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Luxury Self Catering 3 bedroom holiday house in Cambridge.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Refurbished sanctuary in great location for all Cambridge attractions

2 Old Pound Yard is a newly refurbished sanctuary in the heart of Great Shelford, one of the most popular South Cambridgeshire villages.

Only a few miles south of Cambridge City Centre, Great Shelford has all the facilities you could possibly require, including a Train Station, Banks, Supermarkets, Pubs, Restaurants and an award-winning Delicatessen. There are 2 park & ride sites a short drive away from the property and many cycle paths directly into the city.

Old Pound Yard is a private driveway in the High Street, Great Shelford. There is private off road parking for up to 3 cars and a private walled garden.

The house has been completely refurbished to a high standard and is fully equipped with all home comforts. Managed by the owners, who also live in the village, the house has 3 comfortable bedrooms accommodating up to 6 people, 2 bathrooms incorporating one bath, two showers and shaver points, a living room and separate snug both equipped with wi-fi / Sky Q TV on HD televisions, a fabulous well equipped kitchen/diner overlooking the garden and a utility room and downstairs cloakroom.

2 Old Pound Yard is a perfect home for anyone visiting Cambridge whether for business or leisure. The best of both worlds it offers close proximity to the centre of Cambridge, Addenbrookes Biomedical Campus and Cambridge University, whilst being in a lively village, close to the countryside and with all amenities on the doorstep. With Waitrose, excellent Farm Shops and rural attractions all a short drive away, it is easy to see why Great Shelford is one of the most sought after villages.

We hope to welcome you to our lovingly prepared property and to making your stay in Cambridge as comfortable as possible.


* Snug/TV room with 32" Ultra HD TV and Sky Q box with Boxset package.

* Cloakroom with toilet and handbasin

* Utility room with built in Fridge/Freezer, Sink,

Washing machine & Tumble dryer

* Kitchen/Diner with built in Double electric oven, Microwave/oven, Dishwasher, Fridge & Electric Hob.

* Dining Table with seating for 6

* Living Room with 50" Ultra HD TV and Sky Q box with Boxset package.


* Kingsize bedroom with fitted wardrobes

* Double bedroom with freestanding wardrobe and ensuite shower room

* Twin bedroom with built in wardrobe

* Ensuite to Double bedroom with shower cubicle, toilet and sink. Illuminated mirrored cabinet with shaver point.

* Family Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and sink. Illuminated mirrored cabinet with shaver point.


* Private walled garden with patio and garden furniture

* Private parking for up to 3 cars

More Details

Member since: 2017
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Elise

We have lived in Great Shelford since 2001 and live very close to this holiday rental. We work from home so are usually around to help guests with any queries. We really want you to enjoy the house and the area and leave feeling pampered and refreshed after your stay.

Why Elise chose Cambridge

We love our Old Pound Yard house. Although in the centre of this busy village it is set back from the road and is a peaceful, calm sanctuary. Prior to refurbishing the house completely as a holiday home, we rented it as a long term let and our previous tenants all fell in love with its space and tranquility.

What makes this house unique

Old Pound Yard is walking distance to local supermarkets, pubs, a station, bus stops, restaurants, a park and recreation ground, an award winning Deli, bakery, butchers, banks, chemist and library - to name but a few local amenities. The house has private off road parking for up to 3 cars, right outside the front door. There is a lovely walled garden and french doors from the living room and dining room onto the patio. Another unique factor is the artwork around the house which is all painted by local artist Astrig Akseralian, Elise's sister - and if anything grabs your attention all the paintings are available for sale !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cambridge in Great Shelford

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 10
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please no outdoor shoes to be worn on carpeted areas - stairs and bedrooms.
  • Please no hair dying and tanning applications.
  • There is parking for up to 3 cars. The drive is shared with one other house so please park carefully.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Illuminated Mirrored cabinet with shaver point.
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Illuminated Mirrored cabinet with shaver point
  • Toilet rolls provided on arrival. Selection of hotel size toiletries in each bathroom. Towels provided. 2 Hairdryers in Bedroom drawers. Electric fan in each Bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Fitted wardrobes
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite Shower Room. Freestanding wardrobe.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Single Beds. Built in wardrobe
  • Bedroom 1 = King Size Bed Bedroom 2 = Double Bed = with ensuite shower room Bedroom 3 = 2 x Single Beds Bedlinen provided. Plenty of hangers in wardrobes. Chests of drawers in every room. 2 hairdryers provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Beautiful and so thoughtfully appointed house

