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Redwood Cottage

(Ref. 966776)

Lower Dean near Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • clean (20)
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56 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage with absolutely everything you could need for a restful holiday."

    It was so nice to have a welcome pack on arrival, including butter and milk in the fridge. Oodles of room and very comfy seating. Good car parking and the owners had left a very helpful note telling visitors to leave by the bottom gate, away from the more difficult exit on a bend. The owners, Andrew and Amanda couldn’t have been more welcoming or helpful. We had a wonderful week relaxing, visiting various landmarks, watching the wildlife (amazing red kites) and laughing at the ‘family’ of beautiful, feral puss cats who congregated outside the farmhouse door each morning waiting for breakfast to be served. All in all, a super break.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed staying in Redwood Cottage. It was lovely to meet you both and thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay, everything was perfect."

    We loved everything about the place and the hosts were lovely too. Will definitely recommend to people if they are looking for a place to stay.

    Thank you for your kind comments and for leaving the cottage so tidy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0May 2024

  • "We had a great getaway at the cottage."

    Perfect location for exploring Cambridge, Ely (lovely market) etc. Amanda and Andrew were great hosts. Not intrusive but checked in on us in passing. We were only there for a week so didn't do much cooking, but kitchen looked well equipped. It was just the two of us so we had plenty of beds to choose from. Having an undercover outdoor space was great, especially with the everchanging British weather. Just be mindful of the possibility of bats swooping past in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage with wonderful hosts nothing was to much bother We would recommend this place for a quiet relaxing stay Very well equipped,very spacious cottage 10/10 Thank you."

    Phil Angela and family

    Thank you for your kind comments, we would be delighted to see you again. Andrew & Amanda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2024

  • "We really like the property; everything went well."

    The owner was really helpful and friendly. I would recommend this property to everyone who wants to get their stress out and relax. Many thanks

    Hi Ahmed it was lovely to meet you and your family I’m glad you enjoyed our cottage. We would welcome you back. Kind regards Andrew & Amanda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ahmed5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay in this very well equipped cottage,the owners were friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was very homely and comfortable and would definitely stay again

    Thank you for your kind words, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was nice to meet you and your family. And thank you for leaving the cottage so tidy . Kind regards Amanda & Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jan 2024

  • "Well equipped, welcoming, perfect for our needs"

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Nov 2023

  • "We all enjoyed our stay."

    Great base for where we wanted to visit. The cottage was clean, and we were provided with basic provisions and treats, which was really nice and appreciated. We met the owner, who was really helpful.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Redwood Cottage and it was lovely to meet you all. Thank you for leaving the cottage so tidy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Owners provided a welcome pack and were friendly and helpful."

    Property was exactly as described and perfect for our requirements. Twice we were left without power, though owners were quick to attend to the problem. By coincidence, we had a similar experience on our previous Sykes holiday, in Powfoot, where we arrived to find that there was no functioning water supply. Again, it was attended to rapidly. We hope that next time we will be more fortunate. Apart from that, holiday was most enjoyable.

    Thank you for leaving the cottage in such a tidy state. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, you were just so unlucky to experience probably the two worst storms of the year! Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2023

  • "Everything needed for a comfortable stay was in the cottage."

    The cottage has plenty space and the hosts, Amanda and Andrew, are on hand and willing to help if needed. This was our second visit to Redwood and there is a good chance we will be back.

    Thank you for leaving the cottage clean and tidy and we hope to see you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Les5.0Aug 2023

  • "Loved this property!"

    Spacious and clean, but still cosy and warm with comfortable beds

    It was a pleasure to meet you and your family Rebecca, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Redwood Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2023


    We had a lovely stay at Redwood Cottage for the week commencing 5th May. As stated by others, the owners are very friendly and welcoming. They have put a lot of thought into the needs of guests including a generous welcoming pack. Reading their visitors book, Redwood Cottage has many repeat visitors and it is not hard to see why. The cottage was very clean and spacious with everything needed to make a holiday very enjoyable. We loved our stay.

    Thank you for the lovely review and thank you for leaving the cottage so tidy, it was nice meeting you both and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Amanda & Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ted5.0May 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage in a great setting."

