Pretoria Road
166.20 sq m(1,789 sq ft)
Guide price £1,100,000($1,388,626)

Pretoria RoadCambridge, CB4 1HD

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Beautifully decorated and well-proportioned townhouse
  • Four reception rooms including bay fronted sitting room and long eat-in kitchen/breakfast room
  • Four double bedrooms, family bathroom and en suite shower room
  • Many fine original features retained
  • Neat and attractive west facing rear garden

Beautifully presented and refurbished bay fronted Victorian terraced home in the forever popular De Freville area.

About this property

  • 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.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

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 ChipchaseProperty agent

Local information

  • • Pretoria Road is situated within the popular ‘De Freville' area of Cambridge, a predominantly late Victorian near central area of the City between the river Cam and Chesterton Road. From this location the city centre can be accessed on foot or by cycle via a pedestrian/cycle bridge at the end of Pretoria Road which leads to Midsummer Common and onwards to the city centre.
  • • Comprehensive shopping is available in Cambridge which includes a busy daily market, the Grand Arcade shopping mall along with a number of independent shops. Convenient shopping is also available along nearby Chesterton Road which includes a baker, supermarket, along with popular café “Stir” and equally popular bar “Thirsty”. There are well regarded pubs and restaurants in the vicinity which include the Fort St George, Restaurant 22, Michelin starred Midsummer House and a popular live music/comedy venue at The Portland Arms.
  • • There is a variety of recreational, sports and cultural amenities also available in the City including punting on the Cam, tennis, swimming and bowling at Jesus Green, numerous theatres, art galleries and museums along with the Cambridge Colleges and their gardens. Midsummer Common also hosts many recreational, charitable and musical events such as Cambridge's renowned ‘Strawberry Fair', annual fun fair and firework display on Guy Fawkes night.
  • • Pretoria Road is approximately 2.3 miles from Cambridge station (services to London King's Cross from 50 minutes) and Cambridge North station approximately 2.4 miles.
  • • Schools for all age groups are available in Cambridge in both the state and independent sectors which include Park Street and Milton Road Primary Schools which are feeder schools into Parkside and Chesterton Community Colleges respectively.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = D