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Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 236635
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Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10
A fascinating 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom detached hilltop property set in over 4 acres of grounds. This is an eclectic property consisting of the original agricultural cottage married to a collection of converted outbuildings to provide a rambling home ideally situated on the top of the Gog Magog Hills, in open countryside yet only 8 minutes drive from Addenbrookes Hospital.
The layout is excellent for entertaining all year round;
Winter entertaining-The large sitting room and adjacent dining room are well suited to entertaining, featuring vaulted ceilings, oak flooring, high efficiency contemporary log burners and both rooms are dual aspect. These main reception rooms are also in a different wing to the bedrooms.
Summer entertaining-There is a choice of areas including decking and patio around the pond plus south and west facing sheltered picnic areas in the meadow. Sunsets are amazing due to the elevated position, in the summer there is direct sunlight until the very end of the day.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||King Beds (3), Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 17, Lounge seats for 17|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The house has two wings with the kitchen/informal dining area is set at the functional and physical centre. In the west wing are most of the bedrooms and majority of the reception rooms are in the South wing, which has proven to be an excellent layout for entertaining with the minimum disruption to people who wish to sleep/relax.
Note: The house is split level and there are three steps down to the main reception rooms in the South Wing.
In true English farmhouse style the cooker is a 2 oven oil fired Aga and off the kitchen is a pantry, utility room fully equipped with Miele appliances and an informal dining area that can seat 10 people.
The main reception rooms have a flexible layout with the lounge extending to approximately 10m and the linked dining room 6m. Both have vaulted ceilings and are dual aspect. There is a pool table and table tennis table available, although if not required the table tennis table is stored in one of the outbuildings. The dining room will accommodate at least 10 people.
Both the lounge and the dining room are equipped with high efficiency log burners which make a great focal point on chilly winter evenings. (logs supplied for use during the stay).
|Further details outdoors|
Both the lounge and dining room open onto the lower decking, adjacent to the pond. The kitchen/informal dining open onto the upper patio within which there is a feature water channel and low level water fall. The upper patio is edged on one side by a wide flower border and the other side of the water feature is a herb garden.
A hot tub will be available for use from July 2015 (updated 14th May 2015)
To the South of the property is a 1/4 acre private garden area edged to the east by a line of cherry trees and to the west there is a viewing platform. North of the dwelling is approximately 4 acres of a combination of garden, meadow, chalk land wood and orchard.
Note: The well stocked pond is up to 1m deep and is a hazard to very young children. A cover is provided and should not be removed if there are young children in the party.
If there are very young children in the party the owners must be informed in writing, on the booking form, at the time of booking so that the children's safety near the pond can be ensured.
There will be a returnable security/breakage deposit of £400 required. The property will be available from 4pm on the day of arrival, although upon prior request a check in time of 2pm will be accommodated where practical.
Guests should vacate the property by 10am on the morning of departure.
The 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.
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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29 Oct 2012
"Perfect for our Hen weekend"
Very hospitable friendly owner. Quaint cosy property with pretty garden and countryside-feel. Cambridge is less than 10 minutes drive away. Cooking is on an Aga. Sort out your heating requirements beforehand as can be chilly when the heating is not on (October). Great for a gathering of friends - we had a marvelous time.
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and I am pleased to confirm that the heating system has now been replaced with a 100% new system, which is very responsive. I look forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes John
5 Sep 2012
"Great place to stay!"
Five of us were looking for a quiet place in the countryside, but within easy cycling distance of Cambridge, for three weeks. The Keepers Cottage fit the bill perfectly - roomy, quiet, beautiful surroundings. Furnishings were complete, with the feel of a real home; the presence of both dishwasher and laundry was a real plus. We would have no hesitation in returning!
I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the excellent review. We hope to see you again.
20 Aug 2012
"Fantastic holiday property"
Keepers Cottage is a fantastic property. It is spatious and presented to a very high standard, with exceptional grounds and within easy access of Cambridge city centre. Most of all, it represented fantastic value for money. I can not recommend it highly enough.
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for both leaving the property in such good condition and your excellent review. We hope to see you again soon.
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