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8 bed detached house for sale

£2,000,000 (£308/sq. ft) Offers over

Ferry Lane, Cambridge CB4

8 4 6 6,497 sq. ft*
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Property features

  • Period Home With River Frontage
  • 6500 Sq Ft Of Accommodation
  • Plot Of Approximately 3/4 Of An Acre
  • River Frontage With Mooring
  • Grade II Listed
  • Originally 2 Dwellings
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Close To City Centre
  • Some Modernisation Required

Property description

Rarely do such opportunities come along such as the purchase of 'Roebuck House', located with its own river frontage and mooring in Chesterton and within easy reach of the historic Cambridge city centre, with all it's amenities, attractions and mainline railway station. This magnificent home is situated on a plot in the region of three quarters of an acre and with versatile accommodation extending to 6500 sq ft.

Discreetly and peacefully positioned at the bottom of Ferry Lane this offering has previously been two individual dwellings but are interlinked giving a multitude of options such as an annexe or a rental home that has provided the current owners with a generous income in recent years. It should also be noted that the additional dwelling has been considered for commercial purposes previously, such as solicitors offices.

This predominantly 18th century home is steeped in history and still possesses a wealth of period features, both inside and out. The original home dates back to the middle ages but the obvious Georgian additions and style surround it and, in addition, there is a medieval barn to one side. In its history the property has been an Inn, farmhouse, biology lab, also it was used by the Baptists in the late 18th century when a reverend purchased the house. Currently it is a family home and offers a fantastic opportunity for improvement by the new owner and to add some history of their own.

The main property's accommodation is spread over three floors, with a vast basement in addition that is only currently utilised for storage with limited head height. Upon entering the property, you instantly get a feeling of space from the high ceilings that are a feature throughout and you instantly see the period features such as sash windows, wooden beams and open fireplaces in the main two reception rooms that lead off the spacious entrance hall.

As well as two large and versatile reception rooms on the ground floor there is also a study, large kitchen breakfast room with an Aga, conservatory and access given to a utility room leading on to the medieval barn which can easily be shut off and kept separate if desired and has its own external access. On the first floor are two extremely generous double bedrooms that overlook the beautiful gardens to the rear of the property and the master benefits from en-suite facilities. Also on this floor is a third double bedroom and two further bathrooms. A concealed stairway leads up to the loft offering two interlinked double bedrooms.

The attached dwelling can be accessed from the main residence but also has its own entrance doors from the secured grounds or from the street. This dwelling can either form part of the main residence and be made to feel more incorporated or kept very separated, perhaps for an additional family member. On the ground floor is a kitchen, reception room/additional bedroom and bathroom and on the first floor are three well-proportioned double bedrooms.

Going outside, the grounds are truly stunning and have been beautifully maintained. As well as the lawned garden with well stocked flower beds and large terrace, there are also mature trees giving you absolute privacy and that make you feel like you are in a country setting and not near such a bustling major city. Also in the grounds can be found a large garage that could also be a workshop, out buildings and driveway providing space for multiple vehicles.

What has to be the most sensational feature of this offering is the position on the river Cam. You could sit at the bottom of the garden and watch the Cambridge rowing team train or watch the boats and barges go past. It truly is a tranquil setting that rarely will you have the opportunity to acquire elsewhere. You have fishing and mooring rights if you wish to have your own use of the river or why not have a modern home office at the bottom of the garden, where could be a better setting to spend your working day.

The property is Grade II listed so restrictions will apply to any alterations or additions that are carried out by a new owner if desired. The owner has had a recent survey on the property and is willing to provide this to any seriously interested party.

Call exclusive selling agents Fine & Country of Cambridge today on to ask any further questions you may have or to arrange an inspection of the offering at your earliest convenience. The current owners have already secured a new home so the property is being sold with essentially no chain. The Fine & Country team look forward to hearing from you.

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £426,387 Sales 351 Current average value £392,145 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change -£28,021 ▼ -6.67%

Property value data/graphs for CB4

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £565,300 £404 3.7 £643,185
Semi-detached £447,113 £428 3.3 £530,732
Terraced £393,762 £433 3.0 £422,889
Flats £254,816 £428 1.7 £243,815

Current asking prices in CB4

Average: £403,047
Avg. current asking prices in CB4
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £262,500
(2)
£336,818
(11)
£438,200
(30)
£570,500
(10)
£912,500
(4)
Flats £188,376
(19)
£313,817
(18)
£445,000
(1)
- -
All £195,436
(21)
£322,541
(29)
£438,419
(31)
£570,500
(10)
£912,500
(4)

Current asking rents in CB4

Average: £1,009 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in CB4
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £580 pcm
(51)
£1,204 pcm
(5)
£1,432 pcm
(11)
£1,937 pcm
(8)
£1,595 pcm
(3)
Flats £699 pcm
(93)
£1,070 pcm
(18)
£2,055 pcm
(3)
- -
All £657 pcm
(144)
£1,099 pcm
(23)
£1,566 pcm
(14)
£1,937 pcm
(8)
£1,595 pcm
(3)

Fun facts for CB4

Highest value in CB4
Highest value streets Zed-Index
De Freville Avenue £1,170,392
Chesterton Hall Crescent £1,045,301
Church Street £855,735
Pretoria Road £833,462
Victoria Park £817,804
Highest turnover in CB4
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Haig Court 44.4%
Flack End 42.1%
Gainsborough Close 41.7%
Anglers Way 38.9%
Grayling Close 38.5%

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Nearby transport

  • Cambridge North (0.9 miles)
  • Cambridge (1.6 miles)
  • Waterbeach (3.8 miles)
  • London Stansted Airport (23.4 miles)
  • London Luton Airport (32.2 miles)
  • London City Airport (49.5 miles)
  • King's Lynn Ferry Landing (38.6 miles)
  • West Lynn Ferry Landing (38.6 miles)
  • Brightlingsea Ferry Landing (47.1 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Chesterton Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • Milton Road Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • Shirley Community Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • Cambridge Arts and Sciences Sixth Form and Tutorial College (0.4 miles)
  • Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies (1.6 miles)
  • Bellerbys College Cambridge (1.8 miles)
  • TBAP Cambridge AP Academy (0.7 miles)
  • North Cambridge Academy (0.8 miles)
  • Castle School, Cambridge (0.9 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£7,574 Monthly total

Mortgage

Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 200,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £7,198 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Estimated tax band H Council tax cost £326 /mo
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Water

Supply £17 Sewerage £33 Estimated water cost £50 /mo
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