Wildflower Wagon


Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

A wagon in wildflowers, plus a woodfired bath in a woodland (all the Ws! Sleeps 2).

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Alfresco tub

Eco conscious

EV charging


Private garden

Swimming pool

Walk to a pub



Space & setting.

This gorgeous wagon has already lived 2 previous lives: the first as a railway carriage, the second as a lambing shed. Now over 100 years old, it’s been reborn a 3rd time as something rather more beautiful. Encircled by wildflowers, it sits on the edge of a woodland with huge views over fields, part of a countryside farm and sister property to the Waterlily cabin; book both and come with friends (if you can decide who gets which hideaway). The interiors are simple, rustic-luxe at its best — a restored barrel ceiling, antique furniture and vintage signs married with a feather duvet, modern lamps and a chic kitchenette. Best of all, a curtained, wood-fired bath hidden in a woodland clearing behind — so romantic. Hire their e-bikes to zip along the cycle path into Cambridge for golden architecture and great shopping. Or just stay rural: walk along the pretty River Cam and around the Grantchester meadows, stopping for coffees, ice creams and pub lunches.

Getting here: drive, or train to Cambridge then taxi (5 miles).

“The railway wagon has always sat on our land; when the local railways closed, their wagons were sold to farms in the area for animal housing/storage. In the third lockdown we decided our sheep could live elsewhere! A local guy restored the shell and we fitted out the interior with a vintage vibe. Although a long way from the West Country, GWR had to feature as my grandfather proudly worked for them all his life in Covent Garden.” Owner Jo

My Kip favourites

She loves
“Soaking in the outdoor bath at sunset, watching the stars come out.”

We love
The retro deckchairs under the apple trees and beside the swimming pond; such peaceful spots to soak up the sun and let your mind idle.

You may not love
Swimming hours in the pond are restricted (2-4pm daily) as it ‘belongs’ to the Waterlily cabin. Sorry, no dogs or children.

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  • "Great stay, very cosy, and nothing was too much trouble - we had a few issues starting the outside bath which were all sorted very quickly! The cooked breakfast was delicious too."

    November 2023
  • "We absolutely loved our stay in the Bluebell Wagon. Jo and Tim are fantastic hosts with an incredible eye for detail from the decor down to the homemade toiletries. The wagon is cosy and has everything you could need. The kits to make pizzas and a fire pit dinner are full of delicious, locally sourced ingredients and are fun to make! The real star of the show is the bath! Taking a soak under the stars was an incredible experience. We stayed in for ours! We really can’t fault our stay and will definitely be back again soon!"

    Mandeep, December 2021


“We have solar panels, an EV charging point, and the food we serve is locally sourced where possible. We carried out much of the building work and all of the decorating, sewing and repurposing of furniture ourselves. I try hard not to buy anything new (aside from top-quality mattresses, bedding and towels), and to keep our waste and energy consumption as low as possible.”


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    Grantchester Meadows
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    E-bikes available to hire
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    Cambridge street
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  • Zip into Cambridge (5 miles along a cycle path from the village) for a mooch around the museums, galleries and independent shops, then have a delicious lunch on Benet St. Or punt down the Cam and soak up the sights from the water.
  • Stroll through the Grantchester meadows, a pretty 5-mile circular walk from the village centre. There are plenty of spots for a wild swim en route.
  • Sink into a deckchair under the apple trees at Orchard Tea Garden – this Cambridge institution has been serving up cream teas here for over a century.
  • Duxford Imperial War Museum is a short drive away, its enormous hangars filled with incredible aircraft. Climbing aboard a WW2 Lancaster is an unforgettable experience.
  • The area is full of historic homes and estates. Wimpole Hall has 600 acres of beautiful parkland and a rare breed farm. Jacobean-style Anglesey Abbey is particularly lovely in winter, when snowdrops fill its gardens.
  • You can walk or cycle along boardwalks at Wicken Fen, a wetland nature reserve with masses of birds.
  • Book ahead for Sunday roast at The Three Horseshoes, a pretty thatched pub a couple of miles away in Madingley.


  • Old railway wagon on the edge of woodland, part of a 5-acre farm
  • Open-plan interior warmed by a woodburner
  • Kingsize bed with feather duvet and linen bedding
  • Ensuite toilet and sink; toiletries, hairdryer and bathrobes provided
  • Woodland clearing with wood-fired bath
  • Hot outdoor shower under a tree
  • Swimming pond open 2pm-4pm
  • E-bikes available to hire on request
  • Kitchenette: fridge, kettle, Nespresso, toaster, basics; firepit with tripod grill outside
  • Home-baked Continental breakfast included
  • Deli platters, pizza kits and firepit grill kits (meat/veggie/mix) available on request to make cooking simple
  • Covered terrace with table and chairs
  • Board games, candles, binoculars, books, and radio
  • Broadband internet
  • Sorry, no pets or children allowed
  • The owner lives on-site; text if you need her
  • Walk to gastro pubs; drive to farm shops and a supermarket (3km)
  • Booking conditions: a 2-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: lightly – there’s minimal storage! Bring swimmers and bikes so you can cycle into the city

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30% deposit, with the balance due 7 days prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ days prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 7 days of stay.


Unfortunately not. We do love them and have one of our own who you might meet, but our site is not securely fenced.

Our retreats and suites are adults only, though babes in arms are welcome. We can provide a travel cot. We just ask that you respect that other guests may be enjoying a child-free break.

Not necessarily! We have recently seen an increase in the number of guests who arrive by train and a taxi from Cambridge station. There are a few buses into Cambridge from just outside our gate or a more frequent service a short walk away. Ubers and cabs are about £15-20 into the city centre, or you can just chill out here, preordering food packs and two pubs within walking distance.

Cambridge is the perfect city for exploring on 2 wheels. It is about 5 miles into the city centre from here. If you would like to bring your own bikes, there is plenty of space to secure them outside each space. Alternatively hire our ebikes for the day.

All our spaces have good fibre broadband wifi, so you can keep in touch. The mobile signal is not always great for some networks though so do enable wifi calling or use WhatsApp.

We love it when guests book in for a special celebration and are happy to help. We have birthday bunting that we can pop up in your space as a little surprise and lots of treats you can preorder to have waiting for your loved one. Hand-tied bouquets of flowers, delicious Italian patisserie cakes, bottle of fizz and balloons can all be arranged through our local suppliers. Please contact us once you have made a booking.

All our spaces have a small kitchenette to prepare breakfast and light snacks but not an oven or hob.

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