De Freville Avenue

Cambridge CB4 1HU

Semi Detached 6 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 4 receptions 255.2 sq m (2746.8 sq ft) Council tax band G EPC D 63 Freehold Cambridge 1.7 miles Cambridge North 1.7 miles

Guide Price £ 2,100,000 Completed

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  • No onward chain
  • Highly sought after Cambridge location
  • Four reception rooms and large family kitchen
  • Six bedrooms
  • Off-street parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Within school catchment for Chesterton Community College rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted
  • Utility room and downstairs shower room
  • Period home


Located on the highly sought-after De Freville Avenue is this magnificent six-bedroom, Edwardian, family home. Boasting over 2700 square feet arranged over three floors, this outstanding home offers an abundance of space for family life. Occupying a substantial corner plot this house is set in an enviable location on one of Cambridge's most desirable residential streets.

The house is approached via a large paved front garden that offers off-street parking. There is a stone porch that leads through to the entrance hallway via the beautiful stained glass front door. The light and bright entrance hallway has decorative mosaic flooring that continues into the grand central section of the house.

From the hallway there is direct access to two reception rooms; a large cloakroom; and the kitchen. Located at the front of the property is the beautiful living room with many original features including the stone bay window and particularly impressive decorative plaster ceiling. There is an attractive fireplace with a log burner installed; double-glazed timber sash windows and engineered oak flooring. 

The large cloakroom leads through into the large hobby room which is flooded with natural light via the Velux roof windows. There are built in storage units along two walls to offer plentiful storage for craft and hobby activities. The room is finished with a practical and attractive herringbone floor with underfloor heating.

Through towards the rear of the property is another reception room, currently being used as a large home study and additional family seating area. There is a period fireplace with gas-fired insert. From here you step down into the beautifully bright and light dining room with a vaulted, fully-glazed ceiling. To one side you'll find a sizeable utility room with a separate shower room and WC. From the dining room there are two pairs of French doors leading to the rear garden.

The large kitchen is fully equipped with a Smeg electric range cooker with induction hob; built-in Miele dishwasher; granite work surfaces and tiled splashbacks. There is also an American style Samsung Family Hub fridge/freezer with filtered water and ice cube maker with large feature screen and WiFi connection. 

The grand internal staircase takes you to the upper two levels. There is a large landing on the first floor which leads to four of the bedrooms and a well-appointed, recently refitted, family shower room with walk-in shower and underfloor heating. The beautiful principal bedroom is set to the front and has built in wardrobes; a beautiful period fireplace and bay window offering attractive views. The largest bedroom is located to the rear of the property and has an ensuite bathroom and built-in wardrobe. The third and fourth bedrooms being used by the current owner as a private study and walk-in closet.

On the top floor there are two further bedrooms, one double and one single, both off the landing which features a glass floor and Velux window to bring natural light into the heart of the house. There is access to the eaves for storage. The house also offers air conditioning for heating and cooling to many of the principle rooms.

Externally, there is a patio for al fresco dining. The garden is mostly lawn with a range of shrubs and mature fig and Bramley apple trees. There is a raised decking offering a further seating and entertaining area. There is also a shed, bin storage and gated side access. 

This wonderful family home is enviably located just north of the river Cam and Midsummer Common, and is less than one mile from Cambridge's bustling city centre, whilst being tucked away in a quiet and peaceful residential area. 

There are plenty of amenities close by, ranging from local independent cafes and bakeries, such as the ever popular Stir; takeaways and convenience stores; fantastic riverside pubs through to upmarket restaurants such as the Michelin-starred Restaurant 22 and Daniel Clifford’s two-Michelin starred Midsummer House. There are fantastic, and historical, green spaces just across the pedestrian and cycle bridges over the River Cam at Midsummer Common and Jesus Green. Here there are tennis courts, a skate park, children's playground and open-air swimming at the ever popular Jesus Green Lido. 

The catchment area schools are the well-regarded Milton Road Primary School and for secondary, Chesterton Community College, which was last rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. De Freville Avenue is also within easy reach of Cambridge's excellent independent schools. 



Property floorplan



Energy efficiency chart This property’s energy rating is C with a score of 76. It has a potential energy rating of B with a score of 90. Properties get a rating from A to G and a score. Rating C is for a score of 69 to 80. The ratings and scores are as follows from best to worst. Rating A is for a score of 92 or more. Rating B is for a score of 81 to 91. Rating C is for a score of 69 to 80. Rating D is for a score of 55 to 68. Rating E is for a score of 39 to 54. Rating F is for a score of 21 to 38. Rating G is for a score of 1 to 20.
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