Low Brooms
5,160 sq ft(479.38 sq m)
Guide price £2,850,000

High StreetLittle Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5ES


    Key features

    • Popular South Cambridge village location
    • Incredible family kitchen/living/dining space
    • Well proportioned reception rooms
    • 5 double bedrooms
    • Private mature gardens
    • Outbuildings and woodland/pasture

    A 5,160 sq ft beautifully renovated Edwardian village house with about 3.6 acres.

    About this property

    • Low Brooms is a substantial detached house with Edwardian origins offering over approximately 5,160 sq ft of renovated and well-proportioned accommodation laid out over two floors.

      The ground floor features four large reception rooms including a triple aspect drawing room with wood burning stove, oak flooring and French doors to the garden. Two pairs of matching double doors lead back to the spacious reception hallway and to the dining room which also has oak flooring, an impressive open fireplace and a deep bay overlooking the garden. To the other side of the hallway there is a further large reception room currently used as a study and a family or TV room.

      The current owners have added an impressive 64 sq m vaulted kitchen/family/dining room to the rear of the house with three sets of French doors leading directly into the garden. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of painted cabinetry with a large central island, granite working surfaces and integrated appliances and, beneath a matching hood a large range cooker with double oven, six gas burners and a hot plate/griddle. A walk-in larder is also situated at this end of the room with a further American fridge, matching units with wooden working surfaces and an inset granite pastry slab. The remainder of the ground floor accommodation includes a wide rear hallway, second cloakroom, plant room and a utility.

      A wide staircase with ingenious glazed lantern above leads to the spacious landing and the bedroom accommodation. The master bedroom enjoys views over the garden and beyond together with a well fitted walk-in dressing room with full height storage along both sides. The tiled master en suite has a Duravit bath and large separate shower.

      The remainder of the bedroom accommodation includes a large guest bedroom with en suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes, a third bedroom with dressing area and en suite shower, two additional bedrooms and a family bathroom.

      The attached floor plans show the layout in full detail.

      Outside
      The house is set well back from the High Street and has a large parking area leading up to a detached triple garage with remote controlled Hormann sectional doors. Opposite this is a detached outbuilding with potential for the creation of a separate annexe or similar (subject to any necessary consents) currently divided into a games room, cloakroom and store.

      The gardens are to the south-west of the house and have been beautifully designed. A large paved terrace runs along the rear elevation beside the kitchen/family room beyond which is a formal parterre with clipped box hedging and stainless steel obelisks. In the centre of the wide level lawn there is a rose pergola walk and to the southern side of the lawn a gazebo with raised seating area provides a pleasant spot to sit overlooking the gardens. To the other side of this section of the garden is a large pond with raised paved surround, a waterfall and an additional substantial outbuilding currently used as a workshop and machinery store. The grounds are at their widest at this point and include a former vineyard.

      The land beyond the garden, which can be accessed from the front of the property via a grassed path with five bar gates, contains a number of specimen trees and is laid to pasture.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a really beautiful family house with fantastic, spacious accommodation, large gardens and woodland/pasture in a popular village just outside Cambridge.

    James BarnettProperty agent

    Local information

    • • There are excellent facilities within Little Shelford and the adjacent village of Great Shelford including a variety of local shops for everyday needs including a popular deli, butcher, convenience store, grocer, chemist, restaurants and public houses.
    • • There is a primary school in Great & Little Shelford and further schooling for all age groups in the area including notable independent schools in Cambridge such as St Faiths, The Perse, The Stephen Perse foundation schools, Kings College and St John's College prep schools, The Leys and St Mary's.
    • • For the commuter there are regular train services available from Great Shelford and Whittlesford stations leading to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street station. Services to Kings Cross are available from the high tech university
    • City of Cambridge 5 miles to the north with its immense cultural heritage, recreational and comprehensive shopping facilities including the Grand Arcade.

    Additional information

    • Some items of statuary shown in the photographs may not be included in the sale.
    • EPC Rating = C