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We had the absolute pleasure of staying here for the weekend of our daughter's wedding.
The accommodation was perfect, with the luxurious fixtures and fittings making it a real home from home.
Although we never had the opportunity to meet her personally, Elise was wonderful; communication was fast and very friendly and she went over and above to provide an incredible service - from allowing us to check in early and stay later to leaving a most welcome selection of breakfast items and goodies.
I couldn't recommend this accommodation more highly. Thank you so much Elise.

Response from Elise:
Thank you so much Suzanne for your glowing review. I was sorry not to meet you on this occasion, but delighted you enjoyed your stay and had a great weekend. I do hope you have a chance to return and I have a chance to meet you in the future. All good wishes. Elise.

Suzanne Charles, 

Extraordinarily good
This property is the most beautifully appointed and decorated. Everything you could possibly need or want has been thought of and provided for. It is immaculately clean and so well presented. Elise and her husband are such generous hosts. The kitchen is incredibly well equipped with everything you could possibly need, the bedding is extremely comfortable, the towels fluffy and plentiful. The laundry is awesome. Ideally located and the front garden with its fairy lights was magical. Ample off street parking and just 10 minutes to the centre of Cambridge. Spacious and comfortable for 6 people. We’ve stayed in rental properties all over the world and this has to be one of the best.

Response from Elise:
Thank you Gigi for your glowing review. It was lovely to welcome you all and I am so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the house so much. We do work hard to make sure the house is lovely for our guest and it is very rewarding for us when visitors enjoy their stay. I do hope you have the chance sometime to visit us again . Best wishes. Elise

G Williams, 

We chose Old Pound Yard because of its proximity to Cambridge and ease of commute in for a touristy weekend to celebrate 2 of my oldest/bestest friends 40th Birthday. We were not disappointed. Elise was welcoming and helpful ahead and on our arrival. She was on hand for anything we needed. The village was very pretty and the train station a mere 10 minute stroll and only 1 stop into Cambridge. The property itself was stunning, well kept and Elise thought of everything, the small touches really do make a massive difference. We will definitely be back again and would highly recommend a stay here.

Response from Elise:
Thank you for your lovely comments and I am so glad you had a great weekend at Old Pound Yard. We are only a short hop into Cambridge but benefit from a great village with local amenities. I do hope you have occasion to come again - it would be great to welcome you back. Best wishes Elise.

Anonymous, 

Elise is awesome! She has great communication and is very friendly, as is her husband. The VRBO is adorable, spacious, and very clean. She even stocked it with some nice amenities, such as milk, bread, eggs, and kid's cereal.

Response from Elise:
Thank you for your review Lorrie. I am so glad you all enjoyed your visit and appreciated all the extra touches in the house. It was lovely to meet you all and be part of your special holiday in Cambridge.

Lorrie, 

FIVE STARS PLUS!
This home is amazing, as was the property owner Elise! Communication was excellent and she provided very thorough information and resources about the home’s amenities and local offerings. The home was immaculate and everything was well thought out. The welcome food hamper was much appreciated so we didn’t have to worry about shopping for the next morning’s breakfast when we first arrived! Rooms had plenty of light, were nicely decorated, and the patio and garden were lovely. We stayed during an unusual warm spell and were very happy the bedrooms had fans to make nighttime temperatures more comfortable. We really wanted to play some of the board games but were just too tired after all the sight seeing we did. My son did enjoy the Playstation though. The location was perfect for our needs and the train station was just a ten minute or so walk away. Groceries and dining very close by and the town has a lovely park with playground and is suitable for walks, jogging, picnics, and sports activities. We can’t wait to return!

Response from Elise:
Thank you Kristan for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you and your family and I am so glad you had such a wonderful holiday and really managed to enjoy all the delights of the village and the City of Cambridge. It is great to know you enjoyed the property so much and had such a busy and fun week. I do hope to welcome you again if you are planning another trip to Cambridge.

