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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Abbey Road, Cambridge, CB5

Sold STC £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • superb 1,607 sq ft 4 bed townhouse
  • laid out over 3 floors
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • 2 reception rooms
  • garden room
  • 2 bathrooms
  • garden
  • garage en bloc
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A semi-detached three storey family house with separate garage


Abbey Road is a no-through road situated within "Riverside", close to the River Cam and approximately 1¼ miles from the historic City Centre. There is supermarket shopping at the Tesco Superstore on Newmarket Road, along with Cambridge Retail Park and Beehive shopping centre which also includes a large Asda store. Also close at hand is the Grafton centre with a "little" Waitrose and Patisserie Valerie. In the city there are excellent shopping facilities which include The Grand Arcade shopping mall and a busy daily market within the city along with a wide number of independent shops.

Cultural, sports and recreational amenities are abundant in Cambridge which includes the Cambridge Colleges and museums, Nuffield and David Lloyd Sports Centres along with the River Cam and open spaces at Stourbridge Common, Midsummer Common and Jesus Green, all close by.

Schools in both the state and independent sectors for all age groups are available in the city. Cambridge railway station has services to London from around 48 minutes.

To the north the A14, which is 3 miles distant heads east towards Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich and west towards Huntingdon, Northampton, M1 & M6 and the A1 heads north as far as Newcastle Upon Tyne.


32 Abbey Road is a semi-detached Victorian property built circa 1890 which is constructed of Cambridge white brick elevations beneath a largely slate tiled roof which has the benefit of owning a separate en-bloc garage conveniently located just behind the property (lease to 2059 & service charge approximately £100 pa). Although the property is attached to the house next door, the houses were built separately and consequently benefits from double thickness walls between it and its neighbour.

The property extends to 1,607 sq ft with accommodation laid out over three floors with high quality UPVC windows to the front and rear elevations and Velux windows in the front elevation in the 2nd floor extension.

The current owners have retained or replaced many period features with attractive corbels within the hallway, picture rails, moulded ceiling cornicing, period fireplaces and panelled doors. There have been various extensions and refurbishments of the property by the current owners including but not limited to a large loft conversion, garden room extension, rewiring, double glazing throughout and a side passage cover. Full details are available from Savills.

The property is approached along a Victoriana style path through a wrought iron gate and behind a dwarf front wall. A panelled front door with fanlight above leads into a vestibule and hallway beyond including under stairs cloakroom.

To the right there is a double reception room with attractive bay window to the front. This well proportioned room has stripped wooden floors and is further enhanced by a coal effect gas fireplace with a wooden mantel piece, granite stone hearth and Victorian tiles.

The large kitchen/breakfast room is situated to the middle of the property and has a good range of modern 'Shaker' style fitted cabinetry with extensive work surfaces. There is a 5 ring gas hob, and two ovens in addition to ample room for a washing machine, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The property flows through to a substantial garden room with an oak floor and enjoys views and access to the rear garden. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, two with period fireplaces. The west facing master bedroom at the front has two windows with views to the front. There are two further good sized rooms on this floor and a family bathroom with a separate shower.

Of particular note is the 2nd floor extension with a surprisingly large bedroom and separate bathroom with shower over the bath. Further storage space in the boarded roof void is accessed from the bathroom.

The rear east facing landscaped garden, which can be accessed from the house or covered side footpath, is laid mostly to lawn with raised borders and a terrace sitting area to the side of the house.

Square Footage: 1,607 sq ft

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Added on Rightmove:
20 October 2016

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