An extended and very elegant former 3 bedroom Victorian residence, steeped in history and with a private west-facing garden. The property enjoys a central position in the highly regarded Petersfield ward.
This charming house dates back to 1874 and was formerly Biggs Dairy. The property has been lived in by the current owners for over 33 years and has served as a wonderful family home, having previously been a 3 bedroom midterraced house. The property is finished to a meticulous standard throughout and offers a perfect balance of period and contemporary features.
The accommodation briefly comprises an entrance hall with fanlight and stairs to the first floor. There is a light and airy living room with an attractive cast iron fireplace and Wooden Double glazed sash windows. The dining room also has a feature fireplace, coupled with 4 useful storage cupboards. Adjoining the dining area is the extended kitchen, sympathetically finished with an attractive range of solid oak units, granite worktops and a butler sink. Integrated appliances include a washing machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, folding ironing board, double oven and induction hob with extractor fan over. The kitchen also has a water softener and drinking water filter unit, electrically operated Velux window, with external awning blind and a set of French doors leading to the rear garden. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cloakroom WC.
Upstairs are 2 double bedrooms, both including fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom was previously set out as 2 bedrooms, is particularly spacious and benefits from the morning sun. The bathroom has been fitted with a white suite including a separate bath and shower.The landing has access to a fully boarded loft with lighting and a pull-down ladder, offering scope for conversion subject to the necessary consents.
Outside the west-facing garden has outside water tap and Security lights and a superb degree of privacy and measures approximately 16m x 5m (52′ x 16′). There is a patio area, the remainder has been artificially turfed for ease of maintenance. There is a useful summerhouse with lighting and power, currently used for storage yet offering versatility to suit individual purchasers needs. There is a shared pathway to the rear, maintained by the council and providing access to a resident’s car park. Additional on street parking is available at the front of the property.
Gwydir Street is a particularly desirable neighbourhood in the highly regarded Petersfield wards. It is conveniently situated between East Road and Mill Road, around half a mile east of the City Centre with its combination of ancient and modern buildings, winding lanes, excellent choice of schools and wide range of shopping facilities.
The property is a 12 minute walk from Cambridge Railway Station with direct links to London. Mill Road, The Grafton, Beehive Shopping Centres and Cambridge Retail Park are also a short walk away. The city centre is reached by foot in just 20 minutes.
Schooling is excellent and the area falls within the catchment of St Matthews Primary School, secondary provision is at Parkside Community College both of which are Ofsted rated as outstanding.