An absolute gem of a place, I feel so lucky that I was able to stay here for three nights, and I have only nice things to say about it! Gretta and David are so wonderful, with there being nothing that was too much to ask for. Truly fantastic hosts and lovely conversationalists! The room I stayed in was a twin, with an incredible view of their beautiful back yard and the fields beyond. It had a private shower that was two steps down the hall from where I slept. The house itself is wonderfully homey, with family photos and paintings covering the hallway and living room.
The breakfast (and dinner) room was in their living area, with beautiful lounges across from the large table. The cooked breakfasts are brilliant, with the hot food prepared by Gretta. I booked one dinner in advance, which was again cooked by Gretta, and was truly great food. I'd highly recommend you try one of her meals! Check out their website for the menu (the risotto is amazing!) www.pavilionhousebandb.co.uk
Both David and Gretta were so helpful with information about the trains to Cambridge, with the Dullingham station just a short 5ish minute walk down the road. It's without a footpath, but there's a small verge in the (unlikely!) event of traffic. It's only 16 minutes by train to Cambridge Railway Station, which makes the B&B ideal for commute if you're planning on exploring the city but want to sleep away from the fuss.
They've got a few dogs and cats that wander around both inside and in the garden. They're incredibly friendly creatures that certainly love a bit of affection! I mention this only for reference to other travellers; I'm pretty keen on pets myself, so they were a nice addition to my stay!
I honestly can't recommend Pavilion House (and David and Gretta) highly enough, as it's been the nicest place that I've ever stayed at over the course of my travels (and honestly I don't expect anything to exceed it!). If you're looking for the peace and quiet of the English countryside, you won't regret staying here, and I can only hope to return in the future!
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