The tiny rural hamlet of Six Mile Bottom lies in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside, east of Cambridge, in the parish of Little Wibraham. Its unusual name originates from the hamlet’s distance from the start of Newmarket Racecourse, and from its location at the bottom of a valley. This peaceful community is little more than a scattering of historic homes, strung along Wilbraham Road, London Road, and Brinkley Road. At the crossroads in the centre of Six Mile Bottom, there is a post office and a small grocery. Nearby, a stroll away from holiday cottages in Six Mile Bottom, there is a graceful church. Idyllic walks through fields and woods can be enjoyed in the unspoiled countryside that surrounds the hamlet. A visit to the neighbouring city of Cambridge, on the banks of the River Cam, is a must, with some of the country’s most impressive architecture. Wander through the Botanic Gardens, while away an afternoon punting along the river, take a tour of the magnificent university buildings, and explore the city centre’s many independent shops, including the renowned Heffer’s book shop.

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The Mayfair in the Cambridgeshire hamlet of Six Mile Bottom near Newmarket, Suffolk, makes the perfect place for a large family or group gathering, a contemporary child-friendly cottage featuring six spacious bedrooms, a modern kitchen, and a wraparound garden with stunning countryside views.

Recommended Places to Visit Within Easy Reach of Six Mile Bottom Holiday Cottages

Cam BoatsExplore the River Cam with Cambridge’s longest-running passenger riverboat service, with glorious views of the city and the countryside beyond.

Burwell Windmill and MuseumDiscover the historic windmill, an incredible collection of vintage vehicles, and the history of how people lived in Burwell, on the edge of the Fens.

Sedgwick MuseumDon’t miss this excellent museum, with exhibits of rocks, fossils and preserved animals, many of which were donated by Charles Darwin.

Kettle’s YardHoused in a magnificent stone estate, this gallery houses a renowned collection of 20th-century artworks.

Inflata NationPerfect for a rainy day, this inflatable theme park is always a hit with children.