We stayed for two weeks in the Bakery Cottage. Carol is a wonderful landlady who is always very helpful. The cottage comes with a large, almost enchanted garden. You'll need a car in West Wratting, but Cambridge, the Fens and many other sights are quickly reachable. We visited London by using the train. The nearest supermarket is about 15 minutes away. West Wratting is a quiet getaway but comes with many footpaths and a really nice pub. The Bakery Cottage is an ideal place to visit East Anglia.
Really enjoyed our stay, quaint cosy cottage.Carol made us feel at home. Loved the unusual garden.Good location but you must have a car to get around. Local pub with good food within walking distance.
This was the third cottage of our UK holiday and our least favourite. Electricity was provided by a meter which only accepts old-style pound coins which is a nuisance. The cottage was also dated, full of cobwebs [ much to the distaste of our teenage daughter and friend!] and the lounge and downstairs bedroom were particularly dark [lots of overgrown foliage round the front door and window added to this]. The front bedrooms also had traffic noise not helped by the single-glazing. Admittedly, the weather was wet [ there was also a leaking gutter over the front door] which didn't help but it was unusually chilly in the evening for the time of year. The owner suggested switching on the small electric heater provided [more coins required for said meter] as central heating was off for the summer but this wasn't an adequate solution to heat both upstairs and downstairs. The kitchen was dated, the oven was not working so we had to use the grill and some of the higher kitchen shelves were dusty. The sun finally made an appearance on our last day but we were disappointed to find the garden overgrown and the benches covered in wet leaves, feathers etc-very uninviting for an aperitif so we went to the pub up the road instead. There is no shop in the village however and the nearest food store is a 20 minute drive - we arrived late afternoon and had to turn out again in the rain for milk. On a positive note the cottage is well positioned for Cambridge and the Newmarket Road Park & Ride.
Six adults are easily accommodated in this quaint but well equipped cottage. It has everything you need to self cater. The garden is quiet and secluded, overgrown at the edges, and very nice. It is great for a quiet morning coffee or afternoon tea, or listening to the church bells. The village of West Wratting is well located for touring to Cambridge, the Fens, Ely, Norwich, the coast and much more. Six members of my family, all adults, spent five nights at the Bakery Cottage and we all enjoyed it very much. The host Carol was very nice and very helpful. Highly recommended.
I booked our holiday late January dates 8th to 15th July by telephone with Carol and posted my cheque as requested for £100 deposit on 1st February this was taken out of my account within a week .I rang Carol 5 weeks before our arrival date to discover she had doubled booked the cottage for 2 weeks to other clients ,to say I was disappointed was an understatement. After a lot of stress we did find an other cottage albeit 1hour drive from Cambridge I had a B&B 20 years ago and used my yearly diary to book people in and I worked on the princeable first in first served .I have NO doubt Carol your place is LOVELY but you can imagine how I felt