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Country & Town House Guide: Moving to Cambridge


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Country & Town House Guide: Moving to Cambridge

Find out why Cambridge property is the best with 10 of the most lovely properties

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  • Portugal Place, Cheffins £1.15m

    A beautifully presented and rather special central city Edwardian residence of immense charm and character. Situated in this rarely available and prestigious central city location between St Johns Chapel and Jesus Green.

  • Panton Street, Cheffins £1.1m

    A unique and rather special opportunity to acquire this well proportioned linked detached Victorian residence in a tucked away position. Located within this rarely available central city location close to a choice of private and public schools, the grand arcade, Fitzwilliam Museum and the beautiful Cambridge Botanical Gardens.

  • Little Shelford, Tucker Gardner £400,000

    A charming and eye-catching, thatched period cottage situated in the heart of the highly regarded and pictureques village of Little Shelford. The location is ideal for access to the many facilities of neighbouring Great Shelford, Addenbrooke’s site and Cambridge City centre.

  • Earl Street, Savills £1.47m

    Rarely available. Centrally situated overlooking colourful Christ’s Pieces, this handsome four storey mid-Victorian townhouse is well presented and has good, flexible accommodation throughout with the benefit of a low maintenance courtyard garden and single garage.

  • Ninewells, Knight Frank from £432,500

    Ninewells is a new neighbourhood for Cambridge, under construction by award-winning house builder Hill. Woven into its natural surroundings to create an enviable place to live are these high-specification family homes and apartments.

  • Crowlands Farm House, Tucker Gardner £950,000

    A charming Grade II Listed farm house built around 1830, renovated to the highest standards, set within good sized gardens, close to the centre of the village. Crowlands Farm House represents a very rare opportunity to acquire a distinctive family home in a prominent village location.

  • Howes Place, Cheffins £1m

    A most stylish and rather elegant town house originally constructed in the 1920s, retaining a wealth of attractive character features and its own unique and special ambience. The property occupies an outstanding and tranquil location towards the end of a private tree lined avenue, and is conveniently located for access to several colleges, the city centre and major commuter routes.

  • Swaffham Prior, Carter Jonas £795,000

    Stocks Barn is a beautiful and spacious 16th century Grade II listed tithe barn backing onto open countryside. Swaffham Prior is an attractive conservation village located approximately 8 miles north east of Cambridge and 6 miles west of Newmarket.

  • Blinco Grove, Cheffins £950,000

    Two storey bay fronted Victorian residence with beautifully presented and well proportioned accommodation over three floors. Boasting a wealth of special features including moulded cornices and open fire places together with an enclosed rear garden and off road parking in a favoured Southern City location.

  • Storeys Way, Savills £4m

    A superb and elegantly proportioned family house situated opposite Churchill College on the favoured west side of the city. This substantial house has been extended and refurbished in the past for the current owners and offers excellent, well planned family accommodation. Set well back from Storeys Way this house has a deep mature rear garden.

  • Sturton Street, Bidwells £1m

    An imposing detached Victorian family house with beautifully presented accommodation and enclosed read garden. This pretty house is conveniently placed for access to the city centre and mainline railway station.


These properties might just persuade you to move to the Cambridgeshire countryside this year, with advice from the director of Cheffins, Martin Walshe.

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The director of local estate agents Cheffins, Martin Walshe comments:

“Against a backdrop of uncertainty for the housing market throughout the UK, Cambridge has continued to stand firm with an incredibly healthy market and high prices being paid for the best property. We have seen a good return of active buyers since the end of the summer, along with strong sales and in certain cases for the best houses, we have even experienced competitive bidding and sealed bids. There has been no slowdown in the Cambridge market whatsoever as huge numbers of buyers chase a limit of supply. Cambridge has always had a housing shortage, and as employment outstrips development, there is strong competition for housing throughout the city.

Our buyers in the past few weeks have been made up of investors from the Middle and Far East, buyers moving from London, job movers to the city as well as the local market. We have dealt with a number of buyers from some of Cambridge’s biggest employers including ARM, AstraZeneca and the University. This activity has also been compounded by the reduction in interest rates, which has meant that people are still using property to be their principle source of investment. Location continues to be the most important thing for Cambridge property.

Newnham and de Freville are the most desirable areas, whilst a number of buyers are purchasing in Chesterton, looking to make the most of the new train station which will open next year. Additionally, presentation is still important. Well looked after family homes continue to fly off the shelves as a huge number of buyers are owner-occupiers.”

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