Beautifully presented and refurbished bay fronted Victorian terraced home in the forever popular De Freville area.
29 Pretoria Road is situated close to Midsummer Common about half way along the west side of the road and constructed of Cambridge brick elevations with now mainly double glazed sash windows and a tall painted bay window beneath a slate tiled roof. The property has beautifully enlarged accommodation extending to approximately 1,789 sq ft which is laid out over ground, first and second floors following an extension and refurbishment programme by the current owners during 2007 along with a loft conversion four years later.
The property is set back from Pretoria Road beyond a small front garden with chequered red/black pathway, small paved area with neatly clipped box hedging and custom timber bin storage.
The house is accessed via a stained glass door to hallway which has stripped pine floorboards, moulded ceiling cornicing along with Victorian arch with corbels. Of particular note is the drawing room which has a wide original bay sash window with plantation shutters, attractive cast iron fireplace and picture rails. This detail continues in to the adjacent music/playroom which has a marble fireplace and further access to a family/TV room which extends the full width of the property and attracts a great deal of natural light via three Velux skylights and glazed double doors to the rear.
The kitchen/dining room is dual aspect with two pairs of oak glazed double doors and fitted with black honed granite working surfaces and a deep ceramic basin and has a comprehensive range of cream coloured cabinetry with integrated dishwasher and spaces for washer/drier and upright fridge/freezer. The opposite wall has a matching work surface and cabinetry along with Stoves five burner cooking range. To the rear is ample space for a six to eight seater dining table and two further Velux skylights along with travertine tiled floor throughout. A downstairs cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
There are four double bedrooms which include the master at first floor which extends the full width of the property and has three sash windows and fitted recessed wardrobes. The adjacent second bedroom features an original cast iron fireplace and the third bedroom looks out onto the rear gardens. Of particular interest is the superbly re-fitted bathroom comprising a freestanding feature Victoria & Albert' composite stone bath with contemporary sanitary ware including wall hung WC and large square shower cubicle and illuminated recessed shelving, along with under floor heating and Porcelanosa tiling. The guest bedroom, at second floor is dual aspect and has a Juliet balcony with leafy views over the neighbouring gardens and an en suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
The property is beautifully presented with mainly stripped wooden floorboards to the majority of the ground floor and can be seen in greater detail on the attached floorplans.
The rear garden is west facing and has a sandstone full width paved terrace, ample space for eating out. Beyond, there is a garden pond and the gardens are divided' into different areas for play and relaxation and comprises a feature circular paved terrace with box hedging, winding brick laid pathway to an artificial lawned garden with tall mature apple tree, pebbled seating area, with further paved area with large timber cycle/store shed and locked gate leading to pedestrianised Ferry Path.
There is a resident's/visitor's permit parking scheme in operation and permits are obtained by an application to Cambridge County Council for a modest annual fee.
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Pretoria Road is one of my favourite roads in the de Freville area and this house is one of the nicest that I've seen. I really love the light-filled kitchen/breakfast room with doors out to the garden and the plantation shutters in the drawing room really show the quality of the refurbishment carried out by the vendors.Stewart Chipchase