A Grade II Listed terraced house full of wonderful character. Set right at the historic heart of the village with generous gardens and a lovely, rural rear outlook.
The property is the middle of a Grade II Listed terrace of three houses formed from the grand guildhall directly opposite the parish church and moments’ walk from the main village centre and its fantastic facilities.
It has a character and scale that is rare in the village, with impressive exposed timbers including a magnificent carved main cross beam in the living space which also has a large, inglenook fireplace. The first floor has high vaulted ceilings and exposed brick chimneys.
The ground floor is largely open-plan with ample space for sitting and dining areas and a refitted kitchen at the back opening on to the garden. The stairs rise from a lobby in one corner that also gives access to a refitted shower room with underfloor heating (gas fired central heating to radiators elsewhere).
Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a large landing area currently used as a dressing room.
The south facing garden is divided into two areas, the section immediately off the house being private and lawned and measuring about 15m / 50ft in length with a period brick shed at the far end. A gated pedestrian access to the rear leads to a former privy building with one of the three belonging to the house and still with its wooden seat. A pedestrian access shared by the three houses leads round to the front and also further on at the rear to a fantastic further garden of about 40ft x 35ft / 12m x 10m which is lawned and set among mature trees giving it an almost rural feel.
This is an enormously rare type of property for the area and it is for sale with no onward chain.
Great Shelford is one of the most sought-after villages south of the City thanks to its easy access to town and Addenbrooke’s by road, regular buses, car-free purpose-built cycleways and train from its mainline railway station that also goes direct to London Liverpool Street.
The historic village centre has an excellent range of amenities including two small supermarkets, a convenience store, a deli, hairdressers, doctors, dentist, dispensing chemist, two pubs, restaurants and more. The primary school is very well regarded and there are various community facilities and social clubs. The large recreation ground has a new pavilion, tennis club and sports pitches and annually hosts the excellent Shelford Feast Festival.
It is a great community for those looking for a balance of convenience and traditional village feel and offers the real possibility of living day-to-day without the need to regularly drive out of the village.