Sorry but we are not currently taking any bookings (whole of 2024) as my elderly cousin is occupying the annexe for a long period of convalescence. To our regular guests thank you for your understanding. The future of the B&B is uncertain.

“The Old Magistrates Court” – Melbourn, Cambridgeshire.

courthouseThis former Magistrates Court and Police Station, is situated right in the centre of the village of Melbourn but “our lane” is very quiet, private and peaceful.  Shops, pubs and restaurants are within a few minutes walk. There are regular buses and the mainline railway station at Meldreth is just 12 minutes walk away where you can board trains for Cambridge, Royston and London.

Do not hesitate to contact Les or Christine if you need more information.  We look forward to welcoming you.   Stay for two or more nights and get 10% off the normal rate but only when booked directly through our website (not to be used with any other offer or Promo Code).

plan view

We only have one guest (or couple) at a time and you have exclusive use of our apartment style “Annex”.  This “plan view” gives you some idea of the layout.  Come and go as you please with your own private entrance. Total size is approximately 40sqM. (8m x 5m).  The rooms are to scale but the contents are not although they are reasonably accurate.  Breakfast is included.

Use our on-line booking system to check availability.  There are no booking fees and no charges for credit card payments.  Please book directly with us via our website as it saves us commission charges.
Simply choose a “Check in Date” and click on “search”.  Follow the instructions or if you prefer, contact us directly.

You will love it here, space to relax and for the business person all the facilities you could need. We really do care about your comfort and privacy.

A lot of our guests book through and their reviews now rate us 9.7 out of 10 the highest rating of any establishment in the area. Previous years were all 9.6


Comments left by guests on our whiteboard…. (scroll down further for unedited blog entries made directly by our guests)

“Thank you Les. Lovely breakfast! Will rave about you at the office.” (January 2017)

“Warm, friendly welcome….  A real home from home.  Lovely and cosy with everything you need.  Gorgeous breakfast basket.  Wish we were staying longer!” (January 2017)

“***** We had a lovely stay, thank you so much. Merry Christmas” (December 2016)

“Thank you for making us so welcome.  Feel very spoilt.” (December 2016)

“Thank you Les for everything.  We’ll always remember you!!” (October 2016)

“Thanks 4 everything Les! Great Stay.  Couldn’t want for anything more” (August 2016)

“Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here.  Your personal touch is highly appreciated.  Thank you.” (May 2016)

“You have gone out of your way to make me feel exceptionally welcome and well looked after. I will be recommending you to all of my colleagues who come this way on business and hope you have a vacancy next time I am due this way!” (May 2016)

“Thank you for a wonderful, comfortable and peaceful stay.  I couldn’t have wished for better. P.S. Thank you for the salmon!” (May 2016)

“Excellent!! You have though of everything and more.  Thank you for a lovely stay. (May 2016)

“Thanks Les – Very comfortable stay and brilliant Breakfast!! Cheers.” (Apr 2016)

“Thank you for having me :-)” (Apr 2016)

“That has to be the best smoked salmon ever! Who else do you know that cures and smokes it themselves?  Thanks Les.” (Apr 2016)

23 thoughts on “Sorry but we are not currently taking any bookings (whole of 2024) as my elderly cousin is occupying the annexe for a long period of convalescence. To our regular guests thank you for your understanding. The future of the B&B is uncertain.”

  1. Had a wonderful stay at The Old Magistrates Court, would highly recommend staying here, there is everything you could ask for! It is all very generously stocked.
    We were welcomed and cared for by a very lovely gentleman “Les” who cooked up a wonderful feast at breakfast, brought to your door, I would definitely choose to stay here over any commercial hotel.
    Thanks again Les for your hospitality and your attention to detail, would definitely come back if we were in the area, it’s a home from home.
    Emma and Elisha x

  2. We stayed 4 nights for a family wedding and would happily have stayed for longer. The annexe was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. It was a real bonus to be able to sit out on the deck and enjoy the private,quiet garden.

    The annexe is very conveniently located being a short walk from the railway station at Meldreth and an easy drive from the A10.

    Les was a most hospitable host, nothing was too much trouble and he went out of his way to help.

    The absolute highlight was the delicious breakfast each morning. So generous that there was plenty left to make lunch too! The home smoked salmon and home roasted coffee were great.

    We will definitely return.

  3. A great b&b that is very welcoming and very well equipped.
    There are lots of extra touches that make it a very pleasant stay and if you need anything Les is more than happy to help in any way he can.
    Lovely to be able to relax in the lounge area before we went off to a wedding round the corner and the breakfast the next morning was amazing – particularly the smoked salmon!
    Would definitely stay there again if we happen to be down that way in the future!

