The perfect property for rowing lovers has launched on the market for £995,000. The aptly-named Boat House sits directly on the River Cam, on the same stretch as the Cambridge University boat houses. It has its own mooring directly and uninterrupted views in both directions.
The property was built in the 1980s on the site of an old ferryman’s cottage for the current owners’ parents. Since they inherited it, the property has been rented out to university students. One recent tenant competed in Sunday’s Boat Race in the winning women’s team.
The property has 1,050 sq ft of accommodation with a kitchen and two bedrooms on the ground floor with a living room, bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. The kitchen opens out to an enclosed decking overlooking the waterfront.
The main living room has unparalleled views over the river and French doors to a balcony which overhangs the river. Outside the garden wraps round three sides of the house and has parking for several cars.
Ed Meyer, from Savills, who are selling the property, said: “Most of the boat houses on the Cam are owned by the colleges or the rowing clubs, so a residential one like this is a rare beast. It was built and lived in by the current owners’ parents and then they inherited it a few years back.
“They have rented it out to university students at a reasonable rate. One of the recent tenants is actually competing in the Boat Race this weekend.
“It’s the perfect spot for watching the world go by. It’s on the bend of the river so you get two different angles – one of the meadows and the other back into town.
“You can keep a boat or a punt underneath and the owners will probably want to have a canoe or stand up paddleboards. It’s ideal for people who love the outdoor life.
“There are very few residential properties actually on the river. You look out onto the meadows so you feel as though you’re in the countryside but you’re not far from the hub of a really incredible city.
“It would obviously appeal to someone who rows, but it’s also just an idyllic spot to live in Cambridge for a couple, single person, a weekend bolthole for someone. I was blown away when I got there, it’s just glorious.”
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