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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! 5/5
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    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
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    Barn #6826651
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      House #1621337
      22
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        House #1952047
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Apartment #6542007
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Apartment #1275928
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              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 9
              House #1875365
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (11 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #6504745
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (24 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1562169
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                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #8150147
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #6777490
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (15 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #1852002
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Apartment #6551020
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 7
                            House #1983363
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                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #1428299
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                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (18 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 4
                                House #839286
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                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                  • 10 BR
                                  • 9 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 34
                                  Villa #1656437
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (4 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Apartment #6468438
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                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #1888608
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #1989108
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                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Apartment #3678142
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                                            Very Good! 4.1/5
                                            (14 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Apartment #490667
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Cottage #6899930
                                              1
                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #1983353
                                                1
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  House #486049
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Cottage #1867982
                                                    1
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #6724506
                                                      2
                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Bungalow #6898154
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                          (7 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Cottage #86999
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                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #1963835
                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Apartment #1086689
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Apartment #1760145
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #1861261
                                                                  1
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #1005818vb
                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #1964940
                                                                      1
                                                                        Good! 3.8/5
                                                                        (4 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #1199174
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #1875138
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #6051104
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Chalet #6122579
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                House #6724579
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #1873736
                                                                                  6
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #1964674
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #1860912
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #6805950
                                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 14
                                                                                          House #6936188
                                                                                          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Chalet #6122588
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #8157393
                                                                                              8
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #1106464
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  House #6895187
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    House #6945573
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Very high standard of furnishing, good showers and comfortable beds, couldn't fault it

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Lovely location with 2 restaurants within walking distance. Fully equipped kitchen if you want to cook, spotlessly clean, large soft towels, Sally and Nick have thought of everything you could need.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                    Excellent property for large groups in good location for Cambridge town centre.

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a group of 22 celebrating a 50th birthday and there was plenty of space for everyone. The house was equipped really well and laid out the way we requested. The location is perfect for Cambridge town centre and easy walking distance to pubs. Only slight issue is parking and needing to remember to feed the meter at the public car park opposite (and having lots of change to hand).
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                    Modern relaxing accomodation close to City center

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Good size relaxing accommodation with ample facilities close to the City centre. Brilliant location; bikes, bus or taxis close by to easily get you to all amenities. Lots of good and varied restaurants - we enjoyed the Rainbow for a veggie meal.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017