    We arrived from France to find a comfortable warm cottage with basic food provisions already there. The hosts are very friendly and helpful.

    It was a pleasure to host Joanna and family in Redwood Cottage, we would welcome them back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jan 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Redwood Cottage."

    It is very comfortable, clean well-equipped and welcoming and just what we needed. We had family commitments in the area so did not have a chance to explore the area but are hoping to do so on our next visit. We really enjoyed sitting in the beautifully light conservatory. I am now intrigued by the history of the farm and having looked it up in old OS maps the redwood tree (or perhaps its predecessor) outside the conservatory appears to have been in situ since the 1880s!

    We are so pleased you enjoyed Redwood Cottage, on your next visit we will show you old documents about the farm. Andrew’s family moved down from Scotland in the 50s. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2022

  • "Our third stay at the cottage, consistently fantastic."

    Clean, comfortable & spacious. Very well equipped kitchen. Great hosts! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    So pleased you enjoyed Redwood Cottage again and enjoyed seeing the cows in the field and Minnie the dog. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday spotlessly clean everything we needed in the house."

    We enjoyed the conservatory with lovely views and Amanda and Andrew were very helpful

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week in this spacious, comfortable and very well equipped cottage in a peaceful countryside location."

    The dual aspect sunny conservatory was delightful. Thank you for the lovely & thoughtful welcome pack also.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property owners made us feel very welcome and it was a lovely surprise when we found they had left a lovely welcoming food pack for our use."

    We would definitely rebook if we went on holiday in this area again and probably will.

    Thank you Les, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family and thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Les5.0Aug 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage, so well equipped that it's like a home-from-home."

    The owners are excellent hosts and left fresh milk, butter, bread and all sorts of delicious treats for us on arrival. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "We arrived at the cottage to find it wonderfully charming and fantastically well equipped."

    We didn’t need a lot of the stuff we bought with us. Our three small girls loved seeing the cows (and the cats and the adorable dog) and Amanda was really helpful answering our questions. The bedrooms were so comfortable, mattresses and linens all great quality; a proper hotel experience. We ate out at a couple of local pubs, of which, we found details of inside the cottage. A fab trip, we intend to return and have already recommended to our friends and family!

    Dear Kelly and family, it was a pleasure to meet you all and you left our cottage so clean and tidy, it really helped with the turnaround. We would welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Feb 2022



    Lovely to see you both again and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Jan 2022

  • "We felt at home immediately we stepped through the door, clean warm great location for us, and what a nice welcome from the owners."

    We used this as a point to visit relatives we had not seen for 3 years ....for obvious reasons. We will be coming back.

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2021

  • "Our second visit, as perfect as our first."

    Comfortable, clean. Fantastic amenities. Great WiFi. A lovely welcome pack of bread, milk, butter and cake to feed us after our long journey. The cottage has lovely views. Loads of space for what we wanted. The kitchen is well equipped with everything we could possibly need. We’ve had a wonderful week!

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely to find some "essentials" (tea, ground coffee, jam, butter, crisps, milk and cookies) when we arrived :-) Wonderful location and brilliant cottage, peaceful and restful."

    The owners were helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend staying at Redwood cottage

    Reviewed by Victor5.0Sep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage."

    It had everything we needed and more. Really appreciated the goodies left for us at the start of our stay. The owners are friendly, welcoming and helpful. We hope to return to this cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very clean and well equipped cottage."

    Lovely spot for exploring the area with plenty of great walks. Many thanks for a super break.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely place and a lovely welcome."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2021

  • "Redwood cottage offers 5* holiday accommodation with 5* support when required from the unobtrusive owners next door."

    A peaceful location and 5* internet connection. It's brilliant [:D]

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, all anyone could wish for, and with resident Red Kites thrown in as a bonus."

    The cottage was immaculate, there were "welcome" extras which were much appreciated, and basically, the owners did everything possible to make it a memorable holiday. 5 stars.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage beautifully maintained."

