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Cambridgeshire

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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  • 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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  • Driftway Cottages - Peacock Cottage

    Arrington, nr. Cambridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 18904

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Ample parking.

    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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  • 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.
    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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  • Camstay, Longworth Avenue

    Cambridge

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43941

    Located just a 20-minute walk from Cambridge city centre, the River Cam and the Grafton Shopping Centre yet set within a quiet, sought-after residential development, Camstay Longworth Avenue has been beautifully decorated and furnished to provide light and airy holiday accommodation and a good base from which to explore all that Cambridge has to offer. With a pocket sprung sofa bed in the lounge and two bathrooms this property can easily accommodate 4 guests.
    It’s a statement that is often over-used but there is literally something for everyone to be found within Cambridge. History buffs will be spoilt for choice with numerous museums and galleries scattered amongst the universities. 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 universities to ghost walks that bring the local legend to life. Foodies will be spoilt for choice with 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 this property as it is the perfect place in which 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. All on first floor: Living room with double sofa bed and French doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 40" Freeview TV (Netflix). DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Juliet balcony. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No children.

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  • Kingfisher Lodge

    Riverside Island Marina, Isleham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: AT14

    This detached, Scandinavian-style holiday lodge with riverside garden and jetty, has views over the countryside. There is a store for cycles and fishing tackle, and fishing is also available at the property. Set on the Cambridgeshire/ Suffolk border, 1 mile from Isleham village, on an island, surrounded by the River Lark. Newmarket, racing, stables and museum, 8 miles. Ely cathedral and Thetford Forest, 10 miles, Anglesey Abbey (NT), 12 miles and Duxford War Museum 23 miles.

    Open-tread steps to entrance. Conservatory with living/dining area with patio doors to living room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    First 20 units electric central heating and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV with hard drive recorder. DVD. Stereo/CD. MP3 connection. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. Fishing on site. Parking. Cycle store. Welcome tray. No smoking. No children under 5 years due to proximity to water. Couples and family bookings only. NB: External steps to conservatory, in the garden there is a low wall then a gradual drop from different levels of the decking to the river.

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  • Our House

    Cambridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W43469

    Just a 20-minute walk away from the centre of historic Cambridge, with its famous colleges, museums and punting on the River Cam, this holiday property, adjoining the owners’ home, is a perfect base for exploring Cambridge and the surrounding area. A short drive takes you to Ely, with its cathedral, quaint shops and riverside pubs. Nearby attractions include Anglesey Abbey and Gardens (NT), Audley End, Wicken Fen, Newmarket, home to its famous racetrack and musical events and Duxford Imperial War Museum. Also visit Thetford Forest which is very popular with cyclists and walkers, Go Ape, a treetop adventure park which the children will love, and the market town of Bury St Edmunds, with its abbey and gardens. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Driftway Cottages - Kingfisher

    Arrington, nr. Cambridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43869

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Parking (3 cars).

    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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  • Clopton Courtyard - Alice

    Croydon, near Royston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC513

    Set amidst the stunning Cambridgeshire countryside, the beautifully designed and furnished Clopton Courtyard is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day’s sightseeing in nearby Cambridge. All six barn conversions (refs. UKC509, UKC510, UKC511, UKC512, UKC513 and UKC514) have been built with eco-friendly values, including timber frames and recycled building materials, and the biomass boilers that fuel the underfloor heating in each barn use renewable energy sources, ensuring a warm and inviting, environmentally friendly holiday experience. With lovely views across open countryside, each barn has been well equipped to ensure all the comforts of home, whilst providing a truly peaceful escape.

    Nearby lies the city of Cambridge, home to numerous museums, including the famous Fitzwilliam Museum. There are also many walking and punting tours, and lots of places to eat and shop. Also within easy reach lies Ely, with its magnificent cathedral that rises above the city like a ship, hence it is known as the Ship of the Fens. Here you will also find The Stained Glass Museum and Oliver Cromwell’s House. The Imperial War Museum Duxford is home to an impressive collection of aircraft and memorabilia, and is a must for history buffs and families alike. In fact, you will find that there’s so much to do, you’re sure to return to Clopton Courtyard again and again, if only to watch the horses in the neighbouring livery as you sit and relax as the sun goes down. Shop 4½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles. All properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 24 guests.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With tiled floors.
    Living area: With Freeview TV and French doors leading to garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    This property has a security deposit of £300.

    Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Shared laundry room with 2 washing machines and tumble dryer. Shared courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Shared 1 acre landscaped grounds with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a ditch in the grounds, 10 yards away.

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  • Clopton Courtyard - Marney

    Croydon, near Royston

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC511

    Set amidst the stunning Cambridgeshire countryside, the beautifully designed and furnished Clopton Courtyard is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day’s sightseeing in nearby Cambridge. All six barn conversions (refs. UKC509, UKC510, UKC511, UKC512, UKC513 and UKC514) have been built with eco-friendly values, including timber frames and recycled building materials, and the biomass boilers that fuel the underfloor heating in each barn use renewable energy sources, ensuring a warm and inviting, environmentally friendly holiday experience. With lovely views across open countryside, each barn has been well equipped to ensure all the comforts of home, whilst providing a truly peaceful escape.

    Nearby lies the city of Cambridge, home to numerous museums, including the famous Fitzwilliam Museum. There are also many walking and punting tours, and lots of places to eat and shop. Also within easy reach lies Ely, with its magnificent cathedral that rises above the city like a ship, hence it is known as the Ship of the Fens. Here you will also find The Stained Glass Museum and Oliver Cromwell’s House. The Imperial War Museum Duxford is home to an impressive collection of aircraft and memorabilia, and is a must for history buffs and families alike. In fact, you will find that there’s so much to do, you’re sure to return to Clopton Courtyard again and again, if only to watch the horses in the neighbouring livery as you sit and relax as the sun goes down. Shop 4½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles. All properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 24 guests.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With tiled floors.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
    Wet room: With shower and toilet.

    Wheelchair access. This property has a security deposit of £300.

    Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Shared laundry room with 2 washing machines and tumble dryer. Shared courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Shared 1 acre landscaped grounds with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a ditch in the grounds, 10 yards away. These properties have security deposits of £300.

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  • Stockwell Street

    Cambridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC793


    A contemporary two bedroomed, Victorian terraced house located in the heart of the university city of Cambridge close to all local amenities. Only 150 yards from a main street full of independent shops, eateries and bars. Stockwell Street has been lovingly furnished and decorated to a good standard and is a comfortable base from which to explore the historic centre of Cambridge, including a wealth of galleries and museums within the universities. Cambridge is an all year round city offering tours and ghost walks, punting on the river Cam, a variety of eateries including artisan cafés, high end restaurants and with an eclectic mix of bars and pubs scattered around the city, there is something for everyone. Shopaholics will be spoilt for choice with high street favourites, department stores and boutiques. Further out of the city there is plenty to visit including Duxford Imperial War Museum, Ely with its cathedral, and Newmarket for its horse racing and Welney Wetland Centre. Beach 45 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room: With open fire, 43" Freeview TV (Netflix), iPod dock, DAB radio and wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire included. Lawned garden with patio. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Hemingford Park Hall - Henry’s Cottage

    Hemingford Abbots, near Huntingdon

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC713


    These beautifully finished, Grade II listed properties (UKC713 and UKC714), are situated with their own individual gardens in the grounds of Hemingford Park Hall. Both properties make a superb base from which to explore the area, or simply relax and enjoy the superb level of comfort and furnishings. Located on the edge of the village, Hemingford Park is only 10 miles from the centre of Cambridge and less than 5 miles from Huntingdon. Good pubs and restaurants are close by with easy access to the main road networks as well as the railway station, making it easy for great days out. London is also easily accessible by train. There are good walks, including walking at Houghton Mill and its extensive water meadows, as well as cycle routes throughout the area. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With wood burner, 55" Freeview TV with digital film and music library, and French doors leading to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV (film and music package) and iPod dock.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV (film and music package) and iPod dock.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating and logs for wood burner included. Large lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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