An enormously bright and stylish 104sqm / 1118sqft semi with three double bedrooms and a south-west facing garden in a quiet and sought-after location close to Addenbrooke’s.
Royal Way is part of the Abode development built by Countryside Properties and designed by Proctor and Matthews Architects. Its mix of striking architecture, carefully considered design and practical, contemporary living helped the development and architect to win the Royal Institute of British Architects’ East Building of the Year Award 2015.
The properties on the development are characterised by their bold, geometric architecture and wonderfully light interiors thanks to large windows throughout and this example is particularly appealing having 3 good size double bedrooms instead of the more usual two doubles and one single.
The ground floor has a light central hallway, a large cloakroom, triple-aspect sitting room and well-equipped kitchen / dining room with both living spaces opening south west on to the nicely established, south-west facing rear garden.
There is excellent storage space including large cupboards within the house and a covered side passageway plus a substantial bike store in the garden.
The rear garden faces south west and is well enclosed by a brick wall and by fencing. There is a driveway in front of the house giving parking for 2 cars.
The house is highly energy efficient including mechanical ventilation and heat recovery and solar photovoltaic panels that heat the hot water.
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.