About the home
Beechwood House is a magnificent period home dating back to the late eighteen hundreds providing a wonderful example of spacious Victorian grandeur. Peacefully situated on the fringe of the picturesque village of Fulbourn, it is conveniently located just five miles from the historic City of Cambridge and less than an hour from the heart of London.
The property has recently undergone a substantial facelift, and whilst retaining many of its original features it has been carefully and tastefully extended, creating a traditional atmosphere blended with the comfort of modern day living.
The bright and airy interior opens out into the most beautifully established and traditional English garden which backs onto open countryside, providing an oasis of unrushed tranquillity and seclusion.
The walled driveway provides ample parking for several cars and has a covered arched shelter for bicycles. The main entrance to Beechwood House opens into a reception hall with guest cloakroom, which runs through the centre of the property. To the left of the reception hall is a large modern kitchen with a central granite-top work island along with all required accessories, plus a pantry and utility room.
Leading on from the open plan kitchen is a large combined living and dining room with flagstone floor (under-floor heating) and large glazed front which opens out into the garden and provides a wonderfully bright and airy aspect.
To the side of the dining room is an additional reception room with a high glazed ceiling, which also leads out into the garden and has a second cloakroom with shower/wet-room.
The westerly side of the entrance hall opens into the very large sitting room which has an open fire and half-moon bay window looking out over the garden. There is also a small conservatory and the main room has midway dividing doors should a more cosy atmosphere be sought.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms, two bathrooms and an additional shower room. Four of the bedrooms have double beds and one has twin singles, comfortably sleeping 10 people in total.
Outside: Set in over an acre of established grounds and beautiful garden, including a small pond, the south facing rear of Beechwood House has been designed to maximise the stunning views across lush lawns and colourful borders. Opening out on to a spacious terrace with barbecue and seating area, al fresco dining is an absolute delight at certain times of the year.
For the more energetic guests, there is a trampoline and badminton net in and around the garden, a croquet set and four bicycles at guests' disposal. Along the Easterly border of the garden is the 'pool house' with the private heated indoor swimming pool. The swimming pool is 8m x4m in dimension and the depth is 1m at the shallow end and 2m at the deep end with integral roman steps and is heated all year round.
Our standard cleaning service is full preparation for your arrival and a change of bed linen and light clean weekly thereafter. We are happy to arrange a more frequent service if required as follows:
• Extra cleaning at £15 per hour
• Change of all bed linen & towels at £15 per room
A unique opportunity to rent and experience one of Cambridge's finest traditional landmark properties.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Hunstanton, 104km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private indoor Pool, Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private indoor Pool|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
Further details outdoors:
Set in over an acre of secluded lawned garden with mature trees and flower beds and a small pond. 4 bicycles at guests' disposal.
Fruit and Champagne welcome hamper on arrival.
* 30% deposit required to confirm. Remaining balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
* No Stag groups - Hen and all female groups accepted on request
* Minimum stay of 3 nights
* Important note for Christmas & New Year bookings: Christmas bookings minimum 7 nights up to 28th December; New Year bookings also minimum 7 nights from 28th December.
The East Anglia / Cambridgeshire region
Within the local south Cambridgeshire area, there are many leisure opportunities, among them countryside walks, cycling, golf, tennis and other social sports, gym or fitness classes and swimming.
Also family-friendly attractions and activities such as Linton Zoo, Wimpole Hall & Home Farm, Duxford Imperial War Museum, Fowlmere nature reserve. The nearby market towns of Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds, Ely and St Ives are all well worth a visit to soak up their history and beauty.
The Cambridge / Fulbourn area
Just a short drive or bus ride away, Cambridge has a beautifully preserved city centre including the world renowned University college buildings, perhaps the most famous of which is Kings' College from whose magnificent Chapel the Christmas Eve carol service is broadcast each year.
Historically an important market town, there is still a daily market selling produce and everyday items as well as souvenirs, and quality crafts at the weekend. There are, of course, many familiar high street stores and designer names but also a choice of independent boutiques and gift shops to browse. Also a cultural centre, with theatres, art galleries, museums and cinemas.
How to get there
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London Stansted international airport is an easy half an hour by car, and receives daily flights from all over the world. Car hire can be arranged from the airport through various rental companies or there are excellent coach and rail links to Cambridge. (See official site www.stanstedairport.com for full information)
The other London airports - Heathrow, Gatwick or London City - are all still within two hours drive, and between them serve virtually any origin airport.
Approx 15 minute car journey from Cambridge to Beechwood House in Fulbourn. Taxis readily available from the rail station and city centre.
Activities near Cambridge
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
12 May 2013
We booked Beechwood House and one of the studios for a celebration of a family birthday. James was there to welcome us personally when we arrived. First impressions were excellent including champagne on ice, chocolates, lots of fresh fruit and flowers. The house is beautiful inside, big rooms downstairs looking out onto the huge, unoverlooked garden which stretches to open countryside beyond. Upstairs bedrooms are lovely. They vary in size and are ideal for a family gathering. We all enjoyed the lovely swimming pool. Furnishings and facilities are all of a very high standard. We found everything we needed in the kitchen to cook elaborate celebration meals. I made use of one of the bikes provided to look around the village of Fulbourn and we also walked to the recreation ground (5 minutes), the shops (10 minutes) and the pretty church of St. Vigor with a carpet of cowslips in the churchyard. With Park and Ride into Cambridge just two and a half miles away it was easy to load the party onto the bus for a visit. Everyone in our group agreed we couldn't have chosen anywhere better for an occasion such as this.
It was a pleasure meeting you all and I'm so pleased you found Beechwood House so ideal for your family birthday celebration. James
07 Apr 2013
We stayed as a group of 10 with two small children at Beechwood House for the Easter weekend. We were absolutely blown away by the property, and although the photos look lovely, they really... more
It was a pleasure meeting you all and seeing you have so much fun having garden Easter egg hunts in the same way we used to do with our children in the past. It would be lovely to see you all back... more
28 Mar 2013
Beechwood House is amazing; the house itself is beautiful and well laid out for our large group of 16. We also rented the two apartments for the weekend, which are self contained and finished to a... more
I'm delighted everything met with your expectations. James
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low||5 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 2395||£ 290||£ 465||3 Nights|
|Mid||1 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 3195||£ 365||£ 565||3 Nights|
|High||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 3595||£ 559||£ 559||5 Nights|
|Mid||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 3195||£ 365||£ 565||3 Nights|
|Low||1 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 2395||£ 290||£ 465||3 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 3595||£ 559||£ 559||1 Week|
|Low||5 Jan 14||1 Apr 14||£ 2395||£ 290||£ 465||3 Nights|
|Mid||1 Apr 14||1 Jul 14||£ 3195||£ 365||£ 565||3 Nights|
|High||1 Jul 14||1 Sep 14||£ 3595||£ 559||£ 559||5 Nights|
|Mid||1 Sep 14||21 Dec 14||£ 3195||£ 365||£ 565||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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* Mid Week Reductions: In Low & Mid season bands you can stay between Monday & Friday for as little as £250 per night!
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