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Make a holiday cottage in Cambridge your home away from home

Many towns and cities in the UK are steeped in history; but in Cambridge, the past comes alive. Renowned for its university, architecture and museums, it's an ideal destination for a quiet break focussed on culture. Cambridge holiday cottages place visitors within easy reach of historical sites, ranging from those thousands of years old, to those where the likes of Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, John Maynard Keynes, Stephen Hawking and Douglas Adams studied or pursued groundbreaking work.

Self-catering accommodation in Cambridge varies from cottages and houses to apartments, bungalows and farmhouses. Some are small and cosy while others can sleep large groups. Most holiday cottages in Cambridge welcome children and have their own gardens so guests can enjoy a country-style getaway while being close to all the city’s amenities.

Things to do

-Historical Attractions: The University of Cambridge is what most people think of when they think of the city. Founded in 1209, it is one of the oldest universities not only in Britain but in the entire world. Many of the greatest minds in history have either studied at one of the university colleges or taught and did their research here. You can visit many of these colleges and institutions, like King’s College Chapel, or simply stroll around and admire the setting.

-Museums: A city with such an illustrious history, especially in the field of the sciences, is bound to have many fascinating museums; and Cambridge is no exception. Whether interests lie in geology, anthropology and archaeology, the arts, the history of science or even in the North and South Poles, a suitable museum will keep guests riveted for hours.

-Sightseeing: One of the best ways to spend a morning is to close the door of a holiday home in Cambridge and simply start walking. There is hardly a street in the city that doesn't boast breathtaking architecture. Ranging in style from medieval to the dreamy Gothic, Cambridge’s buildings are a sight to behold and perfect for photography enthusiasts.

-Architecture: Cambridge got its name from the River Cam that flows through town. Stroll along the river banks and admire the many famous bridges, like the geometric Mathematical Bridge, the beautiful Bridge of Sighs, the Christopher Wren-designed Kitchen Bridge and the Clare College Bridge, the oldest of the city’s surviving bridges. Watch a rowing regatta, or if there's a desire to take to the water, be sure to try punting.

-Day trips: A lovely day trip from any Cambridge holiday apartment will be to visit Ely, about 16 miles to the north-east of Cambridge. This is another city positively bursting with fantastic architecture, but if only one building is seen here, it should be the stunning, medieval Ely Cathedral.

Weather in Cambridge

Cambridge has a pleasant climate and is one of the drier destinations in the UK. It sees only about half the national average of rainfall in a year. The hottest months are July and August, when temperatures reach an average high of about 23°C. In winter, the mercury drops to around 1°C at night, but guests can be sure that their holiday cottage in Cambridge will have a good heating system to compensate.

Travel to Cambridge

A little over 60 miles from London, Cambridge is very easily reached. Visitors can fly in to any one of the airports serving the capital and then travel directly from there. There are also good public transport connections between Cambridge and many other destinations, like the Cambridge Cruiser between the city and London’s Kings Cross station. Note that while most Cambridge holiday accommodation has parking available, it can be difficult to find parking spots in the city centre; guests might want to take public transport or a bicycle once in Cambridge.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (36 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Barn #6826651
    36
    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (28 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      House #1621337
      28
      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (16 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Apartment #1275928
        16
        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (6 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 3
          Apartment #6551020
          6
          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (24 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1562169
            24
            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (16 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Cottage #8150147
              16
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                Very Good! 4/5
                (5 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 6
                House #1952047
                5
                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                  (9 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Cottage #6777490
                  9
                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    • 4 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    House #1983363
                    3
                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #8285416
                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (14 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 10 BR
                        • 9 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 34
                        Villa #1656437
                        14
                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (14 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #6504745
                          14
                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Apartment #8243950
                            1
                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (12 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #1428299
                              12
                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (17 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Apartment #1852002
                                17
                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (5 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Apartment #6542007
                                  5
                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    House #6772622
                                    4
                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (5 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Bungalow #6898154
                                      5
                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        House #6945573
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (8 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          House #1680538
                                          8
                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #1106464
                                            2
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                              (6 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              House #486049
                                              6
                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (5 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #4472998
                                                5
                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #8132716
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    House #8183568
                                                    1
                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #1888608
                                                      3
                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #1989108
                                                        2
                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #8097038
                                                          2
                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cabin #6736607
                                                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #1983353
                                                              1
                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                Cottage #6919084
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Bungalow #8124955
                                                                  13
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 14
                                                                    House #6936188
                                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8087648
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        House #1005818vb
                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #1964940
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #1873736
                                                                            7
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Apartment #8087150
                                                                              1
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #1860912
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #8142633
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #6843781
                                                                                    1
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Barn #8152623
                                                                                      6
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #8157393
                                                                                        8
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          House #6895187
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Chalet #6122588
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #8178387
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                Apartment #8261952
                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                Cambridge Holiday Cottages & Apartments (184)

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Cambridge home for a weekend wedding

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                We stayed at this property over the weekend of 14th to 17th July as our daughter got married at Pembroke College. A very memorable weekend and an enjoyable stay at this property.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                Briliant

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                This property is brilliant and the owner really looks after you and understands what you need, especially on arrival. The place itself is very clean, well decorated with everything you need. We could not fault it.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2017