Kristan Lorey, 

Wow!
Luxury appropriately describes this property. It's a beautifully refurbished cottage with every detail taken into account. The decor is very thoughtfully done. The furnishings are in pristine condition and very comfortable. The place was immaculately clean, the towels were plush and the linens high quality. Elise provided a generous gift basket which supplied us with much of what we needed for breakfast and more. I've never felt so well cared for in a vacation rental. The village was absolutely charming. We ended up trying several restaurants there and enjoyed them all as Elise suggested we would. We enjoyed the location near Cambridge, but out of the hustle and bustle of the city. We would definitely stay again.

Response from Elise:
Thank you Amy for your glowing review. I am so glad you enjoyed the property and all the village had to offer. The village is popular for just the reasons you noted - close to Cambridge but in a quiet location where you can get away from it all. We are very lucky to have so many good eateries within walking distance of the house - sounds like you tried quite a few of them. I do hope you get the chance to return to Cambridge again and would be delighted to welcome you back anytime. Best wishes Elise

Amy, June 2019, 

Amazing house
Myself and five friends stayed here beginning of June. The house was so clean, well kept and furnished to a high standard. The facilities in the house were fantastic. Great location, we got a taxi into Cambridge for £18 (due to needing a bigger one for a mobility scooter) would 100% stay here again!!

Response from Elise:
Thank you for your review Kayley. So glad you all enjoyed the house and had a good weekend. I do hope you all get a chance to come back again sometime. Many thanks. Elise

Kayley. 7 June 2019, 

A lovely weekend
When my husband and I arrived Thursday evening we were greeted by Elise , she showed us around the house and informed us about the important things. The welcome basket was a lovely touch. Then we were joined by our daughter, son in law and our son, As we don't live close to each other the house was a good central point for us to meet, catch up and relax. The house gave us the ability to do this as it was very welcoming and comfortable. The village in which It was located was also lovely with very good small shops, lovely bakery and deli. We would love to visit again and highly recommend it to others. Thank you .

Response from Elise:
Thank you Clare for your review. It was lovely to meet you all and I hope the sweltering heat didn't spoil your stay. So glad you enjoyed the house and all the lovely amenities in our village. Many thanks Elise.

Clare, July 2019, 

Nice place to stay, comfortable, convenient, friendly,.....just great!
We will stay here when we come back!

Response from Elise:
Thank you Robert. It was lovely to meet you all and I am glad you had a lovely stay. Hopefully if you come again we won't all be melting in a heatwave !! Elise.

Robert, 13 July 2018, 

This is a quality house in a quality location, quiet with a great private garden. You cannot go wrong here. There was a wonderful welcome pack, including a bottle of wine, everything you could think of in a house was there. You can really relax and enjoy your holiday. And the pub over the road is great as well.

Response from Elise:
Hello Christopher. Thank you for taking the time to send your comments and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Old Pound Yard. I do hope you have the chance to visit again in the future. Kind regards. Elise

Christopher, 15 June 2018, 

The Photo's can not explain the comfort and luxury stay we have had for our 2 night stay. Elise is such a lovely lady, whom has helped me to prepare for relaxing stay for our business trip. Myself and my colleagues have felt very relaxed at her holiday home, every detail and equipment provided. We most definitely would return and I would highly recommend for a lovely break to Cambridge, far, far nicer then any hotel and only 15 minutes away. Thank you so much for having us.

Response from Elise:
Thank you Camille for your generous review. I am so glad you all had such a comfortable stay and that your trip was so successful. I am delighted that you all appreciated the lovely sanctuary that Old Pound Yard truly is - whether on holiday or resting after a long day at work. I do hope you have a chance to return to us again, it was lovely to meet you. All the best. Elise.

Camille, 12 June 2018, 

Home away from home!!
From the first minute, we were welcomed into this stylish, clean, comfortable home by the owner, who was nothing but helpful and lovely to deal with throughout the whole stay, and lead up to. The cottage facilities were second to none, top quality furnishings and appliances. Cottage configuration worked like a dream, fabulous to have a children's den...in addition to an adult lounge with top entertainment in Sky Q / large tv etc. Great Shelford lovely little village with everything you could ask for... takeaways, restaurants, pubs, convenience stores etc. Wouldn't hesitate to visit again!! Thank you so much!!

