HOUGHTON, Cambridgeshire

£900,000

5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in HOUGHTON, Cambridgeshire

Steeped in history in the sought-after village of Houghton, Whympers is an imposing Edwardian home in an enviable position at the heart of the village, boasting an abundance of period features. Arranged over three floors with annexe potential, there are five bedrooms, three bathrooms and four reception rooms, as well as a separate detached garage. All of this is enveloped by walled gardens. The house does require some cosmetic updating which is reflected in the price.A former resident and designer of Whympers, Charles Whymper was a painter, watercolourist, engraver and illustrator, who married one of the miller and village philanthropist Potto Brown's granddaughters. Charles had several siblings, including Frederick Whymper, an Artist and explorer, and Edward Whymper, an athletic English Artist who was the first person to climb the Matterhorn. Charles produced a model of the Matterhorn for his brother Edward, which is still situated in the garden of Whympers and is just visible from the green, where the thatched Clock Tower that Charles Whymper built stands, in memory of Potto Brown's son and Charles' own father-in-law, George W Brown. Houghton, named one of the 'Best Places to Live in the East,' by The Sunday Times in 2016, is a good base for walking and biking, and boasts superb amenities with a tea room, pub, antiques shop, Church, village community shop selling local produc... Read more

Property Features

  • Edwardian Detached Residence
  • Designed by and Home to Charles Whymper
  • Refurbishment Opportunity
  • Annexe Potential
  • Five Bedrooms & Three Bathrooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Walled Mature Gardens
  • Detached Double Garage
  • Excellent Amenities & Transport Links
  • No Chain

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