242 Hills Road, is a house dating back to 1911. Including our clients it has only ever had two owners, offering unquestionable character on two exceptionally well proportioned floors, with the added benefit of a linked one bedroomed annex.
The previously mentioned character is evident on passing through the side entrance vestibule and original part leaded glass doors, into the magnificent dining hallway. Boasting exposed wooden floors, fireplaces and a sweeping staircase, which in itself is lit by a tall stained leaded glass window.
The hallway gives direct access to the main reception rooms. Both the sitting and family rooms offer 9 ft ceilings, feature working fireplaces and the most wonderfully large arched bay windows, a particular feature of the era.
The family room leads into a garden room with a quarry-tiled floor, doors and windows onto the rear garden itself. A fully fitted kitchen with an arrangement of shaker style units, with a small utility. An open plan breakfast room with dual aspect French doors giving access to the garden and a lovely paved area idea for al fresco dining.
A staggered first floor landing leads to a generous dual aspect master bedroom with feature fireplace together with five further well-proportioned bedrooms, one accessible either independently or from the master bedroom making it ideal for use as a nursery or dressing room. There is a modern fitted bathroom and another ‘art deco’ bathroom with sunken bath.
The self-contained annex, would previously have been servants quarters has a bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom.
Hills Road is an established residential area to the south of the city with nearby local amenities including a convenience store, pharmacy, Post Office and the local Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Cambridge was described as one of the “most beautiful cities in the world” by Forbes in 2010 and lies at the heart of the Silicon Fen with its wide range of high technology enterprises. The city boasts an excellent range of both independent and High Street stores, bars, cafés and restaurants. Communications links are excellent: The A14 and M11 are in close proximity, and the city’s mainline train station offers excellent rail links to London Kings Cross and London Liverpool Street.
The area offers a wide range of state schools, including Queen Edith Primary School, Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology and The Netherhall School together with a good selection of noted independent schools including The Perse, Abbey College, The Leys, St. Faith’s and St. Mary’s.
Positioned slightly south of 'the Perse' school, the house is shielded from Hills Road by mature trees. Shingle off road parking for several vehicles to front and side with a single garage and garden store. To the rear is a beautiful garden, ideal for a growing family or discerning gardeners. A discreet paved breakfast area to the side/rear of the house with a small pond/water feature edged by decking. The grounds are laid mainly to lawn, but edged with mature trees and shrubs that add year round colour to the garden.