A lovely, extended semi-detached period cottage with two double bedrooms and a first floor bathroom. Superbly located at the heart of the conservation area of this historic village 2.5 miles south of the city.
The house is right at the centre of Little Shelford High Street, a beautiful conservation area home to some of south Cambridge’s most prestigious houses and a pleasingly quiet road given it is just 2.5 miles south of the city boundary. It is also just 1.5 miles from Great Shelford’s mainline railway station.
The original front part of the house is probably from the mid-1800s and was extended to the rear and updated in the 2000s to provide two double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and a separate dining room to compliment the kitchen and sitting room on the ground floor. It now provides accommodation full of period charm but with easy, modern practicality.
It has been well-maintained by the current owner including recent new render to the original part of the house in the correct lime render.
The rear garden is lawned with various shrubs and a paved terrace. A driveway beside the house, shared with the neighbour, gives rear access and leads to a generous, modern single garage, one of a block of two.
Little Shelford is one of the most highly sought-after south Cambridge villages and stands about 2 miles / 3.5 km south of the City boundary. The majority of the village is within a Conservation Area which has protected its charm and ensured it has not been swallowed up by major development over the years.
It is a thriving community with a modern village hall, a large recreation ground with a brand new sports pavilion, a charming phone box library, The Navigator pub and Thai restaurant and a Chinese takeaway / fish and chip shop. The OFSTED ‘Good’ village primary school is just across the border into Great Shelford and there are excellent further facilities in that larger village including a post office, a butcher, a chemist, two supermarkets, hairdressers, GP surgery and dentist.
For the commuter there are good cycle routes into the City and to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Biomedical Campus, Junction 11 of the M11 is about 2.5 miles / 4 km away and Great Shelford mainline station (Cambridge and London Liverpool Street) is about 1.5 miles.