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Detached period house within the Medieval grid, with delightful courtyard garden.


  • A stylish and wonderfully characterful house
  • Detached and Grade II listed
  • Excellent location within the Medieval grid
  • Close to the town centre
  • Beautiful rear courtyard garden
  • 2-3 Reception rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms & 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Cellar
  • Accommodation arranged over 3 floors
  • Over 2,200 sq ft


A stylish and wonderfully characterful Grade II listed detached town house, standing in an excellent location within the Medieval grid, close to the town centre. Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom/wet room and a cellar. Two first floor double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Two second floor double bedrooms and a family shower room. Wall enclosed rear courtyard garden. THE PROPERTY 7 College Street, which has formerly been two houses but now amalgamated into this wonderful, detached Grade II listed timber framed town house, is believed to date back to the 1400's with 16th and 17th century alterations. The property is part jettied to the front, with rendered elevations to the front and one side, with an exposed brick elevation to the right-hand side, all under clay tiled roofs. The comfortable, well-presented accommodation is arranged over three floors with a cellar below. The entrance hall, with exposed floorboards and an extra trap door to the cellar, has open studwork into the sitting room, stairs to the first floor and an internal stained-glass window to the dining room. The sitting room features sash windows with plantation shutters to the front and side aspects, a superb open fireplace with brick hearth, brick and stone surround, bressummer beam and an inset log burning stove. There are painted exposed beams and an opening through to the kitchen/breakfast room to the rear. The drawing/dining room has a sash window with plantation shutters to the front, a small peep hole window to the side giving a view up College Street and exposed honey-coloured timbers and painted floorboards. A door leads through into the kitchen/breakfast room, which features sash windows to the rear elevation, French doors to the garden, a tiled floor and an exposed brick and flint wall. Fitted with a range of base and eye level units, 1½ bowl sink unit, 7-ring gas hob cooker and integrated appliances including a dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is also an airing/storage cupboard housing the gas fired boiler. A door from the kitchen gives access to the steps down into the cellar which has a concrete floor and good head height. There is also a ground floor wet room/cloakroom with Travertine Limestone tiled floor and walls, a window to the rear garden, a Velux roof light and features a shower, vanity wash basin unit, radiator towel rail and a wc. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, bedroom one benefiting from a walk-through dressing area with casement windows to the rear and side, and a sash window to the front, arched alcove and feature fireplace alcove, with painted bressummer beam. Bedroom two has a sash window to the front, a casement window to the side, exposed painted timbers and built-in wardrobe cupboards. There is also a family bathroom on this floor with panelled bath with hand shower attachment, tiled splashbacks, wall mounted vanity wash basin unit, radiator towel rail and a wc. The second-floor landing has a characterful semi vaulted ceiling and a window to the rear and leads to the two further double bedrooms, one of which has exposed wall and ceiling timbers. There is also a family shower room to this floor. OUTSIDE The garden is a particular feature of the property and is wall enclosed and benefits from gated pedestrian access from either William Barnaby Yard to the rear or from the gated access between 7 and 8 College Street to the front. The garden is mainly paved for ease of maintenance, with a lovely mature maple tree, raised decking area to the rear and creates a wonderful space for alfresco dining and entertainment, opening, as it does, so well from the kitchen. LOCATION College Street is one of the town's most sought after residential streets and is well located within the Medieval Grid. College Street offers a pleasing mix of modern and period housing, the Guildhall Feoffment Community Primary School and sits in a conservation area, within easy walking distance of the town centre's amenities. Bury St Edmunds is a thriving market town located at the heart of East Anglia and offers extensive schooling in both the public and private sectors and a wide range of shopping facilities and amenities including health clubs, swimming pools and golf clubs. The University City of Cambridge is approximately 28 miles away and Stowmarket some 12 miles away, which offers a fast and regular mainline train service to London Liverpool Street, taking approximately 85 minutes. For the road commuter there is excellent access to the A14, A11(M11) and A1. DIRECTIONS Walking from the town centre head, from Abbeygate Street in a southerly direction down Hatter Street and at the junction with Churchgate Street, proceed straight over into College Street. Proceed up the road and No 7 will be found shortly, as the only detached house on the left. By car College Street is one way from Westgate Street to Churchgate street and the property will be found on the right hand side, just before the junction. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Parking One resident parking permit per household, can be purchased for Zone D for an annual fee of £76 each (2023) and visitor parking vouchers are available at a cost of £8 for ten vouchers. Local Authority West Suffolk Council Council Tax Band F Broadband We are informed that there are speeds of 80Mbps + Mobile Signal/Coverage Yes Tenure Freehold Viewing Only via Jackson-Stops 01284 700535