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Laurels Holiday Cottage

Laurels Holiday Cottage - a village location in a rural setting. Thoughtfully presented and equipped
13 reviews
Laurels Holiday Cottage - a village location in a rural setting. Thoughtfully presented and equipped
Double Bedroom - choice of bedding to suit, warm and light.
Well decorated and thoughtfully presented
New bathroom 2016, high standard of finish and comfort.  Warm too, perfect to relax and unwind.
New shower shaped bath end gives lots of room . sliding screen & new shower kit give a great shower.
Spacious lounge to put your feet up with games & books. Sofa other side. Desk with wifi & TV/DVD
Lounge sofa converts to a bed  with upholstered chair & footstool in other corner.
Light airy breakfast bar area with 3 tall chairs in the kitchen
A spacious, modern, well equipped kitchen, its double this size! Hard to photograph!
Light, airy hall
Flower Barrow next to the Holiday Cottage Bedroom Window
Laurels Holiday Cottage viewed from the Driveway Borders
Outside Guest Seating Area to relax in the shade
Outside Guest Seating Area to enjoy the sunshine
Cottage Entrance
The Chequers pub in the village, easy walking distance - 5 mins.  Sophia & Leo give a warm welcome.
Duxford Airshows & Events
Lovely Village Walks
Kings College Cambridge - just 12 miles away.
Gt. Chishall Windmill in the next village. Lovely walks & cyling.
Newmarket Races nearby
Duxford Imperial War Museum very nearby
Wimpole Hall (NT) nearby one of many local historic buildings to visit
Lots of lovely walks on your doorstep.
Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Royston, Hertfordshire, England
A beautifully presented, comfortable holiday cottage from which to explore Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, North Essex and East Anglia beyond. The Cottage is a detached single storey apple store conversion and is situated in the garden of the owners 16th Century thatched cottage in the centre of the rural village of Barley.

There is one double bedroom with double bed and also a lounge sofabed. All linen and towels are provided. The property is suitable for both the very young and elderly. For a copy of our detailed access statement please contact us. There are guest outside seating areas in the garden in both sunshine & shade. Pets are not allowed and the property is non-smoking throughout. A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
About the Owner, Kate R
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
I usually meet and greet our guests and then give them their privacy. However, if I am not able to be here I will leave the key in a prearranged location. If guests want additional local information I am very happy to provide it (there is a file of information in the cottage).
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Listing #HL158395
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Excellent - based on 13 reviews
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Waipukurau, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

This is a small but charming cottage with a beautiful garden and two nice places to sit outside, one in the shade and one in the sun. It is well located and has all the necessary facilities and Kate and Andrew are excellent hosts - and her sons are really useful, polite, helpful boys.

Management response:

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed staying here as we aim to cater for all our guest's needs. If our guests are happy we know we've done a great job! It was a pleasure to meet you both.


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Reviewed 19 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Nestled in the picture postcard village of Barley, the Laurels Holiday Cottage certainly didn't disappoint, and my partner and I spent an idyllic week here at the end of May 17. The tasteful decor, immaculate fittings and plentiful facilities are first-rate, the space and comfort of the cottage is perfect. Everything imaginable was provided whether that be phone adaptors, first-aid...

Management response:

Thank you for your kind and enthusiastic words, we are so pleased that you both enjoyed your stay with us. We aim to make everyone's visit wonderful and to provide comfort in lovely surroundings - so it seems we have done exactly that! I agree about the photos, it's so hard to capture the spaciousness of the cottage in them...


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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We really enjoyed our stay in Laurels Holiday Cottage. It is lovely furnished, clean and well equipped - there were even toys, a high chair and a baby cot for our two sons. Cambridge, Audley End House and several more sights and gardens are easily to reach by car. We could also play in the beautiful garden and with the...

Management response:

Hi there, thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased you all had such lovely stay here with us in Barley and enjoyed both the inside and outside space. It was a pleasure to meet you all, I think our dog Fizz is sad you left! Kate.


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Crib
    1 Sofa
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Short breaks of 4,5 or 6 nights will be calculated at less than the advertised £90 per night. Please enquire. Longer term lets are welcome. Changeover day is flexible. Check out is 11.00hrs and Check in 15.00hrs. The rates given apply to the cottage and not the number of guests (i.e. it is the same for 1,2 or a max. of 3 guests).
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About the neighbourhood
Duxford Air Museum is a wonderful place to visit and of course has regular air shows throughout the year, it is 5 miles away. Audley End House and Gardens is a beautiful place to visit (8 miles) and regularly has Proms / Musical Evenings and other events. Newmarket Races and Newmarket Nights are fun throughout the season and there is a lot to see in Newmarket regarding the history of racing. The village itself has horse riding stables and we have Nuthampsted Shooting Ground and Barkway Park Golf course nearby. We also boast a Rally Driving School locally for an adrenilin boost! There are many beautiful walks and villages in the area and excellent cycling and very importantly lots of lovely places to eat and relax. A days sightseeing and shopping in Cambridge is usually high on guest&#... more
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How to get there
Airport: London Stansted: 32.0 km
Railway: Royston: 6.4 km
Nearest Airport is London Stansted which is 30 minutes by car. To drive from any direction, come off the M11 at Junction 10 (Duxford/Saffron Walden) and take the A505 signed towards Royston. After 3 miles turn off onto the B1368 signed Barley / Barkway and Barley village is 2 miles along here. We are in the centre of this rural village. To arrive via train come from London Kings Cross to Royston (typical journey time 45 minutes) and take a taxi for the 4 mile drive to Barley. There is a taxi rank at the station or call Barley Taxi Company Draytons,
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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