Southgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds

13 Southgate Street,Bury St. Edmunds,Suffolk,IP33 2AF
  • Price
    £2,000 pcm
    Town House


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  • Refurbished four bedroom period Georgian townhouse with 16th century roots & a handsome red-brick façade
  • Ideal location; close to the town centre and for A14 access within a peaceful residential conservation area
  • Cosseting open-plan Living / Dining Room with bi-folding doors and wood burning stove
  • Well-fitted country style Kitchen with metro style tiles and garden aspect
  • Ground floor Cloak Room, Shower Room & well-appointed bathroom suite
  • Useful mosaic tiled Entrance Hall for boots & coats
  • Private walled south-facing rear garden; ideal for al fresco dining; single garage & Zone F residents’ permit
  • RAF Lakenheath & Mildenhall are easily commutable within 25 mins
  • **Good news; pet-friendly landlord!**



Handsome, superbly presented and extensively refurbished four double bedroom Georgian-fronted townhouse, formerly known as ‘The Jolly Toper’ – a Victorian tavern of repute recorded as having opened in 1833 and closed in 1908. Parts of the property date back to the 16th century with lovely period features throughout. The well-proportioned, light, and elegant rooms present the ideal family home. In brief, accommodation comprises: entrance hall, open-plan living / dining room with wood burning stove and bi-folding doors to garden, sitting room with open fireplace, kitchen, ground floor cloakroom / shower room, study / dressing room, family bathroom and four double bedrooms.

A private south-facing walled garden to the rear with its attractive red brick and flint wall provide a lawn and terrace with path to a single garage with electrically operated door for ease-of-access to the bin store and useful for bicycle storage.


13 Southgate 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 fringe of 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 via Southgate Street.


Conveniently situated on the fringes of the town, within a short walking distance of the centre of Bury St. Edmunds and in a highly regarded residential area, 13 Southgate Street is a handsome townhouse with origins dating back to the 16th century, together with a later Georgian frontage. The property has been significantly updated and improved by the landlord and most recently benefitting from complete redecoration of the front and rear elevations. Listed Grade II and arranged over three storeys, the well-proportioned and versatile accommodation extends to nearly 1382 sq ft (128.4 sq m) with a wealth of original features including large sash windows, panel doors and enhanced by modern touches to include wood burner and bi-folding doors.

Ground floor:

Entrance Hall - Door to front aspect opening into the entrance hall with access to both reception rooms. Tiled floor. Radiator. Coved ceiling.

Dining Room - Open fireplace. Storage cupboard. Oak floor. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Sash window to front aspect.

Open-Plan Living / Dining Room - Forms the centre point of the house with bi-folding doors to the rear aspect and opening into the cozy and private walled gardens. Fireplace with wood burning stove. Opening to Kitchen. Storage cupboards. Oak floor. TV, SKY and phone points. Radiator. Coved ceiling.

Rear Hall - Storage cupboard housing combi boiler, with space and plumbing for a washing machine. Radiator.

Kitchen - The original part of the house has a brand new fully fitted kitchen with a range of wall and base mounted units with wooden work surfaces over. Belfast sink with mixer taps. Four ring stainless steel gas hob with cooker hood over. Built-in electric oven. Integrated dishwasher. Exposed timbers. Tiled splash areas and natural stone tiled floor. Stairs rising to first floor. Radiator. Windows to side aspect.

Shower Room - Newly fitted comprising: close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin with wall-mounted mirror over, shower cubicle with electric shower. Tiled splash areas and floor. Chrome heated ladder towel rail. Window to rear aspect.

First Floor:

Landing - Large landing area with stairs rising from kitchen. Understairs cupboard. Stairs rising to second floor. Window to side aspect.

Bedroom One - Double bedroom. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Sash windows to front and rear aspects.

Bedroom Two - Double bedroom. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Sash window to front aspect

Study-Dressing Room-Bedroom Five - Two storage cupboards. Exposed timbers. Loft access. Radiator. Window to side aspect.

Bathroom - Newly refurbished white suite comprising: close coupled wc, wash hand basin with vanity unit under, P-shaped bath with mixer taps and shower attachment over. Tiled splash areas and floor. Chrome heated ladder towel rail. Frosted window to side aspect.

Second Floor:

Landing - Stairs rising from first floor. Doors to:

Bedroom Three - Double bedroom. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Sash windows to front and rear aspects.

Bedroom Four - Double bedroom. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Sash window to front aspect.

13 Southgate Street enjoys a private walled garden to the rear of the property, predominantly laid to lawn and partially bordered, enclosed by an attractive red-brick and flint wall, and a pleasant easterly aspect, together with a private terrace and well-stocked flower beds. To the far end of the garden is an access to a garage.

GARAGE 2.39m (7'10") x 5.21m (17'1")
Door leading from garden to single garage/outbuilding with an electrically operated up and over garage door, which has further vehicular access from Toper Lane. Permit parking is available too.

The property is offered to rent and is available 23rd July 2022.

Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Gas-fired central heating. NOTE: none of the services have been tested by the agent.

St. Edmundsbury District Council
Band C – ££1,703.12 (2022/2023). NB. Charge exempt for USAF.

Strictly by prior appointment through the landlord’s managing 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.

From London/Cambridge (by car) exit the M11 at Junction 9 and take the A11 towards Newmarket continuing on the A14. Exit at Junction 44. At the bottom of the sliproad, follow signs to the town centre. Continue over the first roundabout (passing BP Garage and Bury Rugby Club on the right). At the second roundabout, take the third exit onto Southgate Street. Turn left at the junction onto Maynewater Lane. Followed the road left into Westgate Street, then turn immediately right into Crown Street (Theatre Royal on the left). Turn right into Honey Hill (passing St. Mary’s Church on your left), and take the first right into Sparhawk Street, (crossing over St. Mary’s Square) where the property can be found approx. 100 metres on the left marked by our To Let board.

From the town centre (on foot) proceed south along Angel Hill passing the Norman Tower on your left, continue onto Crown Street, then turn left onto Honey Hill and then right onto Sparhawk Street, entering into St. Mary’s Square, then onto Southgate Street where the property can be found only approx. 100 metres on your left.