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Front of house
Peaceful Orchard
Dining room
South lawn and side of house
Enter the house through our grand hallway - complete with piano
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Sweeping staircase
Large grassy areas for play or relaxation
House in the sunshine
Peaceful Orchard
Dining room

Burwell House, Burwell, Cambridgeshire

Sleeps 2 - 60 11 Bedrooms 60 Dining

Large group rental accommodation within big grounds, sleeping up to 60 near Cambridge for family get togethers

Residential venue for organisations and groups of families and friends

The Centre:

Burwell House is a superb location for a huge range of groups, events and courses, providing a very flexible service throughout the year. In recent times we have been a successful venue for schools, adult and youth music, arts and drama courses, religious retreat, family reunions, group holidays and wedding receptions.


A number of different rooms, including 2 large lounges (with TV/DVD/Stereo/Wi-Fi) & a classroom area. These rooms can be used very flexibly and are all ideal for games, meetings, rehearsals or other activity space. The house also has a dining room, conservatory & large kitchens, as well as many toilets. One of the lounges can be converted into a bedroom for guests that are not able to access the upstairs bedrooms and this room has its own accessible hygiene suite. In addition to this there are two additional activity/meeting rooms adjacent to the building - both of which can be made available for visitors if required.


Self-catering groups have access to our large professionally equipped kitchen, with large ovens, hobs & hot cupboards. There is plenty of fridge, freezer & food preparation space.


Accessed via an impressive sweeping staircase, the upstairs of the house has 60 beds in 11 rooms ranging from small 2-3 bedded rooms to larger dormitory rooms with bunk beds. Groups not wishing to use any upper bunks have 37 single beds or lower bunks in total. All rooms have modern toilet and shower facilities nearby.


3 acres of landscaped gardens surround the property, containing much of interest, with a lawns, orchard, meadow area, wildlife pond & many seating areas. There are various sculptures and pieces of play equipment dotted around the garden, a hard standing suitable for games and secure car parking for more than 30 cars.


The village of Burwell has a good range of shops including a butcher, baker, 3 small supermarkets and a chemist. There are a range of takeaways & excellent pubs. There is also a wonderful museum & a range of churches, as well as easy access to nearby attractions, such as Anglesey Abbey, Wicken Fen, Newmarket races & Cambridge.


Dog Friendly

No pets.


For those that require it, we can convert a downstairs room into a bedroom, with close access to the fully accessible hygiene suite.


Free Wi-Fi is available. This covers most of the house, upstairs and downstairs. Excellent mobile phone reception and 4G.


Professionally equipped commercial kitchen with large ovens, hot cupboards, hobs and dishwasher, large fridges and a freezer and lots of prep. space

Dining Room

The dining room and adjacent conservatory provide enough space for more than 60 visitors to eat together. A large gazebo - seating 40 - adjoins this.

Sitting Room

2 lounges, the largest of which can seat 50 people on reception/conference seating. Other set ups are possible or all furniture removed if required.

TV and Music Facilities

TV and DVDs are provided in each of the lounges and the main lounge has a small music system (and disco light!). CDs and DVD's are not provided.

Games Room

No games room - though there is loads of space for outdoor play!

Heating and Open Fires

The house is equipped with modern, state of the art gas fired heating. This provides a warm & cosy atmosphere even in the depths of winter.


11 upstairs bedrooms - 7 dormitory style (sleeping 14, 12, 7, 5, 5, 5, 4) and 4 smaller bedrooms with single beds (sleeping 2, 2, 2, 1).


Provided, including duvets and pillows (but not towels)


There are 11 modern showers (including fully accessible hygiene suite on the ground floor), and a large number of toilets situated all over the house.

Children's Facilities

3 acres of fabulous garden to explore, let off steam, clamber, hide, play, invent and make dens! High chair available in dining area.


The 3 acres of mature gardens contain many trees, large lawns, and a fully-enclosed pond. We have some noise restrictions due to our village location.

Swimming Pool

None on site. Swimming Pool facilities available nearby in Ely, Newmarket and Cambridge.


On site secure parking available for 30 cars, as well as plenty of safe roadside parking outside the gates.


Designated smoking area in the car park.

Booking Information

Very flexible, self catering pricing, based on: £1940 per 2 night stay for youth groups or £2100 + VAT for commercial groups or families, plus £450 each additional night (+ VAT if applicable).

Show Availability

Please contact the owner for availability dates


Located 10 miles to the North East of Cambridge, Burwell House is easily accessible, via the A14 and A11, from many parts of the Country.

  • Service 10 from Cambridge to Newmarket. Bus stop approx 100 metres from house.
  • Cambridge Train Station, Ely Train Station, Newmarket Train Station - all within 30 minutes drive.
  • Newmarket about 20 minutes drive. Ely about 30 minutes drive. Cambridge about 30 minutes drive.
  • Small Co-op Supermarket - 200 metres. Large Tesco and Waitrose in Newmarket (15 mins drive).
  • The Anchor Pub, The Fox Pub, Spice Cottage Indian Restaurant, The Handy Plaice, Elk Coffee Shop. All within 5 minutes walk.
  • London Stansted.

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This venue is available for Youth & School Trips

Youth & School Trips

Groups have sole use of our 3 acre garden and beautiful 18th Century house, with a variety of rooms and workspaces. We are regularly used for religious, spiritual, music, drama and sports clubs.

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Please contact the owner for availability dates.

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