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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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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
    (14 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Barn #6826651
    14
    Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (22 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      House #1621337
      22
      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 9
        House #1875365
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        Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (15 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #1852002
          15
          Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (14 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Apartment #1275928
            14
            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5.0/5
              (23 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1562169
              23
              Viewed 17 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 11 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (11 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #6504745
                  11
                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Apartment #6542007
                    4
                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Multiple rentals House #6134812
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                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Multiple rentals House #6134812
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                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Sleeps 12
                          Multiple rentals Farmhouse #6134812
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                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (14 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #8150147
                            14
                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              House #1983363
                              1
                              Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Cottage #6777490
                                2
                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #1952047
                                  3
                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (8 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #1428299
                                    8
                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 3
                                      Apartment #6551020
                                      3
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                        (18 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #839286
                                        18
                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (11 reviews)
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                                          • 10 BR
                                          • 9 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 34
                                          Villa #1656437
                                          11
                                          Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Apartment #6468438
                                            4
                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1989108
                                              1
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #1983353
                                                1
                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #1888608
                                                  0
                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Apartment #3678142
                                                    1
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #6051104
                                                      3
                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Apartment #659910vb
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 9 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 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #1964940
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                              Cottage #6899930
                                                              1
                                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1875138
                                                                3
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #486049
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Apartment #1537671
                                                                    0
                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #1963835
                                                                      0
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Apartment #1760145
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #1861261
                                                                          1
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Cottage #86999
                                                                            7
                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1873736
                                                                              6
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #6724506
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #1199174
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    House #1169369
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Chalet #6122579
                                                                                      0
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                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                                        House #6724579
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #1964674
                                                                                          0
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Apartment #6805950
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                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Chalet #6122588
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                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #1106464
                                                                                                2
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  House #6895187
                                                                                                  0
                                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 14
                                                                                                    House #6936188
                                                                                                    0
                                                                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      House #1788084
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous, wonderful place to stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage was cosy and clean, with everything you could need and more. There were some lovely kind gestures. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We had a fabulous stay and would recommend it and more. We will definitely come back again. Cannot fault it in any which way.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely, cosy cottage, very well equipped

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a short break before joining our family for Christmas. The White Barn was perfect for our needs and spotlessly clean. We had a warm welcome from Claire. We will be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic modern accommodation set amongst a fantastic landscape perfect for a weekend break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Myself and 5 friends had a fantastic stay at Sally and Nick's property. From the moment we contacted Sally she was superbly friendly and answered any queries we had almost instantly. On arrival we were warmly greeted and taken on a tour of the property, which is amazing and modern. The house easily accommodated 6 adults and is located close to all of the amenities that you will need. Can not recommend this place highly enough and no doubt we will be booking again soon for another stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016