House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Gothic Cottage , built around 1820 is a charming character property located in the centre of Huntingdon Cambridgeshire. Fully equipped to a high standard for a comfortable stay. Located 20 mins drive from Cambridge or with easy access on the Guided Busway. The bus stops outside Gothic Cottage. This route leaves every few minutes and will take you to a busy St Ives & Cambridge City Centre and also on to Addenbrook's Hospital.
The railway station is under a 10 min walk away . Regular service to London with very reasonable fares from Huntingdon.
The property takes its name from the 'Gothic' windows and front door that you can see on the photos . The interior has been totally renovated in the last two years but still retains its original character.
The cottage make a great base for exploring the Cambridgeshire & East Anglia.
Gothic has 2 double bedrooms. All bed linen is provided. Fully equipped kitchen including dishwahser, microwave , washing machine, coffee maker & digital radio. The downstairs bathroom has a bath and overhead eco shower. All towels and toiletries are provided. Dinning room has a large table and 6 chairs . The cosy Living room has seating for four with a wall mounted flat screen tv dvd player above the traditional fireplace . The outside is an enclosed garden with decking, seating and parasol , just perfect for the sunshine and for any pets.
We also have two cycles for exploring the local area with . Huntingdon has many cycle routes . Very fast Virgin Broadband in Gothic Cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Stansted 30 km, Nearest railway: Huntingdon 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
The East Anglia region
Cambridgeshire and East Anglia.
Perfect for exploring the local area and the whole of the UK. Huntingdon has excellent road links to the A14 and A1 . London is about 1 hour away by car. St Ives , Ely , St Neots, Peterborough,Newmarket, Bedford & Milton Keynes are all within an hours drive.
The train station at Huntingdon opens up the whole of the UK rail network . London is a short journey away.
The new guided busway starts in Huntingdon and takes you through historic St Ives and right to the centre of Cambridge. Cost £11 for a family for a return journey along some lovely Cambridgeshire scenery .
Plenty of lovely walks from the cottage into the local countryside and some lovely English pubs to enjoy.
Huntingdon is situated on Ermine Street, a Roman road from London to York, where it crosses England's third longest river the Great Ouse.
The name Huntingdon is from the Old English word 'Huntedun' meaning Hunta's Hill. Edward the Elder captured Huntingdon from the Vikings around AD921 and it became a county town of Huntingtonshire.
By 1066 the town was a Royal Borough with a mint that issued its own coinage and was granted a Royal Charter in 1205.
During the 13th Century the town flourished with around 15 churches and three hospitals. The Black Death of 1348-9 and the decline of major trade along the river saw the population decrease.
Hinchingbrooke Priory closed in 1536 and passed into the Cromwell family. It then became Hinchingbrooke House the home of the Earl of Sandwich.
Oliver Cromwell, one of the most significant names in English history was born (1599) and raised in Huntington. He was elected Member of Parliament for Huntingdonin 1628 and for Cambridge in the Short (1640) Parliament . He entered the English Civil War on the side of the Parliamentarians or ' Roundheads”. Nicknamed "Old Ironside", he was quickly promoted from leading a single cavalry troop to become one of the principal commanders of the New Model Army, playing an important role in the defeat of the royal forces. He was the 1st Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland Cromwell is one of the most controversial figures in the history of the British Isles. A museum in the old grammar school in the heart of the town tells his story.
Due to the town location on the Great North Road Huntingdon became a major coaching centre in the 17th & 18th centuries. The town we see today is largely Georgian in its creation. Later the town expanded in the second half of the19th century with the arrival of the railway.
During the 1980's the town continued to be one of the fastest growing in the country. Its prosperity was further enhanced when local MP John Major became British Prime Minister.
With the towns excellent rail and road links the town has expanded to the vibrant town you will find today.
Huntingdon town centre is a 2 minute walk away from Gothic Cottage .
The town of Huntingdon boasts a vibrant and busy town centre with a diverse and imaginative mix of both independent and national retailers including Next, Mothercare, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Claire's Accessories, Costa Coffee and Starbucks. It has a traditional attractive high street, a large proportion of which is pedestrianised . There are also two shopping precincts, Chequers Court and St Benedict's Court plus some lovely shops tucked away down little side streets The impressive Market Square where the war memorial, The Thinking Soldier sits is flanked by the 18th century Town Hall and the 13th Century All Saints Church. The memorial was designed by the late wife of Scott of the Antarctic
Cambridgeshire Fact of the Month
Holme Fen is the lowest point in England . It is 9 feet, 2.75m below sea level .
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14 Mar 2014
"Lovely cosy cottage"
I recently booked Gothic cottage for a weekend away with two friends and it was perfect!A home from home with all the comforts you need. Very well maintained, lovely bedrooms and great kitchen with ev… More
Thank you Natalie for your kind review. So glad you all enjoyed your stay . Best wishes .
1 Nov 2013
"Lovely cottage- stylish decoration, very helpful owners, good location."
We had a lovely week here over half term. The house is really nice - very attractively decorated and definitely the most well-provisioned place we have stayed. The owners really do seem to have though… More
Many thanks for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love the curry house too!
It would be a pleasure to welcome you back anytime, Kind regards Paul & Sasha
3 Oct 2013
"Lovely homely cottage. So close to amenities!"
My parents stayed here for 2 weeks in September.It was a lovely cosy cottage that has all the facilities you could wish for.Wifi, tv, dvd player, washing machine, all cooking utensils etc. and cupboar… More
Many thanks for the wonderful review. So glad your parents enjoyed their stay, it would be a pleasure to welcome them back sometime, best wishes Paul & Sasha
7 Apr 2013
Stayed over whilst visiting friends. Great location 2 mins walk from Huntington town centre. Excellent facilities in the cottage/house. Loved the gothic mirrors. great kitchen & bathroom . Nice area outside, although it was too cold to use it whilst we were staying!! but ideal for the dog. The bus stops right outside and joins the busway to Cambridge. Cambridge was a great place . No problem recommending staying here.
Many thanks for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay & hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes Paul & Sasha
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