About the home
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 lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private 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.
30% payment with booking and the balance 6 weeks before occupation.
For bookings of less than 1 week we operate a sliding scale of prices. Please contact the owners for a quotation.
The East Anglia / Cambridgeshire 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.
The Cambridge area
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.
How to get there
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Flying - Nearest Airport is Stansted - approximately 42km and there are several options in addition to car hire, including train and coach. Please contact us for specific details.
Driving - We strongly suggest that you enter the post code CB22 5BX into either your sat. nav. or Google Maps. Either will probably get you to the junction of Haverhill road and Gog Magog Way. (Tested with Tom Tom and Google maps but not all sat. nav. systems)
With the Stapleford recreation ground on your left, drive out of the 30 mph speed zone and after approximately 1/2 mile take the first driveway on the left (sign for Keepers Cottage). This is a shared driveway over which we have right of way. Drive to the top of the hill (400m) passing signs for The House on the Hill and No Through Road. Just after a black fence on the left the road turns sharp right. Straight ahead is the entrance to Keepers Cottage.
You have arrived.
If you need directions please do not hesitate to call the owners on 07866 426 887
Activities near Cambridge
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
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.
01 Feb 2013
We booked this property 'The Stables' for a one week holiday in November 2012.
When we saw it it was not ready for us, it felt grubby, old, cold and damp. We also felt that the property... more
06 Dec 2012
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.
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|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low||6 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 675||£ 96||£ 154||3 Nights|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 985||£ 141||£ 225||5 Nights|
|6 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 695||£ 99||£ 159||3 Nights|
|4 May 13||11 May 13||£ 795||£ 114||£ 182||3 Nights|
|11 May 13||25 May 13||£ 695||£ 99||£ 159||3 Nights|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 985||£ 141||£ 225||3 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 975||£ 139||£ 223||3 Nights|
|20 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 995||£ 142||£ 227||3 Nights|
|1 Sep 13||28 Oct 13||£ 695||£ 99||£ 159||3 Nights|
|28 Oct 13||3 Nov 13||£ 795||£ 114||£ 182||3 Nights|
|3 Nov 13||22 Dec 13||£ 695||£ 99||£ 159||3 Nights|
|22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 995||£ 142||£ 227||6 Nights|
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NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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