Located in the village of Fen Drayton, the Thorn House B&B offers a self contained one bedroom lodge and a self contained one bedroom guest house with free Wi-Fi and free private parking. It is just 15 minutes’ drive from central Cambridge and 5 minutes from St Ives.

The peaceful Thorn House B&B is close to the Fen Drayton Nature Reserve. With beautiful lakes and the River Great Ouse, this area is ideal for bird watching, walking and cycling. Bird watching tours can be arranged in advance with a local expert. The guided busway runs through the reserve, providing easy transport links to St Ives and Cambridge. The bus stop is about 20-25 minutes’ walk from Thorn House.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Free Parking Available On Site

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About Thorn House B&B

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  • Are towels provided at the property?

    Hi. Yes, we do provide towels for our guests. Kind regards, Alex Thorn House

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    Answered on May 22, 2021
  • Are you currently accepting stays for leisure purposes ?

    Hi, We’re following the guidelines set out by the government which allows guests to stay for leisure purposes. It is worth noting that all holiday accommodation in England is self catering only at this current moment :-)

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    Answered on May 5, 2021

Host Info

Host Review Score 9.4

Amenities for the The Guest House - Free parking on premise, Kitchenette with microwave and fridge, Free wireless Internet, Free TV, Double bed with hotel quality cotton sheets, Choice of breakfast, Dining area for two, Two person sofa bed, Tea and coffee making facilities, Walk in shower with underfloor heating. Amenities for the Lodge - Free parking on premise, Free wireless Internet, Free TV, Choice of breakfast, Dining area for two, Two person sofa, King size bed with hotel quality cotton sheets, Choice of breakfast, Tea and coffee making facilities, En suite shower room. Check in times - 4pm - 9.pm Check out time - 10am Location - Fen Drayton is a beautiful and quiet traditional English village with it's origins from the Domesday book (1086 AD) and just 15 minutes from Cambridge by car. It has close links to the A14, Cambridge, St Ives, Fenstanton, Swavesey, Papworth and Huntingdon all of which are easy to navigate to from the village. Fen Drayton is the home of the RSPB Fen Drayton lakes and the great river Ouse. It's a must for bird watchers and everyone who loves the outdoors. Situated in the picturesque countryside, close to the RSPB nature reserve which offers free parking, and at the same time handy for the city of Cambridge, Fen Drayton is home to the Three Tuns pub and just a minutes walk from Thorn House.Dating it's origins from the 16th century it's a perfect location for business lunches or one of the excellent dinners which are served to your table every evening seven days a week. If you fancy afternoon lunch or tea then stop by at Carriages. A renovated series of train carriages in a traditional Victorian train stop serving the finest food during the afternoons. Fen Drayton though peaceful & quiet has much to offer. RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes - www.rspb.org.uk/Fen_Drayton_Lakes Three Tuns Public House - http://the3tuns.co.uk Carriages Restaurant - https://www.carriagestearooms.co.uk/

Thorn House is run by Alexander Francis (with help from his little toddler son, Ollie) . Close to Cambridge city all it's local towns yet based on an picturesque rural back drop of Fen Drayton. With many years experience in hosting properties we know how to look after our guests and look forward to meeting you when you enjoy your stay at Thorn House.

Thorn House is situated near the heart of the sleepy picturesque village of Fen Drayton

Languages spoken: English

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Cambridge Services A14
    2.1 miles
  • Girton Golf Club
    5.9 miles
  • Girton College
    6.8 miles
  • Institute for Manufacturing, IfM, University of Cambridge
    7.9 miles
  • Fitzwilliam College
    8.1 miles
  • Murray Edwards College
    8.3 miles
  • Cambridge Castle
    8.6 miles
  • Robinson College
    8.6 miles
  • Clare Hall
    8.6 miles
  • Cambridge University Library
    8.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Three Tuns Pub
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The Three Tuns Pub
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Carriages Of Cambridge
    0.5 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Carriages Of Cambridge
    0.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Cambridge Science Park
    8.7 miles
  • St John's College
    8.8 miles
  • University of Cambridge
    8.9 miles
  • King's College
    9 miles
  • Cambridge Corn Exchange
    9.1 miles
  • Cambridge Train Station
    10.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Fen Drayton Lakes
    1 miles
  • River The Great Ouse
    1.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cambridge Airport
    10.6 miles
  • London Stansted Airport
    30.7 miles
  • London Luton Airport
    32.2 miles
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Amenities of Thorn House B&B
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Garden view
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Room service
  • Adults only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English
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4:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please be informed that Eviivo company processes payments and per-authorizations for this property.

Please note, pets can only be accommodated in the guests lodge, not the main house.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform Thorn House B&B of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Thorn House B&B

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Thorn House B&B (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at Thorn House B&B include:

    • Bungalow
    • Apartment

  • Check-in at Thorn House B&B is from 4:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Thorn House B&B is 800 feet from the center of Fen Drayton.

  • The prices at Thorn House B&B may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, Thorn House B&B is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Guests staying at Thorn House B&B can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish

  • Thorn House B&B offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Tennis court