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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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  • 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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  • Cave Farm Barns - Swan

    Nr. Ely

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E2506

    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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  • 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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  • Stable Cottage

    Thorney, nr. Peterborough

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    2
    Ref: W43739


    Stable Cottage provides light and airy holiday accommodation for discerning guests seeking a quiet retreat. It is nestled in the heart of the picturesque and historical village of Thorney, which has routes dating back to 500 AD and started life as a Saxon settlement.

    Perfectly placed for those wishing to take a break from driving, Thorney has very good public transport links servicing Peterborough, Norwich and even Great Yarmouth. With a pick up point at Peterborough train station, you can take a trip to London and be in the heart of this exciting city within an hour, while still enjoying the peace and quiet that Stable Cottage offers after a long day’s sightseeing.

    Peterborough is well worth a visit as there is lots to explore, including great places to eat and shop. Medieval Norwich with its imposing Norman castle, offers numerous museums, galleries, theatres, boat trips and historical walking tours. Within easy access, you will find the Hanseatic town of Kings Lynn, with its splendid old quarter, and Cambridge, where you will be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries, along with the stunning architecture and majestic college buildings.

    For those seeking more rural retreats, fishing can be found close by, and a little further afield, but still within easy reach, there is good trout fishing. Rutland Water, an internationally famous nature reserve, is close by, and is not the only place that you can enjoy birdwatching as there are over 150 bird species to be spotted in varying habitats which make up the Cambridgeshire Fens, making this part of the world a birdwatcher’s paradise.

    If a day at the beach takes your fancy, beautiful Heacham is just 40 miles away with good road links. Golf is available in the village, and there are great walking and cycling routes nearby. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining area with double sofa bed, French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed, shared lawned garden. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 11/2-acre landscaped grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Pond 70 yards behind locked gate.

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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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  • Barn Owl Cottage

    Wisbech

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27815

    This superbly converted detached barn is situated just outside Wisbech with views over open fields on 3 sides. Providing holiday accommodation for 4 people it is ideal for those looking for a relaxing break or an ideal base from which to explore this area. The medieval town of Kings Lynn is just 17 miles away with Downham Market only 16 miles. For those wishing to explore on foot or by bike there are many good walks and cycle routes throughout the area and Tydd St Giles 18 hole Golf Course is only 7 miles away with fishing also nearby. Shop 11/2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Little Fosse

    Horningsea, nr. Cambridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29324

    This semi-detached, grade II listed, thatched holiday cottage is steeped in character, with beams throughout and a fully enclosed rear garden. Little Fosse is located in the quiet village of Horningsea, only 4 miles from the historic city of Cambridge, with its famous colleges, museums and punting, and 14 miles from Ely, with its cathedral which was completed in 1189. Other attractions include Anglesey Abbey and Gardens (NT), Newmarket and Duxford Imperial War Museum. Shops 2 miles, pub 100 yards and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room with beams and brick floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Air source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed paved garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 8 years, except babies in arms. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 2 steps in garden.

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