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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

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Akis P
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
“exceeded my expectations”
Reviewed October 7, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

within walking distance to the center of the city.
nice and cosy.
i realy liked the kitchen, it is very bright.
the directions of how to use the house's facilities and appliances were easy.
the suggestions of what to visit and of the shops around very helpful.
fully equiped.
great experience.

Date of stay: October 2014
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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Brenda G
Laurieton, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed in the Bermuda cottage for 4 nights. There was plenty of room for myself and my three children, and even a garden to enjoy (a rarity on our European/UK holiday). The kitchen us fully equipped to cook meals which we did daily and the short walk into the city centre along the river is lovely. The inclusion of a washer is ideal when travelling so far. The traditional cottage is quaint but fully equipped with everything you need. Matt was very helpful and showed us around the apartment on arrival. Would recommend thus accommodation if staying in Cambridge.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Traveling group: Teenagers
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Pat G
Kirkcaldy
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“It was a lovely house to stay in, in a wonderful city.”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The house was perfectly placed for a visit to Cambridge just outside the city centre. We enjoyed our stay very much. It was clean, pleasant and airy especially in the very hoy weather that we were lucky enough to experience. The furniture wasn't new but was quirky, interesting and comfortable. It suited the house. The large kitchen / dining room was a beautiful place to sit and eat and looked out on to a small enclosed garden that was pleasantly shaded for sitting in the sun. We particularly enjoyed the laden fruit tree which we certainly took full advantage of. We only had one minor criticism and that was that the blinds in the back bedroom didn't keep out much light and at this time of the year made staying asleep in the morning quite difficult. Having said that, if we were to come back to Cambridge again, this cottage would certainly be our first port of call when looking for accommodation.

Date of stay: July 2014
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
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Lori F
San Carlos, California, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Excellent vacation home in Cambridge”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Our family of 4 had a wonderful time staying at Bermuda Cottage in Cambridge for a week in June 2013. The furnishings were comfortable and we happily read books, wrote in travel journals, and watched TV after long days of site-seeing. We also enjoyed a few self-prepared breakfast and dinners using the well-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, electric oven, gas stove, pots & pans, and utensils and plates. The clothes washing machine functioned well, and washing helped us bring less luggage from the U.S. The beds were comfortable, and when we noticed feather comforters and pillows that some of our family are allergic to, Matt was quick to replace them for non-allergenic. The entire house was very clean, and we would stay there again. We also had a spot to park the rental car at the end of the block, which was convenient. The cottage location is great for walking to the city center, which we did daily. Four years ago we stayed at Canterbury cottage, also from Matt at Cambridge Short-term Lets, and it was a wonderful home too.

Date of stay: June 2013
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Traveling group: Young Children
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Martin S
Belo Horizonte, MG
1 review
“The ideal family accomodation”
Reviewed June 3, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Short walking distance to Cambridge city centre and a minute walk from convenience shop. Beautifully decorated cottage with everything a family can want for a week-long stay. We stayed as a group of 4 adults and 2-year old child. It was definitely a much better option than a common hotel in Cambridge. Our baby loved the spacious garden and its four-legged visitors too. The area is quiet and neighbours very nice.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Traveling group: Extended Family
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anais b
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“nice calm and cosy cottage: a perfect home from home”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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I stayed 5 days in the canterbury cottage with my partner and our parents (5 people). We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to groups or families of that size.
The cottage is well furnished, we had all necessary stuff for cooking, a large table for dinning, and beds were really comfortable.
tThe garden is beautifull and it was really enjoyable to have lunch outside on the garden-table when it was sunny.
The cottage is located in a calm residential street, 5 minutes away by foot from different food stores, and close enough from the city center to do not need a car to visit cambridge.
We spent a great time there. I do not have any bad point to raise for this accomodation and thus greatly recommend it .

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: the kitchen and the garden
Liked least: nothing.... if i really had to say something i will say that one of the sofa was not so comfortable
Traveling group: Other
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FelipeDom...
Vigo, Spain
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great for families with children”
Reviewed February 11, 2013 for a stay in August 2012

I stayed at BERMUDA COTTAGE for almost a month (29th July - 25th August 2012). I did not visit Canterbury Cottage. I would recommend Bermuda Cottage for families with children who want to go to Cambridge. It is a much better option than going to a hotel or a bed and breakfast. I do not know if it is warm in winter, but it was great in summer. We were very well treated by the owners before and after arrival. Once we arrived there, everything announced was in the place and the house was very cosy. However, we missed some of the luxury mentioned on the website.

