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Hill Farm Barn - Little Gransden

Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A stunning barn situated in the quiet village of little Gransden, recorded in the Domesday Book.
  • Explore the scenic countryside, visit Hayley Nature Reserve, a treasure trove of spring flowers and archaeological clues, there are many National Trust properties close by including Wimpole Hall, Houghton Mill, Anglesey Abbey and Wicken Fen nature reserve
  • Just a short drive from the university city of Cambridge, Ely with its cathedral and the home of Oliver Cromwell which can be explored and the market town of St Ives.
Property code: 81056

Perfect for a couple, this romantic bolthole offers a tranquil setting surrounded by countryside from which to explore the wider area.

Situated on a working farm in Cambridgeshire, close to the county borders of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, the Barn has been sympathetically restored and converted during 2020 into a beautiful and comfortable home. Enjoying a picturesque setting, surrounded by grass fields and countryside views from all aspects, perfect for Nature lovers will love the wonderful Hayley Nature Reserve and Waresley and Gransden Woods which is on your doorstep. Whilst adrenaline seekers should visit Cambridge Gliding Club which is a short drive away and will give you the chance to view Cambridgeshire countryside from the sky. The annual Little Gransden Air Show in the summer is fantastic and features classic planes, cars and the red arrows. The stunning University city of Cambridge is nearby, where you can explore by punt boat, visit the many museums, admire the architecture of college buildings and churches or enjoy some retail therapy and fine dining in the many independent shops and restaurants.

Arriving in the entrance lobby, you can take a seat on the church pew and kick off your walking boots and hang up your coats before entering further. The hallway leads off to the stylish and spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The person tasked with cooking will feel at home with the electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer and no need to worry about doing the dishes as a dishwasher is supplied. The lounge area with it’s tall ceiling and large floor to ceiling windows is airy and spacious yet feels super cosy with the comfortable sofa, the wood burner adds a warm welcome during the cooler seasons and Smart TV so you can relax, unwind and stream or watch your favourite shows. The dining table can seat up to four guests so if you do invite friends over for dinner there is plenty of room for you all to enjoy a meal and some conversation together. There is the convenience of a ground floor WC along with a utility room which has a washing machine for you to use. Heading up the stairs leads to a large double bedroom, with king size bed, boasting views across grass fields towards the farm, thers is a TV for you if you fancy catching the news before jumping out of bed ahead of another day of adventures. Completing the property is the en-suite shower and WC.

Outside there is a patio area with a table and chairs which overlooks the pond and really does provide the ideal setting and a lovely way to end the day watching the ducks with the sunset in the background. There is off-road parking for one car and there is a electric charging point exclusively for guests.

  • 1 Bedroom - king size bed
  • 1 En-suite shower and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Air Conditioning in bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Electric car charging point available by prior arrangement with the owner - charged at £35.00 per week
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Infants must be supervised at all times
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Liz Johnson

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Liz.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stefan, 30th March 2024

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We had a wonderful,relaxing stay in Hill Farm Barn. It's very close to Cambridge and Wimpole Hall . It's surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Reviewed by Christine, 22nd March 2024

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A nice clean well designed renovated barn in a lovely peaceful space away from the world. A fabulous place to destress and unwind. The host was kind and there was the most lovely homemade lemon cake for my arrival. The property is well located for visiting Cambridge and the surrounding areas but you could also just spend a week relaxing, watching tRead morehe wildlife and wandering around the many public footpaths that weave through the beautiful villages. I would happily return. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary, 10th March 2024

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The barn conversion was superb, the heating was always on so our stay was warm and cosy plus there was the log burner if needed. It was a picturesque setting with lots of wildlife around. Everything we needed was provided for and we had a brilliant week.

