Grass Pitch

UK England East Anglia Cambridgeshire The Orchard at Fen End Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Come and camp in our secluded orchard with 4 grass pitches, gypsy wagon, yurt, tipi & bell tent. More details and availability at www.fenendfarm.co.uk Please note; maximum tent width is 5 metres due to limited space between the trees. If you would like to bring a campervan please contact us as we have limited pitches that can accommodate a campervan. Check in is between 2-7pm unless otherwise arranged. Check out time is 12 Midday. Please note we request noise is kept to fireside chit chat after 9pm so everyone can enjoy a peaceful evening.

The Owner Says

We provide your own fire pit for campfires,  composting toilet, hot and cold running water, shower and shared kitchenette. Electrical hook-up not available. Pitches can accommodate up to two 2-man tents. Larger tents will need a pitch each.

Campfires

We encourage campfires! Each accommodation and pitch has its own outdoor fire pit, and there is also a larger communal fire pit. You can buy firewood on the farm, and you are also welcome to bring your own logs (no treated wood please).

Kitchen

The Apple Hut is our communal facilities building, and houses a small kitchen area with sink for washing up,  a fridge, utensils, crockery and cutlery, a dining table and chairs and a wood burning stove.

Bathroom

Next to the Apple Hut is the Shower Shack, which has a luxury compost toilet, wash basin and shower with hot and cold running water. There are two further luxury compost toilets.

Energy

Electricity is not available in the yurt, tipi, bell tent or wagon, but is in the Apple Hut. All our energy is generated by renewable systems. We have a 6kw wind turbine and a 40mw solar PV array on site, and we are also grid-connected via Good Energy.

The wider farm

You are welcome to explore the rest of the farm, which is 117 acres. We have some fantastic bird life, including barn owls, buzzards and skylarks. There are always fields left fallow, which you can run around in, play football or frisbee. We also have a young woodland which you can explore, pick up a track pack and bug hunting kit in the Apple hut and head out to see what you can find. We have seen deer, badgers, hares and foxes, lots of birds, caterpillars, dragonflies, bats and lots of other critters.

Local area

There's so much to see and do in the local area.  We are just a few miles from Cambridge, with very good cycle paths linking the village to the city. Ely is also very close with its beautiful cathedral. Cottenham and the surrounding villages have several good pubs and restaurants. National Trust properties Wicken Fen, Anglesey Abbey and Wimpole Farm are all within half an hour’s drive.

Minimum 2 night stay

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About The Orchard at Fen End Farm

Suitable For

Glampers, tent campers, campervanners (only small, VW-sized vans permitted) – yes. Dogs – no. Groups of up to 10 people (max 6 adults within the group) may book online. Larger groups should enquire directly.

Nearby

The hallowed halls of historic Cambridge lie just nine miles away. Take a punt down the River Cam or spend a lazy afternoon at the idyllic orchard at Grantchester (01223 845 788). A little further north, Wicken Fen (01353 720274) is one of the UK's most bio-diverse nature reserves. If you've not had your fill of antiquated architecture, the National Trust property of Anglesey Abbey (01223 810080). Not for the nothing are The Fens known as 'The Holy Land of the English'. This comparatively small region features a cluster of consecrated sites, the most impressive of which is undoubtedly nearby Ely Cathedral (01353 667735). 

Food & Drink

Stock up on the farm's very own organic beef, eggs and apple juice. Cottenham village (just 2 miles away) has a butchers (01954 250341) and greengrocer (01954 250351) as well as small supermarket, and an Indian restaurant (01954 250257). Pubwise, The Chequers (01954 488201) is worth a shout on one of their regular wood-fired pizza nights.
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Location

The Orchard at Fen End Farm is located at Oxholme Drove, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire CB24 8UP

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Getting There

From M11 travelling north, join A14(E) at junction 14. At junction 32 take the B1049 to Cottenham (1st exit of roundabout). In the village, take the 2nd exit of the mini roundabout onto the High St. Follow High St all the way past All Saints church and take the next left onto Smithy Fen. Continue straight on onto Oxholme Drove, Fen End Farm is at the very end of the road. Please drive slowly into the yard as there are free range hens and children on site!

Nearest train station or bus links. Nearest train station is Waterbeach. Citi8 bus from Cambridge Bus Station stops in the village.