Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds


Understood to have origins dating back to the 14th century and listed Grade II as being of specific architectural and historical significance, this magnificent and very historic town house originally formed the principle wing of a much larger hall house, yet still retains and displays a wealth of stunning architectural and original features one would associate with such an important home. These include many fine exposed timbers and studwork, mullion windows, 14th and 15th century ceilings, magnificent Inglenook fireplace boasting a massive Bressummer beam and stone Jambs, arched service doorways, original pargetting and stone and timber flooring. In more recent years, this stunning home has been meticulously restored to a particularly high standard, fusing medieval charm and modern conveniences and the agents would thoroughly recommend an internal inspection in order to fully appreciate the overall personality and features on offer. The beautifully arranged accommodation extends to approximately 2800 sqft and currently in brief comprises; six panel entrance door with fanlight above opening to an entrance hall with stairs off to first floor, pamment tiled floor, original service archway and door to a boot room and adjoining cloakroom. The sitting room is an exceptional reception room, full of personality with huge Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, exposed beams and large windows to front and side.

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A separate dining room is a delightful room for entertaining with door to garden and wine parlour. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of units complemented by built-in appliances, oak preparation surfaces, travertine stone flooring, exposed feature brickwork and timbers. Door to a separate utility room and double doors opening to a splendid 26ft family room enjoying views of the courtyard gardens. The cellar has been converted to form a further reception ideal as a large study or gymnasium.

On the first floor is a large landing partly vaulted to the ceiling with stairs continuing to second floor and door to a superb master bedroom with fine selection of exposed timbers, Elizabethan fireplace, and door to a stylish en-suite. There are two further charming first floor bedrooms and a family bathroom with free standing roll top bath. On the second floor are two further guest bedrooms, box room and a further refitted bathroom.

To the front are 19th century railings complementing the front facade of the house. Gated side access leads to hidden courtyard gardens providing the occupants with a wonderful degree of privacy and seclusion.

The property occupies a prominent setting within the historic town centre. Bury St Edmunds is a picturesque, thriving market town which brings together the old and the new and is a very popular destination to reside or to visit. The town enjoys an excellent range of shopping facilities, Theatre Royal, the Cathedral, Abbey Gardens, and numerous facilities to cater for a wide range of general interests. Excellent links to major roads including the A14 offering excellent access to Ipswich in one direction and Cambridge and London to the other.

From the town centre proceed south along Whiting Street. Follow the road straight over the crossroads of Churchgate Street, where the property will be found further on the right hand side.

Please contact us on 01284 700 018 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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  • Situated in the highly sought after Medieval grid
  • Substantial period home with tasteful modern additions of approximately 2,800 square feet
  • Many beautiful original features fused with contemporary modern conveniences
  • Sitting room with stunning imposing fireplace
  • Dining room and family room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Converted cellar/reception room
  • Five bedrooms
  • Two en-suites and further family bathroom
  • Two courtyard gardens

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