A 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom period house in the conservation area of Little Shelford, about 2.5 miles south of the city boundary.
The property is nicely placed at the corner of Newton Road and Hauxton Road, set behind trees and an historic flint wall and is a short walk to the centre of the village. The local primary school is about 1km / 0.6 miles away and Great Shelford’s extensive facilities are less than a mile with the mainline station about 2km / 1.2 miles. Routes into the city from the south are excellent by car or bike with the Addenbrooke’s Campus very easily reached.
The original part of the house is probably from the 1800s and has a lovely warmth of character, in particular the traditional bay-windowed sitting room with open fireplace. It has been significantly enlarged and comprehensively renovated to now provide over 280sqm / 3000sqft of space including a wonderful kitchen / dining room at the rear with a large glass lantern over the dining area and a bespoke hand-built kitchen. At the back of the house there is a ground floor shower room and a utility room and to the east side a study, family room and integral garage.
The first floor has a bathroom and five bedrooms, including a splendid master bedroom with a large en-suite and on the second floor is a further bedroom with an en-suite shower room.
The established, lawned gardens wrap around the side of the house and measure about 27m / 90ft at the deepest point with an average depth of about 12m / 40ft. There is a paved terrace off the dining room with raised flower beds at the end of the garden. The front of the house is gravelled providing extensive parking and access to the garage.
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).