A superbly designed and fitted-out two double-bedroom first floor apartment with an en-suite and sunny balcony. For sale with no onward chain.
The Forbes Building is very conveniently located where Addenbrooke’s Road meets Austin Drive, a few moments from the Addenbrooke’s campus and with excellent access into the city and out to the M11.
The apartment is accessed through a communal entrance that leads on to an attractive, balconied first floor landing where there is a private entrance door into the hall. The main living space is well-proportioned and has tall glazing and a door at the rear on to a private balcony that faces south-west into the afternoon and evening sun.
The kitchen is fitted with quality high gloss fronted units and composite stone worktops. Fitted Smeg appliances include a fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, an electric oven, combination microwave and a ceramic hob with an extractor over.
There are two good double bedrooms, also with south-west facing tall glazing, bedroom 1 has an en suite shower room. There is a generous, high quality bathroom with a window to the front and a large, useful storage cupboard off the hallway. It is carefully designed to face largely south-west into the sun and away from Addenbrooke’s Road.
Behind the building is a car park with an allocated space for the property and further visitor spaces are also available in the car park and on Austin Drive itself.
The lease was 250 years from new in 2014. The ground rent is currently £300 a year and the most recent service charge £2082 for the year.
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