This beautiful Victorian residence occupies a fine position, set back from the road and just a stone’s throw from the mainline train station and well-served village centre. The current owners have transformed the house with a program of expansion and refurbishment yet taken great care to preserve its original integrity, character and charm, including large sash windows, dado rails and original fireplace. The ground floor extension has greatly enlarged and vastly improved the kitchen and incorporates a utility room and snug area. Upstairs, via the new bespoke staircase, there has been significant reconfiguration to facilitate the inclusion of a luxury en suite to the master bedroom. Furthermore, the boiler has been recently replaced and the garden has been professionally landscaped.
The accommodation in detail comprises a beautiful entrance portico with panelled and stained glass front door with lightbox above, leading to a welcoming split-level reception hall with bespoke staircase to first-floor accommodation, fitted storage cupboard, engineered oak flooring and a contemporary vertical radiator, plus a refitted cloakroom wc just off. Close by is a handy utility/boot room with Butler sink, space for the usual white goods and a new wall mounted Ideal Logic gas combi boiler. The sitting room is an elegantly proportioned dual aspect room with feature fireplace with decorative Fired Earth tiled surround and hearth, fitted bookshelving and engineered oak flooring. This room opens to the dining/family room with dado rail and engineered oak flooring and in turn opens to the fabulous kitchen/breakfast/snug, which is truly the heart of this beautiful home. A combination of bi-fold doors to the rear and a roof lantern bathes this space in natural light. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke cabinetry, complemented by ample granite working surfaces with a matching central island/breakfast bar, which incorporates a double sink with a bevelled drainer, with pure water tap and fitted storage cupboards below including an integral refuge store. There are two fitted larder cupboards, space for an American style fridge/freezer and a range of Miele appliances including a five-ring gas hob, twin oven and dishwasher, plus a walk-in pantry cupboard. All are complemented by engineered oak flooring with heating under.
Upstairs, off the split-level landing are four good-sized double bedrooms, all with oak flooring, a luxury en suite shower to master, and a family bathroom.
Outside, the property is set back from the road and screened by fencing with mature shrubs and bushes. A gravelled driveway to front and side provides parking for at least three cars. Gated access leads to the rear garden which has been skilfully landscaped and includes a solid Iroco oak timber deck, ideal for al fresco dining, with attractive paviour and well stocked flower and shrub borders and beds, with a pathway leading to a further secluded patio area, ideal for summer evening entertaining, with summer house and timber shed. All enjoys excellent levels of privacy and seclusion.
Great Shelford is a well regarded village just south of Cambridge, offering an excellent range of local amenities including shops, banks, building society, restaurants, bakers, delicatessen, library and butchers. There is also a sought after primary school, health centre, dentist and great sporting facilities within the recreation ground. The village is ideally placed for access to both Cambridge and London with excellent road connections, local bus services and a mainline railway station with trains from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street. Addenbrookes Hospital is only around 2 miles away and Cambridge City centre about 4 miles away.
All mains services connected
South Cambridgeshire District Council
Council Tax Band - E
Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars all fixtures and fittings are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold interest.
Strictly by appointment through the vendor’s sole agents, Redmayne Arnold and Harris