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Institute of Astronomy


Nestled within the serene grounds of the Institute of Astronomy in West Cambridge, The Gardener's Cottage offers delightful guesthouse accommodation, exclusively available for visitors to the department. The cottage boasts a tranquil and homely atmosphere, providing shared lodging for a peaceful stay just west of Cambridge

Gardener's Cottage - Front View

Strategically positioned for easy access to the Institute of Astronomy, The Gardener's Cottage is conveniently connected to central Cambridge via a short bus ride. It features four well-appointed guest rooms, including two twin rooms and two single rooms, all tastefully furnished to ensure a comfortable and cozy stay.

Gardener's Cottage - Twin Bedroom

Gardener's Cottage - Single Bedroom

Guests can make use of convenient facilities, such as a communal kitchen, two shared shower rooms, and a laundry room. Stay connected with complimentary WiFi and enjoy entertainment with freeview TVs available in each bedroom. A phone is also provided for local calls.

Gardener's Cottage - Communal Kitchen

Gardener's Cottage - Communal Kitchen

Gardener's Cottage - Downstairs Shower Room

Gardener's Cottage - Upstairs Shower Room

To kickstart your day, help yourself to a wholesome breakfast at your leisure, comprising a selection of cereals, tea, coffee, fruit juices, bread, and jam.

Situated a mere 1.5 miles from the town center, The Gardener's Cottage offers peaceful lodging amidst the Institute of Astronomy's picturesque surroundings. A short stroll across Madingley Road leads to the University's West Cambridge site, granting easy access to departments along JJ Thomson Avenue. Convenient transportation options include regular bus services and nearby park and ride facilities. Alternatively, you can take a pleasant 30-minute walk into the town center.

Gardener's Cottage - location

For the utmost convenience, rooms are competitively priced at £45 per night for single occupancy and £60 per night for double occupancy. To check availability and make reservations, kindly reach out to the Institute of Astronomy reception at