Response from Elise:
Thank you for your lovely comments Helen. It was lovely to meet you all and I am so glad you had such a fabulous week. Delighted you enjoyed our TV/Gaming den and were able to enjoy all the local conveniences our village has to offer. Do hope you had a safe journey home and thank you for your visit.

Helen, 18 August 2018, 

Beautiful home perfect for visiting Cambridge
Gorgeous holiday home, perfect for our girly weekend for a special birthday. Owner met us and showed us around and every little thing had been thought of from toiletries to the welcome hamper. Great little village with 2 pubs, a lovely deli, butchers, a couple of take aways and train station which gets you into Cambridge (only 7 minutes) all within walking distance. Would highly recommend!

Response from Elise:
Thank you Louise for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you all and I am so glad you enjoyed your girly weekend. It was lovely to hear you discovered many of the delights of the village too. Best Wishes. Elise.

Louise, 31 August 2018, 

Had a great time with four friends for a birthday celebration. The house was very clean, beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. Lots of space with a lovely garden to soak up the sun. Elise was very friendly and communicated well. She was very understanding when we managed to lock ourselves out!! She even left a hamper and basic provisions for our arrival. Location was perfect - a 10 minute drive to Cambridge Park and Ride (Trumpington) and a short drive to the Orchard Tea room for a delightful afternoon tea. All in all superb accommodation for a perfect birthday weekend. Would definitely recommend!

Response from Elise:
Thank you Jackie for your glowing review. It was great to meet you all and I am so glad you all had a lovely weekend. Thank you too for keeping me on my toes when you locked yourselves out - at least it was easily solved and just added to the fun. I do hope to welcome you again. Best wishes. Elise.

Jackie, 

Elise’s house will forever be the gold standard by which I will judge all other properties. Everything was so thoughtfully considered and first rate. Beautifully decorated and so well equipped, we found everything to love and appreciate about this property. Nothing was missing (maybe a blender?) and so much that we thought would not be there was provided. From the welcome basket with breakfast items, fruit, and a bottle of wine, to dishwasher and laundry detergent, toiletries, and so much more. Thank you Elise. I can’t say enough good things about how special you made out stay.

Response from Elise:
Dear Joy. Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a glowing review - especially after you had such a lot of travelling in the last few days and must be extremely tired. It is very kind of you and much appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Old Pound Yard so much and it would be a great pleasure to welcome you all if you are ever in Cambridge again. It was lovely to meet you all and I will be rushing out to buy a blender for the house in the next few days !. Thank you again for your kindness.

Joy, 

I stayed here for a weekend with friends. It is a great property. Fantastically decorated and well maintained. Plenty of space to park at the rear of the house. The village is really nice with a few pubs and restaurants only a few minutes walk away. It is only a short taxi ride into Cambridge so is conveniently located. I would definitely stay at the house again if I return to the area.

Response from Elise:
Thank you Michael for taking time to send us your review. It was great to meet you and I am glad you all had a great weekend. I look forward to welcoming you again should you visit Cambridge again.

Michael, 

The property was superb - could not be faulted in at way. Everything you need and more!! Very clean and well presented - perfect for our celebration.

Response from Elise:
Thank you Anne for taking the time to send us a review. It was lovely to meet you and I am so glad you enjoyed your weekend at our property. Thank you for being great guests.

Anne, 

Wonderful property. Home from home spotless when we arrived and very welcoming. We had a great time. Elise met us and showed us in she was lovely and very welcoming and helpful re local facilities. A very good welcome hamper was much appreciated. Everything you would ever need was in the property. Garden was beautifully maintained and a pleasure to sit in during the stunning weather we had. Very comfortable. Very relaxing. Great location. Would thoroughly recommend and if in area would have no hesitation in staying again.

Response from Elise:
Thank you for your lovely review Colin. It was lovely to meet you all and I am so glad you all had a lovely weekend and were lucky with the good weather. I am happy you enjoyed the property and all it has to offer. It would be lovely to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes.

