Little Gatley

Cambridgeshire, Britain

A smart little bolthole for 2 or 3 with gorgeous gardens & charming owners on hand. You’re in big sky countryside but close to Cambridge too


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3


Deep in peaceful Cambridgeshire countryside with its big skies and open fields peppered with church steeples is Little Gatley. Once a Victorian cart barn now it’s a smart little bolthole for couples (and a child or babe-in-arms) seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. Enter the high-ceilinged open plan living space: flagged floors, squishy sofa before the blazing wood-burner, grey beams. Everything in the galley kitchen is brand spanking new and you’ll be delighted with the Nespresso machine – wander outside with your coffee to your own pretty paved garden; and there are two further acres to roam. Glimpse the resident kingfisher if you’re lucky. The calming double (neat bathroom through here) is downstairs and there’s a small attic room upstairs with a single bed and space for a cot. Charming Heather lives next door, she settles you in with homemade cake, plenty of logs and fresh flowers; and she can tell you about her gorgeous garden with its river running through, interesting sculptures, formal boxes, pretty planting, trees and wildlife. Best of all, it’s lit up at night. It’s a hop to Cambridge and Woburn.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £700
1 Cottage for 3
From £1002 bedrooms


We have recently returned from a long weekend in Little Gatley and we have had a totally relaxing time, starting with the wonderful warm welcome from Heather the owner. Little Gatley has everything you need if you are looking for luxury with peace and quiet. A beautiful property with beautiful gardens, 5 star all the way.

Larry, Andover

If you seek peace, quiet and seclusion book a stay at Little Gatley. The beauty of this place really needs a poet to put together words to describe it adequately. The gardens are quite beautiful, the barn is very comfortable and it's far enough away from the owner's property- so that feels it's just you in this wonderful part of England. Your eyes get a feast whichever direction you turn to.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Heather Coladangelo

  • Cambridge is only 20 minutes away with its many historic and University Buildings, as well as the Botanic Garden. Call in on the Wimpole Estate with its National Trust house and gardens, or the renowned Anglesey Abbey gardens.
  • Historic Ashwell is 2 miles away, with its Doomsday-dated church. Visit Crumps, the best butchers in the county, and Days, an award-winning baker. Enjoy a stroll on one of the many footpaths. The one to Ashwell leads to great food and drink!
  • A couple of minutes away is the delightful Pembroke Farm Garden at Ashwell. About 20 minutes to the south is Benington Lordship Garden renowned for its snowdrops and herbaceous borders. A little further on is Hatfield House, a fabulous house and gardens.
  • 15 minutes to the south east is the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, with its magnificent collection of aircraft, tanks and military equipment, and regular airshows. Nearby is Audley End House, another charming stately home with gardens.
  • About 20 minutes north west is the newly restored and magnificent Wrest Park House and Gardens, close to the Swiss Garden and Shuttleworth aircraft collection.Woburn Abbey and Safari Park are about 30 minutes to the south west, makes a full day out.
  • Ashwell and Morden train station is 4 minutes away, to London Kings Cross in 45 mins. A cedar hot tub exclusively for Little Gatley makes relaxing at the end of the day an extra pleasure! A summer hut by the river adds a romantic touch. Short lets welcome