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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Fornham Road, Bury St. Edmunds

Sold STC £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance hall, large reception hall
  • Drawing room
  • Sitting room
  • Breakfast room
  • Kitchen, utility/laundry room
  • Seven large bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms, Two shower rooms
  • Garaging and parking for several cars
  • Family room
  • Private gardens with summer house and hot tub

Full description

Built in 1904 this imposing detached Edwardian town house provides a substantial level of beautifully arranged accommodation, possessing a particularly light and airy feel, retaining a wealth of elegant characteristics including original Edwardian fireplaces, polished wooden flooring, leaded light windows, high ceilings with cornicing and panelled internal doors.

The particularly spacious accommodation extends to an impressive 4,500 sqft (excluding garaging) and currently in brief comprises : A pair of original oak entrance doors opens to an entrance porch with mosaic tiled floor and door to a cloakroom. The huge reception hall has polished wooden flooring, a fine carved wooden staircase to first floor with cupboard and door to cellars beneath, including window overlooking front gardens. A large drawing room boasts an original Edwardian fireplace, polished wooden flooring, oriel window to front and huge corner bay leaded light window overlooking the gardens. A spacious sitting room retains a further original fireplace and a huge corner bay leaded light window enjoys views across the front gardens. A family room has a fireplace and opens to a breakfast room with french doors to the rear gardens. The kitchen is fitted with a range of units providing plenty of drawer and cupboard space beneath tiled preparation surfaces and complemented by built-in appliances. There is a cellar divided into a pair of useful spaces and a separate utility/laundry room has built in units, cupboard containing the gas fired boiler and a door leading to the rear gardens.

The impressive original staircase gently rises to the large first floor landing with doors leading to the four large principle bedrooms (two particularly huge with large leaded bay windows and original Edwardian fireplaces), en-suite bathroom and two shower rooms. A door leads to a further staircase leading to the second floor and three further comfortable bedrooms along with a family bathroom.

Outside - The house is approached off Norfolk Road, leading into a driveway providing vehicle parking, turning space and access to a detached double garage. To the side of the driveway are areas of raised flower beds and a brick retaining wall. To the front of the property are the lawned gardens bordered by mature trees, shrubs and well stocked flower beds. Abutting the front of the house is a large paved terrace with steps down to the formal gardens. The rear garden is laid predominantly to lawn with mature trees, grape vine and Edwardian summer house with hot tub.

Situation - This imposing house occupies a very prominent setting on the corner of Fornham Road and Norfolk Road and provides convenient access to the town centre and the excellent range of schooling, shopping, cultural and recreational facilities Bury St Edmunds has to offer. It is also only a few minutes walk to Bury St Edmunds station.

Directions - From Bury St Edmunds town centre proceed north along Northgate. At the roundabout, take the second exit and continue onto Fornham Road. Follow the road and turn left into Norfolk Road, where the driveway leading to the property will be found on the right hand side.

Services - It is understood that all mains services are connected to the property. Council tax band G.


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Added on Rightmove:
25 June 2016

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