    Well equipped kitchen. Host had put those essentials that are really needed on arrival, Milk, Bread, Butter, Jam and Marmalade. Tea, coffee and sugar. Spacious living area, lots of videos and books. Wi-fi connection superfast. Most important of all, mattresses very comfortable. Peaceful break on a working farm. Thanks to Mrs and Mr Brodie and Minnie, and the many cats. Really lovely setting.

    5.0Sep 2020

  • "I can not fault this accommodation."

    The cottage is lovely, welcoming and has everything you could ever need or want. It was immaculately clean. The owners are both helpful and friendly. We visited Grafham water, which is only 15 mins drive away and well worth a visit. We would certainly return to Redwood Cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "A very pleasant clean, bright and peaceful cottage with everything we were looking for, including a socket for charging our electric car."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • ""Cleanliness is a fine life preserver" hence this always tops our list."

    This expectation was super exceeded. Coupled with this was the warm welcome we were met with, nothing was too much trouble for the owners and they were always on hand to help with anything. The rooms were comfortable and spacious. The farm environment was blissful escape from the city hustle and bustle. There are plenty of attractions and activities for the whole family nearby although most of them were still closed because of Covid19. We would unreservedly recommend Redwood Cottage to anyone, anytime. Thank you for a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Nkululeko Yalala5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Highly recommended. Friendly and helpful hosts who have provided everything you would need.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "Loved relaxing at the cottage."

    A warm welcome was received on arrival and there were 'little extra's' in the cottage we hadnt anticipated, making it feel 'home from home'. The cows in the adjacent field were fascinating to watch and the sun room at the rear of the property was ideal for family games, relaxing and reading. The weather was not great for us but we did have a couple of nice days in which we did punting in Cambridge (a must to see Cambridge at its best) and a walk around Houghton Mill (Actual mill closed due to COVID restrictions) but the surronding countryside is beautifual - we crossed a lock and saw it in operation. Also visited Hamilton Zoo, Stanwick Lakes and Grafton Water. Would definitely recommend the property and we hope to return soon

    Reviewed by Rowan4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for our party (4 adults and a baby)."

    Amanda had the arrival details to us in plenty of time ahead of our stay and the very clear directions meant we all had a stress-free journey. Would highly recommend the cottage for a break in the Cambridge area.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable."

    Spotlessly clean and we'll equipped. Had a lovely few days break.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2019

  • "A home from home cottage."

    The hosts were on hand but not intrusive. Cats, dogs and cows on the farm and so many wild birds. A beautiful spot.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage - spacious, warm welcome, very clean and a true home from home for a great family holiday."

    Fantastic base to explore the local area with many attractions a short drive away including Bedford (fantastic Higgins museum), Wicksteed Park (theme Park in beautiful setting), Grafham water (take a picnic, great parks and bike hire available), National Trust Houghton Mill (where you see the working mill... as well as wild swim and hire a row boat) and Wimpole Hall (with Home Farm animals) , Hitchingbrooke Country Park (lovely nature walks around the lakes, plus good cafe and play park)... and Hamerton Zoo (excellent and only 20 minutes away). Cambridge is 1 hour 15 by car, and also worth a day trip. Highly recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by Josie5.0Jul 2019

  • "The property and setting were as near perfect as we could ever have hoped for."

    The owners were charming, friendly and helpful. We would certainly come back here.

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great cottage with lovely surroundings of the countryside."

    A really relaxing retreat accessible to many attractions.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was as described, clean warm and well equipped."

    The owners provided a welcome pack which was lovely and tided us over till we went shopping. Fun watching the antics of the animals (cats, cows and the dog) Local pub 2 mins drive down the road, very good food. Unfortunately no footpath and very busy road.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Mar 2019

  • "This was out second visit to the property and it was just as good."

    Large, comfortable, warm. Had everything we needed. Owners were friendly but not intrusive. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2019

  • "Hosts were very welcoming (made us brownies) and house was lovely and clean."

    We were given permission to move around the single room to accommodate our babys travel cot which was great. Overall a great place to stay. Loved looking out the window and seeing cows having fun in there section of the farm. Would happily go again.

