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, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, 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.
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14 Jan 2014
"Cosy and comfortable"
We stayed at The Stables for 2 weeks over the Christmas New Year period. Although looking quite rustic on the exterior, the inside was modern, well equipped, warm and comfortable. There were some gr… More
Thank you for your excellent review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Stables. It is a deceptive property and its rustic exterior hides the fact that there is the equivalent to 12 inches of insulation in many areas, which makes it warm even on the coldest days. I do hope we see you again. John
20 Nov 2013
We stayed at The Stables for a week whilst visiting a number of friends in the area. The Stables are an unusual property - a wooden construction but, despite some really wild weather, we were always w… More
We are glad you enjoyed the property to the full and thank you for your constructive comments. These have prompted us to revisit some of the internal finishing, which is now much improved. We look forward to you staying again. Best Wishes John
17 Aug 2013
"A lovely little oasis outside a wonderful city"
We were down to go to the Cambridge folk festival and this place just fitted the bill. We were close enough that access to the city and the festival was very straightforward, but just far enough away… More
Thank you for your very positive review, which I think captures the essence of the property very well. I am glad you enjoyed the pitch and put and hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
20 May 2013
"Very comfortable and contemporary place to stay with helpful owner"
Really enjoyed staying here. The accommodation was spotless, well-maintained with all the necessary mod-cons (particularly liked the bathrooms). We stayed during the coldest Easter since the Black Dea… More
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, especially since the weather was not kind and thank you also for booking to stay again in June. That really is the best recommendation we can receive.
21 Apr 2013
This was so terribly disappointing - no wonder there is no exterior photo on the website since it is entirely unappealing. The finishing carpentry inside leaves lots to be desired and the whole place cannot seriously be recommended as a holiday destination. After contacting Holiday Lettings to find out if they monitor to enforce some kind of corporate standards I now wonder if they simply post owners' adverts at face value.
We regret that you found the property did not meet your expectations and we will be uploading several exterior images to give prospective clients a very clear perspective of what the property is. Although we do not agree with your observations and other members of your party stated, without prompting, how much they were enjoining the stay and the tranquility so close to Cambridge city, we welcome all constructive comment and will continue to improve both the property and our presentation of it in order to eliminate any unrealistic expectations and to provide an enjoyable experience for all of our guests.
If you would like to write to me with specific details of the perceived shortcomings we will endeavor to act upon them. The last thing we want is a disappointed client.
6 Dec 2012
"great place to stay fab location"
we thoroughly enjoyedour all to brie f stay at the stables.It has a genuinely tranquil rural feel and yet it is so close to cambridge city centre.The accomodation was faultless,very clean,warm,comfortable and we really enjoyed the egg shaped bath-real luxury.Great views from the bedroom and lounge over looking the garden and meadows.Our visit was in late november and we would love to come back in spring or summer.The owners John and Lou were also great,we were met upon arrival then allowed to enjoy our stay in peace,they responded quickly when i rang to ask them how to operate the gas cooker.All in all a beautifull place to stay and we will be back.
We are pleased your enjoyed your stay and that you found the building warm and comfortable, even though it was not the best time of year. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again in spring or summer when you can enjoy the grounds at their best.
7 Aug 2012
"Time of my life or I'm loving it ;-)"
"The Barn" on the Gog Magog Hills has exceeded all the expectations we had after reading about it on the holidaylettings website. What a wonderful find - an ideal location to explore Cambridge and beyond. Situated just outside Cambridge in the middle of a huge garden it was the perfect place for us who like to share their time between city and country life. As the garden is fenced in - and well away from any public streets - children and/or dogs can enjoy themselves safely, making the life of parents or owner/s ;-) less stressful.
The owners of The Barn are extremely courteous and attentive people, if anything needed to be asked or done they were on the spot in a twinkling.
We very much enjoyed The Barn and coming 'home' each day. Thank you. We hope to be back one day.
D, M & A
Thank you for such a lovely review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much and appreciated the unique location. We look forward to you staying with us again.
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