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The Buttery & The Old Dairy (Self Catering)

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These luxury Grade II Listed self-catering countryside cottages started life as a humble dairy and are set in a scenic courtyard containing stables, a granary, and a magnificent 16th Century timbered barn. Surrounded by 23 acres of parkland on the edge of the picturesque village of Horningsea, just 2.5 miles from the historic and thriving City of Cambridge.

What makes a stay at The Buttery & The Old Dairy unique?

The cottages offer lovers a romantic retreat for stolen weekends and holidays within beautiful countryside with an abundance of wildlife around to enjoy. Incorporating thoughtful design elements and eco-friendly features offering a modern retreat immersed in a scene of rural bliss. Wake to the gentle sound of Spring lambs playing in the fields and drift off to sleep to the comforting hoot of owls. Sympathetically restored using reclaimed traditional materials but with an up to date modern sleek twist. Enjoy majestic views through floor to ceiling glass oak doors and let the worries of modern life melt away. In summer stroll around the beautiful gardens of Eye Hall or refresh yourself in the heated outdoor swimming pool by request.

What is the capacity for The Buttery & The Old Dairy?

Each cottage sleeps 2 guests offering a romantic escape in a rural and luxurious setting, with an abundance of natural light, underfloor heating and wood-burning stoves, these cosy cottages are the perfect places to relax and unwind. With underfloor heating throughout and beautiful lighting, the scheme creates an atmosphere of Old English charm with a contemporary twist.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Cambridge area?

Cambridge is one of the major tourist cities in England. Home to beautiful architecture, majestic colleges, numerous museums and art galleries. The surrounding countryside has numerous cycling paths for those who wish to enjoy the scenery on two wheels or enjoy long country walks directly from your back door before coming home to relax in front of a roaring log fire. Situated just 8 miles away is the famous town of Newmarket generally considered the birthplace and global centre of thoroughbred horse racing. Enjoy a day at the races or pay a visit to the National Horse racing museum or the home of the Horse Racing Project.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Each cottage has a kitchen area which includes an induction hob, oven, microwave, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, dishwasher and refrigerator with small freezer compartment. A continental breakfast is provided including fresh home laid eggs, fresh bread and butter, homemade jams, a choice of cereals, tea, coffee and milk. There is an honesty bar offering drinks and snacks. There are pubs and restaurants in the nearby village which is a short walk away. In Cambridge, which is under 3 miles away, there is an abundance of pubs and restaurants to choose from.

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Free broadband access (wifi)

Swimming pool


Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

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Four Poster Beds

Sky Television


Corporate bookings welcome


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Parking Available

Air Conditioning


Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, Running


Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Wildlife, Bird Watching

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Extra info

Room Details: Each cottage has a double bedroom

Gas & Electric Included: Yes

Vendor Accreditation: Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 - Best Boutique Stay, Evening Standard Travel Section voted Cool Stay of the Week March 2019

Mastercard: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 1

Number of room to: 2

Price Per Week From: 1,195.00

Price Per Week To: 1,195.00


07765 153 262
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Eye Hall, Clayhithe Road, Horningsea, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CambridgeCB25 9JD, United Kingdom

To get here by car: Please enter the post code CB25 9JD. If you are coming from Cambridge this will take you to a pink cottage called Cowslip Cottage on your left please note this is NOT the accommodation. Entrance is opposite this. There is a gated entrance with a sign saying Eye Hall and Cambridge Country Cottages. If you are approaching from Waterbeach Eye Hall is on the left after Grange Farm. If arriving by train: You can take a direct train from Kings Cross to Cambridge, from there you can take a taxi to the cottages. It should cost around £15. Waterbeach train station is just a 2-minute drive away but you will need to pre-order a taxi.


The Buttery & The Old Dairy

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your accommodation is truly outstanding. The presentation is a credit to you and the location is simply lovely. We have travelled many countries and have to say it was a real pleasure to arrive at the gates of your property at the end of the day knowing we were coming into such a peaceful, cosy and homely cottage. Thank you Fiona.

The Buttery & The Old Dairy

What a truly amazing place to spend our 25th wedding anniversary. Everything is just perfect and Fiona, you are a wonderful host, letting us look around your beautiful gardens and all of the little touches. We would't have found anywhere more lovely. Thank you. We will be back!

The Buttery & The Old Dairy

From the moment we stepped foot through the door we were in awe of how beautiful this perfect little cottage was. We wanted for nothing. Fiona has thought of everything. Everything was wonderful. So wonderful we will definitely be coming back and making sure we tell everyone about it. This perfect lille diamond hideaway from the world was the perfect get away and it was the best honeymoon EVER! Thank you so much Fiona, we will never forget you or your stunning cottage.

The Buttery & The Old Dairy

Wow! Simply perfect. Can't wait to return. Thank you our perfect stay. You have thought of everything and more.

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This place is amazing & everyone should know about it! I've never been anywhere so peaceful. All the little extras make the cottage a step above the rest and I can't wait to return. Thank you!!

The Buttery & The Old Dairy

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This place is beyond amazing. We subscribe to Dwell Magazine and so when I'm on vacation I dream of walking into a centrefold of a place like this. First of all the bucolic countryside setting was heavenly. The privacy and seclusion was profoundly peaceful. I haven't even started on the inside yet. Let me start with one the most overlooked aspects of The lighting was a dream just like an art gallery! I was looking for one thing that was off but I couldn't find anything of the sort. It was done in impeccable taste. The bed......

The Buttery & The Old Dairy

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First time I haven't been "tricked" by a photo on a website! it's even more beautiful in reality! Wow...heaven on earth. Feel instant at home when you walk in the beautiful interior designed little house. Plus the warm welcome of Fiona makes it complete! Should keep this place a secret, but have to tell friends about this!

The Buttery & The Old Dairy

Every little detail in this perfect cottage has been done to the best standard. Peaceful, unique and the best cottage surroundings i've ever seen. Made very welcome and it's rare to say nothing could be faulted, but this was true bliss from the first drive in the gate. You deserve huge success. A true gem The heart shows in all your efforts, never change a thing.

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