A large, bright two bedroom ground-floor maisonette in a quiet south-city location close.
Monkswell is just off Trumpington High Street, providing excellent access both into and out of the city and in particular to Addenbrooke’s.
It is an established and leafy close and is much lower-density than the newer parts of Trumpington, being only two-storey.
The property is a ground floor maisonette, with its own front door, a private, west-facing front garden and a shared rear garden used by the property and its first floor neighbour. It also has a private brick bike shed / store, rather than the shared sheds common with newer apartments.
Both bedrooms are doubles and the living space is impressively generous. It is double-glazed and has gas fired central heating to radiators.
The freeholder of the area is Cambridge City Council, meaning a much lower service charge than charged by most commercial providers, currently £540 per year. The ground rent is just £10 per year. There are 92 years of the lease remaining.
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.