Reviewed by Sarah, 2nd February 2024

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Absolutely amazing cottage - it felt like you had your own home, completely detached and the pond and horse fields outside was so cute. We sat outside with coffee from the provided nespresso machine and watched the ducks in the morning. Even with the rain and wind during our week the place stayed lovely and warm and toasty. The shower was amazing aRead morend huge! St Neots is only 20 minutes away and had cheap parking near Waitrose for brunch places (Bohemia was great!) and a little Waterstones Hide

Reviewed by Davina, 15th December 2023

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Only spent a weekend here, and it was really comfortable. The homemade cake was delicious and Christmas tree very welcome! Ideal sized property for a couple, very clean, all the utensils we needed were there, milk frother for the coffee machine a real plus too! P&R for Cambridge really close and I would recommend using this if you venture there. ClRead moreose to NT properties, also well worth a visit. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, 26th November 2023

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Absolute stunner of a barn conversion,very well equipped,warm & comfortable. Perfectly located to explore Cambridge & the local areas. Thoroughly recommend!

Reviewed by Harold, 23rd November 2023

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Another comfortable stay at the barn. It provides a peaceful and relaxing place to return to after a busy day out. The owners were very helpful . Cake once again was very welcome. For a change we visited the Shuttleworth Lights this year which was enjoyable with a mixture of the illuminated gardens and then a look around the hangars. Looking forwarRead mored to a return stay in the future. Harold, Staffordshire Hide

Reviewed by Denise, 6th October 2023

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Reviewed by Elisabeth, 23rd September 2023

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In september 2023 we stayed 6 days in this comfortable and spacious cottage. The weather was fine, we could sit outside. We saw a squirrel, rabits, various birds and a glimpse of a deer and, of course, the horse and foal in the meadow. Cambridge P&R is easily accessable

Reviewed by Julia, 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Jonathan, 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Brian, 14th July 2023

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We have been doing holiday cottages for the past fifteen years and each year we reckon we've discovered the best. This year's cottage will take some beating. In all respects it is absolutely first class and I would have no hesitation in recommending Hill Farm Barn. The installation of an air conditioning unit in the bedroom was a great idea and madRead moree sleeping at night very easy indeed. In one word this cottage can be described as: "excellent". Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by John Stuart, 9th June 2023

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Great barn conversion in a really good location for exploring the Cambridgeshire countryside. Owner Tom was on hand if required and the aircon in the bedroom was much appreciated in what was the hottest week of the year so far. Plenty of wildlife on the doorstep and seating area next to a pond with ducks and ducklings while there, also a deer, rabbRead moreit, horse and foal, and red kite flying around. Lots of NT sites and other interesting things to see. All in all would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 2nd June 2023

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Great location, enjoying the benefits of countryside and easy access to Cambridge . A modern barn conversion which is pleasant and completed to a high standard . Two nice outdoor eating areas. There is a road which runs by the barn , generally this is not busy The owner is pleasant and helpful if any issue arises . National Trust and English HeritaRead morege houses were a delight to go around . Air con was a great advantage in the bedroom. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did . Hide

Reviewed by Win, 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Stephanie, 12th May 2023

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This is a beautiful cottage with all the home comforts you need for a great holiday. Lots of wildlife just outside of the cottage and a lovely walk to The Chequers pub along the road (open Thurs-Sunday) which serve lovely homemade Pizzas on a Friday. The cottage was well situated for Cambridge and lots of surrounding villages and National Trust proRead moreperties not to be missed. Would highly recommend High Farm barn and would definately return. Hide

Reviewed by Martin, 3rd April 2023

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Reviewed by Leigh, 24th March 2023

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Beautiful barn in a lovely small friendly village. Accommodation as everything you need. Tea coffee milk and homemade cake awaits your arrival . Lovely touch. Loads to see and so in the area so we will return when there is a week available

Reviewed by Andrew, 10th March 2023

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home from home ,lovely and warm too.

Reviewed by Kenneth, 3rd March 2023

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Perfect location to visit many historical places. Lovely local pubs. Would recommend anyone to stay.

Reviewed by Judith, 10th February 2023

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A fabulous barn conversion, warm and comfortable and well equipped. Stylishly furnished and with a fabulous rainfall shower. Easy reach of Cambridge and Ely, and a quiet location.

