The Tree Guest House

9 Bar Lane, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BJ, United Kingdom
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Forum Posts

Accomodation in April 2006

by chaska1951

Hi,

My wife and I will move to Cambridge in April. We are starting to look for flats to rent for the whole mouth ,but we are not sure yet in which part of the city we should look. What part of the city are not recommended or less safe? We don't have a car, so we would need an area with a fairly good public transport service.
Also, coming from Granada (Spain), we are not used to go through agencies to rent a flat. We were told that almost everywhere in Europe, people have to deal with agencies to rent a property. Browsing through many agencies website, we realised that there is a lot of fees to pay and that the whole renting process can become really expensive!! Is there a way to avoid these agencies?
If some of you have rented a flat through an agency that they liked and would recommend, this could help us to get a start!


Thank you for helping! :o)

RE: Accomodation in April 2006

by hawkhead

Look at the replies to the previous poster in the Cambridge forum.

RE: Accomodation in April 2006

by MrsTolis

I lived in Cambridge for four years and found it to be an expensive place. Almost London prices really. The closer you are to the centre the higher the rent and the further outside the more infrequent the buses. But one thing Cambridge really is geared up for is bicycles. It's all flat and so easy to get about. there are tons of bike lans and bike parks. Biking is your best option, plus it's cheap! There are tons of agencies in town, but there are all the fees etc, unfortunately if you want a nice place, there isn't much of a way around it.

RE: Accomodation in April 2006

by isabel_riodejaneiro

I lived in Cambridge, as a student, for one year in 2002. I think the south part of the city is better than the north, but more expensive. If you are going to study at the university you can write to the accommodation office and get some help. My family and I rented a detached family house using that service (730 pounds/month). It was an old 3 bedroom house 1 km from the city centre (Queen Edit's Way). Maybe you could rent a flat for 400 pounds in a good place nearby. If you live outside the city price drops, but it is not very easy to get Cambridge if you do not have a car. Good luck!

Travel Tips for Cambridge

Go Punting...

by jrs1234

I have to admit that I haven't done this in years. It's quite a pleasant way to pass a sunny half-day, though, especially if you have someone else who is prepared to push the boat along with the supplied punt pole! If you are feeling wealthy you can get a "chauffeur punt" where a student or a local will push the boat along while feeding you pieces of tourist information of variable accuracy....

Falling in the river, which I've actually had the misfortune to do once, is not recommended!

There are 2 major punt operators, which are Scudamores near Silver Street Bridge, and Tyrells (pictured) by Magdelene Bridge, next to Bridge Street. Scudamores have a web site, which is at:

www.scudamores.com.

At many times through the...

by steventilly

At many times through the Summer there are concerts held in the parks around the city. While we were there in August 2000 there were a series of Jazz concerts. We spent a very pleasant few hours listening to the music on Jesus Green.

CAMBRIDGE SIGHTS

by BerniShand

As Cambridge is a university city you will of course see students, but these were a little special, a group of Kings choristers hurrying through the rain in their traditional uniforms and hats, only enough time to grab the camera and take a quick shot
no time to take a shot of the two Dons who passed us by in their black gowns and caps [called mortar boards, because of the similarity between them and the boards builders use for applying plaster and mortar]
being there as the university year was starting gave us many unusual sights - students carrying piles of book and pulling heavy cases on wheels, one had case in one hand and a huge potted plane in the other, and obviously new students with expressions varying from rabbit-caught-in-the-headlights worry, to elation and to awe at the sight of the world that will be theirs for a few years

Shopping

by Imbi about Shopping

There are many well-known stores in Cambridge such as Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, and Debenhams. There are two main shopping areas in Cambridge: one on the old, traditional marketplace in the city centre, and the other at the new Grafton Centre. The Grafton Centre is a modern covered shopping centre with dozens of shops, including a department store, an eight-screen cinema, and restaurants. The open-air market is held every day except Sunday selling a variety of goods.

There are many other interesting shops around Trinity St, Rose Crescent, Green Street, Benet Street and Mill Rd. King Street and Burleigh Street have a lot of charity shops.

Rent a bicycle

by AcornMan

Although Cambridge is compact enough that visitors can get around fairly easily on foot, the most convenient way to see the city is by renting a bicycle. It seems like there are two bicycles for every person in England, and Cambridge is no exception. Finding a rental is easy and reasonably priced and makes it much easier to get around. The best part is that, unlike in the U.S., it's perfectly acceptable to ride an old piece-of-junk bicycle with a basket on the front in Cambridge. In fact, you'll fit right in!

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