Detached house within walking distance of central Cambridge

Detached house within walking distance of central Cambridge


Sep 2014

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We have a pleasant three bedroomed modern detached house on a quiet leafy street within easy reach of the centre of Cambridge. You can walk to the centre in around 20 to 25 minutes, or go by bus or bike.
Our house has three bedrooms plus a downstairs guest room which can also sleep two people. Upstairs, one bedroom has a king-size bed and one has a triple bunk bed - a double bed with single bunk above it. The third bedroom upstairs is a small bedroom suitable for a toddler or child Downstairs the guest bedroom has a double sofa-bed and an en suite shower room and toilet. So the house can sleep six to seven plus a small child.
Our living room has two sofas and two easy chairs. There are bi-fold doors leading to the conservatory , which opens onto the garden. In the conservatory there is a further small sofa (and you can move the easy chairs) and a dining table which can seat up to eight.
There is also a small utility room with a washing machine and extra sink.
Our house has an attractive back garden which is not overlooked by neighbours, and we have garden furniture (including a large table and chairs , a chimenea and barbecue and a couple of loungers). There's a front garden and a driveway where you can park your car (or you can park on the road outside).
We can provide equipment for babies and toddlers eg travel cot, highchair and buggy if needed. We also have lots of toys and games suitable for babies, toddlers and families.


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  1. We are Eileen and Lindsay, a married couple, more or less retired apart from occasional freelance editing (Eileen) and leading poetry workshops (Lindsay).
    We have done home exchanges to Paris, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy and Canada, which we have enjoyed very much, and we are looking forward to doing more. We will respect and care for your house as though it were our own.

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Where is it?


Our house is in a quiet area just on the outskirts of the city - you can walk into the centre of Cambridge in 25 minutes, and cycle in 15 minutes. Cambridge is a beautiful and historic city with wonderful architecture, renowned museums and art galleries, green open spaces and great shopping and restaurants. You can enjoy a punting trip on the River Cam (chauffeured, or do-it-yourself!). Cambridge has several museums, theatres, concert halls and other cultural events to suit all tastes. There's a lot for children to enjoy too. As well as the museums and a children's science centre, there's a wildlife park a short distance away.

For more on what to see and do in Cambridge, have a look at

Buzzy restaurants
Too many to mention! You could try Parker's Tavern or The Ivy. Or you could push the boat out and head for the Michelin-starred Midsummer House restaurant
Cool bars
Lots to choose from - check out The Orator brasserie and bar, home of the historic Cambridge Union debating society.
Cozy cafés
Try Fitzbillies, right in the centre of Cambridge. Or you might prefer a gentle walk along the riverbank to Grantchester, where you can relax in deckchairs in the gardens at the Orchard Tearoom
Retail therapy
Cambridge has lots of quirky and interesting independent shops and galleries, as well as all the big names that you'll find in the Lion Yard shopping centre.
Bit of culture
Architecture, museums, concert halls, art galleries, talks - Cambridge has it all.
Walks in the park
There are many great walks in and around the city, around the green open spaces, in woodland areas such as Wandlebury Ring, and along the river.
Spot of exercise
There's a sports centre (exercise classes, gym, badminton etc) small swimming pool within walking distance and there's also a large open-air lido alongside the River Cam.. In the centre of Cambridge there is Parkside Pool, a large pool with flume rides and a toddler section. You can also hire punts, canoes and kayaks and enjoy the river. Some people even like a bit of wild swimming!
Day tripping
You can easily have a day out in London, which is a 50-minute train journey from Cambridge. There are other interesting places such as Norwich and Ely, both easy to get to by train or car. You could drive to the Suffolk coast in two hours or to the lovely Norfolk Broads where you can hire a motor boat. There are some beautiful National Trust properties and estates nearby too, such as Anglesey Abbey and Ickworth. Check out Wimpole House and estate too, for wide open spaces.

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