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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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    Barn #6826651
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Apartment #1275928
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          Excellent! 4.3/5
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          Cottage #6777490
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            House #1952047
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              House #1875365
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Cottage #1562169
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                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                  • 1 BA
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                  Cottage #8150147
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                    Apartment #6002543
                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #6551020
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                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        House #839286
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          Apartment #6542007
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Apartment #1852002
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                Cottage #6899930
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                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cottage #1428299
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                                    Cottage #8210184
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                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                      • 10 BR
                                      • 9 BA
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                                      Villa #1656437
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                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                        • 2 BR
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                                        Cottage #6504745
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                                          • 2 BR
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                                            Very Good! 4.1/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Apartment #490667
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              House #6945573
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                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Bungalow #6898154
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Apartment #8243950
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    House #1680538
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                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #1106464
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        House #486049
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                                                          Apartment #8285416
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                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
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                                                            Cottage #86999
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                                                              Apartment #8132716
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                House #8183568
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #1989108
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                                                                    House #4472998
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                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cabin #6736607
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                                                                        • 7 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                                        Multiple rentals House #6785247
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                                                                          Cottage #1199174
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #1888608
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                                                                              House #1983353
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                                                                                Cottage #6919084
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Apartment #1086689
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                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Bungalow #8124955
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #8087648
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        House #1005818vb
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                                                          Cottage #1964940
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Apartment #1873736
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                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                                                              House #6724579
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                                                                                                • 6 BR
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                                                                                                House #6936188
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                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Apartment #8097038
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                                                                                                    Apartment #8087150
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Lovely stay at River Terace

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    We had two weeks with exceptional fine weather. We spent most of the time in the veranda, with a beautiful view at the river. It is a nice house to spend a holiday: big and light kitchen with enough equipment, good bedroom with a good bed. Because the house is in a cul-de-sac it is very quit, still the shops, restaurants and pubs are around the corner.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                    Superb accommodation in a tranquil rural setting but close to the beautiful city of Cambridge

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This property certainly has the 'wow' factor. Every room is immaculate with everything anyone would want for a self catering holiday. Sally is a delightful host and ensured we had everything we needed to ensure an enjoyable stay. The outlook onto fields with the resident bull, two cows and two bullocks added to the restful tranquility The Bull Pen and the pretty village of Bourn instilled in us. Cambridge itself is a beautiful city which I would liken to York but perhaps on a bigger scale. We are not ones who return often to properties we have stayed in but The Bull Pen is an exception to this self imposed rule. We would love to return to experience, again, the peaceful and restful surroundings of The Bull Pen. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 05, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017