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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Station Road, Harston, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22

Sold STC £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 receptions and study
  • Long private drive
  • recently re-fitted kitchen
  • delightful gardens in 1.76 acres
  • double garage
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

2,686 sq ft detached family house with 1.76 acre garden towards the edge of this popular village with country views


Tiptofts House is situated on Station Road towards the edge of the convenient and well served Cambridgeshire village of Harston. The property is approximately 5.6 miles from the centre of the high tech University City of Cambridge. There are good local facilities within the village with a range of shops for everyday needs including a post office/general store. There is a Waitrose supermarket at nearby Trumpington together with comprehensive shopping, recreational, cultural and leisure facilities in Cambridge itself including the Grand Arcade shopping Mall and the 800 year old market square.

For the commuter, there is ready access onto the M11 just outside the village (Junction 11) leading south to Stansted Airport, the M25 and London and north to the A14 - which in turn connects with the A1, M1 and M6. Train services are available from nearby Foxton station (2 miles distant) leading to Cambridge and London's Kings Cross. Fast, direct services are available from Royston from 37 minutes (8.4 miles distant) and Cambridge station to both Kings Cross and Liverpool Street stations taking from approximately 45 and 57 minutes respectively. Whittlesford Parkway station (4.5 miles) is on the London Liverpool Street line. There is a Park & Ride at Trumpington (2.9 miles) with regular bus services into the city.

There is a local school within the village and secondary schools at both Melbourn and Sawston (Village Colleges). There are also a number of excellent independent schools for all age groups in Cambridge including St Faith's, St John's and King's College Prep Schools, the Perse Co-Ed, The Leys, Stephen Perse and St Mary's secondary schools.

Cambridge is at the heart of the biggest cluster of technology companies in the UK. The science parks on the northern and eastern sides of the city have been joined by world class research institutes such as the Wellcome Trust's Genome campus, The Babraham Institute and the new Biomedical campus which is being established alongside Addenbrooke's, the Cambridge University hospital on the southern fringe (5.3 miles distance). Microsoft Research and Astra Zeneca is headquartered in Cambridge and Google are relocating here.


Tiptofts House is a detached brick and tiled late 1930's residence, the original footprint of which is largely unchanged. It retains many features of its period whilst incorporating later additions and alterations by the vendors which include the addition of a garden room, a re-fitted kitchen, bathroom and replacement windows. Set well back from the road and overlooking fields to the side and rear, the property enjoys the benefit of a country aspect and outlook whilst still being in the village and close to Cambridge and all that it has to offer.

The oak panelled front door leads to the entrance hall with wide herringbone design flooring and turning stairs - all benefitting from the deep front window typical of the period. The principal reception rooms are at the rear of the house enjoying views of the garden and are interconnected by wide double doors. The light and spacious sitting room with double aspect French doors has a fireplace with stone surround housing a multi fuel burner. The dining room also leads to the garden room - a more recent addition to the property, this is a great multi-purpose vaulted room with ample space for sitting and dining and two sets of French doors (one each side) to the garden. The former maid's room with a corner fireplace (unused) provides the connection between here and the kitchen which is fitted with a good range of painted cupboards and drawers, curved at one end and fitted with a range of appliances including a Neff electric oven, 4 ring ceramic hob, extractor, dishwasher and fridge and there is a central island with drawers and a breakfast area to one side. Beyond is a utility room with oil fired boiler, sink unit, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, part glazed back door and access to the former garage or hobbies room with internal staircase to loft room/potential play room above. In addition there is a study and cloakroom on the ground floor both of which are also accessed from the hall.

On the first floor, there are 5 bedrooms, some with fitted wardrobes and all enjoying views over the gardens and grounds together with a family bath/shower room and separate shower room.

The gardens are a delightful feature of the property extending to approximately 1.76 acres in total and surround the house. Skirting the long shingle drive, there is a wild garden to one side and lawn to the other and there are a wide variety of mature trees throughout the garden - Horse Chestnut, Weeping Willow, Silver Birch, Walnut, Catalpa, flowering cherry and Copper Beech. There is an extensive area of parking both to the front and side of the house and the drive leads to a weatherboard detached double garage with timber doors and a hipped roof. Beside the garage is a circular pergola with orchard beyond of pear, apple and plum trees. There is a decked terrace area beside and to the rear of the house with wisteria leading to herbaceous flower and shrub beds with rose covered arches interspersed with lawns, a greenhouse and garden shed.

The whole extends to approximately 1.76 acres.

Agent's Note There are 16 solar panels on the roof of the property. These produce approximately 3.84kw of electricity - entirely offsetting the cost of the vendor's electricity provided by the current provider.

Square Footage: 2,686 sq ft
Acreage: 1.76 Acres

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14 November 2016

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