Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0EQ | Property for sale | Savills
3,886 sq ft(361.02 sq m)
Guide price £3,650,000(€4,161,770)

Wilberforce RoadCambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0EQ

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Exceptional position overlooking College playing fields
  • Immaculately presented house
  • Flexible living accommodation over three floors
  • Sitting in wonderful gardens of about 0.58 acres
  • Parking for several cars and a large garage
  • Underfloor heating through the ground floor
  • Beautiful gardens to the front and rear with specimen trees and colourful perennials

An immaculate house with enviable views in a wonderful location.

About this property

  • 17 Wilberforce Road is an immaculately presented detached house sitting in about 0.58 acres. Approached behind a deep front garden and a sweeping brick driveway, there is a copper Beech hedge with deep beds laid with perennials together and a number of mature trees and shrubs. To the right of the house is deep double garage with up and over electric door by Supramatic.

    On entering the property, you are greeted with a large hallway with sweeping staircase. To the left is an exceptional L-shaped reception room with wooden floors and a working fireplace. This incredible room also benefits from views over both the front garden - through high quality double glazed windows - and the rear, with two sets of French doors leading out to an Indian Sandstone terrace and gardens beyond.
    Porcelain wood effect flooring leads through to the John Lewis of Hungerford kitchen breakfast room with views over the front garden. The kitchen is fitted with high quality floor and wall mounted units in a Shaker style with double butler sink, long island with storage beneath and a breakfast bar. There are integrated Miele appliances including a hob, fridge, double oven and dishwasher. Beyond and to the rear is a well-appointed utility room with stone work surfaces, sink, coffee machine, freezer, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and a pantry cupboard.

    A snug sitting room also leads off the kitchen with wooden floors and access out to the rear garden. A cloakroom completes the accommodation on this floor.

    The attractive staircase, with curved walls and large picture window overlooking the front garden and playing fields beyond, leads up to the first floor. The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and the benefit of French doors that lead out to a balcony overlooking the rear garden. This room also has an well-appointed en suite bathroom by Nicholas Anthony with porcelain wood effect tiles, large walk-in shower and gorgeous elliptical bath.

    There are four further bedrooms on this floor all of which have fitted wardrobes and a bathroom with walk-in shower. The second floor is a brilliant space with lovely views over the Cambridge skyline. Arranged as one large open space it could be used as a further bedroom, entertaining space or further reception room. There is an adjoining shower room only completed in 2022 with large raindrop shower and views over the rear garden.

    Outside there are beautiful, enclosed gardens with a number of specimen trees such as Silver Birch and deep beds to both sides which benefit from an irrigation system. A deep wide Sandstone terrace runs along the back of the house and a path meanders to one side of the garden. There are two Chelsea summerhouses, one with open sides and the other enclosed and glazed. Towards the rear, there is a large garden shed also on a concrete footing, an area with raised beds for growing vegetables or plants and a compost system.

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This is a brilliant house which is full of light and with views over cricket pitches on one side and gardens towards the city on the other.

Ed MeyerProperty agent

Local information

  • Wilberforce Road is situated in the University city of Cambridge, just off Madingley Road in the Newnham district. The house sits in a wonderful position with views over Emmanuel College sports grounds and Cambridge Lawn Tennis club.
  • There is a wide range of cultural and recreational amenities within the city, including The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University Botanic Garden and Kettle's Yard. There is punting available on the river Cam and various green spaces around the city including Midsummer Common, Parkers Piece and Lammas Land. There is a live music and comedy venue The Junction located by the Cambridge Leisure Centre, 0.4 miles away from the station. Cambridge University Cricket Club and Parkside Pools and Gym leisure centre are also 2.4 miles, the latter of which offers a gym, 25 metre swimming pool, diving pool with boards and an onsite café.
  • Cambridge has also become recognised as an important centre for the high tech and bio-tech industries with the University Research and Development Laboratories, Science Park, ARM, Microsoft, AstraZeneca and Addenbrooke's Hospital/Biomedical Campus. For shopping, there is a popular busy daily market in Cambridge Market Square and further facilities can be found at The Grafton Centre and Grand Arcade shopping malls in central Cambridge.
  • Cambridge railway station is 2.5 miles away with regular services into London Liverpool Street and Kings Cross and journeys taking from 50 minutes, as well as Stansted and Gatwick airports. Cambridge is well connected for the A14, A10 and M11 which in turn leads to access down to the south towards London and Stansted.
  • Schools for all ages groups in Cambridge centre in both state and independent sectors including The Leys, The Perse, The Stephen Perse Foundation. Wilberforce Road is in catchment for Newnham Croft Primary School (1.5 miles)and Parkside Community College (2.6 miles). For college students, Long and Hills Road sixth form colleges are 4 and 3 miles respectively.

Additional information

  • AGENTS NOTE - The title is subject to a Section 29 Covenant in favour of St John's College, Cambridge. For further details contact the selling agents.
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H