Churchgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds
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- Converted three-bedroom apartment, extended & modernised – only 25 mins commute of RAF Lakenheath & Mildenhall
- Impressive reception hall with former shop frontage, exposed red brick fireplace & large useful separate utility room
- Thoughtful modernised living spaces revolve around a large central inner lobby including open-plan dinning / lounge area
- Vaulted sleek kitchen with bi-folding doors & full set of high-end appliances
- Principal bedroom of princely proportions with en-suite shower room & two further superior bedrooms served by a bathroom
- Unique roof terrace for all-important outdoor amenity with Cathedral Millennium Tower views
- Gated off-street allocated parking with secure entry code system
- Central location within the historic heart of Bury St. Edmunds, town centre walking distance & A14 ease-of-access
- **Blinds and curtains are fitted throughout**
STYLISH TOWN CENTRE PERIOD APARTMENT LIVING WITH ROOFTOP TERRACE, CATHEDRAL VIEWS & GATED PARKING
Situated in one the town’s most important and historic streets, this three-bedroom apartment occupies a L-shaped former house and shop with accommodation arranged over three levels and wraps around Churchgate Street and Hatter Street. The property has been extensively converted and remodelled behind the scenes by the current landlord, with completely modernised electric and plumbing systems – lighting plays an important role in the design of the various spaces as well as a paired back approach to decorating to showcase the wealth of original period features. Of particular note is its hidden serene roof terrace and bi-folding doors to a stylish contemporary vaulted kitchen, the large open-plan dual aspect living room, imposing reception hall with exposed brick fireplace and adjoining useful large separate utility room, cavernous attic rooms cleverly divided into two bedrooms served by a vaulted bathroom, principal bedroom suite of princely proportions with shower room – all of which revolve around a large central inner lobby.
In addition to Zone D permit parking, there is a much coveted off-street allocated parking space via a secure gated concealed entrance off Churchgate Street. The unique roof terrace with its uninterrupted vista of the Cathedral framed by charming townscape period roof tops provides the ideal decked and illuminated dining / seating area.
21a Churchgate Street is conveniently located within the historic Cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds and is situated in arguably one of the most desirable residential enclaves and conservation areas (the medieval Norman Grid formed by intersecting Churchgate, Guildhall & Westgate streets). The bars, restaurants and independent boutique shops of Abbeygate Street and the Market Square are nearby. As is the independent cinema and rare surviving regency Theatre Royal both within walking distance. Excellent A14 access is afforded by Whiting Street-Westgate Street via Southgate Street. Refer to our downloadable brochure for more area detail.
21a Churchgate Street displays a host of attractive period features well-blended with modern comforts and since its conversion by esteemed local developer– Mothersole Builders – benefits from comprehensive updating the highest of standards. Accommodation measures approximately 1993 sq ft (185.2 sq m) and will suit a broad range of tenants, including young professionals or visiting USAF personnel – all who seek the convenience of town centre living, off-street allocated secure parking in addition to permit parking and all-important outdoor amenity with its unique roof terrace.
Reception Hall - A red panelled door with intercom system opens into an imposing spacious and inviting Reception Hall. The feature of the space is its large exposed red brick fireplace. Wall to wall fenestration of the converted former shop frontage is fitted with privacy blinds. Engineered oak effect wood floors. Stairs rising to first floor with storage cupboard beneath. Door to:
Utility Room - Large utility room with useful counter top and stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap and space and plumbing below for dryer, washing machine and fridge/freezer. Engineered oak effect floor. Recessed lighting.
Inner Lobby - All the principal accommodation revolves around a large central lobby area. Intercom receiver. Three-way recessed lighting controls. Thermostat. Stairs to second floor. Doors to:
Vaulted Kitchen - A stylish remodelled vaulted kitchen fitted with a range of wall mounted and base cabinetry in matt grey. Marble work surfaces and matching splashbacks wraparound a Franke sink, drainer and mixer tap. A sleek elongated contemporary window brings in east-facing sunlight and rooftop views. A complete range of high end built-in appliances include oven, hob, extractor fan and dishwasher - all by Siemens. Below counter fridge/freezer. Engineered oak effect wood floors. Recessed lighting. Wall-mounted combi-boiler. Zinc bi-folding doors slide back to reveal:
Roof Terrace - With wood decking, wood balustrades incorporating translucent glazed panels and an exterior up and down light. The perfect spot to breakfast with its east-facing morning sun and an uninterrupted vista of the Cathedral tower framed by the charming townscape roof tops.
Open-Plan Lounge / Dining Area - A further impressive space with its three sash windows fitted with curtains provides south and west dual aspect light. The wealth of period timbers – mix of exposed stud work and beams – and a central column serve to divide the living room into dining and lounge areas. An alcove fashioned as a bar area by the previous tenant draws the eye alongside a further exposed red brick fireplace with wood lintel. TV point. Recessed lighting.
Principal Bedroom Suite - With its princely proportions and exposed timbers, two sash windows bask the space in west-facing sunlight. Plenty of opportunity for ample wardrobe storage. Recessed lighting. Door to:
En-Suite Shower Room - With a window to rear aspect and view of the Cathedral, the well-appointed suite comprises corner shower cubicle with glazed screen and shower attachment, pedestal basin with mixer tap with vanity unit below and wc. Clad in floor to ceiling marble tiles. Heated tower radiator. Extractor fan. Mirror with light and shaver point. Engineered oak effect wood floor. Recessed lighting. A separate door leads to the inner lobby.
Landing - Landing area with window, eaves storage. Storage cupboard. Exposed timbers. Recessed lighting.
Bedroom Two - Dual aspect with three sash windows and plenty of lofty appeal is one of the superior attic bedroom spaces.
Bedroom Three - As before with single sash window.
Bathroom - With expanse of floor to ceiling tiles and skylight with Cathedral view. Exposed beams. The sumptuous suite comprises a panelled bath, wall-mounted basin with mixer tap and wc. Retractable swivel mirror. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Engineered oak wood effect floors.
A concealed entranceway on Churchgate Street leads to enviable gated off-street parking via secure entry code to an allocated space beyond with plenty of vehicular turning. This is in addition to a Zone D parking permit. The roof terrace is a particular highlight providing outdoor space for breakfasting in the east facing sun and al fresco dining in the evening with its illuminated decked seating area.
Tenants can enjoy the award-winning Abbey Gardens with its parkland setting and newly laid tennis courts – all only a very short walk from the property.
Property is available to rent NOW.
Mains water, drainage, gas-fired central heating.
St. Edmundsbury District Council
Tax band B – £1,394.12 (2022/23) NB Charge exempt for visiting USAF.
Strictly by prior appointment through the landlord’s sole agent: Whatley Lane. If there is anything of particular importance, please contact us to discuss in advance of the viewing.
DIRECTIONS (IP33 1RG):
From London/Cambridge/Newmarket (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. Continue along until reaching the traffic lights at the end of Northgate street, then turn right into Mustow Street heading towards Angel Hill. Continue along passing The Angel Hotel on your right and before reaching the Norman Tower on your left, turn immediately right into Churchgate Street and 21a Churchgate Street can be found 70 metres and gated parking 50 metres on the right hand side.
From the town centre (on foot) leave the Market Square, proceed down Abbeygate Street, then turn right into Hatter Street, passing the independent cinema on your left and 21a Churchgate Street is on the corner of then junction with Churchgate Street.