An extended chalet-style residence of over 1770 sqft / 164 sqm, enjoying a near central village position, a few minutes’ walk from Shelford Station and set in delightful gardens of over a quarter of an acre.
This extended Chalet-style residence represents a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial residence on a large plot, close to the heart of Great Shelford. The property has an impressive raised terrace equipped with an awning and outdoor lighting. No.31 has undergone various extension works over the last 35 years and offers a great degree of versatility throughout. The property has a water-softener and combi-boiler, installed in 2017.
There are three reception rooms including an impressive main sitting room with wood-burning stove and bi-folding doors to a large terrace. The dining room has an attractive feature fireplace, has understairs storage cupboard and benefits from the afternoon sun. Adjoining the family room is a stylish kitchen with a central island and various integrated appliances including a dishwasher, double oven and wine cooler.
On the ground floor are three double bedrooms, bedroom two including built-in sliding mirrored wardrobes. There is also a separate refitted bathroom and shower room, which also houses the washing machine/tumble drier. The loft was converted in 2003 to incorporate a gable end en suite master bedroom with built-in cupboards and plenty of eaves storage.
The former garage has been converted into a work office equipped with a cloakroom W.C. Adjoining this is a carport which leads to a driveway with extensive off road parking. Of particular note is the property’s rear garden which has been incredibly well cared for, has a fishpond and workshop with a garden room attached. The garden has a large vegetable patch and bears plenty of fruit throughout the year including pears, plums, apples, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. The raised terrace faces west and is incredibly well suited to alfresco dining. The outdoor lighting and electric powered canopy make it ideal for entertaining purposes throughout the year. There is also a well-tended lawned garden with a variety of mature trees and shrub borders. The garden as a whole offers a superb degree of privacy and offers potential scope for development, subject to the necessary consents.
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.