Colin, 

Fantastic property for our group weekend away. We had a wonderful weekend, couldn't have asked for more. We will definitely be back again.....!!

Response from Elise:
Thank you for your review Kay. It was lovely to meet you and your guests and I am so glad you had a lovely weekend.

Kay, 

Just spent a lovely weekend at Old Pound Yard. This was our second visit and it was very relaxing as I knew the kitchen was well equipped for cooking and that everyone in our group would be very comfortable in the lounge, bedrooms and bathrooms. The house is immaculate and so tastefully decorated.
We used both the nearby station and the bus link and appreciated lots of car parking space. Stress free travel into Cambridge and into London.
Elise was very kind, and accommodated my additional requests.
Lots to see in the area, so looking forward to going back again in the near future.

Response from Elise:
Thank you Grace for taking the time to send us a review. It is a pleasure to welcome new guests to our property and extra special when people choose to come back again. It was lovely to welcome you back and know that you all had a great weekend. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to any future visits.

Grace, 

Excellent accommodation!! Our group of three mature (matter of opinion) couples stayed for four nights in March 2018, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The house is well equipped, spacious, tastefully decorated and is handy for both bus and train trips into central Cambridge. The house is private with little overlooking, there is good attention to detail in the furnishings and equipment, the bedding is very comfortable, and there is parking (not easily available in self catering accommodation in central Cambridge)

Would we stay here again ? Undoubtedly yes..
Stuart

Response from Elise:
Thank you Stuart for your lovely comments. I am so glad you all enjoyed your visit and appreciated all the benefits our property and its location have to offer. It was lovely to welcome you and thank you for choosing to stay at Old Pound Yard.

stuart quin, 

A brilliant location for exploring Cambridge and the surrounding area. Good transport links. A beautifully decorated house which was well equipped to a high standard by a very thoughtful owner. Would definitely return. Alison

Response from Elise:
Thank you Alison for taking the time to send us your review. I am so glad you all had a lovely weekend and do hope to welcome you back in the future. Elise

Alison E, 

Amazing accommodation...owner had thought of everything to cater for our needs. Brilliant communication through out and would definitely recommend ...you will not be disappointed. Five stars well deserved thank you.

Response from Elise:
Thank you so much Michelle for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our property. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime. Elise.

Michelle L., 

Lovely house with every conceivable amenity to make your stay comfortable in a pretty location convenient for Cambridge. Would definitely recommend.

Response from Elise:
Thank you Lindsey. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope you had a great time exploring Cambridge. Thank you for being such great guests. Elise.

Lindsey H., 

Great property, very clean and modern with all the comforts of home. Will definitely stay again.

Response from Elise:
Thank you Ian. So glad we were able to provide a comfortable base for your working week. We look forward to welcoming you again. Elise.

Ian J., 

First of all The House is absolutely gorgeous, it is so clean and fresh you would think you were the first people to ever stay there. Beds are comfy, slept like a log. The local area is divine, offering a peaceful little haven, but with a Pub and little shops for all you need to escape your daily life. Then Cambridge itself is just fab....go see for yourself. Perfect!!!

Response from Elise
Thank you so much for your review and I am so glad you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you and thank you for choosing to stay at Old Pound Yard. Elise.

B.U., 

Fantastic property, can't fault at all. Will stay at again in a heart beat. The property has everything needed for a short (or long stay), nice garden and all things in the house you need. Great tv, kitchen, showers etc 2 very good local pubs, amazing Indian restaurant and train station walking distance. Will be back for sure."

Response from Elise:
Thanks for the review Andrew. So glad you had a great weekend and enjoyed the delights of our property and the great amenities in the village. Thank you for looking after the house so well and we do hope to welcome you back if you are planning another stay in Cambridge. Kind regards. Elise."

Andrew S., 

Lovely house perfect location - seven minute train journey into Cambridge. Two pubs over the road and local shops five minute walk away. Had a really good weekend."

