The Thatched Cottage dates back to the early 18th century and is Grade II Listed. The property is single-storey and includes an extension to the original cottage, built in the late 1980s by Kerridge Builders and designed by local architects Barber Casanovas Ruffles. The two have been skilfully and sympathetically linked by a part glazed, part timber passageway. The stunning and hugely charming cottage boasts a wealth of original features and a beautiful thatched roof, supported by rustic external beams, and its overhang produces a rather ornate veranda surrounding much of the property. The character and charm of this property is unquestionable and blends wonderfully with its contemporary and stunning interior, all complemented by cleverly landscaped gardens and grounds, and so conveniently placed for Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge City centre and Great Shelford. The current owner has transformed the property with a program of full sympathetic refurbishment, with a quality of finish rarely seen today, all very much in keeping with the fabric and integrity of the building.
The accommodation comprises a part glazed, part timber ‘T’ shaped reception hall with views over the rear garden and a most attractive black limestone floor with a contemporary vertical radiator and a cupboard housing the gas-fired central heating boiler. This central glazed section of the house separates the living/sleeping and bathing quarters beautifully. The hand-crafted designer kitchen is fitted with beautiful cabinetry with brass fitments and ample African solid oak Iroko work surfaces with an integrated double sink unit with beveled drainer plus a further preparation sink. There is a range of integral appliances including dishwasher, fridge/freezer, larder fridge and a full freezer and all complemented by a professional Lacanche Macon classic stove with extractor over. The kitchen/dining area is cleverly divided by a central double-fronted fireplace with inset cast iron gas stove and exposed brick chimney breast and hearth. There is access from the kitchen to the cellar which is currently utilised as a laundry room with plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. The dual aspect sitting room boasts French doors with views and access over the garden, and a feature fireplace with inset cast iron gas stove. Off the inner hallway, there are four good-sized bedrooms including en suite facilities to the master bedroom and guest bedroom, and a family bathroom. All have been luxuriously refitted with oak flooring flowing through much of this part of the property.
Outside, the property is set back from the road and screened by a combination of hedging and fencing, with a generous gravelled driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles and leads to a recently constructed oak open cart lodge with power and light connected. Gated access leads to an industrious vegetable, herb and fruit garden, and beyond is the stunning rear garden which has been professionally landscaped with manicured lawned areas, ornate and neatly trimmed box hedging, well-stocked flower and shrub borders and beds, and all completed by a beautiful water feature which gently flows into an ornate pond. The paved patio area is ideal for al fresco dining, plus there is a brick-built and pitched roof external office with an adjoining garden store. Fencing and hedging provide excellent levels of privacy and seclusion.
Shelford Bottom lies less than 4 miles south of Cambridge. There is an active village community centre in the village of Great Shelford around Woollards Lane where there is a library, dentist, village hall and recreation ground, numerous shops including newsagent, hairdresser, beauty salon, baker, butcher, grocer, marvellous deli and the Health Centre in Ashen Green. The mainline station provides access to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street, and the village is located two miles from Junction 11 of the M11. There is a Church of England Infant and Junior School in the village. The Gog Magog Hills and Golf Club, Wandlebury and the Roman Road are within two miles. Addenbrooke's Hospital is also within easy reach and Stansted Airport is within half an hour's drive (via M11).
All mains services connected
South Cambridgeshire District Council
Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars all fixtures and fittings are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold interest.
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