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House For Sale in Old Godmanchester


GODMANCHESTER  –  £155,000

Located on Pipers Lane in the old part of Godmanchester this end terraced house is a short walk to the town’s amenities. It offers an entrance hall, a lounge/dining room, a kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, three bedrooms and a bathroom. There are gardens to the front and rear and a garage.

Full description

A storm porch provides shelter. The front door has a glazed side panel and leads into:

Entrance Hall
Stairs lead to the first floor, door to the lounge/dining room, hooks to hang coats and a radiator.

Lounge/Dining Room (L-shaped room measuring 4.65m (15′ 3) x 6.95m (22′ 9) max)
Window to the front, door leading into the kitchen, wood effect laminate flooring, two radiators, fireplace with inset  coal effect gas fire, door to understairs storage cupboard and a door to the rear lobby.

Rear Lobby & Cloakroom
Hooks to hang coats, a door with glazed panel leading to the rear garden and a sliding door to the cloakroom which has a window to the rear, a WC and a wash hand basin.

Kitchen – 2.70m (8′ 10) x 3.12m (10′ 3)
Range of wooden base, wall and draw units with worktop and tiled splash backs. Stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap, window overlooking the garden, radiator, shelving to one wall, space for fridge/freezer, plumbing for washing machine, electric cooker point and a door with glazed panel leading out to the rear garden.

First Floor Landing
Doors lead to bedrooms, bathroom, shelved airing cupboard, access to the loft space and wall mounted gas combination boiler.

Bedroom One – 3.43m (11′ 3) x 3.24m (10′ 8)
Window to the front and radiator.

Bedroom Two – 3.43m (11′ 3) x 3.48m (11′ 5)
Window to the rear and radiator.

Bedroom Three – 2.27m (7′ 5) x 2.13m (7′ 0)
Window to the front and radiator.

Frosted window to the rear, bath with independent electric shower over, tiled surrounds, was hand basin, WC and radiator.


To the front of the house is a lawned front garden with hedgerow borders. To the side is a driveway that leads up to the garage. To the rear from the garage area is gated access to the south facing rear garden measuring approx. 20′ x 16′ which is lawned with flower borders.

My Friend GMC becomes My Friend PE29

My Friend GMC – My Friend PE29 business directory blog for Feb. 2011


Whilst I may not be considered by some people as a local in Godmanchester because I’ve only lived here for 12 years I think of it as home and have no intensions of moving.

I’ll be honest, the reason I bought a property in Godmanchester was not based on sound financial advice guaranteeing my investment in an up and coming area but I’m afraid more to do with a girlfriend and the fact all my mates drank at The Exhibition Pub.

There are lots of reasons people choose to live in Godmanchester. I’m now a partner in a business that started selling homes in Godmanchester back in 1989 from the office on the corner of Cambridge Street & The Causeway. From my desk I have a great view of on of Godmanchester’s attractions, The River Great Ouse.

Now I wish I had a pound for every house hunter that has told me over the years how pretty Godmanchester is but that’s just a small piece of the jigsaw that makes house buyers want to invest in property in our town.

Geographically Godmanchester is popular because when the A14 is open we have easy access for commuters to Cambridge and elsewhere. Huntingdon train station is within walking distance (just) and we have Portholme, the nature reserve and the river on our doorstep. Families also move to Godmanchester from the other side of the river because of a school catchment area. As residents though what can we do to increase Godmanchester’s popularity with future house hunters and why should we?

Amongst things beyond our control, property prices are hugely affected by supply & demand. The greater the demand for a specific town the more you can sell your home for. So why else do people buy in Godmanchester?

People are attracted because of the public transport links that some smaller villages don’t have but mostly it’s the vast array of amenities and services available right here.

There aren’t many things you can’t get in Godmanchester and we must support local businesses and services because it has an effect on the desirability of the town.

Godmanchester has so many businesses I can’t mention them all but you’ll find loads of them in the My Friend GMC or My Friend PE29 directory.
I’m guilty of supporting one of the four pubs too much and I love the service from the butchers, bakers & florist but sadly have no need to try any of the hairdressers!

There are beauty salons, restaurants, convenience stores, estate agents and garages. We have our own builders, architects, carpenters, plumbers, decorators, electricians, heating engineers, printers, financial advisors, accountants & web designers. There is an ironing service, a taxi firm, a barbecue centre, an osteopath, a ceramics shop, a swimming pool and some you know by name like Ethnic Origins, Stanjay’s, Clifford’s & The Comrades. 

