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Chequer Cottage

43 Streetly End, West Wickham, Horseheath CB21 4RP England
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#1 of 2 B&Bs in Horseheath
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Rural boutique luxury retreat. Annexed room with kingsize bed and large walk in shower.Only 14 miles from Cambridge city centre
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast available
Bicycles available
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Blackout curtains
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Seating area
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Flatscreen TV
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Tile / marble floor
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
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English
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scrampo wrote a review Aug 2023
Wombourne, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
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If you like thatched cottages, Country Gardens and being made a fuss of, this is your place! Nothing was too much trouble for Debbie and Dave, they were so welcoming and friendly. The room was beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. The little touches were lovely, a small carafe of port, tea and coffee and a few sweet treats! We had a very comfortable night and breakfast the next morning was delicious. Debbie was so attentive, we felt thoroughly spoilt! Would definitely recommend. We visited Duxford and Ely on our trip.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Helen W wrote a review Jul 2023
United Kingdom32 contributions7 helpful votes
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I cannot praise the owners enough for this amazing experience! Right from check in they were so welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble through the whole of our stay. The room they rent is a beautiful space above a double garage, it has all the mod cons you’d need including , tv and a hair dryer.The bed is incredibly comfortable , I’ve not slept so well in a very long time. You also get the use of a huge , well tendered and interesting garden, I think David’s pride and joy, apart from the rogue walnut trees thanks to the squirrels ( look for the hidden pond 😉) The owners live in the main cottage ( it’s out of this world cute)but provide breakfast in their separate dining area, the spread they provide is not only extremely delicious ( we had a cooked breakfast) they also supply a lovely fruit yogurt compote, tea, coffee, orange juice and water and cereal if required . The breakfast table was laid in a lovely traditional way which we loved. Debbie has a laundry room to iron if needed. The little touches of the chocolate and the evening tipple with beautiful crystal glasses were especially cute not to mention the lovely cup cakes and macaroons . Our whole stay was perfect and I wouldn’t hesitate to book again, thank you Debbie and David, you really do go above beyond to make your guest feel welcome and valued.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Taxi company’s were a nightmare! Be prepared to be waiting around, it’s a bit hit and miss. Ask...
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Ray C wrote a review Jun 2023
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Everything about the cottage and our stay was excellent. We arrived later than we had said but this wasn't an issue. Room was up a flight of external (wooden) stairs above a garage. No noise from house, garage, road or surrounding houses. Decor in our room was lovely. Lots of nice 'extras' provided (various types of tea and coffee, chocolate, sweets etc.). Breakfast was in the cottage. Had a choice for breakfast and we went for a full English. Plenty of toast, cereals, tea, coffee etc. was also provided. Lady owner very nice, approachable, helpful. If we decide to stay in this area again will definitely stay here and would recommend anyone looking for somewhere to stay in this area to stay here.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Debbie Sills, Owner at Chequer Cottage
Responded 23 Jun 2023
Oh thank you so much, you were the perfect guests and I really enjoyed our chats. Happy that you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to seeing you both again
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Gary R wrote a review Jul 2022
Maldon, United Kingdom30 contributions20 helpful votes
We cannot rate this B&B highly enough. The accommodation is top class and the hosts are without doubt the friendliest we have come across. The breakfast, too, exceeded expectations. We couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome and would 100% recommend this cottage. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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martjh wrote a review Sept 2021
Verwood, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
This is our 2nd stay with Debbie and David We had a 3 night stay and and they made us very welcome. We had a lovely room , which was self contained with en-suite facilities. and all very comfortable . It was nice to have the daily chocolate, and port. Debbie cooked us a very nice breakfast every morning. They also helped with maps and places to visit. Will definitely book again when visiting the area.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Debbie Sills, Owner at Chequer Cottage
Responded 7 Sept 2021
Thank you, it’s always nice to welcome returning guests and spending time chatting; its what is so good about this job! Look forward to seeing you both again one day for another catch up! Regards Debbie
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THEBOY509 wrote a review Aug 2021
Peterborough, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
Chequer Cottage is a 1st class B and B with the friendlist of hosts Debbie and David. Located in a quiet rural location good for walks that provide lovely views of the surrounding countryside, a ten minute walk offers a half hourly bus service to Cambridge and Haverhill. If using the car Cambridge, Newmarket, Duxford and the surrounding area are within easy reach. If looking for a peaceful rural break with nice hosts, a lovely room, splendid breakest and extras that make it special you will find it here. We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at Chequer Cottage which we highly recommend thank you Debbie and David.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Debbie Sills, Owner at Chequer Cottage
Responded 1 Sept 2021
Thank you so much, we were amazed at how many miles you walked - your car had a good rest! Pleased you went home revitalised, best wishes.
