Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
This contemporary farm building conversion is set within 4 acres (1.7 Hectares) of private parkland on the Gog Magog hills minutes by car or bike from Cambridge city centre. The grounds consist of open spaces suitable for ball games, woodland with sheltered picnic areas and orchard.
The tranquility and easy access to historic Cambridge City and surrounding attractions make this the ideal location for both business and leisure. Several restaurants are within easy reach and both the Shelford Deli and Bradford's Farm shop can provide home made ready made meals.
This detached dwelling stands on the very top of the Gog Magog hills on the edge of Cambridge. Consequently during the conversion all walls floor and ceiling were insulated to well above the required building regulation standards. Around 40% of all external surfaces have the equivalent of 300mm of fiberglass and the remainder nowhere have less than 100mm. All windows and the patio door are double glazed. The heating system is also oversized and has no problem maintaining a temperature of +22c when it is -10C outside.
Not only does this level of insulation keep the property warm in the winter it is also refreshingly cool during the summer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted 41 km, Nearest railway: Shelford 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Each bedroom has a King size bed and en-suite bathroom or shower room. The property will normally sleep up to 4 people and a further single bed can be provided upon request.
The kitchen is well equipped and the dining area will seat 6 people enabling one or two day guests. All main appliances are housed in the separate utility room.
In the lounge area there is a digital TV with Freeview and DVD plus Wi-Fi broadband access and seating for 5 people.
|Further details outdoors||
The private parkland which is both great to look out onto and a safe enclosed place for children to play. Part of the space is woodland and there is a large open space suitable for ball games. The terrace is equipped with a Bar-B-Q and seating/table for at least 6 people.
There is outdoor table tennis and volley ball for the use of residents.
Although on the edge of Cambridge the setting is rural and occupants are certain to see a wide range of wildlife including potentially rabbits, foxes, deer, pheasants, partridges and other birds.
The East Anglia region
Cambridge is a world famous historic university city that lies at the heart of East Anglia and within easy reach of London (45 minutes by train)
East Anglia is an incredibly varied region and regional attractions include:
Newmarket horse racing and National Stud - 12 miles see: http://www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk/concerts/2012-concert-dates.
The city of Ely and its cathedral set within the black Fen country, which also includes the wildlife reserve at Wicken Fen.
Suffolk - Constable country which includes Lavenham, Long Melford and Southwold.
Plus many more. The owners will be pleased to advise where possible.
Local attractions include the University of Cambridge and a punt trip through the backs of the colleges is not to be missed although it can be just as nice taking a punt upriver and picnic at Grantchester.
Throughout the summer months there are a number of open air concerts and plays in the area including the famous Cambridge Folk Festival.
Within one mile of the property is the Magog down and the adjacent Wandlebury Roman settlement and Roman road.
Within 3 miles at Duxford is the Imperial Museum with everything from Concord to Spitfires and tanks to a B52 bomber.