Destination guide

South Cambridgeshire: a little British gem

It's a shame that most people don't make it past the hallowed walls of Cambridge. Those who do book up South Cambridgeshire District vacation rentals can explore the lush farmland, forests and rivers which make up this captivating landscape. You can take your pick from mile-upon-mile of gorgeous cycling routes, marked footpaths, or boating waterways. It's not just the opportunities for hiking and cycling, though. With historic towns, soaring cathedrals and fascinating museums, plus some fine country pubs, it's surprising that this quintessentially British spot isn't overrun with travelers.

Things to do

There is more beyond the historic city of Cambridge

Most travelers don't make it past the historic city of Cambridge and while the city is, undoubtedly, charming, it's a shame as there is a wealth of stately homes, museums and gardens to amble through. If you stay in a South Cambridgeshire District vacation rental, try to make some time for Wimpole Hall, one of the county's most elegant estates. Here, you can see a slice of old England and admire the 18th-century manicured gardens. Alternatively, if you have an interest in aviation, the Imperial War Museum has plenty of vintage planes on show and during the summer the skies come alive with air shows.


Explore South Cambridgeshire's green and pleasant land

This green and pleasant land makes for some exciting outdoorsy activities. Within 350 square miles, you'll find a diverse network of well-maintained footpaths that snake up through the meadows and along the rivers. Cycling is also popular and if you've brought a road bike to your South Cambridgeshire District vacation rental, you can spend sunny mornings biking along the country lanes. Hop aboard and relax on a boat along the district's waterways, or bring your binoculars to spot some of Britain's most intriguing birdlife. At the end of the day, dive into one of the country pubs for pint and some humble British fare.


Summertime is prime time in South Cambridgeshire

Late spring and summer are primetime for South Cambridgeshire District vacation rentals and for good reason. The weather is at its best from May through August and you stand your best chance of sunny skies if you visit during those months. It might be a little on the chilly side and you risk drizzle during early spring or fall, but if you looking to save a few dollars and avoid the queues at attractions, it can be a wonderfully peaceful time to visit. Winter travelers are almost non-existent and the rental prices take a nosedive, but the cozy country pubs are always warm.

Natural features

Rolling green meadows in South Cambridgeshire

You don't have to look far from your South Cambridgeshire District vacation rental to find nature. One of the benefits of the famous year-round British rain is that the countryside is always green and lush. Rolling meadows dotted with cattle, hedgerows buzzing with wildlife and tree-lined rivers make up most of this area's landscape. It's achingly pretty, though if you're looking to spot wildlife like otters or kingfishers, you're best off visiting in spring, when the critters wake up from their annual winter slumber to raise their young. Just remember to bring your umbrella.

Can I find a vacation rental around South Cambridgeshire District?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 423 vacation rentals near South Cambridgeshire District. From 188 Houses to 128 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the South Cambridgeshire District area.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to South Cambridgeshire District?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South Cambridgeshire District. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Cambridge: 366 vacation rentals
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford: 367 vacation rentals
  • King's College: 358 vacation rentals
  • Clare College: 363 vacation rentals
  • Sawston Hall: 360 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Cambridgeshire District listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South Cambridgeshire District?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 188 Houses in South Cambridgeshire District. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Cambridgeshire District include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 128 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 55 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Cambridgeshire District?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in South Cambridgeshire District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.