4 bedroom terraced house for sale

Southgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33

Under Offer £485,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedroom Period Home
  • Easy access to the town centre
  • Delightful cottage garden
  • Off road parking
  • Viewing highly recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A truly outstanding four-bedroom period property located on the southern side of the town centre. Offering classically proportioned accommodation whilst enjoying a glorious, west facing, private cottage garden. Deep rear driveway providing ample off road parking and useful detached outbuilding. Walking distance from the town centre, cycle paths are also available as is rapid access to the A14. Viewing strongly recommended.

72 Southgate Street blends seamlessly into a most appealing conservation 'street scene' and belies a most impressive, somewhat earlier core. Possessing an enchanting feel, added to by the high standard of presentation and the comfortably proportioned accommodation, which exhibits the rich legacy of numerous architectural features. The mellow red brick façade offers precious little clues as to what lies beyond the panelled entrance door.

The elegant double glazed sash windows (installed 1995) accurately reflect the typical Victorian style, yet inside; there are exposed timbers, an open fireplace and interesting cellars dating back centuries. The post office directory of 1865 identifies the then owner to be Mr Jacques Thomas who, from these premises, ran Southgate Stores, preceded by the Governor of Bury Gaol. Since the current owners' occupation the property has been significantly improved and enhanced under the guidance and skilful workmanship of 'Bream Builders'.

In summary, the property offers: entrance lobby, large dining reception hall, sitting room with open fire, farmhouse style kitchen / breakfast room, study overlooking the rear garden, utility with W.C., two cellar rooms. First floor: large master bedroom, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom. Second floor: vaulted double bedroom and a shower room. The property has gas central heating serving radiators and modern culinary and sanitary wares.

THE ACCOMODATION IN FULL:

Panelled entrance door with glazed upper panels leads to the entrance lobby.

ENTRANCE LOBBY: 4' 6" x 2' 6" (1.3m x 0.7m). Mat well, shelved recess below which is a fitted cupboard housing the gas meter. Internal Georgian glazed French windows to;

RECEPTION / DINING ROOM: 15' 10" x 10' 5" (4.8m x 3.1m) widening to 13' 3" (4m). A well proportioned room with broad opening to the sitting room. Dog-leg staircase to the first floor, radiator and exposed bridging beam.

SITTING ROOM: 16' 1" x 14' 3" (4.9m x 4.3m). A bright and most comfortable room, the focal point of which is the red brick fireplace with substantial bressumer and broad hearth, recesses either side. Twin double-glazed sash windows to the front, exposed ceiling joists and bridging beam. Radiator. Georgian glazed door to;

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM: 22' 6" x 11' 10" (6.8m x 3.6m) maximum. Enjoying a westerly aspect with garden views through the oak French windows. Comprehensively fitted with a cream 'shaker' style range of quality base and wall units, affording cupboards and drawers. Integrated dish-washer, corner shelved unit, integrated 'Neff' combination oven with cupboards above and below. The work surface is finished in granite having inset gas hob with hood above, enamelled sink and drainer with centre mixer tap. Tiled returns to the glazed display cabinets and further range of wall cupboards.

Within the former chimney recess is the gas-fired Rayburn range cooker with two ovens, one cooking and one warming, two hot plates, again different temperature ratings.

Dresser style unit with space to one side for the incorporation of a 'fridge-freezer, useful full-height cupboard. The kitchen can easily accommodate a large breakfast table and other freestanding kitchen furniture. Pamment tiled floor, built-in shelved pantry, cellar door.

STUDY: 10' 6" x 8' 3" (3.2m x 2.5m). Used as a garden room with Georgian glazed door, with side window, overlooking the private cottage style garden. Radiator, down lighting. Door to;

CLOAKROOM / UTILITY: 10' x 4' 8" (3m x 1.4m). Subtracting from these dimensions is a built-in boiler cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler. Coat hooks and space for brooms, ironing boards etc. WC, pedestal hand basin, space and pluming for washing machine, radiator, window to the rear, quarry tiled floor, extractor fan, down lighting.
Doorway from the kitchen leads to the most useable and original cellars, approached via replaced brick steps.

CELLAR 1: 13' 10" x 10' (4.2m x 3m) with generous headroom. Former coal chute with arched storage recess below. Down lighting and plastered ceiling. The walls are of brick and flint with some Carnestone (possibly up-cycled from the Abbey). Brick floor, radiator, wall mounted consumer unit, broad barrel vaulted opening to;

CELLAR 2: 7' 7" x 9' 11" (2.3m x 3m). Window to rear (decking concealed). Both cellars have power and light.

Staircase from the dining room leads to the;

LANDING: Airing cupboard with broad twin doors housing the pre-lagged cylinder tank with slatted airing shelves to one side.

Stairs to the second floor.

BEDROOM 1: 14' 4" x 14' 5" (4.3m x 4.4m). An appealing square room with fine chimneypiece having brick hearth, either side of which are fitted double wardrobes. Wall light points, radiator.

BEDROOM 2: 12' 10" x 11' 5" (3.9m x 3.5m). Rising chimney shaft with cupboards in both recesses. Radiator, garden views.

BEDROOM 3: 10' 3" x 9' 9" (3.1m x 2.9m). Radiator, window to the front.

BATHROOM: 9' 6" x 8' 1" (2.8m x 2.4m). Traditionally styled with a white suite of panelled bath with centre mixer tap, pedestal hand basin, tiled shower enclosure (direct-feed), bidet, WC, radiator, tiled floor and wall tiling. Down lighting.

UPPER LANDING: Loft access to eaves storage.

BEDROOM 4: 13' 4" x 14' 11" (4m x 4.5m) to 1 meter eaves. Vaulted ceiling with exposed collars and purlins. Built-in double wardrobe and further built-in base cupboards with shelves above. Eaves access to wide storage area. Radiator, Velux to rear.

SHOWER ROOM: 7' x 4' 7" (2.1m x 1.4m). Tiled enclosure, pedestal hand basin, WC, heated towel rail, wall tiling, Velux window to the rear.

OUTSIDE: French windows from the kitchen lead to a delightful decking area with pergola over which climbing vine flourishes, providing welcome shade in the afternoons. Patio area with brick revetments stocked with flowers. Appealing water feature with raised decking area and pergola beyond. Steps lead to a terraced area bordered by flower beds and the rear gate. A sunny, private and secure garden with an abundance of colour and variety, ideal for relaxing and entertaining.

Timber garden gate leads to the deep rear drive being laid to gravel, accessed from Beech Rise and providing car parking for 2-3 cars. Pedestrian access for one immediate neighbour only. Measuring 70' (21.3m) long. This in turn, leads to the very useful outbuilding.

OUTBUILDING: 15' 8" x 8' 6" (4.7m x 2.6m). Utilised as a store, ideal for bicycles or motorbikes etc.


At a glance…

Address: 72 Southgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Postcode: IP33 2BJ
Tenure: Freehold
Bedrooms: 4
Square footage: 150 m2 or 1614 square foot
Vendors position in moving: No chain.
Drainage: Mains
Viewing arrangements: By appointment, telephone (01284) 769694, or Clive Robinson direct on 07796 271716.
Further questions: Telephone (01284) 769694
Heating: Gas fired serving radiators.
Windows: Elegant sash windows (double glazing)
Special comments: Somewhat deceptive from outward appearances, off road parking is a real benefit, cellars have lots of potential.
Current Council Tax: Band E
Date on market: July 2016
Local Authority: West Suffolk
EPC D (62)

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Nearest stations

  • Bury St. Edmunds (1.3 mi)
  • Thurston (3.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Bury St. Edmunds (1.3 mi)
  • Thurston (3.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Robinsons Portfolio, Bury St Edmunds

72 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1NR

01284 633036 Local call rate

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