The White Barn
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This Tourist Board three star rated Gold Award property with its high quality furnishings, pretty, village setting and handy location near to Cambridge, provides excellent value for money.
The White Barn is a newly refurbished, traditional weather-boarded barn in the beautiful village of Hilton. With tasteful, comfortable furnishings and plenty of character, it provides ground floor accommodation with an ensuite bedroom and light and airy open plan sitting room where French doors open on to the private patio garden.
The Barn is a self contained unit adjacent to the owners' Victorian house and garden, and close to Hilton's medieval church, prized turf maze, and splendid Green designed by Capability Brown which is surrounded by historic buildings.
The White Barn is privately owned and family managed. It is well situated, close to the historic market towns of St Ives, Huntingdon and Ely, and within easy access of Cambridge. It lies in the heart of beautiful Fenland scenery with its many historic and wildlife attractions. It has wi-fi internet access with super-fast fibre optic broadband.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Stanstead 67 km, Nearest railway: Huntingdon 11 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, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
With tasteful, comfortable furnishings and plenty of character, The White Barn provides ground floor accommodation: open plan sitting/ dining/ kitchen area, bedroom with ensuite bathroom, French doors to patio garden.
Newly refurbished, it is in excellent condition with new, uptodate equipment and utensils, including dishwasher and washer dryer, digital TV and DVD player and wif-fi internet access with super-fast fibre optic broadband.
The bedroom has a high quality, comfortable new bed and mattress, and the ensuite bathroom is completely tiled with new modern fittings, including bath, thermostatic power shower and heated towel rail.
A travel cot or ready bed can be provided for small children or babies.
The White Barn is entirely on the ground floor, with only one step up from the level path and driveway.
|Further details outdoors|
Delightful patio garden.
Car parking is on the drive in front of the barn and is lit at night with security lights.
No steps from gravel parking area to front door.
Small village shop and post office near by. Pub in village.
Small caged animals may be acceptable. Please enquire.
Suitable for very young children and babies.
The East Anglia region
East Anglia's mild climate means it is sunnier and dryer than any other area in Britain, and makes it an ideal location for holidaying. It is characterised by farmland plains, rolling hills, fens and waterways. The Fens, crisscrossed by waterways, are unique in the British isles and provide a wonderful habitat for wildlife.
Inhabited since ancient times, both fenland and rolling farmland are rich in history, abounding with castles, cathedrals and country houses, and its well-preserved old villages with innumerable thatched cottages are rightly famous. In more modern times, East Anglia was home to US Army Air Force and RAF air bases in the Second World War, and is still home to the Queen and the royal family at Sandringham.
The local area is rich in history. Close to Hilton is the picturesque market town of St Ives, home to Oliver Cromwell and nearby is the university town of Cambridge with its beautiful colleges and museums and opportunities for punting and shopping.
The magnificent cathedrals of Peterborough and Ely are within easy reach, and there are numerous historic properties in the area such as Anglesey Abbey, Wimpole Hall, Houghton mill and Audley End. Visit Duxford Air museum or the peace of the American military Cemetery at Madingley. Flag Fen reveals the remarkable 3,500 year old Fen Causeway, while Bletchley Park was home to the Enigma codebreakers of World War Two.
Visit the wild life sanctuaries of Welney and Paxton Pits, or the conservation zoos at Hammerton and Linton.
There are plenty of activities locally to engage all ages of visitors, from walking, horse racing or riding, cycling or sailing, to boat trips around the waterways or punting from Cambridge to Rupert Brookes' Orchard Tea Rooms at Grantchester.
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23 Aug 2014
"A lovely quiet, well equiped comfortable place to relax in and enjoy."
The White barn is a lovely comfortable apartment with every thing you require for a short or extended stay. I stayed for just over two weeks and found it an ideal base to tour the surrounding countrys… More
I'm really glad your stay went so well. The Barn is really well situated for touring the area, and there's now the Guided Bus for getting into Cambridge quickly and easily, as well as the very efficient Park and Ride. There are multi story car parks in Cambridge so you can drive in if you want to, but these are really good options for avoiding traffic and parking so that you can have as long as you want looking round the city.
18 Aug 2014
"A good value stay to explore Cambridge"
The owner Claire was very accommodating and prompt with her communication. We were able to stay late on the Sunday, as there was no other booking for that day.Pros: Spacious, well-equipped kitchen and… More
Thanks for such helpful comments which we've acted on straightaway. We've had a good session in the garden to cut back the excess growth and have introduced some more flowers, we have tackled the cobwebs high up in the rafters and have put new planters at the front. We also have repainting of the exterior and interior scheduled for early September, so the Barn will be looking very fresh!
7 Jul 2014
We stayed at the White Barn for two nights as we were going to a wedding at Cambridge University. The owner Claire was very accommodating before our arrival and this was appreciated as we were staying… More
Thanks so much for your lovely review, and glad the wedding went so well!
19 Nov 2013
"Perfect romantic getaway!"
We stayed in this quaint little accommodation in November 2013. It was our 1 year wedding anniversary and we decided to go to Cambridge for a weekend, simply because it was only a one hour drive away… More
I'm so glad you had such a lovely stay. Thanks for a great review.
18 Oct 2013
"Great warm holiday home"
We had wonderful weekend break at the White Barn. Such a beautiful, bright and warmly decorated flat with lots of natural light. I loved the fact that the barn is completely self-contained which made … More
We're really glad you enjoyed your stay. There is a post office-shop in the village and small pub, but your right that a car is essential for reaching the excellent restaurants and pubs in surrounding villages.
8 Oct 2013
"simply excellent - but vehicle is essential"
Absolutely superb, welcoming yet not intrusive owner Claire on hand if needed, everything provided for a short or longer stay, have already rebooked for 2 more breaks next year and would recommend wi… More
Thanks for a great review. Look forward to seeing you again next year.
28 Oct 2012
"A great place to stay"
If there are only two of you and you have a car, then this is an excellent place to stay. The place is immaculate and very warm. We had a three day break in October when the East winds were blowing. … More
Thanks very much, I'm glad you had such an enjoyable stay. The good news is that we have put in an extra router, and WI-FI is now UP AND RUNNING!
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