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The Limes

(Ref. 1082933)

Harston, Cambridgeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 14 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

11 Customer Reviews

  • "Do not book it’s of poor standard and management ."


    Reviewed by Orla1.3Dec 2022

  • "This is a lovely property and was in a perfect location for our family wedding weekend."

    Whilst the property has many good features and is certainly spacious enough to accommodate 12 adults, sadly there is a distinct lack of basic essentials, attention to detail and some maintenance issues which need addressing, many of which have already been mentioned by previous occupants. The kitchen is well equipped, with an extra fridge/freezer provided, and overall very clean apart from some of the crockery, which I assume is down to previous occupants but should be checked by cleaner. Bedrooms all had comfy beds and lovely clean bed linen but definitely need basics like bedside tables, lamps, mirrors, etc. There’s enough bathrooms with lovely fluffy towels provided but again just lacking in details such as shelf space, mirrors, etc. The master en-suite could do with a screen/shower curtain too. As mentioned by previous occupants, we had to call the owner re key arrangements, however, he was very friendly and accommodating. I do hope the owners take on board the constructive suggestions by previous occupants and myself as this property is so lovely but just lacking in some areas and certainly the maintenance issues need addressing promptly. At the price we paid, it was not value for money - weeks before our visit the weekends surrounding ours had been drastically reduced which was very frustrating and unfair as we had booked months in advance - a matter we are pursuing with Sykes. Having said all that, these things didn’t spoil our visit and we had a wonderful weekend with family celebrating our son’s wedding and the comfy beds were very welcome!

    Reviewed by Deborah3.1Sep 2022

  • "This cottage is absolutely perfect for a large group of adult sharers or families."

    Spacious, comfortable and well equipped with an enormous garden (in which we held our very own sports day!) The kitchen provided lots of space and equipment and the bedrooms were also spacious and comfortable. (The only thing we would request is a few more mirrors in the bedrooms). The owner was friendly and helpful and we highly would recommend this cottage. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a good week and were lucky with the weather."

    There were many issues with the house which could have been potentially dangerous. 1. The handle on the inside of the conservatory doors was broken off completely which I informed the landlord of when he rang. 2. Both the downstairs and main bathroom toilets seats did not fit properly and slid from side to side when attempting to sit on them, dangerous with a disabled 80years using the downstairs one, she actually lost her balance when trying to sit carefully on the seat. 3. The hot tap in the downstairs toilet was loose and moved every time you attempted to use it, again this meant that the downstairs sink could only have cold water which was not suitable for washing in. 4. The plug in the downstairs toilet was stuck so could hold no water. The elderly guest had to wash in cold running water. 5. Most dangerous of all I think was the shower in the main bathroom. There was no way of mixing cold with the hot and I personally was scolded when attempting to use the shower. The heat of the water made the shower un-useable. This meant 6 people showered in the en-suite on the first floor. 6. No instructions on how to use the cooker were provided and we had to google the make to actually be able to cook. 7. No information was provided about the waste bins, the pervious guests had put glass , can and rubbish in the bin, we used our common sense and put our rubbish in the bins that were appropriate. It did not look as though the dustbins had been emptied for 2 - 3 weeks, this meant there were a lot of files around all of the time. 8. Not one door shut properly and our in the front double bedroom was so stiff it was causing a grove in the carpet where it obviously needed sanding. The elderly guest needed to keep her door locked at night to ensure it stayed shut. 9. No information/welcome pack was provided to give us all the information we needed about the wi-fi, the use of the electrical appliances in the kitchen, when the dustbins needed to go down for emptying. This would have been very useful. 10. Our dog needed to be closely monitored as there was broken glass in the garden, my brother picked a lot of glass up and disposed of it. Whilst we had a good week, these points caused a lot of annoyance and concern particularly for the elderly guest and the other members of the party. I hope these issues are addressed for the next guests although having read the previous comments it appears nothing has been done about it.

    Reviewed by Jeanette2.8Jul 2022

  • "The Limes was spacious and very clean with a well equipped kitchen and conservatory and excellent parking facilities."

    The garden was large with tables for eating outside. The owner checked that we had arrived safely. However there were several omissions regarding the details. In each bedroom there should be a bedside table, a bedside reading lamp, a chair, a mirror and a hand towel to go with the bath towels. The loft bedroom did not have blinds on the 2 vellux windows. The bathroom needs a door hook for towels and a shelf in the shower cubicle. The washroom downstairs needs a mirror. The kitchen needs a cafetière or fresh coffee machine. The front gate posts should have the house number as it was difficult to locate the actual property. There should be a house folder containing information about the wi fi code, bus timetable, attractions etc. There were no dishwasher tablet and no extra toilet rolls. The arrangements for receiving the key code are vague and uncertain. The code was only received the day before. Sykes should take responsibility for this rather than the clients having to phone the owner. If these small details are addressed this would be an excellent 5 star property.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.4May 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Harston, an excellent location for visiting Cambridge."

    The house was very clean but first impressions disappointed. There were no coffee tables in either of the 2 lounges and no bedside tables. For a house sleeping 14, the dining facility of one table and 8 chairs in the conservatory was poor. We had to bring in a picnic table from the garden. Cutlery was also in short supply (eg 13 forks). The garden was unsuitable for the children (and dog) to play in as there was glass and rubbish around. To be fair to the owner, he came out to resolve some of our issues and by midweek had arranged for the garden to be tidied and he also produced 3 bikes for the boys to use to get to the park in the village. Just a pity it was not done earlier.