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2wheelsgofast wrote a review Aug 2021
Mansfield, United Kingdom164 contributions84 helpful votes
Beautiful quiet location. Warm friendly welcome. Immaculate room with little special touches. Hosts were extremely helpful and our stay was perfect. This is a fantastic location for venturing into Cambridge. We used park and ride. We also walked to the local pub and enjoyed a lovely evening meal. Our breakfast was served in the main house and was fabulous. Highly recommend this gorgeous little B&B . Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Debbie Sills, Owner at Chequer Cottage
Responded 20 Aug 2021
Thank YOU very much for your review, it was a pleasure to have you stay.
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Emma wrote a review Aug 2021
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom1 contribution
AMAZING FIND! We stayed here due to going to a friends wedding nearby and was astounded by the styling of the room, attention to detail and customer service! The owners were kind e ought to leave some cake in the room which tasted delicious and were very accommodating and helpful. We will definitely be going back to stay for a few days long as a mini staycation and would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Debbie Sills, Owner at Chequer Cottage
Responded 10 Aug 2021
Thank you so glad you like the cake too….I must make it the number one bake. Best wishes
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Bob G wrote a review Aug 2021
Norwich, United Kingdom187 contributions78 helpful votes
What a wonderful find. It is so nice to write a review and put nothing but positive comments. It is no coincidence as David and Debbie clearly work very hard to make sure your stay is faultless. My wife and I really appreciated their attention to detail. All the usual things you would expect were in place, eg comfortable bed, spotless cleanliness, super breakfast, great location etc, etc. However, the little touches set this place apart from the competition, eg small carafe of port, extensive list of local pubs/restaurants, offer a fresh milk rather than UHT packets, exquisite biscuits.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Debbie Sills, Owner at Chequer Cottage
Responded 3 Aug 2021
Thank you Bob it was a pleasure to have you both stay with us. Meeting lovely guests is what makes this such an enjoyable job!
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Sean wrote a review Aug 2020
United Kingdom1 contribution
Me and my fiancee stayed for one night on 01/08 and were really impressed by how Debbie and David, the owners, had managed to incorporate covid-19 measures in to the room without them being intrusive. Gone are the face cloths and bathrobes, but towels remain, all of the tourist info previously supplied has had to be removed, but a complimentary carafe of port still remains!! You will have to strip the bed and bag the bedclothes and towels when you leave, but, trust me, this isn't going to have much of an effect on your stay. Breakfast, for the time being, is Continetal and, weather permitting, can be taken in the garden. We have stayed here before and look forward to our stay next month.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chequer Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Chequer Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Linton Zoo (3.8 miles), Haverhill Arts Centre (4.0 miles), and Cineworld, Haverhill (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chequer Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Chequer Cottage?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Chequer Cottage?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Chequer Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chequer Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include De Maravilla Tapas, The Three Hills, and The Dog and Duck.
Is Chequer Cottage located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Horseheath.
Are there any historical sites close to Chequer Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting American Air Museum (9.9 miles), Audley End House and Gardens (8.4 miles), and St John's Church (8.6 miles).
Is Chequer Cottage accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.