Family home, overlooking fields on the edge of a lovely village close to Cambridge

A semi-detatched 4 bedroom house on the edge of a village. We have a lovely, large south-facing garden with fabulous patio and trampoline, the garden backs onto fields.

Downstairs we have a large kitchen/diner with sofa overlooking the garden and with patio doors to the outdoors dining area and garden. The sitting room has 2 sofas, log burner and TV. There is also a study/music room with electric piano, guitars and a double sofa bed, and a downstairs shower room.

Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom with a shower over the bath. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed. The 2nd bedroom has a single bed, with pull out bed that can be used as another single, or put together to form a super-king. The remaining two bedrooms are singles.

About the location

Waterbeach is a village 6 miles north of Cambridge. The village has 4 pubs, two of which are excellent for dining. There are also multiple take-away options and local shops. Our lovely village green is at the heart of village. The recreation ground has a play area, a fabulous skatepark, free-to-use tennis courts and plenty of green space for games.

There is a cycle path alongside the river, which takes you into the heart of the Cambridge, or alternatively you can catch a train (approx.10 min travel time).

Cambridge is a major tourist attraction, with beautiful college buildings. Punting on the River Cam is a must. You can hire your own punt, or sit back and enjoy a chauffered punt. There are lots of museums, theatres and art galleries, and it has a large shopping centre.

You can also cycle on National Cycle Route 11 to Wicken Fen Nature Reserve (National Trust), and on-wards to Ely. Ely is a lovely city with a cathedral, museum and Oliver Cromwell`s house. There are also lovely tea-rooms and antique shops, and riverside walks, including to a country park with fantastic play area for kids. you can hire boats and cruise the river Ouse from the Bridge Boatyard in Ely

Other National Trust properties nearby include Anglesey Abbey and Wimpole Hall. You can play foot-golf at Milton (approx 2 miles away). Miton Country Park offers watersports including kayaking, open water swimming and SUP. Hall farm stables, at the end of our road, provide horse riding opportunities. Waterbeach Angling Club have a fishing lake and fishing is also possible on the river Cam (subject to having the correct licence).

We are only 5 miles away from Hannams wake hub and aquapark. The aquapark is great fun and Hannams is one of the top centres for wakeboarding in the country. They offer beginner lessons including equipment hire (we recommend the system 2.0 for beginners). There`s a fixed cable around the lake for more advanced wakeboarders.
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Further afield the Norfolk coast is just over an hour away and there is a direct train to London (approx. 60 min travel time).

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Weekend Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Waterbeach (HE39838)

Cambridgeshire,   England

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 8) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • England
  • Wales
We`d like somewhere with access to outdoor/adventure activities, e.g. coasteering, climbing, surfing

Dates available

July 2021 - September 2021
October 2021 - February 2021

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 4      Children: 1
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Membership expiry date: 08 Sep 2021