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The Chestnuts

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 1025271)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Such an exceptional stay at The Chestnuts."

    The house was beautiful and umbelievably well stocked! The rooms were luxurious and comfortable and the hot tub and slide were a wonderful touch. Thank you, can't wait to stay again next year!

    Reviewed by RobynDec 2021

  • "Excellent, definitely has the wow factor, we all loved it and the house feels very comfortable, loved the cinema room , the young ones thought the slide was brilliant, and the hot tub was so relaxing, would love to go again."

    Reviewed by PhylNov 2021

  • "Great house, very comfortable and warm, quality furnishings and decor, the hidden slide was fun."

    A few additions would benefit future guests, ie another kettle, more mugs, better water pressure, outside lights above hot tub, board games and playing cards, a working tv in lounge. Beautiful house and gardens, stunning dining table

    Reviewed by ElaineNov 2021

  • "A lovely week's stay with a house full of family in a beautiful historical house, highly recommend"

    Reviewed by LindsayOct 2021

  • "The house is absolutely fantastic."

    We loved everything about it. The beds are the comfiest I’ve ever slept in and there were sweet touches like leaving a bathrobe for each guest on the bed. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by XennaSep 2021

  • "The Chestnuts is an absolutely beautiful property, incredibly well equipped by very thoughtful owners."

    The welcome basket was a lovely touch. All fixtures, fittings and equipment were of the highest quality, not your usual IKEA crockery. We especially loved the hot tub, slide and games table. Bedrooms and bathrooms were all beautiful. The only thing missing was a fan as we went on a hot weekend and the bedrooms were extremely stuffy at night (we bought some from B&M in the centre in the end). We weren’t fans of Peterborough itself (though the Chalkboard cafe is lovely) but would definitely return to the Chestnuts if we were looking for another house-based break. Thank you to Clare and family for letting us stay in their beautiful home!

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2021

  • "A spacious home with lots of beautiful features."

    A real home from home with every kitchen item you can wish for. Two fridges and a freezer made it great to store food and cool drinks. I felt the owners were very generous with leaving kindling and wood for the woodburner, other places I have been I have had to buy these. The gym, games table and hot tub were a great addition. The hot tub was always ready for use. Secure garden meant we didn't have to worry about the dogs getting out. Great quality furnishings, comfy beds and pillows, quality towels and robes, plenty of storage. We walked into Peterborough and visited a couple of beauty spots within 25mins drive but mostly we enjoyed this lovely home and soaked up the history of the Arts and Crafts period. This was a winter break with our family but would love to return at any time of the year.

    Reviewed by SaraDec 2020

  • "We had a fantastic family holiday at The Chestnuts."

    The house had fantastic character and lots of facilities to keep our mixed family group entertained all week with trampoline, gym, pool/air hockey/table tennis, hot tub and a cinema room. The owners thoughtfully provided the basics we needed for arrival to make a cuppa after a long journey and much more. They have put lots of thought and care into providing everything needed for a comfortable & relaxing holiday and were on hand with quick responses to any queries we had during our stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2020

  • "It’s was lovely to be the first visitors to this property and what an amazing property it was."

    Great for a large family celebration like we had. The selling point for us was the downstairs disabled room and bathroom. Everything was very clean and tidy, and the owners contacted us and couldn’t do enough, answering any questions we had immediately. Thank you Clare and Bryan an amazing house, happy to go back again one day too,

    Reviewed by SiobhanAug 2020

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The property

Enjoying a wonderful position in a leafy suburb of the historic city of Peterborough is this striking period property, The Chestnuts.

The property was built in 1911 in a Tudor-style, but today has been transformed into an outstanding holiday accommodation, whilst retaining a wealth of characterful features.

The property, which is within walking distance of the city center and train station, boasts six elegantly designed bedrooms and is filled with multiple exciting features, which are certain to entice families of all ages to discover this bustling city and its surroundings.

Before you enter the property through the period front door, be sure to take a moment to read the plaque commemorating the architect who built this superb property.

Once inside, you are welcomed into the entrance hall, with plenty of space to hang your coats and leave behind muddy shoes before stepping into the grand dining room.

The formal dining table is framed by exposed beams and gently warmed by the gas fire, creating a social space for all of your loved ones to gather to enjoy a home-cooked dish or pop open a bottle of fizz to toast to a superb holiday.

Next is the country-style kitchen, containing everything you could possibly need to cater for yourselves for the duration of your stay, as well as a woodburning stove, adding to the sense of character.