Response from Elise:
So glad you all enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of our great location. Hopefully next time you come the weather will be kinder and you can spend more time in the garden. Thank you for your improvement suggestion in the bathroom. We will get on to that right away. It was lovely to meet you and thank you for being such lovely guests. Elise."

Stephanie B., 

Beautiful 3 bedroom house with lovely enclosed garden. Every need has been considered from the well- equipped kitchen to the tasteful furnishings in every room. Thank you Elise for such thought and care. Short walk to two pubs and a small grocery store. Bank, Deli etc. also in the village. Short drive to larger supermarkets and Cambridge."

Response from Elise:
"Thank you Angela for taking the time to send us a review and we are so glad you appreciated all the house has to offer. We hope the space and tranquility of Pound Yard helped to charge your batteries for the rest of your travels. It was lovely to welcome you and your family and thank you for being such great guests. Elise.

Angela E., 

This property is brilliant and the owner really looks after you and understands what you need, especially on arrival. The place itself is very clean, well decorated with everything you need. We could not fault it."

Response from Elise:
"Thank you for taking the time to send your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you too for being great guests and for looking after our property so well. Many thanks, it was lovely to meet you. Regards. Elise.

Paul F., 

Stunning property that has been done up beautifully. Rooms were comfy and the welcome hamper was a lovely touch! Elise is so accommodating and we had a fabulous weekend Highly recommended property that we couldn't fault"

Response from Elise
"Thank you Louise for your lovely review. I am delighted you all had such a wonderful weekend. The glorious weather certainly helped. Thank you for being lovely guests and I do look forward to welcoming you all again in the future. Kind regards. Elise.

Louise D, 

My family stayed at Old Pound Yard for a weekend whilst visiting Cambridge. The house is obviously very newly decorated to a very high standard and is immaculate. The kitchen is kitted out with high quality appliances and is well supplied with everything you need to cook or bake. The décor is completely co-ordinated throughout with lovely art and lighting features. There is lots of space for 6 people to lounge around the house, sit in the very large garden or sleep! With 6 people it is good to have the two bathrooms and the cloakroom downstairs. The owner is very thoughtful and has tried to think of everything you may need for a comfortable stay. She lives next door, so if anything more is needed, she is available. It is very accessible to Cambridge which is a short drive away or better still the train is close by! I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Cambridge and intend to return myself!"


Response from Elise:

"It was lovely to meet you all and thank you for your kind review. Thank you for appreciating all the work we have put into making our property a special place to visit. Your feedback is very important to us as we are really keen to create a lovely place for our guests to stay. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. All good wishes. Elise

Grace A., 

The house was very well appointed, the owners had really thought about what we might need and provided extras not always found in holiday let properties e.g. a welcome hamper and spare toiletries. The house is located on the edge of Cambridge but in a village with a variety of pubs, restaurants and shops. We had a lovely stay."

Response from Elise:

"Thank you very much for taking the time to send us a review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely that you enjoyed visiting our local pub and appreciated all that Shelford has to offer as well as enjoying your visit to the Duxford Air Show. We do hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards. Elise.

Jan W., 

Thank you for such a wonderful stay. We all loved the house. Such a lovely place to come and spend a weekend away. Everything about our stay at the house was wonderful!
Elise was incredibly helpful from the start offering us information sheets on how to travel to the house, what facilities there were and local information.
The house is beautifully furnished with everything you could possibly need and more - even a cake stand for our afternoon tea!
Each room is beautiful with stylish decor and the garden is lovely and has a patio to sit out on.
We were welcomed with a hamper of goodies and a fridge with all the basics which was very generous.
There are shops and a pub nearby plus the train to Cambridge is a few minutes walk away.

I cannot recommend a stay here enough, we only wish we had stayed for a week instead of just the weekend!
Thank you for a memorable weekend away,"
Grace


Response from Elise :

"Thank you Grace for your lovely comments. We are genuinely happy that you all had a great weekend and enjoyed your stay. We would be delighted to welcome you back if you are ever planning another trip to Cambridge. Kind regards. Elise.

Grace, Oscar, Ashley, Paul, Janet & Chris,