Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds

Goldsmiths House, 89 Northgate Street,Bury St. Edmunds,IP33 1HY
For Sale
  • Guide Price
    £695,000
  • BEDROOMS
    4
  • BATHROOMS
    2
  • LIVING ROOMS
    2
  • HOUSE TYPE
    Town House

KEY FEATURES

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  • Much coveted 2(3) off-street parking spaces

PROPERTY SUMMARY

PLANTAGENT FOUR BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE FESTOONED WITH BEAUTIFUL BEAMS, A GLORIOUS WALLED COURTYARD GARDEN & TWO OFF-STREET PARKING SPACES

This Plantagenet period property purportedly dates back to 1460, constructed during the reign of King Henry VI, making it one of the oldest dwellings in historic Bury St. Edmunds. Later additions include alterations made in the 17th century and a 19th century extension to the rear. The many wondrous internal embellishments, sensitively exposed by the current homeowners, include comb pargeting, Jacobean wood pannelling, back to back hearths with working open fireplaces. and a jettied and gabled cross-wing of four bays, associated with a Medieval hall house of note and hence its Grade II listing.

A considerable asset of this townhouse is the much coveted two off-street parking spaces in addition to permit parking. An enchanting arched entrance gate to the walled courtyard garden is both playful and inviting to welcome you home. The garden is arranged in a L-shape layout with two southerly seating areas offering a good degree of privacy and views of the stepped rooftop and chimneys. Carefully curated mature and potted plants soften the outdoor space to make it the perfect summertime extension for entertaining.

LOCATION:

Set along a significant street for ease of A14 (London/Cambidge/Newmarket/Ipswich) access while at the same time easy walking distance along Garland Street to the town centre, Northgate Street is a medieval route which predates the creation of Abbey of St. Edmunds and the Norman laying out of the town, known as the ‘Medieval Grid’. During the 18th century it must have been one of the most prestigious streets in town with very large and grand houses. Today, it is a short walk away from the cafes, bistros, bars and boutique shops of Abbeygate Street and Angel Hill that connects the historic Cathedral quarter and the abbey gardens parkland beyond with its iconic Benedictine abbey ruins.