  • 5 of 5

Elise’s house will forever be the gold standard by which I will judge all other properties. Everything was so thoughtfully considered and first rate. Beautifully decorated and so well equipped, we found everything to love and appreciate about this property. Nothing was missing (maybe a blender?) and so much that we thought would not be there was provided. From the welcome basket with breakfast items, fruit, and a bottle of wine, to dishwasher and laundry detergent, toiletries, and so much more. Thank you Elise. I can’t say enough good things about how special you made out stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joy. Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a glowing review - especially after you had such a lot of travelling in the last few days and must be extremely tired. It is very kind of you and much appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Old Pound Yard so much and it would be a great pleasure to welcome you all if you are ever in Cambridge again. It was lovely to meet you all and I will be rushing out to buy a blender for the house in the next few days !. Thank you again for your kindness. Regards Elise.
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Quality visit

  • 5 of 5

This is a quality house in a quality location, quiet with a great private garden. You cannot go wrong here. There was a wonderful welcome pack, including a bottle of wine, everything you could think of in a house was there. You can really relax and enjoy your holiday. And the pub over the road is great as well.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful holiday home, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The Photo's can not explain the comfort and luxury stay we have had for our 2 night stay. Elise is such a lovely lady, whom has helped me to prepare for relaxing stay for our business trip. Myself and my colleagues have felt very relaxed at her holiday home, every detail and equipment provided.

We most definitely would return and I would highly recommend for a lovely break to Cambridge, far, far nicer then any hotel and only 15 minutes away.

Thank you so much for having us.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Camille for your generous review. I am so glad you all had such a comfortable stay and that your trip was so successful. I am delighted that you all appreciated the lovely sanctuary that Old Pound Yard truly is - whether on holiday or resting after a long day at work. I do hope you have a chance to return to us again, it was lovely to meet you. All the best. Elise.
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Immaculate, well equipped in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time with four friends for a birthday celebration. The house was very clean, beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. Lots of space with a lovely garden to soak up the sun.

Elise was very friendly and communicated well. She was very understanding when we managed to lock ourselves out!! She even left a hamper and basic provisions for our arrival.

Location was perfect - a 10 minute drive to Cambridge Park and Ride (Trumpington) and a short drive to the Orchard Tea room for a delightful afternoon tea.

All in all superb accommodation for a perfect birthday weekend. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jackie for your glowing review. It was great to meet you all and I am so glad you all had a lovely weekend. Thank you too for keeping me on my toes when you locked yourselves out - at least it was easily solved and just added to the fun. I do hope to welcome you again. Best wishes. Elise.
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a weekend with friends. It is a great property. Fantastically decorated and well maintained. Plenty of space to park at the rear of the house.

The village is really nice with a few pubs and restaurants only a few minutes walk away. It is only a short taxi ride into Cambridge so is conveniently located.

I would definitely stay at the house again if I return to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

The property was superb - could not be faulted in at way. Everything you need and more!! Very clean and well presented - perfect for our celebration.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne for taking the time to send us a review. It was lovely to meet you and I am so glad you enjoyed your weekend at our property. Thank you for being great guests. Elise.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Square & Compass Pub
Nearest Ferry
73 Miles
Harwich, Essex
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Gog Magog
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Zara Indian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk

Old Pound Yard is in a private drive just on the High Street. The High Street is one of three roads forming a triangle at the very heart of the village and is where you will find both the village pubs.

Great Shelford is well served by a wide range of shops and facilities including:

Lloyds Bank and Barclays Bank - with cashpoints

Co-operative and Tesco supermarkets

Dry cleaners

Health & Beauty Salon

Barker Bros Butchers, award winning, high quality family firm.

Estate Agents, Sharman Quincey, Tucker Gardiners, Haart & Redmayne Arnold & Harris

Boots the Chemist

Forum House Chinese Restaurant with takeaway

Barbers & Hairdressers


Great Shelford Library

Shelford Delicatessen with takeaway fresh and frozen meals and restaurant/cafe


Places to eat - Indian, Chinese, Delicatessen, Square & Compass pub

All the places listed above are a short walk from the property. There are 2 car parks in the village as well as some street parking. There are also weekly WI markets in the Village Hall on Wednesday mornings and monthly farmers markets.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Minimum stay = 2 nights
Maximum stay = 3 months
The property is not available for long term rentals/ rentals over 3 months
Check in = From 4pm
Check out = By 10.30am / can be later if arranged with owner
No Pets. No children under 10.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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