An expertly restored and renovated Grade II listed south-city house with a wonderful history. Extended by a superb open-plan kitchen and with part-walled south-west facing garden and off-road parking.
Weighbridge Cottage stands at the southern entrance to Trumpington and, together with its neighbour, Tollgate House, was built in 1811 for the keepers of the gate and bridge who weighed and took a toll from carts coming in to the city until it ceased to be a toll road in the late 1800s.
The house has been significantly extended on the ground floor over the site of the former weighbridge and in the last year has been the subject of a comprehensive renovation and restoration as part of a development of the corner of the High Street and Maris Lane.
It offers generous living space with a superb open-plan kitchen / dining room in the rear extension with new folding doors oriented south into the sun and a large lantern window on the roof. The cabinetry is hand-built by a specialist local firm. There are two further reception rooms; a snug and the main sitting room which has an impressive walk-in bay. The bathroom features a bath and separate shower cubicle.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms including the generous master which replicates the sitting room below. There is also a WC off the landing.
Vehicular access is off Maris Lane, where, when the development is complete, the access driveway will feature a remote-controlled electric access gates that will link in to the sophisticated alarm and CCTV system. There is a paved driveway immediately beside the house giving parking for 3 cars. A gate leads to a lovely, private south-west facing garden, enclosed at the far end by a brick wall.
The building is full of wonderful period details and the renovation has been sensitive to the character of the house but has made it thoroughly modern to live in including rewiring, new plumbing and gas central heating, plus additional underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom, new kitchen and bathrooms, new flooring and complete redecoration throughout.
It is a charming, comfortable, unique and historically significant city house.
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, by bicycle on one of several 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 that opened in 2016 bringing with it excellent sporting facilities including a private members’ gym.
A number of Private Schools are within cycling distance.
There are also various restaurants, pubs, shops, a post office, hairdresser, surgery, pharmacy, library, Waitrose supermarket and two new country parks.