Orchard Street, Bury St. Edmunds
HOUSE TYPETown House
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- Three-bedroom period mid-terrace townhouse with light & spacious (larger than average) accommodation
- Elegant reception rooms with superb original features (bay window, French doors, fireplaces)
- Bright south-west facing garden/breakfast room off kitchen with view across lawn
- Generous sized family bathroom
- Basement currently used as office with scope to convert
- Front garden & large 60 ft long rear garden with garden store
- Desirable location, exceptional town centre convenience within historic Bury St. Edmunds & A14 access
- Separate front door leading to garden room (bike/bin store)
- *Good news: no onward chain!*
BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED 1840 BUILT TOWNHOUSE IN A PRIME RESIDENTIAL STREET, CLOSE TO THE TOWN CENTRE WITH BASEMENT & LARGE SOUTH-WEST FACING GARDEN
This elegant three-bedroom mid-terraced Victorian townhouse – offering larger than average accommodation – is situated in a highly sought after and tranquil residential street, so well defined by its open and spacious character while just a stone’s throw from all town centre amenities. The property retains a wealth of period features, including original oak floorboards, charming fireplaces with decorative surrounds, high ceilings (10 ft) and stripped panelled doors. Of particular note is the spacious living areas which lend a contemporary feel with exceptionally high ceilings; comprising two reception rooms and a garden room via a welcoming and wide entrance hall. Also, a generously sized family bathroom. The basement provides perfect use as an office space with scope to convert to a further bedroom with en-suite. Moreover, bedroom two has room enough to create an en-suite. There is further potential to convert the large loft space.
Suitably set back from the street, the front garden provides a separate front door with access to a very useful vaulted passageway (currently used as a bicycle/bin store). To the rear of the property is a most impressive large (60 ft long) private garden laid mainly to lawn.
Agent’s Note: there is an existing outside gardener’s privy that is plumbed but turned off at the mains – a footprint that could easily be incorporated into the house via a small extension from the kitchen (subject to planning consent and with planning precedents already made at both neighbouring properties).
4 Orchard 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 (a golden triangle formed by intersecting Well Street & Garland Street). Its close proximity to both Northgate Street and vibrant St. John’s Street – with its eclectic range of independent shopping boutiques – provide excellent A14 access. The bars and restaurants of Abbeygate Street and the Market Square are nearby as is the only Michelin star restaurant in Suffolk: Pea & Porridge. Refer to our Situation page to discover Suffolk.
4 Orchard Street displays a wealth of period features that date back to the 19th century. The light, spacious and uplifting – with exceptionally high ceilings – accommodation measures approximately 1593 sq ft (148 sq m).
Entrance Hall - A partially glazed panelled door with window light above opens into a bright and spacious entrance hall that instantly creates a welcoming atmosphere with mat-well inset, period wood floor and stairs rising to First Floor and doors to:
Sitting Room - A large sitting room enjoys views to the front aspect from a large bay window. A pair of bespoke bookcase cabinetry inset in alcoves frame either side of a working open fireplace with a decorative wood mantle. Decorative ceiling coving and dado rail.
Dining Room - This well-proportioned room features original wood floors, a decorative fireplace with wood mantle, dado rail and 19th century period wall-mounted corner cupboard. French doors open:
Garden Room - A delightful space which enjoys south westerly garden views. Featuring pamment tiled floors and a glazed roof. Double doors lead to the outside dining terrace. Door to vaulted passageway for separate front access.
Kitchen - Fitted with a range of wall and base units beneath worktops with a one and a half enamel sink inset and space and plumbing for a washing machine, dishwasher and under counter fridge with integrated appliance including an electric oven and four ring gas hob.
Cellar - Offering a variety of uses such as an office space or gym and features a large utility cupboard with power connected. A cellar light well draws in a good amount of natural light.
AGENT’S NOTE: scope for conversion to accommodate a further bedroom/en-suite.
Landing - A large space with a great deal of light let in via a sky light. Features stylish wood floors leading through to the bedrooms, a large linen cupboard and access to the loft space.
AGENT’S NOTE: further potential to develop subject to the necessary planning consents
Bedroom One - Sash window with view to front aspect and features a decorative working fireplace, two alcoves and one with a built-in wardrobe inset. Wood floor
Bedroom Two - A generous sized bedroom with sash window and views over the rear gardens. Wood floor.
Bedroom Three - Sash window with view to front aspect.
Family Bathroom - Located on the half landing this large family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising wc, wash basin and panelled bath with separate electric shower over and a large airing cupboard.
The property is set behind shingle beds and paved pathways leading to the front door. A further separate front door leads through a vaulted passageway (currently used as a bin/bicycle store) to the rear gardens. The large rear garden (60 ft long) is predominantly laid to lawn and incorporates a delightful dining terrace with a south westerly aspect. The mature gardens are surrounded by well stocked beds and borders and enclosed via high wooden fences affording a great deal of privacy.
Residents’ permit parking is available.
The property is offered for sale FREEHOLD by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.
Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Gas-fired central heating. NOTE: none of the services have been tested by the agent.
West Suffolk Council.
Tax Band D – £1,916.01 (2022/2023).
Strictly by prior appointment through the seller(s) sole agent: Whatley Lane. If there is anything of particular importance, please contact us to discuss, especially before embarking upon your journey to view the property.
DIRECTIONS (IP33 3BB):
From London/Cambridge (by car) 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, turn right into Looms Lane and then left into Well Street, turning into Orchard Street and No.4 is 25 metres along the street on the left hand side.
From the town centre (on foot) leave the Market Square, proceed down St. John’s Street and turn right into Orchard Street where number 4 is 75 metres on the right.
As its street name implies, No.4 was built on the site of a former orchard just off St. John’s Street. The Bury St. Edmunds Building Society, founded in 1866, was a group of people who set up a mutual society to help each other build their own homes. The Society acquired the orchard to be sold in 57 plots to its members. Each plot had to have a house built on it of a value not less than £110. Orchard Street remains a fine residential road today.
Orchard Street is one of five areas of distinct character within the Conservation area that forms part of the Victorian expansion of the town in the direction of Bury St. Edmunds railway station (built in 1846); known as the Brackland area. Fantastic eateries Pea & Porridge and a micro brewery The Old Cannon are close by as is vibrant St. John’s Street with its eclectic mix of individual boutiques. The Northgate boutique hotel and restaurant run parallel. All other town centre shopping facilities are a mere 2 minute walk.