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  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

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Escape the ordinary at this riverside hideaway for two, nestled in over an acre of secluded woodlands and yet just a twenty-minute stroll from the historic centre of Cambridge. With a wood-burning stove to nestle up beside and riverside views from the luxurious four-poster bed, the charms of this cottage cabin are hard to resist. On sunny mornings, open the French doors wide and savour morning coffees from the deck’s swing chairs as swans and rowers glide on by. Then up the ante and take to the river with one of the home's boats or kayaks – you've direct access to the river from the garden. When thoughts turn to food, closeby you'll find a coffee shop for lazy brunches (ten minutes on foot) and a riverside gastropub (three minutes on foot). Or head into Cambridge's centre along the river towpath (twenty-minute stroll or ten on bike) to dive into one of its ancient pubs before a mooch about the shops. Just be sure to make it home for nightfall to get toasty beside the chiminea (which handily doubles as your barbecue). As the stars twinkle overhead, there's no finer place to be.


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What to expect


Highlights

Wander the historic grounds of Cambridge's colleges, the centre is just a twenty-minute stroll away

Wander the historic grounds of Cambridge's colleges, the centre is just a twenty-minute stroll away

Cosy up on the garden's swing chair and watch the boats glide by

Cosy up on the garden's swing chair and watch the boats glide by

Choose from two outdoor spaces for your morning cuppa

Choose from two outdoor spaces for your morning cuppa

Wake up to riverside views from the four-poster bed

Wake up to riverside views from the four-poster bed

Get toasty beside the fire in winter months

Get toasty beside the fire in winter months

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Home truths

    There’s private parking on the grounds

    If you are planning to get away with friends you can also hire the host's shepherd’s hut located in the shared garden which sleeps a further two guests – speak to your host for details

    This home is unsuitable for children

    If you’d like to hire out the rowing boats or kayaks ask your host in advance

    There’s no television – the perfect excuse to get your nose into a good book instead

    There's Wifi and a laptop-friendly space for remote working

    This home is located in the quiet residential neighbourhood of Chesterton fringing Cambridge – along its high street there’s a local supermarket (three minutes on foot), a post office, fish and chips shop, and those all-important local pubs

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor fireplace / firepit

Outdoor seating

Desk / workplace

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Parking available

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

1 bathroom

Extras


VIP services

Laundry and dry cleaning

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Cambridge

Punting on the River Cam, dodging students as you cycle along historic lanes, and keeping off the pristine college lawns – a visit to Cambridge is like stepping into the pages of a book. Aside from its famous university rival, the city has no comparison, with castle-like colleges topped by towering spires at every turn, romantic bridges, and weeping willows dipping into the river. Look out in particular for the...

Get around

Airport

London Stansted

1 hr 5 min

London Luton

1 hr 8 min

London City

1 hr 16 min

Train station

Cambridge North

19 min

Bus stop

Stanley Road

14 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

3 min

Cafe

2 min

Pharmacy

12 min

Points of interest

Beach

Land Beach Lake

14 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Children welcome (1-12 years)

No pets

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 17:00

Departure before 11:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Helen

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Your host, Helen is always on hand to help with any questions and requests you may have. She then likes to take a step back so you can really feel the home is all yours.

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