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“Warm welcome in Whittlesford”

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Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Whittlesford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Orchard Pond in the Cambridgeshire village of Whittlesford is a great place to stay if you're planning to visit Cambridge. There are also lots of other attractions nearby - Duxford Airfield is just a few minutes away and excellent hosts Janet and Simon have lots of local knowledge and were really helpful with ideas. Our room was lovely with views over the garden and a nice modern bathroom. Breakfast was delicious and nothing was too much trouble. Tea and homemade cake on arrival. Will definately go back.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Julie S
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janet t, Owner at Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2013

Hello Julie S. Thank you for posting this review and for your kind comments. Feedback is always most welcome, and very helpful to us. It was a great pleasure for us to have you here and we hope you will return.

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Reviewed 15 April 2013

It's really nice and clean, the rooms are always immaculate and Janet & Simon are wonderful hosts. I also liked the location, 5 minutes walk down the hill to the village train station with links to London and easy motorway access to the M11, despite being tucked away in a quiet, rural village. And the bacon sandwiches are spot on.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Mike J
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janet t, Owner at Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2013

Thank you so much for this. Your comments are very helpful to us and to other potential guests,and we do appreciate your taking the time to post the review. We hope to see you again Orchard Pond.

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Reviewed 12 April 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights while visited IWM Duxford. Very comfortable and clean. Super beds. Hosts Greg (or is it Simon?) and Janet were most accommodating. Try the scrambed eggs and salmon for breakfast. Closest pub is the John Barleycorn - booking advised.

Room Tip: Close to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Alan S
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janet t, Owner at Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2013

Thank you so much for this review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family here, and I'm delighted that you enjoyed the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. Very pleased too that you liked the John Barleycorn and I've passed your comments on. We really appreciate your feedback, thank you again.

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Reviewed 7 February 2013

We stayed here because it was very close to the imperial war museum but found it to be quite a cozy place. The owners were very accommodating to our schedule and suggested some great places to go and visit. Greg and Janet were very nice...even waking up early to fix us some breakfast before heading back to London. Greg suggested we drive up to Cambridge, which we did, and found it to be a beautiful campus. It inspired us to drive down to Oxford, which is also a great place to be. There are only 2 rooms and since it wasn't peak time we got our choice. The heater was set a bit high but overall it was a great place to stay after a dreary walk I'm the war museum.

Room Tip: Sorry but there was no swimming pool. Both rooms were good but the one upstairs had an ensuite bath...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Pear B
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janet t, Owner at Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2013

Thank you so much for your comments. We enjoyed having you to stay and glad that you enjoyed visiting Cambridge and the surrounding area. We don't have a swimming pool but can offer guests use of the hot tub. We take on board that the room was a little warm and will ensure that guests are shown how to adjust the heating controls in future. Thank you again, your feedback is much appreciated.

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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Stayed at Orchard Pond last week and was a lovely b&b. It was a lovely welcome that we were given. The rooms were beautiful, really homely and beautifully clean with great facilities (TV, water by bed, selection teas and coffees). The bed was sooo comfortable. The breakfast was fantastic as well - soo much choice. Lovely home and excellent b&b. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank rachel p
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janet t, Owner at Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2012

Thank you so much for posting this review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were nice and warm despite the bitter weather. Good to hear too that you appreciated having a choice of what to eat at breakfast and the little extras such as water by the bed, - it's very helpful for us to know that these things make a difference. Thank you again.

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Reviewed 15 November 2012

I am a regular visitor to the area on business. Up to present I have used local hotels - this was my first stay at Orchard Pond.
Janet and Simon are excellent welcoming hosts who are in the process of establishing orchard Pond as an "upmarket" B&B and are making a good job of doing so. The mature house is set amongst large, leafy gardens. My bedroom was comfortable/well appointed, as were the communal areas. Breakfast was excellent, as was the evening meal which I took during my stay at Orchard Pond. Excellent advice was given concerning eating out, and Janet was happy to arrange a booking on my behalf.
Overall, highly recommended!

Room Tip: I stayed in the large bedroom on the upper florr with adjacent private bathroom (with bath) - a good...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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janet t, Owner at Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2012

Thank you for taking the trouble to post this review. It is relatively early days for us as a business and it's good to hear we are making progress in establishing ourselves as a B & B that provides a warm welcome and comfortable stay. The evening meal is an option for those who don't want to go out and I'm pleased that you were able to take advantage of this and enjoyed the food. Your feedback has been most helpful - thank you again.

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Reviewed 10 November 2012

I tend to stay in hotels for business but recently I've spent a little extra time seeking out good B&Bs. This is my best find yet, a retreat with real character. It's a little way outside Cambridge but easy to get to and from. A really warm welcome from Janet, delicious food and a very comfortable room. The house is big and warm, and there's plenty of room unlike some B&Bs. I will return and I look forward to seeing the garden in daylight!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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4  Thank CarlosLeftie
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janet t, Owner at Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2012

Thank you for your comments. We are hoping to attract more business visitors so it is very encouraging to hear that you had a good experience, and preferred staying in our B & B over a hotel. I'm so glad you found the room and house comfortable, and hope you will return and be able to enjoy the garden. Thank you again.

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Additional Information about Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast

Address: 28 Royston Road, Whittlesford CB22 4NW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Whittlesford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Whittlesford
Price Range: £99 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orchard Pond is a luxurious bed & breakfast close to Cambridge, Duxford and Saffron Walden, providing excellent accommodation, warm hospitality and helpful service. We offer two extremely comfortable bedrooms and delicious home cooking to both business and leisure visitors, as well as to travellers using Stansted Airport. Free parking is available on our drive.• Spacious detached house in pretty village• Large secluded gardens with terrace, pond and orchard• Relaxing sitting-room for guests’ own us, ... more   less 
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