A substantial 1920’s bay-fronted residence of over 2000 sqft / 187 sqm, plus a purpose-built studio. The property is situated on a sizeable plot on a no-through road in one of the city’s most desirable areas.
This elegant bay-fronted house enjoys a quiet, near central city location in a friendly neighbourhood, just north of the river in the highly regarded West Chesterton wards. The property has high ceilings, a wealth of fine architectural features and has been thoughtfully designed with modern open-plan living in mind.
There is a welcoming reception hall with a striking stained glass door and Edwardian style tiled flooring. The bay-fronted living room is finished with original wood flooring and has a feature fireplace, contrasted by an attractive surround. There is a large dining room, which couples as a music room and has French doors leading to the private rear garden. The kitchen / breakfast room is light and airy, benefitting from a triple aspect and Velux windows. The kitchen has been fitted with a comprehensive range of units and is finished with solid oak worktops; there is a range-style oven and various integrated appliances included within the sale. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a utility room with further units and a ground floor wet room with W.C.
Upstairs, the accommodation is split over two floors, the first of which houses three large double bedrooms and a stylish refitted bathroom, finished with a traditional suite including a roll-top bath. On the second floor is an impressive master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, en suite shower room and plenty of built-in wardrobes. There is a large attic storage space accessed through the built-in wardrobe, offering scope for a further loft conversion with views over the garden, subject to the necessary consents.
The front of the property has a driveway providing off-road parking for two vehicles. A side gate leads to the generous landscaped rear garden, which extends to around 155ft / 47m. There is a decked area, well suited to alfresco dining. The remainder of the garden is principally laid to lawn and bordered with a variety of shrubs, stocked beds and fruit trees. To the rear of the garden is a substantial summerhouse with power and lighting connected, divided into two separate studios and stores, offering versatility to suit individual purchasers’ needs.
The property is for sale with the benefit of no onward chain.
Highworth Avenue is a friendly neighbourhood and no-through road, conveniently situated just off the Milton Road, less than a mile from the city centre with its combination of ancient and modern buildings, winding lanes, excellent choice of schools and wide range of shopping facilities.
Both Midsummer and Stourbridge Commons are also situated nearby, as well as the newly completed Cambridge North Railway Station with regular services to London Kings Cross. There are a wide range of local facilities including a Tesco Superstore, gym and two out of town retail parks close-by, with the Grafton Centre which has a wide range of shops a multiplex cinema and restaurants just a short distance away.
Schooling is available at Milton Road Primary and Castle School, both of which are Ofsted rated as good. The renowned Cambridge Day Nursey and Forest School is just a 5 minute walk away. Secondary schooling is available at the well regarded Chesterton Community College, which is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.