Cambridge Riverfront 3 Bedroom, For Sale
Cambridge River Front 3-Bedroom Home with Private Access to River to launch a small boat or canoe. Ideally located within easy walking distance to Cambridge Old Town and City Centre (stroll 20 min or cycle 6 min); a popular and picturesque foot and cycle path, all along the river and Cambridge University College boathouses. The Grafton Centre with restaurants, cinema and shops is close by (10 min stroll or 3-4 min cycle), and the two train stations are 7 min and 10 min cycle away. The closest bus stop is less than 10 min walk or 3 min cycle away. The property is within minutes walk from parks and green spaces including Midsummer Common and Jesus Green. The famous Midsummer House, a Michelin starred restaurant, and Fort St George pub, a Cambridge favourite, is 10 min walk from the property. The property's location benefits from multiple easy access routes to and from the A14 and M11, avoiding much of the central Cambridge traffic.
This south-facing property has 3 double bedrooms on the first floor, the main bedroom with en suite bathroom (spa bath, over bath shower, basin, WC) and walk-in closet, and a second upstairs bathroom also with spa bath, over bath shower, basin and WC. The water pressure for both showers is enhanced by electric shower pump. Downstairs is a cloakroom (basin, WC), fitted kitchen (including hob, oven, frost free fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer-dryer) with dining area, and an open plan living area with lounge and dining area, along with built-in bookshelves, mains gas fireplace and two sliding glass patio doors leading to the garden. Double glazing, gas central heating, Hive heating control are available.
The property has an established, private, dog friendly and low maintenance garden, walled on both sides, with metal railings and gate at the far end where the garden opens directly onto the river Cam. Dining areas are available next to the river and next to the house (covered with heating). The garden has a 4-person hot tub, custom-built traditional sauna, cold plunge pool (chlorinated with water feature), 2 electric patio heaters and a concrete barbecue. The location of the property offers protection from street noise.
The title deed includes the tip of the island in the middle of the river, currently subject to a tree conservation order and management plan, which encourages and protects wildlife and birds. The property offers good opportunities to enjoy wildlife and birds along the river.
A single garage, and the option of further off-street parking, are available.
This property has been the permanent and main residence for the sellers for more than 10 years. The property is perfectly suited for permanent residence or lock-up-and-go purposes. The sellers have engaged in outreach work abroad and during this time they have, on occasion, made the property available for holiday lets. The property has been very popular when advertised for holiday lets, the average rate per month is £3000, per night is £250.
Excellent long-, medium- and short-term rental potential and investment value exist.
Friendly neighbours and community are additional benefits.
Gross floor area approximately 120sqm
Garden approximately 80sqm
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