• For Sale
  • Guided Price: GBP 2,750,000 
  • Build Size: 9,462 ft2
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Bedroom: 6
Location

Northgate House lies in a central location within the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, a popular market town which offers excellent shopping and recreational facilities including the restored Theatre Royal, Abbey Gardens & Art Gallery. The town has convenient communications being just off the A14 with ready connections to the west for Newmarket, Cambridge and to the east for Stowmarket with its direct line to London's Liverpool Street Station. The town of Bury St Edmunds also has a train station which is nearby (0.6m) and can be reached on foot down Northgate Street. There is a wide choice of education provided by schools within the local system and private preparatory schools at South Lee and Culford. Sporting amenities include racing at Newmarket and local point to points. There is golf at Worlington, Flempton, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds.

Description

Northgate House is one of the leading residential properties in Bury St Edmunds and one of the finest townhouses in East Anglia. The house is situated at the lower end of Northgate Street within a few yards of The Angel Hill, Abbey Gardens and Cathedral Church of St James.

The property was mainly built in the 18th century of red brick, under a slate roof with an impressive deeply recessed three storey Georgian entrance porch. Built over stone arched medieval cellars, the main range has roof timbers of 17th century or earlier origin.

The property combines many of the qualities of an outstanding period town house: an extensive handsome facade, elegant, light and well-proportioned reception rooms, sash windows with many having full height multi-paned sash windows, open fireplaces, panelling and spacious west facing established, walled garden.

Northgate House acquired its name during its ownership and occupancy by Mrs Jorisch - better known as the mid-20th century novelist Norah Lofts, who died in 1983. Her historical fiction often embraced local settings, people and events.

The current owners have undertaken a painstakingly detailed and sympathetic renovation of Northgate House and the property now offers a clever blend of the classic and contemporary, creating a sophisticated living space within a practical, luxurious and stunning 21st century home.

The ground floor accommodation offers a magnificent double aspect reception hall with a delightful outlook over the rear gardens, elegant drawing room with stunning moulded and patterned ceiling, spacious dining room/study, panelled music room, an exceptional kitchen/breakfast room recently fitted with a bespoke hand crafted kitchen creating an incredibly special room. Beyond lies a boot room, a superb utility room with newly fitted bespoke units, snug and downstairs cloakroom.

The Georgian impressive return staircase leads to the first floor landing which gives access to the principal bedroom with en suite which is extensively panelled with moulded cornicing and sash windows with views over the gardens. There are a further five bedrooms and two dressing rooms (which can easily be used as additional bedrooms) and four bath/shower rooms, two of which are en suite. The first floor also benefits from an upstairs lounge.

The lounge, kitchenette and shower room along the northern elevation, is classed as a separate entity and has been let out as a separate flat in the past.

Outside The walled gardens are a particular feature of Northgate House and provide a high degree of privacy within a mature garden setting. They are formally landscaped with lawn and pathways, borded with flower and herbaceous beds. Within the gardens are terraced lawns, a paved terrace, open garden pavilion, kitchen garden and a useful storage shed. Access to the gardens can be gained from the courtyard, with parking reserved for four cars.

Directions

Leave the A14 at junction 44 and follow the road sign posted town centre. At the next roundabout take the first left on to Northgate Street and Northgate House will be found towards the end of the road on the right hand side before the traffic lights at the bottom.


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