Art House Bed and Breakfast is in an Edwardian home set in a quiet residential area, just a ten minute riverside walk from Cambridge's historic city centre. Only one group of guests is welcomed at any time offering an exclusive package with the atmosphere of a small private hotel.
The accommodation is in the form of a suite consisting of one or two bedrooms, private use bathroom and sole-use breakfast room.
The White Bedroom is a large, elegant room with a bay window giving views along the leafy avenue, and an arched stained glass window. The room can be provided with a super-kingsize double bed or two generous single beds. Two comfortable wicker chairs are available for relaxing and the room has a 26 inch television with DVD player, a CD player, digital radio and tea and coffee making facilities. Magazines, DVDs, and CDs are provided.
The Pink Bedroom is an extremely quiet room with a double bed and en-suite vanity unit. Two comfortable wicker chairs enable guests to relax with views of our large flower-filled garden. The room has a television with video cassette player and tea and coffee making facilities. Many books including thrillers, romance and general fiction are found in this room.
Art House B&B provides a substantial quality continental breakfast including cereals, croissants, pastries, cheeses, cold meats, fresh and dried fruit and yoghurt. Breads and toast are accompanied by delicious preserves. Fruit juices, regular and decaffeinated coffee and many types of tea are available.
The breakfast room is available for you to use as a study or for leisure during the day. The room has good directional lighting and combined with the free wireless internet facility available in all rooms, it works well as office space.
A fridge, microwave and basic dishes and cutlery are provided, allowing the possibility of small scale self-catering at meals other than breakfast. Reference books about Cambridge and local information and maps are stored here. Playing cards, jigsaws and board games are also available.
The large private-use bathroom has both bath and shower, and a bidet. Quality bathroom products are provided. Cosy bath robes as well as towels are available - and the private breakfast room means that a relaxed breakfast in your robe is always a possibility!
The owners aim to make the Art House your home from home in Cambridge, providing peace, comfort and a touch of luxury in an excellent location.
Tourists can relax and recharge their batteries after a busy day sightseeing. Business visitors, academics at conferences and visiting scholars will find the calm and privacy they need to work.
Central Cambridge position.
Luxury and comfort.
Morning sun white bedroom
Disabled Facilities: There are no disabled facilities.
Pet Facilities: Pets are not allowed.
Special Diets Provision: Special diets are catered for. Vegetarian.
Smoking Facilities: Smoking is not allowed.
Cambridge Rail Station is 10-20 minutes from us by taxi (depending on traffic). The cost is typically £7.00 to £8.00.
Trains leave London King's Cross for Cambridge every half hour during the day. The journey time is 50 to 55 minutes.
By Car From the South:
Leave the M11 at junction 13 and turn right, following the signs to Cambridge. After 1.5 miles, bear left at a mini-roundabout. After 200m you will come to a cross-roads with traffic lights; go straight across. Continue on this road for 600m with the River Cam appearing on your right, before joining a one-way system. Take the third main exit from this system, signposted Ring Road and Airport. De Freville Avenue is then the second on the right.
From the North:
Leave the A14 at junction 31, then take the right-hand lane onto the A1307 (signposted Cambridge). After three miles, turn left at a set of traffic lights (a former garage currently used as a car wash is on your left). Then continue straight ahead signposted Ring Road; ignore the sharp turn to your left. After half a mile, join a one-way system. Take the second main exit from this system, signposted Ring Road and Airport. De Freville Avenue is then the second on the right.
You can park one car in our driveway. Please let us know if you would like to make use of this space so that we can ensure that it is clear for you.
Buses from Stansted Airport arrive at Drummer Street bus station in the centre of Cambridge. A taxi to De Freville Avenue will cost about £5.00 or you can walk to our house in 10-15 minutes.
During the day, the time between buses from Stansted Airport to Cambridge varies from 45 minutes to 75 minutes. The journey time is 50-60 minutes. There are also direct bus services to Cambridge from Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Taxis can be arranged to meet you at Stansted, Heathrow or Gatwick airports. By Taxi:
Taxi ranks are located at the rail station and Drummer Street bus station. Taxis can be arranged in advance through a number of companies. We have found Panther Taxis (+44 (0)1223 715715) to be reliable.