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“A super B&B”
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Lynwood House
Ranked #18 of 121 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Redhill, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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“A super B&B”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We spent 2 nights at Lynwood House having chosen to visit Cambridge for the 1st time as part of a 2week "holiday at home" (being unable to go away on holiday because of caring for elderly parents). The location is ideal as it`s only a couple of minutes walk to Jesus Green which then takes you on a pleasant 10-15 minute walk by the river into Cambridge and shops, pubs, restaurants and all the sights. There are only a few parking spaces at the front of the property and fortunately we were able to park there. Nick and Julie are welcoming and friendly and have made Lynwood House into a stylish but comfortable B&B. We were in Room 1, which is at the front of the house on the ground floor next to the front door, and although there is a bit of traffic noise we didn`t find this a problem. The room is beautifully decorated and furnished and very clean. The shower room is very modern and although quite compact it`s more than adequate for a short stay, and the power shower is superb! Toiletries are provided as are tea/coffee making facilities and bottled water. The breakfast room is light and airy and again attractively furnished and the breakfasts really are fantastic - good quality fresh produce, well cooked , and very good coffee. We particularly enjoyed the smoked haddock with poached eggs! We loved the Botanic Gardens and also walking along The Backs and going into some of the Colleges. You do have to pay (varying from £1 to £7.50) but it gives you a real flavour of Cambridge and King`s College Chapel is simply stunning! There are plenty of places to eat in Cambridge, we ate at the Curry King where the food was very good but we didn`t like the atmosphere at all, and then at a Tapas restaurant which was really good. We had a wonderful stay in Cambridge, there is so much to see and do that we want to return and if we do we will most certainly book Lynwood House again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Nick and I are glad to hear you enjoyed your well earned break with us. You made the most of the sights of Cambridge.
We will also pass your comments on to our invaluable cleaner Marcellena.
Many thanks, we look forward to welcoming you back.
Nick and Julie
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Woking, Surrey
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

My wife & I stayed for 3 nights and were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation, the great breakfasts and the homely service offered by Julie & Nick.
Just 300 yards or so from the River Cam and only half a mile or so from the city centre, it's a fabulous position from which to explore Cambridge and the surrounding area and perfectly located if you are fortunate enough to be having a meal at Daniel Clifford's Midsummer House restaurant.
We had a great twin room with a very well appointed bedroom area and lovely bathroom.
The breakfast offered were fantastic; lovely fresh fruit and home made granola, great fresh coffee and a beautifully cooked English breakfast and smoked haddock, made with great organic ingredients.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear of the property are preferable, to reduce any risk of traffic noise.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate the time taken to share your experience, we're glad to hear you enjoyed our hearty breakfast. We hope to see you again if you return to Cambridge.
Best wishes,
Julie
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Lynwood House is perfectly located for seeing Cambridge on foot. Very pretty house and bedrooms and friendly welcome.

Stayed with disabled sister-in-law and she was able to get around happily from this base.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Thank you for they kind review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Nick and Julie
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Stayed here on a weekend away with friends. Could not have been a better location for going around Cambridge on foot. Walked everywhere!Limited parking at the front but we secured a space.Had a fantastic weekend visiting the sights of Cambridge and the shops and market with lots of places to eat out in the evening nearby. My room was a lovely cosy single and all rooms were decorated to a high standard with nice little touchs and all in good taste. The breakfasts were great and the atmostphere friendly and relaxed.Will definately return.

Room Tip: I would opt to be first floor and above.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on Lynwood house. Nick and I are glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay.
Kind regards
Julie
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

What a great B&B large room, great en suite, nice toiletries and welcome tray with drinks biscuits, and a little jar of sweets a lovely touch. The breakfasts are delicious with lots of choice, and Nick and Julie were lovely. The B&B is 10 minutes on foot from the centre of Cambridge, so this is a great base for a weekend of exploring, and I would return in a heart beat.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have road noise, but seem a little cheaper for this.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you so much for your great review. It was lovely to meet you and very interesting hearing about about your travels. We hope to see you again if you return to Cambridge.
Best wishes,
Julie
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

A great little find in Cambridge, tastefully and comfortably dressed room with a modern and spacious ensuite. Breakfast surpassed high expectations and the whole experience was very personable and thoroughly enjoyable. A perfect compliment to a lovely city, highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 24 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. Nick and I are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We will be glad to welcome you back again if you return to Cambridge.
Julie
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Just home after 4 days at Lynwood House, a really excellent B & B. It was comfortable, clean and welcoming, with great breakfasts and very helpful hosts. We were in Cambridge for a family wedding and Nick and Julie couldn't have been more helpful, arranging a taxi for us etc.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 24 August 2013
Thank you for your great review. We're glad the weekend went well and you enjoyed the wedding.
Regards
Nick and Julie
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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 #18 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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