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“Perfect for Cambridge & Ely”
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The White Barn from the patio garden
The open plan living room
The patio garden
Kitchen
Double bedroom
Ensuite bathroom
Hilton maze in June
Visit the ancient colleges in nearby Cambridge
Nearby Wimpole Hall, National Trust historic house
The river, Ely
Cottages on Hilton Green
The nearby market town of St Ives
Fenland scenery at Hemingford Abbot
Wind powered water mill at Wicken Fen (National Trust)
Hilton House
Hilton Hall, built in the seventeenth century and later owned by the author of Aspects of Love
Hilton Green in June
Angelsey Abbey
Ely Cathedral
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

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Caulkhead...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Perfect for Cambridge & Ely”
Reviewed 23 January 2015 for a stay in October 2014

We stayed here in October 2014 for 3 nights. Everything you need for a quiet stay that is close to Cambridge & Ely. Wifi included. The weather had just turned cold so needed the heating, which wouldn't work to start with but the owner soon put that right.

Although the very friendly owner lives next door, we were left to ourselves.

My partner left his camera but we were able to pick it up when we returned home from the second part of our journey.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JoanYardl...
Yardley, PA
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent stay”
Reviewed 3 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

This was the perfect place for us to stay while visiting our many relatives in the area and attending a wedding. It is welcoming, well equipped and very comfortable. Well positioned between the A14 and A428 for access to the area. A great find - will definitely be back!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Dec 2014
Thanks so much for a great review. We're really glad you had a good stay and a lovely wedding!
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Peaches84...
Grosse Ile, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great stay, cozy place...”
Reviewed 20 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We were paasing through the Cambridge area on our month long trip to UK. Hilton was just enough out of the city to be handy - yet quiet. Clare was a wonderful hostess, made sure we had everything we needed. A little hard to find initially but well worth the effort. We had a pleasant stay and would definitely visit The White Barn again!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
1 Dec 2014
Thanks very much, we're really glad you had such a comfortable stay, and sorry that the White Barn was a little difficult to find. We do send out directions, but will endeavour to add a map in future. The Barn is opposite the Methodist Chapel, so is usually easy to spot.
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Tom C
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A lovely quiet, well equiped comfortable place to relax in and enjoy.”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The White barn is a lovely comfortable apartment with every thing you require for a short or extended stay. I stayed for just over two weeks and found it an ideal base to tour the surrounding countryside from. It is also within easy reach of Cambridge and Bedford for the big shopping trips, and a multitude of smaller towns and villages with lots of history, are nearby.
The host Claire is very charming and is more than helpful when required, otherwise you are left in peace.

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Liked best: The homely comfortable feel about the place, as soon as you entered it.
Liked least: a small shelf in the bedroom
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
24 Aug 2014
I'm really glad your stay went so well. The Barn is really well situated for touring the area, and there's now the Guided Bus for getting into Cambridge quickly and easily, as well as the very efficient Park and Ride. There are multi story car parks in Cambridge so you can drive in if you want to, but these are really good options for avoiding traffic and parking so that you can have as long as you want looking round the city.
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Frosty_Ga...
Aylesbury
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A good value stay to explore Cambridge”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The owner Claire was very accommodating and prompt with her communication. We were able to stay late on the Sunday, as there was no other booking for that day.

Pros: Spacious, well-equipped kitchen and bathroom, powerful, hot shower and good size bath, very good value for Cambridgeshire, good location, local shop and pub a few doors down, pretty village walk (barn is located on the main road through the village), washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, dishwasher, portable thermostat, private garden, excellent pubs in Elsworth (recommend the George and Dragon for seafood/Sunday lunch)

Cons: Disappointing exterior upon arrival (but soon forgotten once inside), bedroom close to main road-busy in day, but quiet at night, garden quite overgrown (but private), a few cobwebs on high ceiling of the barn. Still good value though, would recommend.

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Management Response
24 Aug 2014
Thanks for such helpful comments which we've acted on straightaway. We've had a good session in the garden to cut back the excess growth and have introduced some more flowers, we have tackled the cobwebs high up in the rafters and have put new planters at the front. We also have repainting of the exterior and interior scheduled for early September, so the Barn will be looking very fresh!
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missphill...
London
2 reviews
“Definitely returning”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed at the White Barn for two nights as we were going to a wedding at Cambridge University. The owner Claire was very accommodating before our arrival and this was appreciated as we were staying with our 9 month old.
The barn is a lovely conversion, good open plan living space and the outdoor space was nice. The kitchen facilities were good and well equipped . The bedroom and bathroom were spotless and very comfortable.
We would stay again and hope to see more of Cambridge.

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Management Response
10 Jul 2014
Thanks so much for your lovely review, and glad the wedding went so well!
Claire
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lana1803
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Perfect romantic getaway!”
Reviewed 19 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We stayed in this quaint little accommodation in November 2013. It was our 1 year wedding anniversary and we decided to go to Cambridge for a weekend, simply because it was only a one hour drive away and we didn't want to waste most of our weekend travelling. We cane across the 'White Barn' on holidaylettings.co.uk and got in touch with the owner Claire. She was extremely helpful and answered any questions we had so we decided to book. The barn is situated right next to their home but is completely detached. It looks very small from the outside but once you go inside it's all you could ever need in a compact space. It's not cramped at all and we were amazed with the facilities provided. There is a very cosy kitchen/dining/living area. A seperate bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. It was like being home from home, there's even a washer/dryer in the bathroom. They have provided a hair dryer, essential toiletries and we even found a vacuum cleaner. We stayed for 3 nights and couldn't have been happier. We went to the local Chinese restaurant on the same road,it was a little more expensive than what we usually pay but thoroughly enjoyable. We went into the town centre for a bit of shopping on the Saturday and went punting on the river on Sunday,followed by afternoon tea at the museum (which was lovely and included in the punting package). There is so much to see and do in and around Cambridge but our intention was just to relax so we cooked and stayed indoors one evening which was lovely. The barn is very warm (not at first)as it's not a large space it warms up very quickly.
Highly recommend this property for a relaxing break or an activity packed sight seeing break.
I would suggest travelling by car if you want to go out and see the local area, as it is a fair way into Cambridge. There is a pub walking distance away and a convenience store just along the road.
Whatever your intention we would definitely recommend the White Barn.

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Management Response
25 Nov 2013
I'm so glad you had such a lovely stay. Thanks for a great review.
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