The property is one of five town houses within the highly regarded Reflections development built in 2017. The mix of light blue cladding, glass and brick offer a unique contemporary flair. They all have been finished to an extremely high standard and a high specification throughout including Porcelain tiled flooring, under floor heating, full height glazed bi-fold doors, efficient double glazing throughout and a range of contemporary external lighting.
The property is approached via a walk way leading to front entrance door, there is a carport providing an off-road car parking space and an additional external store room adjacent to front door housing wall mounted boiler, tank and useful storage space with door leading to rear deck and garden.
The contemporary front entrance door opens to the entrance hall with impressive Oak and glass staircase rising to the upper floors. A feeling of space is immediate which is apparent from the full height vaulted ceiling allowing you to see up the top floor from the entrance hall. A separate fully tiled w.C is situated off the entrance hall.
The impressive open plan living space is flooded with light and is the hub of the home. This part of the property offers a flexible and versatile space that extends to the full length of the ground floor. The space is cleverly divided into a kitchen/breakfast, dining area and sitting area.
The Porcelanosa kitchen Is fitted in a range of soft close matching wall and base units with composite work surfaces over and features a generous breakfast bar ideal for casual dining. High specification integrated appliances include Quooker square fusion mixer tap with boiling water function, Miele induction hob, Levante down draft extractor fan rising from the breakfast bar, Miele single oven, Miele combination microwave/oven, plate warming drawer, dishwasher, wine fridge, fridge/freezer and bin drawer. The kitchen area enjoys dual aspect views to the front. A useful separate utility room is fitted with matching units and washing machine.
Continuing through the open plan space the dining area can accommodate a large dining table and is ideal for more formal dining with a wall mounted LED flame effect fire. To the back of the property is the lounge area with impressive full width bi-fold doors opening to the raised decked area ideal for al fresco dining or simply enjoying the views and the passing rowing boats. Steps down lead to the rear garden which is laid to lawn with tall mature trees and provides access to private mooring the river only steps away.
To the first floor there is a master bedroom with south facing views over the river and common with private balcony and luxuriously appointed en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms both with en suite facilities and one benefitting from private balcony.
Continuing up the Oak staircase to the top floor, there is a spacious landing with vaulted ceiling and a pair of Velux windows and two useful storage cupboards. Two further bedrooms are serviced by the additional family bathroom with Velux window.
The property is situated on the river and is ideal for the commuter. The Cambridge North railway station within half a mile and provides access to Cambridge, Kings Cross and Liverpool Street. The Cambridgeshire Guided busway is also within easy reach as well as the Park & Ride. Local amenities are a short walk away and the city centre of Cambridge Is easily accessible.
96 Water Street is located in the northeast corner of Cambridge on the north bank of the River Cam
with views across Stourbridge common. The current owners immediately fell in love with the property when they first viewed it; "beautiful views aside, we were attracted to the direct access to the river and have since discovered that sitting in the garden to watch the ducks and swans go past is one of life's most delightful pleasures. The location is quiet and peaceful, day and night, and we've loved to star gaze as much as we've enjoyed admiring the daytime views". Whilst the property feels well connected to nature, it is conveniently located close to the new Cambridge North Station, making it ideal for getting to London or Stansted Airport, shops and other excellent amenities, as well as having easy access to the city center and the A14. The area is popular with commuters and families and there are several schools and nurseries within walking distance.
The house is a 10-minute cycle ride, or a 25-minute walk, along the river path to the centre of historic Cambridge, the colleges and all of the city's cultural features. Within walking distance are several pubs including the Green Dragon, a lovely old inn with a riverside garden serving real ales and pub grub, a Tesco Express and a good local bakery/café. "There is a strong sense of community within the street and people regularly meet up at the Green Dragon. There is also a weekly bread club where people from the neighbourhood meet up around some freshly made homemade bread for a good old natter"
Please describe the qualities of the house and garden and why you have found them a pleasure/useful: "The house is spacious and light, which particularly attracted us, and we especially enjoy the open plan kitchen and access to the river. The fact that the patio doors open up entirely onto the decked area is a huge bonus".
Please describe your favourite room in the property and why:
"The open plan living room and kitchen are the key feature – most notably due to excellent views towards the river Cam and Stourbridge common form all angles".
Please describe your favourite aspect of the grounds and surrounding area:
"On a warm day we enjoy sitting out on the deck by the river to watch the wildlife, it's a lovely place to appreciate the peaceful surroundings".
Please describe your most memorable event:
"Sitting by the river with friends and family to watch the sunset".
What will you miss most and why are you moving?
"We will miss the view from the house and garden most of all. We are moving to the usa for work".