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The Garden Cottage

Pertenhall near Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 1066331)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Kimbolton 2.2 miles.

Nestled between the beautiful city of Cambridge and the bustling town of Bedford is this characterful cottage, enjoying a rural position within the grounds of the historic Pertenhall Manor, offering an idyllic location and an exceptional self-catering experience that can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

With its boutique interior coupled with views of the surrounding countryside, farmland and the imposing St Peter's Church, The Garden Cottage is perfect for those seeking a relaxing break to this part of the country.

Enter into the red brick-built, Victorian property, which has ties to The Knights Templar and Oliver Cromwell and be welcomed into the sitting room, where the woodburning stove takes centre stage.

Snuggle up on the plush L-shape sofa to delve into a good book or flick on the TV to browse the channels, with the warmth of the fire setting the ambiance during a winter’s evening.

The contemporary elegance is continued into the kitchen, where the range of quality appliances is sure to encourage a spot of home cooking and the handy utility boasting a washer/dryer allows you to freshen up any belongings after a countryside walk.

Regroup with your loved at the dining table to relish in your home-cooked meals accompanied by a bottle of fizz or two or during the summer evenings, take your meals onto the private patio to enjoy alfresco dining and further soak up your surroundings, with the soundtrack of the farm animals and the running stream nearby to admire.

Sleep will come easy in the three bedrooms, one of which enjoy sumptuous double bed, draped in quality linens and good storage space and other two bedrooms boast twin beds that can be double on request and large fitted wardrobes with plenty of space to store your belongings.

If you can tear yourself away from this oasis, travel to the nearby village of Kimbolton, where you will find your local amenities, comprising of two pubs and shops for picking up any essentials.

Alternatively, venture slightly further to Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre to discover a good range of supermarkets, chain eateries, and popular high-street shops and enjoy evening entertainment by catching a film at the cinema.

The city of Cambridge is also within driving distance and makes for a wonderful day out, where you can browse the plethora of galleries, marvel at the buzzing theatre scene or treat yourself to some retail therapy by visiting the city’s seven-days-a-week market and the abundance of boutiques and independent shops.

Delve into the city’s past by paying a visit to King's College Chapel, considered one of the most spectacular of the college chapels in Cambridge or join a guided tour around the city centre to meander the winding streets and follow in the footsteps of famous poets, philosophers, prime ministers and Nobel Peace Prize winners.

Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to exploring the Bedfordshire countryside on foot, with plenty of walking opportunities surrounding the cottage, in addition to many nature reserves and country parks, including the Nene Wetlands Nature Reserve and the Little Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, which is known for great bird watching.

Three Shires Way is a long distance bridleway for those wishing to explore further, with the path taking you through both Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire landscapes, tracing the outline of ancient trackways to discover several small, historic villages and scenic views.

More activities can be found on Grafham Water, a 280-acre nature reserve and reservoir, including sailing, canoeing and biking or you could visit the nearby National Trust properties of Willington Dovecote and the 18th century Houghton Mill.

At the end of each day, look forward to returning to the warmth of The Garden Cottage to unwind.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin (zip and link)
  • Ground-floor Bathroom room with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Upstairs shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front garden with lawn area and patio area with table and chairs
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed indoors
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.4 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

KIMBOLTON

Huntington 12 miles; Bedford 19 miles.

The small Cambridgeshire village of Kimbolton is situated close to Huntington and Bedford. Kimbolton is mentioned in the Domesday Book and in the centre of the village is Kimbolton Castle, which is used for weddings. The village is also home to two pubs, shops and a church. Within reach are walks, cycle routes, horse riding opportunities, golf courses and visits to shopping centres, plus close by is the market town of Huntingdon with further amenities and over the border in Bedfordshire is the town of Bedford, with the restored Castle Mound and River Ouse, amongst shops, pubs and restaurants. Whilst staying in the area, a visit to Cambridge is a must with its world-famous cathedral and there’s something for everyone in this historic city. An ideal base for visiting the area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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