A beautifully styled and significantly improved three bedroom ground floor apartment of around 77sqm / 835 sqft located on the city’s edge off Huntingdon Road.
11 Thornton Court is an excellent example of a 1960s apartment located on the edge of the city, just a 12 minute cycle ride to the centre of Cambridge.
The apartment is typical of others of its period with large windows allowing lots of natural light and nicely proportioned rooms throughout. Another excellent feature of this property is that it is set slightly away from the main building with its own entrance hall with only one connected first floor apartment. The property benefits from a large amount of fitted cupboards in the bedrooms and hall, which is one of the vendors’ favourite things about their home.
The entrance hall leads to bedroom 3/study and a door with original glazed partition leads to the sitting room which has double glazed windows to the front. The windows along with most others are fitted with blinds for privacy.
The south-facing sitting room leads to the dining room and in turn to the kitchen which is fitted with a modern range of units and integrated appliances.
An inner hall leads to two double bedrooms and a beautifully re-fitted bathroom which comprises a panelled bath shower and screen, a wash basin with decorative tiling over and storage under, a concealed cistern wc and towel rail. The room is complimented by a fully tiled floor and walls.
The property is leasehold, but each owner owns a proportion of the freehold. The general lease for Thornton Court was extended within the last 7 years for a further 999 years. There is no Ground Rent and the Service charge for this year was £440 per quarter, which includes water and building insurance.
Girton offers a fantastic balance between living within the city limits and enjoying the traditional charm and facilities of Girton village. It is within 2 miles of the west University site and 2.5 miles from the very centre of the city with excellent dedicated cycle routes and a regular Citi 5 and 6 bus services.
There is a newly opened Sainsburys supermarket at Eddington – the new north west Cambridge development and also a small Co-op by Girton College, which is open 7 days a week until late. The middle of Girton village is about a mile away and there are a number of pubs and restaurants including The George and The Old Crown. In addition, there is a Beefeater restaurant and the Felix hotel on Huntingdon Road, a short walk from Thornton Court.
There is a primary school in the village that feeds into Impington Village College (3 miles away). The new Horizons Nursery and Cambridge University primary school, the first primary University Training School in the UK. is also within striking distance. Many of the city’s private schools are on the west side of the city, so are easily accessible.
A tennis club and a golf course can also be found within Girton.