About Us

The Old Hall is a recently renovated Jacobean manor house, set in its own unique and historic estate of 3000 acres in the heart of Cambridgeshire.

Our Story

The Morbey family purchased the Cromwell Estate and house from The Bagge family in 1830. They have developed the estate by successive generations into a productive arable farm.

The present generation, Alison, and the LATE Anthony Morbey diversified the house in 2010 into a 5 Star gold Bed and Breakfast and an ‘Exclusive Use’ venue that is booked in its entirety for weddings, Christmas parties and private dinner parties.

Alex, their daughter, returned home from London in 2012 having spent time training in Hotel Management and working in the Event Management industry for the previous years. Alex now heads up our fast growing team that dedicates its time listening and working with couples to ensure the perfect wedding day.

In 1830 the Morbey family purchased the Cromwell Estate house and gardens from the Bagge family. Since then they have successfully developed the estate into a productive arable farm.

The present generation, Alison, and the LATE Anthony Morbey diversified the house in 2010 into a 5 Star gold Bed and Breakfast, offering the full package of luxury hotel stays, delicious dinners and decadent afternoon tea. Alongside this, the Old Hall is an ‘Exclusive Use’ amazing venue that can be booked in its entirety for weddings, Christmas celebrations and private dinner parties.

Alison (lovingly known as Mrs M. by guests and employees alike) remains head of the house, ensuring every guest feels at home during their stay and receives a warm welcome and family hospitality. Alongside Alison, daughter Antonia now plays a key role in the day-to-day running of The Old Hall, with both family members offering couples seeking the perfect venue a personal guided tour. Antonia is also responsible for Marketing alongside getting hands on in every event hosted at this unique venue.

Mrs Morbey and The Old Hall Ely Team

Alison will meet you on your initial show-round and has full reign in designing new interiors for the ever growing bedrooms.

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