Crafts Hill Barn
, 31 Oakington Rd, Dry Drayton, Cambridge.
There are no pretentious names at Crafts Hill Barn. Your choice of accommodation is the Cow Shed or the Pig Sty. Names apart though, these are two independent luxury suites tastefully converted from agricultural buildings and offering light, space and original features.
A great deal of thought, love and creativity has been poured into the transformation of these luxury guest retreats to ensure that they retain their romantic, historical legacy and rustic charm whilst also providing contemporary home comforts. Both suites have a generously spacious, open-plan interior so guests can come and go as they please and enjoy the peaceful setting. The suites have sumptuous king-size beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, a cosy seating space, a dining area and a well-equipped kitchenette with fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother. There's free fast fibre broadband, a smart TV, selection of DVDs, magazines, books and games, a bluetooth speaker and DAB radio to keep you entertained.
The Cowshed bathroom has a free standing double-ended deep bath and a separate rain-shower with mood lighting while The Pigsty has a large walk-in light-up rainfall shower. There are fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries provided, plus a hairdryer. The emphasis at Crafts Hill Barn is on privacy and relaxation with your own private entrance and terrace, dedicated parking and access to the large garden, pond and paddock.
Continental breakfast is provided daily in your room, featuring freshly-squeezed juices, homemade granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, home-baked muffins, croissants and pastries, home-baked bread and lashings of homemade jam. At the weekend you can order a hot breakfast cooked on the farmhouse Aga and delivered to your door at your chosen time.
Set in the tiny village of Dry Drayton, there are many walks straight from the door in all directions. Cambridge is just five miles away, where we hardly need to mention the majestic college buildings, museums, art galleries, bookshops and punting on the River Cam. Other local towns are Ely, St Ives, Bury St Edmunds and Saffron Walden. There are several National Trust properties within 30 minutes driving as well as the Duxford Imperial War Museum and the race course, stables and stud at Newmarket.