Cosy old cottage. The front bedroom has a double bed, table/desk and armchair. The room is full of light on a very peaceful road.
Combining the best of both worlds, being next to the river and meadows and only 20 minutes walk to the city centre. A pleasant walk into town allows you to ‘people watch’ as cyclists, joggers and families go along the river into the city centre.
Discount for longer stays.
Great for city centre shopping, visiting museums, colleges, restaurants, cinemas and pubs, all of which are a 15 - 30 minute walk along the river from our house. It is even quicker if you choose to walk into town along the busy Newmarket Road. There is also a pub on the corner of the road which serves food and a huge supermarket across the road.
We live in 3 bedroom 140 year old cottage on a quiet road in central Cambridge. It is small but cosy and peaceful. The bedroom is a good sized room at the front of the house. There is one downstairs bathroom which is shared with myself and my 11 year old child.
The garden can be used at any time to eat outside or work in, or smoke.
The front sitting room is a family space only.
If you choose to walk to town on the busy Newmarket Road side of our house then it is about 10 minutes walk to the Grafton Centre with its large cinema and many shops and cafes. Another 10 - 20 minutes takes you to the older centre with its colleges, museums, independent cinema, restaurants, cafes and punting.
We are well situated for buses (Citi 3) and taxis, 10 minutes taxi ride to the train station or rent a bicycle at the train station!
Cambridge Railway Station - 1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Cambridge Airport - 1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Places to visit in and around Cambridge
The Grafton Shopping Centre and Vue Cinema - 0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Anglia Ruskin University - 0.5 miles / 0.8 km
University of Cambridge - 1.1 miles / 1.6 km
Kings College - 1.4 miles / 2.2 km
Cambridge Arts Theatre - 1.2 miles / 1.9 km
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse Cinema - 1.1 miles / 1.7 km
Cambridge University Botanic Garden - 1.3 miles / 2.9 km
Fitzwilliam Museum - 1.4 miles / 2.2 km
Virtual Aviation - Cambridge - 1.6 miles / 2.5 km
Punting Station Silver Street Bridge - 1.6 miles / 2.5 km
Punting Station Quayside Bridge Street - 1.8 miles / 2.8 km
Imperial War Museum Duxford - 9.3 miles / 15.9 km
Linton Zoo - 11.1 miles / 17.8 km (15 mins by train)
Cambridge Folk Festival - 2.5 miles / 4 km
Newmarket Racecourse - 11.4 miles / 18.9 km
You will have access to the kitchen and the shared downstairs bathroom in addition to your own bedroom. There is a courtyard garden with table and chairs which you are welcome to use.
You will be given a backdoor key and a front door key. The front door opens straight into the sitting room. This is a family area only. The back door is accessed via a back lane and bicycles may be left in the back garden.
Interaction with guests
I am originally from Dublin but have lived here for 9 years.
We are a busy, easygoing, peaceful household comprising myself, a 12 year old and a cat.
I am happy to give you any information I can to make your visit enjoyable. However I do work full time therefore I may not always be there when you wake up, or be at home to greet you. I can make arrangements so that you may arrive at any time which is convenient to you even if I am not there.
We enjoy independent, friendly, self-contained guests who make their own plans.
Other things to note
We get up at 7 on weekdays and are usually out of the house between 8.30 a.m. and 4-5.30 p.m.
Please have showers anytime between 9.30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
I don't take one night bookings. I prefer longer stays and offer a discount for longer stays.
I expect my guests to be mindful of the rest of the household as they would if they were staying with friends. If they could leave the bathroom and kitchen as they found it and not to make a lot of noise after midnight.
We do not wear shoes in the house.
Please keep your belongings in your own room.
There is a small guest fridge for guests in the dining room next to the back door.
The sitting room at the front of the house is a family area only.
Please smoke in the garden.
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