Westgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds
HOUSE TYPETerraced House
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- Pleasantly renovated two bedroom Victorian bijou townhouse; attention to detail throughout
- Comfortable sitting room with wood burner and exposed floor boards
- Open-plan Dining Room / Kitchen with statement stairs
- Spacious converted cellar with light well currently utilised as a further bedroom
- Lofty landing area with statement staircase
- Serene & secluded rear courtyard garden ideal for al fresco dining
- Ideal location directly in the historic medieval grid with the vibrant town centre a stone’s throw away
- Zone D permit parking available
COMPLETELY REFURBISHED THROUGHOUT, THIS PERIOD TOWNHOUSE HAS A SOPHISTICATED AND LAID BACK RUSTIC FEEL
This attractive two bedroom Victorian townhouse has been sensitively renovated over the years. Accommodation includes versatile living space which flows seamlessly from the Sitting Room, through the Dining Room and to the open-plan Kitchen. Of particular note are the plethora of period flourishes throughout, large converted cellar accommodation, exposed feature stairwell and attractive stone fireplace with wood burning stove inset. Plentiful storage cabinetry and wardrobes complete the easy town centre living situation. A serene and secluded courtyard garden is positioned to the rear of the property and permit parking is available.
The property has been thoroughly refurbished behind the scenes, with new secondary glazing on the windows to the front, updated hot water systems with an unvented and modernised electric and plumbing systems – lighting plays an important role in the design of the space as well as a paired back approach to decorating to showcase the wealth of original period features.
60 Westgate 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 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 by Westgate Street via Southgate Street.
60 Westgate Street displays many attractive original period features well-blended with modern comforts and benefits from a complete renovation. The flexible and relaxed accommodation measures approximately 907 sq ft (84.26 sq m) and will suit a broad range of buyers, whether downsizers, first-time or investment buyers – all who seek convenient town living.
Sitting Room - A panelled entrance door with a decorative half moon fanlight above opens into a large and bright Sitting Room with an elegant twelve pane sash window to front aspect fitted with new Everest secondary double glazing. Tastefully decorated and delivering an instantly welcoming and calming atmosphere upon arrival. The fireplace is the focal point of this living space with a cosseting new Clearview wood burning stove surmounting a slate hearth. Period details include classical Egg and Dart cornice, painted wainscoting and exposed wide oak floor boards. Nest learning thermostat. TV / Phone point. Useful built-in storage cabinetry either side the fireplace. Door opening to:
Open-plan Dining Room / Kitchen - A comfortable area in which to dine and entertain forms part of this relaxed open-plan living space. Feature former fireplace recess. The Egg and Dart cornice and painted wainscot theme continues. Wood floor. The eye-catching focal point is the exposed and accentuated painted stairwells with spindles and finials leading to the Basement and First Floor.
Kitchen area fitted with matt white wall-mounted and base units covered with worktops in grey. Four ring induction hob with stainless steel cooker hood over and AEG fan oven/grill below. 1½ stainless steel with drainer and mixer tap and casement window above to rear courtyard garden aspect. Space for upright fridge/freezer and condenser dryer, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Splashbacks in a colourful Cubist tile arrangement. Wood floor. Cupboard housing wall-mounted combi-boiler. Half glazed door leads to courtyard.
Bedroom Three - Staircase leads down to converted cellar space currently used as a further bedroom. With heating and a basement light well that lets in plentiful natural light. Double wardrobe. Cupboard housing meters.
Stair rises from Sitting Room into a lovely and lofty landing area with cupboard housing the hot water tank. Deep coving. Loft access hatch. Doors to Bedroom One, Two and Bathroom.
Bedroom One - Double doors open into a large double Bedroom with sash window fitted with new Everest secondary double glazing overlooking front aspect. Egg and Dart cornice. Exposed wide oak floor boards. Victorian fireplace.
Bedroom Two - Further double bedroom currently used as the Study with casement windows to rear aspect providing a wonderful westerly rooftop view. Two built-in double wardrobes. Exposed wide oak floor boards.
Bathroom - Wall-mounted wash basin, low-level wc and panelled bath with shower attachment. Striking cobalt blue mosaic tiles. Extractor fan. Laminate. Ornate Victorian fireplace lends an unusual twist.
To the rear is a courtyard style ceramic paved garden with a westerly aspect, ideal for al fresco dining and with little maintenance required. Outdoor tap.
The property is offered for sale FREEHOLD with vacant possession upon completion.
Mains water, drainage, electricity. Gas-fired central heating. Broadband internet. AGENT’S NOTE: none of these services have been tested.
St. Edmundsbury District Council (01284 763 233)
Tax band B – £1,338.05 (2019/20)
Strictly by prior appointment through the sellers’ sole 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.
DIRECTIONS (IP33 3NT):
From London/Cambridge (by car) exit the M11 at Junction 9 and take the A11 towards Newmarket. Continue on the A14 towards Bury St. Edmunds. Exit the A14 at Junction 44, signposted 'Bury St. Edmunds West'. Take the A134 and follow signposts to the town centre, at the third roundabout head north into Southgate Street and follow the road until turning into Westgate Street passing the Theatre Royal on your left hand side and No.60 is 200 metres along the street on the right hand side marked by our For Sale board
From the town centre (on foot) leave the Market Square, proceed south down Whiting Street then cross over Churchgate street continuing down Whiting Street. Turn left into Westgate Street where No.60 is 90 metres on the left hand side marked by our For Sale board.