With the historical reserve of the Ouse Washes on one side and the more recently created Lady Fen wetlands on the other, Wigeon House is the perfect getaway for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a wetland reserve whatever the season and whatever the weather with this unique opportunity.
Wigeon House has two bedrooms for up to four guests, one double and one twin room. Within the House there is a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, bathroom, living room with log burner (logs provided) and free wifi.
There is also a private garden overlooking Lady Fen and members are able to gain free entry into Welney Wetland Centre during opening hours.
There are so many amazing wildlife spectacles to enjoy, highlights have to be the daily flights of whooper and Bewick’s swans in the winter, breeding birds including black-tailed godwit, lapwing, snipe and redshank putting on their best displays in spring, bats and barn owls on summer evenings and the bugling calls of cranes in autumn.
To enhance your stay and for a full wildlife experience we can provide the use of a bat detector, moth trap or explorer backpacks for children on request, and for a small donation you can book time with a warden to identify the finds from the moth trap. There’s also the opportunity to take in an early morning walk or afternoon stroll around the wetland reserve with a reserve warden from WWT Welney, for £25 or free for WWT members, We also have binoculars available to hire from the centre if you do not have your own. Please indicate your interest in these wildlife extras when booking or call for more details.
The nearest village, Welney, is two miles away and is home to the Lamb & Flag pub. Most of the year this is accessible via the A1101, but after spells of prolonged or heavy rain the Ouse Washes can flood cutting off the most direct access.
The village of Littleport is seven miles away, has a variety of shops and an additional pub on the River Great Ouse. Just beyond (eleven miles from WWT Welney) is the City of Ely, with a variety of independent shops, cathedral, supermarkets, cinema, eateries and walks.