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5 bedroom terraced house for sale

Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds

Guide Price £695,000

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This prominent Grade ll listed town house, formerly Berry's Bakery, stands in the heart of the historic medieval grid, with sympathetically restored accommodation retaining many fine and surprising features including a magnificent William and Mary staircase, original bread oven and panelling to the principal rooms. Reception hall, sitting room, study, stair hall, dining room, cloakroom, kitchen, garden/breakfast room, utility, huge cellars, first-floor drawing room, 4 bedrooms, en suite wet room, bathroom, attics and parking for up to three cars.

RECEPTION HALL19' x 5' (5.8m x 1.52m). with substantial exposed moulded beams, tongue-and-groove dado-height panelling, original moulded architraves and panel door through to

SITTING ROOM13'10" x 13'6" (4.22m x 4.11m). with original shop window and additional door to the street. A fabulous panelled room with window seat, corner fireplace with moulded cast-iron fire surround and grate, moulded surround and mantelpiece, moulded cornicing and door through to

STUDY approx.12'11" x 8'7" (3.94m x 2.62m). with original panelling, corner fireplace with cast-iron fire grate, tiled inserts and hearth, moulded fire surround and mantelpiece over, built-in bookshelves and shopkeeper's secret window through to the sitting room.

STAIR HALL approx.19' x 9'6" m ax. overall including magnificent staircase with recess fitted with bookshelves and storage cupboard below, understairs door and staircase to cellars.

DINING ROOM13' x 13'7" (3.96m x 4.14m). An elegant room with high ceiling with exposed beam, picture rail, chair rail, open fireplace with tiled surround and hearth, three wall light points, hatch through to kitchen.

LOBBY with quarry-tiled floor, tongue-and-groove panelling, leading through to kitchen.

CLOAKROOM with quarry-tiled floor, exposed studwork, wattle and daub, low-level WC, wash hand basin.

KITCHEN approx.18'3" x 13'3" m ax. overall, with quarry-tiled floor. The original bakery with the original Kemp & Sons bread oven and kitchen units, many of which were reclaimed within the building, including a superb antique corner cabinet with display shelving and cupboards, the original shop counter with natural wood work surface and bread drawers below providing an island/breakfast bar unit, complementing the work surface, with inset sink and drainer unit, space and plumbing for washing machine below, built-in oven and grill. Open studwork through to

GARDEN/BREAKFAST ROOM12' x 9'7" (3.66m x 2.92m). plus recess 5'6" x 4'1". The most recent addition to the property with a superb outlook over the landscaped gardens with a full double aspect and French doors to terrace and garden. Quarry-tiled floor, exposed brickwork, semi-vaulted ceiling.

UTILITY approx.17' x 7'7" m ax. overall which adjoins the original bread oven, with a door to garden, gas-fired central heating boiler, utility work surface with inset stainless steel sink and drainer unit, space and plumbing for washing machine, lift to first floor.

CELLAR with high ceiling height, exposed brickwork and timbers. Room 1 10'7" x 23'4" max. overall including staircase. Room 2 7' x 16'. Room 3 10' x 11'.

FIRST-FLOOR LANDING overlooking the magnificent staircase.

DRAWING ROOM18' x 16'4" (5.49m x 4.98m). A fabulous panelled room with exposed wide floorboards, original panelling, double aspect, 17th century panel painting of a hunting scene above the open fireplace with cast-iron fire grate, moulded surround and mantelpiece over, two walk-in storage cupboards, one shelved and one housing a Pollock single-person chair lift down to the ground floor.

. BEDROOM 1 12'10" x '8" plus 7'4" x 5'4" overlooking the rear garden, with exposed floorboards, picture rail, walk-in wardrobe cupboard 4'6" x 5'8".

EN SUITE WET ROOM Extensively tiled with wall-mounted shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin and low-level WC.

BEDROOM 29'10" x 12'4" (3m x 3.76m). with picture rail, built-in shelving and corner chimney breast.

BATHROOM Panelled with moulded cornicing, shelving, panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC and bidet.

BEDROOM 314' x 13'3" (4.27m x 4.04m). An elegant double-aspect room with view towards Chequer Square and the Norman Tower, dado-height panelling, corner panelled fireplace with cast-iron fire grate, moulded surround and mantelpiece over.

BEDROOM 4 approx.18'8" x 6'6" (5.7m x 1.98m).

ATTICS Ideally suited to the provision of further bedroom accommodation and, subject to planning and listed buildings approval, conversion of the larger roof area.

AGENT'S NOTE 1: The development potential of this attic space is purely the agent's opinion, based on previous conversations between the vendor and the Local Authority. However, any interested applicants are advised that they must satisfy themselves as to its potential.

OUTSIDE There is a sunken paved terrace with steps and ramp to the main garden, laid to lawn, beautifully landscaped and kept, currently part of the Hidden Gardens tour, with automated vehicular gates with a side pedestrian access to an area of hard standing providing parking for up to three cars.

AGENT'S NOTE 2: Within the garden there is a gypsy caravan which is not included in the sale.

AGENT'S NOTE 3: Within the garden is an antique stone arch which is not original to the house but may be available by separate negotiation.

A substantial and prominent town house, standing on the corner of Churchgate Street and Angel Lane and still known to many as Berry's Bakery, which until the end of the last century, undoubtedly baked the finest bread for miles around. Now sympathetically restored and modernized, it provides spacious two-storey living accommodation with a number of surprising features including the panelled reception rooms and first-floor drawing room, the magnificent William and Mary staircase and the kitchen, which has retained the original bread oven and cleverly re-used the former shop counter as work surface and breakfast bar. The substantial cellars are still in much their original condition and offer, subject to planning approval, a vast array of alternative uses. Number 34 has been a much-loved home and offers unique flexibility of a single-person lift and parking for up to three cars. Features retained include a number of rooms with superb panelling, the original shop spy window, early 18th century balustrade with barley-sugar-twist balusters, square newel posts and moulded hand rails. The oven was originally a large faggot oven and was converted to coal fire and retains its original cast-iron door and fitting. The cast-iron panel bears a crown and an eight-point star.

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