About this listing
I'm back! and can now offer you a warm welcome. An airy, spacious double bedroom, or if preferred, upstairs twin bedroom, with own shower room. Also good for business visits- e.g.1:6m to the science park (CB4 0FZ) or Citi bus 2. Crisp, fresh linen and good breakfasts. Enjoy nearby trendy café, funky art gallery, relaxing floating pool; short stroll to river and green parks; bus or a pleasant walk to any of 3 bridges over the river Cam to the historic university, faculties & shopping centre.
My 100 year old town house is deceptively spacious, sunny, and comfortably furnished. It overlooks a small front garden and a public green space in the front and a garden at the rear of the house. You are welcome to sit in either. The double bed comfortably sleeps two average size adults with reading lamps on either side of the bed; the room has two southwest facing windows allowing plenty of fresh air and sunshine, two (central heating) radiators for winter warmth, a desk and chair, TV and plenty of clean cupboard space. An ironing board, iron and shaving mirror are available for you to use. Freshly laundered bed linen and towels are provided free of charge. If you wish to stay for more than a few days, I can organise a wash for your clothing.
Some places to enjoy:
STIR – voted the most popular café in Cambridge,
ART of FLOAT – New Art Gallery and Floating Spa
Corner shop – on the corner!
Cooperative supermarket, chemist, Post Office, Staples, Banks - 0.5 miles
Midsummer Common, Jesus Green and the River Cam - 5-10 minutes' walk
The Fort St George pub - less than 10 minutes walk
The Old Spring, Portland Arms, Waterman, Boat House pubs - 0.25 miles
Oldest colleges, including Magdelene, Trinity, St John’s, Clare, Jesus and more - 0.9 miles
Midsummer House restaurant on the river - less than 10 minutes walk
Kettles Yard and the Folk Museum - 0.6 miles
Varsity restaurant and roof top cafe for a brilliant view of Cambridge - 0.5 miles
Access is available to the dining area and to the front or back gardens in fine weather.
Interaction with guests
I will be present to greet you and ensure you are settled in comfortably; otherwise we shall meet as little or as much as you wish. I enjoy meeting my guests and have had many interesting conversations, in English and in Spanish.
Other things to note
I respect the fact that you're paying, but please consider the environment when using water or electricity. I provide bar soap as preferable to
use of plastic bottles (with liquid soaps). You can expect a clean, cosy and friendly home and I would ask you to treat it, with its furniture and fittings, respectfully.
No shoes, no smoking, no pets, and no food in the bedroom. Please consider the neighbours and don’t play loud music or make unnecessary noise whilst indoors or outdoors. Considerate guests are warmly welcomed.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I'm retired (a career in the NGO sector on access to justice in the EU and resettlement of refugees in Cambridge); I volunteer with VSO (Zambia & UK head office). Born and raised in Uruguay, I now live in the university city of Cambridge, 55 minutes by train from London.