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Roads of Richmond - Cambridge Road

Richmond Bridge, Cambridge Road East Twickenham, Richmond Bridge Development

CAMBRIDGE ROAD is a lovely peaceful road just over the bridge from the centre of Richmond. The first part of the road is dominated by some gorgeous red brick Victorian mansion blocks with three to four bedroom apartments, some offered with parking and private gardens. These give way to a row of three to five bedroom terraced Edwardian houses with pretty front gardens and then 1930s houses further down on the North side. The South side of the road has a terrace of 1990’s houses, set back from the road with garages and off-street parking in front. Whilst the gardens on this road are not large, they are certainly adequate and you have the advantage of being only a few minutes walk away from Cambridge Gardens on the river with a children’s playground, four tennis courts, a cafe and lawns with seating areas plus of course the Thames tow path.

Then at the far end of the road a development of houses and apartments was built on the grounds of Richmond Ice Rink. The rink held many televised events featuring British skating champions Torville & Dean. The Richmond Bridge Development is a stunning gated community of 226 luxury two-five bedroom contemporary apartments and 34 townhouses with garages and off-street parking overlooking the River Thames. The generous immaculate grounds have lovely lawns and seating areas with views over the tennis courts. There’s underground parking, a residents gymnasium and 24 hour porterage and security.

Average Property Price: £1.850m (in the last year)

Local Knowledge & Neighbourhood Haunts:

Cambridge Road is very fortunate in both its primary and secondary school catchments. It’s in the guaranteed catchment for the Ofsted rated Outstanding Deer Park School that is relocating to new premises above the new Lidl on the Richmond Road. The school is due to be open after the February half-term. The Ofsted rated outstanding Orleans Park co-ed secondary school is a 10 minute walk and another outstanding Ofsted school - Waldegrave for girls in Twickenham (co-ed in the sixth form) is only a short bus ride from the end of the road. Twickenham Park Day nursery school is on the road too.

There’s a lovely parade of independent shops and restaurants at the end of the road including A Cena Italian restaurant, Resoria florists, Richmond Cycles, Dolphin House school outfitters, Charles Harry Pharmacy, Rocket & Woolfe, Manoo & Rita, Toothbeary children’s dentist and the Real Ale shop to name but a few. A five minutes walk takes you to the delights of St Margarets with more independent coffee shops, restaurants and stores and a short stroll over the bridge takes you to the heart of Richmond town centre and Richmond Riverside.

As well as Cambridge Gardens, Marble Hill Park is only an eight minute walk. Marble Hill was built for Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II when he was Prince of Wales. The house and gardens were intended as an Arcadian retreat from crowded 18th-century London. Its grand interiors also include a fine collection of early Georgian paintings. Whilst the house is currently closed for renovation work, you can still enjoy the beautiful parkland and sports facilities. There’s a children’s adventure playground and a One O’Clock club for little ones plus another playground at the far side with a cafe and public toilets.

What The Neighbours Say:

What’s special about Cambridge Road - When I first moved to Cambridge Road it was the immediate proximity to Richmond town centre that was the immediate appeal. In just a few minutes with a lovely walk over the historic Richmond bridge you are right in the middle of Richmond and it’s only a short walk to the station with fast trains to London. Not that I venture out much, as all I need is right here.

Now I love Cambridge Road as it is a stones throw front the river - with the most lovely tow path that leads up to Marble Hill Park and even across to Ham House by ferry. Every day I run or walk along this stretch of river feeling calmed very its magnificent beauty whilst passing the time of day with others that share the same enjoyment. I feel so lucky to have such easy access. Many of the residents of Cambridge Road have bought canoes and paddle boards and during the Summer we are often seen carrying or pulling various boating craft down to the slip way at the end of the road to mess about on the river - so relaxing.

But the extra special thing about Cambridge Road is being part of the friendly and cohesive East Twickenham community. We have become friends with so many of the people on Cambridge Road and in the East Twickenham neighbourhood and the children all know each other too. [Did I forget to mention the outstanding schools!] Cambridge Road - it’s a wonderful place to live!” Moira

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