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“Perfect for a trip to Cambridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lynwood House

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Lynwood House
Ranked #16 of 122 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Epsom, United Kingdom
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“Perfect for a trip to Cambridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

My friend and I spent a very comfortable weekend in Lynwood House. We stayed in Room 4. The bedroom was very clean and comfortable and the bathroom had an excellent shower. The breakfast was fantastic and there was plenty of choice. Lynwood House is conveniently located - a 15 minute pleasant walk across Jesus Green into the centre of Cambridge or alternatively a short bus ride away., The hosts, Nick and Julie were friendly and helpful. The B & B is good value for money and I would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Thank you for your possitive comments, we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.
Best wishes
Julie and Nick
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

we were originally staying for two days, but ended up staying for five,we stayed in room 1, even though being disabled,having walking difficulties,I found the room comfortable and had no difficulty showering, everything is to highest standards,even an alarm clock so you don't miss the all day breakfast ( it does last you all day ). We found Nick and Julie very friendly, and very knowledgeable about local history, shops, even parking for the disabled, would definitely recommend Lynwood House and also a visit to Ely Cathedral

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We also found it interesting to hear the information you had traced about your family who once lived in the area.
We hope to see you again if you return.
Nick and Julie
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Ipswich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

My husband Paul booked one night at Lynwood House in February due to its close proximity to Midsummer Common as he was taking me to dinner at the Midsummer House Restaurant to celebrate my 50th birthday. We arrived with just 35 minutes to spare before our booking at the restaurant so time was limited. However, the owners quickly showed us where to park in a side street and helped to carry our bags to our room, number 5. This was spacious with a particularly gorgeous shower room with a double sink, double shower, huge mirror and great lighting. I was concerned that, as the room faces the main road, it was rather noisy but I needn’t have worried as the bed was so comfortable, I was asleep in minutes. Breakfast was delicious, I had the full English and Paul had the smoked haddock with poached egg. This was followed by plenty of toast with jams and marmalades. We had an excellent stay – the hosts were lovely, the accommodation excellent and the breakfast yummy. Couldn’t wish for anything more and will definitely stay here again if needing an overnight stop in Cambridge. Incidentally it is only 15 minutes walk from the main shopping areas. Real value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 27 February 2012
Thank very much for your informative review, we hope it will be helpful to other trip advisor users.
It was a pleasure to be part of making your birthday a special one.
Kind regards,
Nick and Julie
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

This was one of the nicest B and Bs I've been to and I've been to a lot. Pleasantly serene, freshly painted decor in blue-y grey and sandy colours throughout - more what you'd expect in a place calling itself a Boutique Hotel than a B and B but without the terrifying price to go with it. Our room in the eves was great - nice and big (actually we took a family room for just us) and the bed supremely comfortable. It's run by a lovely, friendly (but not in an exhausting way) couple who cook a really fantastic breakfast: locally sourced bacon, excellent sausage, freshly cooked mushrooms and what seemed to be a freshly made little potato cake (not one of those rock hard deep-fried hash brown things!). Plenty for my partner's veggie cooked breakfast - egg, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, potato cakes. Lovely bread for the toast - with honey /from their own bees/. Yes. It's on quite a busy road and we thought we might be disturbed by traffic but not at all - not sure if it's just not much of a thoroughfare late at night or if the lovely bed just made sure we slept through it. Perhaps if you wanted to be right in the town centre you wouldn't go for this location - but it's a pleasant 15-20 minute walk into town and something more central at this standard would be prohibitively expensive I'd say. Thoroughly recommend this and think it's amazing value.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 26 January 2012
We really appreciate the time you have taken to write a review and share your thoughts on Trip advisor.
Kind regards,
Nick and Julie
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

This delightful B&B is located about 15-20 minutes walk from central Cambridge. The room was spacious and lovely, full of character. The hosts were quietly friendly and helpful and the breakfast delicious.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 26 January 2012
Your feedback is very much appreciated, thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Kind regards,
Nick and Julie.
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Suisse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

I was in Cambridge for business and stayed in Lynwood House from 12 to 17 December 2011. Every day I spend in this B&B was full of positive emotions about the hospitality of the hosts, Nick and Julie, the room, the breakfast, the location, etc.

Speaking about the hospitality, Nick was always there to provide me any required assistance, just charting with him was very interesting as he possess deep knowledge and experience in different fields. Julia was so good in preparing the full English breakfast! She was very attentive to all my needs. I was also very touched when, in spite of ordinary times for the breakfast on Saturday being 8:00 a.m., both hosts waked up very much earlier to prepare me the breakfast and organize a taxi.

The breakfast was excellent made out of only natural products provided by the farmers around Cam-bridge. It was really an irresistible option to have the full English breakfast at Lynwood House!

Regarding the location of the house, it was indeed perfect, just 15 walking minutes across the river and a green field to the centre of Cambridge. There were some very good restaurants very close to the house, including “The Old Spring” serving traditional English pub meal, and the Polish Club preparing excellent homemade Polish kitchen.

All the rooms are entirely renovated and equipped with the most recent facilities. It seems that the hosts have thought about an every single detail to make the stay of their gusts the mostly comfortable and enjoyable. What I can also add, the photos on the web site of the house correspond entirely to what one finds in the rooms. I was in Room R4 and my colleague was in Room R2 – exactly what we saw on the web.

I am a regular traveller, spending about 100 days a year in different hotels. I can say without any res-ervations that this was one my best stays. Next time I am in Cambridge, Lynwood House will be the first place I will try to find an accommodation at.

Thank you Nick and Julie!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 26 January 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Trip advisor. Nick and I are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to see you at Lynwood house again if you return to Cambridge for work or leisure.

Kind regards
Julie
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AFRICANSEAN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

I stayed here for 2 nights on business. Really well modern feel to room / everything thought of in terms of amenities and absolutely superb breakfast. Dined at a great pub around the corner called The Old Spring. I sepnd about 6 days per month all over the UK in many different establishments and have done so for 5 years - value for money this would have to be in my top 5 B&B's.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, 26 January 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to review Lynwood House. We hope you are able to return to Cambridge in the future.

Best wishes
Nick and Julie
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Property: Lynwood House
Address: 217 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1AN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 122 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lynwood House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lynwood house is a beautifully renovated Victorian House situated just north of the river Cam, a short walk to the centre of Cambridge. Our seven spacious rooms have been lovingly refurbished. Luxurious bathrooms with power showers and underfloor heating. Our award winning breakfast is a real treat, with a selection of cereals, homemade granola, fresh fruit, fruit juice and yogurts just to get you ready for our traditional full English with homemade oat crusted potato cake, or choose an omelette with a wide choice of fillings, or haddock and poached eggs or scrambled eggs, our organic breads are baked within 1 mile and delivered straight from the oven to our door. We also have Lynwood house honey from our own bees at the bottom of our garden. We provide modern facilities, free view televisions, media stations, wireless internet access. Hospitality trays with nespresso machine and free parking. No credit card surcharge. ... more   less 
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