There's plenty of places to explore in the area, from pretty riverside villages such as the Hemingfords and Houghton & Wyton, to the bustling market towns of Godmanchester, St Ives and St Neots. We're also within easy reach of the university city of Cambridge, just half an hour by car (or try the busway, which connects Huntingdon, St Ives and Cambridge.
We've detailed below some local activities, attractions and places of interest for our guests:
Walking: there are numerous opportunities for exploring the local area on public footpaths
Cycling: there are lots of country roads around that are safe for cyclists (Staughton Moor is on a popular cycle route!) Cycles can be hired from Grafham Water where you can enjoy a circular route around the reservoir.
Golf: St Neots, Wyboston and Colmworth Golf Clubs are all a 15 minute drive away. Travel a little bit further and you will find additional clubs in Bedford, Brampton and Abbotsley.
Bird / Nature Watching: Paxton Nature Reserve is host to a wide variety of birds, insects, mammals and flora and is open for visitors all year round.
Horse Riding: The College Equestrian Centre is a short drive away - they host several premier shows throughout the year.
Swimming: If you fancy a swim Kimbolton School Swimming Pool is open to the public (subject to the school timetable); if you fancy travelling a bit further afield, then the Peterborough Lido has three heated outdoor pools.
Aqua Park: Trampolines, huge slides, balance beams, swings and more on this fun-filled challenge at Wyboston Lakes.
LOCAL PLACES TO VISIT
Kimbolton Castle - open mornings on the first Sundays or March and November.
St Andrew's Church, Kimbolton - a medieval building with later additions including monuments to the Montagu family and a Tiffany window. Guided tours are available by arrangement and tours of the historic village can also be booked.
Grafham Water - sailing and watersports, cycling, fishing, Segway and Tumble live action gaming.
The Manor, Hemingford Grey - one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain; famous as the house of Green Knowe in Lucy Boston's classic children's books.
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens - discover over 8,000 plant species from all over the world.
The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon - learn about the life and legacy of Huntingdon's most famous character, Oliver Cromwell. The museum is located in the building where he went to school.
Hinchingbrooke Country Park - 170 acres of open grasslands, mature woodland and lakes. Parkrun every Saturday!
Houghton Mill (National Trust) - the last surviving mill on the River Great Ouse able to produce stone ground flour from a water-powered wheel. Delicious scones and cakes in the tea room!
Buckden Towers - listed in the Domesday Survey of 1086, historic home of the Bishops of Lincoln.
The Shuttleworth Collection - aeronautical and automotive museum.
Cambridge - the university city with too much going on to list here!
A BIT FURTHER AFIELD...
London: it's just over an hours journey to London (15 minutes to St Neots train station plus 50 minute train ride, or a car drive straight down the A1)
Oxford: a car journey of just over 1.5 hours
Bicester Shopping Village: About an 1.5 hours drive in the car