Gothic Cottage Period Holiday Cottage – Home 342640 House
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
Gothic Cottage Period Holiday Cottage – Home 342640
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
House / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
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.. No need for a car to visit Cambriged or St Ives The railway station is under a 10 min walk away . Regular service to London with very reasonable fares from Huntingdon. London is 45min away by train. York, Edinburgh Nottingham are just a few places you can easily reach via Huntingdon Station. Its also very cheap to use off peak trains from here.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.
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.. No need for a car to visit Cambriged or St Ives The railway station is under a 10 min walk away . Regular service to London with very reasonable fares from Huntingdon. London is 45min away by train. York, Edinburgh Nottingham are just a few places you can easily reach via Huntingdon Station. Its also very cheap to use off peak trains from here.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 WiFi in Gothic Cottage.
Location description from owner
The England 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 pounds 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.
The cottage is 5mins walk to the town centre along a quiet residential street.
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 1980s 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 Sainsbury , Lidl & Waitrose, Claires Accessories, Costa Coffee, Subway 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 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 .The Falcon Inn on Market Sq Huntingdon is said that Oliver Cromwell used the very pub. Now you too can have a pint and maybe change the world too !
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Private fishing lake or river
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
Paul And Sasha A
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- Calendar updated::
- 24 Feb 2017
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- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English
This House has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Mar 2013. Located in Cambridgeshire, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £420 to £510.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Feb 2017.
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– based on 16 reviews
- Very Good
“Perfect place to stay in Huntingdon!”
The Gothic Cottage has everything you need to have great stay. Lots of things to do within walking distance and right on the bus line. We enjoyed having family and friends visit during our stay, this was a great gathering place. Clean and beautifully decorated too. Thank you Paul and Sasha.
Hi Brenda & John, Many thanks for taking the time to give such a kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Paul & Sasha
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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