Beautiful Room in Ideal Location

Apartment - Private room · Barton Road, Cambridge, CB3 9LD, United Kingdom
Simon, Helena & Dominic

A great double room in Newnham, the greenest part of Cambridge. Our tastily decorated flat is based in a very central residential area: the historic centre is only 10-15 minutes away, yet the air is incredibly fresh and the mood perfectly relaxing.

Your host, Simon, Helena & Dominic
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A great double room in Newnham, the greenest part of Cambridge. Our tastily decorated flat is based in a very central residential area: the historic centre is only 10-15 minutes away, yet the air is incredibly fresh and the mood perfectly relaxing.

The Space

The room is furnished with a double bed, breakfast table, a wardrobe and bedside tables for storage; it gets lots of sunlight and is nice and quiet as it faces away from the road.

Free wi-fi with high-speed internet.

We can put a small desk in the room if needed. Please request in advance.

Linen and towels provided. Hair-dryer available too.

Shared bathroom. Guests have a dedicated shelf in the bathroom cabinet for their toiletries.

Guest Access

Breakfast is self-service (cereals, juice, toast, etc), so you are not restricted to certain times - get up when you want, eat in peace, and go and explore Cambridge at your leisure.

Guests are welcome to use the kitchen for limited cooking (see House Rules for more details), and to store things in the fridge.

Free off-street parking.

Washing machine is available to use. We don't have a tumble dryer, but do provide drying racks. Steam iron and ironing board are also available to borrow.

If you have any other requirements, please do get in touch.

Interaction with Guests

We tend not to invite guests for meals, mainly because feeding little Dominic can be a dangerous spectator sport. We also eat earlier than most adults.

Other than that, we enjoy the company of our guests, but also respect your privacy. We are almost always around to answer questions, and are more than happy to chat informally. We treat hosting on Airbnb as potentially a great way to make new friends.

The Neighborhood

Shops and pub within 2-5 minutes' walk. The Red Bull is a friendly pub which does good food. The local "Co-op" mini-supermarket has recently been upgraded and stocks all the essentials. Locally-owned pharmacy, baker's, butcher's, and post office/general store give character to the area.

The famous Grantchester Meadow is around the corner, for a picturesque stroll through the countryside.

The grounds of Newnham College, 3 minutes away, are open to visitors and a beautiful and little-known venue for an early morning or evening walk.

Getting around

The historic centre is 10-15 minutes scenic walk, or 5 by bike. Bike rental available down the road, 5 minutes away.

Other Things to Note

We have a small child. This means that we have specific requirements which our guests need to understand, so please read our House Rules before making a booking. They are not very demanding, but they are important.

Book 5 nights or more and receive a discount - send a message to get your special offer.

As a special offer to our Airbnb guests, Helena's artworks are available to purchase at a fraction of the usual retail (art gallery) price. If you would like a catalogue to browse through, please email us any time after making your booking. Or you can just have a look around when you are here.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $32 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $397 /week
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We had a lovely 5-night stay with Simon, Helena, and Dominic. The room was spacious, light, and nicely decorated. The bed was comfortable and we especially appreciated the seating area as well as the large window with the lovely view. Our hosts provided an ample breakfast, plenty of brochures about the area, an off-street parking place, and even an electrical converter so we could charge our electronics more easily. We enjoyed the convenience to the colleges and city centre, and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if we were in the area.

    July 2014
  • Hosts were very nice, ensuring we were comfortable and accommodated our requests.

    July 2014
  • Simon and Helena were lovely hosts. They were kind and helpful, and very prompt with communication. Dominic is a sweet child and a pleasure to behold. The apartment was a pleasant walk to the university. The breakfast was generous and nicely presented. I was able to get a clear impression of the university and its environs from my stay. The room was attractive, the bed was extremely comfortable, and Helena's artwork is superb!

    July 2014
  • Great location, close to the university and a short walk to the river. Very comfortable, well decorated (with art, even) but not overcrowded. Breakfast in the morning! Simon and Helena were great hosts. Excellent place to stay in Cambridge.

    June 2014
  • My stay at Simon, Helena and Dominic's was really comfortable. I was met by Simon and shown around, given a key and helpful directions to the centre of Cambridge. The bed was really comfortable and I would never have known there was a small child in the flat in the night! Also - Helena's art in the room was fantastic!

    June 2014
  • Our stay was short but sweet: the room was very pleasant and just as described, and overall we had a great time!

    June 2014
  • Simon and Helena's place was lovely! I'd definitely stay here again if I return to Cambridge. The room is very spacious, light and pleasantly decorated. On arrival Simon showed me round and I was made to feel welcome. Everything was clean, the bed was really comfortable and their little boy Dominic was sweet. It's an easy and nice walk into town. Things which make this place stand out include: their flexibility and friendly communication, the tasty breakfast which was laid out for us in the kitchen and the decoration of the room. Thanks so much for having us stay!

    June 2014
  • This was my first experience with Airbnb and how perfect it was!!
    I was so impressed with the communication before hand, even down the detail of bus timetables!
    Simon and Helena made me feel so welcome and at ease, my room was beautiful and very comfortable - their eye to detail, ie, the way breakfast was laid out, was utterly charming!!
    Thank you Guys.x

    June 2014
  • Great place to stay! Very friendly people and good room. Safe location near the centre! Very positive experience.

    June 2014
  • A very pleasant stay and Simon was very welcoming. All communication prior to our arrival was excellent and they were very quick to respond and help with any queries.

    June 2014
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We are a young family, based in Cambridge for the last three years. We love to meet new people and AirBnb has given us a great way to do that. We hosted for nearly a year before little Dominic arrived, then we had a bit of a break, and now we are ready again. We hope we can share our little bit of Cambridge with you!
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