Sunny house 2 miles north of city centre - Cambridge

The main house has 4 bedrooms but there is also an independent self contained twin room annexe with own kitchenette and en-suite shower room. It has its own entrance. The annexe is often let to mature visiting academics for short lets but could be made available for a non simultaneous exchange.

It is a 1960s house which has been updated and insulated. It has a good sized fenced rear garden with patio area to both the annex and main house.

About the location

We are situated at the city end of the village of Girton, so there is still a village community with events like a Feast Day in July. We are 5 minutes walk from Girton College with its grounds open to the public. Two good pubs at village centre near the church and recreation ground with tennis courts and trim trail. 10 minutes walk to the new university development of Eddington where you will find a large Sainsburys supermarket, excellent bakers and another community centre with a further children`s play area, sports field and table tennis. Also a Beefeater pub 5 mins from house. Half hour walk to the city centre or frequent buses, journey time 10mins. Golf club in village.

There is a gym on the Oakington Road and also the One Leisure sports centre on Parkers Piece Cambridge. Indoor pool at One Leisure and also outdoor Lido on Jesus Green open in summer. Ice skating arena in east Cambrdge . https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/cambridge/cambridge-ice-arena
Skateboards https://www.skateparks.co.uk/cambridgeshire/cambridge/

For younger children there is a paddling pool in Newnham alongside the outdoor play area and Cambridge Model Railway open monthly on Sundays in season https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDt5Zn1y3gk. Lovely riverside walk or cycle from Newnham to Grantchester to see Byron`s pool and the Orchard, haunt of the war poet Rupert Brooke where you can have refreshments in the gardens.https://www.theorchardteagarden.co.uk/history/

All types of music at Corn Exchange.
https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/cornex/events-lis Classical concerts in term time at West Road concert hall http://www.westroad.org/ and also Ely Cathedral https://www.elycathedral.org/venue-hire/concert-and-event-hospitality

Arts Theatre https://www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/ ADC Theatre the student venue of Footlights https://www.adctheatre.com/ Mumford Theatre https://aru.ac.uk/arts-law-and-social-sciences/mumford-theatre
The above are in addition to the attractions of the historic colleges, churches and Fitzwilliam museum and the guided walks run by the tourist office.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Housesitting Offered

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Cambridge (HE39198)

Cambridgeshire,   England

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 5) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • England
  • Exeter
  • Open to offers
  • East Sussex
  • West Sussex
This summer we want to stay in UK particularly Sussex and Devon cularly like to be near the sea

Dates available

June 2021 - July 2021
August 2021 - September 2021

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2     
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 02 Jul 2021

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