Bourn Hall Clinic

Bourn Hall is a World renowned fertility clinic in the village of Bourn five miles west of Cambridge. Did you know it was the world’s first ‘test-tube baby’ clinic?

The original building, Bourn Hall, is about 400 years old. The hall is a Jacobean country house dating from 1602 which is set within 22 acres of beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside.

The clinic was founded in 1980, by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards following the birth of the first test-tube baby in 1978.Two years after achieving the first birth through IVF in 1978, with the longed for arrival of Louise Brown, Mr Patrick Steptoe and Professor Robert Edwards achieved another first – a new clinic that made IVF treatment available to couples with difficulties conceiving. The result has been many children who otherwise would never have been born – and the birth of a whole new area of medicine undertaken here at Bourn Hall Clinic over the last three decades.

What drove Steptoe and Edwards was life – both the lives of the patients themselves, and the possibility of making their dream of a family a reality.

In 2010 Bourn Hall Clinic celebrated the award of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine to founder Professor Robert Edwards.

Bourn Hall Clinic is just 5 miles from the Cambridge Holiday Cottages at Fullers Hill Farm which offers a very good and refreshing base to relax whilst you undertake treatment. We are located in a very peaceful area of the countryside. Nature’s beauty you will find here set you free… You always are very welcome at Fullers Hill Farm.