A superior-specification townhouse off Long Road with 3.1m first-floor ceiling height, a roof terrace, two car garage/car port and a west-facing rear garden.
Woodpecker Way is part of Countryside Homes’ award-winning flagship Aura development off Long Road. The development is characterised by high quality architecture, of both its buildings and landscapes and the properties have a superior specification to others nearby, most notably the extra volume and sense of space afforded by wonderfully high ceilings. In this house the first floor ceilings are 3.1m tall, against a more usual height of 2.4m.
It stands back behind a small, smartly landscaped park and is moments’ walk from the locals shop, pharmacy, GP and library on Clay Farm Square and right by the community college with its private gym and sports facilities. The guided busway cycleway is also moments away and the Addenbrooke’s Campus so near it can be walked to.
The ground floor provides a generous cloakroom, and an impressive open-plan kitchen / living space with doors opening on to the west facing rear garden. The kitchen is superbly fitted including integrated German appliances and stone worksurfaces and all of the bathrooms are equally luxurious. The first floor sitting room runs front-to-back with morning sun in the front and a doors on to a roof terrace at the rear for the afternoon and evening sun. There are four bedrooms, all doubles, across the first and second floor, the master with an en-suite and there is a shared bathroom on the first floor.
A remote-controlled door provides access to a car port for two cars and enough width for bins, bikes etc to pass beside. The neatly kept rear garden is of a very good size for the area and includes a purpose-built bike and bin store.
The property has excellent energy efficiency, including high-spec double glazing, gas central heating with underfloor to the sitting room and PV solar panels on the roof.
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.