- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
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. We can’t accommodate tents, tipis or yurts wider than 5 metres in their shortest dimension.
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).
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.
Next to the Apple Hut is the Shower Shack, which has a compost toilet, wash basin and shower with hot and cold running water.
Electricity is not available in our accommodation, 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. Please note that we do not offer electric hook-ups.
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 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.
We think that once you are on the farm, you will not want to leave! But should you wish to explore, there is plenty to do. 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 a fantastic 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 at weekends; 1 night stays available Mon-Thurs.
About The Orchard at Fen End Farm
Suitable ForGlampers, 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.
NearbyThe 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 & DrinkStock 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.
The Orchard at Fen End Farm is located at Oxholme Drove, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire CB24 8UP
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.