  4. Good base for my stay for a couple of nights to visit my daughters locally. Quiet setting, comfy and spacious with lots of little extra touches. Les really cares about his guests and their comfort. On the first morning, knowing I was off to visit family, Les presented me with half a dozen warm pastries to take with me.

  5. Had a lovely stay at the old magistrates b&b. Good comfy bed and facilities and good location for duxford and Cambridge. Les was lovely and really tentative to our needs. Good sized garden and not over looked very private. Thanks Les 5*
    Gabbie and Steve

  6. Lovely touches such as home roasted coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice left in the apartment. Huge continental breakfast with enough to take away for lunch with Les’ blessing. Welcome sun terrace and garden which did not feel overlooked. Good sized desk and wifi ideal for the business traveller.

  7. The best place I have stayed ! Forget all the corporate hotels if you are in the Cambridge area you would be mad to overlook this place.
    Great Breakfast and enough for some rolls for my visit to Duxford .Really quiet location and lovely to be able to sit outside for breakfast in the morning .A definite next time I am in the Cambridge area

  8. This is a fantastic place to stay with a really original breakfast (inc. home smoked salmon!) and outdoor seating overlooking a beautiful garden.

    Very friendly, spacious and comfortable.

  9. A superbly equipped annex, which is well laid out and every need catered for. Comfortable bed and sitting room chairs. I felt very much at home. Les is a genial host , for whom nothing is too much trouble and breakfast was a real treat, especially the smoked salmon. Thank you.

  10. We stayed at the Old Magistrate’s Court over Christmas 2017. No more could have been done to make us welcome and out stay enjoyable. My wife is coeliac and so has to avoid gluten. Les was kind enough to buy a separate toaster and to provide gluten free bread and other products. As a further example of hospitality, when it snowed Les cleared the snow from our car and made sure that our exit was completed safely.
    We recommend The Old Magistrate’s Court whole-heartedly.

  11. We had a most enjoyable stay at the Old Magistrates Court B&B. Les is extremely hospitable and nothing is too much trouble for him. The apartment is beautifully appointed with separate lounge, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and toilet, and it even has its own patio and garden. The apartment is stocked with virtually anything one could wish for, and then some more ! Clearly, considerable thought has gone into it. The breakfast passed all expectations and the home cured smoked salmon was delicious. It provided excellent value for money. We thoroughly recommend this B&B.

  12. What a lovely experience. Truely one of the most welcoming and generous B&Bs I have ever stayed in, and as a result it stands out for the level of service provided. The location is quiet and the accommodation more than generous; for example it was really great to have the well equipped kitchem with condiments so I could prepare a light supper for myself. My only regret is that as I was staying for work, I could not share the experience with my husband. I look forward to staying here again in the not too distant future.

  13. A lovely retreat, we were made to feel welcome straight away. The Annex is warm ,comfortable ,clean and has everything you need for your stay. Les was very helpful and nothing was to much trouble.
    the breakfast was beautifully presented and was a lovely start to the day.
    we will definitely visit again.

  14. Fantastic place to stay. Will certainly be staying again. 5 star plus. We were spoilt rotten. Les your a marvel. Thank you so much.
    Fran and Mike

  15. Les
    You really do provide a warm and hospitable service. The annex had everything we could need plus lots of those nice high tech gadgets!
    Breakfast was super, your smoked salmon superb and there were lots of other nice touches in the kitchen
    Thank you.
    We hope to return
    Mike and Barbara

  16. I stayed for only the one night, but would have been happy to stay for a month.

    Les makes you feel very welcome and the home from home is very comfortable, with everything you need for an enjoyable and stress free stay.

    Would be happy to recommend to anyone.

  17. I stayed at the Old Magistrate Court B&B for two nights. Les is an exceptional host, he even came to pick me up from the train station. The place is exceptional and it is spacious with a private garden. I highly recommend this place.

  18. Fantastic B&B. It would also work brilliantly for self catering as it is independent from Les’s house. Les has thought of every creature comfort, and more, with this B&B. From arriving, with helpful tips, to fresh croissants delivered for breakfast, this has been a memorable stay – we will return ! Next time we’ll have breakfast on the lovely private deck, weather permitting !!

  19. We received a warm welcome from Les on our arrival and soon fresh made cakes appeared to accompany a much needed cuppa after our journey.
    The accommodation and facilities are all excellent and the generous ‘hamper’ provides for all of your immediate needs.
    After a comfortable nights sleep and the use of the smart shower room Les appears with a basket of fresh rolls, croissants and pastries.
    A perfect base for anyone visiting the area and somewhere that we would highly recommend and hope to use again – if it isn’t booked up as this B & B will prove VERY popular.

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