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Great Northern Road, Cambridge

£525,000
Added on 24/08/2021
esale Ltd, Harrogate
PROPERTY TYPE
Apartment
BEDROOMS
×2
BATHROOMS
×2

Key features

  • Purpose-Built Ground Floor Apartment
  • Two Bedrooms, One Reception, Two Bathrooms
  • South-Facing Overlooking Landscaped Communal Gardens
  • Professionally Decorated
  • Improvements and Upgrades
  • Moments from Cambridge Station
  • Available With All Furniture
  • Parking Options Available

Property description

Tenure: Leasehold

We are delighted to offer for sale this luxury ground floor apartment located in the heart of Cambridge and just a minute or two walk from the mainline train station.

An ideal property for the young professional market, this immaculate and greatly improved property also offers an attractive rental yield so it is certain to be of interest to the investor sector, or even as a secure lock up and leave for the occasional city dweller.

Offering light and spacious accommodation throughout, the apartment boasts two very comfortable double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes as well as an en-suite to the primary bedroom and a very contemporary family sized bathroom. The open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room benefits from an abundance of natural light and very high standard finishes throughout, including high end appliances and a fabulous bespoke fitted office for those people who are able to work from home.

Originally built in 2016, this stunning property is offered for sale with an unexpired term of 992 years on the lease and the current service charge is approximately £2,400 per annum.

This property can be offered with all of the furniture if required.

Early internal inspection is strongly advised.

Transport

London commuters are well served with Cambridge mainline train station only a few minutes walk away with fast services to Kings Cross, St Pancras and Liverpool Street in approx. 60 minutes. There is easy access to the M11 with Stansted Airport about 40 minutes drive away and links into the M25 or A14.

Schools

There is a wide selection of Ofsted rated Good and Outstanding state primary and secondary schools and well regarded independent schools within easy walking/cycling distance of the apartment.

Primary Schools

St. Albans Catholic Primary School
St. Matthews Primary School

Secondary Schools

Parkside Community College
Coleridge Community College

Independent Schools

Mander Portman Woodward
Holme Court School

Agents Information

Tenure: Leasehold (992 years remaining)
Year Built: 2016
EPC: B
Council Tax Band: D
Service Charge: Approx. £2,400 per annum
Ground Rent: £400 per annum.

Dimensions

Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room 6.35 m x 3.65 m 20'10" x 11'11"
Bedroom 1 3.73 m x 3.95 m 12'3" x 12'12"
Bedroom 2 3.04 m x 3.74 m 9'12" x 12'3"

Approx. Gross Internal Area 70.14 sq m 755 sq ft


Owners Notes

This high specification, modern, luxury apartment, built by Hill Residential in 2016 to an incredibly high standard, occupies a highly desirable location right in the centre of the new and exciting CB1 business district of Cambridge. After graduating from Cambridge University I was keen to find a bolthole in the city, a pied-à-terre that I could use as a base when visiting, and this apartment is ideal in that regard, says the owner. The location is perfect for quick transportation links into London and other neighbouring cities being close to the station means I can literally decide to catch a train into Kings Cross or Liverpool Street stations within ten minutes of the scheduled departing time and then be there in approximately an hour! And Station Square has developed into a really vibrant new district of the city with supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, pubs and locally-run food stalls peppered around the station, providing many options to socialise and eat out in the evenings as well as a real sense of community and support for local businesses.

There are several art, culture, and sporting events that take place throughout the year around the CB1 Estate, and the residents in this community are very friendly and community spirited. One of the highlights of summertime is the open air screening of Wimbledon just in front of the green, with deck chairs, strawberries and cream, and refreshments served throughout the event.

The area is unabashedly a modern face of Cambridge, with high-tech companies including Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple all taking up positions in the newly-built office buildings surrounding the CB1 Estate, while the traditional college and university buildings of the historic city are just a short walk or cycle away.

Theres a sense that this place combines the dynamic energy of youth and innovation with the refinement that comes from tradition and history. Living in this part of Cambridge is like having the best of both worlds.

The apartment itself is very comfortable, quiet and secure. Its warm in the winter and cool in the summer due to a round-the-clock ventilation system that extracts heat and circulates fresh and filtered air to all rooms, and the secondary acoustic glazing installed in the bedrooms completely eliminates any noise from the road and helps with energy efficiency. The underfloor heating is temperature adjusted by individual thermostats in each room, and theres a clever use of space throughout the apartment with under-bed storage solutions, built-in wardrobes, a storage room with shelves, and a bespoke fitted home office in the main living area with spacious drawers that hide everything away at the end of the day.

This is a turn-key city apartment that requires very little maintenance and has relatively low running costs. The south-facing position means its flooded with sunlight throughout the day and into the early evening, and it also directly overlooks and opens onto the landscaped communal gardens, which are a soothing sight to see at all times. In my opinion, its perfect as a pied-à-terre or residence for the commuting professional, but its equally suited for couples and retirees wanting easy access to all that this amazing city has to offer.

The main living area is one large open-plan kitchen, dining and living space, which faces south out across the green. Its a great space for working, relaxing and entertaining, and I love the fact that I can enjoy the space and fresh air without the hassle of having to maintain a garden, says the owner.

For those who are short on time, demanding of quality, and seeking the conveniences of city life, this apartment will not disappoint.

Local information

World-renowned for its university and historic architecture, Cambridge is increasingly recognised as an international business hub, thanks to its growing technology and science industries. This luxury apartment is conveniently placed in a prime city location within walking distance of Microsoft, Amazon, and Apples Cambridge offices and a few minutes walk from Cambridge mainline train station and the wonderful Botanic Gardens. The corporate headquarters and global research and development centre of biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca are a 10 minute cycle away at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, next to Addenbrookes Hospital. The property is also conveniently placed for access to the heart of the historic city centre, which provides an attractive combination of ancient and modern buildings, winding lanes, colleges and an extensive range of recreational and cultural amenities including a wide selection of fashionable public houses, bars and restaurants, museums and theatres.


Improvements & Upgrades

- Installed Bespoke Fitted Home Office/Media Centre with drawers
- Upgraded single bowl sink to double bowl designer undermounted sink
- Replaced kitchen worktop with Silestone quartz worktop
- Installed Häfele Kitchen Base Corner Pull Out Storage Solution
- Upgraded hob to Miele brand electric induction hob
- Installed additional sound proof secondary glazing tilt & turn window units in bedrooms - effectively quadruple glazing to completely eliminate noise in bedrooms
- Installed built-in wardrobe with sliding doors in Second Bedroom
- Installed Day and Night Switch Roller blinds with complete Blackout Sidewinder Roman blinds on top in kitchen and bedrooms
- French Doors: Installed Perfect Fit complete Blackout blinds and Patterned Decorative White Frosted Window Film for privacy
- Installed Tapworks water softening and filtration system
- Installed soundproof casing around Heat Recovery Unit to completely eliminate noise
- Installed deadlock nightlatch and gravity flap letter plate on front entrance door
- All furniture in excellent, barely used, condition as owner does not permanently reside at the property, only using the apartment occasionally as a pied-à-terre.


Disclaimer

These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by eSale. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before making any legal commitment.




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Great Northern Road, Cambridge

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NEAREST STATIONS

Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Cambridge Station0.1 miles
  • Cambridge North2.2 miles
  • Shelford Station3.2 miles
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