The best destinations in and around Cambs for a post-lockdown staycation

If you’re not keen on holidaying abroad this year due to COVID-19, there are still options available to you.

As of July 4, the government lifted certain restrictions to allow people in England to stay overnight from their home with their own household.

And while there are some rules governing what you can and can’t do, some people will be relieved at the opportunity to get away.

Here’s our list of the best post-lockdown destinations to visit now restrictions have been lifted.

Windmill cottage

This cosy cottage is attached to a historic windmill built in 1836.

The property is set within a seven-acre gated private garden, which is accessible to guests.

The property accommodates two adults in a double bed, and boasts a range of amenities including a well-equipped kitchen and underfloor heating.

Converted boat ‘glamping’

This unique ‘glamping’ experience takes place in a beautifully converted 1945 boat nestled within a private forest in Sutton, Cambridgeshire. 

The boat, which contains a king-size sleeping area, is accompanied by a boat shack made from reclaimed materials. 

The property operates entirely on renewable energy produced by solar panels. 

The accommodation overlooks the beautiful Fenland countryside and is positioned on its own privately fenced three-acre forest.

Boutique houseboat

Another nautical-themed destination, this boutique houseboat actually still functions as a boat. 

It’s moored on the River Cam, just a short walk away from Cambridge city centre, and boasts picturesque views over Stourbridge Common. 

There’s one double bed, a full-size bath and a hand-built kitchen.

The Buttery

Located three miles from Cambridge, this holiday cottage is set in 23 acres of private parkland.

It sleeps two guests in one bedroom.

The converted farm property boasts underfloor heating and a log burning stove – there’s even a pool.

Riverside retreat

This magical cottage is nearly a century old and is apparently referred to as ‘The Witches’ House’ by children.

It’s situated near the village of Radwell, just over the border from Cambridgeshire in the neighbouring county of Hertfordshire.

The secluded property, which sleeps four guests, overlooks a neighbouring river and woodland – perfect for an isolated retreat.

Luxury lodge

This stunning wood cabin in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, sleeps four guests in two bedrooms.

There are three lodges on the site, sleeping 12 in total. 

The spacious individual bedrooms have lakeside views and en-suite bathrooms.

The outdoor area also boasts a luxurious private hot tub and garden seating.

Karma Farm eco-campsite

The Karma farm eco-campsite is situated on eco-friendly Karma Farm at Isleham Fen.

It’s perfect for a back-to-basics staycation or, if you don’t fancy putting a tent up yourself, there’s two on-site yurts to rent.

Both yurts boast a double king-size bed and a double Futon.

Wyton Lakes Holiday Park

Wyton Lakes Holiday Park is an adult only park offering four stocked fishing lakes.

Surrounded by lakes and the River Great Ouse this is a tranquil spot with a full list of amenities.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Sacrewell Camping and Caravanning

If you’re after a room with a view, you’ll find it at Sacrewell, which overlooks some of the most beautiful countryside in Cambridgeshire.

If you’re a glamper and can’t do without your comforts, there are 27 electric hook-up points.

For those who prefer an authentic night under canvas (or in a caravan, camper van or motor home), there are 48 spacious grass pitches.

The outdoor play park is open after hours until dusk and again in the morning between 8am and 9am, you can reach it through a gate in the bottom field.

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