A detached 2417 sqft / 224 sqm house with two en-suites, extended and refitted with a fantastic bespoke David Hall kitchen with folding doors on to its south west facing garden and located less than 2 miles from the Addenbrooke’s campus.
The property was built in 2005 by an established and trusted firm of Cambridge builders and stands nicely back from Cambridge Road with brilliant access into Addenbrooke’s and the city.
The current owners have recently extended, reconfigured and refitted the ground floor to an exceptionally high standard with the centre-piece being a bespoke kitchen by David Hall with fumed chestnut detailing, Caesarstone worksurfaces, Miele and Liebherr appliances, a boiling water tap, zoned lighting and limestone flooring. A dining and sitting area at the end has remote-controlled rain-sensing Velux rooflights and opens through two sets of folding doors on to the garden. Sliding glass doors separate it from the sitting room which also has folding doors on to the garden and a wood burning fireplace. There is also a utility room, cloakroom and at the front of the house a bay-windowed family room.
The first floor has four double bedrooms, the master with a dressing room and large en-suite with bath and shower cubicle and bedroom 2 with an en-suite shower room. There is also a generous bathroom.
In front of the house is a gravel driveway for 3 cars. There is an integral bike store with an insulated up-and-over door. Planning permission has been granted to convert the bike store to a study. The rear garden faces south-west and is carefully planted and beautifully landscaped. There is a timber summerhouse that has been insulated and is wired for electric, light and network, plus a garden shed.
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 excellent day-to-day facilities 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.