2 bed cottage, bathroom, lounge, kitchen, garden, village location
My name is Andy Greaves. I ran a B&B and Self Catering business on the Isle of Skye 10 years ago before moving to Cambridgeshire to bring up a family and be nearer friends and family. Been around a bit! I grew up in Bolton, Lancashire, went to design college in Sunderland and music college in Leeds, worked as a teacher in Kent, Surrey, Skye, Peterborough, Sandy and now at the village primary school in Great Gransden! It really is a great place to live.
Andy purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Andy chose Sandy
Hopefully I have the balance between luxury, (toiletries, food, furnishings, design) historical details and value just right. I appreciate that you've travelled a while to get here, so the welcome is warm and personal. I available if you need me, and not if you don't! The cottage has character, as does Great Gransden dating back to Anglo Saxon times. Come and find out for yourself.
What makes this Cottage unique
Suntrap back garden. Beams. Fireplace. Apple tree out front. Pub at the end of the road. Shop across the road. Gransden is a quiet, quintessential English village on the border of Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Cambridge is 15-20 minutes away, London 1 hour by train. Thatch and trees abound. No through route. Pub, shop and Post Office (cash withdrawl facilities), school, church, good community spirit. Excellent dog/human walking in the countryside and great access to National Trust/English Heritage properties such as Wimpole and Audley End, and also Duxford Imperial War Museum all nearby.
Dogs allowed, pls see rule 5 below
Cot, change stn, monitor, h chair, toys, stairgate
Dog owners: Blankets, throws, towels and bowls in the pouffe. Not allowed on the fancy sofa or beds. Pls use towel & outside tap to clean after walks.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely and comfy cottage nr Cambridge
We had a fantastic stay (2 nights) at no11, a lovely 2-bedroom cottage located in a small village within a short distance from Cambridge. The cottage is extremely well-equipped with all amenities (great shower and modern kitchen) and decorated with great taste and originality. The village is quiet and the back garden was much appreciated by our golden retriever puppy, who was an accepted guest by Andy. The home made bread was tasty and a nice touch for breakfast. The small food shop in the corner street provided the necessary for the remainder of our breakfast. We will definitely stay there again.
Thanks Dominique. It was a pleasure to host you all and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Hope the journey home was good.
Close to South Farm, and a fun place to stay with a lovely garden. Pub and shop close by.
Lovely to meet you all! Hope you enjoyed the wedding.
Outstanding sanctuary in a perfect location
From the home-made bread upon arrival to the kindness of the owner upon leaving, our stay was absolutely perfect. This is a great location from which to explore the area, and a wonderful (very clean yet comfortable) retreat once the activities of the day are completed. We can't praise Andy, or the house, enough, and will be planning our next visit soon.
That's a really kind review Lorna, thanks. You're welcome back anytime.
Comfy bed, toasty log fire what more could you want in ac cottage
Lovely quality bed linen and a very comfy bed. Perfect. Generous log fire to lounge by and listen to the quiet of the countryside.
It’s anyyhig but twee so if you’re looking for an all round country cottage trip this won’t be it but the essentials are definitely there.
Thanks Gemma. See you again.
Well located, clean and comfortable, friendly host. Suitable for travellers with limited luggage.
We had a comfortable stay at Andy’s place. We are Australians on a 5 week driving tour on England. We come with corresponding amount of luggage. We decided not to carry our suitcases up the steep narrow stairway, because we considered to bring them down was too perilous. We kept cases in living room which impacted on space, Suggestion for Andy is to position food scrap bin outside the kitchen. It appears flies attracted by the bin enter the house via chimney.
Thanks for the compliments, Wayne. I hope your wife and yourself enjoyed your gravy mix I ordered in for you and the recommended foodie places to visit. I apologise for the flies you encountered; I understand they are cluster flies and are in this area about once a year, but don't pose a health hazard to humans. The cottage is an old farm labourer's home and is over 170 years old as far as I am aware. As such the stairs are not at the shallow angle of modern properties, but there is a substantial handrail. I'd have been happy to carry your luggage for you! Hope you had a safe journey home.
Charming cottage in a pretty village
Great little touches to welcome us to a fully equipped home from home.
Thanks, Louise. Pleasure to host you. See you again sometime.
Wimpole Hall Farm 20min drive
Audley End House 40 min drive
Duxford IWM 40 min drive
Cambridge 20 min drive
Gliding Club 5 min drive
Crown & Cushion, real ale. 5 min walk