4 Latham Road was originally owned by the Heffers family in the late 1930s and has had three further owners including our present clients. The property has been lovingly restored, extended and presides in beautifully landscaped gardens on the edge of Trumpington Road. The presentation on three floors is to the highest of standards achieving light and space throughout the exceptionally well-proportioned living areas. There is an entrance vestibule which leads into the hallway with a staircase to first floor with wooden flooring through to the dining room and sitting room. The sitting room enjoys triple aspects with an imaginatively refitted stone fireplace, hearth and large inset flame affect gas fire. Glazed doors lead through into the conservatory with quarry tiled floor which in turn links to the dining room and doors onto the garden. The dining room is accessed by double doors from the hallway to the kitchen and French doors with side panel windows onto the rear garden. The study overlooks the front garden and driveway with large sealed unit windows and corner flame effect gas fire. The kitchen has a large window onto the rear garden, shaker style wall and base kitchen units with integrated dishwasher, microwave, five ring gas hob with oven and grill below and glass splashback tiling as well as an Aga. A part glazed door opens to a utility room with built in storage, solid wood worktop with butler sink, storage above, window light over and quarry tile floor. A further door opens to the double garage with up and over door, light and power.
A staircase leads to the first floor landing with a feature window to front elevation, landing area and a secondary staircase to second floor. The first floor landing has access to four bedrooms incorporating the master with built-in furniture, dual aspect windows overlooking the rear garden with refitted modern en-suite, large modern bath, hand basin and vanity unit with wc and glass screen door shower cubicle. Attention should be drawn to a rather special guest room with three windows to the front elevation and door onto a small private balcony. The first floor is serviced by a refitted shower room. In 1976 when the double garage was built a large studio was built above and this is a wonderful room with high ceilings, wooden floor, and flame effect gas fire, an ideal Family Room Area/Playroom.
The second floor landing has a large velux window and built in storage. There is a large double bedroom incorporating two velux windows, two sealed unit windows to the side, walk in wardrobe incorporating shelving and hanging areas. Adjacent is a well fitted modern bathroom with bath with shower screen, close coupled wc, hand basin, eave storage, velux window, splash back tiling and sealed unit window.
4 Latham Road is situated off of Trumpington Road to the south of the historic city centre of Cambridge in close proximity to the world renowned Botanic Gardens. This area benefits from an excellent regular bus service, is ideally located for many of the independent schools The Perse, The Leys, St Faith’s, Hills Road and Long Road Sixth Form College. Provides excellent access to the M11 (passing a Waitrose Store), A10, A14 and Cambridge main line railway station (linking London King’s Cross) all within a mile away.
The whole plot is charmingly arranged and splendidly maintained by our clients. Historically we are informed that advice was received by the Heffers from John Gilmore who at the time was the director of the Botanic Gardens in the late 1930s. The front has parking for three to four vehicles with access to the double garage door and pedestrian side access with a pagoda over to the back of property. A shingle driveway and paved pathway to the front door with outside lighting, well maintained lawns, low privet hedging, enclosed by mature tree and flower borders. To the rear of the property there is a brick built shed and the paving extends across the garden, an elevated water feature and well maintained hedging.
The lower garden to the house is extensively laid to lawn, filled with birch trees to one side offering discreet and cool seating areas. A real feature of the garden is two beautiful yew trees. A privat hedge leads to a nature garden with wild flowers fruit trees.