Cottenham Road, Histon, Cambridge

Guide Price: £695,000

5 bedroom detached house for sale

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Built in 1974, the property offers just over 2290 sq ft of accommodation. The house has been extremely well maintained with a new boiler installed in 2012 and additional lighting and sockets have been added by the current owners with all work Part P certified.

The ground floor accommodation is accessed via steps leading to the enclosed porch, which is useful for both cloaks and footwear and has triple aspect windows. The impressive entrance hall has stairs leading to the first floor and useful understair storage. The kitchen/breakfast room is a very good size with stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and a large range of base and eye-level units, accompanied by ample work surfaces, 4-ring induction hob, oven, space for fridge/freezer and plumbing for a dishwasher with a large window to side aspect. Off the kitchen is a utility room with laminate flooring, plumbing for a washing machine, space for tumble dryer and further plumbing for an additional appliance. The utility room leads to a workshop adjoining the double garage, which is a very good size with the benefit of electric up-and-over doors. The living room really is a focal point of the property, over 25ft in length, with dual aspect floor-to-ceiling windows (to the rear are French doors with direct access to the garden) flooding the room with natural light, the living room also benefits from an open fireplace with surround. The spacious dining room leads to the conservatory, a fantastic place to relax and unwind whilst enjoying views to the garden beyond. Completing the extensive ground floor accommodation is a study/bedroom 6, which has the benefit of being next to the shower room with WC and washhand basin, making this so very versatile in terms of ground floor living for either dependants or teenage children.

The first floor comprises of five generously sized double bedrooms off a central landing with airing cupboard. The master bedroom is of particular note, being extremely well proportioned with a vast array of built-in storage from John Lewis and a large window to the front with pleasant views. The master bedroom also benefits from a good size en suite with double walk-in shower cubicle, WC, washhand basin and heated towel rail, the flooring is Amtico, the remainder is fully tiled presenting a contemporary finish. The remaining four good size double bedrooms are light and airy, offering stunning views to the countryside and beyond. The modern family bathroom includes a bath with shower above, WC, washhand basin and heated towel rail, the whole finished with modern tiling.

Outside, the property is set back from the road, situated in a prominent central village position, the front garden is laid to lawn with a stone border and steps leading to the entrance porch. There is off-road parking for several vehicles plus a detached double garage with power and light connected and electric up-and-over doors. The large L-shaped rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn and a real feature, encompassing the whole of the property. To complement the outside there is a large wood-built outbuilding with space for storing firewood, bicycles and bins, plus a handy side passageway leading onto Croft Close.

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 many local facilities including excellent schooling for all ages from pre-school to sixth form. Good local shopping is available in the village and there is a regular bus service to Cambridge. Histon is 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.

Agent's note:
Bedroom 5 is currently being used as a dressing room, although this could easily be turned back into a bedroom, with or without Jack-and-Jill style shower room access.

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