4 bedroom end of terrace house for saleEarl Street, Cambridge, CB1
Guide Price £1,475,000
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 reception rooms and wine cellar
- very central location
- single garage
- walled courtyard garden
- no upward chain
An elegant and centrally locatedl Grade II listed mid Victorian townhouse with garage overlooking Christ's Pieces
Earl Street is situated within the favoured 'Kite' district of Cambridge, with number 1 being on the corner of Earl Street and fronting onto Emmanuel Street overlooking Christ's Pieces beyond. The city centre is literally a stroll across the Pieces which has excellent shopping facilities including the Grand Arcade shopping mall and a busy daily market. Cambridge bus and coach station is about 250 metres distant with services to all over the UK and Cambridge railway station has services to London from around 48 minutes. Schools for all age groups in both the state and independent sectors are available in Cambridge and the property is within the well regarded Parkside Secondary School catchment area which has it's Sixth Form College along nearby Eden Street.
Cambridge has many recreational and cultural amenities which include large public open spaces at Christ's Pieces, Midsummer Common and Parker's Piece, numerous museums and the Cambridge Colleges - 31 in all. Sports facilities include Parkside Swimming pool and Kelsey Kerridge sports centre are situated close by immediately beyond Parker's Piece with Fenner's Cricket ground just beyond here.
1 Earl Street is a handsome townhouse constructed around 1850 of Cambridge brick with shuttered sash windows beneath a slate roof. The property extends to 1,712 sq ft of beautiful, flexible accommodation laid out principally over 4 floors. Of particular note is the ground floor drawing room which has a marble fireplace with ornate cast iron grate and wide arch connecting to the library which has floor to ceiling wall to wall book shelving. The kitchen is at lower level and well fitted with a comprehensive range of floor and wall mounted cabinetry and an integrated Stoves double oven and gas hob. A wide small pane sash window looks out into a lower level fern terrace.
There are 4 bedrooms, all of which have stripped pine floorboards. The master is dual aspect with super views over Christ's Pieces and has a wide marble fireplace and tall ceilings with moulded ceiling cornicing and picture rails. The bedroom behind has a glazed door which leads to an enclosed balcony with slate tiled floor and wrought iron railings and overlooks the garden below. At the upper floor are 2 further bedrooms, the larger double has an original fireplace and recessed book shelving and looks out to the front.
The property, which retains many fine features including panelled doors, small pane sash windows, cornicing, an elegant staircase with stripped handrail and treads with painted risers, is well presented and can be seen in greater detail on the attached floor plans.
The rear courtyard which is walled and has been designed with low maintenance in mind, is mostly paved and provides an ideal space for entertaining. There are mature shrubs within and an attractive arched gate leading to Earl Street. To the rear, accessed via the garden from Earl Street is a single garage. There is also a resident's parking permit scheme in operation and annual permits are available to buy from Cambridge City Council.
Square Footage: 1,712 sq ft
On foot from outside the Grand Arcade proceed onto Emmanuel Street and at the end bear right onto Parker Street and left into Emmanuel Street. The property can be found about 100 metres along on the right hand side. The front door is accessed from Earl Street.
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