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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
(24 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #6826651
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1621337
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1275928
15
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6542007
5
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #1952047
3
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6777490
5
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1562169
24
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8150147
15
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #1983363
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #6551020
4
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6504745
11
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1852002
15
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
House #1680538
8
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1428299
9
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6772622
3
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 10 BR
  • 9 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 34
Villa #1656437
12
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1106464
2
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #486049
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1989108
1
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8132716
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6468438
4
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Bungalow #6898154
2
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6724506
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1760145
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 7 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 14
Multiple rentals House #6785247
2
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6051104
3
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1199174
6
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1888608
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1983353
1
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #8183568
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1086689
1
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #4472998
1
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8087648
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #6895187
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Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1005818vb
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1964940
1
  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #6936188
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #8099067
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 16 times in the last 48 hours
View details for price
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1860912
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1873736
7
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Chalet #6122588
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8097038
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #8087150
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #8152623
6
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8157393
8
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1875138
3
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Cottage #6919084
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #6945573
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6970326
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Cambridge Holiday Apartments & Cottages (238)

 

Recent Reviews

Wonderful cottage

5 of 5
The cottage is all that you would expect from a 17th century building. The hosts were very helpful and the welcome pack was a big plus. All the amenities were were there.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Just a perfect, romantic cottage

5 of 5
Everything about this cottage was just perfect. Claire could not have been a more perfect hostess. There was a everything you could want in the cottage. The bed was a little too comfy, which made it hard to leave, but when your on holiday who wants to get up early. 😊 I would recommend this cottage to anyone and everyone
  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017