6 Bedroom Detached House (Now Let)
2 Lansdowne Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
A superb, modern, two-storey house of approximately 4,000 sq. ft on a 0.28 acre plot, newly built to the highest standard and luxuriously fitted out. On the western edge of the city of Cambridge opposite the University's West Cambridge Site, it has excellent access to transport links (M11, A428, major bus routes and park-and-ride). Local schools are within walking/cycling distance and the centre of Cambridge is an easy 10-minute bike-ride away.
Accommodation comprises: six double bedrooms, five bath/shower rooms (three en-suite, one downstairs), four reception rooms, kitchen, playroom, utility room and integral double garage. There is an extensive gated paved driveway with ample parking, and a dog-proof garden which is pretty much all turf.
The house is perfect for families with young children or teenagers and pets (within reason!). Alternatively, it is ideal for up to three singles to share – in addition to the communal lounge, kitchen and dining-room, each would have his/her own bedroom with en-suite; and there is a sitting-room each plus two guest bedrooms!
There is a stunning vaulted lounge with flueless gas fire and on-wall TV: filled with light, it opens on two sides to a patio and the garden. Sliding doors lead to a large dining-room, which also connects to the kitchen; and which has double French windows to the garden and another patio. There are two further reception rooms – a large study (or downstairs bedroom) and a superb snug/cinema room/library lined with bookshelves. Off the hall is a cloakroom with shower.
The large kitchen is lined with cupboards and has a breakfast bar that will seat six. It is fitted with an excellent range of appliances: double sink, 5-ring gas hob with hood, two electric ovens with grills, microwave, steamer and two warming drawers (all Siemens, built-in); full-height built-in fridge and built-in dishwasher (Miele).
The kitchen leads to a playroom that opens to the garden, the garage and another WC. Off the playroom is a utility room with a sink, two full-height built-in freezers, a mid-sized built-in fridge and built-under washing-machine and tumble drier (both Miele) and more cupboards – including a walk-in broom cupboard. The utility room leads via a boot-room (lobby) to the outside.
The master bedroom suite is conveniently situated at the back of the house: full of light, it has an on-wall TV. In addition to a double built-in wardrobe, there is a walk-in wardrobe with extensive hanging, shelving and drawers. The en-suite bathroom has a 6-ft bath, separate shower, basin, WC and bidet. Off the bedroom is a roof-terrace, which is a real sun-trap.
Two large bedrooms are at each end of the house, making for good separation from each other and the master bedroom. Each has a large, mirrored built-in wardrobe with hanging and shelves; and an en-suite shower-room with shower, basin and WC. Off one of them is an extensive walk-in eaves-loft with plenty of room for storage.
There are three further good-sized bedrooms (two with built-in wardrobes) and a family bathroom with 6-ft bath, separate shower, basin and WC. All the bedrooms are big enough to be doubles. There is a large airing cupboard and another storage cupboard off the landing.
There are many innovative features, including gas central-heating by radiators with individual room control; network and audio-visual distribution throughout the house; sun-pipes to the hall and landing; solar panels; and, above all, masses of storage.
The walls are painted in a neutral colour throughout; kitchen, utility and bathroom floors are tiled, with plain carpets everywhere else. All rooms have curtains or blinds in bold, modern designs.