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Postcode: CB22 | code search
Population: 4000
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Some three miles south of Cambridge, Great Shelford though officially a village has the services you’d expect of a small town thanks to its population of around 4000: pubs, post office and a church of course, but this being a prosperous commuter village for the nearby city it also has a bakery, restaurant and deli, along with a health centre and school. And it is town-like too in having regular markets, largely for regional farm produce. This is an ancient place, or perhaps places plural as it seems to have evolved or rather coalesced from different Saxon settlements, at least one of which is thought to date further back to Roman times. Its antiquity is explained by the favourable location on a fording place of the River Cam (Shelford meaning shallow ford), and by local springs. Great Shelford like all the best English villages is a jumble of architectural eras, as indeed is its pretty church of St Mary with Norman, late medieval, Jacobean and Georgian elements. Even setting aside Little Shelford the village spreads over a wide area, along a network of lanes and side-roads some of which reveal lovely old structures like Rectory Farm, The Grange and Oak Cottage. Getting to the village is easy, not only the old London-Cambridge Road (A1301) passing through it, but the railway line linking those two centres having a station there.


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High Green Lodge (0.05 miles)

High Green Lodge
Charming self contained chalet. Accommodation offers living area with flat screen TV and free view/DVD. Fridge containing self service continental breakfast. Ample tea and coffee facilities. Plates, cutlery and wine glasses for those wanting a ... More | visit website
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Dorset House (1.02 miles)

Dorset House

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Set in its own private grounds, this beautiful house is ideally situated in the peaceful village of Little Shelford, just 4 miles away from the historic university city of Cambridge. Awarded 4 ... More

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Ayah Villa Guest House (1.16 miles)

Ayah Villa Guest House
Ayah Villa Guest House offers comfortable and relaxing accommodation for individuals, families and groups visiting Cambridge for leisure, study or business. Ayah Villa Guest House is conveniently situated for easy access to the heart of ... More | visit website
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Aylesbray Lodge (2.17 miles)

Aylesbray Lodge

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Offering a warm, friendly atmosphere and four-poster beds in some rooms, this family-run guest house has built its reputation on high standards of cleanliness and decoration.

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The Mowbray B&B (2.21 miles)

The Mowbray B&B

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This bed and breakfast is convenient for Cambridge, a beautiful and picturesque city famous for the university and its historic buildings. The Mowbray is situated on the south side of the ring ... More

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Acacia Guest House (2.43 miles)

Acacia Guest House

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Acacia Guest House offers 10 spacious, modern well laid out bedrooms, 2 on the ground floor, most with en suite facilities.We do have two rooms which have wash basins in ... More


Cambridge Apts (2.46 miles)

Cambridge Apts
Appreciated by business and leisure visitors, Cambridge Apartments are quietly situated in four upmarket locations within walking distance of the historic city centre of Cambridge. Each of the comfortable one and two bedroom apartments ... More
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Helen Hotel (2.52 miles)

Helen Hotel
The Helen Hotel has become a relaxing, well-appointed sanctuary for business travellers and visitors, enjoying a high standard of service and comfort. The staff at the Helen Hotel take pride in giving a friendly and ... More | visit website
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Bosworth B&B (2.52 miles)

Bosworth B&B

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Privately operated b&b-a quiet cul de sac modern house 3km from city centre.All rooms are modern,neautral decor,shared bathrooms,full use of kitchen,communal lounge with fax,tv,telephone 24/7 wi fi broadband.Offstreet parking for ... More

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Sorrento Hotel & Restaurant (2.54 miles)

Sorrento Hotel & Restaurant

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With a convenient location, within 1.5 miles (2.5 km) of Cambridge’s historic city centre and the train station, this family-managed hotel boasts an authentic Italian restaurant and free parking.

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