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Large Detached Bungalow With Secluded Tranquil Garden Surrounded By Fields

Needingworth, Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK
  • Bungalow1356 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Spacious bungalow with lovely garden, set in a small Cambridgeshire village in walking distance of shop & pub.

"The Cottage" is a spacious bungalow sat in the the grounds of our house on the edge of the village. Secluded and peaceful it is the ideal place for a break. It benefits from being close to a shop and pubs serving good food while maintaining a very rural setting. Offering a high standard of accommodation for families and couples alike. The large living room allows space for everyone whatever the weather while the lovely garden offers a real sense of being in the countryside, you might even be lucky and get a visit from one of the local Muntjac Deers! The historic city of Cambridge is only 17mls away and the beautiful Ely cathedral is 15mls. There are many nature and bird reserves locally and easy access to the river for those who enjoy spending time on the water. A picnic bag is available for those planning a day out and the property benefits from free wifi/internet connection.


Mrs Lyn Smith

Member Since 2013
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Feb 27, 2018
About Mrs Lyn Smith

My husband and I have lived in Cambridgeshire for many years and brought up our family here. We moved to our present home in 2006 after falling in love with it. The setting is just lovely and still puts a smile on our faces every time we enter the drive. We hope you will enjoy spending time here as much as we do!

Mrs Lyn Smith purchased this Bungalow in 2006

Why Mrs Lyn Smith chose Needingworth

We love the fact that it is within a village with a shop and pubs and has easy access to the local town and Cambridge while still having a very rural and peaceful setting.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 baby crib
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with traditional metal king sized bed, two chairs for relaxing and enjoying the view of the garden. Bedroom 2 is bright and airy and can be twin bedded or a super king to suit your requirements. Sprung mattress double sofabed in lounge.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Toilet 1
      • Generous bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle, sink and WC. Separate WC.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Living Room
                  30ft long living room with table and chairs, sofa and sofa bed and sun lounge area with french doors out to the patio and garden. TV with freeview and dvd. Music centre with Ipod connection. Collection of books, games and dvd's.
                • Hair Dryer
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Heating
                • Parking
                • Towels Provided
                • Tumble Dryer
                • Washing Machine
                • Free Wifi


                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Freezer
                    • Kitchen
                      Large kitchen diner with cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer and microwave, toaster. Well equipped for self catering and with views over gardens. There is a picnic set and rug for guests use.
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Stereo
                            • Television


                                • Golf
                                  St Ives 18 hole golf course is only 2mls from the property and is open to visitors.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                        • churches
                                        • duty free shops
                                        • library
                                        • marina
                                        • pond
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • bird watching
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • massage therapist

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • golf privileges optional
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • swimming


                                                        • Notes on accommodation: Beds will be made up on arrival with bedding for sofabed made available if required. The accommodation benefits from central heating. It is a non smoking property. Please note that the garden is not enclosed so young children will need to be supervised at all times when outside. We do not allow pets in the property. Outside: Guests have their own parking area and entrance. There is a large private garden with a variety of trees and flower beds. Outside the french door leading from the sitting room is a patio area with table and chairs and we have provided a BBQ for guests to enjoy alfresco cooking. In the garden is a little summerhouse with table and chairs, where you can while away your days. The garden attracts a large variety of birds and butterflies as well as squirrels and the occasional visit from a muntjac deer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and changed weekly.

                                                          15 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Beautiful property clean,well decorated, comfortable, very well equipped and quiet location

                                                          Kathrine W.

                                                          We would recommend this property 100% for its quality and amazing location , its includes all the the things that make it not only a house but a home from home. The minute you walk through the door you know your stay is going to be an enjoyable experience, and the owner was there to answer any questions you may have about both the house or info about the surrounding area . She proved to be so friendly and helpful especially when I needed company when worried about my husband who'd had a major op at Papworth Hospital a 20 mins drive away .

                                                          The nearest large supermarket is only 5 mins drive and nearby St Ives is a beautiful bustling market town and of course the park and ride for Cambridge is 10 mins drive away . So for me a perfect property, perfect location wonderful welcome

                                                          Thank you Lyn

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Hi Kathrine,

                                                          Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad that you found The Cottage so homely and welcoming. It was lovely to meet you and your family and look forward to welcoming back here again in the future. Wishing Charles a very speedy recovery.

                                                          Best Wishes Lyn

                                                          Fabulous cottage with everything you need

                                                          Rae G.

