A substantial family home set in 0.58 acres of garden with views of open fields to the side and rear within close proximity of Cambridge City and Addenbrookes Hospital.
177 High Street, Harston is within exceptionally easy access to the M11 (J11 1.3 miles), the southern City boundary at Trumpington (less than 2 miles) and the Addenbrooke’s campus (3.5 miles).
The original property was built in 1908 and has been extended and improved by the present family to the rear offering exceptional living space and the garden is a wonder for a growing family.
The property is approached via a gated driveway providing parking for several vehicles and mature front gardens.
The front of the house has a central entrance hall typical of age of the property with two comfortable, traditional reception rooms off, with the sitting room having a delightful fireplace with stone surround with fitted wood burning stove and bay window to the front aspect flooding the room with natural light. To the rear of the home is a good size breakfast room opening to the kitchen with a range cooker and extractor, wall and base level units, granite work surfaces and spaces for freestanding appliances.
The garden room, with convection heaters, provides an impressive second reception room enjoying views and access to the rear garden via French doors; inner hallway, shower room with three piece suite, utility room again with a range of units and granite work surfaces, spaces for appliances and sink; door to garage and French doors to the rear garden.
The first floor has a split level landing with four bedrooms, master bedroom has a bay window to the front aspect, bedrooms three and four have fitted wardrobes, the family bathroom completes the first floor with a four piece suite.
The original garage has been converted with full building regulations, into a large outside studio with vaulted ceiling and built in electrical convection heaters, providing an excellent additional family space. Outside the property has an impressive rear garden, which is divided into several sections with a patio area, potting bench and log store, good size lawn area close to the house with trees, hedging, shrub borders, dog run and side access. There is also a pergola with climbing Wisteria, decking area, ornamental pond with fountain and waterfall, shed (with electrical supply and lighting) and wood store area, greenhouse, further extensive lawn, children’s play area and orchard to the rear of the garden all enclosed ideal for family life.
To find a property of such generous proportions and with a garden of 0.58 acres within such close proximity to Cambridge City is rare indeed.
Harston is the first village coming south out of Cambridge on the A10 and has an excellent range of day-to-day facilities plus exceptionally easy road links both into the City and south towards Royston and London. A new purpose-built, road traffic free cycle route has recently opened that leads over the M11, into Trumpington and on to the City.
Within the parish there is an OFSTED ‘Good’ rated primary school, 3 pubs, 2 restaurants, a doctors and dispensary, an excellent local shop with Post Office counter, village hall, hairdresser, petrol filling station and a large recreation ground with a recently improved children’s playground.