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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
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    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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  • Clopton Courtyard - Matilda

    Croydon, near Royston

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC514

    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 wooden floors.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom area: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Sitting-out area and garden furniture. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. This property has a security deposit of £200.

    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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  • The Acorn

    Cambourne, nr. Cambridge

    Grade
    2
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    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
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    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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  • Driftway Cottages - Robin

    Arrington, nr. Cambridge

    Grade
    2
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    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 Den

    Little Downham, nr. Ely

    Grade
    2
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    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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  • Hemingford Park Hall - The Coach House

    Hemingford Abbott, near Huntingdon

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: UKC714


    These beautifully finished, Grade II listed properties. (UKC713 and UKC714), are situated 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 and cycle routes throughout the area. Providing guests with everything they need, the owners supply complimentary shampoo, conditioner, body and hand wash, and other goodies for that extra touch of luxury. For those bringing their four-legged friends, dog bowls and beds are also provided. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    13 steps to entrance.
    All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With beams
    Living area:
    With 50" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, low beams and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 2).
    Bedroom 2: With 3/4 double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 1).

    Electric central heating included. Private parking for 2 cars.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Netherall Manor Lodge

    Soham, nr. Ely

    Grade
    3
    1
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    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
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    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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  • Kingfisher Lodge

    Riverside Island Marina, Isleham

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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. Video. 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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  • Wood Fen Lodges - Reed Lodge

    Little Downham, near Ely

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UKC563


    Nestled in beautiful, open Cambridgeshire countryside, Wood Fen Lodges have been thoughtfully converted and decorated to provide all the home comforts that discerning guests need for a relaxing getaway. In a quiet location with exposed beams, cosy wood burner and private use of a hot tub (by arrangement), there really is nothing more you could need for a perfect break. Some guests may choose not to venture far, instead deciding to relax in their private garden, or perhaps book themselves in for a spa treatment at the on site spa (at cost), where refreshments are also available.

    Those wishing to explore the area will have chosen well with so much to see and do nearby. The university city of Cambridge offers numerous museums, including the famous Fitzwilliam, lots of walking tours, including university routes, punting, shopping and great places to eat. You should also make time for the open top bus tour, which gives an insight into the history of this fascinating city. And, why not take a trip to Norwich with its impressive Norman castle overlooking a fine city full of attractions and things to do? History buffs will also enjoy a visit to the Hanseatic Old Quarter of Kings Lynn, The Royal Sandringham Estate or the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, which offers up an impressive collection detailing the history of aviation, including several aircraft. In fact, this may well be your only chance now to say that you’ve been on Concorde!

    For a change of pace and some refreshing sea air, you can be in Hunstanton in less than an hour. Here you will find a wide sandy beach that seems to go on forever, a small funfair, a Sealife Centre, Norfolk Lavender and lots of seaside shops and cafes. Closer to home lies the bustling city of Ely with its impressive cathedral, nicknamed ‘The ship of the Fens’ because of the way it rises up on the horizon. Here you will find a fascinating stained glass museum, which offers a rare insight to this beautiful art form.

    Bustling Newmarket is close by and offers a famous racecourse which often hosts musical entertainment evenings. For breathtaking countryside, visit Thetford Forest with its numerous walks and cycle routes, and its Go Ape centre, featuring tree walks, zip wires and Tarzan swings. And, after all your adventures, you can head back to Wood Fen Lodges, unwind, relax (perhaps in the hot tub?) and dream of places yet to see. Just perfect! Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    Property refs UKC563 and UKC564 can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    All on the ground floor:
    Living room:
    With wood burner, 38" Freeview TV, DVD player and laminate floor.
    Conservatory/dining area: With laminate floor and French doors.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and laminate floor.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electicity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Shared 4-acre unspoilt grounds. Use of hot tub (restricted times, subject to availability). Bike store. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced lake in the grounds, 150 yards.

    Both properties: LPG central heating, LPG, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Shared 4-acre natural grounds. Private use of hot tub by arrangement, subject to availability. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced lake in the grounds, 150 yards.

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  • Old Porch House

    Ely, Haddenham

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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