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Cambridgeshire offers a uniquely English experience; a rich history, stunning heritage and tranquil rural landscapes. Many of Cambridgeshire’s attractions are closely linked with some of the key events in English history, so a holiday in the region allows you to engage your mind as well as relax your body to make a truly memorable break.

Access to Trinity College in Cambridge may be limited but it is open to the general public from time to time. Founded by Henry VIII, and boasting the apple tree that shared the concept of gravity with Isaac Newton, the college is one of Cambridge’s real treasures. Even if you don’t gain access the exterior architecture is more than enough reason to pay a visit.

Equally stunning displays of historical buildings can be found at King''s College Chapel. Renowned for its incredible acoustics and Gothic architecture, it’s a veritable feast for the eyes and has a most interesting past; make sure you read up before visiting!

The Imperial War Museum in Duxford is one of the most popular attractions for those with a passion for more recent history, offering a unique account of the First and Second World Wars, where you can explore the large airfield and wander amongst some of the world’s most iconic aircraft.

The city of Ely is steeped in history and is principally known for its magnificent cathedral and also the place where Oliver Cromwell resided for ten years; his house can still be viewed today.

While history plays a large part in the regions attractions the landscape itself stands out for its wealth of natural charms. If you fancy a truly relaxing day out then a punt down the River Cam is one of the best ways to get a feel for the place.

Due to a naturally low-lying geography a holiday in Cambridgeshire is well suited to those who want to get out and about without taxing themselves too much. Of note is Holme Fen, believed to be the lowest land point in Great Britain and a protected National Nature Reserve, which makes the region a great draw for nature lovers.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Cambridgeshire to find your perfect retreat.

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  • Oscar’s Cottage

    Hartford, nr. Huntingdon

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 28707

    This delightful, detached property is situated to the rear of the owner’s bungalow and provides very comfortable accommodation whether you are looking for a holiday break away from the hustle and bustle of modern life or a base from which to explore this area of Cambridgeshire. Oscar’s Cottage is within a short walk of local amenities including shops and pubs. For the more energetic there are local walks and cycle routes throughout the area as well as several golf courses nearby. Cambridge, famous for its university, architecture and punting, is just 18 miles away and is well worth a day out. London is about an hour’s train ride away. Shop and pub/restaurant ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Laundry service by arrangement. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Den

    Little Downham, nr. Ely

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30344


    In the pretty Cambridgeshire village of Little Downham, this delightful single storey holiday property boasts a hot tub and offers cosy comfortable accommodation whatever the season. Adjoining the owner’s home it has use of a private seating area and shared use of the owner’s cottage garden. Close by is the historic city of Ely, with its imposing cathedral, attractive river and good selection of individual shops, pubs, restaurants and tearooms. It is a superb base for exploring the many delights that Cambridgeshire has to offer, with golf and fishing found locally. Visit famous Wicken Fen and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Welney. Within a 30-minute drive lies the city of Cambridge with its art galleries, colleges, botanical gardens and punts on the River Cam. Also close by Newmarket, the centre of racing, Bury St Edmunds with its abbey gardens, and Anglesey Abbey (NT). Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared garden. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small pond, 15 yards.

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  • Driftway Cottages - Robin

    Arrington, nr. Cambridge

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43870

    Ideal touring base

    Originally part of the famous Wimpole Hall Estate and built as a hunts lodge and stables in 1840, these properties are located only 1 mile from Wimpole Hall. The cottages have been restored to a very good standard providing an ideal holiday base for the many attractions Cambridgeshire has to offer. Set amidst 350 acres and in an ’Area of Best Landscape’, the farm surrounds an ancient woodland which is designated as a ’Site of Special Scientific Interest’. Many footpaths and bridleways traverse the farm and woods, giving excellent walks and rides. Duxford Air Museum and Cambridge, 10 miles. Within 25 miles are Saffron Walden, Bedford, Letchworth, Ely, Huntingdon, St Ives and Newmarket for the races. Other local attractions are Denny Abbey, Hamerton Zoo, The Raptor Foundation and the American Cemetery. There are numerous golf courses and riding schools, even go-karting and hot air balloon rides. Shop 21/2 miles, pub 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with twin beds/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Freeview TV. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Fridge. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Use of woodland and arable farm. No smoking. NB: There is an unfenced pond 75 yards.

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  • The Acorn

    Cambourne, nr. Cambridge

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC268

    Tucked away in a peaceful setting next to woodland owned by the Wildlife Trust is this charming detached cottage. The Acorn lies in the village of Cambourne, which features golf, fishing, tennis courts, a great local pub and a selection of shops. The property is simply ideal for exploring the towns, villages and countryside of Cambridgeshire.

