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The Old Post Office - Hilton Hall

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Hilton Hall
High Street
PE28 9NE

Tel: 01480 831721

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Provider Preferences

  • Celebrity connection - Hilton Hall was the home of Bunny and Angelica Garnett of the Bloomsbury set. Angelica was the daughter of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. As the Cambridge base for this infamous and interesting group, it was visited by friends and family members such as: Virginia Woolf, her sister, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and TE Lawrence, among others.
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Hilton Hall was built in 1600, reputedly by a member of the Walpole family. Subsequently all but one of its windows was replaced with Georgian sash windows, affording much more light though changing massively the overall appearance. The dovehouse behind the main building is thought to have been built earlier to serve an earlier house. The cottage called The Old Post Office has been a home, a shop and a post office, before being fully restored in 2012. It sits on the edge of Hilton Hall grounds. The property was owned by three generations of the Garnett family, famously by David (Bunny) Garnett of Bloomsbury and literary fame.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Because of stairs, we advise caution and supervision of children of 5 and over. There is one single bed upstairs, with bed linen, and a cot can be provided if needed - you would need to bring your own bedding for the cot. We have a swing and chute for young children.

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking - There is a space to unload / load just by the cottage; and a village car-park at the end of the short lane on which the cottage sits.

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking - At Monach Farm in the village there is a riding school. The farm sells wonderful goats milk ice-cream and cheeses, and meat from their farm animals - goat, lamb and beef.


  • Food shop - Hilton has a village shop which is also a post office, and supermarkets are nearby in St Ives and Huntingdon.
  • Restaurant - The Prince of Wales in the village serves a range of bar foods for lunch and dinner, most days. Call 01480 830257. There is an Indian restaurant, The Shilpa, in Papworth Everard, 2 miles away - call 0148 839999. We are well served with a variety of village bar/restaurants nearby and more in the market town of St Ives, as well as in Cambridge. Please ask for details.

Payment Methods

  • Deposit Reqired

Room / Unit Features

  • Microwave
  • Sleeps 2
  • TV/DVD Player
  • Units available with real log/coal fires - A wood burning stove is operational in the living area, in addition to underfloor heating. Logs and instructions are available on request.

Establishment Features

  • Garden/patio for guests use - The cottage has a south-facing patio at the edge of Hilton Hall gardens.
  • Launderette - There is a washing machine in the kitchen area and an outdoor rotary drier.
  • Linen available free of charge

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly - We aim to use only eco-friendly products in maintaining the cottage, plus low energy lighting and energy efficient heating. The materials used to decorate the cottage are traditional, such as limewash walls and stone and brick flooring. We request visitors to separate their waste materials in line with local recycling guidelines.

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Room / Unit Features: Cottage

  • Central Heating
  • Colour Television
  • Drying Facilities
  • Freezer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Radio
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Washing Machine

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