                                                          We stayed here as we were having work done on our house and needed somewhere to stay. The cottage was well equipped and spotlessly clean. Bedrooms were a great size and was perfect for us with a baby. The garden is also lovely, we just wish weather was a bit nicer as it would be perfect for barbecues. Communication with the owners was fab and they were most helpful with anything we needed. I would definitely recommend for a stay.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad that you found The Cottage so convenient for you and your son, the space, both inside and out, makes it ideal for families. It is a shame you could not take advantage of the lovely garden and bbq, it is a great place to be in the good weather.

                                                          Lovely to meet you all and I hope you enjoy your new kitchen.

                                                          Lyn and Eric

                                                          Second visit

                                                          ROBIN D.

                                                          This is our second time of staying at "The Cottage" and we are never disappointed with the presentation of the bungalow, it is kept to a very high standard and it is just like coming home each time we come to stay.

                                                          Lyn makes you feel that you are on holiday but she is near by if you require any help.

                                                          We are unable to return in 2017 but hope to return in 2018 for another holiday and if the weather is as good as we have had this year then we shall once again enjoy our stay at the Cottage.

                                                          Robin and Jean Day

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you, Jean and Robin, for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you find The Cottage so welcoming. It is such a compliment when guests return for more visits and goes to show how much there is in the area for people to enjoy.

                                                          We look forward to welcoming you here again.

                                                          Best wishes



                                                          Paulette B.

                                                          Wonderful, clean, well equipped and peaceful.

                                                          The house and gardens are extremely private. We really enjoyed our stay and used the house as a base to attend our son's wedding. We were able to host guests and have quiet time to ourselves.

                                                          Lyn was extremely helpful and not intrusive

                                                          all was perfect


                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          The peacefulness is one of the things we love about The Cottage, so it is great to hear that you enjoyed that too.

                                                          A wonderful place to stay

                                                          Joanne A.Ca, USA

                                                          Loved the house, a big bungalow! Lovely big rooms, well equipped for 6 people. Beautiful and big secluded garden. The location was great for us as we have family close by. Lovely countryside on the doorstep also close to towns, Cambridge and London by train. The owners live on site and are very nice people. We will definitely stay here again.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          So glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage.

                                                          We look forward to welcoming you back here again soon.

                                                          Beautiful setting.

                                                          Sue b.

                                                          Have just returned from a very successful stay at The Cottage.

                                                          The layout of the bungalow was perfect for ourselves and our daughter, son in law and 17mth old grand-daughter. A safe and spacious environment for a little toddler.

                                                          Thank you Lyn for your kindness and best wishes for a speedy recovery from flu.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          So glad that you enjoyed your stay. The Cottage seems to work well for all age ranges, from the very young through to their grandparents and is particularly helpful being all on one level. Hopefully the weather will be better should you come and stay again so that you can all enjoy the lovely garden.

                                                          I am on the mend now thank you. Best wishes, Lyn


                                                          Needingworth, Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK

                                                          Special interest holidays: I can arrange a photographic course with a local award winning photographer during your stay. Please let me know if you are interested and I can send you some details. Travel: Stansted airport 44mls. Luton airport 58mls. Use of car highly recommended. Distances: Nearest Town-St. Ives 2.5mls, from here you can pick up the only guided busway in the country which will get you into Cambridge in just 20mins. Cambridge is 17mls away and our nearest train station just 8mlsaway and provides good access into London or to the north of the country. National trust properties in the area include Houghton Mill 5mls, Anglesey Abbey 22mls, Wimpole Hall and farm 24mls. Duxford imperial war museum is a 24ml drive from us. Further Details: There is a local shop and post office less then 10mins walk away which is open from 7am-10pm and has a cash point. The village has a children's play park and playing fields and we also have a nature reserve only 10mins walk from our doorstep with access down to the river. Within the village are 3 pubs all of which serve food. The market town of St.Ives,only 2.5mls away, is a pretty town situated on the river and enjoys a large choice of restaurants and tearooms along with banks, chemists and a variety of shops. A small supermarket and petrol station is located in the next village, just 2mls away, along with a fish & chip shop. Larger supermarkets can be found in St.Ives. There is a community swimming pool and 10 pin bowling in St.Ives. If you fancy getting out on the river there are marinas both in the village and St.Ives where you can hire boats.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Damage Deposit

                                                          Booking Notes: Bookings taken by phone or email. 25% deposit on booking. Balance due 42 days prior to arrival. Bookings made within 42 days to be paid in full. Security deposit is refundable on adherence to terms and conditions and will be returned within 14 days after departure. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Friday. Winter short breaks Friday or Monday. Notes on prices: Additional guests may be accepted, please check with the owners. An additional charge may be applied.

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