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Large Detached Bungalow With Secluded Tranquil Garden Surrounded By Fields

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,356 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Spacious bungalow with lovely garden, set in a small Cambridgeshire village in walking distance of shop & pub.

"The Cottage" is a spacious bungalow sat in the the grounds of our house on the edge of the village. Secluded and peaceful it is the ideal place for a break. It benefits from being close to a shop and pubs serving good food while maintaining a very rural setting. Offering a high standard of accommodation for families and couples alike. The large living room allows space for everyone whatever the weather while the lovely garden offers a real sense of being in the countryside, you might even be lucky and get a visit from one of the local Muntjac Deers! The historic city of Cambridge is only 17mls away and the beautiful Ely cathedral is 15mls. There are many nature and bird reserves locally and easy access to the river for those who enjoy spending time on the water. A picnic bag is available for those planning a day out and the property benefits from free wifi/internet connection.

Mrs Lyn Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 February, 2018

About Mrs Lyn Smith

My husband and I have lived in Cambridgeshire for many years and brought up our family here. We moved to our present home in 2006 after falling in love with it. The setting is just lovely and still puts a smile on our faces every time we enter the drive. We hope you will enjoy spending time here as much as we do!

Mrs Lyn Smith purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Mrs Lyn Smith chose Needingworth

We love the fact that it is within a village with a shop and pubs and has easy access to the local town and Cambridge while still having a very rural and peaceful setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you once again for the use of your bungalow, we had the best holiday we have had for some time and will no doubt be back.

Alan & Elizabeth Douthwaite

A note to thank you once again for all your kindness, and to say how very much we enjoyed our stay - it's a beautiful cottage in a fine location, and we were very fortunate to be there. Stuart & Torunn Sillars -Norway
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Needingworth in South Cambridgeshire District

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1356 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Generous bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle, sink and WC. Separate WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with traditional metal king sized bed, two chairs for relaxing and enjoying the view of the garden. Bedroom 2 is bright and airy and can be twin bedded or a super king to suit your requirements. Sprung mattress double sofabed in lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Beds will be made up on arrival with bedding for sofabed made available if required. The accommodation benefits from central heating. It is a non smoking property. Please note that the garden is not enclosed so young children will need to be supervised at all times when outside. We do not allow pets in the property. Outside: Guests have their own parking area and entrance. There is a large private garden with a variety of trees and flower beds. Outside the french door leading from the sitting room is a patio area with table and chairs and we have provided a BBQ for guests to enjoy alfresco cooking. In the garden is a little summerhouse with table and chairs, where you can while away your days. The garden attracts a large variety of birds and butterflies as well as squirrels and the occasional visit from a muntjac deer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and changed weekly.


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Large Detached Bungalow With Secluded Tranquil Garden Surrounded By Fields
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Fabulous cottage with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as we were having work done on our house and needed somewhere to stay. The cottage was well equipped and spotlessly clean. Bedrooms were a great size and was perfect for us with a baby. The garden is also lovely, we just wish weather was a bit nicer as it would be perfect for barbecues. Communication with the owners was fab and they were most helpful with anything we needed. I would definitely recommend for a stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad that you found The Cottage so convenient for you and your son, the space, both inside and out, makes it ideal for families. It is a shame you could not take advantage of the lovely garden and bbq, it is a great place to be in the good weather. Lovely to meet you all and I hope you enjoy your new kitchen. Lyn and Eric
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Second visit

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time of staying at "The Cottage" and we are never disappointed with the presentation of the bungalow, it is kept to a very high standard and it is just like coming home each time we come to stay.

Lyn makes you feel that you are on holiday but she is near by if you require any help.

We are unable to return in 2017 but hope to return in 2018 for another holiday and if the weather is as good as we have had this year then we shall once again enjoy our stay at the Cottage.

Robin and Jean Day

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jean and Robin, for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you find The Cottage so welcoming. It is such a compliment when guests return for more visits and goes to show how much there is in the area for people to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you here again. Best wishes Lyn
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, clean, well equipped and peaceful.

