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Westminster College Cottages, Cambridge

University residence

Westminster College is situated in the heart of Cambridge making it suitable for both leisure breaks and business trip. The college is easily accessible from major road networks. The city centre and its main attractions are within a 3-minute walk from the college.

The college has two self-contained fully furnished cottages on-site, on a self-catering basis, which accommodate couples and are available for short or long stays. Cottages are available for a minimum of two nights. 

On-site car parking is very limited and is operated on a Pay and Display basis. Where possible, guests are advised to utilise Madingley Road Park and Ride or alternative public car parks in the nearby vicinity.

Check in: 12:00 (12:00pm) - 17:00 (5:00pm) (arrivals may be allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted however this is subject to availability)

Check out: 10:00 (10:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

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Free WiFi


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Based on 42 reviews
Westminster College Cottages, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Clean tidy and enjoyable space. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The setting is unusual making for a very interesting stay, the view into the grounds at night is magical. The space in the cottage is perfect base, for making a meal if you wish to and for relaxing away from the bustle of...

Westminster College Cottages, Cambridge

4.8 5 0.5

The Garden Cottage was so lovely and spacious! Nicola who checked me in was kind & made me feel comfortable. The only reason I marked down “overall experience” is because no one told me there was going to be a wedding on the grounds that night- the festivities went ALL night & were very loud. It...

Westminster College Cottages, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Initially I booked online and when I had to make some additions the Westminster College admin team dealt with everything smoothly and efficiently. The cottage and environs exceeded our expectations and Emma the kindly chatelaine had left us an annotated map of Cambridge with some exceedingly usef...

Westminster College Cottages, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

In these exceptional times it was wonderful to be able to stay once more in this fabulous college. Covid precautions were excellent and help was readily available. (Our only grumble is room specific: it’s the hardest mattress we’ve yet encountered, so sleep wasn’t great. Please think about cha...

Westminster College Cottages, Cambridge

4.3 5 0.5

Westminster cottages are a delightful haven tucked away behind the college. When not in use by the college guests, it is lovely to stay there. This is our fifth visit. So close to town, with a beautiful walk in or via the Backs. Especially good to get away for a few days after our last lockdown.

Westminster College Cottages, Cambridge

4.8 5 0.5

Need a mattress pad on the sofa bed. You can feel the springs. Do you want us it was not comfortable ( we used for our 8year old child) but it would easily be made more comfortable

Westminster College Cottages, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

We loved staying here. Lovely little separate cottage. Perfectly clean. Felt great for safety ref Covid. Perfectly placed for Cambridge. Thanks for a great stay xx

Westminster College Cottages, Cambridge

4.0 5 0.5

Really nice self contained accommodation. A peaceful haven to come back to at the end of the day.

Westminster College Cottages, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Great value for money, lovely staff and very clean! Great location too. We will be back :)

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Facilities & information


18th century buildings

Private parking (charge)

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No smoking

3 Star Official Rating

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Garden furniture


Luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Clothes dryer

Washing machine


Central heating


Electric hob





Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Madingley Rd, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CambridgeCB3 0AA, United Kingdom

Check In: From 2.00pm on the day of arrival

Check Out:  By 10.00am on the day of departure

 Guests are asked to please advise the college if they will be arriving earlier than the allotted check-in time.

Directions: Westminster College is located just a moment’s walk north-west of the Cambridge City Centre, on the mini-roundabout at the junction of Madingley Road, Queens’ Road and Northampton Street. 

By Car:

Please note that the car park is currently regulated as below: 

All-day – Pay and Display All day £10. half day £5.

Although the College is easily accessible from the major road networks (A14 and M11), parking on-site remains extremely limited and there is no guarantee of spaces. 

Additionally, Cambridge gets very congested during peak times and access by car might not be the fastest mean of transport. Therefore, when possible, guests are strongly encouraged to use public transport and/or alternatively park around the College, such as Madingley Road Park and Ride, Pound Hill parking or Castle Hill pay and display.

Further details about alternative parking can be found on the college website.

Please do not hesitate to contact the college for more information.

By Rail:

Cambridge Station is about a 35 – 45 minute walk from the college. Buses run every 8 minutes into the centre of Cambridge and taxis are available for hire. By bus/coach: The College is about a 15-minute walk through the city from Drummer Street Bus Station. A taxi from the station to the college will cost around £10.

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