A wonderful detached 1940s bungalow, entirely renovated and superbly extended in 2016 and located on a desirable south-city no-through-road.
Bishops Road is a no-through-road, lined with silver birch trees and is off Shelford Road, giving brilliant access both into the city and out to the M11 and in particular to the Addenbrooke’s Campus. At the time of writing it is home to at least 3 Nobel prize winners.
The property was bought by the current owners as a three bedroom, 1940s detached bungalow and was absolutely transformed in 2016 with a wonderful, full-height kitchen / dining / living extension at the rear. At the same time the original house with totally renovated and updated to exacting standards including rewiring, external wall insulation, a new roof, new bathrooms, solar panels flooring and decoration throughout.
It stands in a plot of about 480sqm / 0.12 acres with a driveway and lawn at the front and appealing shrub and flower gardens at the rear with a vegetable garden at the far end and an excellent insulated home office / studio with a vaulted ceiling and tall glazed gable on to the garden.
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.