Whiting Street, Bury St. Edmunds
HOUSE TYPETown House
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- Three-bedroom townhouse constructed in a craftmaster Tudor-style & benefits from recent extensive refurbishment
- Reception hall & impressive sitting room have a wealth of period features with a pleasing circular flow to the living spaces
- Handcrafted solid wood kitchen / breakfast room opens up to a calming light-filled vaulted garden room
- Vaulted attic bedroom with bathroom, first floor wall-in shower room serving principal bedroom & ground cloakroom
- Low-maintenance fully enclosed brick and flint walled courtyard garden & cavernous cellarage
- Only 25 mins commute of RAF Lakenheath & Mildenhall
- Central location within the historic heart of Bury St. Edmunds, town centre walking distance & A14 ease-of-access
- **Blinds and curtains are fitted throughout**
- **Good news: pet-friendly landlord**
ENCHANTING REFURBISHED TOWN CENTRE HOME WITH COURTYARD GARDEN, CELLAR, GARAGE & ALLOCATED PARKING
Situated in the historic medieval grid, Zodiac House, aptly named so due to the astrological signs that adorn the front elevation pargetting. One might think the house medieval in origin, however it was entirely rebuilt by master craftsmen in the 1970s. It benefits from a recent complete refurbishment that fuses modern and period features and includes new wiring, LED lighting. re-decoration throughout, refurbished kitchen and bathrooms. Of particular note is the parquet floor, ornate staircase, solid panelled doors of the reception hall – skilfully recrafted from a country house. The impressive sitting room with its timber ceiling , large stained glass bay window and imposing feature fireplace incorporating rusticated fluted stone enjoys a circular flow through to the large light-filled vaulted garden room. This in turn leads to the refurbished handcrafted kitchen of walnut cabinets with antique brass fittings and elevated breakfast bar adds to a comfortable setting. There is the benefit of a downstairs cloakroom and cavernous cellar storage. The upper floors include a superior dual aspect principal bedroom and vaulted attic bedroom with dormer window served by a shower room with a large walk-in shower and further bathroom.
French doors open to a low-maintenance courtyard garden fully enclosed by an attractive brick and flint wall. Perhaps the crowning feature is the asset of allocated off-street parking in addition to a garage and Zone D residents’ permit parking. Tenants can enjoy the award-winning Abbey Gardens with its parkland setting and newly laid tennis courts – all only a very short walk away.
Zodiac House 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. As is the independent cinema and rare surviving regency Theatre Royal both within walking distance. Excellent A14 access is afforded by Westgate Street via Southgate Street.
52 Whiting Street displays a host of attractive period features well-blended with modern comforts following a complete recent refurbishment. Accommodation measures approximately 1770 sq ft (164.4 sq m) and will suit a broad range of tenants, including young professionals or visiting USAF personnel – all who seek the convenience of town centre living and all-important outdoor amenity with its enclosed brick and flint courtyard garden.
Reception Hall - Step into a welcoming space with rich wood panelling, parquet floors and the most ornate staircase to the First Floor. Mix of wall sconce and up and down LED lighting. Window to front aspect fitted with secondary soundproof glazing and curtains. Phone point. Doors to Cellar, Sitting Room and:
Open-Plan Kitchen - The newly refurbished kitchen comprises an extensive range of wall-mounted and base handcrafted solid walnut fronted cabinetry with antique brass fittings. LED task lighting above marbled preparation surface with one and a half ceramic sink and mixer tap inset. Integrated appliances include stainless steel combi steam bake oven and grill, five ring gas hob with stainless steel extractor above, dishwasher, refrigerator. USB power points. Breakfast bar. Space and plumbing for washer dryer and freezer. Amtico floor. Recessed LED lighting. Radiator. Opening to:
Inner Hall - With Velux window and recessed lighting. Wall-mounted boiler. Door to:
Cloakroom - Newly refurbished suite comprising pedestal basin with mixer tap and wc. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Recessed lighting. Vinyl floor,
Sitting Room - An impressive space with its timber ceiling. The focal point is the feature fireplace with rusticated fluted stone either side framed by a pair of illuminated alcoves. Large canted stained glass bay window to front aspect fitted with secondary soundproof glazing and curtains. TV point. Parquet floor. Three wall light sconces. Radiator. French doors and glazing open into:
Garden Room - A large light-filled vaulted space in a sage green hue with newly installed roof blind system. TV point. Large fitted storage unit. Hidden wall safe. Mix of four dimmable wall light sconces and recessed lighting. Radiator. French doors to the courtyard garden. Circles back to Reception Hall via the Kitchen.
Landing - Stairs to second floor, unusual corner window lets in plenty of natural light. Flush ceiling light and up and down lighting. Radiator. Doors to:
Bedroom One - A superior principal bedroom of large proportions is light and airy with its dual aspect views – all windows fitted with curtains. Pair of USB power points. Wall light sconces. Radiator.
Bedroom Two - Window to front aspect fitted with curtains. Door to deep storage cupboard fitted with hanging rail and housing water cylinder.. Pendant light. Radiator.
Shower Room - Newly refurbished suite comprises large walk-in shower with shower attachment, pedestal basin with mixer tap, wc. Luxuriant stone wall tiles with marbled effect floor. Privacy window to rear aspect fitted with roller blind. Extractor fan. Mirror. Shaver point. Flush ceiling light. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom Two - A light and airy vaulted attic bedroom with dormer window to aspect fitted with curtains. Pendant light. Radiator.
Bathroom - Spacious refurbished suite comprises panelled bath with wall-mounted shower, pedestal basin with mixer tap, wc. Luxuriant stone wall tiles with marbled effect floor. Dormer window to rear aspect fitted with roller blind. Door to deep linen storage cupboard. Mirror. Shaver point. Flush ceiling light. Heated towel rail.
Cellar - Staircase from Reception Hall leads down to a cavernous cellar with light and power.
COURTYARD GARDEN, GARAGE & ALLOCATED PARKING
Courtyard Garden - A low-maintenance fully-enclosed courtyard garden is enveloped by an attractive brick and flint wall. Sandstone paving with a raised flower border including rose and trellis. Two outdoor lanterns and water tap.
GARAGE & ALLOCATED PARKING SPACE - Uniquely the property benefits from a garage and allocated parking space located on adjacent College Street in addition to the usual Zone D residents’ permit.
The property is offered for rent and is available now.
Mains water, drainage, electricity. Gas-fired central heating. Broadband internet. AGENT’S NOTE: none of these services have been tested.
St. Edmundsbury District Council
Tax band E – £2,436.39 (2023/24). NB USAF are personnel exempt.
Strictly by prior appointment through the landlord(s) sole 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.
Directions (IP33 1NP):
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. Turn right into College Street, left into Churchgate Street and then left into Whiting Street and Zodiac House is approximately 100 metres along the street on the right hand side, marked by our TO LET board.
From the town centre (on foot) leave the Market Square with Nutshell pub behind you, proceed down Whiting Street, crossing Churchgate Street towards Westgate Street and Zodiac House is 100 metres along the street on the right hand side, marked by our TO LET board.