Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds

4 Karrelbrook House Northgate Street,Bury St. Edmunds,Suffolk,IP33 1HQ
  • Price
    £1,150 pcm


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  • Two-bedroom ground floor apartment within a grand Georgian period property with excellent storage
  • Ideal location, exceptional town centre convenience within historic Bury St. Edmunds & A14 access
  • Own private entranceway to street frontage & rear gardens; off-street parking & permit
  • RAF Lakenheath & Mildenhall are easily commutable within 25 mins
  • Fully fitted kitchen with all appliances built-in
  • Charming private residents' garden with specimen trees & al fresco dining area
  • Well-appointed en-suite bathroom & wet room
  • Basement storage area allocated to apartment & all windows fitted with privacy blinds
  • **Off-street allocated parking & Private Membership at Farmer’s Club included



This graceful two-bedroom apartment forms part of the conversion of a stately Georgian period property which dates back earlier to 1500s. Situated in a prime residential street, this apartment is peacefully located at the rear of the imposing building with garden views while offering generous living areas. The property retains a wealth of period features, including exceptionally high ceilings, large sash windows with shutters and many other decorative details. Two double bedrooms; one with a well-appointed en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and a further wet room. A particularly large entrance hall could double as a useful study/further living area. The principal rooms provide versatile living space with garden views to the rear aspect. There is also basement storage allocated to the apartment in addition to an off-street parking space at the Farmer’s Club with annual private membership perks included and further permit parking.

A side gate leads to an illuminated pathway that provides access to a splendid private residents’ garden situated to the rear, which is also accessible directly from the property. Laid mainly to lawn interspersed with specimen trees, there is a seating area for al fresco dining.


No.4 Karrelbrook House is conveniently located within the historic Cathedral town centre of Bury St. Edmunds and provides excellent A14 access from Northgate Street. Cambridge is easily accessible as are RAF Lakenheath and Mildenhall. The bars and restaurants of Abbeygate Street and the Market Square are nearby.


No.4 Karrelbrook House displays a wealth of period features well-blended with modern comforts and benefits from recent updating to a good standard throughout. The flexible, stately accommodation measures approximately 856 ft2 (79.5 m2) and will suit a broad range of tenants, whether downsizers, or professionals and our visiting USAF – all who seek the convenience of town living with parking and a garden oasis.

The apartment is approached via its own separate side access gate which also leads to the rear gardens of the property.

Entrance Hall - A most spacious entrance hall can make a useful study area / further living area. Wood floor. Partially glazed period door opens into living room. Doors to Wet Room, Kitchen and Bedroom Two.

Wet Room / Cloakroom - Wall-mounted basin. Wet room style shower. Low level wc. Tiled throughout. Window to front aspect. Recessed lighting.

Kitchen - Window to side aspect fitted with roller blind. Extensively fitted with wood wall and base units beneath a solid worktop with a one and a half stainless steel sink and drainer inset with mixer tap, and task lighting above and mosaic tiled splash backs. All with integrated appliances including full height fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, oven and combination oven/grill. A four ring electric hob with stainless steel extractor above. Recessed lighting. Ceramic tiled floor.

Bedroom Two - Double bedroom with tripartite window to side aspect fitted with privacy roller blind. Spotlight. Radiator. Carpeted. Vaulted ceiling.

Sitting Room - Accessed from the entrance hall is a wonderfully large dual aspect Sitting Room with garden views. Two large 12-pane sash windows with roller blinds. Period features include exceptionally high ceilings and picture rail. TV point. Wood floor. Door to principal bedroom.

Bedroom One - This spacious principal bedroom boasts dual aspect large 12-pane sash window offering garden views fitted with privacy roller blinds. Carpeted. Cupboard to wall-mounted combi boiler. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom - A well-appointed en-suite bathroom fitted with floor to ceiling wall tiles and ceramic floor tiles finished off with a decorative frieze. The centrepiece is a roll top bath with wall mounted shower attachment. Low level dual flush wc, pedestal wash basin. Shaver point. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Recessed lighting. Window to side aspect.


A splendid private residents' garden creates a welcome oasis given its enviable town centre proximity and is accessible via a side gate with an illuminated pathway to the rear and directly via a rear entranceway from the property itself. Laid mainly to lawn with specimen trees interspersed and fully enclosed partially by brick and flint walls and closeboarded fencing.

Specially agreed residents' parking and further parking permit available.


“Karrelbrook House”, or 118 Northgate Street, was once the consulting rooms of the eminent surgeon, Sir John Cullum (pictured above) FRS FRA FLS 7th Baronet (1731-1831). As well as his medical practice in Northgate Street, he was skilled in botany and natural history for which he gained a national reputation. The genus Cullumia was named in his honour. This is an obscure genus of 16 plants of the compositae, or daisy family, from southern Africa. He later became alderman of Bury St. Edmunds.

The property itself forms a pair of 16th century timber-framed townhouses later converted to one dwelling and with various 18th century and 19th century alterations.


The property is offered to rent.

Mains water, drainage, electricity. Gas-fired central heating. AGENT’S NOTE: none of these services have been tested.

St. Edmundsbury District Council (01284 763 233)
Tax band C – £1,703.12 (2022/23) NB Charge exempt for visiting USAF.

Strictly by prior appointment through the landlord’s 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.


From London/Cambridge 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 and just before reaching the traffic lights at the end of Northgate street, No.4 Karrelbrook House can be found on the left hand side marked by our distinctive To Let board.

From RAF Lakenheath/Mildenhall either follow the A1101 all the way directly to Weaver House (as above), or go southbound on the A11 connecting to the A14 at junction 38 heading towards Bury St. Edmunds until exiting at Junction 43 (continue as above) until you see our distinctive To Let board.

From the town centre (on foot) leave the Market Square, proceed down Abbeygate Street, into Angel Hill, turn left into Northgate Street where the property is 30 metres on the right hand side.