Reviewed by Randi, 16th December 2022

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My husband and I had the most wonderful time at Hill Farm Barn! The Christmas tree was a delightful surprise upon arrival and was enjoyed throughout our stay. The welcome treats were very much appreciated, as was the massive basket of logs and kindling provided with the fire ready to light up! The kitchen was very well equipped, the furnishings comRead morefortable, the surroundings peaceful, and the ambience magical. Thank you so very much for making our weekend getaway so special. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew, 5th December 2022

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Reviewed by Harold, 1st December 2022

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Clean, comfortable property. Set in a pretty location. Amenities nearby. Ideal for visiting local National Trust properties and other tourist attractions a little further afield, such as Duxford Aviation Museum.

Reviewed by David, 6th November 2022

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Reviewed by Jo, 29th October 2022

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Reviewed by Dan, 16th October 2022

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The cottage was beautiful- very well equipped, warm, spacious, modern and comfortable. Communication with the owner was exceptional. Lovely to see horses out in the field opposite first thing in the morning. I only wish there was a second bedroom so we could come and stay again when our son gets bigger!

Reviewed by Peter, 9th October 2022

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Reviewed by Dave, 1st October 2022

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We have just had a week at this lovely barn conversion, It really does tick all the boxes and has everything you need for a relaxing time. It is also air conditioned for hot weather. Set in the perfect location to access all the local attractions. The owners are very helpful and friendly. Lots of wildlife outside your front window. We would definitRead moreely recommend a stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Thomas, 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Howard, 16th September 2022

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We had a lovely holiday at Hill Farm Barn. The property was spotlessly clean and very comfortable with private sitting out areas. The owner left us a very tasty cake which was much appreciated. We saw lots of wildlife including deer rabbits a weasel a fox and a buzzard. Would recommend this property to family and friends.

Reviewed by Ron, 2nd September 2022

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An excellent barn good location close to Cambridge,duck pond outside the patio doors.

Reviewed by Ann, 26th August 2022

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Stayed at Hill Farm Barn last week. The barn is very comfortable and of a high spec. It was nice to be greeted by a home baked cake on arrival. It was great to have air conditioning in the bedroom too as the nights were quite warm. We had lovely weather all week and a very enjoyable Sunday lunch out at the Red House pub in Longstowe. The Little GraRead morensden air show was on during our stay to we got to see lots of spitfires etc flying over the barn. A very relaxing week which was much needed. Thanks Hide

Reviewed by G, 13th August 2022

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Very comfortable accommodation in a wonderfully peaceful location

Reviewed by Ieuan, 23rd July 2022

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Reviewed by Laura, 8th July 2022

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This beautifully appointed little conversion is close to the road through the village, as well as on the approach to a working farm, but you really shouldn't let this put you off. It is well-appointed, extremely spacious for just two visitors, and finished to a very high standard. The owners are very hands-off, but couldn't have been nicer, stoppinRead moreg by after a few days to check that we had settled in. All in all, a wonderful break, and one that we would be very happy to repeat in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Jennie, 1st July 2022

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we had a lovely holiday and found it hard the leave the property to explore the area as so perfect for us

Reviewed by Yvonne, 17th June 2022

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Fantastic property in a wonderful location and so well equipped.

Reviewed by Sally, 20th May 2022

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The accommodation was excellent, and very clean. The owners had put a lot of thought into the renovation, and come out with top marks.

Reviewed by Tom, 13th May 2022

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Beautifully appointed barn conversion in an amazing, peaceful rural location still only 25 mins from Cambridge and with lots of National Trust places nearby to visit. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Thank you!

Reviewed by Michaela, 25th April 2022

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Absolutely loved staying here on our holiday. The barn was lovely! Couldnt ask for a better place to stay if Im honest. Would definitely go back again and have already recommended it to people looking to book a getaway. The barn itself is fantastic and kitted out to a high standard, the field directly opposite had horses and foals in which would coRead moreme right up to the gate, and the patio area looked out over a lovely pond. The homemade cake sitting on the table when we arrived was a bonus!! Hide

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