Cannon Street, Bury St. Edmunds
HOUSE TYPETown House
- Three-bedroom period townhouse with 13th century origins & sympathetically restored
- Well located for historic Bury St. Edmunds town centre convenience & A14 access
- Open-plan living divided into various spaces
- Country kitchen with handmade cabinetry, full range of appliances & pantry
- Snug with attractive exposed brick fireplace & wood burning stove
- Two vaulted bedrooms & lofty principal bedroom – fitted with wardrobes
- Refined bathroom suite with underfloor heating
- Walled courtyard garden with useful separate gated access
- *Good news: no onward chain!*
UNIQUE TOWNHOUSE OF HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE WITH PRIVATE COURTYARD GARDEN, OPEN-PLAN LIVING, PLENTY OF NOOKS & LOOKS
This three-bedroom end-of-terrace period townhouse is situated in a favoured residential area and is a stone’s throw from all town centre amenities. The property has been sensitively renovated over the years and more recently operating as a thriving Air BnB by the current owners with its vibrant interior colour scheme – paints by Little Greene. There is an appealing flow to the property from the separate entrance hall leading to the open-plan living space, divided into sitting room, snug and study areas, continues through to the country kitchen with its large pantry. The first floor boasts ceiling heights with two vaulted connecting bedrooms and an impressive lofty principal bedroom – two of which are fitted with wardrobe storage. The bathroom has been thoughtfully configured.
The walled courtyard garden provides a good degree of privacy and benefits from separate gated secure access for motorcycle/bicycle access.
Cannon Street is one of five areas of distinct character within the Conservation area that forms part of the Victorian expansion of the town in the direction of Bury St. Edmunds railway station (built in 1846) and is situated in arguably one of the most desirable residential enclaves (a golden triangle formed by intersecting Well Street, Garland Street & Orchard Street). Nearby Northgate Street and vibrant St. John’s Street – with its eclectic range of independent shopping boutiques – provide excellent A14 access. The bars and restaurants of Abbeygate Street and the Market Square are all in walking distance as is the neihgbouring Michelin star restaurant Pea Porridge.
‘Pease Porridge Cottage’ displays a wealth of period features and much earlier roots that date back to the 13th century. The light, spacious and uplifting interiors measure approximately TBC ft2 (TBC m2).
Entrance Hall - A bright and welcoming entrance hall with a partially glazed internal panelled door and window provides useful hanging space with a storage cupboard beneath that doubles as a bench seat and acts as a buffer from the elements while making the most of borrowed light elsewhere. Coir mat. Radiator.
Open-Plan Sitting Room - The large sitting room is part of a later extension and is awash with natural light from its unusual curved fenestration and a further sash window with secondary glazing. TV & Phone point. Carpeted. Radiator. Opening to:
Open-Plan Snug / Reception Hall - A delightful area in which to welcome guests. Exhibiting features that date as far back as the 13th century, there is a wealth of period features to include an array of beautiful exposed ceiling timbers. The focal point is an attractive red brick fireplace with tiled hearth surmounted by a wood burning stove. Mix of picture and wall lighting points. Solid oak floors. Radiator.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room - A delightful space which enjoys courtyard garden views and with its stable-style door providing access to the courtyard garden. The pared back country kitchen with retro fittings benefits from a separate pantry. Full range of appliances include a stainless steel Belling range cooker with seven burners, two ovens, grill and plate warmer with stainless steel backsplash, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Handmade cabinetry has wood preparation surfaces with Belfast sink and mixer tap, in varying shades of blush pink and green brought together by the mosaic backsplash. Mix of dimmable recessed and spot lighting.
Landing - A decorative landing area covered in Laura Ashley wallpaper is complemented by period ecclesiastical-style woodwork detailing. Doors to:
Bedroom One - An impressive lofty and airy principal bedroom with sash window and secondary glazing to front aspect. Wall-to-wall wardrobe system of compartmentalised storage and hanging rails. Fitted with a basin and mixer tap. Exposed painted solid wood floors. Radiator.
Bedroom Two - A large vaulted guest bedroom with sash window over courtyard garden aspect is accessible via Bedroom Three. Storage niche for display purposes. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - A further vaulted bedroom with sash window overlooking the courtyard garden. Benefit of fitted double wardrobe. Radiator.
Family Bathroom - The stripped pine period door opens to reveal a refined bathroom covered entirely in Moroccan-style tiling and floor tiles. The suite comprises wall-mounted basin with mixer tap, fixed rain shower with separate attachment, bath and wc. Dimmable recessed lighting and various custom storage alcoves. Privacy glazed sash window to side aspect fitted with blind. heated towel and underfloor heating.
A beautiful secluded walled courtyard garden oasis within this sought after residential enclave and with the additional benefit of separate gated street access; ideal for secure motorcycle / bicycle storage. The space has been curated to include a raised tiled Mediterranean-style dining area. Multiple external power points. Outdoor tap.
Residents’ permit parking is available.
The property is offered for sale FREEHOLD by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.
Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Gas-fired central heating. NOTE: none of the services have been tested by the agent.
West Suffolk Council
Tax Band B – £1,550.43 (2023/2024).
Strictly by prior appointment through the seller(s) sole agent: Whatley Lane. If there is anything of particular importance, please contact us to discuss, especially before journeying to view the property.
DIRECTIONS (IP33 1JR):
From London/Cambridge (by car) leave the M11 at junction 9 and take the A11 towards Newmarket. Continue on the A14 towards Bury St. Edmunds. Exit the A14 at Junction 43, signposted 'Bury St. Edmunds Central'. Take the A1101 towards the town centre and take the first exit at the roundabout into Northgate street. After approximately 100 metres, turn right into the concealed one-way entrance of Cadney Lane. Continue along and then turn left into Cannon Street where ‘Pease Porridge Cottage’ can be found approximately 100 metres on the right-hand side across the way from the Michelin-starred restaurant: Pea Porridge.
From the town centre (on foot) leave the Market Square, proceed down St. John’s Street and continue along passing the rows of boutique shops. At the intersection with the Church, turn into Church Lane where ‘Pease Porridge Cottage’ can be found approximately 200 metres on the left-hand side.
‘Pease Porridge Cottage’ is visible in the Warren Map of 1776 (pictured above) and is clearly one of very few dwellings in the northeastern part of Bury St. Edmund. However, its architectural richness dates back much earlier with some aspects of the building relating to that of a 13th century aisled medieval hall house (as per the Grade II listing notes) and having since been divided into three cottages: nos. 37-39. This makes it one of the earliest dwellings in the 1200s on this side of town and outside of the medieval grid prior to the dissolution of the Benedictine monastery. While it is unclear as to the use and significance surrounding the property’s earliest roots, it has been thought to have once been a meeting house around the 1600s.
Note: ‘Pease Porridge Green’; pease is Middle English for peas.