An impressive, contemporary, semi-detached home, providing beautifully presented accommodation, which is flooded with natural light. The property is generously proportioned, extending to 1875sqft (174 sqm) and is very conveniently positioned for access to the M11, Addenbrooke’s hospital and the Bio Medical Campus.
Royal Way is part of the Abode development built by Countryside Properties and designed by Proctor and Matthews Architects. Its mix of striking architecture, carefully considered design and practical, contemporary living, helped the development and architect to win the ‘Royal Institute of British Architects’, East Building of the Year Award for 2015.
95 is well positioned within the development and backs onto school playing fields, affording the garden a high degree of privacy.
The ground floor has a generous hallway with large, full height windows over the staircase providing lots of natural light and there is a utility cupboard housing the washing machine, as well as a modern cloakroom. The dual aspect sitting room is bright and spacious and has a door leading out to the terraced garden. A sliding pocket door opens to the kitchen, which is fitted with a range of cabinets set below beautiful working surfaces, there are contrasting wall mounted cabinets; a built in oven and hob; integrated fridge / freezer and a dishwasher. Another sliding pocket door at the other end of the kitchen leads to the dual aspect, oak floored dining room, which like the living room, has large windows and a door leading out on to the rear terrace making this another naturally light room. This and the living room both have engineered oak flooring and together with the natural light, a sense of bringing the outside in, is truly felt in these rooms.
The first floor landing is impressive and again flooded with natural light. On this level there is a spacious family bathroom and two double bedrooms, the master benefitting from en-suite facilities. The second floor landing has a bank of large storage cupboards and a long work station ideal as a hobby space or study area. There are two further double bedrooms on this level as well as a family bathroom.
Outside, the front garden is planted with shrubs. There is a secure, gated parking area, from which a pedestrian gate gives access into the rear garden. The rear garden backs onto school playing fields and enjoys a good degree of privacy. There is a patio adjacent to the house, raised beds and a Mediterranean inspired border with a small pond. There is also a large timber store.
The property is highly energy efficient, easy to run and has high specification double glazing and a gas fired heating system.
Trumpington is a thriving, fast growing part of the city that still manages to retain its village identity and sense of community. It is exceptionally well located for access into the Addenbrooke’s campus, out to the M11 and into the city by car, bus, guided bus, one of a few purpose built cycle routes, or even an enthusiastic walk. The city’s mainline station can be easily reached along the guided busway cycleway without having to mix with car traffic at all.
The area has three primary schools and a brand new state-of-the-art secondary school built in 2016 with excellent sporting facilities. Many of the city’s finest private schools are within easy cycling distance.
There are also various restaurants, pubs, shops, a post office, barber, GP surgery, pharmacy, library and community centre. There is a major Waitrose supermarket and a Sainsbury’s local.
Trumpington Meadows nature reserve links Trumpington through to Byron’s Pool and Grantchester and there is a second country park between Trumpington and the Addenbrooke’s campus. Various bridleways and footpaths lead immediately out into the countryside towards Harston, Haslingfield, Barton and Grantchester.