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5 Holiday Homes for the Cambridge Science Festival, UK

When attending the Cambridge Science Festival you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


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If you’re heading to Cambridge in March for the Cambridge Science Festival, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near the Cambridge Science Festival

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Cambridge collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis, Plum Guide home in Cambridgeshire, UK

Praying Mantis, Plum Guide home in Cambridgeshire, UK

Click to book Praying Mantis now: from £100 per night Located in Cambridge's newest neighbourhood of Eddington, this sleek one-bedroom apartment has plenty of room to relax after a day of exploring, either on the comfy sofa or on the large bed. Cambridge is a cyclists' city, and given that you're only a couple of miles from the rambling streets and quaint waterways that crisscross the centre, we'd recommend a bike to get around – especially given Eddington's eco credentials. The flat is decorated in a soothing colour scheme of dusty pink and oceanic blues that fill you with a sense of calm. Downstairs, you'll find an on-site bar, restaurant, coffee shop and co-working space. If you're in town for work, Cambridge Business Park and other campuses are nearby. In addition, it's a short taxi, bike or bus into the historic centre and well-located for access to Stansted Airport, a thirty-five-minute drive away. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom


Codebreakers, Plum Guide home in Cambridgeshire, UK

Codebreakers, Plum Guide home in Cambridgeshire, UK

Click to book Codebreakers now: from £100 per night Studious and stately, the prestigious university is the beating heart of Cambridge. Academics lounge on the college greens and students punt down the River Cam, but there's much more to this town than its scholarly roots. Cosy coffee shops, lively pubs, mouth-watering eateries and local shops selling everything from rare books to luxury fashions are a dime a dozen along the cobbled lanes. This ultra-modern apartment lies northwest of the bustling centre in the cool urban district of Eddington, just a short taxi, bike or bus ride away from the historic sights. Mid-century style and high-end design are front-and-centre here – sleek living spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, Chromecast TVs, rainfall showers and a welcome basket full of goodies are just a few of the perks. The kitchen is packed with cooking gear and the comfy living area is the perfect spot to unwind in the evenings with a glass of wine. Better yet, take the relaxing alfresco on the private outdoor terrace before snuggling up in the sumptuous beds for some shut-eye. What really makes this place sing, however, are the communal spaces. From the high-tech co-working space and on-site restaurant to the small workout studio and rooftop terrace, there's plenty of shared spots where you can study, decompress, or simply hang out in style. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Hay Ride

Hay Ride, Plum Guide home in Essex

Hay Ride, Plum Guide home in Essex

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

Tudor Tales

Tudor Tales, Plum Guide home in Suffolk, UK

Tudor Tales, Plum Guide home in Suffolk, UK

Click to book Tudor Tales now: from £200 per night Step back in time with a stay at this enchanting cottage in the Suffolk countryside. A Grade II-listed Tudor property that's brimming with charm and character, it's perfect for a romantic escape. During the winter, relax in the living room beneath those old wooden beams, with your toes warming in the glow of a crackling log fire; in the summer, watch the sunset with a glass of wine from the cute patio. There's a newly installed, well-equipped kitchen, and upstairs the bedroom has a view right over the picturesque street below. The location is hard to beat: in the heart of bustling Long Melford, a picturesque market town with cobbled streets, independent boutiques, antique shops and quaint pubs, all within walking distance of the front door. If you’re feeling particularly active, there are fantastic walking and cycle trails nearby too - or why not saddle up and explore the local area on horseback? Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 2 Bathrooms

Fairy Flax

Fairy Flax, Plum Guide home in Suffolk, UK

Fairy Flax, Plum Guide home in Suffolk, UK

Click to book Fairy Flax now: from £200 per night A cottage straight out of a fairytale, each room is dreamier than the next. The living room’s chapel-like ceiling is lined with timber beams and a woodburner crackles in the corner. Sleep sound as Sleepy Beauty in a four-poster bed fit for a storybook. A welcome pack of local goodies awaits your arrival in the cute, country-style kitchen, but there are more culinary delights to be explored in the area. Touted as the food capital of Suffolk, the cottage is a few minutes' walk to Lavenham’s tea rooms, an ice cream parlour, and the local museum, along with traditional eateries tucked away on narrow streets. You'd be forgiven for spending most of your time in the spectacular lodgings though as even the walled garden with its twisting vine archway has a magical feel to it. Treat yourself to a trip in a beautiful location, within a beautiful abode. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

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