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Victorian Hall overlooking the River Cam in the heart of Cambridge, 10 bedrooms

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Newly refurbished, traditional Victorian villa, sleeps up to 34 guests

Reach Hall is a beautifully refurbished, three-storey Victorian villa that combines period features with modern convenience. Located in the historic city of Cambridge, Reach Hall sits opposite the River Cam and Jesus Green and is just a short walk from the city centre.

As a large, self-catering property, Reach Hall is perfect for large groups of family, friends or colleagues. It is a great choice of accommodation whether as part of a UK trip, as a work retreat or as a base for those who are in Cambridge on business, looking for more independence during their stay, in a homely environment.

Reach Hall is spacious and extremely flexible, offering up to 10 bedrooms (one of which can alternatively be used as a living room) and able to accommodate up to 34 people.

All bedrooms are newly refurbished though they retain plenty of period features. Each bedroom is suitable for single or double occupancy, and many of the rooms can accommodate up to four people. All bedrooms include clothes storage and shelving. Eight of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a sink, toilet and shower cubicle. All the basics are provided for the kitchen and bathroom – towels, cutlery, crockery, pots & pans etc.

Wifi is available throughout the property, and there is a large fully furnished kitchen and dining area.

THE PRICE SHOWN ON THE WEBSITE INCLUDES THE HOUSE AND UP TO 20 GUESTS FOR ONE NIGHT. There is an additional charge of £60 for additional guest up to 34 people (per weekend).

Additional Guests (21 guests+): You can add any number of additional guests (up to 34 guests in total at the property) up to 7 days before your arrival. You can only reduce the number of additional guests in your original booking by a maximum of two guests, and this can be done up to 7 days before your arrival. All amendments and additions must be requested in writing.

We do not accept parties of any description.

Please also note that all bookings are subject to a late check-out fee of £100 where applicable.

Guest Access

There is no parking on site at the moment. There are parking bays on the main road (pay and display 50p per 30 min) and parking spaces in the pub car park just across the road (pay and display but with much better rates- £12 per day). The good thing about parking in the pub car park is that "Customers using the pub are entitled to a maximum £2 refund on their parking voucher, subject to a minimum spend."

Interaction with Guests

Guests will be met at the beginning of their stay and when they check out. Guests are free to get in touch at any point during their stay, and I'll do my best to help.

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Arbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 34
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No hen or stag parties.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ensuite bathrooms (except rooms 6&7) - toilet , shower , Sink, mirror, small bathroom storage unit
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34
  • Bedroom 2 Riverview G floor - 4 twin/ single , 2 single beds (zipped - king size bed) + folding bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 G floor - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds (zipped - king size bed)
    Bedroom 4 I floor - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds (zipped - king size bed)
    Bedroom 5 Riverview I floor - 4 twin/ single , 2 single beds (zipped - king size bed) + folding bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 Riverview I floor - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds (zipped - king size bed)
    Bedroom 7 Riverview I floor - 4 twin/ single , 2 single beds (zipped - king size bed) + folding bunk bed
    Bedroom 8 I floor - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds (zipped - king size bed) + folding bunk bed
    Bedroom 9 Riverview II floor - 4 twin/ single , 4 single beds (zipped - 1 king size bed, two single beds)
    Bedroom 10 Riverview II floor - 4 twin/ single , 4 single beds (zipped - 1 super king size bed +two singles)
    Bedroom 1 LOUNGE River view G floor - - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed type foldout double bed + folding bunk bed
  • All bedrooms (except of bedrooms number 6 and 7) have ensuite bathrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Victorian Hall overlooking the River Cam in the heart of Cambridge, 10 bedrooms
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Just had a family wedding in Cambridge and all of the people invited from across the Atlantic were able to stay together in this wonderful house. Suzanne thought of everything, made our stay fabulous. Cannot thank her enough for her warmth and hospitality. Clearly an outstanding house.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic stay in a wonderful house . Feeling at home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this wonderful house in Cambridge ( from 10th to 17th June) . It has beautiful views of the river Cam and it's very well located, near the city center.

We're very grateful for the excellent communitation and information received from the owner before going to Cambridge.

The house is very big and extremely well equipped and has everything everybody needs .We were 25 of us more or less , a group of adult students and we felt at home during all of those days . Everything was practical and useful . The weather was fantastic and we would highly recommed this home for a group of students or families .

Our best wishes


  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Def would recommend for clean, great location & plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fab house and great location. Cant praise it enough. We had 30 staying and everyone all commented on how clean, spacious and great location. Walking distance to parks and shops. Car park and good pub opposite. Suzanne was very helpful and friendly and well equipped kitchen with all basics there. Oh and also a large enclosed garden which was lovely to sit in. Fab, fab and even more fab. 😃

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Excellent property for large groups in good location for Cambridge town centre.

  • 4 of 5

We had a group of 22 celebrating a 50th birthday and there was plenty of space for everyone. The house was equipped really well and laid out the way we requested. The location is perfect for Cambridge town centre and easy walking distance to pubs.

Only slight issue is parking and needing to remember to feed the meter at the public car park opposite (and having lots of change to hand).

