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Half Acre Cottage Annexe

(Ref. 1024589)

Castor, Cambridgeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage and very cozy."

    The owners were very helpful and on hand if required. I hope to come back soon.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Superb cottage for two."

    Well equipped, cosy, homely and spacious. Lovely attention to detail and the owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is the 3rd time that we have stayed at the Annexe & it was just as cosy as the 1st time!"

    The cottage is a perfect location for geocaching routes so we never had to travel far to enjoy our hobby! The weather was cold & rainy but the cottage is lovely & warm & the beautiful Christmas decorations made it feel like home! We would not hesitate to return!

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Dec 2023

  • "This accommodation was one of the best yet!"

    Well equipped, comfortable, excellent location...and peaceful... Thanks to owners.... John

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "One of the best we have stayed at over the years."

    Nice and quiet and convenient for everything around.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was well-presented and comfortable."

    The hosts were welcoming, helpful and friendly. All. in all it was a great place to stay and the area has some nice local walks. I would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2023

  • "If the opportunity arises I would have no hesitation in booking this accommodation again."

    Reviewed by William4.7Jan 2023

  • "Outstanding"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jan 2023

  • "This is our 2nd time of staying at the Annexe & it was just as lovely as the 1st!"

    The weather was sub-zero but the cottage was warm & cosy! The owners were friendly & sorted out a minor problem that we had quickly & without any fuss. We shall return!

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Dec 2022

  • "Exactly what we needed, a beautiful, relaxing, clean cottage."

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a quiet and peaceful location, We’ll thought out and with all you need for a comfortable stay."

    We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very comfortable and pleasant stay at Half Acre Annexe."

    The cottage is well equipped and the village setting is very quiet with excellent walks around the countryside and riverside nearby. Great communication from our hosts with a welcome bottle of fizz and chocolates on arrival. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a lovely property, perfect for visiting Rutland and the pretty villages and towns nearby."

    The cottage has all you need, very clean and bright, with everything to a high standard. The owners are very welcoming and quick to help if you need anything. We loved our stay here. I would point out that the hob is an induction hob - made clear by the owners but not listed as such by Sykes. (People such as myself with a pacemaker cannot use this type of hob, but the owners quickly made other provision for me, So kind!)

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Sep 2022

  • "Car parking was a grassy area on the opposite side of the road which was a bit wet and messy."

    This did not feel secure as the car could not be seen from the cottage. More detailed instruction for the hob would help. Containers for bread etc needed.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Sep 2022

  • "One of my favourite Sykes properties."

    Lovely rural location with garden and excellent accommodation.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was very neat and tidy - the owners who live close by were very friendly and offered help and advise on the local area."

    Only two omissions came to light, we never found a washing up bowl or a toast rack. Perhaps we didn't look hard enough! Overall, a lovely cottage in a rather unique village setting - thoroughly recommended

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2022

  • "Internet connection could be better"

    Reviewed by Timothy4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely homely property finished to a high standard."

    Very quiet in a rural setting.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2022

  • "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 Gerry3.1May 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 Sue5.0Apr 2022

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

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2022

  • "Well equipped Cottage for a stay in an underrated area for holidays."

    Lovely village, even though there is no shop or pub.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 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 Hayley5.0Jan 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 Gary5.0Jan 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 Kaylea5.0Jan 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 John5.0Dec 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 Lisa4.1Dec 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 Susanne4.7Nov 2021

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

    Reviewed by Calum5.0Sep 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 Graham4.7Sep 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 Kenneth5.0Jul 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 Ruth5.0Jul 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 Trevor5.0Jun 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 Bob4.4Jun 2021

  • "Nice location"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 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 Carole5.0Apr 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 Roger4.7Apr 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 Yulia5.0Dec 2020

  • "A gem of a cottage."

    Well equipped, warm and comfortable. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 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 David4.7Oct 2020

  • "Had a really lovely holiday."

    Reviewed by Jessica4.4Sep 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 Tom5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Stefanos5.0Aug 2020

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

    Reviewed by David4.1Aug 2020

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

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 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 an induction 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas