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6 bedroom detached house for sale

High Street, Great Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22

Guide Price £2,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • master suite and 5 futher bedrooms
  • 3 en suites, 3 receptions
  • separate 1,664 sq ft garage for 6 cars
  • first floor gym/potential annexe & shower
  • Secluded mature south facing gardens
  • kitchen/breakfast/living room
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A high specification 3,998 sqft house with separate 6 car garage accessed via a secluded private drive in the heart of the popular village of Great Shelford


The Laurels is situated down a secluded private drive off the High Street close to the heart of the village. This sought-after popular village provides a good variety of local shops for everyday needs including a butcher, Co-op (close to the drive entrance) and Tesco stores, award-winning deli, grocer, chemist, restaurants and public houses. The village is just 4 miles to the south of the high tech University City of Cambridge. A direct cycle path runs alongside farmland and the railway to Addenbrookes Hospital and the newly established Medi-Park to the south of the City and on to Cambridge Station.

There is a primary school in the village and further schooling for all age groups in the area including notable independent schools in Cambridge such as St Faiths, The Perse CoEd, The Stephen Perse, King's College and St John's prep schools, The Leys and St Mary's.

For the commuter, there are regular train services from Great Shelford station leading to both Cambridge and London Liverpool Street stations. Services to King's Cross are also available from Cambridge station.

Cambridge is a beautiful city with immense cultural heritage and comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities including the Grand Arcade shopping mall. The M11 is just 3 miles away (Junction 11) which leads south to the M25 and London and north to the A14 which in turn connects with the A1/M1 and M6. Stansted Airport is 24 miles to the south situated off Junction 8 of the M11.


The Laurels is a substantial detached house which was built to a high specification in 2007. The well proportioned accommodation which extends to 3,998 sqft is laid out over two principal floors with an addional two bedrooms, bathroom and an en suite shower room on the second floor. The rear elevation faces due south and the ground floor provides superb space for a family which features a large open-plan kitchen/ dining/ living room with a fully fitted kitchen area and a range of integrated AEG appliances including steam and electric ovens, a coffee maker and microwave together with two fridges and freezers, a dishwasher and a four ring ceramic hob with twin gas burners to one side. A TV/ family room interconnects with this space. The remaining reception rooms on the southern side of the house are all connected by wide glazed doors giving the reception space a great flow. Both the dining room and the drawing room, (which has an open fireplace) have French doors leading out onto a paved terrace and enjoy a delightful outlook over the private enclosed gardens on this side of the house. The imposing entrance hall features a superb oak "gone with the wind" staircase which splits at the top into two further flights approaching each side of the spacious galleried landing which has French windows and a Juliette balcony to the front of the house.

At first floor level the Master bedroom suite has a large bedroom with sitting and dressing areas together with French doors leading out onto an enclosed balcony overlooking the garden. A separate dressing room and an ensuite shower room complete the suite. Two further ensuite bedrooms and a fourth twin room complete the accommodation on this floor. A further flight of stairs from the main landing leads up to the second floor with two bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom. The first and second floor bedrooms are all air conditioned.
All of the accommodation within the main house is shown in the attached dimensioned floor plans.

A pair of brick piers stand either side of the driveway where there is sufficient space to pull off the High Street before leading up to the remotely controlled automatic entrance gate. The drive winds through a delightful wooded copse with mature yew trees underplanted and winds around to the side of the house leading to a two bay oak cart lodge and separate detached garage building with three up and over doors and space for parking up to six cars. A door at the rear of this building provides access to a staircase leading up to the first floor which is open plan, air conditioned and currently used as a gym but offers potential for a number of alternative uses including the creation of a self contained annexe. There are built in storage cupboards and a large ensuite shower room.

The gardens are beautifully mature with a lawned area to the southern side of the house, a further area of woodland with evergreen varieties and a woodland walk running through it. A block pavioured extension of the drive runs around to the other side of the house where a pair of wooden gates lead out onto the gated driveway serving three other properties and Buristead Road.

The whole site extends to approximately 0.73 of an acre.

Square Footage: 3,998 sq ft
Acreage: 0.73 Acres


From Cambridge take the Trumpington Road heading south and branch left to "The Shelfords". Continue on this road and into the village taking the High Street turning to the right after the railway bridge. Proceed up the High Street and towards the end just after the Co-Op, the driveway entrance piers will be seen on the right hand side.

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07 August 2016

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