5. 1 in adjacent cottage, plus self-catering apartment.
sitting room, breakfast room with courtyard, balcony, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), limited parking (by arrangement).
babies, and over-10s welcomed.
Diners, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £125-£250. 1-night bookings refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Once the student digs of the Duke of Gloucester, Liz and Rob Cameron’s boutique B&B is in a ‘perfect’ situation to explore the city colleges and architectural delights on foot. After dealing with reservations ‘very professionally’, ‘helpful’ Liz sorted out parking logistics ‘so family could meet us in the parking restricted area, within walking distance of the whole city’, writes one grateful reader after a visit this year. Interiors are ‘beautifully presented’, with ‘warm, well-lit’ bedrooms offering ‘bottles of in-house branded toiletries’, waffle robes and ‘good bedlinen’. Original features include wooden shutters, brass fittings and, in Gloucester room, an original Victorian fireplace. Stargazers will enjoy the Cambridge mini-suite, with a telescope and private balcony. Where possible, breakfast is seasonal and locally sourced from the nearby market and bakery, with apple juice from Watergull Orchards, salmon cured in Bottisham. ‘It was everything one could wish for.’ For later, ‘Liz recommended a superb pub, The Clarendon Arms. We had pot-roasted partridge, beautifully cooked.’ Tea, coffee and something sweet is served in the elegant Duchess sitting room. (Michael Brown, SW, and others)