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Beechwood House Cambridge House
- 5 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- min stay varies
Beechwood House Cambridge
- 5 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- min stay varies
Description from owner
Beechwood House is a magnificent period home dating back to the late eighteen hundreds providing a wonderful example of spacious Victorian grandeur. Peacefully situated on the fringe of the picturesque village of Fulbourn, it is conveniently located just five miles from the historic City of Cambridge and less than an hour from the heart of London.The property has recently undergone a substantial facelift, and whilst retaining many of its original features it has been carefully and tastefully extended, creating a traditional atmosphere blended with the comfort of modern day living.The bright and airy interior opens out into the most beautifully established and traditional English garden which backs onto open countryside, providing an oasis of unrushed tranquillity and seclusion.Accommodation details:The walled driveway provides ample parking for several cars and has a covered arched shelter for bicycles. The main entrance to Beechwood House opens into a reception hall with guest cloakroom,
Beechwood House is a magnificent period home dating back to the late eighteen hundreds providing a wonderful example of spacious Victorian grandeur. Peacefully situated on the fringe of the picturesque village of Fulbourn, it is conveniently located just five miles from the historic City of Cambridge and less than an hour from the heart of London.The property has recently undergone a substantial facelift, and whilst retaining many of its original features it has been carefully and tastefully extended, creating a traditional atmosphere blended with the comfort of modern day living.The bright and airy interior opens out into the most beautifully established and traditional English garden which backs onto open countryside, providing an oasis of unrushed tranquillity and seclusion.Accommodation details:The walled driveway provides ample parking for several cars and has a covered arched shelter for bicycles. The main entrance to Beechwood House opens into a reception hall with guest cloakroom, which runs through the centre of the property. To the left of the reception hall is a large modern kitchen with a central granite-top work island along with all required accessories, plus a pantry and utility room. Leading on from the open plan kitchen is a large combined living and dining room with flagstone floor (under-floor heating) and large glazed front which opens out into the garden and provides a wonderfully bright and airy aspect. To the side of the dining room is an additional reception room with a high glazed ceiling, which also leads out into the garden and has a second cloakroom with shower/wet-room.The westerly side of the entrance hall opens into the very large sitting room which has an open fire and half-moon bay window looking out over the garden. There is also a small conservatory and the main room has midway dividing doors should a more cosy atmosphere be sought. On the first floor there are five bedrooms, two bathrooms and an additional shower room. Four of the bedrooms have double beds and one has twin singles, comfortably sleeping 10 people in total.Outside: Set in over an acre of established grounds and beautiful garden, including a small pond, the south facing rear of Beechwood House has been designed to maximise the stunning views across lush lawns and colourful borders. Opening out on to a spacious terrace with barbecue and seating area, al fresco dining is an absolute delight at certain times of the year.For the more energetic guests, there is badminton, a croquet set and four bicycles at guests' disposal. Along the Easterly border of the garden is the 'pool house' with the private heated indoor swimming pool. The swimming pool is 8m x4m in dimension and the depth is 1m at the shallow end and 2m at the deep end with integral roman steps and is heated all year round.Our standard cleaning service is full preparation for your arrival and a change of bed linen and light clean weekly thereafter. We are happy to arrange a more frequent service if required as follows:• Extra cleaning at £15 per hour• Change of all bed linen & towels at £15 per roomA unique opportunity to rent and experience one of Cambridge's finest traditional landmark properties.
Location description from owner
The England region
Within the local south Cambridgeshire area, there are many leisure opportunities, among them countryside walks, cycling, golf, tennis and other social sports, gym or fitness classes and swimming. Also family-friendly attractions and activities such as Linton Zoo, Wimpole Hall & Home Farm, Duxford Imperial War Museum, Fowlmere nature reserve. The nearby market towns of Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds, Ely and St Ives are all well worth a visit to soak up their history and beauty.
Just a short drive or bus ride away, Cambridge has a beautifully preserved city centre including the world renowned University college buildings, perhaps the most famous of which is Kings' College from whose magnificent Chapel the Christmas Eve carol service is broadcast each year. Historically an important market town, there is still a daily market selling produce and everyday items as well as souvenirs, and quality crafts at the weekend. There are, of course, many familiar high street stores and designer names but also a choice of independent boutiques and gift shops to browse. Also a cultural centre, with theatres, art galleries, museums and cinemas.
- Nearest beach 104 km
- Swimming pool
- Great for children of all ages
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 4 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 2 Shower rooms
- Wi-Fi available
- Private indoor pool
- Private garden
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 18 Jul 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
This House has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Oct 2011. Located in Cambridge, it has 50 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2450 to £3750.
The Owner has a response rate of 70% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Jul 2016.
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– based on 50 reviews
- Very Good
“Beechwood House is even better than it looks on line”
We booked Beechwood House and one of the studios for a celebration of a family birthday. James was there to welcome us personally when we arrived. First impressions were excellent including champagne on ice, chocolates, lots of fresh fruit and flowers. The house is beautiful inside, big rooms downstairs looking out onto the huge, unoverlooked garden which stretches to open countryside beyond. Upstairs bedrooms are lovely. They vary in size and are ideal for a family gathering. We all enjoyed the lovely swimming pool. Furnishings and facilities are all of a very high standard. We found everything we needed in the kitchen to cook elaborate celebration meals. I made use of one of the bikes provided to look around the village of Fulbourn and we also walked to the recreation ground (5 minutes), the shops (10 minutes) and the pretty church of St. Vigor with a carpet of cowslips in the churchyard. With Park and Ride into Cambridge just two and a half miles away it was easy to load the party onto the bus for a visit. Everyone in our group agreed we couldn't have chosen anywhere better for an occasion such as this.
