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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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 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 ...
  • 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 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

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
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Wonderful property. Home from home spotless when we arrived and very welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Elise met us and showed us in she was lovely and very welcoming and helpful re local facilities. A very good welcome hamper was much appreciated. Everything’s you would ever need was in the property. Garden was beautifully maintained and a pleasure to sit in during the stunning weather we had. Very comfortable. Very relaxing. Great location. Would thoroughly recommend and if in area would have no hesitation in staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property for our group weekend away.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend, couldn’t have asked for more.

We will definately be back again......!! 😀

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation!! Our group of three mature (matter of opinion) couples stayed for four nights in March 2018, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The house is well equipped, spacious, tastefully decorated and is handy for both bus and train trips into central Cambridge.

The house is private with little overlooking, there is good attention to detail in the furnishings and equipment, the bedding is very comfortable, and there is parking (not easily available in self catering accommodation in central Cambridge)

Would we stay here again ? Undoubtedly yes..

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stuart for your glowing review. Thank you for taking the time to send us your response as it is always a pleasure to know guests have enjoyed their stay. Many thanks and it would be a delight to welcome you back any time. Elise.
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

A brilliant location for exploring Cambridge and the surrounding area. Good transport links. A beautifully decorated house which was well equipped to a high standard by a very thoughtful owner. Would definitely return.


  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alison for taking the time to send us your review. I am so glad you all had a lovely weekend and do hope to welcome you back in the future. Elise
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Homely and Cosy

  • 5 of 5

Amazing accommodation...owner had thought of everything to cater for our needs. Brilliant communication through out and would definitely recommend ...you will not be disappointed. Five stars well deserved thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Michelle for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our property. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime. 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

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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