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“Great accommodation & food!”
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Lynwood House
Ranked #17 of 121 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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“Great accommodation & food!”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

I stayed at Lynwood House in late January for a total of 5 nights and my experience was fantastic. I was visiting a friend who was studying in Cambridge and found that Lynwood House was only a short distance from everything I needed including a convenience store and only a short walk to the main college and attraction area. The room was very comfortable and was always warm (especially seeing as it was below 0 in January). The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms were modern. The range of breakfast foods was also a delight and the quality of the food was fantastic! Nick & Julie were also very friendly and recommended places for me to visit. I plan to visit Cambridge again soon and intend to stay at Lynwood House again!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Thank you for your great feedback, this is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you to Lynwood house again in the future.
Best wishes
Nick and Julie
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

I recently spent 3 nights at Lynwood House while visiting my son who lives in Cambridge. Lynwood House is a comfortable and pleasant B&B in walking distance to the university centre of Cambridge which is an advantage because parking is tricky. I had three very good nights' sleep in a comfortable bed and, apart from a stain on the carpet, the room was clean, bright and quiet, being away from the road. Nick and Julie have not spared on comfort in the rooms, supplying not only a tea and coffee station with hot chocolate and Horlicks, but also biscuits and bottled water which is replaced each day. The newly renovated clean bathrooms are well supplied with soaps, cream, and other items not usually available at a B&B and the shower/bath tap system is latest technology and easy to use. There is a lovely breakfast room with fresh fruit and berries, yogurt, cereals and a cooked breakfast and fresh honey from the bees that Julia has in the garden.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you return to visit your son another time.

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Julie and Nick
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

An awesome place - hotel quality with a personal touch. Brilliant room. Great breakfast and awesome hosts. Will defo be back here...

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
We appreciate you kind comments. Thank you your feedback.
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Nick and Julie
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

My friend and I spent a very comfortable weekend in Lynwood House. We stayed in Room 4. The bedroom was very clean and comfortable and the bathroom had an excellent shower. The breakfast was fantastic and there was plenty of choice. Lynwood House is conveniently located - a 15 minute pleasant walk across Jesus Green into the centre of Cambridge or alternatively a short bus ride away., The hosts, Nick and Julie were friendly and helpful. The B & B is good value for money and I would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Thank you for your possitive comments, we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.
Best wishes
Julie and Nick
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

we were originally staying for two days, but ended up staying for five,we stayed in room 1, even though being disabled,having walking difficulties,I found the room comfortable and had no difficulty showering, everything is to highest standards,even an alarm clock so you don't miss the all day breakfast ( it does last you all day ). We found Nick and Julie very friendly, and very knowledgeable about local history, shops, even parking for the disabled, would definitely recommend Lynwood House and also a visit to Ely Cathedral

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We also found it interesting to hear the information you had traced about your family who once lived in the area.
We hope to see you again if you return.
Nick and Julie
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Ipswich
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

My husband Paul booked one night at Lynwood House in February due to its close proximity to Midsummer Common as he was taking me to dinner at the Midsummer House Restaurant to celebrate my 50th birthday. We arrived with just 35 minutes to spare before our booking at the restaurant so time was limited. However, the owners quickly showed us where to park in a side street and helped to carry our bags to our room, number 5. This was spacious with a particularly gorgeous shower room with a double sink, double shower, huge mirror and great lighting. I was concerned that, as the room faces the main road, it was rather noisy but I needn’t have worried as the bed was so comfortable, I was asleep in minutes. Breakfast was delicious, I had the full English and Paul had the smoked haddock with poached egg. This was followed by plenty of toast with jams and marmalades. We had an excellent stay – the hosts were lovely, the accommodation excellent and the breakfast yummy. Couldn’t wish for anything more and will definitely stay here again if needing an overnight stop in Cambridge. Incidentally it is only 15 minutes walk from the main shopping areas. Real value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 27 February 2012
Thank very much for your informative review, we hope it will be helpful to other trip advisor users.
It was a pleasure to be part of making your birthday a special one.
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Nick and Julie
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

This was one of the nicest B and Bs I've been to and I've been to a lot. Pleasantly serene, freshly painted decor in blue-y grey and sandy colours throughout - more what you'd expect in a place calling itself a Boutique Hotel than a B and B but without the terrifying price to go with it. Our room in the eves was great - nice and big (actually we took a family room for just us) and the bed supremely comfortable. It's run by a lovely, friendly (but not in an exhausting way) couple who cook a really fantastic breakfast: locally sourced bacon, excellent sausage, freshly cooked mushrooms and what seemed to be a freshly made little potato cake (not one of those rock hard deep-fried hash brown things!). Plenty for my partner's veggie cooked breakfast - egg, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, potato cakes. Lovely bread for the toast - with honey /from their own bees/. Yes. It's on quite a busy road and we thought we might be disturbed by traffic but not at all - not sure if it's just not much of a thoroughfare late at night or if the lovely bed just made sure we slept through it. Perhaps if you wanted to be right in the town centre you wouldn't go for this location - but it's a pleasant 15-20 minute walk into town and something more central at this standard would be prohibitively expensive I'd say. Thoroughly recommend this and think it's amazing value.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 26 January 2012
We really appreciate the time you have taken to write a review and share your thoughts on Trip advisor.
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Property: Lynwood House
Address: 217 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1AN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 121 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lynwood House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lynwood house is a beautifully renovated Victorian House situated just north of the river Cam, a short walk to the centre of Cambridge. Our seven spacious rooms have been lovingly refurbished. Luxurious bathrooms with power showers and underfloor heating. Our award winning breakfast is a real treat, with a selection of cereals, homemade granola, fresh fruit, fruit juice and yogurts just to get you ready for our traditional full English with homemade oat crusted potato cake, or choose an omelette with a wide choice of fillings, or haddock and poached eggs or scrambled eggs, our organic breads are baked within 1 mile and delivered straight from the oven to our door. We also have Lynwood house honey from our own bees at the bottom of our garden. We provide modern facilities, free view televisions, media stations, wireless internet access. Hospitality trays with nespresso machine and free parking. No credit card surcharge. ... more   less 
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