Refurbished sanctuary in great location for all Cambridge attractions
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 Bistro, bakery, butchers, 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 !
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Home away from home
The property was very well presented and extremely comfortable. Elise was a terrific host - she responded to questions promptly and was very helpful upon check-in. The house was even better than the photos suggested. A very spacious property (especially the garden) whilst close to the sights of Cambridge.
Lovely family weekend
We were blown away by this house - looks nothing from the outside but step inside and it’s amazing! We were 2 adults, 2 grandparents and 2 teenagers and there was plenty of room. The house is decorated and fitted out to an exceptionally high standard and everything is spotlessly clean. Great kitchen with everything you need. We enjoyed a lovely evening in the garden (complete with hedgehog!) and then a great night at The Square and Compasses pub across the road - pub grub done well. We would definitely recommend this property.
The perfect Solution to Cambridge Chaos
Excellent experience all round. Very clear communication and a delightful property. Thank you, Elise.
Myself and five friends stayed here beginning of June. The house was so clean, well kept and furnished to a high standard. The facilities in the house were fantastic. Great location, we got a taxi into Cambridge for £18 (due to needing a bigger one for a mobility scooter) would 100% stay here again!!
Luxury appropriately describes this property. It's a beautifully refurbished cottage with every detail taken into account. The decor is very thoughtfully done. The furnishings are in pristine condition and very comfortable. The place was immaculately clean, the towels were plush and the linens high quality. Elise provided a generous gift basket which supplied us with much of what we needed for breakfast and more. I've never felt so well cared for in a vacation rental. The village was absolutely charming. We ended up trying several restaurants there and enjoyed them all as Elise suggested we would. We enjoyed the location near Cambridge, but out of the hustle and bustle of the city. We would definitely stay again.
Thank you Amy for your glowing review. I am so glad you enjoyed the property and all the village had to offer. The village is popular for just the reasons you noted - close to Cambridge but in a quiet location where you can get away from it all. We are very lucky to have so many good eateries within walking distance of the house - sounds like you tried quite a few of them. I do hope you get the chance to return to Cambridge again and would be delighted to welcome you back anytime.
29-31st May 2019
Lovely house, lovely location, lovely owner. Ample parking, everything catered for, quite private garden, will use again. Thank you
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:
Co-op and Tesco supermarkets.
Small supermarket with Post Office
Health & Beauty Salon
Barker Bros Butchers, award winning, high quality family firm.
Estate Agents, Sharman Quinney, Tucker Gardner & Redmayne Arnold & Harris
Boots the Chemist
Forum House Chinese Restaurant with takeaway
Barbers & Hairdressers
Great Shelford Library
Recreation park with play area
Coming soon - Shelford wine bar
GREAT SHELFORD STATION
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.