Situated in the village of Abbots Ripton, the exterior of this pub looks pretty much as it has…
The Yard at Pringle Farm
“A range of luxurious holiday cottages on a working farm” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
The Yard at Pringle Barn offers 8 luxurious holiday lets, all named after racecourses; Aintree, Ascot, Cheltenham, Chester, Epsom, Goodwood, Huntingdon and Newmarket. Most are open plan and have French doors opening out onto a private terraced area. Cheltenham is the showcase premium suite, offering an open plan living space incorporating the kitchen and dining areas as well as a separate reading room, two luxurious double bedrooms, with en-suite to the master and a further bathroom. Epsom and Huntingdon feature walk-in showers while Chester, Epsom, Goodwood and Huntingdon all have king-sized bedrooms. You will certainly find a good option for a family stay on this working farm in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 8
- Maximum occupancy: 23
- Children welcome
- Private garden
- Lawn area
- Garden furniture
- Dish washer
- Sky or freeview
- En suite
- Linens provided
- Towels provided
- Low season minimum price: £125
- High season minimum price: £125
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Check in after 2pm. Check out before 10 am
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About the area
To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.
Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.
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