For a taste of the city with the seclusion of the country, this exclusive boutique hotel in Cambridge combines farmhouse charm with modish features. A historic watermill past is seen in the oak-beam structure, providing it with a rustic quality, refined by deluxe rooms holding stately four-poster beds. Experience Cambridge from a unique bird’s-eye view by booking a helicopter ride and seeing the city from the skies, starting from the hotel’s greens. If you’d prefer seeing the sites by land, Quy also has its own fleet of hireable bikes.
To recharge after a day’s adventure, book a slot in the Imagine spa for a swim in the indoor heated swimming pool and a soak in the bubbling Jacuzzi. Let the steam room and sauna open your pores and calm your senses, then try a sensory body wrap or massage on the Hammam table.
Located in the old miller’s house, the aptly named Mill House restaurant offers traditional dishes made with avant-garde ingredients, such as the dinner porridge with egg and black pudding or locally acquired pork belly with bacon popcorn. Dine intimately by a crackling open fireplace during winter months or on the chic patio in summer, with its leafy views of the Mill Race river.