Located in a peaceful conservation area in the heart of Chesterton and close to the river Cam, 5 Chapel Street is a small Georgian townhouse lovingly restored and converted into a welcoming B&B. Our aim is to provide modern comforts in traditional surroundings – ideal for tourists and business travellers.
Our B&B has three guest rooms. There are two small double bedrooms and one larger room with twin beds which "zip and link" to a super-kingsize double. Beds are comfy with excellent quality mattresses. All rooms are furnished with a small desk and equipped with TV and WiFi. Each room has en suite facilities where the water is softened for bathing. You can also make tea or real coffee from filtered water to enjoy with homemade biscuits.
We pride ourselves on a top quality breakfast, using organic ingredients where we can and also featuring the best local suppliers. Bread is either home-baked, from local artisan bakery Stir Cambridge or from the talented Alison McTaggart’s company Bread on a Bike. We offer a home-made granola as well as fresh fruit salad every morning. Tea is loose-leaf and plentiful, while our coffee is roasted locally. Both come from Butterworth and Son in nearby Bury St Edmunds.
We offer a wide choice of cooked breakfast. Our “Full English” features free range Suffolk pork sausages and bacon from the award winning Gog Magog Butchers, with delicious free range eggs from the excellent Radmore Farm Shop. Kedgeree made from Norfolk smoked haddock is a popular alternative. We also serve kippers smoked in Norfolk and served with Mediterranean style fried tomatoes.
Special diets are welcomed and we make an extra effort - our homemade biscuits are gluten free – please advise of any food allergies when you make your booking.
While the UK continues to operate with a high infection rate from Covid-19, we are currently only serving breakfast to one party of guests at any one time. This means that other rooms can only be booked on a "room only" basis. Click here for local cafés that serve breakfast. If you are booking online and find that "room only" is the only option, it is likely that other guests have already reserved a room with breakfast. Should you wish to check, please contact us.
We are well placed almost half way between Cambridge City Centre, just over a mile along the river, and the Cambridge Science Park. Cambridge North Station is a 20-minute walk away or a short bus journey. London Stansted Airport is 35 minutes’ drive from here and there is also a direct train. We are fortunate to have free on-street parking in Chapel Street and round the corner in Church Street. As the road is public, we are unable to guarantee a space for our guests. However, no one has had major problems parking near our house since we opened in 2012.
We are now the proud owners of a little rescue cat who came all the way from Dubai. She is very friendly but also takes the hint from non cat lovers. She is not allowed in guest bedrooms and can be kept out of the breakfast room while you eat, if preferred. She is relatively short haired but if you have a strong allergy, you may prefer to stay away.