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Beaumont's Cottage

(Ref. 984689)

Foxton, Cambridgeshire Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Well equipped, well presented property with character."

    Good selection of books, some board games and DVDs. Conveniently located for the railway station and access into Cambridge. Plenty of places of interest within a few miles.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in a brilliant location."

    Could not fault anything but it would be nice for the owners who live next door to pop round when you arrive. Would stay again.

    Thank you for the feedback. As a general rule we don't respond to comments but in this instance we will explain why we don't introduce ourselves when guests arrive. Beaumont's cottage adjoins the house next door and there is a shared front garden. We try to respect our guest's privacy, especially after a long journey, and we hope this will be reciprocated during their stay in our home. We introduce ourselves if we meet during the week, but it is quite clear that some people are uncomfortable even with this- hospitality is a fickly occupation. We are glad to hear that you had a nice stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful property, just the right amount of style and comfort."

    Plenty of room in an immaculate house. Everything provided for and all top class. Plenty of room and the welcome cake was a nice touch. A beautifully designed and equipped property in an ideal village. Very peaceful area with incredibly friendly locals and a lovely down to earth pub (no noise by the way despite its proximity).Beautiful walks to neighbouring village. Easy access to Trumpington Park and Ride, and to Duxford and Audley End. Foxton itself is beautiful and historic. Peaceful yet easy access to areas of interest. A fabulous place for a break. Utterly, unreservedly recommended!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beaumont's cottage is a lovely homely property, well equipped and easy to live in."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was lovely and equipped with all we needed."

    It’s set in a very friendly village with a post office/general store which is very well equipped and the proprietor is very helpful with his local knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday visiting some interesting places and playing 2 good golf courses in the area.

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage and facilities were perfect and the Tourist information in the cottage made our holiday very special"

    Reviewed by Glen5.0May 2023

  • "Downstairs ring main tripped on a number of occasions although no obvious reason and reset immediately."

    Owner might have introduced themselves. Otherwise a perfectly pleasant stay

    Thank you for your feedback. We have had a new generation consumer unit with integral surge protector fitted into the property, as an added safety precaution for all our guests. We have contacted our electrician who will carryout an investigation to try and understand what is tripping the fuse and ensure this doesn't become a nuisance. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Mar 2023

  • "A return visit to this characterful cottage in an exceptionally friendly village."

    Great location for Cambridge, London and nature reserves.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thank you for a most enjoyable stay in your beautiful cottage."

    We loved the area - and the train journey into Cambridge. It is very likely that Richard Beaumont was my ancestor. I left a document relating to Richard Beaumont which I discovered at the County Archives in Ely. Hope you find it interesting. My Beaumont family came from Shingay cum Wendy and Whaddon as did the Rayner family who are buried in the churchyard.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in this delightful character cottage, which is very comfortable, warm and well equipped."

    The cottage is ideal for visiting Cambridge with good connections into the city and also a great base for exploring the local area. We hope to return to the cottage on a future visit and would also highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2022

  • "This lovely Thatched Cottage is a beautiful home and was a privilege to spend a holiday in."

    It has a very interesting old history. The Cottage is so well equipped with everything you need. Lots of local information and historical leaflets/books to read. Church bells ring throughout the day, chickens cluck in the back garden. A large front garden to sit out in. It really is very special and Richard & his daughter Holly have provided the best accommodation we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our third stay at this delightful cottage did not disappoint."

    Beaumont's Cottage has everything a visitor needs. We spent much time enjoying the peace of its beautiful garden. Our thanks to Richard and Holly.

    Reviewed by Alexander Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well-maintained cottage, with everything necessary provided."

    Clear instructions included for all the appliances. Plenty of information available about local facilities and attractions.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage is lovely and very well equipped with everything we needed."

    The welcome guide and fresh eggs, milk and cake were a lovely touch. Great area, very peaceful but also well connected by road and rail to Cambridge and London.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property had everything we needed for our stay."

    The eggs, milk and cake were very welcome. The information pack was very comprehensive. We had a lovely stay and enjoyed exploring the area

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved staying in this period thatched cottage which had lots of quirky nooks & crannies to explore!"

    Despite the cottage's age; the facilities are modern & up to date so we wanted for nothing! We are avid geocachers so the location was perfect to complete many long trails in the area with out having to travel very far! Getting back to a warm, cosy home after walking miles was most welcome! We would recommend Sherpeth Wildlife Park for a visit which is not far from the cottage; a great small zoo with friendly staff. We had an aardvark experience which was amazing! Finally, we loved the welcome we received each morning from 'the girls', the owner's chickens who were always glad to see us! We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Susanne4.7Feb 2022

  • "Congratulations !"

    ! You have an amazing holiday cottage. It was a perfect location for our passion of geocaching. Excellent internet and a comfortable bed (for us !!). No washing machine but all other modern conveniences whilst maintaining the period charms of an old thatched cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and completed all the planned geocaching circuits. We would hope to return when there are more geocaching circuits in the area [:)] Best wishes and good health to all. Mary and Gerry

    We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Beaumont's Cottage! Just a quick note to say that we do have a washing machine in the cottage - it's located in one of the cupboards in the downstairs bedroom. We hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Nov 2021

  • "A very nice and comfortable Cottage."

    A mix of old and new, with all modern facilities. Made to feel very welcome with eggs, milk and other goodies to get me started. Thank you. My car was parked beside the house, but it felt very safe, as I could see it from the kitchen. A friendly country village, with a shop and quiet pub only doors away. A lovely base to explore Cambridge and the Countryside. I would say that the cottage is less suited for the not so mobile visitors, as there are floor level changes and the toilet area is a little narrow.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Oct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage which was ideal for two adult couples."

    Super welcome pack, including eggs from the chickens next door! Water pressure was very low in the upstairs shower but otherwise all facilities were excellent.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is absolutely gorgeous and the extra little things like homemade preserves, eggs, cake and biscuits were a lovely surprise."

    We cooked in the cottage for a number of evenings and there was all the equipment we needed to do this. Things such as having salt and pepper and toilet roll/kitchen roll for the whole stay were pleasing bonuses most cottages don't have. The cottage is spacious and provided a great base for the four of us. The pub across the road is friendly and so we enjoyed wandering over for a drink and a game of crib in the evenings. Although the cleaning standard was good overall, the kitchen sink plugholes were not as clean as you'd expect and there were cocoa pops (quite a few), from a previous visitor, stuck to one of the blankets in the downstairs bedroom. Overall, we'd definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Kathy4.7Jul 2021

  • "Beaumont cottage is beautiful."

    Very comfortable. Holly and family made us feel most welcome. Foxton is charming. A good base for sightseeing by car, train or bus.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2021

  • "One of the best cottages we’ve had."

    Clean, comfortable; friendly owners. Convenient shop next door, beautiful village. 10 minute walk to station for train into Cambridge and lots of other places nearby to visit. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was the second time we have stayed in Beaumont's Cottage."

    It is a picturesque and historic building, which has been tastefully renovated. For both visits the cottage was spotlessly clean and had all we needed to cook meals and relax. This time it had been beautifully decorated with a Christmas tree and other trimmings, in keeping with the property. Overall it was a perfect place to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday. Holly was helpful and communicative. The cake, eggs and homemade jam and chutney were a nice touch. Overall we would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2020

  • "I booked this as a get away for me and my three boys rather than mixing their house and my house in Derbyshire at the current time."

    They live locally to Cambridge and I lived in the area for 16 years so we know it well - this was a place for us to just chill and be together..... It is a truly wonderful place - spotlessly clean with excellent communications from the owner prior to our arrival, and also a lovely welcome pack in the kitchen on arrival. Very comfortable place to stay with enough space for me and my three boys to spread out and not be on top of each other. For three lads between 8 and 16 the excellent WiFi was a boon as they took their gamin machines!!! The kitchen is superbly equipped and this made feeding everyone easy (and cleaning up afterwards - I miss a dishawsher), though we did have a Chinese takeaway from an excellent restaurant in Great Shelford one night. The bathrooms were lovely, the beds are very comfy, and the shower is superb. As I said it was just a place for us to be together and chill rather than be tourists - but we had a day out at the Imperial war Museum at Duxford which was good fun and close by, and there are lots of National Trust properties nearby - the train makes getting to London or Cambridge easy as well. Thorough recommended by us, and saved as a place to book again :-)

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Perfectly situated for IWM Duxford and some National Trust and English Heritage properties. Short walk to the railway station with access to Cambridge and Ely and beyond

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2020

  • "In the current situation we both felt very safe in the property and local area."

    The welcome pack was an unexpected bonus, also everything was supplied, tea coffee etc. Location was perfect very easy to get anywhere, either by car or train, a lot of things to do and see in the area.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2020

  • "Everything,the cottage, the location, the people and tha amenities all were first class."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent company - very informative."

    Cottage exceeded expectations. Would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was our second booking at this cottage because we were so happy with our first visit."

    Due to Covid restrictions we passed the holiday on to younger family members who thoroughly enjoyed their visit.The owner went to great lengths to ensure that worries about COVID-19 were reduced and to make the young family welcome.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    Everything we could possible have needed was supplied and we were greeted by a lovely welcome of cakes and home made preserves (even to a pint of milk in he 'frig) We met the owner and his Daughter Holly, she - lives next door - and they were so pleasant and helpful. The setting is in a very pleasant village which is a good base for many local attractions such as Cambridge and Ely and for aviation enthusiasts Duxford is but a few minutes drive and the Shuttleworth Collection is also close by. There are plenty of good places to eat locally too. One stand out eatery was the Cross Keys Hotel in Saffron Walden - highly recommended ! Of course we must not forget Steve (Hollies cat) who is usually around the gardens on sunny days and enjoys a good conversation ! All in all we have to say it would be hard to better this wonderful old thatched cottage. We certainly intend to return.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location was ideal to visit family in Cambridge and Hitchin and to go for walks around the surrounding villages."

    We also visited the Wimpole Estate, RSPB at Fowlmere and took the train to Cambridge. The cottage itself with its history (1637 carved into the plaster above the fireplace) and thatched roof and setting in Foxton made it seem something special and not just like a hotel. Careful renovation and a modern extension made it both self contained and a comfortable experience with all we needed to prepare meals instead of eating out due to Covid 19. We felt the list of extra cleaning provided to protect us from coronavirus made us feel safe. Helpful and thoughtful touches like a list of places nearby doing the "eat out to help out" scheme (had we needed it) and a local farm shop wrapped cake instead of the host's usual home baking made us feel welcomed and cared for. Foxton is an interesting historical village with plenty to see and read about in the infomation provided.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage with everything you need."

    Easy access to Cambridge and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "A most convenient, interesting, and comfortable cottage."

    Very many additional touches which made the break very exceptional.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with lots of thoughtful touches."

    Christmas tree was a lovely surprise and homemade lemon cake was delicious. Very convenient for Cambridge. Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and surroundings with lots of extras included that you would not normally expect as standard."

    Post office / shop close by which is handy for everyday essentials. Welcome Pack and information on the cottage and "What to do" were very useful. A pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and very comfortable, there is a train station 10 minute walk that takes you into Cambridge and a bus service if you don't want to use your car."

    The pub, just across the road and the shop on the same side of the road are both friendly. Lovely cottage, lovely village would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Juliana5.0Nov 2019

  • "Holly is a lovely host."

    Lots of personal touches - like homemade scones - made us feel welcome and right at home. Village is in a great spot for countryside walks and quick trips into Cambridge. Will certainly return next time we are in this part of the UK.

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Nov 2019

  • "Holly the owner was absolutely delightful."

    There was homemade jams, chutneys and cake on our arrival and when we had to change our plans she was very helpful indeed. We shall certainly be returning again. Also we found Natalie in your office very friendly and helpful when we made our booking. We had never used or even heard of Sykes cottages but you will be the first company we look at when we book our next cottage. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, everything was clean and with very thoughtful details."

    A basket of small essentials that could have been forgotten, lovely homemade cake, chutneys and jams. Really could not recommend the cottage highly enough. I am sure if there had been any problems it would have been responded to immediately but we had no problems at all.

    Reviewed by Beverly4.7Sep 2019

  • "Charming thatched cottage, with modern extension."

    A great deal of thought and trouble has gone into ensuring that anyone visiting this property is comfortable and had all that they require. A friendly greeting, useful information about local amenities and places of interest. The welcome pack of homemade cake, preserves, milk and plentiful supply of tea coffee etc was generous and much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beaumont Cottage is so beautiful and full of history."

    When you walk in the door it hugs you and you immediately start to relax and chill. The owners had thought of such lovely little touches including a gorgeous homemade cake, homemade chutney, jam and baskets of "in case you forgot them" toiletries in each bathroom. The roll top bath was a dream to soak away the stresses and we loved and the original beams and the spiral staircase. There is plenty to do in the area and a week wasn't really enough so we will be returning to this lovely cottage. There is a great train link and bus route from the village so you don't have to walk far to let public transport take you to lots of places like Cambridge and London as well as local visitor attractions. A perfect holiday to recharge our batteries !

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2019

  • "Everything we needed provided and a home made chocolate cake on arrival."

    Lovely cottage beautiful quiet location.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2019

  • "Delightful village."

    Lots of information & maps left in cottage for us. Welcomed with freshly made scones, cream & homemade Rhubarb & ginger jam - scrumptious!

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Jun 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms; 1 x super king-size double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Street parking
  • Shared patio garden at rear with furniture
  • Sorry no pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Pre-dating the great fire of London and built circa 1530, this alluring, thatched cottage rests peacefully within the small village of Foxton, surrounded by Cambridgeshire countryside.

The house also predates the order by which Henry VIII commanded the use of less oak in, as shown by the large beams adding character to the interior.

Set back from the road on Foxton High Street, this cosy cottage is ideal for a family of four or a group of friends looking to tour this beautiful region.

Step into the lounge, which has a large inglenook fireplace for decoration and traditional beams, a beautiful space to relax with your loved ones in the evenings.

Rustle up a delicious, home-cooked meal in the kitchen and get together around the dining table, taking in your surroundings as you tuck in and discuss the events from your day.

Lastly, the ground floor plays host to a lovely twin room overlooking the garden and a shower room, with a walk-in shower cubicle.

Climb the enchanting, spiral staircase to the master bedroom, which has a bathroom next door for your convenience, playing host to a deep-soaking roll top bath tub.

You will see the date above the ornate fireplace in this main bedroom reads '1637', relating to the date in which the then owner, Richard Beaumont had the entire house positioned back from the road and stream that ran at the front.

Spend your summer afternoons in the small, shared cottage garden to the rear, a pleasant spot to sit with a refreshing drink after you've explored the area.

Beaumont's Cottage is set in a lovely South Cambridgeshire village, giving you easy access to both Cambridge and London Kings Cross from Foxton railway station.

There is a village pub The White Horse and a handy shop just a few steps along the high street, as well as a village cricket pitch, a football pitch and a children's playground.

Interestingly, the nearby village of Barrington has a historic pub, The Royal Oak, which boasts of being a stop-by point by Charles II.

You are also close to Duxford Aerodrome with its flying displays and plane collections, several National Trust properties are in the area, including Wimpole Hall Farm, and there is also the Shepreth Wildlife Park for a day out with the kids.

The cultural, university city of Cambridge offers so much more, with its remarkable architecture and plethora of pubs, shops and eateries to indulge.

Experience a well-earned rest at this beautiful, thatched cottage with your loved ones.

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About the location

FOXTON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Shepreth 1.5 miles; Cambridge 6 miles

Foxton is a charming South Cambridgeshire village boasting a myriad of well-preserved 15th and 16th century houses, along with a church dedicated to St. Laurence, dating back to at least 1225. The village is home to a public house, a shop and a mainline rail station taking you to London via the nearby village of Shepreth, which plays host to the Shepreth Willdlife Park, where you can listen to professional animal talks, experience close encounters with a variety of animals and grab a bite to eat in the Jungle Café. You are within easy reach of the ancient city of Cambridge, abundant with beautiful architecture, a long history and its imposing university, home to the King's College Chapel, Cavendish Laboratory and the Cambridge University Library, one of the largest in the world. With its leafy green meadows and pretty, riverside walks, this is the perfect location to spend an afternoon, boasting many attractions to keep you entertained. Visit the beautiful Hertford Bridge or 'Bridge of Sighs', named so because of its resemblance to the famous Bridge of Sighs in Venice, connecting the campus buildings with its intricate structure. You also have the Mathematical Bridge, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, St Mary's Church, the botanic gardens within Cambridge University and the contemporary art gallery Kettle's Yard, a truly beautiful city and well worth the visit. This is a lovely destination for holiday!

Please note: Due to the stairs and the layout of the property it may not be suitable for those with infants - caution is to be taken at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas