Superbly refurbished Grade II listed terrace house.
5 Willow Walk is a Grade II listed terraced house dating from the early 1800s, designed and built by Charles Humfrey. Of Cambridge brick elevations with sash windows beneath a slate roof, the property was fully and sympathetically refurbished in 2013 along with a stunning contemporary extension. The property retains many original features including sash windows, panelled doors and fireplaces.
Extending to approximately 1,123 sq ft, the property has well laid out accommodation over lower ground, upper ground and first floor levels all connected by an original staircase with hardwood handrails.
Of particular note is the fine through' reception room which has dual aspect, original cast iron basket grate (with convenient gas fitting) and ornate surround.
The kitchen/dining room is triple aspect with a number of glazed roof lights which allows a great deal of natural light. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glazed doors access the courtyard garden. Fitted with grey/black granite working surfaces with a comprehensive range of matte white cabinetry, the kitchen has integrated Siemens appliances and underfloor heating.
There are three bedrooms including two doubles as well as two bathrooms. The master is situated on the first floor with accompanying bathroom with walk-in shower. The owners have used the adjacent single bedroom as a large dressing room. The second bedroom at lower level is currently used as a large study but has been used as a guest bedroom and has a re-fitted bathroom adjacent.
The rear enclosed walled courtyard is paved and designed with low maintenance in mind and has ample space for bicycle storage and entertaining. There is a pedestrian gateway leading to a narrow lane for wheelie bins and rear access, shared with the dolls houses along Maids Causeway.
Willow Walk is situated between Short Street and Fair Street with number 5 towards the western end, close to Christ Pieces. An un-adopted road, the residents of Willow Walk are able to park in the City Conservation Area unaffected by Council parking restrictions and charges.
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I really like this house - it has the great combination of original features and a contemporary, light-filled extension in a traffic-free, central location.Stewart Chipchase