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Driftway Cottages - Kestrel

Arrington, near Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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Visit the local attractions of Saffron Walden, Bedford, Letchworth, Ely, Huntingdon, St Ives and Newmarket from this property.

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 beams and wooden floors. 2 twin bedrooms, one with additional single. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with two additional singles. Bathroom with toilet.

Freeview TV. DVD. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Parking (3 cars).

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

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  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
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    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/12/2018
    We had a wonderful 4 night stay, we had both our Mums with us. We do it as their Christmas present, 1 Mum is 98 & the other is 86. The cottage was perfect with downstairs bedrooms & shower toom. Ideal location to visit lots of places. We would love to return again in the future. Waking up to cows mooing was brilliant.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2018
    The mattesses in all bedrooms need replacing, they are very worn and therefore uncomfortable. The plug in the upstairs washbasin didnt fit, so couldn't fill the basin, Other than that the cottage was very nice x

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    Lovely cottage in a lovely setting. Owners very friendly and there to help. Would recommend highly

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 18/06/2018
    The cottage has huge potential but needs a lot of refurbishment to get it up to standard. Beds were clean but uncomfortable. There were only 6 usable dining chairs as 3 were dangerously broken. The lead to the dvd player was missing . There was mould and peeling paint in the bathrooms. The upstairs windows were dirty and ill fitting. The carpet was soiled. The cottage backs onto the farmyard of a beef farm with an open cattle shed directly behind the property so inevitably there were flies. There were holes in the plaster and unrepaired cracks. The location is great for Duxford, Wimpole Hall and Cambridge . There was plenty of kitchen equipment and constant hot water.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We were disappointed to read your review following your recent stay at Kestrel Cottage. Following your feedback, we checked the dining chairs and couldn’t find the damage you mention. The family who followed had no complaints about the chairs. We accept the problem with mould and peeling paint in the bathroom – thank you for bringing this to our attention. The property is due for refurbishment when convenient. It was unfortunate that the upstairs dormer window was dirty but inevitable with hundreds of House Martins on the wing. The window fits perfectly, it is a tilt and turn and needs to be perfectly aligned to close properly. In regards to the flies, the cottages are located on a working farm and like you say, it is inevitable that there will be the odd fly or two, especially during periods of warm weather. Previous guests have not mentioned this as an issue before and if we were aware of your concerns, we would have provided fly spray for you. It would have been nice if you had come to us to bring your grievances to our attention as they would have been solved quickly and easily, letting you enjoy your holiday to the full.

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