The Cowshed at Crafts Hill Barn

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bed & Breakfast

Stylish retreat with own entrance and terrace. Big comfy bed, breakfast delivered by engaging hosts – afternoon tea and supper platters too


1 room


Rooms sleep 2


An inviting bolt hole in the grounds of a Victorian granary. Your sitting/dining space is airy with soaring beams, restful colours and a fresh contemporary feel. There’s a sofa, TV and nifty kitchenette and, through white curtains, a cow hide underfoot reminding you of the origins of the building and a king size bed topped with luxurious linen. Jo brings over breakfast: homemade granola, muffins and bread; at the weekends you can order a delicious Aga-cooked spread – lots of choice. Cambridge is an easy drive, and The Cowshed a treat to come back to: sit on the pond’s jetty and watch the moorhens while sipping a glass or two.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Christmas & occasionally.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pub/restaurant 1 mile. Continental breakfast included; weekend cooked: £5-£8.


Nightly price
from £90
1 Double
From £90


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jo Ward

  • Less than five miles from the bustling and beautiful city of Cambridge, we are located in a quiet village with walks from the door in all directions including the Pathfinder route.
  • Cambridge: As well as the majestic college buildings, our local city boasts independent shops, amazing architecture, inspiring museums + art galleries. You can’t come to Cambridge without punting along the River Cam, either with a chauffeur or on your own!
  • Ely, St Ives, Bury St Edmunds and Saffron Walden are all about a 30min drive away and make a nice day out. All have interesting markets and independent shops with tasty spots for lunch.
  • Several National Trust properties lie within a 30min drive. We love walking in the Capability Brown parkland on the WImpole Estate or strolling through the winter garden at Anglesey Abbey.
  • Duxford Imperial War Museum is half an hour away and is a huge historic airfield and museum of aviation history. Permanent exhibitions include American Air museum and Battle of Britain, there’s so much to see you may need more than a day!
  • Whether you walk along the river or arrive by punt, Granchester is a beautiful spot. The Orchard tearooms, with their informal deckchairs, were made famous by the Bloomsbury group and the ITV has recently been filming their 1950s detective series here.