A substantial period gem in the heart of the city.
Believed to date from the 1830's, 26 Panton Street is a Regency style four storey townhouse in an enviable location close to the historic core, the Botanic Gardens and Cambridges railway station. The property which is arranged over four floors is constructed of Cambridge white bricks beneath a slate roof and can be seen in the attached floor plan in greater detail.
The property is set back behind wrought iron railing and gate which open onto a Yorkstone path and leads up to a black gloss front door by a couple of stone steps.
Upon entering the property one is immediately struck, not only by the balance - typical of a property of this age - but also the wealth of natural light.
To the right of the hall with its stripped wood floors is a generous reception room which has a plethora of period features including panelling, a Victorian fireplace with stone mantelpiece and attractive tiles, bespoke storage and bookshelves, cornicing and a gorgeous bay overlooking the street. To the left of the hall is a further reception room with a large sash window to the front and working fireplace with wooden surround - this room has double doors which lead down through steps into the exceptional entertaining space containing sitting room, dining room and kitchen.
The current owners have overseen a glass extension to the property which enhances the natural light through much of the ground floor. This extension with its floor to ceiling sliding doors and glass roof is a wonderfully sympathetic addition to this stunning home. There are numerous sets of French doors leading out onto the stone terrace and additional windows only serve to enhance the natural light. There is space in this room for a large dining table and a number of chairs for modern in kitchen entertainment. The well-appointed kitchen has a number floor and wall mounted units with a large central island, there is a Neff hob and oven and a three door gas fired cream coloured Aga. An adjoining pantry has space for an American style fridge freezer and plumbing for a dishwasher. The ground floor is completed by a WC.
A wide staircase with runner leads to a generous landing which communicates with the principal rooms on the first floor. There are two large bedrooms and a further room which adjoins the larger. A generous bathroom hosts an enamel freestanding bath with clawed feet, an array of white sanitary ware and a spacious shower. Of particular note is a large west-facing secluded roof terrace with artificial grass and glass balustrade which is accessible from French doors on the landing or from the wrought iron spiral staircase leading up from the courtyard garden.
Two bedrooms on the second floor are served by a shower room recently refitted by the current owners. On the lower ground floor there is a further reception room which could be used as a gym or further accommodation with an ensuite shower room and sauna. There is also a utility/laundry area.
Outside, a private walled garden to the rear contains a paved courtyard with trellising and planting, water features and an automatic watering system. To the rear of the property there is an undercover parking area which is accessible off St Eligius Place, a private unadopted road. Residents street parking is also available.
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On approaching this house I would never have imagined what lay behind this handsome exterior. This is a gorgeous home in everyway with exceptional light and incredible entertaining space both inside and out.Ed Meyer