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Madingley Road, Cambridge CB23 7PG England
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COVID-19 IMPORTANT HOTEL NOTICE: Rectory Farm Hotel is temporarily closed. If you are a key worker please contact our hotel team directly to discuss your requirements. Set in 50 acres of grounds, Rectory Farm is 2 miles from Cambridge centre. This country house offers a heated outdoor swimming pool (summer), ample parking for a small charge and free Wi-Fi. Set in a grand period building, the elegant bedrooms each have a private modern bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. Rooms also feature a TV, DVD Player, hairdryer, and all have scenic countryside views. Rectory Farm features a heated outdoor swimming pool. There are croquet lawns and a spacious terrace with outdoor seating. For an additional cost, a generous continental breakfast is served in the grand dining room, including fresh fruit and pastries. Just 5 minutes' drive from Cambridge's scenic College Backs, the Rectory is 2 miles from Castle Hill and Kettle's Yard art gallery. The Grand Arcade shopping centre is a 10-minute drive away.
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designerd0212 wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom372 contributions100 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our one night stay in the Chalet next to the main house. They are building an extension on the main house but there was no early morning noise for us. The check in and check out were contactless and there were covid safe precautions in place. Staff was friendly and always smiling. The room was small and cosy but had everything we needed. I loved walking around the farm and seeing the horses. I bet this place is especially lovely in the summer months as we saw a pool and tennis courts. Even off season it was a nice happy place to be. Beware however that the footpath to the pub and town is closed until Jan 2021. We got stuck on it just as they were closing it down for resurfacing but just managed to get through to the pub. No food at Rectory right now so a car or Uber is needed. The Plough, which is nearby, is a good alternative.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Navigator790990 wrote a review Oct 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom27 contributions27 helpful votes
Covid friendly arrival. Easy to check in and check out. We stayed in the annexe building. The room was comfortable with a very large bed. It is slightly tired but the room was very large with a kitchen and seating area. We weren’t allowed to use any of the kitchen facilities even though they were there. Kettle, tea and coffee facilities were adequate. We weren’t advised that there were major building works taking place so at 7:30 each morning the builders arrived! Around 7:20 on one morning a giant crane arrived and was parked 6 foot away from our bedroom window. At 4:30am a high pitched alarm went off followed 2 hours later by the fire alarm going off. When the staff were advised they said it doesn’t usually do that rather than I’m really sorry about that! On the positive the place is set in a great location. Walking distance to some pubs and the park and ride. Great walks round and about. Once the builders have left I would consider going again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lexidove wrote a review Sep 2020
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom304 contributions96 helpful votes
We booked on the day and got a king double room for £68, no breakfast. Check in was COVID friendly, no contact and very easy. Our room was not huge but the bed was! It was very warm in the room but opening the windows and a large fan sorted that out. The room overlooked the very beautiful gardens. The usual tea and coffees were on offer with biscuits and a very welcome jug of water. This is a hidden gem. Only 5 minutes from town but feels very rural. Plenty of parking and beautiful rooms.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pauljvic wrote a review Sep 2020
Maidstone, United Kingdom164 contributions61 helpful votes
In 50 acres of beautiful land and what a magnificent house . It is listed as a farm but more like an ex stud farm than agricultural . I am in the actual house in a large clean room and it’s very clean . There are two wonderful pubs close by for meals and breakfast at the Garden centre very near . We had lunch at the Plough ( across the field ) and dinner at the Three Horseshoes down there Road . Maddlingley is a delightful rural part of Cambridge with the stunning American Cemetery there . Lots of car parking and a private drive plus next door to the M11 ( no real noise though as shielded by trees and a big field ) Room rates for the chalets in the grounds were only 60 pounds and in the main house 70 so well worth the money .
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Date of stay: September 2020
Ian Whitmill wrote a review Sep 2020
Kent, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
If you are looking for a gorgeous place for a romantic break or just a lovely place to escape to then Rectory Farm is it. Surrounded in gorgeous countryside with a lush old main house or new accommodation to book, you won’t go wrong here. Due to COVID at the time of writing, meals are not available but that matters not because the hotel is simply gorgeous. I have taken some photos for you to check out. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$70 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rectory Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Rectory Farm?
Nearby attractions include LockHouse Escape Games (2.4 miles), Cambridge Escape Rooms (3.8 miles), and Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rectory Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, breakfast buffet, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Rectory Farm?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rectory Farm?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rectory Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant 22, Al Pomodoro, and Tradizioni at Sorrento.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rectory Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rectory Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Rectory Farm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting University of Cambridge (1.9 miles), Kettle's Yard (1.7 miles), and St. John's College (1.9 miles).
Is Rectory Farm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.