Barrow Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AR | Property for sale | Savills
3,149 sq ft(292.55 sq m)
Guide price £2,950,000(€3,452,999)

Barrow RoadCambridge, CB2 8AR


    Key features

    • Outstanding large garden with excellent privacy overlooking woods
    • Vicars Brook flows through the rear of garden
    • Extra wide plot of about 0.56 acres with a unique side garden providing additional privacy
    • Five bedrooms and three large sitting rooms with private views overlooking the gardens and patio
    • Vaulted ceilings and skylights for plenty of light throughout the year
    • Underfloor radiant heating throughout most of the main floor
    • Two large fully finished garden studios

    Modernised 1930s house with outstanding private gardens on one of the most sought after roads in Cambridge

    About this property

    • 47 Barrow Road is a 1930s Arts & Crafts house that has been sympathetically restored and extended including, but not limited to, a re-wiring and re-plumbing in 2011 and 2015, by the current owners. The current owners further enhanced their home, which can be seen in greater detail on the attached floorplan, with high quality Velfac windows (including the glazed doors) throughout. The property, which sits well in a delightful wide plot measuring approximately 0.56 acres, is in a popular south of City road and constructed of brick elevations beneath a clay tiled roof.

      The house is entered through a green panelled front door which opens into a wide hallway with hardwood floors which flow through most of the ground floor. Ahead, the family room leads into an exceptional reception room with vaulted ceilings and glazed doors and windows looking out on to the garden. There is a well-appointed study to one side and to the left of the hall is a good size utility room that opens into the garage. To the right an exceptional kitchen/breakfast/dining room (running from the front to the back of the house) with Corian tops (including a breakfast bar), modern shaker style floor and wall mounted units, a Wolf gas hob, Miele oven, freestanding American style fridge, and Siemens dishwasher. The triple aspect room has ample space for a large table and chairs and a further seating area around a gas fireplace. A WC completes the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs there are five good size double bedrooms with three bathrooms. The main bedroom has views over the rear garden and woodland copse beyond, a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with a walk in shower and Hans Grohe fittings.

      Outside the property is approached from a wide gravelled driveway that leads to the front door and garage with an electronic roller door. There is access to the garden on the right hand side. To the rear of the property the garden has two well-proportioned studio rooms which could be used as home office/gym or under their current guise of art studio and workshop. A large terrace surrounds the rear and side of the house and leads out to a large lawn interspersed with numerous mature trees and shrubs and, uniquely, has Vicar's brook flowing through the rear of the garden.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    You can tell when you visit this house why there's only ever been three owners since it was built in 1929

    Ed MeyerProperty agent

    Local information

    • Barrow Road is situated in the south side of the University city of Cambridge, just 3.2 miles (approximately) from the city centre.
    • 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 Grantchester Meadows, Coe Fen and Midsummer Common. Kingsway Cambridge Golf Course and Latham Road playing fields are just 0.9 miles away, and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden (which covers an entire 40 acres and holds over 8,000 species of plants) is also 0.9 miles away.
    • 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. For everyday groceries, there is a Waitrose in nearby Trumpington, located 1.3 miles away.
    • Cambridge railway station is 1.8 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. For college students, Long and Hills Road sixth form colleges are 0.7 and 1.5 miles respectively.
    • All distances and times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Please note the external shots were taken in May 2023.
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G