    Reviewed by Valerie3.1Apr 2022

  • "Great value stay"

    Reviewed by Jamie3.4Nov 2021

  • "Clean spacious house."

    Would definitely book again.. just need a few more mirrors if you are a good of just girls. Thankyou worth every penny.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect house for a holiday"

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a really Good house and we were very happy there."

    Clearly a great deal of work has been done on the house. The kitchen is very well equipped and everywhere was spotlessly clean. Still a few “finishing touches” required eg some bedside cabinets and small tables in lounges. And the garden, whilst huge, would benefit from clearing up bits of loose glass from the greenhouse and needs something to prevent dogs/children wandering into the front and road. But this was a superb place and we would definitely book again when visiting Cambridge.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely property and great location to explore the wonderful city of Cambridge."

    Plenty of space and room to relax and a great conservatory for eating together. The property manager could not do enough to help us and ensure our stay was great - would recommend if you want a base to explore Cambridgeshire

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Aug 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x second-floor double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 2 x doubles, 1 x twin and 2 x pull-out beds
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory/dining room, 2 x Sitting rooms
  • Air source central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • 2 x Smart TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • 2 pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: Due to the location of this property, some road related noise may be heard
  • Please NOTE: No stag/Hens or similar parties without prior consent from Owner. There is a £1000 good housekeeping bond for this property
  • The owner will take a pre authorisation on your card on arrival at the property

The property

Nestled in the affluent village of Harston, a stone's throw away from the vibrant University city of Cambridge, rests this remarkable holiday home, The Limes.

Boasting a striking Victorian exterior and offering a warming and homely setting, The Limes is an idyllic base for your next group celebration.

A spacious driveway greets you at the foot of this lovely dwelling, making loading and unloading an easy task, leading you over the threshold and into a delightful hallway space, offering handy storage to kick off your shoes and house your belongings away from the main living areas.

Unwind with a leisurely seat in front of the television in the nearby sitting room, beautifully decorated with traditional character, with an exposed stone fireplace and original wooden floorboards, creating a warming ambiance to relax with a cup of tea following an action-packed day.

Be charmed by the stylish newly renovated kitchen, flooded with light welcomed in through the elegant bifold doors and housing all of the modern amenities necessary to prepare a heart-warming meal for the group.

Gather your loved ones around the grand dining table taking centre stage in the conservatory and indulge in your culinary delights enveloped in the tranquil view of the surrounding greenery of the garden, or if you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, step outside and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining on the patio, toasting a glass of fizz to an unforgettable holiday.

Escape the excitement and enjoy a solace retreat to the second sitting room, catching up on your favourite show as you tune into the television, or delving into the pages of a captivating book for a moment of peace.

Resting on the ground-floor is the first of six bedrooms, fit with a sumptuous double bed, serviced by a neighbouring cloakroom, offering the ideal sleeping arrangements for guests with limited mobility.

Climbing the stairs to the first floor, you'll find three double rooms alongside a twin, all beautifully decorated with a neutral and calming interior, with one of the double rooms benefiting from its own en-suite shower.

Tucked away on the second floor is the fabulous master room, boasting a double bed and a fabulous en-suite bathroom.

In the morning, prepare for a new day with a luxurious soak in the elegant roll-top bath featured in the contemporary family bathroom, or if you'd prefer, jump in the shower for a quick rinse before heading out on an adventure.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and take the short stroll into the heart of Harston, where the long street of the quaint village homes a well-stocked convenience store, perfect for picking up any last-minute ingredients, as well as a traditional country pub, with the quirky twist of serving authentic Thai food.

Spend a fun-filled day meeting the wildlife at Shepreth Wildlife Park, or if that's not your thing, discover the fascinating exhibits of warfare on display at IWM Duxford.

Venture further afield to the nearby city of Cambridge, home to the world renowned Cambridge University, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the colourful Botanic Gardens, marvel at the striking architecture of the medieval 12th century Round Church, or embark on a cruise on the tranquil waters of the River Cam.

Whether you're looking to unwind or experience adventure, The Limes is a base that you'll be delighted to return home to.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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About the location


Cambridge 6.1 miles; Royston 7.9 miles.

The pint-sized village of Harston is nestled within the sought-after county of Cambridgeshire, a stone's throw away from the bustling University city of Cambridge. The village is known to be set along "one long street", with a charming sign greeting you upon arrival, erected in the Queen's Silver Jubilee year, depicting the eight artesian wells that used to decorate the village, along with rooks and a bee skep, commemorating the history of honey making. A well-stocked convenience store along with a coffee shop and a traditional country pub line the street, offering everything you might need, making Harston an ideal destination for a staycation. There's plenty to see and do, with Shepreth Wildlife Park and the war museum of IWM Duxford on your doorstep, and within easy reach is the vibrant city of Cambridge, boasting a fantastic selection of shopping opportunities, eateries, sights and attractions. For an escape to the countryside, choose Harston as a base that you'll be delighted to return to.

Please NOTE: No stag/Hens or similar parties without prior consent from Owner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas