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Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Whittlesford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Amazing how you just leave the main road and you're into an oasis of tranquility. Great welcome, lovely ambiance, peaceful night's sleep in a very comfortable bed and a delicious breakfast served outside. What's more to want? Would definitely go again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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janet t, Owner at Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Thank you so much for these nice comments. A good night's sleep is so important, and I'm very glad to hear that we delivered on that front, especially as I recall you had a big day ahead of you. Glad too that you enjoyed having breakfast in the garden. We would de delighted to welcome you back another time. Thank you again for this review.

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Loved staying here. Janet and Simon are great hosts, very friendly and accommodating. The breakfasts were superb particularly the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon from freshly laid eggs from hens kept at Orchard Park. Our room was cosy. The mattress had a topper which made the bed very comfortable. We were pleased to have an ensuite and the shower was powerful and big enough for two! The garden was a pleasant haven with the beautiful pond and pots full of flowers and having breakfast outside under the trees was wonderful. Would come back again and recommend as a great place to stay for visiting Cambridge and the Imperial War Museum.

Room Tip: I recommend the ensuite bedroom upstairs
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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janet t, Owner at Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Thank you so much for this. We really enjoyed having you and the rest of your party to stay, and much appreciate your kind comments and recommendations. So glad you enjoyed the 'home grown' egg! It's really helpful for us to have feedback, and these reviews make all the difference. Hope you will come and stay another time.

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Reviewed 1 July 2013

As I travel a lot for business purposes, I have as they say stayed in a lot of beds lately - but this is by far the best so far! Admittedly you have to climb into it as it is higher off the floor than most other beds, but it is so worth it. I arrived when it was pretty sticky and hot outside so the fact the owner (Janet) had thought to put some iced water in a jug and offered to make me a cup of tea was worth its weight in gold! You'd be surprised how many b&b owners just leave you to it, these extra touches are worth a lot. An old fashioned kind of bedroom but with lovely furniture and clearly had been a lovely family home. I didn't get a chance to explore the extraordinarily and beautifully planted garden this time, but hope to next time. A great sleep plus a very well prepared and calm breakfast just what I need before a day of work, not too much chat which can be tricky! If you are visiting Duxford them this place is a must, a great place, lovely hosts and the house itself is great. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Just go and try it ....

Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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janet t, Owner at Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Thank you so much for your nice comments. I'm glad to hear that the bed was comfortable despite being a little high off the ground. We are very happy to offer refreshment by way of welcome on arrival, and it's great to have positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again at Orchard Pond. Thank you for taking the time to post this review

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Reviewed 18 June 2013

This made a nice change from staying in the local hotel. Our room was spacious and the bed comfortable.
We were able to see the pheasant in the garden from our window and did not hear any traffic noise
Our bathroom was separate and we were provided with nice fluffy towels.
We enjoyed the cooked breakfast next morning.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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janet t, Owner at Orchard Pond Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2013

Thank you so much for this review. Very pleased to hear that you had a comfortable night, and enjoyed the breakfast. Delighted too that the pheasants performed on cue! It's so helpful to learn just what in particular our guests appreciate, and I am grateful to you for taking the time to post this review. We hope to see you again.

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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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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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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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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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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: £98 - £105 (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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