There are plenty of other good reasons to support local businesses wherever you live, they include:

  • Shopping locally can save you money when you factor in your petrol, parking charges & your travelling time.
  • I believe that local shops are more sociable. I often find myself chatting to someone whether I know them or not.
  • Using local businesses creates local jobs and keeps money in your community. Local businesses have also been proven to be proportionately more generous in their support of local charities, events and schools.
  • Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer service from local businesses because they survive by their reputation and are always looking for your recommendation and any repeat business.
  • Using local shops, businesses & tradesmen is proven to be better for the environment with lower CO² emissions. Local businesses also tend to stock or use more local produce which also helps.

Now obviously as an owner of a business in Godmanchester I am going to ask you to support local companies but it may help you too in the long run.

For honest and down to earth advice on selling your home for the best price please call Phillip on 01480 434290.

Houses for sale in PE19, PE27, PE28 & PE29.

Are you looking for houses for sale in PE27, PE28 & PE29. The Huntingdon and Godmanchester areas of Cambridgeshire then Gatehouse Estate Agents in Godmanchester can help. We have properties for sale in PE28, PE29, CB23, PE19 and selected other postcodes close to Huntingdon, St. Neots, St. Ives and Kimbolton.

You can search by Postcode for property with Gatehouse Estates or by village if you are looking for a specific village. Call us for help.

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Where does the time go?

People are talking of Christmas already!

It looks like there are going to be lots of properties bought and sold this festive period as one of the top selling games this Christmas is predicted to be Monopoly. It’s a new version of the old classic they are calling Monopoly Revolution, paper money has been replaced by a debit card machine, the board is circular and all the everything has been adjusted to reflect crazy London property prices. You get £2 million just for passing GO and Mayfair will set you back a cool £4 million, a huge capital gain on the £400 it cost when the game first came to the UK in 1935.

Lego is also expected to be as popular as ever but it appears kids & their dads will be building a city airport during the Queen’s speech, not houses. There are lots of toys in the top ten that I’ve never heard of but I’m sure Pumpaloons and Nurf will mean something to some of you. What did interest me is that the average price of the top toys has increased by 50 per cent from £26.16 to £39.41. Is this a sign the recession’s over?

In terms of property 2010 has been an interesting year. We had a new government who immediately scrapped Home Information Packs which lead to an increase in the amount of property on the market. We have seen a large increase in the number of houses sold in the last 12 months. The interest rate has been held at a record low. There has been a steady decline in the number of repossessions. All regions in England have experienced increases in their average property values in the last year and according to Land Registry, Cambridgeshire has seen an increase on the average home of nearly £15,000.

There will continue to be lots of speculation about house prices throughout 2011, my prediction for what it’s worth, is that prices won’t change very much one way or the other. What I am sure about is that plenty of people in Godmanchester will want to move home and seasonally the new year is a busy time. I thought this would be a good time to give you my guide on how best to prepare your property for the market. First impressions count!

You may have heard the term curb appeal on one of the many home, house, location or design programs on Channel 4. It’s become an important word in the vocabulary of Estate Agents and it is true that the first thing your buyer will see of your home is the front of it.

So, how does it look? It’s is often simple things like cutting the lawn, tidying the borders, trimming trees or hedges, staining the fence or weeding the path. Stand on the curb and have a look at your property, do the windows, facias or garage doors need re-painting? Would something as simple as a hanging basket make a difference?

Everything you can do before your Estate Agent takes that all important main photograph of your house will help attract buyers to your home.

Once through the front door we still need to be thinking of the first impressions so a viewing should never start by with your downstairs toilet!

Here comes another famous term, de-cluttering. Now I don’t subscribe to the view that you should throw away all of your possessions just to sell your house but I think it’s fair to say that some people just seem to have too much stuff. Living in your home and selling your house are two different things. Be objective because the more you can take out of a room the bigger it will look.

Take a good look at the first things you see as you come through your front door. Is it shoes, coats, or a dirty mat to wipe your feet on? Are the stairs used as a dumping ground? Is your hall clean, bright and in good decorative order, would a mirror or simply a brighter light bulb help?

In the kitchen clear as much worktop as possible by storing away the blender and the Foreman Grill and make sure your sitting room looks spacious but warm.

If you are unsure about how best to present your property for sale, just ask. All Estate Agents should be more than happy to offer advice because it will only make their job of achieving you the best price easier.

Spending a weekend preparing your home might not increase the value to that of Monopoly’s Mayfair but it could still make thousands of pounds difference.

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