A charming cottage with purpose-built studio in the garden, situated within a popular residential area close to the city centre, with easy access to Cambridge train station and the wealth of other attractions of this iconic and historic city.
This characterful Victorian end-of-terrace cottage enjoys a near central city position in the highly regarded Petersfield wards. The property has been very well cared for by its owners; recent additions to Garden Cottage include a wood burning stove and newly lined roof.
The entrance hall is finished with wood flooring which continues through to the main reception room. There is a beautiful stained glass door and fan light, storage cupboard and stairs leading to the first floor. The open-plan sitting / dining room is spacious and bright, benefits from a dual aspect and has large sash windows. There is a feature wood-burning stove, contrasted by exposed brickwork and a solid oak beam. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of units and is sympathetically finished with oak worktops. There is a Butler sink and Rangemaster oven with extractor over. A serving hatch between the kitchen and dining room not only serves as a very useful link between the two rooms but with it’s stain glass insets, it is a great feature providing light and character. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a breakfast area, currently serving as a child’s play room with bi-folding doors leading to the private rear garden.
Upstairs the accommodation is split over two floors, the first of which houses the bathroom and two double bedrooms. Bedroom one is particularly spacious, with the original floorboards exposed and has delightful views down Milford Street. The bathroom is luxuriously spacious for a property of this type, modern and yet characterful with the original exposed floorboards and choice of sanitary ware and décor. Laddered steps lead up to the loft room which is currently serving as guest room, has plenty of eaves storage and a Velux window to the rear. The loft room could likely be converted into a bedroom with a stairwell in the future, subject to the necessary consents.
Outside, the front of the property has a small walled garden with space for bicycles. The rear garden extends over 22m / 70ft, is mainly laid to lawn and is bordered by vegetable beds and a variety of shrubs and trees. There are 2 outbuildings including a smart garden studio, both include power and lighting. There is secure gated side access and a sheltered storage area for bikes and bins.
Sturton 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 4 minute cycle 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.