Top 5 holiday homes near University of Cambridge, England
Searching for the perfect accommodation? Take a look at these gems and book your dream stay
When visiting England, University of Cambridge has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.
Where to stay near University of Cambridge, England
Here is our pick of the top 5 holiday homes. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.
Click to book Pottering Along now: from £200 per night The quintessential English village, Long Melford is steeped in rich history, packed with typical Suffolk inns, and surrounded by fantastic countryside. As the name implies, the village is home to a meandering High Street lined with independent shops, classy cafes, hip art galleries and plenty of stunning fifteenth-century churches and buildings. Return to the cosy, warming atmosphere of your home-from-home, filled with those thoughtful little delights that fashion the perfect stay – from games for all ages, literature and sightseeing maps – you'll have everything you require. Bright and roomy, unwind in the living space with a good book, play cards, or simply sink back into the soft sofas and armchairs amid the serene moody blue and green tones, seagrass carpeting, and a stylish log-filled fireplace. The compact kitchen is kitted out with everything you'll need so that you can enjoy long brunches in the sun or romantic alfresco meals in the evening. Just as welcoming and impressive, the garden boasts an elegant, illuminated space under a pergola that is an excellent spot for sipping wine and breaking bread after exciting days exploring Suffolk's hidden gems. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
Click to book Hay Ride now: from £200 per night This beautiful converted hayloft is as picturesque as they come, both inside and out. Set in the grounds of the venerable Belchamp Hall that has been in the same family since 1611, it has a lovely sense of age and belonging. The mellow red brick and slatted wooden barn is surrounded by mature trees and a historic walled garden. Beyond is an extensive private estate and the rolling hills of Suffolk, all criss-crossed by tranquil country walking trails. Inside the home, the high oak beams of the original hayloft make a grand impression. There’s a kitchen, dining and living area decked out in warm natural tones that echo the rich colour palette of the characterful ancient beams. This is a blissful and romantic retreat, perfect to snuggle up in and enjoy the peace and quiet of a country escape. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom
Found Under The Eaves
Click to book Found Under The Eaves now: from £150 per night As you wander through the village of Long Melford, you should be able to spot this pretty place quite easily – it’s the old foundry building with a striking red-framed circular window above the door. Step inside and the vast windows mean the living space is bathed in natural light. As you lie back on the sofa, with your cup of tea and a good book, you’ll be looking up at the old wooden beams supporting the vaulted ceiling. These traditional features are balanced with comfortably contemporary decor, making it a stylish modern home. You’ll find independent shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs within a few steps thanks to its central position and if you head out of the village, pick one of the many hiking and cycling trails nearby to explore the Suffolk countryside. Sleeps up to 5 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms
Click to book Butterfly Barn now: from £750 per night This rustic barn conversion is a delightful place to stay in the Essex countryside. It has been lovingly restored, and retains its original wooden beams, which give the home a traditional, cottage-like feel. There are public footpaths nearby, meaning you’ll be able to make the most of exploring the surrounding countryside. After a busy day hiking, kick back on the plump sofas with a drink in hand, and warm up in front of the wood burner. During the day, the huge garden is the perfect spot to play games as a group, before cooking up a hearty meal on the Weber barbecue, to enjoy on the outdoor seating. Sleeps up to 10 | 4 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms
Raindrops On Roses
Click to book Raindrops On Roses now: from £275 per night Raindrops On Roses is a 700-year-old cottage with all the comforts of home and a dash of welcoming magic. A lived-in home, expect a kitchen fit for hearty meals, a crackling fireplace during thunderstorms and plenty of alfresco meals surrounded by wild landscapes. Right by the entrance of National Trust Hatfield Forest, you're all sorted for great hikes and biking tours (make a note of the Flitch Way cycle path to Great Dunmow). While there are many villages and lengthy coastlines to explore all around, staying in has its surprises too. So keep you eyes peeled for a deer sighting or shooting stars on clear nights. Sleeps up to 7 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
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