Rectory Farm Barns, Great Shelford

Rectory Farm Barns, Great Shelford

This exclusive development, located in the heart of Great Shelford, comprises 4 beautiful stone and timber barns converted from the original farm buildings of Rectory Farm.

Situated close to the River Cam, between Grade II listed Rectory Farm House and St Marys Church, these exceptional homes will be completed by early 2015 to the highest standard with quality natural materials.

A combination of unique stone and timber framed buildings has given scope to combine original features and modern touches, enhancing the existing structures and creating spacious and character-rich homes. External finishes have been carefully considered, blending restored chalk block and ovolo-moulded weatherboarding with a mixture of natural slate and clay tiles to produce a sympathetic and aesthetically pleasing finish. Internally the selection of superior materials, fittings and finishes results in comfortable and contemporary living while maintaining a connection to the immediate area and surrounding countryside.


Great Shelford, 4 miles south of the city of Cambridge, is one of Cambridgeshire's largest villages. With a mainline station in the village that provides fast and regular trains between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street, the properties on the Rectory Farm Barns development are ideal for both local and London commuters. Additionally, junction 11 of the M11 is only a couple of miles distant giving easy access to the A1(M) and the Midlands as well as North London.

Cambridge provides unrivalled access to some of the best schools and educational facilities in the whole of the UK. Whether it be state or private, primary, secondary, 6th Form or University, parents have their choice of consistently high performing establishments. This includes Kings Cambridge, The Perse School, Comberton Academy Trust, The Leys, Hills Road 6th Form and, of course, the many colleges of The University of Cambridge.

The properties themselves are set back from Church Street, part of the road that runs East to West from the A1301 to Little Shelford. Sitting on the village's Western boundary, the properties benefit from inclusion within the village while maintaining a link to the open countryside across the river.

Great & Little Shelford Primary School is also located on Church Street and has a great reputation, all pupils achieving Level 4 or above in English and Mathematics in 2013. Other local amenities include St Marys Church, also on Church Street, a Boots and Shelford Delicatessen on Wollards Lane plus a butchers, convenience store, hairdressers, beauty therapist and myriad other services all within easy walking distance.


While each property has been individually designed and the specification carefully chosen, input from buyers wishing to purchase off plan is very much welcome.


The Great Forge - Unit 1
Size: Excess 3480ft2 / 324m2
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms/Ensuite: 4
Reception Rooms: 3/4

The Glebe- Unit 2
Size: Excess 3725ft2 / 345m2
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms/Ensuite: 4
Reception Rooms: 3/4

Chalk House - Unit 3
Size: Excess 3160ft2 / 290m2
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms/Ensuite: 4
Reception Rooms: 4/5

Woodside Barn - Unit 4
Size: Excess 2540ft2 or 235m2
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms/Ensuite: 3
Reception Rooms: 4

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Windows and Door
All window and doors are new, purpose-made, bespoke units. Traditional flush side hung casements are combined with tilt & turn modular systems to provide excellent, safe and secure, dual purpose functionality. Engineered timbers are spray painted black to produce a seamless factory finish then fitted with argon filled double glazed window panes. All units are fitted with integrated multipoint locking systems for insurance compliant security.

Internal Doors
French oak, ledge and braced with hand beaten irons and fittings. Moulded oak architrave and skirting to match.

Floor Coverings
Floors finishes are a mix of wide-board French oak floorboards, natural stone/porcelain tiling and carpeting.

Bespoke Luxury Kitchens
Bespoke design, these kitchens are created with handmade, high quality, fitted units, a full range of appliances and finished with 30mm deep black granite worktops and splash-backs.

Bathrooms and Ensuites
These are fitted with high quality sanitary ware, heated towel rails, thermostatic shower and extensive natural stone/porcelain tiling with a thermostatic warm floor system underneath.

Electricals and Lighting
Chrome/brushed steel sockets throughout and recessed LED spotlights in kitchen, bathrooms, en suites and other specified areas. Smoke detectors and external infra-red security lighting fitted to all properties. Telephone points in specific rooms, an adaptable, centralised media hub and security systems as standard make the best use of technological advances.

Plumbing and Heating
High pressure hot water and zoned, multi-thermostatically controlled heating via radiators, with warm floor systems installed under all tiled areas.

Gardens and Landscaping
Each private, landscaped garden provides large sandstone paved patios and pathways with extensive lawns. Post and rail fencing with indigenous hedging and specimen tree planting defines property boundaries and breaks up the landscape.

For sales enquiries, please contact us HERE.

Charles Worthington on 07891 800151