A rare opportunity to purchase a modernised and completely renovated, detached four bedroom period house of historic interest, believed to date back to circa 1800, and the oldest surviving cottage on the High Street, Histon. The property is striking in its position, exterior and interior, and is being sold with the benefit of No Onward Chain.
The ground floor accommodation consists of a large sitting room spanning the entire width of the property with Oak flooring, 2 sash windows to the front aspect, a storage cupboard, feature brick fireplace surround (for decorative purposes only); this room could easily be sub-divided to create an additional room. The open-plan kitchen/dining room is vast in size, it offers a perfect entertaining space, there is ample room for a large dining table and chairs and bi-folding doors create a fabulous opening to the rear patio area. The kitchen has a large range of base and eye-level units, a wine chiller, work surfaces, integrated fridge/freezer, double oven, sink unit with mixer tap, space and plumbing for a dishwasher. There is a great island, which is perfect for informal dining, featuring a 5-ring gas hob, circular stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and further storage. A Velux window floods natural light into this room, which is a real feature of the house. An understair walk-in cupboard allows for storage as well as footwear and coats. A barn-style side door leads to the tiled utility area, which includes space and plumbing for washer and tumble dryer, and a large laundry cupboard accommodating a Vaillant gas boiler installed in 2015. A door leads to the cloakroom with WC, washhand basin and heated towel rail.
The first floor accommodation consists of 4 double bedrooms, which wraparound the landing with its part-glazed wall. The master bedroom is a generous size with built-in cupboards and benefits from a modern en suite shower room with WC, washhand basin, heated towel rail and tiled flooring. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are both comfortable doubles with sash windows to the front aspect and loft storage above. Bedroom 4, again, is a double with window to the rear aspect and a storage cupboard. The family bathroom has an oversized shower, twin sinks with storage below and WC, complemented by modern tiling and heated towel rail.
Outside, the property is situated in a central and prominent High Street location and stands back from the road. The front garden is set behind wrought-iron fencing, there are 2 large gravelled areas, a pathway to the front door, shrub borders, clever planting including Photinia trees providing year round colour. The extremely private rear garden is considerable in size with a large patio area perfect for alfresco dining, there is a further raised patio area, mature trees, shrub borders with the remainder laid to lawn and gated access either side of the property. There are various storage sheds, a garage with electric door and off-road parking for several vehicles, accessed via electric gate.
Histon is widely acknowledged as being one of the most sought-after villages north of Cambridge. It's particularly convenient location, just 3 miles from the city centre, adds to its popularity and communications are first class, the A14 and M11 being within a few minute's drive. The village boasts desirable facilities including excellent schooling for all ages from pre-school to sixth form. Post Office, library, dining and shopping are all available in the village, and there is a regular bus service to Cambridge. Histon is additionally served by Cambridgeshire County Council's Guided Busway with an estimated journey time to the Science Park of approximately 3 minute's. Cambridge North Railway Station opened in May 2017, located in Chesterton, close to Cambridge Science Park, connecting to the Guided Busway and providing an interchange with Park & Ride and local bus services. Pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders also benefit from a bridleway running all the way from Cambridge Science Park to St. Ives along the route of the Guided Busway. Girton Golf Club is also within a few minute's drive.