Archives for the month of: September, 2013

f&BWhether Dimity, Dead Salmon or the delightfully named Mouse’s Back, paint colours from Farrow & Ball have long been the go-to tones for self-respecting interior designers and developers wanting to add that certain upmarket feel.  The Dorset based company has just announced the new range of colours for 2013 – an event that only happens once every three years.  With Ammonite, Mole’s Breath or Purbeck Stone, the new palette is very ‘on-trend’, a range of grey tones that reflect the recent move towards all things Scandinavian. For more details click here.

3,000 passengers are expected to use a new £30 million station every day once it opens at Chesterton Sidings. With direct trains to Kings Cross and Liverpool Street in London, Norwich and King’s Lynn, the new Cambridge Science Park Station will be a major boost to the high-tech businesses based in the north of the city. It will also help drive forward the regeneration of the area and should reduce the amount of traffic heading to Cambridge’s main station south of the City Centre.

County Council plans to introduce a £1 charge for everyone using the City’s Park & Ride sites could force cars into residential streets and add to congestion rather than reducing it.  You also have to feel sorry for shops and business in Cambridge.  Surely anything that discourages shoppers, even in a small way must be a backward step.  The Cambridge News carried a piece about the changes yesterday.

Well certain buildings are according to David Jones, long-time Cambridge resident and former history teacher at The Perse School.  A new book entitled Hideous Cambridge: A City Mutilated takes a long hard look at some of the more recent architectural additions to Cambridge.  To find out which area of the City is described as a ‘dystopian treeless nightmare’, which street is nothing less than ‘a descent into hell’ and which building ‘looks like a place where people are interrogated and tortured’ read today’s article in the Cambridge News.  Hideous Cambridge by David Jones costs £18.50 from


The following house sales have recently completed at values over £750,000.   It is likely that the sales on these houses were agreed in Spring 2013.  Data produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2013.This data covers the transactions received at Land Registry in the period 1st June to 31 July 2013. © Crown copyright 2013

Bradrushe Fields, Cambridge

£910,000, Bradrushe Fields, Cambridge

St Barnabas Road

£1,531,023, St Barnabas Road, Cambridge

Barrow Road

£1,855,000, Barrow Road, Cambridge








Cambridge Home Search, finding the best houses on and off the market

The Financial Times reported last month that Cambridge, traditionally the poorer of the two university rivals, is catching up in terms of residential property prices. The article states that while both cities have historic pedigree, quality housing and good schools, one has traditionally enjoyed higher prices.  Now this is changing.  To read the full article click here.

Cambridge Home Search, finding the best houses on and off the market