It was a pleasure meeting you all and I’m so pleased you found Beechwood House so ideal for your family birthday celebration. James
“Perfect luxury weekend”
We had a fantastic weekend in this beautiful spacious and extremely comfortable house. Thank you for meeting our every need, loved the pool, the many lounging spaces and the beautiful garden.
I'm really pleased you all had such a good weekend and that everything at Beechwood House was as you hoped. James
“Wonderful house with fantastic amenities. atmosphere and welcome from our host.”
We loved the house..very comfortable and great location. All our needs catered for..from the welcome. Our wonderful host James recommended the taxi company, curry house and picked up salmon from waitrose. Fantastic service and at the end of the phone if needed. We hope to visit again and enjoy such a lovely house with beautiful artwork and great pool. Cambridge is very closeby.
So nice to see you all enjoying your reunion and I’m please we were able to contribute to its success. Hope to see you again. James
“A warm and welcoming home from home,with a heated swimming pool.!”
Snowy January did not seem the best time to arrange a family get-togther, but the minute we met James at Beechwood House, the warmth of his welcome dispelled any worries. We were twelve adults and one toddler, the house charmed us all. The log fire in the lounge, the really warm indoor swimming pool, togther with the spacious bedrooms, and many bathrooms all ideal for a long weekend 'catch up' Nothing was too much trouble for James,and the added bonus of the close-by White Hart for Sunday lunch made the whole weekend a great success. The family are talking about a visit to Beechwood in October, as we have several birthdays this month, I personally can't wait!
It was a pleasure meeting you all and I’m so pleased you had such an enjoyable and memorable stay at Beechwood House. I look forward to seeing you again next year! James
“Great Experience in a Beautiful House”
We had a great time at Beechwood House and made many happy memories there. I can honestly say that it was the highlight of the year for us. My wife has lived away from family for a long time which has always been a hard thing for her. Unknown to her, her family and I planned a surprise weekend for her and extended family at Beechwood House. Her family flew in from overseas with great anticipation for the surprise and looking forward to spending time together relaxing and enjoying the pool. The surprise went extremely well and we all enjoyed a very lovely weekend together in this beautiful house. We enjoyed preparing and eating meals together in the spacious dining room and spent a lot of time in the heated pool, which felt great considering it was a very cold weekend. The rooms were all very comfortable for us, with more than enough space for all of us in the house. Mr. Main was very nice and happy to help if needed. We as a family made very happy memories in Beechwood House.
I'm so pleased Beechwood House helped provide so many happy memories for your family reunion. James
“Outstanding quality of finish, perfect for entertaining, larger than expected & brilliant pool.”
We received the warmest of welcomes when we arrived. The house is perfect for large groups of friends wishing to celebrate a special occasion. It was finished to a very high standard with every facility you could wish for. Great kitchen for dinner parties, fast internet, good local pub, perfect warm indoor pool, what more could you want. Huge garden with Trampoline & small pond (Not suitable for unsupervised children). Very comfy bed. Tesco 5 min down the road and park & ride (Newmarket Road) into Camb town - 5 min past that. Cant wait to go back next year.
I’m so pleased you all had such a good time and that you enjoyed your stay at Beechwood House so much. You’re most welcome back at any time. James
“ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC HOUSE! OUR SECOND VISIT THIS YEAR!!!”
This was my second visit this year. A group of 12 because we rented the house and one of the FANTASTICALLY newly refubished self contained barn conversions...... Really super!! Our group ranged from age from 11 to 55.......So a really broad group of family and friends that have know each there for years. All really enjoyed the house and having plenty of space....................... and the pool.......what a bonus............... toasty warm in November! Really fabulous space, kitchen super and views over the substantial garden. Log fires in the evenings, food, drink and laughter! We are now planning a regular annual visit. Thank you James for such a fantastic stay at a top notch location and property.
It was an absolute pleasure to see you again and I’m delighted that you have already booked again. It’s been nice getting to know you. James
“A real home from home”
I rented Beechwood House for a long weekend so that as a family we were close to Cambridge for my sons wedding. The house was a real home-from-home where we could all relax and get ready for the big-day. There were 10 of us altogether including a young baby and all of our requirements were met. The swimming pool was an added bonus and was always lovely and warm and very clean. My three year old granddaughter really enjoyed the garden space with lots of room to run around and explore. All in all we were very comfortable and look forward to another occasion when we can visit Beechwood House again.
I’m delighted that both the wedding and your stay at Beechwood House were such a success and it would be lovely to see you back again in the future. James
Beechwood House is utterly lovely! Fantastically well equipped house with tasteful top of the range stuff and wonderfully comfortable. I went with 8 other friends and there was heaps of space for us to not feel crowded. The pool was luxuriously warm, the kitchen a delight. A short drive from Cambridge. I would highly recommend staying here.
I’m delighted you all had such an enjoyable long weekend together. James
“great place to stay”
Fantastic property in a superb location - great for family or for friends. Superb accommodation, beautiful garden and a lovely pool - in fact, everything you would wish for a weekend away.
I’m so please we met with all your expectations. James
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