Savills | Park Crescent, Peterborough, PE1 4DX | Properties for sale
545.34 sq m
Guide price £1,200,000(24,016,090 EGP)

Park CrescentPeterborough, PE1 4DX

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in February 2020
  • The house offers versatile accommodation with spacious and symmetrical proportions
  • With an 'in and out' driveway and double garage, there is ample parking for several vehicles
  • The large and mature gardens extend to about an acre
  • The property also benefits from planning consent for two dwellings within the gardens

A substantial three storey Edwardian house set within an acre garden plot, within which planning consent permits two additional dwellings, all conveniently placed for the centre of the city.

About this property

    A substantial, striking and attractive unlisted three storey Edwardian house within a garden plot of an acre, Beech Lawn offers impressively proportioned accommodation of scale and impact.

    The setting on Park Crescent is leafy and architecturally pleasing. Within the city's Conservation Area, it comprises a curved crescent of houses arranged around Central Park. It was planned by the Peterborough Land Company in 1876 as the model housing scheme for the city's expansion to the north. Whilst the Land Company entered liquidation in 1910 before its
    ‘great plan' had been fully implemented, the park and street pattern had been created and large plots were sold off for substantial housing of quality design.

    7 Park Crescent is believed to date from around 1911. With a versatile accommodation layout, period features are prevalent throughout. There are attractive ceiling cornices, fireplaces and solid wood floors, amongst other notable features, together with an overall feel of volume and scale.

    As a whole, the house offers three symmetrical bow windowed formal reception rooms, a spacious and airy modern dining kitchen, with Aga and integrated appliances and up to six generously proportioned bedrooms served by four bath or shower rooms over its three floors. However, with two staircases serving main and secondary entrances, it also allows for the independent use of the second floor flat.

    An ‘in and out' driveway (which is used in part by 6 Park
    Crescent) provides ample private parking to the front of the house and access to a secure gated compound to the front of the double garage.

    The gardens are beautiful and mature and lie to the rear of the house. They comprise sweeping formal lawns with mature deciduous beech trees and hedgerow boundaries which ensure a high degree of privacy in this city setting, and extending to an acre in total.

    Planning Consent: Peterborough City Council has granted planning consent on appeal for the erection of two detached four bedroom houses at the northern end of the garden following a site visit in August 2019, overturning the initially refused application reference 18/01617/FUL, dated February 2019. However, as an alternative if you prefer, a separate planning consent permits the erection of a large single five bedroom dwelling with detached garage on the same site (ref: 19/01033/FUL, dated 16 September 2019).

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I love this property. The sense of elegance as you enter stairwell entrance hall and the sheer volume and scale of the proportions impress me, as do the views to the beautiful gardens and leafy Park Crescent. It is a fabulous house. Couple this with planning within the garden, should this interest you, and a convenient city setting for commuters and school parents, this is a special offering.

James AbbottProperty agent

Local information

  • Park Crescent is conveniently placed for the city centre and its railway station, Cathedral and Queensgate Shopping Centre, which are all within two miles of the property.
  • For education, Peterborough Regional College is located off the crescent, whilst the popular King's (The Cathedral) School is less than half a mile's walk, with The Peterborough School less than two miles from the property.
  • The Cathedral City of Peterborough is a regional centre for commerce, retail and leisure, with theatres, cinemas and many sports and recreational clubs.
  • It offers excellent road and rail commuter links to London and Cambridge, whilst the city's “Green Wheel” network of cycle and jogging routes offers almost 45 miles of routes around the city, its riverside and green spaces.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = E