A detached house in a lovely setting, tucked-away adjoining open trust land all along its southern boundary and offering wonderful potential to create a fantastic home.
The house is tucked back off Wimpole Road placing it away from any passing traffic but still brilliantly accessible to Barton’s excellent facilities and to Cambridge city.
It is in a plot of about 0.24 acres with a depth of over 50m and width of about 17m and adjoins open land belonging to Lark Rise Farm and the Countryside Restoration Trust all along its south boundary providing both a pleasant aspect and country walks along permissive paths right from the front door.
The house was built in the 1920s and extended one two storeys at the rear around the 1950s. It has laid unoccupied in recent years and is now in need of updating and repair throughout. A structural condition report was prepared for the seller by local specialist Gawn Associates and is available by email.
The property offers genuinely exceptional potential to create a very special home with a generous plot in a lovely setting.
Barton is amongst the most desirable of the south Cambridge villages, thanks to its charming character and countryside, which surrounds it, providing numerous pleasant walks including to Grantchester and Coton Nature Reserve, but also due to its excellent commuter links into Cambridge and London.
There is a purpose built cycleway alongside the A603 providing a particularly good commute into Cambridge by bike and a bridleway over to Grantchester, which serves as part of a 4.5 mile cycle commute to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
The nearby motorway is below the surrounding ground level so has little, if any, noise impact on the village. Access to the M11 is approximately 1 mile away whilst the nearest train stations are Cambridge, Foxton and Great Shelford, which are approximately 6 and 5 miles away, providing twice hourly trains into London and Cambridge. Royston train station also provides an excellent and convenient alternative for travelling to London.
The village has a particularly good range of facilities for its size including a post office and general store, two pubs, garage with shop, a recreation ground, meadow and an Ofsted ‘Good’ Primary School that feeds into Comberton Village College and Sixth Form. It is also home to Burwash Manor Barns, a collection of independent shops, a café and exhibition venue that runs various events throughout the year.