Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BW | Property for sale | Savills
6,023 sq ft(559.55 sq m)
Guide price £4,950,000(€5,772,675)

Shaftesbury RoadCambridge, CB2 8BW


    Key features

    • Victorian features such as high ceilings and cornicing
    • Large double reception room, study, games room
    • Exceptional wide and deep mature rear garden
    • Principal bedroom with en suite, further five bedrooms and four bathrooms
    • Rubberised basketball court
    • Workshop and car port
    • Off street parking

    A stunning Victorian villa in the heart of Cambridge.

    About this property

    • 2 Shaftesbury Road is accessed via stone steps to a grand front panelled door with inserted glazed frosted panels and a fan light above. On entering the property, one is instantly struck by the height of the ceilings, the wooden floors, early Victorian cornices and deep skirting boards. On the left hand side is a reception room with large bay window to the front with working shutters. Currently used as a study, this room has a wide array of Walnut shelving and a marble feature fireplace with tiled inserts.

      To the right of the hallway is a double reception room which is dual aspect with a large bay window. The room has Oak flooring, attractive dado rails and a feature fireplace with a wooden mantle on one side and another fireplace with a woodburning stove and marble mantle on the other. Double doors on either side of the room lead into a further reception which was used previously as a studio room by the current owners with a sink and small kitchen unit with modern shaker style cabinets.

      Up a set of floating stairs is a bedroom with an en suite shower room. Separated from the rest of the house, this would make an ideal space for an au pair or occasional guest or indeed a fabulous 'teenage den'.

      Towards the rear of the hall on the left is a large utility room with a marble feature fireplace and large utility cupboard with butler sink, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

      At the rear, the property opens into an exceptional kitchen/breakfast room with limestone flooring and underfloor heating. The kitchen is well-fitted with a mix of gorgeous granite and wood tops, two sinks, Smeg five ring gas hob with extractor over, two double ovens, fitted dishwasher and space for both an American style fridge and a wine cooler. There is a breakfast island as well as ample space for a large breakfast table and chairs and even an occasional sofa. The bifold doors span the entire width of the room and open out to the garden.

      To the end of the kitchen/breakfast room, on the right, is a door that opens in to the playroom which could also be used as a further reception room if required. This is a triple aspect room with views over the garden.

      There is a walk-in pantry, cloakroom and cellar to complete the ground floor accommodation.

      Up a beautiful set of stairs there is a large picture window on the half-landing. To the right of the wide landing is the main bedroom with an en suite bathroom with separate shower, attractive stone tiles, gorgeous vanity island with sink and twin taps, feature fireplace and ample space for freestanding wardrobes. The bedroom is then more of a boudoir with feature fireplace and marble mantlepiece and dual aspect views to the front.

      On this floor there is a further family bathroom with a large bath and separate shower, and then three additional bedrooms and a further upstairs living room which could be established as another bedroom to form a separate flat or annexe for older children or family coming on long-term stays. The en suite shower room benefits from attractive views over the garden.

      Up to the second floor is another bedroom with en suite wet room benefitting from a walk-in shower.

      Outside, the garden is laid mainly to lawn with a path running around the outside through deep herbaceous beds with a range of well-established specimen trees all of which is framed by a walled garden.

      There is a rubberised basketball court, soft fruit cages and a small greenhouse. There is a further brick-built outbuilding which is currently used as a workshop.

      To one side there is a car port which is used mainly for storage and to the other side there is ample space for a car to park behind electric gates.

      To the front of the property there is a resin in/out driveway with parking for several cars.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is an incredible home one of the most attractive I have had the pleasure to sell. The rooms are grand and the garden for the heart of the city is exceptional.

    Ed MeyerProperty agent

    Local information

    • Shaftesbury Road is situated 1¼ miles south of the city off Brooklands Avenue which links Trumpington Road and Hills Road and is ideally located a short distance from the Botanical Gardens and Cambridge railway station.
    • Independent schools such as The Leys, St Faiths, Stephen Perse and St Mary's along with Hills Road Sixth Form College are all situated within close proximity. State schooling for all age groups are available in the City.
    • For the commuter Cambridge railway station has fast and regular services to both London's Kings Cross and Liverpool Street stations from around 48 minutes.
    • Excellent shopping facilities and cultural amenities are available in the historic core of the city including a busy market square and Grand Arcade shopping mall. Close at hand is Cambridge Leisure – a large complex comprising a bowling alley, multiscreen cinema, restaurants and two mini markets along with a live music venue, The Junction.
    • All distances and times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H