An established semi on a south-city no-through-street, with a fantastic contemporary extension and a mature south-facing 36m / 120ft rear garden.
Bishops Road is one of Trumpington’s most popular established roads and the house stands towards the end and on the south side, giving it a sunny rear garden.
It has recently been enormously enhanced by the addition of a substantial architect-designed ground floor extension, conceived by the current owners, one of whom is a Cambridge University lecturer in architecture and engineering.
The new accommodation gives four individual living spaces, including a wonderfully light kitchen / dining room with a large roof light, a comfortable central living room, plus a study and sitting room that open through floor-to-ceiling glazing on to the garden. There is also a utility nook and a ground floor shower room.
The first floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom.
The rear garden is leafy, mature and private and measures about 36m / 120ft in length. There is a gated side pedestrian access and a well-screened front garden with a driveway for parking and a bike shelter.
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.