Superbly situated late Victorian townhouse with flexible accommodation close to Jesus Green and river Cam.
4 Hertford Street is a late Victorian terraced townhouse constructed of Cambridge brick elevations with mainly timber double glazed sash windows and a tall, wide bay sash window to the front elevation beneath a slate roof. The property extends to approximately 1,708 sq ft of well laid out family accommodation over ground, first and second floors. In addition there is a superb basement which lends itself to ample storage and the current owner has used this space as a large utility/laundry area. To the rear is a walk-in wine cellar which is beneath the breakfast room.
The house is slightly elevated and accessed via sandstone steps to the hallway which has moulded ceiling cornicing. The drawing room, situated to the front of the property has tall ceilings, a wide bay sash window and an open fireplace whilst behind, a spacious dining room (with concealed fireplace) has glazed double doors to the rear. The kitchen, which is fitted with a comprehensive range of wooden fronted cabinetry has a dual aspect with spaces for an oven and upright fridge freezer and accessed via the breakfast room which has original paneled recessed glass and crockery cupboards.
At first floor are three bedrooms, two of which are large doubles, the main bedroom, to the front has recessed built in wardrobes and a wash basin along with a family bathroom adjacent, fitted with a coloured suite with extensive wall tiling, There is a WC located along the landing. There is also a large dual aspect bedroom at second floor with built in wardrobes and an en suite shower room.
The property, which has a wonderful feel and retains many original features including paneled doors has been occupied by the seller for around forty five years and could now benefit from some modernization. There is a gas fired central heating system in situ and the accommodation can be seen in greater detail on the attached floorplans. In addition, the property has solar panels fitted to main roof so as to reduce running costs and also a solar battery to store electricity situated within the basement.
The property is set slightly back, in an elevated position beyond a shallow frontage, enclosed' by mature lavender to the front. The rear garden is mostly walled and designed with low maintenance in mind, is mainly paved along with flower and shrub beds and a mature winter flowering pink blossom tree. There is side pedestrian/cycle access leading to East Hertford Street. There is a residents permit parking scheme in operation.
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Superbly situated, so close to Jesus Green and River Cam, I loved the potential of the cellar and what a great spot for watching the fireworks on Guy Fawkes night!Stewart Chipchase