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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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  • Hemingford Park Hall - The Coach House

    Hemingford Abbots, near Huntingdon

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC714


    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.

    13 steps to entrance.
    All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With beams
    Living area:
    With 55" Freeview TV with digital film and music library.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV (film and music package), iPod dock, low beams and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With ¾ double bed, Freeview TV (film and music package), iPod dock and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric hot/cold air conditioning included. Garden (across courtyard).

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 and garden furniture.

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

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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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  • Clopton Courtyard - Annie

    Croydon, near Royston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC512

    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 super kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
    Bathroom: With roll top bath, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Breeds Farm Cottage

    Wicken, near Ely

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC775

    In a great location for exploring the area and with a lovely garden to relax in, Breed Farm Cottage has been decorated and furnished with care, to offer a period retreat with all the modern conveniences needed for a great holiday. Nestled in the heart of the pretty Cambridgeshire village of Wicken, there is so much to do in the area; ensuring guests of all ages will be entertained for days. Close by lies the charming city of Ely, with its magnificent cathedral rising so majestically that it has long been known as ‘The Ship of the Fens’. Here you will find lots of shops, great places to eat, a stained glass museum which is well worth a visit and also Oliver Cromwell’s house. Ely also provides a direct rail link to London and you can be in the heart of the city in just over an hour. Although only a short drive away, you can also take the train to the university city of Cambridge. It is packed full with museums, including the famous Fitzwilliam Museum and tours, such as punting on the River Cam and walking tours around the universities. The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, hosts to an impressive collection of airplanes and aviation memorabilia, considered the finest of its kind in the UK. For a change of pace, head to Welney Wetland Centre and explore the area’s rich array of wildlife. For some sea air, you can be at the coast in just over an hour. Guests will find walking and cycle routes, and numerous pretty villages and towns, where you will see why this part of Cambridgeshire remains so popular with visitors. After a day of sightseeing, head back to beautiful Breed Farm Cottage and relax in the garden or sunroom whilst planning your adventures for the next day. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With electric coal effect fire, 40" Smart HD TV, DVD player and beams.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
    Sun room.
    Bedroom 1:
    With twin beds, electric coal effect fire and beams.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and low ceiling.

    Electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Woodman’s Lodge

    Holme, nr. Peterborough

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43952


    Woodman’s Lodge is, as the name suggests, nestled within the trees on a road and provides lovely, open views across the grasslands from the terrace at the back. Adjacent to the owner’s home, this Norwegian, single-storey, detached pine lodge has been thoughtfully furnished to provide all the mod-cons, while retaining the charm of the building. It is perfectly placed for exploring the area with attractions to see in literally every direction. Close by lies Peterborough, with all the facilities and entertainment that you would expect of a city. Awarded the accolade of being a Heritage and Environment City, it boasts a magnificent Norman cathedral that’s well worth taking time to see. Burghley House and Gardens are also within easy reach, as is the pretty market town of Stamford. Tucked away between Stamford and Peterborough, you will also find John Clare House, home of the former poet, which has now been restored and is open to visitors. Young and mature alike will enjoy a visit to Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, and indeed to Ferry Meadows Country Park which is a great place to cycle, fish or just while away a few hours in peaceful country surroundings. Also, well within reach lies the university city of Cambridge with its museums, colleges and punting trips on the River Cam. Ely is not to be missed either and offers a cathedral, known as The Ship of the Fens; and the stained glass museum. After a busy day of sightseeing, you’ll be able to return to Woodman’s Lodge, relax on the wooden terrace, take in the views of the countryside and unwind, perfect! Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

    Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 24’’ Freeview TV. DVD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace with sitting-out area. Balcony. Shared natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Some doors in the property are narrow.

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