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4 bedroom detached house for sale

High Street, Harston, Cambridge, CB22

Sold STC £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2,328 sq ft of accommodation
  • sitting, dining & family rooms
  • kitchen/breakfast room & utility
  • library
  • 4 bedrooms (one en suite)
  • garage
  • off street parking for several cars
  • attractive mature gardens
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

2,328 sq ft detached family house with good gardens in village close to Cambridge


157 High Street is set back from the road behind mature trees in the convenient and well served Cambridgeshire village of Harston. There are good local facilities within the village with a post office/general store for everyday needs plus hairdresser and Thai and Indian restaurants. There is a Waitrose supermarket at nearby Trumpington (2.4 miles) together with comprehensive shopping, recreational, cultural and leisure facilities in Cambridge itself (4.6 miles).

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 (2.3 miles) leading to Cambridge and London's Kings Cross. Fast, direct services are available from Royston from 37 minutes (8.8 miles) and Cambridge station (4.7 miles) to both Kings Cross and Liverpool Street stations taking from approximately 45 and 57 minutes respectively. Shelford station (2.9 miles) and Whittlesford Parkway station (5.3 miles) are on the London Liverpool Street line. The nearest Park & Ride facility is at Trumpington (2.1 miles).

There is a primary school within the village and secondary schools at both Melbourn and Sawston (Village Colleges) together with a number of excellent independent schools for all age groups in Cambridge.


157 High Street is a spacious detached family house on a large, mature plot which is conveniently situated in the village yet tucked away with open views to the rear. Of brick elevations beneath a slated roof, the property is thought to date from the 1920's, but has been extended considerably - initially to the rear, and more recently by the current vendors to the side - to create a comfortable family home with a lofty double-height extension with a spiral staircase and upper galleried library to one side which connects with the master bedroom. Additional features include stained glass panels commissioned in the Rennie Mackintosh style around the front door and a beautifully crafted wooden balustrade and hand rail. The house flows well from the hall which has a cloakroom at the far end and leads to the family room/snug on the left with a bay window to the front aspect. This interconnects with the double aspect kitchen breakfast room at the rear of the house fitted with a range of painted cupboards and drawers with tiled splashbacks, space for a gas cooker, plumbing for a dishwasher and a louvred cupboard housing the wall mounted gas fired Vaillant boiler. Beyond is the utility room with plumbing for washing machine, space for a fridge/freezer and a part glazed door to the rear terrace and garden. On the right of the hall are the sitting and dining areas, the former having been extended to provide a lovely light room with two sets of French doors to the rear terrace either side of a central fireplace with raised hearth and Jetmaster coal effect gas fire. Part of this room has a vaulted ceiling and is now double height with two Velux windows, shelving and a spiral staircase leading to an upper library area. The dining area has a box bay window overlooking the front garden and a brick fireplace with wooden mantle. Beside the spiral staircase off the sitting room is a good sized study with a partially vaulted ceiling and another box bay window enjoying views to the front garden and drive.

On the first floor is a master bedroom with en suite shower room and connecting door to the library (as mentioned previously). Three further double bedrooms (one with wash basin) and a re-fitted family bathroom complete the accommodation on this floor.

The property is approached over a gravelled drive leading to a brick and pantiled double garage with two timber doors and there is an additional parking area to the front of the house. The front garden is well screened with mature trees and hedging and a long front lawn, whilst to the rear is a sunny terrace which is great for al-fresco dining with steps to the rear garden. This is mainly laid to lawn with a good variety of mature trees and shrubs. There is a pond with additional paved seating area to catch the morning sun, plus a sheltered wooden seating area. Part of the garden has been landscaped in the Japanese style.

Square Footage: 2,328 sq ft

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Added on Rightmove:
14 September 2016

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