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Half Acre Cottage Annexe

Castor, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 1024589)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Several issues as noted in the guest book."

    On arrival fridge not switched on and ready to use. No kitchen roll or kitchen hand towel. No bread bin or board. Only one saucepan lid. Tin opener did not function correctly. No detailed recycling information. No indication of nearest local shop. Storage for provisions minimal and above the induction hob - a costly repair bill if something dropped on it. In the en suite, the hand basin/tap arrangement left pools of water on the surround. The windows could not be opened leaving the air smelling stale and dank if the door remained closed so we left the door open and the bedroom windows open to maintain fresh air. Not ideal. The shower was good and the toilet flushed well. Although the bedroom is spacious the bed was a small double. A king size bed (2 x 3ft zip linked is normal) would have been more comfortable. In the early mornings we saw fox, deer, rabbits and squirrels from the bedroom window. The Annex was warm and the settee comfortable. The oven and hob were efficient. The wifi was adequate for our needs. There were many TV channels available - a list of the numbers for BBC1, 2 and 4 would have been useful and time saving. In conclusion we would say that, although the Annexe is "bijou", it did not fulfil our expectations regardless of the glowing reviews from previous guests .

    Reviewed by GerryMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a very quiet location - ideal for a few days rest and relaxation."

    Cottage was comfortable and well equipped - including treats in the fridge. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. Would definitely like to stay again.

    Reviewed by SueApr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, wonderful setting, immaculate and the owners were very helpful."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "This is a super cottage in a quiet hamlet."

    The proprietors, who live on site, are helpful when needed. The quality of the cottage is excellent, and we would have no hesitation in returning on some future occasion.

    Reviewed by GaryJan 2022

  • "We stayed at the Half Acre cottage annex for two nights and the only I regret is that we didn’t have longer."

    Beautiful little cottage in a beautiful location with everything you need. We will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by HayleyJan 2022

  • "Our stay at the Half Acre Cottage Annexe was amazing."

    We had the best time as we felt so relaxed, cosy and comfortable. Sally & Simon were so helpful and really went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. We will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by KayleaJan 2022

  • "Beautiful property, tastefully decorated with countryside walks from the doorstep."

    The wood burner in the lounge was a special feature and a wonderful centre-point for our New Year evening.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2021

  • "A clean, warm and very comfortable cottage."

    Spacious for 2 people, but with a lovely cozy feel. Tastefully decorated, lots of original features but with a modern twist. The owners were very welcoming, the bubbly and chocolates in the fridge, a lovely added bonus. Thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local area , with the cottage as a perfect base. Would definitely recommend and hope to one day return.

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2021

  • "The annexe was much bigger than the photos on the website suggested with a lovely big bedroom so we had lots of room to spread out in!"

    The fixtures & fittings were of a high standard & with the exception of a washing machine; we wanted for nothing! Current Covid restrictions were adhered to & we felt very safe. The annexe is located in a very quiet area but has easy access to Peterborough & other pretty villages. For us, it is close to a large geocaching series so we spent our days pounding the bridleways in pursuit of our hobby! Sally, Simon (& Grace of course!) were friendly, welcoming & dealt with a couple of very minor issues very quickly! Overall, the annexe excelled our expectations & we will certainly be back!

    Reviewed by SusanneNov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with great facilities and super owners absolutely peaceful and the real fire is great"

    Reviewed by CalumSep 2021

  • "Our stay was very comfortable we had every thing we needed to enjoy our holiday."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. It was in a very pleasant location. The only thing that we felt could improve the holiday experience would be a washing machine but overall we really enjoyed our stay and appreciated the bottle of Proseco & chocolates upon arrival.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "The accommodation was perfect for us and was situated in the quiet village of Sutton which was easily accessed from the main routes."

    We enjoyed some pleasant country walks and the delights of the nearby Nene Valley Steam Railway.

    Reviewed by KennethJul 2021

  • "Simon Sally were most welcoming and there was a lovely surprise awaiting us in the fridge!"

    The cottage was in a lovely setting and was comfortable and well equipped. It was a good base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2021

  • "The Cottage was excellent and the owners most helpful."

    We would certainly recommend the cottage to other people. The Sykes information about where the Cottage could be found indicated that Sutton was near to the village of Nassington. This may be true as far as the crow flies but certainly not true for car journeys and you cannot walk it! Very misleading. Fortunately this did not spoil our holiday and the things we wanted to do but .... Could we suggest these details are updated on the website.

    Reviewed by BobJun 2021

  • "Cottage well appointed in very quiet village."

    Greatly enjoyed trips to Kings College Cambridge, Ely & Peterborough Cathedrals. Wimpole Hall and Anglesey Abbey (National Trust) properties worth visiting. Oakham, with 5 hole stocks and Rutland Water surrounded by many small picturesque unspoilt villages. On a par with the Cotswolds but without the crouds.

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2021

  • "Nice location"

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2021

  • "The location of the cottage was superb and the possibility for walks where the car can be left at home makes the location extremely environmentally friendly."

    A good stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CaroleApr 2021

  • "Had a really great few days holiday."

    .....cottage was lovely,nice and warm and cosy..plenty of room for two. Lovely and warm and inviting,especially while using the log burning fire. The hosts were fantastic, check-in we were ok,if we saw them..Would love to stay again..recommend loads!!!!

    Reviewed by RogerApr 2021

  • "We loved our cottage!"

    One of the best places we have ever been with such great hosts! Cottage has got everything that you might need and more! The fireplace adds a character to the cottage. Please make sure you discover nearby country walks and villages ( subject to government covid guidlines ) We would definitely be back as soon as we can!

    Reviewed by YuliaDec 2020

  • "A gem of a cottage."

    Well equipped, warm and comfortable. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BarryOct 2020

  • "We had a very comfortable stay in this cosy, warm cottage."

    Half Acre annexe is equipped and furnished with style and good taste, and the bathroom is just lovely. There is a private sitting out area which we were unable to take advantage of at this time of year, but it would be lovely in the summer-time, as the cottage is situated in a very quiet backwater. Sally and Simon were charming hosts although we only saw them briefly due to Covid restrictions. We would happily return if in the area again, and recommend this cottage to anyone looking for quality accommodation in rural Cambridgeshire.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Had a really lovely holiday."

    Reviewed by JessicaSep 2020

  • "An absolute gem of a property."

    A lovely little cottage in a remote little village but very close to amenities! Amazing log fire & very cosy bedroom. Best part was the hosts. Incredibly helpful & welcoming! Thanks for a memorable visit!

    Reviewed by TomSep 2020

  • "Perfect cottage."

    Everything you needed and more. Great facilities, very clean. Was very cosy.

    Reviewed by StefanosAug 2020

  • "The kitchen area is rather dark and needs more lighting."

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Clean well equipped cottage, nice peaceful location, easy local walks along river to neighbouring villages."

    Reviewed by HilaryJul 2020

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge with ice box, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car on the owner's driveway
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles and pub 1.8 miles

The property

Nassington 4 miles.

Situated within the small village of Sutton, in Cambridgeshire, is this traditional 17th century stone annexe.

Next door to the owner's home, this annexe still maintains many of its original features such as the exposed beams and quirky stone inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove.

Stepping inside, be welcomed into a spacious open-plan living room with a sofa and armchair to choose from.

Break out the popcorn and curl up to enjoy a relaxing film night together after a long day.

The kitchen has been fitted to a high-standard, with all the necessities for cooking up a scrumptious romantic meal for your partner.

Following the steps up to the first floor, you will find a large double bedroom, fitted with bedside tables and lamps for those of you who enjoy some late night reading.

The bedroom benefits from access to its very own deluxe en-suite shower room for your convenience.

You are within driving distance of the historical cities of Peterborough, Cambridge and Lincoln for a variety of local tourist attractions.

Travel into Peterborough to discover many of its finest sites, including the 12th century Peterborough Cathedral and Peterborough Museum holding a range of local artifacts and artwork.

Nearby is Stamford, a wonderful stone-built Georgian market town, thought to be one of the finest stone towns in England.

Famous for its use as Meryton in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film, the town offers an excellent variety of independent shops, recognised retailers, character-rich pubs and range of restaurants.

A few miles away is the popular Rutland Water where you can enjoy an abundance of water-sporting opportunities, such as fishing and kayaking.

Also nearby is the Rutland Water Golf Club for keen sport enthusiasts.

Half Acre Cottage Annexe is a delightful choice for a rural break to Cambridgeshire.

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About the location


Peterborough 5 miles; Stamford 9 miles.

Castor is a small village on the outskirts of Peterborough, close to the Georgian market town of Stamford. Castor dates back to Roman times and nowadays plays host to 2 village pubs and a village shop and coffee shop. Just five miles away, Peterborough enjoys good shopping facilities with precincts, out of town shopping and an undercover market. Peterborough Cathedral has a beautiful 12th century painted ceiling and museum where you can join a ghost tour if you dare! Just a short drive from Castor, you can take a trip on a steam train along the Nene Valley Railway, or visit Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre with water mill, tractor rides and animals. Explore Ferry Meadows Country Park with wildlife, watersports and Roman remains, or medieval Longthorpe Tower, which is owned by English Heritage. Within easy driving distance you can spend a day visiting one of the delightful market towns of Oundle, Stamford and Oakham with Rutland Water just outside the town.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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