We had immediate feedback from Matt by email, which was very good and reassuring. As soon as they received our payment (bank transfer), they informed us. Once in Cambridge, Matt and Maria were very polite and helpful. Bermuda Cottage was very convenient, just a 15-minute walk away from town. We went with a 3-year old boy and we had plenty of parks to go to, the public library was a 20 to 25-minute walk away from the house. Bermuda road is a very very quiet road, no noise at all, very safe as well, neighbours know each other. Inside BermudaCottage, the dining room is big enough for a kid to play. We had very little rain for some weeks in August so we could enjoy the garden (but before we had to do some cleaning). The Internet connection is fast. I had an ethernet cable so I didn't use the wi-fi connection. The television is new, beds are comfortable and were clean, the bathroom was refurbished (lovely hot water) and the spaces were big enough for us. We rented a bicycle and it was perfect to move around Cambridge.

I would not say Bermuda Cottage is a high quality cottage but medium-high quality cottage. Some things are, some aren't: the doors (kitchen, bathroom, second bedroom) are bad, the chairs used in the dining room are narrow and uncomfortable, the sofa was dirty and it felt much too used and not cared for, the kitchen door wouldn't keep open unless you used a stool, the bathroom rugs weren't a great thing, the old fireplace was adapted and filled with what looked like ugly cement on the floor. As for cleanliness and service: the roof windows (kitchen and second bedroom) were very dirty, the garden had not been cared for or prepared for us, the decoration was “normal” in my opinion (it just filled the blank spaces). We also missed a dishwasher, some bin liners or an apron. Cutlery, crockery and kitchen appliances were simple but useful. The water heater was close to the secondary bedroom, which would become too warm during the day (our kid slept there for an hour in the afternoon). Photos on the internet have not been updated recently.

I just want to repeat my overall impression: I would recommend it for families with children who want to go to Cambridge. It is a much better option than going to a hotel or to a bed and breakfast. However, I would not say Bermuda Cottage is a high quality cottage but a medium-high quality cottage.

Date of stay: August 2012
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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 10, 2013
Hi Felipe,

I am pleased to hear that you had a good stay at Bermuda Cottage last summer and that you would recommend the cottage to your friends. But let me address the issues that caused you concern.

The cottage is a traditional Victorian cottage built in the late 19th century. Wherever possible, we have tried to retain the cottage’s original character rather than strip out its charm in favour of a soulless modern conversion. The doors in the cottage are the original Victorian pine doors, stripped and renovated. I am not sure what you mean by the doors being bad as they are attractive to look at, open and close without a problem and they are heavy enough to insulate the rooms from sound created elsewhere in the cottage. The downstairs living/dining room used to be two separate rooms each with their own fireplace but with the opening up of the ground floor by the previous owners one of the fireplaces was removed and we have used it to make way for bookshelves. The original concrete hearth was retained, hence its older appearance.

Since the bathroom floor is wooden we provide rugs which are cleaned and aired after each booking to protect the wood from the water of the bath and shower. I appreciate that this is not to your taste.

Regarding the decor being ‘normal’, at risk of appearing bland, we have chosen a simple, unfussy style of decoration. However, each ornament or piece of furniture has been carefully chosen by us to give the cottage character and many of the pieces have a story behind them. We do not wish to furnish our cottages in a generic style but, again, I appreciate this is not to your taste.

I am a keen gardener and I personally tend to the gardens of both cottages before each booking, and especially in summertime. Perhaps the issue here is that the garden at Bermuda Cottage is a woodland garden so it does not take long for leaves to fall, birds to do their business, etc, which make the garden seem unprepared in a short time. I am sorry that you felt it had been overlooked.

You state that the pictures are out-of-date on the website. Indeed, two of the photos of Bermuda Cottage do need updating to reflect changes we have recently made. Firstly, we have changed the dining table to a round table to create more space in the cottage and which is better suited to the wide range of guests that we host. Secondly, we have changed the garden slightly with extra landscaping.

The kitchen is a galley kitchen and so space is limited. We would love to be able to provide a dishwasher as well as a washing machine but we made the choice to provide the latter as we receive many guests who stay for several weeks for whom a washing machine is essential. It is clearly stated on the website that a dishwasher is not present in the cottage.

As for the cleanliness of the skylight windows and the sofa, I can only apologise for this. They are elements of the cleaning procedure we have in place and must have been overlooked. The sofa, however, is in good condition today so I assume you mean that there were crumbs underneath the sofa cushions. I will make sure that this is not overlooked in future.

I hope the issues which you have written about did not impair your enjoyment of the cottage and I hope that you would consider us again should your path lead you back to Cambridge.
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