Self Catering in Bedfordshire - Biggleswade

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Shortmead Cottage

Shortmead Cottage, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £260.00 - 583.00

This detached cottage situated on the owner's estate is one mile from the market town of Biggleswade and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

Shortmead Cottage is a Victorian farm cottage situated on the Shortmead Estate, behind the owner's 18th century manor house, one mile from Biggleswade in Bedfordshire. This cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, consisting of one double and one twin, as well as a bathroom with free-standing double-ended bath and walk-in shower. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with study area and multi-fuel stove. Outside there is off road parking for two cars and lawned gardens with patio, furniture and small vegetable plot. Shortmead Cottage is an ideal holiday home for visiting the many nearby attractions, including London, which can be reached in less than 40 minutes by train.


Wonderfully situated. Lovely surroundings. Really nice and helpful owner. Inside is everything you need. And more. Distance to Cambridge and London by car or train easy and short. Peace and quietness when you come home from a daytrip.
Susanne K

Shortmead Cottage had a friendly and helpful owner in an interesting location. It was a good quality property with interesting features and the kitchen area was particularly good for working and eating. We liked the wood burning stoves and underfloor heating. Overall it was a comfortable cottage with a pleasant feel.
Mr Day

Wonderful location on a beautiful estate with the River Ivel flowing through. The highlight is spending time in the kitchen, looking out over the grounds. The underfloor heating throughout the stone floors downstairs and lashings of hot water to use the free-standing bath or walk-in shower upstairs, plus the log burner, make this an ideal winter retreat as well as a summer escape. Will be returning!
Mr Leach

Nice cottage but lounge furniture very tired and one chair the bottom had fallen out of. Insufficient kitchen utensils and Broken lightening. All of this was told to the owner the first day but nothing happened. No instruction folder which should show how everything worked and listing places of interest, restaurants and local shops so you had to work blind and find out for yourself No welcome package. No welcome starter fuel package which was included in the deal. Met Mr Bond but Mrs Bond didn't make herself known to us which made us feel like the poor relations. Nobody came to see if we were happy/unhappy with the cottage and nobody came to see us on the day of departure. We felt this cottage to the owners was just a hobby and they didn't feel they needed to put much effort into looking after guests. We stay in a cottage every month for the last two years so we do know what we are talking about. Nice bathroom but a bit OTT. Shame if they don't look after this cottage after spending money on it.

It was a proper cottage in lovely surroundings, very warm & cosy. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.
Mr Davies

Services / Facilities:

Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and bathroom and multi-fuel stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned gardens with patio, furniture and small vegetable plot. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: The cottage stairs are steep. Note: Some noise can be heard from the railway when outside. Note: Shortmead House is sometimes used as a wedding venue.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Biggleswade Castle - 0.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Lodge Nature Reserve - 1.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Shuttleworth Collection - 2.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Swiss Garden - 2.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Edworth, St George's Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Moggerhanger Park - 3.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Willington Dovecote and Stables - 5.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Roxton, Congregational Church - 5.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Little Barford, St Denys - 6.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Abbotsley, St Margaret's Church - 7.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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