Springfield House

Linton, Cambridgeshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1223 891383

A village house with delightful rambling gardens - homely for families, and a peaceful base for visitors to Cambridge


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Settle into the dining room for breakfast with a view through to the conservatory, where there’s a huge mimosa tree. Your kind host Judith will treat you like one of the family, adapting breakfasts to all tastes – in summer they might include mulberries from the garden. Bedrooms and bathrooms are comfortably old-fashioned; find tea trays, antiques and lovely garden or river views.

Leave the car here and hop on a bus (every half hour) to Cambridge, 10 miles away, for colleges and shops. Families can walk to Linton zoo or an indoor play centre, and children will love looking out for the muntjac deer that raid the garden, and ducks bringing their broods onto the lawn.

The Icknield Way – the oldest road in Britain – can be joined in the village for glorious walking and you can take a tour of the local vineyard, Chilford Hall. Bring back a bottle to sip with a picnic in the garden or walk to one of the village pubs for dinner.

Springfield House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Sitting in the leafy conservatory on summery days
  • Wandering down the sweeping lawns leading to the river
  • Walking to one of two village pubs for dinner
Springfield House - Gallery

You should know

  • There’s no wardrobe space in one of the doubles
  • There are steep stairs up to one of the bedrooms
  • One of the doubles has a small, fairly ancient TV


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub/bar 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

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs 150 yds.


Nightly price
from £70
Extra bed/sofabed available £15-£30 per person per night.
2 Doubles
From £75
1 Twin/double
From £70



Thank you Judith for a lovely stay. What a beautiful home in a lovely village. Sorry we didn't see you before we left. Hope the summer keeps coming for a while.

Tisha, Wellington

What a truly delightful B&B! Elegant and charming, it provided exactly the right springboard for my nostalgic visit to Cambridge. Judy has left nothing to chance and was a sweet and informative host as well as being a wonderful cook! And the unspoilt village of Linton is perfect; dinner in the garden of the Dog and Duck rounded off with Morris Dancers capped a memorable stay - indeed the 'Best of British'!

Martin, St ives

This was the most perfect B&B that we visited during a week's trip to the UK. Our room was spacious with a lovely view on to the garden. Judy was friendly and helpful. Tea and cake on arrival. Lovely little village and good food in the local pub. Great value for money.


Judy was extremely helpful for us while settling in to England, coming from the US. She went out of her way to be kind to our children, making them Play-Doh, giving them special toys, reading them stories, etc. The accommodation was beautiful, and her garden will be one of the best one’s you’ve ever seen. We also fell in love with the village of Linton, with everything we needed a short walk away, including the cutest little baby ducks you’ve ever seen. There was easy bus access to Cambridge. We couldn’t recommend Judy and Springfield House any more highly.


A really pleasant place to stay, spotlessly clean and Judith is a kind and considerate host.


Lovely house with very welcoming and helpful owner. Had a most enjoyable three nights.


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The neighbourhood

Built as a school in 1840, the house hugs a bend on the river Granta, part of Linton's conservation area. Now rather quieter than in its heyday of tanneries, glove making and coaching inns, the village still has two pubs, a great café – the Linton Kitchen - serving lunches and teas, and a profusion of listed buildings. The Icknield Way Trail for walkers and cyclists runs through the village and will lead you miles in either direction.

Local points of interest from Judith Rossiter

  • Good locality for visiting Cambridge (approx 10 miles), including King's College Chapel, Colleges and Museums.
  • Close to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, horse racing at Newmarket and Ely Cathedral.
  • Nearby stately homes; Audley End, Wimpole Hall, Anglesey Abbey and Ickworth near Bury St Edmunds.
  • Surrounded by East Anglian wool towns; Saffron Walden, Long Melford, Clare etc.
  • In Linton there is Chilford Hall with its wine tours, Linton Zoo and the village is on the long distance Icknield Way.
  • Other places of interest such as Castle Hedingham, Denny Abbey and many more.


Judith Rossiter

Judith is an engaging host - she and her American husband met and married whilst students at Cambridge and chose to settle in the area soon afterwards. Children were raised and launched from Springfield House, and it still feels very much like a family home. Judith loves her garden and is easy-going enough to welcome the local wildlife, and not mind too much when the deer eat some of her plants.