The elegance of the property is continued into the sitting room, where a large bay window floods in natural light into the space, creating a tranquil environment for you to curl up on the plush sofas with a good book in hand; flick on the gas fire for extra warmth during a winter’s evening.

For family film nights, be sure to grab your popcorn and make your way down to the basement, where a cinema room awaits, perfect for relaxing evenings or whiling away a couple of hours during a rainy day.

Completing the living rooms is a beautiful conservatory, where the adults can sink into the sofas, whilst the younger guests of the group challenge each other to a game of pool, air hockey or table tennis.

The ground floor is completed by a double bedroom, which has a contemporary en-suite shower room, boasting a walk-in shower, basin and WC, ideal for those with limited mobility, whilst upstairs are a further five bedrooms.

Climb the staircase to be greeted by a Tudor-style landing with an impressive glass roof with leaded windows painted with the Tudor rose.

The master bedroom comes with a super-king-size bed with bay windows, which overlook the suburb garden and its own elegant en-suite bathroom with a walk-in bath, separate slipper bath, basin and WC.

The remaining bedrooms comprise of a super-king-size bedroom with a sofa bed and en-suite, two super-king-size bedrooms and a twin bedroom, each enjoying the same touch of opulence as the other rooms and designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement.

Concluding the interior is the gleaming family bathroom, boasting a walk-in shower with a glass roof and a separate freestanding bath.

Summer evenings can be spent either huddled around the fire pit, which can double as a barbecue, within the rear courtyard, or light up the pizza oven and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining within the large side garden.

Adults can savour a moment of relaxation within the hot tub, whilst the younger guests of the group can enjoy fun-filled hours on the trampoline or playing one of the many outdoor games on offer.

Within the garden, you will also find a well-equipped gym and a small play area, so children can play whilst you make the most of the quality fitness machines.

If you can tear yourself away from this outstanding property venture into the city centre, surrounded by a stone built village, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of shops, a large range of high end gastropubs and eateries that await you, including floating restaurants down by the river for those special occasions.

Immerse yourself in the city's past by visiting the 13th-century Cathedral, with its Gothic façade before visiting the other highlights, which includes the Peterborough Museum, Burghley House, John Clare Cottage and Sacrewell Farm.

The surrounding countryside offers a plethora of walks and if you are feeling active, visit the Ferry Meadows in Nene Park, where you will find opportunities for sailing, kayaking and windsurfing classes.

Bring your friends and family to this superb dwelling, certain to have you returning year after year.


  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be made into twins on request) with sofa bed and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be made into twins on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, separate slipper bath, basin and WC, 2 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be made into twins on request), 1 x ground-floor double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, separate freestanding bath, double basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with woodburning stove
  • Dining room with gas fire
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Lower-ground-floor basement with cinema room
  • Conservatory
  • External games/gym room
  • Gas central heating with 2 x gas fire and woodburning stove
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, 2 x dishwasher, TV, projector, selection of indoor and outdoor games, multi-games table and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for one car, as well as unrestricted roadside parking
  • Rear enclosed courtyard with table and chairs and fire pit (can be used as a barbecue if you use charcoal), side garden with ample seating areas with outdoor kitchen area, lawn area with sunken trampoline, and decked area with sheltered hot tub
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £850.

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About the location


Stamford 14 miles; Kettering 32.4 miles; Cambridge 41.3 miles.

Peterborough is a bustling cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, which has rapidly grown in the heart of rural east England throughout the years and borders Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. The city is well-known for its 13th-century Cathedral, with its Gothic façade, as well as its seamless blend of heritage attractions to countryside walks and nature reserves, catering to all tastes. Look forward to exploring the 900-year-old Norman cathedral, before stepping back in time and visiting the Peterborough Museum and the city highlights of Burghley House, John Clare Cottage and Sacrewell Farm, as well as the historic watermill in the Country Centre. After immersing yourself into city’s history and culture, explore the vast array of shops before refuelling at one of the many eateries, bars and pubs. Whether you are seeking a fine-dining restaurant, an afternoon tea or late night entertainment Peterborough has it all. For a unique experience, why not try one of the floating restaurants down by the river or sample the tastiest street food at the City Market. On the outskirts of the city are a further selection of things to do, including the grand stately home of Burghley House near Stamford, the baronial Elton Hall and Gardens in Cambridgeshire and Ferry Meadows in Nene Park, where you will find opportunities for sailing, kayaking and windsurfing classes. The city of Peterborough promises to be a wonderful city break, like no other.

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Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £850 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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