Around 15 miles from our Stamford apartments, The Annexe is located on a private driveway off the centre of Crowland town, within very close walking distance to quaint shops, pubs and cafes, perfect as a base to explore the area and to relax after long walks around the Fenland countryside.
The Annexe is a cosy one-bedroom cottage, beautifully converted from an outbuilding formerly serving a variety of uses over the last century. Situated in the centre of Crowland, it is within a stone’s throw of cafes, restaurants and shops with the added luxury of the town’s much loved bakery selling fresh goods just metres from your front door! It’s the perfect base to explore the beautiful Fenland countryside and the ancient town of Crowland which attracts visitors, ramblers, bird watchers and cyclists from afar.
Crowland is an historic town set on the banks of the River Welland, in the county of Lincolnshire. It nudges the borders of Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire and has a fascinating history which dates back many centuries. A group of monks founded an Abbey here in 870, although it was sacked by Marauding Danes and later re-built.
Today visitors can still see the skeletal ruins of the Abbey which was dissolved by Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th Century; the poignant ruins surround the beautiful surviving church. There is a good range of shops in the town centre, together with a tea shop, bakery, restaurants, and a choice of pubs offering a warm welcome. The impressive structure of the Trinity Bridge forges a link with the past as it was built by the Benedictine Monks in the 14th Century and once spanned the River Welland. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the surrounding dramatic Fenland Countryside. Part of the UKs National Cycle Network runs through Crowland.