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Cambridgeshire cottages and holiday rental homes give you a home a way from home as you explore

The County of Cambridge or Cambridgeshire (Cambs) is in the East of England and borders Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. It is an area where there has been many archaeological finds from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, especially around the location of Isleham. Cambridge University is the second oldest English speaking academic institution in the world.

Places to stay in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire is steeped in heritage so is a favourite with tourists and some popular destinations include the three cities, Cambridge, Ely, Peterborough, as well as Great Staughton, Hilton, March, Spaldwick, Whittlesey and Wisbech. There is so much to see and do in Cambridgeshire with many opportunities for brilliant day trips. The best way to do this is by renting self-catering accommodation and holiday cottages.

Most Cambridgeshire cottages are in the smaller towns and villages like Denton, which is close to Stamford and ideal for visiting Cambridge, Rutland Water, the Burleigh Horse Trials or Wisbech, a prosperous Georgian town often referred to as capital of the fens.

Holiday cottages in Cambridgeshire are far more convenient than hotels and guesthouses where there are set meal times and offer a wide variety of accommodation including converted beamed barns, farm cottages renovated railway carriages, riverside cottages, converted coach houses and seaside cottages along the East of England coastline.

Things to do in Cambridgeshire

The East Anglia coastline in Cambridgeshire is truly fascinating despite there being no cliffs worthy of mention. However there are long stretches of golden beach, extraordinary tidal inlets and bird reserves galore. The Cambridge and Peterborough bird clubs have lectures and year-round outings. St Neots Bird Club has closed but this area has lovely country cottages and is nearby for Huntingdon racecourse, Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Wyboston Lakes and the Swiss Garden.

Cottages in Castle Camps are ideal for visiting Linton Zoo, Mole Hall Wildlife Park and the Imperial War Museum and only fourteen miles from the Cambridge Arts Picture House. There are over thirty museums in Cambridgeshire offering a wide range of collections in different settings. Cambridgeshire County Council runs some, others the University of Cambridge or independent charitable trusts.

Cambridgeshire has it all – countryside, waterways, market towns, the Nene and Oust valleys, the Fens, beautiful gardens, historic houses and sites, arts, crafts and galleries, old fashioned breweries, ancient abbeys, many cultural offerings and the only American Military World War II Cemetery in Britain. The Duxford Air Shows are spectacular events in the spring, summer and autumn and Newmarket races offer world class racing for the summer months.

Weather in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire in the East of England is considered the UK's driest area and often, the sunniest.

Travel in Cambridgeshire

The best airport for Cambridgeshire is Stanstead (STN), but Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR), East Midlands (EMA) and Luton (LTN) are all within reach by rail or road. Train travel is a viable option as there are many stations and a link from Kings Cross in London. Wisbech is a port with excellent ferry facilities or you can cross the Channel by Eurostar.

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                                                                                                    Highly recommended!

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                                                                                                    We have just enjoyed a wonderful family weekend away at the Bull Pen. The Pen is incredibly well equipped and Sally obviously spent time ensuring that everything you might need was at hand - we struggled to think of anything that was lacking in the kitchen (unlike some other rentals we have used). There were six adults and a 10 month old baby in our party and we all fitted perfectly into the space without ever feeling crowded. A high chair and cot were provided for the baby. The beds were large and very comfortable and all three bedrooms had their own en-suites - very useful at peak times of day! Large expanses of glass helped make the terrace and rural views part of the communal space. The weather allowed us to hold a barbecue, and again, everything necessary was supplied. Sally and Nick may only have started to make the Bull Pen available comparatively recently, but they have got off to a cracking start and we thank them for their hospitality.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Super holiday in great house in lovely Cambridge

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a fantastic time in this lovely house. The house is spacious, well appointed and very clean. It has everything that you need, a real home from home.We are a family of six and were very comfortable indeed. It is ideally placed on a bus route, we got weekly passes and had a great time nipping in and out of town. Everything was as described for the house and location. There was a very informative folder in the lounge and we found it very useful. The owner is very helpful and also posted the keys well in time by special delivery. the restaurants she recommended were very good. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family and hope to return ourselves in the future.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Quirky, delightful Cambrdgeshire Cottage

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                                                                                                    It was a true delight to meet the owner, Janice on our arrival at the cottage. She went above and beyond to give us information about local attractions, shops, restaurants, pubs and travel tips. The cottage was lovely with it's little quirks and the welcome hamper with essentials and a bottle of wine was a real treat. Everything was clean and comfortable with plenty of extras that meant our stay was relaxing. Would heartily recommend this cottage and area for a short break and longer! The Indian takeaway/restaurant in the village (Fowlmere) was excellent and The Plough in nearby Shepreth is well worth a visit.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016