Whilst looking for a property to rent out, we happened across Gothic Cottage and were instantly taken by its charm and character. The cottage was being run as a holiday let, and we wanted to continue to offer this. With over 20 years of living locally, we realised that Huntingdon is ideally located for exploring both the local area and for easy access to explore further afield.
We look forward to welcoming you to Gothic Cottage & the Huntingdon area.
– Rebecca & Thomas
The Cottage and Gothic Revival:
The cottage is a 2-minute walk from the town centre, with a good selection of restaurants and pubs to choose from. Huntingdon Railway Station is approx. a 5-minute walk, with links to London, Peterborough and the North, and the cottage is on the Guided Busway route to St Ives, Cambridge and Addenbrookes Hospital. Road links are good, with quick access to the A1 and A14. Perfectly located to explore both the local area and further afield. Luton and Stansted airports are just under an hour away.
Bedrooms have comfortable, king-sized beds, the modern kitchen is fully equipped to a high standard including washer, dryer & dishwasher and the stylish bathroom offers both a shower or a bath. The separate cosy lounge and dining room offer a laptop-friendly workspace (Virgin Super-fast Wi-fi) and a place to relax and watch TV. To the rear is a sunny, private decked area, equipped with table and chairs and small BBQ.
Gothic Cottage was built in 1826 during the Gothic Revival (or Victorian Gothic) Era. One of the most influential styles of the 19th century, this Era flourished from about 1830 to 1900 and drew on the forms and patterns used in the original Gothic period of the 12th to 15th Century. A combination of serious study and a romantic vision of chivalry and romance were applied to the building style, shown by pointed arches, steep-sloping roofs and decorative tracery.
Two famous London buildings show Gothic Revival architecture at it’s very best – The Palace of Westminster and The Grand Hotel, St Pancras – and whilst Gothic Cottage is not on the scale of these amazing buildings, the lancet windows and the pointed, arched front door with the finial above, are typical features of this style. The cottage is Grade II Listed due to this historical value.