St. Marys Square, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2AJ | Property for sale | Savills
4,955 sq ft(460.33 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000

St. Marys SquareBury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2AJ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2023
  • Wealth of original features
  • Established walled garden
  • Coach House and extensive parking
  • Situated in the medieval grid

An elegant and beautifully proportioned Georgian townhouse with extensive parking.

About this property

  • An elegant and beautifully proportioned Georgian townhouse with large reception rooms and deep sash windows, 6 St. Marys Square has been listed Grade II * for its architectural and historic merit. Faced in dark grey brick with red brick quoins and a high parapet, the house presents a handsome exterior. Its origins date back to the 16th Century but, the building has evolved over time and it was in the early 19th Century that the house was enlarged by Francis Sandys, architect of the Rotunda at Ickworth.

    On the ground floor the principal reception rooms are of an impressive scale, with high ceilings, sash windows, internal shutters, deep skirtings and decorative cornicing, period features that you would expect to find in a property of this period. The dining room, drawing room and kitchen/breakfast all have
    internal double doors enabling the rooms to be completely open plan, perfect for entertaining or closed to use the rooms individually. The dining room has beautiful paneling, oak flooring and exceptional views out across the Square.

    The drawing room also has oak flooring an open fireplace as well as fitted book shelves and cupboards beneath. The sitting room lies opposite the dining room at the front of the property. The kitchen/breakfast/family room is a wonderfully spacious, light and airy space enhanced by the addition of the double height lantern. The kitchen has a range of bespoke wooden wall and base mounted units with granite worktops as well as a large wooden island unit with granite work top and storage beneath. The kitchen has a Range cooker, induction hob and fitted microwave as well as underfloor heating. French doors lead directly out of the kitchen/ breakfast room onto the terrace, perfect for al fresco dining. Beyond the kitchen lies the rear hall which carries through into the utility room, which can also be used as a second kitchen. Extending below the sitting room and dining room and reached by stairs leading down from the inner hall, there is a spacious cellar containing 19th century wine bins'. The cellar is three separate rooms.

    A fine early 18th century dog-leg stair at the rear rises through two storeys and is decoratively carved with barley-sugar twist balusters, closed strings, moulded handrail and panelled dado. The principal bedroom is on the first floor offering wonderful views across St Mary's Square and also benefits from a walk in wardrobe and expansive en suite bathroom. There is a second bedroom with en suite shower room on the first floor. The second floor provides a further three bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room and a family bathroom.

    The gardens are impressive and mature featuring a wide sandstone terrace, large central lawn and extensive parking. The Coach House currently provides garaging and work shop space and offers potential for conversion into ancillary accommodation subject to the necessary consents being obtained.

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6 St. Mary's Square provides stylishly comfortable 21st century living within a stunningly beautiful house. An absolute architectural gem, placed within the medieval grid.

Katy StephensonProperty agent

Local information

  • Located on the east side of St Marys Square, overlooking the centrepiece, 6 St. Marys Square occupies perhaps the best position in Bury St Edmunds. With the Theatre Royal and Cathedral both just a few hundred yards away, local amenities are first class. St Marys Square is a short walk from the town centre which provides easy access to the excellent selection of shops and restaurants for which the town is renowned, as are the town's stunning Abbey Gardens. Bury St Edmunds was once the county town of West Suffolk and has long been known as a place of culture and is well placed for easy access to London, Stanstead Airport and Cambridge, which is approximately 28 miles away and can be reached swiftly via either the A14 dual carriageway or the direct rail service.

Additional information

  • Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas fired central heating.
  • St Edmundsbury District Council. Tax Band G
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G