Royston Road, Harston

£500,000 Sold STC

A substantial four bedroom cottage situated on a sizeable plot, part of which has planning permission for a detached chalet style house, the property is for sale with the added benefit of no onward chain.

This four bedroom, semi-detached former mill workers cottage sits on a sizeable plot, part of which has planning permission for a detached chalet style house measuring approximately 1400 sqft (Planning Ref: S/0370/17/FL). The property itself is in need of some improvement, resulting in what could become an exceptional home.

An entrance hall has space for coats and footwear with stairs leading to the first floor. The living room benefits from a dual aspect, original bay-fronted window and a feature fireplace with attractive tiled inserts and a wooden surround. There is a kitchen/dining room which has been fitted with a comprehensive range of base and wall mounted units; integrated appliances include a double oven, there is also a large understair storage cupboard. Adjoining the kitchen is a dining room which also has a dual aspect and offers pleasant views over the plot. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a utility room with further fitted units and a ground floor cloakroom WC.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms, three of which are comfortable doubles. The master bedroom is particularly spacious and has a feature fireplace and built-in cupboards. There is also a first floor bathroom finished with a white suite including a roll top bath with ball and claw feet. Stairs lead to a sizeable attic room which currently serves as a children’s playroom but offers superb scope for an additional bedroom and serves as a versatile room for any prospective purchaser.

Outside there is a large driveway which would be shared by the proposed new property, this in turns leads to a detached single garage which is to be constructed as part of the planning consent for the new dwelling and will replace the exsisting 2 garages and storage shed. The front garden is laid to lawn with mature bushes to the front and side. There is a south facing rear garden with a paved terrace, well suited to alfresco dining and a small lawn with borders to the side.

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. There is a regular bus service and the newly completed cycleway is a most useful asset which 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.

  • 168 sqm / 1809 sqft
  • 0.18 acre / 728 sqm
  • Period cottage
  • 4 bed, 3 recep, 1.5 bath
  • double garage and drive
  • 1900s
  • EPC - E / 50
  • Council tax band - E

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