Church Street, Great Shelford, Cambridge

Guide price: £1,500,000

5 bedroom detached house for sale

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Great Shelford is just 4 miles south of Cambridge. There is an active village community centre 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).

'The Lawn' was built originally as a farmhouse and for many years has been a well known landmark in the village, with its prominent position and picturesque appeal, offering accommodation set over three floors. With an abundance of original features, the home continues to offer fantastic scope to develop and modernise further, subject to the relevant consents, to create a truly unique home with a balanced blend of old and new.

The property itself is set back behind a gravelled driveway, enclosed by a low brick wall and accessed via twin timber gates. The front door leads to the entrance porch and on into the elegant entrance hall with Oak panelled walls, carved beamed ceiling and feature fireplace. The formal dining room has an attractive bay window overlooking the rear garden and a feature fireplace. The bright and airy living room benefits from a generous living space with open views across the rear garden via double casement doors, all set around a feature fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room has a beamed ceiling and quarry tiled floor, the kitchen area itself comprises of wall and floor units with granite worktops, sink with mixer tap, integrated dishwasher and space for a double width oven. The breakfast area allows ample space for a table with further built-in cupboards around the fireplace. The kitchen leads off in to the utility area which offers all expected facilities along with a further built-in store and very useful pantry. The ground floor accommodation is completed by the cloakroom with WC.

On the first floor are four generously sized bedrooms, with built-in storage located in bedroom 2 and bedroom 3. The master bedroom benefits from a truly unique and eye-catching en suite/dressing room which comprises of a stand alone roll top bath with shower attachments, wash basin, heated towel rail and extensive bespoke built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom comprises of a panelled bath and wash basin, also a separate WC on the first floor. Stairs lead to the second floor and bedroom 5 which is also a good sized double bedroom, there is also access to loft storage.

Outside the property sits within approximately 0.4 of an acre plot with the main garden laying principally to the side of the house offering a south-west orientation. The beautifully manicured gardens are kept to a high standard, with a large lawned area, herbaceous borders a variety of shrubs and hedging along with a number of mature trees offering a considerable degree of seclusion to the garden. To the front of the garden is a substantial paved patio which is ideal for entertaining and outdoor dining. The property also benefits from an substantial out-building located to the rear, which can also be accessed via double gates from Kings Mill Lane, incorporating a garage, workshop, two individual stores and stables.

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