STYLISH AND UNIQUE PERIOD TOWNHOUSE WITH LARGE SOUTH-WEST GARDEN HAS A TOUCH OF BOHEMIAN CHIC
This attractive four bedroom townhouse has been sensitively stripped back to showcase a wealth of original period features from Tudor beams to polished wood floors. Accommodation includes versatile living space which flows seamlessly from the impressive dual aspect, open-plan Reception Hall with Dining area and removed partitions through to Sitting Room area with wood burning stove, to the south-facing Kitchen / Breakfast Room with walk-in larder, cloakroom and rear lobby leading to the tiered garden beyond. Of particular note is the impressive full-width, street facing fenestration of the spacious front living area complete with shutters (a 19th century shopfront legacy with its panelled stalls and once Bateman’s sweet shop), the cavernous two-cell basement level with original Georgian wine ‘bins’, four double bedrooms including a spectacular principal bedroom with roll-top bath and coffered ceiling (allegedly designed to replicate a galleon cabin by a former owner and retired 18th century sea captain) and lofty bathroom.
A serene and secluded courtyard has dual access from the Rear Lobby and French doors of the Sitting Room, which opens up to a private and tranquil 80′ deep garden. Edwardian summerhouse. Residents’ permit parking is available.
67 Guildhall 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. Excellent A14 access is afforded by Westgate Street via Southgate Street. Refer to our detailed brochure for more area information.
67 Guildhall Street displays many attractive original period features well-blended with modern comforts and benefits from a sensitive restoration by the landlord; as featured in 25 Beautiful Homes magazine Christmas edition. The flexible and relaxed accommodation measures approximately 2305 sq ft (214.1 sq m) and will suit a broad range of buyers, from young families to downsizers – all who seek convenient town living with outdoor amenity.
6.98 x 4.44 (22’10” x 14’6″)
A substantial panelled hardwood entrance door with ornate console brackets and fanlight above complement an expanse of 19th century fenestration and shutters either side, which cast plentiful natural light over the entire ground floor. Tastefully decorated and delivering an instant wow factor upon arrival, this large, flexible and bright room makes the ideal space to welcome and entertain guests. Walls and partitions were removed by more recent owners, leaving only the supporting beams, and allowing light to stream in from both the front and back of the property. Pendant lighting. Stylish, chic and durable sisal carpet laid throughout. A half-glazed stripped pine door opens into a full height storage cupboard. Open studwork to:
4.96 x 4.03 (16’3″ x 13’2″)
South-facing French doors lead to the rear courtyard seating area and garden beyond. The focal point of this living space is the cosseting wood burning stove surmounting a brick hearth with bressumer. TV/Phone point. Doors to cellar and inner hallway. Sisal carpet continued.
With doors to Sitting Room and Kitchen / Breakfast Room. Staircase rising to First Floor.
3.94 x 3.36 (12’11” x 11’0″)
Step into a bright south-facing rustic and homely Kitchen with view of rear terrace and garden area beyond via a half-glazed pine door. A large expanse of glazing brings the outside in and opens up a pleasant aspect to the home. Storage includes a series of Victorian fitted painted cupboards with shelving, solid oak wood worktops. A former chimney recess with mantelshelf accommodates a freestanding stainless two oven cooking range with grill and five ring gas hob set off by a splashback made up of striking geometric patterned and co-ordinating mosaic Victorian-style wall tiles. Belfast sink with mixer tap and stainless steel splashback, further ceramic rinsing sink with tap. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Wall-mounted gas boiler. A mix of recessed and pendant lighting. Karndean luxury vinyl floor tiles. Loft access. Opening to:
Space for a condenser dryer and upright fridge/freezer. Shelving. Window to rear garden aspect.
Step up to rear lobby. Pendant light. Pamment tiled floor. Coat hooks. Half glazed door to rear terrace and garden beyond. Door to:
Window to rear aspect. Low-level wc, wall-mounted wash basin. Tiled. Exposed brick wall and painted wainscot.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
A lofty and cavernous cellar with 8′ (2.4m) headroom.
5.58 x 3.87 (18’3″ x 12’8″)
Brick floor, coal chute. Archway to:
4.37 x 2.98 (14’4″ x 9’9″)
Brick floor, coal chute and original brick built Georgian wine ‘bins’ and arched alcove shelving above.
Stair ascends from Sitting Room into a lovely landing area lit by a skylight. Balustrade with pine handrail and square section balusters. Exposed wood flooring. Wall light. Doors to Bathroom, Bedroom One, Two and Three. Stairs to second floor.
5.52 x 4.34 (18’1″ x 14’2″)
A most beautiful and well-proportioned principal bedroom with two windows overlooking front aspect and each with window seats. A multitude of period flourishes include a spectacular Georgian coffered ceiling – an indication of the prosperity of its 18th century occupants – decorative Victorian cast iron feature fireplace with timber chimney piece and stunning 9″ exposed solid wood floorboards. Recess fitted with roll-top, ball and claw footed, cast iron bath with pedestal hand basin.
3.87 x 4.07 (12’8″ x 13’4″)
Vaulted double bedroom with pleasant views from a large sash window towards the deep rear garden. Ornate Victorian cast iron feature fireplace. Sisal carpet.
3.52 x 3 (11’6″ x 9’10”)
Double bedroom with storage cupboard. Pine Georgian floorboards sanded and oiled.
2 x 2.3 (6’6″ x 7’6″)
A crisp white suite with lofty ceiling having plenty of natural light via a velux skylight and window to garden views. Panelled bath with mixer tap and rain shower with glazed screen, pedestal hand basin and wc. Panelled walls, tiled floor and white brick metro tiles. Heated towel rail. Recessed lighting
3.54 x 3.94 (11’7″ x 12’11”)
Positioned on the top floor a stairs ascends to an enchanting double bedroom with dormer sash window to front aspect, a plethora of exposed timbers and a vaulted rear gable useful storage nook.
An attractive 80′ deep (approximately) rear garden is accessed via French doors in the Sitting Room and from the rear lobby. It is laid with period style paving slabs having gentle steps through to the lawned area with stocked borders. Enclosed by panel fencing with brick and flint wall to the rear boundary. A timber summerhouse with windows to the front aspect, reputedly dates back to the Edwardian period, is currently used for storage. Outside tap. A surprisingly private garden by town standards with a southerly aspect.
The property is Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Mains water, drainage, electricity. Gas-fired central heating. Broadband internet. AGENT’S NOTE: none of these services have been tested.
St. Edmundsbury District Council
Tax band D – £1,792.44 (2020/21)
Strictly by prior appointment through the seller’s sole agent: Whatley Lane Estate Agents (WLEA). If there is anything of particular importance, please contact us to discuss, especially before embarking upon your journey to view the property.
DIRECTIONS (IP33 1QF):
From London/Cambridge (by car) exit the M11 at Junction 9 and take the A11 towards Newmarket. Continue on the A14 towards Bury St. Edmunds. Exit the A14 at Junction 44, signposted ‘Bury St. Edmunds West’. Take the A134 and follow signposts to the town centre, at the third roundabout head north into Southgate Street and follow the road until turning into Westgate Street passing the Theatre Royal on your left hand side. Turn right into College Street, left into Churchgate Street and then left into Guildhall Street and No.67 is 150 metres along the street on the right hand side marked by our For Sale board
From the town centre (on foot) leave the Market Square, proceed south down Guildhall Street passing our office on the left in Churchgate street continuing down Guildhall Street where No.67 is 150 metres on the right hand side marked by our For Sale board.