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Grade II listed townhouse with courtyard garden


  • Grade II listed townhouse
  • Superbly presented and well-proportioned
  • Standing in an excellent central location
  • Walking distance to the town centre
  • Rear courtyard garden
  • Cellar
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Over 2,000 sq ft


A superbly presented, well-proportioned Grade II Listed town house, standing in an excellent central location within the Medieval grid, close to the town centre, with rear courtyard garden and a cellar. Entrance/dining Room, vaulted sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, rear hall & storm porch and a cellar. Two first floor double bedrooms and a family shower room. Two further bedrooms on the second/third floors, family bath/shower room and a utility room. Wall enclosed rear courtyard garden. THE PROPERTY This fabulous town house dates back to the 1400's with earlier fragments and is believed, by some, to be part of the oldest house still standing in the Medieval grid. The main reception room being half of a former 2-bay open hall with an inserted dividing chimney stack with high bressummer beamed inglenook fireplace; the room retains much of its original hall aspect, being vaulted to the tie-beam level, with a charming peephole window from the staircase. The property was restored in the mid-20th century with the inclusion of the impressive Georgian front entrance door, which benefits from an excellent heavy Greek Doric doorcase with fluted columns and triglyph frieze, and which came from the demolished Blomfield House, this opens to the private cobbled frontage from the front wing. The property wonderfully benefits from a wealth of further character features and is enjoyed by its current owners as a comfortable and spacious home, a short stroll from the centre of town. The property is two-three storey, as there is a room over the vaulted reception room off a half landing and there is a cellar below. The front door leads into an impressive reception/dining hall which features an outstanding Georgian fireplace with mantle shelf and surround and a wonderful barley twist columned overmantel, shelved and cupboarded alcoves to either side, oak woodblock flooring and a large sash window to the front which appears to have the original internal shutters, now redundant, still in place. The sitting room as described before also benefits from a log burning stove, glazed French doors to the garden and an oriel bay window to the front. The inner hall has stairs leading to the first floor, cloaks hanging space and a cloakroom off it, with a trap door to the cellar. The cellar, which formerly had steps down from the rear hall, has exposed brick and flint walls with a rough floor and a low ceiling. The kitchen/breakfast room features a range of base and eye level units with oak work surfaces, a stainless-steel sink unit, four ring electric hob cooker with Neff oven below and extractor fan above, integrated appliances including a dishwasher, fridge, freezer and a concealed wall mounted gas fired boiler. There is a large Yorkshire sliding sash window to the rear providing an outlook over the garden and an interesting Victorian patterned clay tiled floor. The rear hall has a back door leading out to the garden via the rear porch, high storage shelving and a useful general storage cupboard. On the first floor the landing leads to two comfortable double bedrooms and a shower room. The main bedroom is a well-proportioned room with a sash window to the front, with folding internal shutters and there are also built-in wardrobes with a light. Bedroom two has a sash window with fitted internal plantation shutters, overlooking the rear garden and a built-in wardrobe. The shower room benefits from ½ tiled walls, a corner shower cubical, low flush wc and a pedestal hand wash basin. On the second floor a half landing gives access through an oak latch door to bedroom three; a wonderful room with medieval features, a dormer window to the front, fabulous exposed wide floorboards, a beautiful crown post and ''priest hole' alcove cupboard. Bedroom four features a Yorkshire sliding sash window to the front, offering excellent views down Tuns Lane pedestrian walkway towards the Great Churchyard and St Mary's Church, with the cathedral tower also visible over the roof tops. This room also enjoys built-in eaves storage cupboards. There is a utility room (possible top floor shower room) with casement window to the side, fitted shelving, header tanks and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a large (double bedroom sized) family bathroom with casement window to the rear, bath with shower attachment over, low flush wc, a pedestal hand wash basin, built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, a radiator towel rail and exposed floorboards. OUTSIDE To the front there is an area of privately owned cobbled frontage with space for a bike store. To the rear, the clay pantiled rear storm porch leads, via a brick pathway to the bullnosed stone steps, leading up to the west facing terrace. This lovely garden is high brick and flint wall enclosed, with stylishly planted beds and borders, with feature lighting and is ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining as it also opens from the main reception room. The garden benefits from a high degree of privacy in comparison to most town houses within the grid as it does not back onto a terraced run behind. LOCATION Bridewell Lane is one of the town's most popular residential streets, that offers a pleasing mix of period housing 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) & A1. 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 (2023) and visitor parking vouchers are available at a cost of £8 for ten vouchers. The vendors also rent a space in Langton Place gated carpark, just off Whiting Street, which the carpark management have confirmed could be available to the buyers, subject to their normal terms and conditions. Local Authority - West Suffolk Council Council Tax - Band F Tenure - Freehold