During the National Lockdown we can only open for those who need accommodation for specific reasons. E.g. for work or education purposes, if moving or homeless, to attend a funeral or medical appointment, when isolating themselves from others, or providing care for a vulnerable person or seeking respite from doing so.
From April 12th we very much hope to be open to all guests. Our self-contained suites feature private entrances and offer space, comfort and seclusion. We offer a contact free check in, and delicious home-baked breakfast provisions in your room are topped up daily via a hamper outside your door. As always our aim is to leave you in peace as much as possible, while being on hand should you need anything. We offer a full free refund up to 3 days before check in, should things change, so you can book without the worry of losing any money if you are not able to get away. Compared to a busy chain hotel, small establishments like ours provide a safe place to stay should you need or want to travel. Between guests we are following government guidance and conducting a deep clean, thoroughly airing the rooms, and disinfecting high contact surfaces.
Peaceful rustic retreats with luxurious home comforts
Crafts Hill Barn is a converted Victorian granary set in 5 acres with a large pond and paddock. The associated brick outbuildings once housed livestock and farm machinery. We converted them into comfortable guest accommodation, with exposed roof timbers and original brick work. The buildings are now incredibly cosy and comfortable, with modern country style interiors while a few quirky touches nod to their original use.
The pondside cabin was next to be upgraded and now is a delightful space right at the water’s edge. Guests enjoy a morning wild swim before a coffee on the jetty.
Our next project is renovating a railway carriage that once housed our lambs. It will boast an outdoor woodfired tub in the woods with sunset views – bliss!
Only an hour out of London and within easy reach of the Midlands, Cambridge is a magical place to visit. In the city the architecture and history surround you, while independent shops jostle with all the best high street and designer names.
We are situated 5 miles from the city in a very quiet village but with easy access to main roads and facilities. Within half an hours drive there are many country houses, market towns and footpaths to explore.
A stay at Crafts Hill Barn offers tranquillity and privacy in a rural setting within easy reach of stunning Cambridge and other attractions. Whether you’re planning a romantic break, visiting friends and family or travelling with work, staying with us will provide you with a special place to call home.
We look forward to welcoming you,
Jo and Tim