St James Court, Bury St. Edmunds

8 St James Court The Vinefields,Bury St. Edmunds,Suffolk,IP33 1YD
  • Price
    £990 pcm


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  • One-bedroom apartment within an Arts & Crafts period converted schoolhouse approx. 25 mins from RAF Lakenheath
  • Private residents’ lobby with elevator access to the rear gardens & allocated car parking area
  • Thoughtful refurbished living spaces, including dual aspect sitting / dining room & bathroom with mood lighting
  • Well-appointed galley-style kitchen - *crockery, glassware & utensils optional*
  • **Blinds and curtains are fitted in addition to secondary glazing throughout**
  • Large gravelled residents’ parking area & visitors’ bays with bike store
  • Exceptional well-kempt communal residents’ garden with impressive mature tree canopies & expansive lawn
  • Centrally situated in the northernmost fringe of the Abbey Gardens at the foot of the River Lark & in an elevated setting
  • Peaceful location within the historic heart of Bury St. Edmunds, town centre walking distance & A14 ease-of-access



Situated in a tranquil area and positioned in an elevated leafy setting, this ground floor apartment is serenely located to one side of an imposing building with a garden enjoying stunning views towards the Cathedral tower in the distance. A spacious one bedroom apartment that forms part of the conversion of King Edward VI Grammar School; commissioned by the 3rd Marquess of Bristol among other patrons and governors of the time. This architectural gem is exemplar of the late 19th century Arts & Crafts Movement with its steeply pitched roofs, tall chimney, oriel windows and alternate rows of decorative rectangular and rounded hung tile motifs along the upper storey and gabled ends. The apartment has been refurbished in recent years and by the current landlord to include remodelled shower room with mood lighting and revamped galley-style kitchen. Other key features include secondary glazing throughout and with curtains and blinds in situ – furnished is also an option.

Approached along a leafy driveway with access to a large residents’ and visitors’ gravelled parking area. Exceptional well-kempt communal landscaped grounds to entertain and relax in. Elevator access to private residents’ lobby to the rear. Pedestrian walkway to neighbouring tennis court and bowling club facilities.


8 St. James Court is conveniently located on the northernmost fringe of the ancient abbey off Eastgate Street within the historic Cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds and is situated in a residential area with the tranquil nearby award-winning floral Abbey Gardens and River Lark. Excellent A14 access is provided via Northgate Street. The bars, restaurants and shopping of Abbeygate Street and the Market Square are in easy walking distance. Refer to our downloadable brochure for more info.


No.8 St James Court displays a host of attractive characteristics well-blended with modern comforts and since its conversion in the 1980s benefits from comprehensive updating to a very high standard. Accommodation measures approximately 395 sq ft (36.7 sq m) and will suit a broad range of ages, including young professionals or visiting USAF personnel – all who seek the convenience of town centre living, parking and easily accessible, all-important outdoor amenity.

Communal Entrance Lobby - Dual entranceways to either the front with elevator access to private residents’ lobby & secure entry phone system, or to the rear grounds & pathway to parking area.

Apartment Entrance Hall - Panelled front entrance door opens to an inviting and usefully wide reception hall with recessed lighting and borrowed natural light from over door windows. Water cylinder/storage cupboard. Secure entry phone system receiver. Wood floor. Doors to:

Sitting / Dining Area - An attractive 'light and airy' dual aspect space with large sash windows to side and rear elevations awash with natural light and the added amenity of high period ceilings. Feature pendant and recessed lighting. TV and phone points. Carpeted.

Kitchen - With window to side aspect, the kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of grey wall-mounted and base cabinetry – configured in a gallery-style arrangement. Subway style splashback tiles with granite effect worktops and stainless sink/drainer mixer tap inset. A complete set of kitchen appliances all included: stainless steel electric oven and grill with four ring ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, Bosch dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, kettle and toaster. Option of crockery, glassware and utensils. Wood floor. Recessed lighting.

Bedroom - A large principal bedroom space with secondary glazed sash windows to rear aspect. Large built-in wardrobe storage with hanging rails and further deep recess storage cupboards above. Carpeted. Recessed lighting.

Bathroom - Sumptuous bathroom suite with large expanse of wall tiles comprising panelled bath tub with shower attachment, pedestal basin, and wc. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan. Mirror. Recessed lighting in addition to ambient mood lighting. Floor tiles.


A splendid private residents' garden creates a welcome oasis given its enviable town centre proximity with its pleasant walk through the historic Abbey Gardens afforded by pedestrian access from the grounds which connects the neighbouring tennis court and bowls club facilities. The unique position of the grounds boasts unrivalled far-reaching views of the Cathedral and townscape illuminated at night. Laid mainly to lawn with specimen trees interspersed along the boundary and enclosed by fencing. There is a residents’ seating area for enjoyment of the south westerly aspect.

Adjacent is a residents’ and visitors’ large gravelled parking area and bike store.


Property is available to rent commencing NOW.

Mains water, drainage, electricity (economy 10). Superfast Fibre Broadband accessible.

St. Edmundsbury District Council (01284 763 233)
Tax band A – £1,277.34 (2022/23) NB Charge exempt for visiting USAF.

Strictly by prior appointment through the landlord’s sole agent: Whatley Lane. If there is anything of particular importance, please contact us to discuss in advance of the viewing.

From London/Cambridge/Newmarket (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 until reaching the traffic lights at the end of Northgate street, then turn left into Eastgate Street. Continue along passing The Fox Inn on your left and a convenience store after which turn right into The Vinefields. Follow the street along until reaching St. James Court and the residents’ car park for No.8 can be found on the right hand side.

From the town centre (on foot) leave the Market Square, proceed down Abbeygate Street into Angel Hill and either continue along through the Abbey Gardens crossing the River Lark to Vinefields or walk along Eastgate Street proceeding to turn as above.