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Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7EY

01223 262123

Cuckoo first opened its doors 15 years ago, as a vintage and limited-edition boutique, on the rural converted farm site at Burwash Manor in Barton. As Cuckoo has evolved over the years, it now has a carefully curated selection of clothing and footwear brands from the UK and around the world, plus gorgeous accessories, and unusual gifts. Indeed, should you be searching for the perfect gift for a loved one, be sure to include Cuckoo on your list as it is highly unlikely that you will leave empty handed.


Owners Michelle Veenman and Kate Bols are inspired by art, design, colour and texture, and Cuckoo’s customers have come to expect the clothing to reflect this passion. Their range is designed to appeal to the woman of any age who is looking for clothes that combine unusual prints and beautiful textiles, with longevity, wearability and a mixture of price points. And because they buy in relatively small numbers you can be sure that what you get will be special and unique.


With the global challenges we are all experiencing, Michelle and Kate are increasingly keen to put sustainability at the heart of everything they do; both in terms of the fabrics they buy and by adopting retail practices that promote a lower carbon footprint. With 7 children between them, they are only too aware of the environmental crisis future generations are facing and feel strongly that any little changes they can make in fashion retail can only help. They love to support smaller UK brands where possible and have also reinstated a vintage and preloved rail in the shop – meaning the shop has come full circle!


Cuckoo looks forward to welcoming you at the Burwash farm site, where there is free parking, a café and a wealth of other independent businesses to explore.