An attractive and very cleverly extended detached Victorian residence with ample driveway parking, situated close to Cambridge and set in established south-facing gardens of over a fifth of an acre.
Field Cottage represents a very rare opportunity to acquire a distinctive family home in a popular village location. The property dates back to 1900 yet has been extended over the years and thoughtfully designed, offering over 2300 sqft / 216 sqm of versatile accommodation to suit individual purchaser’s needs.
On the ground floor are 3 reception rooms, including an impressive bay-fronted sitting room which benefits from a triple aspect and has a multi-fuel-burning stove. The open-plan kitchen / dining room is a noteworthy feature of the house, has a comprehensive range of units, integrated appliances and is finished with Silestone worktops. Dual aspect bi-folding doors open onto the garden and a raised terrace. There is a separate pantry with further units, plus a large utility room with space for various appliances and a door leading to the rear garden. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cloakroom W.C and a welcoming entrance hall with understairs storage area.
Upstairs are 5 double bedrooms and the main bathroom which has been fitted with a modern white suite. Two of the bedrooms also have stylish en suite shower rooms. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, southerly aspects and plenty of storage.
Outside, the property is set nicely back from the road and privately enclosed by an established front garden, stocked with a variety of mature shrubs and trees. There is a new block paved pathway to the main entrance, accessed via a picket gate. A shingled driveway provides extensive off-road parking for up to 5 vehicles.
There is an exceptional south-facing garden which has been split into a variety of useful sections, includes a kitchen and herb garden, working greenhouse and shaded spring garden, nicely enclosed by established trees. The raised terrace is well suited to alfresco dining and cleverly adjoins the ground floor entertaining spaces. The remainder of the plot is predominantly laid to lawn and stocked with a variety of herbaceous borders. There are plenty of storage areas in the garden including a workshop, wood and tool shed.
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 making Addenbrooke’s and the biomedical campus easily accessible by cycle. There are also plans in place to form a new cycleway that runs alongside the A10 through the whole village.
It is the right side of town for the science parks at Melbourn, Abington and Great Chesterford and Foxton’s mainline railway station to Cambridge (c. 13 minutes) and London Kings Cross (less than 1 hour) is within 2 miles.
Within the parish there is an Ofsted ‘Good’ rated primary school, a restaurant, doctors’ surgery with 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.