There isn’t a huge amount of accommodation within spitting distance of the farm – if you want to stay close, your best bet is to look at the list of B&Bs recommended on the South Farm website.

The other best options are either:

  • CAMBRIDGE – prettier – and we’ve arranged for a coach to pick people up and return them to the town centre before & after the celebrations (for details see here). Also, we hope to grab a drink in a pub somewhere in town on the Sunday lunchtime. So if anyone’s still around before heading to the airport for our honeymoon, you’re more than welcome to join us. You can find a list of hotels & B&Bs in Cambridge here. As I understand it, the closest ones to the Backs are the University Arms, the Crowne Plaza & the Doubletree Hilton, but it’s up to you. We have also reserved a number of rooms at the Holiday Inn in case everywhere starts filling up – for more details, see below.
  • ROYSTON – closer – around 15-20 mins by taxi. We recommend you book your taxis in advance – from Royston, South Farm recommend two firms: MELTAX (01763244444) or BUTLERS (01763 212223). You can find a list of hotels & B&Bs in Royston here.
  • CAMPING – no travelling (but potentially wetter!) – for those who don’t mind roughing it a bit, there is also the opportunity to camp at South Farm for £5 per person. All you need is to bring your own tent (or caravan!) and you won’t have to even think about getting home after the festivities! We will supply more information on this in due course but if you’d like any further information at this point, just give us a shout.

Holiday Inn, Lake View, Cambridge

We have managed to reserve 25 rooms at the Holiday Inn, Lake View, Bridge Road, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9PH (be warned: there are 2 Holiday Inns in Cambridge!). This isn’t the most central hotel, but if accommodation starts looking a bit thin or the costs elsewhere rise, it might be a good option. The quotes rate is £93.74 bed and breakfast per room per night. This rate is inclusive of vat and use of their health club.

You will be able to book one of these rooms until 30th August, you just have to call the reservations department (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) on 0871 942 9015 option 7 and quote the reference “SAH” (as in Saumarez & Hopkinson!).


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