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Five stars

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a lovely stay this weekend everyone was so helpful

Beverly Clark

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Highly recommendable for the most pleasures stay

  • 5 of 5

I can only talk in superlatives for the experience we had in this beautiful Victorian villa. The house looks exactly as on the photos, the majority of bedrooms have their own bathrooms, all rooms are in exquisite shape and very very clean and you definitely feel like spending time inside. The location is perfect, beautiful surroundings and facing the river Cam and the park, in walking distance from the center. The owner was extremely lovely to us, she explained and showed us everything and was always near the phone if we had a question. She even gave us a welcome gift, such a nice gesture! We were so pleased with the stay that we already booked it again for the next year! We are a big group of 40 people making annual trips to the Cambridge and we can only speak highly about the Villa. Looking forward to be there again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Property Manager

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

What makes this house unique

This beautiful, historical property used to belong to Cambridge University and is within walking distance of everything you could need for a visit to Cambridge – from convenience shops, restaurants and a pharmacy, to the most famous sites in Cambridge such as Kings College Chapel.

There is a House Manager on hand to help with any enquiries and ensure you have a comfortable stay; we are fairly flexible and very accommodating so do please get in touch with any specific requirements. The house is run by a team with lots of experience and knowledge of Cambridge to make sure you get the most out of your visit.

Groups are able to book several or all rooms in the property, making it the ideal location for family gatherings, educational courses and more.


King's College Chapel
"Arguably the most famous site in Cambridge, King’s College Chapel took almost 100 years to c..."
"Whether seen from a punt or a leisurely stroll, the Backs offer stunning views along the Riv..."
Market Square
"Market Square. Locally produced fruit and veg, international food, souvenirs etc."
The Eagle
"The most famous pub in Cambridge, this is where Watson and Crick announced the discover of D..."
Fitzwilliam Museum
"Free museum housing over half a million artworks and antiquities dating as far back as 2500 ..."
Jesus Green
"Great place to have a picnic with family and friends – great atmosphere. The park as a play-..."
Great St Mary's Church
"Overlooking the market place in the centre of Cambridge, this beautiful church dates back to..."
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
"Contain plants from all over the world in 40 acres of gardens and glasshouses. We recommend ..."
"Indian tandoori restaurant"
The Orchard Tea Gardens
"Over 100 years old, step back in time with this Cambridge tradition: the best afternoon tea ..."
Grantchester Village
"Punt, row or walk to Grantchester for a picnic in the meadows. Take a look at “The Old Vicar..."
The Oak Bistro
"Bistro food in relaxed atmosphere with good service"
ADC Theatre
"The oldest University playhouse in the country, the ADC Theatre is run almost entirely by st..."
Scudamore's Punts
"Punting- a must-do in Cambridge! Punting bays are just 10 minutes walk along the river from ..."
Agora @ The Copper Kettle
"The café with the best view in Cambridge! Have a coffee whilst looking out at King’s College..."
The Portland Arms Cambridge
"Cambridge pub and venue – great live music and you can even catch some comedy! Good atmosphere."
The Maypole
"Nice pub, with a great selection of real ales and local beers from smaller breweries. Prides..."
The Castle Bar Cambridge
"Great for either a quick drink or a night out. At the weekend, locally famous DJs turn this ..."
Round Church
"Before Newton and Darwin, Milton and Lewis, before the Colleges and the University... the Ro..."
Cambridge Arts Theatre
"Presents a range of quality shows. Catch some of the top touring productions here, as well a..."
Corn Exchange St
"A popular music and arts venue hosting world-famous artists and acts."
Cambridge Junction
"Arts venue offering a wide range of live entertainment. Whether you’re into comedy, theatre,..."
Sarah Key The Haunted Bookshop
"Haunted Bookshop Specialising in children’s and illustrated books, you’re sure to find somet..."
Indigo cafe
"A unique independent café tucked away off Kings Parade. Really great coffee and delicious food."
"A real Cambridge institution, famous for its sticky Chelsea buns."
Aunties Tea Shop
"Overlooking the Senate House, Aunties is a delightful spot for a light lunch or cream tea."
The Mitre
"Traditional pub serving an eclectic range of real ales."
Downing College
"My favourite. Founded in 1800, this college’s architecture has a very romantic feel."
Galleria Restaurant
"Amazing atmosphere. Choose to sit on the balcony in warmer weather, as it has great views ov..."
Galleria Restaurant
"Amazing atmosphere. Choose to sit on the balcony in warmer weather, as it has great views ov..."
The Boathouse
"Very conveniently located pub for the Coach House. Reasonable food at reasonable prices. Rea..."
Cafe Bread & Butter
"Nice sandwich bar/ coffee shop – try some of their homemade Turkish Baklava!"
Midsummer House Restaurant
"Holds two Michelin stars. Great for a special occasion."
River Cam
King's College
Midsummer Common
Nearest Airport
2.9 Miles
Cambridge Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Waterman, 32 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge
Nearest Ferry
122 Miles
Dover, GB
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Menzies Cambridge, Bar Hill, Cambridge
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Cambridge Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Arundel House Hotel, 45-61 Chesterton Rd,
Nearest Beach
58.1 Miles
Hunstanton, Norfolk,GB
Car: not necessary

Located just opposite Jesus Green, Reach Hall is a lovely 10 minute walk by the River Cam into the city centre. Cambridge itself is famed for its University and the colleges that are its embodiment. No visit is complete without a peek at the stunning chapel at King’s College, and there are museums, shops, theatres, cinemas, cafés & restaurants aplenty!

Further afield, you’ll find the beautiful village of Grantchester made famous by poets Lord Byron and Rupert Brooke (within walking distance from the city and ideal for a cream tea in The Orchard Tea Garden!) And if you feel the urge for a trip to the capital (or need to attend a meeting), direct trains run every half an hour to London and will have you there in 45 minutes.

We love Cambridge, and we’re sure you will too – we’re always happy to provide you with information about the local area, and our house manual contains lots of useful information so that you can make the most out of your stay at Reach Hall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $695.51
Cleaning fee $231.84 + Tax
Tax Rate 20.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.