times as one of its ‘50 Best Winter Breaks in the UK', the Ellis-Miller house offers you the rare chance to stay in the self-designed home of a renowned, multiple RIBA award-winning architect.

Jonathan Ellis-Miller expertly designed the stunning building in the late 1980s for his own home.  Fast-forward to present day, and you'll find the Ellis-Miller house is the ideal setting for couples who appreciate designer living at its most outstanding.

The unique and seriously stylish house, located in a tranquil rural setting near Ely and looking out over the famous Fens, has been beautifully constructed from steel and glass to make the most of the natural light throughout its entire living space - not to mention exceptional panoramic countryside views from large, welcoming windows.

The opulent living room is west-facing, perfect for watching golden sunsets melting over the horizon.  You'll find a freestanding woodburning stove to keep you lovely and cosy, along with a sumptuous three-seater sofa and easy chair to relax in. 

The reading area, complete with books, is the perfect spot to curl up and get lost in a riveting tome...that is, when you're not distracted by the views from the floor-to-ceiling glass windows! 

Prepare relaxed meals in the well-equipped kitchen, with its luxurious central island, contemporary units and mod cons that will make you feel as though you're getting ready to film your very own cookery show!  Better still, enjoy your culinary efforts at a futuristic Saarinen-designed dining table and chairs that are fit for an interior style shoot.

Of course, you may feel like an even more relaxed dining experience on occasion...so why not take your meals al fresco, with a sizzling barbecue on the decking area and fresh lawned garden that doubles as a stunningly secluded sun-and-star trap?

East-facing, the cosy and well-furnished bedroom is perfectly appointed for you to enjoy plenty of early morning sunshine without having to leave the comfort of your king-sized bed!  The ensuite bathroom and wet room are handily situated and elegantly furnished with up-to-the-minute fixtures and fittings.

Entertainment-wise, you'll find a large flat-screen TV with Freeview, a DVD player and a Bose sound system in the house, along with plenty of books to keep you occupied!  But if you insist on going out, you'll love discovering the historic charm of nearby Ely, with its enchanting cathedral known as the ‘Ship of the Fens' and its array of unique local shops.

Further afield is the university city of Cambridge, where you can take a romantic punt on the river, explore the many historic buildings and take a stroll through picturesque grounds.

So for a beautiful rural break full of natural charm and stylish design, come and make yourselves at home in the Ellis-Miller house!

Things to note

No smoking permitted. No pets.

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The basics

Region: Ely, Cambridgeshire
Cost (from): £404 per week
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 329

Facilities

Sleeps 2, king bedroom, bedding & towels provided, en-suite bathroom, wet room, fully equipped contemporary kitchen, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer dryer, living room, wood-burning stove, flat-screen Freeview TV, DVD player Bose iPod docking station, reading room, books, free WiFi, lawned garden, BBQ, parking for 2 cars, welcome bottle of wine.

Local activities

Historical buildings, castles, cycling, horseriding, birdwatching, punting, golf, cathedral, museums, National Trust properties, horse racing.

At a glance

  • Contemporary holiday home for two, designed by award-winning architect Jonathan Ellis-Miller. Located in a rural setting close to Ely, Cambridgeshire.
  • Easily accessed by car, with off-road parking for 2 vehicles.
  • Linen, towels, heating and electricity are all included, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits.
  • Pets and smoking are not permitted.
  • Close to the cathedral city of Ely and Cambridge, featuring plenty of shopping, dining and sightseeing opportunities.
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