Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds

2 Karrelbrook House Northgate Street,Bury St. Edmunds,Suffolk,IP33 1HQ
  • Price
    £1,260 pcm


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  • Two-bedroom ground floor apartment within a grand Georgian period property with excellent storage
  • Private residence lobby with entranceways to street frontage & rear gardens
  • Elegant open-plan living area with large bay window towards garden views
  • Fully fitted kitchen with all appliances built-in
  • Well-appointed bathroom & en-suite for double bedrooms
  • Charming private residents' garden with specimen trees & al fresco dining area
  • RAF Lakenheath & Mildenhall are easily commutable within 25 mins
  • Ideal location, exceptional town centre convenience within historic Bury St. Edmunds & A14 access
  • Basement storage area allocated to apartment & *Off-street parking* at 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 stunning garden views while offering spectacular open-plan living. The property retains a wealth of period features, including a grand entranceway, ornate fireplaces, feature columns and exceptionally high ceilings. Two double bedrooms with useful storage recesses are serviced by a well-appointed en-suite shower room and a bathroom. The reception room provides versatile living space with impressive bay windows with garden views to the rear aspect. There is also basement storage allocated to the apartment 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.2 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.2 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 open-plan accommodation measures approximately 1002 sq ft (93.1 sq m) 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 a garden oasis.

Communal Entrance Lobby - A stately entranceway leading from Northgate Street with four stones columns supporting a decorative stone entablature and Ionic pediment is approached by stone steps and opens into a welcoming residence lobby. Individual letter boxes for respective apartments. Secure entry code and phone system.

A separate gate provides side access to the rear gardens of the property.

Apartment Entrance Hall - Front door opens into a useful wide entrance hall with a further door leading to the impressive Kitchen/Dining/Living area. Spotlight. Radiator. Carpeted.

Kitchen / Dining / Living Area - An elegant open-plan living area comprises a kitchen space to one corner. 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. Cupboard to wall-mounted combi boiler. Recessed lighting. Ceramic tiled area around the kitchen. A pair of decorative Doric columns provide a touchstone to the illustrious history of Karrelbrook House.

The rest of the reception room provides a magnificent and versatile space for entertaining with a large and highly ornate fireplace mantelpiece, deep coving and a bay window with mirrors inset, Georgian window shutters and views to the rear garden. Privacy roller blinds and curtain poles. Door to rear garden entrance. TV / SAT&CABLE / FM points. Phone point. Secure entry phone receiver. Two wall lights and two ceiling pendant points. Three radiators. Carpeted.

Inner Hall - Off the open-plane living area is an inner hallway. Spotlight. Radiator. Carpeted. Doors to:

Bedroom One - This spacious master bedroom boasts a large 12-pane sash window offering garden views fitted with privacy roller blind and curtain pole. A decorative fireplace to a wood mantelpiece. TV point. A recessed space provides clothes hanging rails. Spotlight. Radiator. Carpeted. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room - A well-appointed master en-suite shower room fitted with floor to ceiling wall tiles and ceramic floor tiles finished off with a decorative frieze. Corner shower cubicle with fixed rain shower. Low level dual flush wc, wall-mounted basin with mixer tap and an array of vanity cabinets below and useful shelving. Shaver point. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Recessed lighting.

Bedroom Two - Double bedroom with window to side aspect fitted with privacy roller blind. TV point. A recessed space provides clothes hanging rails and further storage offered by a period corner cupboard range. Spotlight. Radiator. Carpeted.

Bathroom - Well-appointed bathroom, usefully accessed via the Inner Hall, is fitted with floor to ceiling wall tiles and ceramic floor tiles finished off with a decorative frieze. Panelled bath with shower attachment and mixer tap. Low level dual flush wc, wall-mounted basin with mixer tap and an array of vanity cabinets below and useful shelving. Shaver point. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Recessed lighting.


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 and is available now.

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

St. Edmundsbury District Council
Tax band C – £1,593.28 (2020/21). NB USAF personnel exempt.

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.2 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.