Driftway Cottages - Owl Cottage


Property Reference: 16753

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  • Sleeps9
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms3
  • Grade3 Star rating

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

Ideal touring base

Originally part of the famous Wimpole Hall Estate and built as a hunts lodge and stables in 1840, these properties are located only 1 mile from Wimpole Hall. The cottages have been restored to a very good standard providing an ideal holiday base for the many attractions Cambridgeshire has to offer. Set amidst 350 acres and in an ’Area of Best Landscape’, the farm surrounds an ancient woodland which is designated as a ’Site of Special Scientific Interest’. Many footpaths and bridleways traverse the farm and woods, giving excellent walks and rides. Duxford Air Museum and Cambridge, 10 miles. Within 25 miles are Saffron Walden, Bedford, Letchworth, Ely, Huntingdon, St Ives and Newmarket for the races. Other local attractions are Denny Abbey, Hamerton Zoo, The Raptor Foundation and the American Cemetery. There are numerous golf courses and riding schools, even go-karting and hot air balloon rides. Shop 21/2 miles, pub 11/2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 2 twin bedrooms, one with additional single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with 2 additional singles and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Ample parking.

All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Use of woodland and arable farm. No smoking. NB: There is an unfenced pond 75 yards.

Customer Comments

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  1. The property was very clean, came with everything you needed in the kitchen, apart from a lack of knives but there was a lot of us eating. There were lots of games and puzzles provided in case you hadn’t brought your own. The bedrooms were spacious. We had hoped to be able to go for a walk to the local pub but it was too far to do so. Even though there are a few cottages on the same site, we never heard our neighbours and so it felt quite cosy and isolated (but in a good way). Dec 2011.
  2. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The owners are friendly and very helpful. The cottage is well situated and an excellent base for trips to the city of Cambridge or the surrounding countryside, including the nearby Wimpole Hall. Sept 2011.
  3. Good basic warm accommodation, great location on a farm, easy access to Cambridge and surrounding villages. Feb 2011.
  4. Lots of space to suit whole family. Sep 2010.
  5. More space than we had thought from the pictures & details online. Really copmfortable and very much a "home from home". The owners were really friendly & helpful. Plenty of parking space & easy to find. April 2010.
  6. We felt entirely at home - even with 3 young children -the owners had everything in the cottage to make life and our 2 week stay comfortable- easy and relaxed - from appliances to furnishings. The location was stunning- we felt the description on line didn’t reflect the beauty of the location but words would be hard to find ! it was the best holiday cottage we have stayed in by far. Dec 2009.
  7. We had a great time, would definitely do this again. The owners were lovely too. Nov 2007.
  8. The cottage was an excellent place for meeting up with family from other areas and the owners were very friendly and helpful. June 2006.
  9. Special stay in Owl Cottage in the beautiful side of Old Wimpole. Kind owners and beautiful staying in the nature, next to Cambridge and London. We’ll remember! Thanks. Dec 2008.
  10. The cottage was very spacious and the soundproofing fantastic - we didn’t notice the neighbours having a party till we went outside. The owners were lovely very friendly and helpful, they took us to see the calfs and the children were allowed to watch them being fed. We all had a fantastic time. April 2007.
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