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Laurels Holiday Cottage - a village location in a rural setting. Thoughtfully presented and equipped
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Laurels Holiday Cottage - a village location in a rural setting. Thoughtfully presented and equipped
Double Bedroom - choice of bedding to suit, warm and light. Well decorated and thoughtfully presented
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Laurels Holiday Cottage - a village location in a rural setting. Thoughtfully presented and equipped
Double Bedroom - choice of bedding to suit, warm and light.
Well decorated and thoughtfully presented
New bathroom 2016, high standard of finish and comfort.  Warm too, perfect to relax and unwind.
New shower shaped bath end gives lots of room . sliding screen & new shower kit give a great shower.
Spacious lounge to put your feet up with games & books. Sofa other side. Desk with wifi & TV/DVD
Lounge sofa converts to a bed  with upholstered chair & footstool in other corner.
Light airy breakfast bar area with 3 tall chairs in the kitchen
A spacious, modern, well equipped kitchen, its double this size! Hard to photograph!
Light, airy hall
Flower Barrow next to the Holiday Cottage Bedroom Window
Laurels Holiday Cottage viewed from the Driveway Borders
Outside Guest Seating Area to relax in the shade
Outside Guest Seating Area to enjoy the sunshine
Cottage Entrance
The Chequers pub in the village, easy walking distance - 5 mins.  Sophia & Leo give a warm welcome.
Duxford Airshows & Events
Lovely Village Walks
Kings College Cambridge - just 12 miles away.
Gt. Chishall Windmill in the next village. Lovely walks & cyling.
Newmarket Races nearby
Duxford Imperial War Museum very nearby
Wimpole Hall (NT) nearby one of many local historic buildings to visit
Lots of lovely walks on your doorstep.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Royston, Hertfordshire, England

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MMCR2013
UK
2 reviews
“Lovely holiday cottage with all the amenities and beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

My husband and I stayed for three weeks here when we first arrived in the UK and it was a great place to stay while we were getting organised and settled. Kate and Andrew were very helpful when we needed it but gave us space as well. The cottage itself is well equipped and comfortable and is in a quiet village location with a few amenities close by (pub, small shop). It is a good place to stay if you don't need to be near Cambridge or the larger towns. The only issue was difficulty getting a mobile phone signal. I would recommend this cottage!

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Liked best: Full kitchen facilities and wifi
Liked least: The shower taps got very hot
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tim_and_J...
Geelong, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great facilities, village location, ideal base for sightseeing”
Reviewed 12 April 2013 for a stay in January 2013

This is a lovely, safe, cosy and convenient place to stay. Ideal for a couple or couple plus 1 or 2 small children. Everything you need for self-catering, handy village shop just around the corner and two pubs (one directly opposite). The cottage is tucked away behind the owner’s cottage so it is not directly on a road and there is plenty of parking nearby.
Very handy for sightseeing around historic places such as Lavenham, Cambridge, Dunmow, Duxford Imperial War Museum etc. and not too far from main roads, and a London line railway station.

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Liked best: Location and facilities provided
Liked least: A bit tight with our grown up children but we were warned it would be
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pamelafro
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Well appointed cottage in delightful setting”
Reviewed 2 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We stayed for a fortnight and the cottage was extremely well-equipped - utensils, crockery, washing machine/dryer, iron and ironing board, good wi fi and library, herbs in the garden for cooking. Car had to be parked in pub yard across the road, but area safe. Local village shop had basic needs; big supermarkets at Royston and Cambridge. Short trip to Cambridge and Newmarket, Saffron Walden a delightful market town not far away. Only a double bed and duvet too hot for change of season.

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Liked least: Amenities for long stay
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 25 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012

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Liked best: The quaint look of the entire place
Liked least: that we needed a car
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Judith T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Cosy, well-equipped and friendly”
Reviewed 30 March 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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We have stayed at The Laurels Holiday Cottage twice, once in summer 2010 for a week and a longer stay in winter 2011-2012 It is very comfortable (even in the depths of winter) and well equipped with everything needed for a short or a longer stay including the internet. While it is private and self-contained, we appreciated the friendliness of the owners, Kate and Andrew, and their helpfulness with any little problems.
Barley is an attractive village with a convenient shop and pub(s) and an interesting network of footpaths. It is also a good centre for visiting the surrounding countryside and the towns of Cambridge and Saffron Walden.

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Liked best: Attention to detail especially in regard to furnishing and equipment
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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