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 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.
Linen and towels provided. Hair-dryer available too.
Shared bathroom. Guests have a dedicated shelf in the bathroom cabinet for their toiletries.
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.
We are family-friendly. Cot, high-chair and pushchair are available to borrow (no extra charge). There is a small play area in the grounds, and the wonderful and enormous Lammas Land playground is 5 minutes away by foot.
If you have any other requirements, please do get in touch.
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.
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.
The historic centre is 10-15 minutes scenic walk, or 5 by bike. Bike rental available down the road, 5 minutes away.
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.
Lovely family and a super room to stay in. Very comfortable with the added personal touch of lovely paintings in the room.
Simon and Helena were excellent hosts. The room was neat and tidy, with ample literature on Cambridge, which was great for a first time visitor. A good breakfast was waiting for me in the morning, and Simon's helpfuless in finding travel detlails made for my best airbnb experience yet.
Delightful stay with Simon, Helena and Dominic! Breakfast was delicious, several different flavors of yogurt, wonderful cereals, bread and 4 different jams including greengage! Bed is quite comfy and there is a small portable heater which makes room temperature exactly right. Also it's unusual to be able to take a bath in a full-sized bathtub -- something I miss when traveling, great to have that option here. Simon helped me solve one of my rail connection problems as well. Wifi worked well too.
It is a bit of a hike into the centre but you go past some interesting colleges, and are quite close to the botanical gardens.
All in all a lovely stay! Thanks to the Lewises!
Very nice. The room was carefully furnished, tidy and clean. Simon was welcoming when I arrived and Helena and Dominic were lovely and sociable at breakfast the next day. Very good breakfast, too! I suggested putting a mirror in the bedroom, but have no other helpful suggestions. My first Airbnb experience has left me looking forward to the next time.
We stay only for one night, but we felt at home. The place is not so far from the downtonwn. You can walk to there. Lovely place.
I had the pleasure to stay in Cambridge for two weeks in february this year. The title of Simon's advertisement is absolutely true. It is a realy nice and cosy room and ideal located. It's about 15 min walk to the city center and 25 min to the train station. I would advice to rent a bike as Cambridge is an ideal place to travel by bike. Simon and his family are realy kind and helpfull. Dominique is very cute and you will hear him now and than as he is a child but he won't be of any bother. Further the breakfast service is super! So if you'r looking for a place in Cambridge I would highly recommend this room.
Staying with Simon, Helena and Dominic was a dream. The apartment is very comfortable, the room offered a great deal of privacy and was a lovely and spacious, and they are ideal hosts. Their breakfasts and coffee were also delicious. I was in Cambridge for work and so stayed for a good length of time and Simon and Helena made me feel very much at home. Getting to know and spend time with them was one of the great advantages of my trip, and I absolutely loved Dominic, who was a total delight and who was so engaging and welcoming himself. Simon and Helena recommended places to eat and things to do and were helpful and excellent hosts in that regard as well. They could not have been more accommodating and friendly, and I recommend their place (and them) without reservation. I wish I were going to be in Cambridge again so that I could check in to their place again.
Simple, easy, comfortable place to stay. I definitely suggest staying with Simon in Cambridge.
Excellent place to stay and fantastic hosts. I would certainly stay here again.
Simon was a fantastic host and I enjoyed my overnight stay in the comfortable warm room at his house. Hope to visit again sometime!