Peaceful countryside, picturesque villages and one of the country’s most impressive cities can all be found on the doorstep of holiday cottages in Cambridgeshire. The county of Cambridgeshire is located in East England, and is broadly divided in two, with the low-lying Fens in the north, and rolling chalk hills in the south. The magnificent city of Cambridge is a must-see on self-catering holidays in Cambridgeshire. Reserve a day for exploring its centre, where you will discover exquisite architecture, including the renowned university’s ancient colleges. Punting and swimming in the River Cam are popular, and the city is surrounded by vast meadows, which give the city a surprisingly rural feel. Don’t miss the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Botanic Gardens, or the grassy Backs which slope downward to the riverbanks. Exploring the independent shops and eateries in and around Trinity Street, King’s Parade and Silver Street is highly recommended
Ivywood is a Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a beautiful holiday cottage that sleeps 4. Set on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary in it's own private garden with ample parking which leads into a wood and Apple Orchard. Pets welcome.
The Cedar House is a large detached character house, sleeping 20 in 10 bedrooms. Renovated to a high standard to offer country holidays in the peaceful Cambridgeshire village of Castor, this pet friendly holiday home lies within easy reach of Cambridge, Peterborough and Stamford - and the local pub!
Sayers House is a pretty detached holiday cottage with Wi-Fi in Wisbech St Mary Cambridgeshire sleeping 5. Sayers has a large garden and wooded area with a footpath leading into an Apple Orchard. A family friendly holiday cottage. There is ample secluded parking plus a garage. Pets welcome.
A large, family-friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 8, ideal for children, Woodlands is a semi-detached Edwardian Farmhouse with Wi-F set in the countryside 1.5 miles from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The farmhouse lies off a quiet country lane with a large garden and ample parking. Pets welcome.
Carnoustie is a tastefully furnished Cambridgeshire rural lodge near Wisbech set within the grounds of a resort and offering access to an indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam room and golf-course. It's perfect for a family self-catering holiday in the countryside. Sleeps 6.
Hillarth Farmhouse is a semi-detached Edwardian Farmhouse with Wi-Fi set in quiet countryside near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The Farmhouse is situated in a quiet country lane, with a large garden with ample parking. A family friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 8. Pets welcome.
Augusta is a stylish contemporary holiday lodge offering self-catering holidays and short breaks on Set on the Tydd St Giles leisure resort in the Cambridgeshire countryside. Facilities include: Golf course, indoor pool, sauna, gym and lake fishing.
Kingston Barns are four stunning and unique rural cottages situated in Kingston, Cambridgeshire. The pet-friendly cottages boast luxury architectural design and offer beautiful views, extensive gardens and outdoor entertaining areas, an orangery, open fires and en-suite bedrooms.
A Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a small holiday cottage sleeps 2, set in a pretty private garden with ample parking that leads into a three acre Apple Orchard. Ideal for couples, semi-rural location on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary. Pets welcome.
Cambridge is packed with historic landmarks, including several churches, of which Great St Mary’s is the most famous. Nearby, St Benet’s Church is the oldest standing building in the city. The county of Cambridgeshire has plenty to offer besides Cambridge. On the doorstep of your Cambridgeshire holiday cottage, you will discover scenic walks through green meadows and to rugged hillsides, where far-reaching views across the county can be enjoyed. The market town of St Ives is well worth a visit, with thatched and Georgian architecture, and a variety of independent businesses in the town centre. The compact city of Ely is one of the county’s most iconic destinations, with medieval architecture, a graceful cathedral, and riverside walks. Near the Bedfordshire border, St. Neots lies on the banks of the Great Ouse, with a weekly market held in an ancient marketplace. Huntingdon is another charming Cambridgeshire town, best-known as the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell, and home to several historic churches.
Stay in Cambridgeshire holiday cottages to explore the typical flat, big-sky countryside around the city of Cambridge, or where the magnificent Ely Cathedral (the cathedral of the Fens) rides high on the skyline like a great stone galleon.
The historic county town, Cambridge, is one of the world's great academic centres of learning and an absolute must for visitors. The University of Cambridge lies alongside the River Cam. Punts for hire (always haggle for a good rate) will give you views of many of the colleges, all exhibiting their ancient origins. Float under St. John's Bridge ( a copy of the Venetian Bridge of Sighs). Marvel at the splendour of King's College Chapel, built by Henry VIIth and where, each Christmas, its Service of Nine Lessons and Carols is broadcast across the world.
Further afield, Cambridgeshire is dotted with lots of quaint villages full of delightful thatched cottages. Many excellent pubs offering excellent real ales and tasty menus are to be found in most villages. The fens are a mecca for bird watchers and fishermen as well as ramblers who appreciate long countryside walks without steep hills. Head for Holme Fen and visitors will find themselves at the lowest point in England, 3m below sea level.
During World War II many bomber airfields were built in the County some of which still operate, while the remains of others long since abandoned can still be seen, but a visit to the Imperial War Museum's historic aviation museum at the wartime airbase of Duxford is highly recommended for a day out.