A very rare opportunity to acquire an outstanding home in one of Cambridge’s most highly regarded residential areas, less than a mile from the railway station, the city centre and about 2 miles from Addenbrooke’s Hospital campus.
A rare opportunity to acquire an outstanding home in one of Cambridge’s most highly regarded residential areas, less than a mile from the railway station, the city centre and about 2 miles from Addenbrooke’s Hospital campus.
- Cambridge City Centre approx. 0.9 miles
- Addenbrooke’s Hospital approx. 2.5 miles
- Cambridge Railway Station approx. 0.8 miles
• 4 reception rooms
• 4 double bedrooms
• High quality fitted Callerton kitchen/breakfast room
• Recently re-fitted bathrooms and cloakroom
• Double garage and additional parking for 2 cars
• Impressive hall with gallery landing above
• South/west facing garden to rear, walled courtyard garden to front
This attractive property has been extended and up-dated since 2004/5 to provide excellent accommodation and most notably the high specification kitchen fitted in 2014. The works have also included the installation of solid oak flooring to the ground floor reception rooms and hall, a new gas fired condensing boiler, a pressurised hot water system, the attractive fireplace in the sitting room, and re-roofing with Spanish slates for aesthetic reasons. The property has been very well maintained by the present owners.
Chaucer Close is in a highly sought after residential area (Southacre conservation area) adjacent to Coe Fen and convenient for the city centre, the railway station and Addenbrooke’s hospital, as well as the many excellent nearby schools and the University Botanical Gardens (less than 200 metres from the property). There is very easy access to the city centre via the cycle/pedestrian way across Coe Fen.
An attractive oak mullion door opens in to the impressive reception hall with gallery landing above with floods of light from the large south facing windows over the half landing. There is a cloaks cupboard and storage area, cupboards under the stairs and solid oak flooring. All reception rooms and kitchen are accessed from the hall.
The cloakroom has a WC with concealed cistern, hand basin and solid oak flooring.
One of the recent additions to the property is the vaulted studio/play room to the front of the house which has large windows and double doors opening to the back garden and patio area.
The family room is a bright room with aspects to the south and east. The dining room has double doors to the side garden (which opens to the back garden) and a glazed screen with door leading through to the kitchen/breakfast room.
The Sitting room is another bright room with triple aspects over the back and side gardens and sliding doors to the south facing patio and double doors from the hall. There is an attractive open fireplace with raised slate hearth and display recesses.
The superb kitchen/breakfast room has been fitted with high quality Callerton cabinets comprising an extensive range of wall and base units with quartz composite work surfaces, lighting above and inset Franke sink with mixer tap. There is a wide central peninsular with attractive Original BTC pendant lights above and the built in appliances include a Neff dish washer, double oven and induction hob with extractor above, and Liebherr Fridge and Freezer. The ceramic tiled floor continues through to the breakfast area which has low level sky lights above. A door leads through to the utility room which has a door to the front courtyard garden. The utility room has a sink set in the wide work surface with Miele Washing machine, John Lewis Dryer, water softener below and ceramic tiled floor. Glow Worm gas fired condensing boiler.
The wide gallery landing is illuminated by the large windows over the stairs and there is access to the roof space and an airing cupboard with Megaflo pressurised hot water cylinder.
The master bedroom suite has aspects to the front and side and the dressing area has fitted wardrobes and storage cupboards. The en-suite shower room has half tiled walls, a ladder radiator, ceramic tiled floor, and the suite includes a fully tiled shower cubicle with curved screen, WC, bidet and hand basin with mixer tap set in vanity unit.
The family bathroom also has a ceramic tiled floor and half tiled walls together with a fully tiled shower cubicle, panel enclosed bath with mixer tap, WC with concealed cistern, hand basin with mixer tap set in a vanity unit and ladder towel rail.
Bedrooms 2 and 4 are at the back of the property and bedroom 3 is to the front. Bedroom 3 has built in wardrobes along one wall.
Outside the property is approached across the driveway with parking for two cars with the double garage beyond. The garage has a double width up and over door, pedestrian side access power and light.
To the front east side is an attractive walled courtyard garden which has access to the house, gate to the front, a metre cupboard and a screened bin storage area.
The attractive private south and west facing rear garden is neatly kept with well stocked borders and lawn with large patio adjacent to the sitting room and studio/play room, and a path leading to a small enclosed garden area adjacent to the dining room, which has pedestrian access directly on to Chaucer Road.
Tenure – Freehold
Services – Mains water, electricity and drainage
Local Authority – Cambridge City Council
Council Tax Band – Band G
Viewing – Strictly by appointment through the selling agents Carter Jonas 01223 403330