    Visit the history-rich city of Cambridge 9 miles away. With its colleges and art galleries, you can breeze along The Backs on a punt. Alternatively, head to Huntington Racecourse, 10 miles, the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, 11 miles, or enjoy a day at the nearby National Trust owned Wimpole Estate. Carp and freshwater fishing nearby (£7 per day per rod). Shop, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Gas central heating,gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 30" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Camstay Riverside

    Cambridge

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: RGGS


    Centrally located in the sought after Marlowe House building and with pretty views over the River Cam, this beautifully appointed one bedroom apartment has been decorated and furnished to high standards to provide guests with a relaxing base from which to explore the vibrant city of Cambridge. On the first floor, with a lift, it provides well presented single level accommodation. A series of linked landscaped courtyards provide direct access on to Midsummer Common and on to the river bank itself, offering the feel of rural surroundings, even though the property lies within the heart of the city. Located just a 15-minute walk from Cambridge city centre and the River Cam, this property has been beautifully decorated and furnished to provide a luxurious, light and airy base. It is a statement that is often over used but there is literally something for everyone to be found within Cambridge. The Grafton Shopping Centre can be reached in a 5-minute walk. History buffs will be spoilt for choice with numerous museums and galleries scattered amongst the striking colleges. Here you will find the striking Fitzwilliam Museum with collections ranging from the ancient world to conservation. Shoppers will be delighted too, with a good mix of department stores, high street favourites and boutique shops. Pretty all year round, Cambridge sparkles at Christmas and is a great place for a pre-Christmas shopping break. There are lots of tours of this bustling city on offer too, from historical walking tours taking in the colleges to ghost walks, that bring to life local legends. Foodies will find lots of great places to eat, from artisan cafes to high end restaurants and bustling bars. Cambridge really is a great day and night destination. There is so much to do on the doorstep that many guests just park their car on arrival and don’t use it again until they leave, but if you do want to explore the surrounding area, there’s lots to choose from, including The Imperial War Museum Duxford, Ely Cathedral, Welney Wetland Centre and the Stained Glass Museum. Whatever you choose to do, you will have made a great choice to stay at the light and airy Camstay property as it is the perfect place to relax, unwind and dream of tomorrow’s sightseeing adventures, while snuggled up in Egyptian cotton sheets. And, if you fancy a night in, the owner has taken care of that too because Netflix has been provided to ensure that you are entertained. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Stairs to entrance (lift access). Open-plan living room with French doors to balcony with river view, dining area and kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full underfloor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 40" Freeview TV (Netflix)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Balcony overlooking river
    • Shared lawned grounds with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: River 100 yards

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  • Netherall Manor Lodge

    Soham, nr. Ely

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 50311

    A charming converted stables with clock tower, in the grounds of the owner’s house, which is quietly secluded in a lovely setting. It is a favoured area for fishing and birdwatching, and Soham is a small fenland town with excellent facilities within walking distance. An ideal holiday base; Ely is 5 miles away, and Newmarket is within easy reach. Cambridge 20 miles. Bury St Edmunds 15 miles.

    First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with folding single and wooden floor. Second floor: 1 double (four poster) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Computer. Use of large gardens (in ’Good Gardens Guide’). Garage. Parking. No children under 12 years (except children under 2 years).

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  • Stable Cottage

    Little Downham, nr. Ely

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 29913


    Nestling in the pretty Cambridgeshire village of Little Downham, this delightful holiday property has been lovingly converted from old stables to offer a good standard of accommodation and lots of space. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s arable farm and accessed by a private drive, it is a superb base for exploring the many delights that Cambridgeshire has to offer. Ely is a must to visit with its lovely river where you can watch the waterborne world go by or visit the famous cathedral, lots of shops and restaurants to enjoy. Golf and fishing can be found locally, visit famous Wicken Fen and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Welney. Anglesey Abbey (NT), Cambridge with its fine shops famous backs and universities, Newmarket the centre of racing, and Bury St Edmunds with its abbey gardens are all a short drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining area with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawn with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • The Barn at Butts Farm

    Wicken, nr. Ely

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: RCCE

    Set in the grounds of the owner’s Grade II listed 17th-century farmhouse, this detached holiday cottage is a conversion of a 19th-century granary. Situated in a quiet village location, the barn overlooks a Japanese garden. Just a short walk from the NT’s oldest nature reserve, Wicken Fen, a wetland SSSI, with its walks, cycle trails and waterways. Wicken is well placed for exploring Ely, 8 miles, Newmarket, 7 miles, and Cambridge, 13 miles. Shop 21/2 miles, pub 100 yards.

    Spacious, beamed living room with open fire in large stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling and oak floor. Dining room with French doors. Fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, French doors, wooden Japanese hot tub, vaulted ceiling and oak floor. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet (adjacent to living room). First floor: Twin bedroom.

    • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Use of owner’s washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Deck and patio area with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Dogs to be kept on a lead at all times
    • No smoking
    • No children under 12 yrs
    • NB: Pond in garden

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  • River Nene Cottages - Barley Cottage

    Water Newton, near Peterborough

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC315

    Located in the picturesque village of Water Newton, on the banks of the River Nene, are these two beautifully furnished cottages, dating back to 1805, set on the borders of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. The owners live adjacent to the properties and are sure to offer the warmest of welcomes. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway, or a base to explore the many areas and attractions this location offers, this is an ideal retreat for all. There is so much to do, with fishing from the owners’ shared garden onto the River Nene, rambling through the vast area of local countryside, water sports at nearby Rutland Water and Ferry Meadows. Cycling, horse riding and golf are also available close by. Nene Valley Steam Railway is located 3 miles from the properties, Burghley House is 10 miles, East of England Showground, and the towns of Peterborough, Stamford, Oundle, Fotheringhay and Uppingham are all a short drive away. Sacrewell Farm Park is close by and is fantastic for both children and adults. It has many attractions including its majestic Shire horses and Hamerton Zoo Park. Shop 2½ miles, pub 2 miles and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    1 step to entrance.
    Ground Floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With beams.
    Living area: With open fire, 48" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Dining area: With wooden floor.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Ladder style stairs to...
    First Floor.
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed and beams.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and beams.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included, remainder available locally. Welcome pack. Large shared lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Shared outdoor swimming pool (4m x 12m, depth 1.2m - 2.4m, open May-September). River fishing on-site (licence required). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in grounds.

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  • Cave Farm Barns - Heron

    Nr. Ely

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E2507

    In the unique atmosphere of the Fens’ landscape of huge skies, spectacular sunsets and fishing rivers, this cluster of quality barn conversions is the perfect place to relax and unwind. They are comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated to a very good standard. This tranquil spot boasts footpath walks on the owners’ 280-acre arable farm, an undercover courtyard and an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. Ely, 6 miles, occupying the largest island in the Fens, has a history dating back to Hereward the Wake and later, Oliver Cromwell. Its superb 11th century cathedral is surrounded by monastic buildings, medieval gateways and narrow streets leading down to the marina and river walks. King’s Lynn and Cambridge are easily accessible. Shops, riverside inns and restaurants at Littleport, 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen with French doors. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 twin galleried bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with two washer/dryers. Dishwasher. Shared undercover courtyard and furniture. Shared covered barbecue area with gas barbecue. Parking. Shared indoor heated swimming pool 7m x 3m, depth 1.2m, open all year 9am - 7pm (private use by arrangement between 7pm - 9pm) with hot tub, changing room, shower cubicle and toilet. No smoking.

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  • Rands Retreat

    Soham, nr. Ely

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: PTTT


    Nestled in a quiet side street in the pretty small town of Soham, Rands Retreat, one of a pair, has a fresh, airy interior and has been carefully decorated and furnished to ensure that you relax from the moment you enter. The owners have a keen interest in interior design and it really does show, making this the perfect choice for discerning guests looking for something extra special for their getaway. Close to both Newmarket and Ely and within easy reach of Cambridge, this is a great area to explore if you can tear yourself away from the peace and quiet of this lovely holiday cottage. Quaint Ely has a magnificent cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, and regular tours are offered. It is a great place to potter, explore the shops and stop for a bite to eat. Don’t miss out on the Stained Glass Museum, described by locals as ‘the gem in the fens’, and history fans can explore Oliver Cromwell’s House. The Lord Protector of England lived in Ely for 10 years and the house is the only surviving former Cromwell residence other than Hampton Court, and has been recreated to show how his family would have lived in the mid 17th century.
    Newmarket offers horseracing, concerts and many events. Culture vultures should head to Cambridge, with its numerous museums and colleges. Many of the University of Cambridge’s eight museums are free to enter and offer trails and activity packs for children. There are also many independent galleries and exhibitions displaying pieces from local and international artists. Cambridge is home to the prestigious Fitzwilliam Museum, which is the arts and antiquities museum for the University of Cambridge. The Imperial War Museum at Duxford is within easy reach and houses an impressive collection, offering an insight to the history of aviation in both times of peace and war.
    Enjoy a trip to Shepreth Wildlife Park and its collection of animals from all over the world, and for lovers of our feathered friends, Welney Wetlands Centre is just 10 miles away. With great walks, cycle routes and fishing nearby, at the end of a fun packed day exploring, you can return to pretty Rands Retreat. Shop 150 yards, pub 300 yards and restaurant 200 yards.

    Living room with electric woodburner. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. First floor: Study with sloping ceiling. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, toilet and sloping ceiling.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Gas, electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond and swimming pool, 25 yards

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  • Old Porch House

    Ely, Haddenham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 19389

    This Grade II listed self-contained wing of a magnificent Elizabethan Long House, built in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and believed to have been visited regularly by Oliver Cromwell. This impressive accommodation still retains its olde-worlde charm, including dairy and inglenook fireplace with bread oven. The house stands in wonderful grounds of three acres in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside close to the medieval city of Ely and university centre of Cambridge. Shops and pubs 3/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Steep, narrow, winding stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower cubicle and toilet.

    French gas stove in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 32’’ freeview TV. 24’’ Smart TV/DVD. DVD with large library. Video. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared use of 3-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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