High Street, Great Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22 5EH | Property for sale | Savills
4,664 sq ft(433.30 sq m)
Guide price £2,500,000(€2,850,528)

High StreetGreat Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22 5EH

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2023
  • No onward chain
  • Flexible and sprawling accommodation
  • Independent one bedroom annexe
  • Generous plot and stunning private garden

Prominent family home in exceptional village location.

About this property

  • The Grove commands a wonderful position in the heart of the village and is one of the most notable properties in the village. Standing on a broad plot extending to approximately half an acre in total and set behind railings to the front, the property is believed to date from around 1830 and has a stunning double-bay front façade being typical of the Regency style. The rear elevation is more reminiscent of the old Dutch colonial styling. A former girls' school (Grove Cottage School 1844), the property in the 1980s began a period of extensive transformation, particularly in the garden. Considerably extended, the house was also linked at first floor level to the Old Coach House, thus creating the existing annexe building which today includes a garage, office and studio/games room on the ground floor, as well as a one bedroom annexe with a shower room and reception room on the first floor.

    The main house offers gracious and well planned accommodation, the three large reception rooms, all connect with the impressive reception hall, providing wonderful entertaining spaces. The kitchen/breakfast room has been fitted with a fine array of units, granite worktops, double Butler sink, island and breakfast bar, built-in appliances including drawer fridge, further adjacent integrated fridge and microwave. The adjacent utility room is also fitted with a Butler sink, granite worktops and an integrated fridge and a freezer. All the principal rooms open onto the south east facing terrace to the rear and enjoy wonderful garden views. On the first floor there are four generous bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main house. The main bedroom suite has just been completely refurbished, in addition there is a further bedroom and a shower room within the ‘annexe area'.

    Outside the gardens are particularly worthy of note, being partly walled with large paved terrace immediately to the rear of the property. The gardens feature a wide lawn with neatly planted flower beds and borders, and there are numerous mature trees including a specimen Oak providing maximum privacy and seclusion. A rather generous summer house takes pride of place at the rear of the garden which could be utilised as a further office space.

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An elegant and imposing detached Regency country residence enjoying a privileged central village location, set within the wonderful gardens and grounds of approaching half an acre.

Ben SmithProperty agent

Local information

  • The village has a good range of shops and services including library, chemist, delicatessen, butcher, supermarkets, newsagent and other independent local shops. There is also an excellent health centre, recreation ground with tennis courts and bowling green.
  • There is a cycle path from the village to Cambridge City centre and the railway station is on the Liverpool Street line, both a short distance from the house. Cambridge is just one stop away from Great Shelford, and journeys to Liverpool Street can take from 60 minutes. There is also good access to the M11 and A11.
  • There is a well-regarded primary school whilst secondary schooling is at Sawston Village College which feeds into Hills Road & Long Road Sixth Form Colleges. There are good schools for all age groups in the private sector within Cambridge city centre including the Perse (preschool, prep & upper), the Stephen Perse Foundation, The Leys, St Mary's, St John's & King's College prep Schools.
  • • The University City of Cambridge (4.8 miles) offers a more comprehensive range of shopping, recreational, cultural and educational facilities.
  • All distances and times are approximate.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H