TENURE: To be advised
Situated within walking distance of the River Cam and Midsummer Common, this gorgeous property on Kimberley Road has been thoughtfully extended and, offers the best of both worlds. A pleasant stroll from the house along the river bank leads you straight into our Historic City. The location is ideal for City living and everything that it offers yet it is just far enough away to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this highly sought after area. With gardens backing on to prestigious De Freville Avenue, this location is all about the postcode. Residents parking and access to various local amenities, independent shops and cafes has further helped this area become one of the "hotspots" of the city
Standing outside, this house looks incredibly attractive with its double bay window, but bears similarity to many other houses in the road. It gives little indication as to what lies beyond the front door. Step inside and let your journey begin. Offering a wealth of character and charm with beautiful high ceilings, refurbished Sash windows and picture rails, this delightful family home offers versatile living accommodation set out over three floors, with the added benefit of a fully self contained office suite or granny annexe which could easily accommodate dual generation living arrangements.
Stepping into the entrance hall with original wooden flooring, the property immediately has a welcoming and homely feel to it and is presented to a high standard throughout. The living room, which is front facing enjoys ample natural light from the large bay window. The original, Victorian fireplace is still in place but is currently not in use. The garden facing reception room is currently used as a reading room and offers peace and tranquillity from the hustle and bustle of everyday family life, but in earlier years has been used as a play room and separate dining room. One of the joys of this property is that the house can tie in unison with your own life's requirements and circumstances.
As you approach the kitchen you pass the ground floor cloakroom. The open plan kitchen/ dining/ living room gives direct access onto the delightful garden via sliding glass doors which are 8ft high in order to allow the sky to be visible. This lovely room is certainly the hub of the house with plenty of space for the family. The kitchen offers a range of base and eye level storage units, ample work surfaces of solid Cedar wood and easily meets the demands of every day family life.
The balustrade staircase rises to the first floor, where there are three good sized double bedrooms and a refitted family bathroom. A further balustrade staircase leads you to the two third floor bedrooms, which offer excellent size rooms with maple wood flooring. The master en-suite room features a built in shower and sink unit and dual aspect window, making this room incredibly bright and airy. The second garden facing room has lovely wood panelling and is also a good size double, and the top floor is completed by a shared W.C.
The rear garden has been beautifully maintained by the current owners and features a variety of plants and flowers and is mainly laid to lawn. There is a paved pathway leading to the office suite / annexe which is currently used as an art studio. The annexe has a multitude of uses and features shower room and kitchen area and is connected to water, electricity and heating. The annexe can be accessed by a pathway running to the rear of the property which also makes it suitable to rent out to lodgers.
The property is offered with the benefit of no onward chain and simply must be viewed to be appreciated. A true hidden gem in this enviable postcode, within close proximity to the centre of Cambridge.