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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Gresham Place, Cambridge, CB1

Sold STC £1,400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful location overlooking Parker's Piece
  • Four bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • Superb principal reception room
  • Large and well fitted kitchen plus utility
  • Superior converted basement comprising sitting room/home office and wine cellar.
  • Enclosed and private 'town garden'
  • Numerous original features
  • Attractively presented throughout
  • East walking distance of city centre and station
  • Unique opportunity

Full description

Situated in a most stunning and unique location adjacent to and overlooking Parker’s Piece, this elegant classical Georgian residence offers an impressive range of light and spacious well-appointed accommodation; comprising some beautifully proportioned rooms, arranged on three levels.

Believed to date from 1830 and of traditional gault brickwork under a hipped slate roof; this fine home with its fluted Greek Ionic columns with entablature is located in one of the very best and most convenient locations in Cambridge city centre.

The house retains an impressive range of original features successfully combining these with a contemporary feel including high quality kitchen and bathroom fittings.

The property is Leasehold is with a share of the Freehold. Term 999 years commencing 2006.
The maintenance charge is approximately £1,500 per annum including buildings insurance.


Gas central heating, decorative cornicing, corbels and ceiling roses, parquet floors, deep moulded skirting, panelled doors, open fireplaces, recessed halogen lighting, built-in wardrobes and cupboards and a good standard or décor.



A handsome Regency Style porch and a solid timber door with fan light over leads through an ENTRANCE HALL into a spacious and welcoming RECEPTION HALL featuring low level panelling and an impressive turning staircase leads off to the first floor.

CLOAKROOM comprising a pedestal basin, WC and chrome heated towel rail.

UTILITY ROOM offering a range of fitted base and wall-mounted units, worktops, sink unit and space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and space for freezer.

The main LIVING ROOM is a special room, superbly proportioned and adorned with numerous character features including three sets of French doors to the enclosed ‘town garden’. Twin open tiled fireplaces with decorative wooden surrounds, picture rail.

The KITCHEN/DINING ROOM is another splendid room comprehensively fitted with a bespoke range of contemporary units by ‘Kitchen Smiths’ set off by extensive granite work surfaces and up stands, complimented by concealed pelmet lighting and grey glass splash backs. Inset sink unit, integrated dishwasher, stainless steel electric double oven including microwave, door to courtyard.


SITTING ROOM/OFFICE a superb space with scope for a multitude of uses from a playroom to a study/library to an entertainment room or even a gym or music room being of excellent proportions and a workable ceiling height. Glass door and steps down from the main garden as well as an internal staircase, exposed facing brickwork, under floor heating, large recess with space for day bed, fitted book shelving and cupboards.

Adjacent WINE CELLAR with brick floor and brick and slate shelving.


A striking and sizeable LANDING with an airing cupboard and a loft hatch incorporating a ladder and electric light.

MASTER BEDROOM including two sets of built in double wardrobes, and French doors offering outstanding views over the garden and Parker’s Piece. Cast iron fireplace with tiled inner.

EN SUITE comprising a shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. Half tiled walls and floor.

BEDROOM TWO featuring French doors and that extraordinary view of Parker’s Piece plus two sets of built-in wardrobes.

BEDROOM THREE, a charming room with a cast iron fireplace and tiled inner, recessed cupboard and shelving and an additional fitted cupboard. Overlooking rear/side aspect.

GUESTS BEDROOM FOUR overlooking the rear/side and with a fitted wardrobe and the additional benefit of an EN SUITE including a shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin, WC and half tiled walls and floor.

FAMILY BATHROOM consisting of a bath with shower attachment and screen set in a tiled surround, washbasin and WC. Tiled floor.


The main garden is to the side (adjoining the main living room). Surrounded and well screened by a mature hornbeam hedge, and provides a delightful environment for ‘al fresco dining’. Large paved patio with the remainder to lawn and mature flower beds and with a gated side access measuring approximately 43 feet by 30 feet (13m x 9m) overall.

Directly to the front of the house is a small planted area and off the kitchen is an enclosed courtyard. Lockable storage to the rear (ideal for cycles and bins). Parking for one car plus an additional visitor’s space.


Gresham Place is a wonderful central location opposite Parker’s Piece and is perfectly situated to access the prestigious university colleges, theatres, cinemas, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars and leisure amenities as well as Christ’s Pieces, Midsummer Common and the River Cam.

In the opposite direction, Gresham Place is about half a mile from Cambridge station with its access to London Kings Cross (from 49 minutes), Liverpool Street (from 70 minutes) and Stansted Airport (from 30 minutes).

Cambridge is also conveniently located for a network of major roads including the M11, A14, A11, A428 and A1.

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13 March 2013


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