Highfield Farm Touring Park
- Long Road, Comberton, Cambridge, CB23 7DG
- Proprietor Mr B H Chapman
- Season 1st April to 31st October
- Telephone 01223 262 308
- Fax 01223 262 308
|Opening dates||1st April to 31st October|
Cambridgeshire, East England
Highfield Farm is a quiet and peaceful touring park that covers some eight acres. It is surrounded by conifers, hedges, and trees, and is carefully divided to provide for all touring needs. Pitches are set around the perimeter, leaving the central area free, giving a spacious feeling to the park.
- Other Facilities
- Dog exercise area,
1.5 mile walk around the park (with seats) offering excellent views,
Fish and chip van calls Saturday evenings,
Dedicated rally area,
Motor caravan service point
- Also nearby
- Tourist Attractions
- Cambridge Colleges,
The University Botanical Gardens,
American Military Cemetery,
Newmarket National Horseracing Museum,
Duxford Imperial War Museum,
Wicksteed Amusement Park,
Punts and Boats for Hire on the River Cam,
Shopping in nearby Cambridge,
Public Houses with Eating Facilities in village.
- Preferred Route: From the M11 leave at Junction 12 take A603 (Sandy) for half a mile then right on B1046 to Comberton.
From Cambridge leave by the A1303/A428 and just past the American Cemetery (3m) turn left at the roundabout and follow Camping signs.
Both routes easy for caravans.
- Special Offers
- For Best of British loyalty card holders - Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 during April, May, June, September & October - excluding Bank Holiday weekends & Whitsun week
- Allow rallies
- Electric hook-ups
- Sanitary block(s)
Things to do
- Cycle hire
- Horse Riding
From the Guest Book
1 Mar 2008
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Award 2008
This site is ideal if you want to discover Cambridge without staying in the city centre. It is just a five-mile drive into the heart of the university town, or you can leave your car on site and take a bus from the stop, which is a short walk from the site. Both the grass and hardstanding pitches are large and arranged around shared grassy areas. An electric hook-up is available on each pitch and a water point is never far away. The park also has washrooms, washing-up sinks and a launderette.
6 Apr 2007
Practical Caravan Top 100 parks Award 2007
Located as they are in one of the flattest parts of the country, the pitches at Highfield Farm are naturally level. While the three touring areas are sheltered by tall, mature hedging, there is little else between you and the endless skies above. This sense of space is further enhanced by the arrangement of the pitches, mainly around the perimeter of the site, leaving expanses of beautifully kept flat grass areas for everyone to enjoy.
Another very attractive feature of this site is the way it is organised into three areas: a family area; an adults-only area for those wanting total peace and quiet; and a separate area for tent campers. This means everyone can enjoy the holiday they want at Highfield.
On arrival, you’ll receive a very friendly welcome from the owners, Brian and Lorraine Chapman. They and their family keep the site in superb order, and even late in the season the grass and hedges are perfectly maintained.
The local village of Comberton is a charming old settlement, and the surrounding areas offer plenty of beautiful countryside for walkers and cyclists to explore.
Only five miles from Cambridge, Highfield Farm also makes an excellent base from which to explore the university town.
22 Apr 2006
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2006
The East of England is well known for its distinctively flat landscape, and it’s hard to get a better sense of Big Sky Country than at Highfield Farm. While the three touring areas are sheltered by tall, mature hedging, there is little else between you and the endless skies above. This sense of space is further enhanced by the arrangement of the pitches, mainly around the perimeter of the site, leaving expanses of beautifully kept flat grass areas for everyone to enjoy. Another very attractive feature of this site is the way it is organised into three areas: a family area; an adults-only area for those wanting total peace and quiet; and a separate area for tent campers. This means everyone can enjoy the holiday they want at Highfield.
On arrival, you’ll receive a very friendly welcome from the owners, Brian and Lorraine Chapman. They and their family keep the site in superb order, and even late in the season the grass and hedges are perfectly maintained. Comberton itself is a charming old village just six miles from Cambridge, and around the site there is plenty of beautiful countryside for walkers and cyclists to explore.
13 Aug 2004
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2004
This site is a delight and you’re assured to get a friendly welcome here. There are about 120 roomy, numbered pitches in three main enclosures. The division of the site into individual areas promotes an atmosphere normally found in smaller parks. Nearly all the hedge-lined pitches have 10A hook-up and most are on hardstanding. Some have a slight slope and small levelling blocks might be required. The roads are hard gravel. The sanitary blocks are spotless, although showers cost 10p.
The site has excellent tourist information and a useful list of pubs and food outlets, if the chef fancies a night off. Newspapers (to order), free-range eggs, milk, ices, and general groceries can be found in the shop if you’d prefer to eat in your van.
The views over the open countryside are spectacular from the site. So too are the views above your head; visitors are often treated with the flying displays from nearby Duxford Aviation Museum, and there is frequently something to watch on ‘non-display’ days. The many tourist attractions in the area include Wimpole Hall mansion and gardens. You can also make reservations to visit the Mullard Radio Astronomy facility – the aerials, which reach up to listen to space, are a feature of the area.
Cyclists and walkers are spoilt for choice. One way to explore is to play Grantchester – visit each of the villages mentioned in Rupert Brooke’s poem of the same name, and try to finish at Grantchester’s Tea Rooms before ten to three.
1 Jan 2003
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2003
This family-run park is set in eight acres and is perfectly quiet and peaceful, providing the ideal setting for a relaxing break. There are 60 pitches, all with 10A electricity hook-up, 50 of which are gravel hardstanding. The pitches are divided into five enclosures by hedges, and there is a child-free area for additional peace and quiet, plus three heated toilet blocks which are well maintained, and baby-changing facilities.
The information centre on site will give you all the details you need regarding the park and surrounding area, and there is also a small shop. There is a mile walk around the family farm which allows you to enjoy the excellent landscaping of the park and take in the beautiful hillside views.
Although there is no restaurant or takeaway on site, a van selling fish and chips, which are highly recommended, calls by every Saturday evening. The park’s on-site facilities are modest, but it’s only five miles from Cambridge, making it an excellent base to explore this historic city and nearby attractions. Newmarket is also very close by, which is perfect if you fancy a flutter on the horses or visit the museum by the racetrack.
There is also a great selection of golf courses, and fly and coarse fishing. If you want to take it easy you can hire a punt and see Cambridge from the river Cam. There are also numerous shops, bars and restaurants in the city for you to enjoy.
- Tourist Board RatingCamping & Caravanning
- Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks 2002,
Calor Gas Caravan Park Awards finalists 2002,
English Tourism Council 5 Star Touring Park,
AA 4 Pennants,
ANWB approved 2003,
ADAC Camping Caravan Fuhrer 2003,
ASCI Internationale Campinggids
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