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Shortmead Cottage

Biggleswade, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 23362)

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • Sev

    “I think there should be a basic welcome pack on arrival, as we have never stayed anywhere before that hasn’t supplied a few essentials to start off with.”

    But overall it’s a nice cottage and we had a pleasant stay.

    But overall it’s a nice cottage and we had a pleasant stay.

    - Sev, August 2021

The property

Biggleswade 1 mile.

A beautiful detached, converted Victorian farm cottage situated behind Shortmead House, the owner’s 18th century manor house.

Set in 20 acres of land on the Shortmead Estate, the cottage is located just a mile from the centre of Biggleswade in Bedfordshire.

Sympathetically extended to provide spacious, comfortable accommodation for families and friends, this Biggleswade cottage is an ideal base for those looking to stay in a rural area, yet is still close to the town’s amenities.

Superbly appointed throughout, this lovely cottage in Bedfordshire combines contemporary styling with period features including leaded windows and a Butler sink.

The large farmhouse kitchen with its central dining table is just the place to enjoy a sumptuous meal and talk about the day’s events, or if the weather turns a little cooler, settle down in front of the welcoming glow of the stove in the sitting room.

Two cosy bedrooms offer a good night’s sleep and for those who like to pamper themselves, this cottage in Bedfordshire is just for you as it boasts a superb double-ended bath alongside a walk-in shower.

Outside this Biggleswade holiday home is a typical English cottage garden, complete with vegetable plot.

The patio offers you just the place to enjoy a morning coffee or to dine alfresco, plus there are bridleways and footpaths throughout the estate.

The town of Biggleswade is within walking distance and here you will find an assortment of shops, restaurants and pubs.

Just a short drive away is the historic city of Cambridge, where you can take a punt down the River Cam, or wander around the cathedral or museums.

A 40 minute train journey brings you to London where you can visit the Tower, ride the London Eye, see the changing of the Guard and still be back in time for dinner!

Whatever you do, this Biggleswade cottage will have you wanting to return time and again.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with study area and multi-fuel stove.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and bathroom and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned gardens with patio, furniture and small vegetable plot
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The cottage stairs are steep
  • Note: Some noise can be heard from the railway when outside
  • Note: Shortmead House is sometimes used as a wedding venue. Note: Please contact us to discuss a Friday arrival during the Christmas & New Year period

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About the location


Bedford 12 miles; Cambridge 22 miles.

The Bedfordshire market town of Biggleswade is the perfect place to stay when exploring the neighbouring counties of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, whilst fast train links allow visitors to arrive in London in 35 minutes. Biggleswade has an assortment of shops, both local and retail, pubs, restaurants and takeaways, plus just three miles away is the Shuttleworth Collection, which is an aeronautical and automotive museum located at the Old Warden airfield. Just 20 miles away is Woburn Abbey with its famous safari park, where you see many different creatures, including elephants, tigers, penguins and sea lions by car or on foot, whilst Woburn Abbey itself has over 400 years of history to share with visitors with some 22 rooms with 250 works of art to enjoy. Biggleswade is ideally situated for sightseeing and visits to the country, towns and cities.

Region Information

Note: Please contact us to discuss a Friday arrival during the Christmas & New Year period.