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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.

    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Bungalow #6898154
    2
    Viewed 5 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 27 times in the last 48 hours
        • 4 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        House #1983353
        1
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Chalet #6122579
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (12 reviews)
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            • 10 BR
            • 9 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 34
            Villa #1656437
            12
            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 7
              House #1983363
              1
              Viewed 16 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 19 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (13 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Bungalow #8124955
                  13
                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #1857765
                      avg/night
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #8097038
                      1
                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Chalet #6122588
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Chalet #6122580
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (5 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Apartment #6542007
                            5
                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (25 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              House #1621337
                              25
                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                View details for price
                                • 7 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 14
                                Multiple rentals House #6785247
                                2
                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (25 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Barn #6826651
                                  25
                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #1952047
                                    3
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #1005818vb
                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #1873736
                                        7
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (16 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Apartment #1275928
                                          16
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (15 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Apartment #1852002
                                            15
                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #6724506
                                              2
                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #8183568
                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #8087648
                                                    • 6 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 14
                                                    House #6936188
                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #1888608
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #8132716
                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          House #6945573
                                                          Viewed 5 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 12 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
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                House #6772622
                                                                3
                                                                Viewed 13 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 #1106464
                                                                    2
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Cottage #86999
                                                                      7
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #6072986
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (4 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          House #486049
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #6850655
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              Cottage #8210184
                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Apartment #6468438
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Cottage #6899930
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Apartment #1760145
                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Apartment #490667
                                                                                      14
                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #8157393
                                                                                        8
                                                                                          View details for price
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Cottage #1861415
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            House #6895187
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #1086689
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #6504745
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (15 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #8150147
                                                                                                  15
                                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #1199174
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Excellent high quality accommidation

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We thought this place was excellent everything was clean and immaculate. The owners Sally and Nick were very friendly and helpful. The welcome pack was much appreciated. Would highly recommend the Bull Pen for a lovely peaceful holiday. Will go back again soon hopefully.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 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