The Wild Barn is a 400 year old listed converted barn in the pretty village of Orwell, 10 minutes drive from Cambridge and very close to the Wimpole Estate. The village pub is just 100m from us and provides refreshments and dining.
Orwell is not served by good public transport, so ideally you need to have your own in private transportation. You can park in our drive. In the room is a list of phone numbers to local taxis.
We list one bedroom with a king-size bed which accommodates two people.
In case you bring an extra member of the family we can accommodate one person or two children in the extra bedroom.
The listed price per bedroom and not per person.
Guests have access to dining room and sitting room areas downstairs.
If you need to arrive before 6 PM we provide you with a code to the key locker if we cannot be in the house at your time of arrival.
We will be always present the next morning to offer you breakfast.
Most of our guests come over the weekend to attend weddings and other venues in the area. We are aware that weddings are usually in the afternoon and guests would like to check in before the event to leave their luggage and get dressed. Thus, if you need to arrive before our established, check-in time ( 6PM) and we are not at home, we will provide you with the code to the key locker and explain how to navigate the house.
We do NOT accept guest without AirBnB rating.
About Pets: Service animals allowed.
If you are travelling with service animals such as guide dogs, please be aware that we have 2 resident cats which are very fearful of dogs. Your dogs are allowed in the house downstairs as long they don't run after our cats. But I am aware that service dogs are well trained. We love animals, but scent of strange animals can be stressful for resident cats. If you bring a cat we provide cat litter but your cat could run away through the cat flap to our garden which is always open to provide free access to our cats.
Our cats are also afraid of young children. So if you bring small children, please make sure they don't attempt to pull the cat's tails or run after them.
Anabela is a biologist and academic working on animal behaviour, welfare and ethics. She is the founding executive director of Cambridge e-Learning Institute (
She was born in Portugal, lived in Scandinavia where she did her PhD in Freshwater Ecology and moved to the UK in 1996 where she married Chris and established permanent residence in Cambridge.
She loves animals, intellectual discussions based on science and philosophy. She is presently running workshops on Critical Thinking for private organisations and Higher Education. She has travelled all over the world and is especially keen of tropical places, such as the Amazon.
She is involved in providing support and consultancy to animal welfare and conservation organisations.
Moto "Everything in life is open to rational analysis"