    Reviewed by Stacey4.1Mar 2019

  • "Property is comfortable and had all we needed, Loved being on a farm, with wildlife a-plenty looking through the conservatory window - Red Kites etc."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2019

  • "A lovely property in a farm setting."

    Everything was clean and as described on the website. We enjoyed our stay and have already rebooked.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a very nice part of the country."

    Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "A bonus was that the owners were lovely people who cared about your comfort!"

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Oct 2018

  • "Picture doesn't do this cottage justice."

    So peaceful. The cottage was pristine, modern and spacious with all the facilities you could ask for. Warm friendly welcome. Wonderful holiday and we will come again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very comfortable home from home."

    Cottage had everything we needed. Couldn't have been better.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful host, fresh butter and Victoria Sponge."

    Responded very quickly to queries. Lovely dining space and very well kitted out, very spacious living space. Fridge/ Freezer very small, but shops only 2 miles away.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Aug 2018

  • "A lovely spacious clean house that we occupied for a week which very easily became our home, lots of space to hang out and hide from each other (not that wanted to lol) - conservatory, lounge, dining room, three bedrooms and a patio with bench and table; more than enough to spread out."

    Views were lovely and considering it was a working farm (beef cattle) very quiet. Millie the dog was very friendly but the farm cats tried to avoid us until a little bit of ham teased them back. Both hosts lived on the farm and were very welcoming leaving some yummy gifts Overall a gentle, quiet relaxing holiday with friendly and welcoming hosts. And the local pub The White Horse at Tillbrook menu was scrumptious and catered for all types of eaters, just watch out as the web site can take you to the old one which is not a patch on the new.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely location, already known to me with very happy childhood memories."

    The very clean and comfortable cottage was as the website description and photographs. The welcome basket was a bonus. It was a pity that Amanda and Andrew Brodie were away but their son Alex and Paul the Farm Manager were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Mollie5.0May 2018

  • "As we told the owners, we have stayed in many cottages over the years and theirs is one of only two so far that we have felt was a home from home."

    Comfortable, clean, well equipped and the owners were very welcoming. Should we holiday in the area again we would certainly try to stay there.

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely clean property in a quiet rural location on a farm with cows, cats and a friendly dog."

    The pictures really don’t do it justice - warm and cosy for a winter break with lovely sunrises, clear starry skies and great access to nearby Cambridge, Bedford and Huntingdon.

    Reviewed by Andrew Stephen4.2Feb 2018

  • "Warm welcome taking the time to show us round."

    Cottage had everything you need from comfortable beds to all the kitchen utensils you need. Very spacious and would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Alan4.6Oct 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric stove.
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Charcoal BBQ available - please bring your own fuel
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins drive
  • Note: Access to the pub is via a B road with no pavement, it's advisable that you drive and not walk
  • Note: There is a fenced pond on the farm, children to be supervised.Note: The maximum stay at this property for a longer stay please enquire.

The property

Kimbolton 2 miles.

This charming three bedroom cottage is situated on a working farm, next to the owner's farmhouse, half a mile from the welcoming village of Lower Dean near Bedford.

Upon entering you will arrive at a hallway, ideal for placing your belongings after an adventure filled day.

A neat shower room lies ahead of you.

The kitchen is neutral yet cosy, and perfect for preparing breakfast through to dinner, with a dining table resting near the window which overlooks the garden.

The welcoming sitting room provides the perfect space to sit back and relax in front of the electric stove after a day exploring the area.

Just off from this, the dining room is perfect for the whole family to gather round.

Take the stairs up to the next floor where you will find a family bathroom and two double bedrooms and a single bedroom.

Outside, you can enjoy the spacious garden and patio area, great for enjoying a refreshing drink on the bench.

The village of Kimbolton is nearby with it's castle, shops, two pubs and a church.

Also close by are walks, cycle routes and horse riding and within driving distance is Bedford, which is renowned as having one of the finest riverside settings in the country, with excellent views over the River Ouse.

A precious retreat to be enjoyed all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


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.

Note: The maximum stay at this property for a longer stay please enquire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas