The Great Churchyard, Bury St. Edmunds

Norman Tower Cottage The Great Churchyard,Bury St. Edmunds,Suffolk,IP33 1RS
For Sale
  • Guide Price
    £529,950
  • BEDROOMS
    1
  • BATHROOMS
    1
  • LIVING ROOMS
    2
  • HOUSE TYPE
    House

KEY FEATURES

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  • Iconic one-bedroom townhouse meticulously renovated to a high standard with unrivalled Cathedral views
  • Serene setting, concealed private residents' driveway along a picturesque tree-lined avenue, exceptional town centre convenience within historic Bury St. Edmunds & A14 access
  • Spectacular split level, open-plan living room & snug with oriel window seat
  • Chic stainless steel clad open-plan kitchen fully fitted with built-in appliances
  • Open-plan dining area with travertine tiles & underfloor heating
  • Stunning bedroom with dressing room fitted skylights & exposed ceiling timbers
  • Useful large basement storage space & utility room
  • **Good news: no onward chain**

PROPERTY SUMMARY

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO RESIDE IN THIS ICONIC TOWNHOUSE BOASTING UNRIVALLED VIEWS OF THE ANCIENT ABBEY WITHIN THE CATHEDRAL QUARTER

Positioned in arguably one of the best locations in town is this iconic one-bedroom cottage with
extensive accommodation arranged over four floors. The former office constructed and
occupied in the 1850s by Thomas Farrow, stonemason to critically acclaimed architect, Lewis
Nockalls Cottingham, who built the adjoining former ‘Savings Bank House’ in 1847, an exemplar
of the 19th century Gothic Revival.

It is an architectural jewel with its striking tower, majestic oriel window and its picture-perfect
façade comprising endless embellishments of stone quoins, heraldic shields, gargoyles,
attractive red and black brickwork showcasing a diamond motif. Traditional, yet modern.
Beautifully renovated with smart open-plan living and dining areas oriented around scenic
views captured from each level, Norman Tower Cottage has since been transformed into a
unique home by the current owner. Cutting edge enhancements fuse seamlessly with the
elegant period interiors.

Of particular note is the chic stainless steel clad kitchen, statement staircase with large
removable glass panels for furnishings, travertine tiles with underfloor heating and deep pile
carpets. The property is surprisingly bright and airy with its rain-sensitive remote controlled
skylights and clever LED lighting. Also, a useful large basement storage/utility room, vestibule
and a myriad of other storage spaces.

LOCATION:

Set in the picturesque environs of the Cathedral quarter amidst the backdrop of the magnificent
Millennium Tower, attractive ancient ruins of the former Benedictine Abbey ‘The West Front’
and the green, serene sanctuary of the Great Churchyard – purportedly the resting place of the
family of lawyer and explorer, Bartholomew Gosnold, founding father of Jamestown in Virginia,
discoverer of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.