The house and gardens are extremely private. We really enjoyed our stay and used the house as a base to attend our son's wedding. We were able to host guests and have quiet time to ourselves.

Lyn was extremely helpful and not intrusive

all was perfect


  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The peacefulness is one of the things we love about The Cottage, so it is great to hear that you enjoyed that too.
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, a big bungalow! Lovely big rooms, well equipped for 6 people. Beautiful and big secluded garden. The location was great for us as we have family close by. Lovely countryside on the doorstep also close to towns, Cambridge and London by train. The owners live on site and are very nice people. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back here again soon.
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Beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a very successful stay at The Cottage.

The layout of the bungalow was perfect for ourselves and our daughter, son in law and 17mth old grand-daughter. A safe and spacious environment for a little toddler.

Thank you Lyn for your kindness and best wishes for a speedy recovery from flu.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay. The Cottage seems to work well for all age ranges, from the very young through to their grandparents and is particularly helpful being all on one level. Hopefully the weather will be better should you come and stay again so that you can all enjoy the lovely garden. I am on the mend now thank you. Best wishes, Lyn
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What a Find!

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is perfectly placed to explore the Cambridgeshire area. Very comfortable and perfectly appointed, spotlessly clean with everything you need to have a relaxing break. Lyn and Eric were perfect, friendly hosts, on hand if you needed them but gave you space and privacy if you didn't. With it's own private garden, including terrace and a summer house, it was pefect.

There are some great pubs and walks within easy reach, with or without the car, with all the facilities at nearby St Ives. There's also a good shop within walking distance of the cottage.

All in all a lovely find and would have no hesitation in staying at The Cottage when visiting the area again in the future. Thanks again, Lyn and Eric

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in The Cottage. It was great that the weather was good enough for you to take advantage of the lovely garden and while away some time in the peaceful summer house. There are indeed some lovely walks in the area and to be able to call in at one of our local pubs en route is an added bonus. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Lyn and Eric.
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
London Stansted
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Queens Head
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
St.Ives .5
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Queens Head
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

I can arrange a photographic course with a local award winning photographer during your stay. Please let me know if you are interested and I can send you some details.


Stansted airport 44mls. Luton airport 58mls. Use of car highly recommended.


Nearest Town-St. Ives 2.5mls, from here you can pick up the only guided busway in the country which will get you into Cambridge in just 20mins. Cambridge is 17mls away and our nearest train station just 8mlsaway and provides good access into London or to the north of the country.

National trust properties in the area include Houghton Mill 5mls, Anglesey Abbey 22mls, Wimpole Hall and farm 24mls. Duxford imperial war museum is a 24ml drive from us.

Further Details:

There is a local shop and post office less then 10mins walk away which is open from 7am-10pm and has a cash point.

The village has a children's play park and playing fields and we also have a nature reserve only 10mins walk from our doorstep with access down to the river.

Within the village are 3 pubs all of which serve food. The market town of St.Ives,only 2.5mls away, is a pretty town situated on the river and enjoys a large choice of restaurants and tearooms along with banks, chemists and a variety of shops.

A small supermarket and petrol station is located in the next village, just 2mls away, along with a fish & chip shop.

Larger supermarkets can be found in St.Ives.

There is a community swimming pool and 10 pin bowling in St.Ives.

If you fancy getting out on the river there are marinas both in the village and St.Ives where you can hire boats.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Needingworth, Cambridgeshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
5 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
13 Apr 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
31 Aug 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings taken by phone or email. 25% deposit on booking. Balance due 42 days prior to arrival. Bookings made within 42 days to be paid in full.
Security deposit is refundable on adherence to terms and conditions and will be returned within 14 days after departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday.
Winter short breaks Friday or Monday.

Notes on prices:
Additional guests may be accepted, please check with the owners. An additional charge may be applied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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