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THE WHITE BARN in a beautiful village close to Cambridge

Bedrooms 1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

1 double bedroom wth ensuite, private garden, open plan sitting-dinning-kitchen

This Tourist Board three star rated Gold Award property with its high quality furnishings, pretty, village setting and handy location near to Cambridge, provides excellent value for money. The White Barn is a newly refurbished, traditional weather-boarded barn in the beautiful village of Hilton. With tasteful, comfortable furnishings and plenty of character, it provides ground floor accommodation with an ensuite bedroom and light and airy open plan sitting room where French doors open on to the private patio garden. The Barn is a self contained unit adjacent to the owners' Victorian house and garden. The White Barn is privately owned and family managed. It is well situated, close to the historic market towns of St Ives, Huntingdon and Ely, and within easy access of Cambridge. It lies in the heart of beautiful Fenland scenery with its many historic and wildlife attractions. It has wi-fi internet access with super-fast fibre optic broadband.

With tasteful, comfortable furnishings and plenty of character, The White Barn provides ground floor accommodation: open plan sitting/ dining/ kitchen area, bedroom with ensuite bathroom, French doors to patio garden. Newly refurbished, it is in excellent condition with new, up-to-date equipment and utensils, including dishwasher and washer dryer, digital TV and DVD player and wif-fi internet access with super-fast fibre optic broadband. The bedroom has a high quality, comfortable new bed and mattress, and the ensuite bathroom is completely tiled with new modern fittings, including bath, thermostatic power shower and heated towel rail. A travel cot or ready bed can be provided for small children or babies.The White Barn is entirely on the ground floor, with only one step up from the level path and driveway.

There is a delightful patio garden, with table and chairs, a small pear tree and plenty of flowering plants. Car parking is on the drive in front of the barn and is lit at night with security lights. There are no steps from gravel parking area to front door. Hilton village contains a small village shop and post office and a pub which serves food, as well as a children's play park, green and riding stables.

More Details

Property Manager
Claire Walsh
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Claire Walsh

I am Claire, and I run the White Barn along with my husband, Cameron. We have a thirteen year old daughter Kara and we live next door to the Barn. We're on hand to help you with anything you need, but the White Barn is entirely self contained with its own garden and separate entrance from the driveway, so you will have complete privacy. I work as a university lecturer in Cambridge and my husband works for local government while Kara attends the local secondary school. The barn was in a rather dilapidated state when we moved here, so we refurbished it to our own design in 2006 and have really enjoyed having visitors who can enjoy its special character and the charm of Hilton village.

Claire Walsh purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Claire Walsh chose Hilton

I grew up in East Anglia, and my mother still lives in Lincolnshire and my brother lives in Cambridge, so this area has been home to me all my life. It's a great region to live and work, with plenty to do. The best aspect for us as a family is that we can enjoy village life out in the countryside, yet have access to the theatres, shops and museums in Cambridge in under 20 minutes. Hilton is a beautiful village with some lovely historic houses, an extensive green and a common which is great for walks, and of course it has its famous turf maze. Hilton has a great community spirit with a Feast week in early July every year with marquee on the green and plenty of entertainments. It's great to see children of all ages running round the maze.

What makes this cottage unique

The White Barn has great character - its best feature is the high, angled ceiling supported by beams and the large windows covering the whole of the wall to the garden. Everyone loves the amount of light that comes in, while at the same time, the Barn feels cosy and comforting. It's an old-fashioned weather-boarded barn on the outside, but has all the benefits of being a new-build on the inside. It's location also has dual benefits - you can enjoy village life, the countryside and the rich history around Hilton but also visit the vibrant and historic city of Cambridge in only a few minutes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hilton in Hilton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bathroom. Bath with electric power shower (shower is not separate). Towels included. Toilet rolls, liquid soap and shower gel provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Cot and child bed available on request.
  • The bedroom contains: 1 double bed with wooden frame and high quality mattress. All linen is included.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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THE WHITE BARN in a beautiful village close to Cambridge
average rating of 4.55 based on 20 reviews

Just a perfect, romantic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cottage was just perfect. Claire could not have been a more perfect hostess. There was a everything you could want in the cottage. The bed was a little too comfy, which made it hard to leave, but when your on holiday who wants to get up early. 😊 I would recommend this cottage to anyone and everyone

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We're really glad you had such a comfortable stay. More comfort is coming soon - we are looking at replacing the sofa shortly!
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  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at The White Barn. It is very clean, nice and cosy, everything you need. We highly recommend this and hope to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pretty barn

  • 5 of 5

Easy booking responsive owners. Comfortable interior.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Well positioned for Cambridge, Ely etc

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Well positioned for Cambridge, Ely etc

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay. We've just had a new driveway laid and the outside of the barn freshly painted - still white of course!
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Great Barn is lovely setting!

  • 5 of 5

A two night stay just after Christmas. Beautiful Barn with everything provided you could need. Lovely owners and highly recommend. Wish we had had longer :-)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really glad you had such a good stay. A great idea to get away between Christmas and New Year, explore Cambridge and have a cosy time tucked up in the barn. Hope you'll come again.
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Just right for 2 people!

  • 5 of 5

A cosy self-catering apartment near Ely and Cambridge. We would recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for a great review. The boiler in the Barn is brand new so you can have a really toasty stay!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
London Stansted
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Prince of Wales pub in the village
Nearest Ferry
132 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hemmingford Grey
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Prince of Wales Pub
Nearest Beach
63 Miles
Car: recommended

The local area is rich in history. Close to Hilton is the picturesque market town of St Ives, home to Oliver Cromwell and nearby is the university town of Cambridge with its beautiful colleges and museums and opportunities for punting and shopping. The magnificent cathedrals of Peterborough and Ely are within easy reach, and there are numerous historic properties in the area such as Anglesey Abbey, Wimpole Hall, Houghton mill and Audley End. Visit Duxford Air museum or the peace of the American military Cemetery at Madingley. Flag Fen reveals the remarkable 3,500 year old Fen Causeway, while Bletchley Park was home to the Enigma codebreakers of World War Two. Visit the wild life sanctuaries of Welney and Paxton Pits, or the conservation zoos at Hammerton and Linton. There are plenty of activities locally to engage all ages of visitors, from walking, horse racing or riding, cycling or sailing, to boat trips around the waterways or punting from Cambridge to Rupert Brookes' Orchard Tea Rooms at Grantchester.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.