St. Marys Square, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2AJ | Property for sale | Savills
0.28 Ac(0.11 Ha)
Guide price £1,850,000(€2,158,428)

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


    Key features

    • Substantial period town house
    • Wealth of original features
    • Fantastic kitchen/breakfast/living room
    • Four well proportioned, light and airy reception rooms
    • Large cellars
    • Stunning walled garden
    • Garage/studio and extensive parking

    An elegant and beautifully proportioned Georgian townhouse.

    About this property

    • An elegant and beautifully proportioned Georgian townhouse with large reception rooms and deep sash windows with mirrored one way glass on ground floor, Swan House 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. Sandy's works included the addition of a new wing, housing an upper ballroom with fine decorative mouldings.

      On the ground floor the principal reception room is a drawing room, of impressive scale, with high ceiling and double doors with a fan light over opening out on to the terrace and the garden beyond. Elsewhere there is a dining room with wonderful ceilings beams and a fireplace with heavy oak bressummer
      and attractive brickwork below as well as an additional panelled sitting room.

      The kitchen/breakfast/living room is at the rear of the house and has been cleverly designed to take full advantage of the lovely views over the garden. Double doors open on to decking with an exceptional addition built with an emphasis on natural light and including three large sash windows and a glass atrium above. The kitchen area has been finished with an extensive range of solid wood units that includes a large central island complete with breakfast bar. Thick granite worktops incorporate the single drainer sink unit with vegetable drainer and mixer tap over. Purpose built wine storage, deep pan drawers and space/point for a large American style fridge/freezer. 4-ring hob, two integrated Neff ovens within a former fireplace. The remainder of this floor comprises a utility with useful built-in storage cupboards, thick granite worktop, plumbing for a washing machine and space for tumble dryer.
      A butlers pantry connecting the sitting room and dining room. Extending below the sitting room and dining room and reached by stairs leading down from the hall, there is a spacious cellar containing 19th century wine bins'. The cellar is two separate rooms connected by a curving tunnel.

      On the first floor there is a remarkable room of 20ft by 28ft dimensions. Originally conceived as a music or ballroom, it now serves as a first floor drawing room with cornicing, deep skirting and a log burning stove set within a large marble fireplace and hearth. and offers fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. The principal bedroom suite benefits from a high ceiling, fireplace, two sash windows with fitted seats and shutters all providing lovely views over the green and a Jack and Jill en suite shower room. One of the bedrooms is now used as a dressing room, there is a further bedroom and family bathroom are also located on this floor. Above, on the second floor, there are three further bedrooms, a bathroom and en suite shower room. The front bedrooms enjoy an attractive outlook through the trees of St Mary's Square, while the rear of the property enjoys lovely views over its own gardens and beyond.

      Outside
      In Swan Lane, to the side of the house, there is studio, formerly a garage now plastered, decorated and finished as a studio with lighting, a set of double doors and cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. There is also space for additional cart lodge/garaging subject to the necessary consents being obtained. Vehicular access is via a pair of high wooden gates and inside the grounds there is space to park a number of cars. The walled garden of Swan House affords space, privacy and serenity and is a particular feature of the property. A well placed area of decking and terracing designed at the rear of property, perfect for al fresco dining. The walled garden is mainly laid to lawn with established planting and established trees.

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    St. Marys Square is one of my favourite locations in central Bury and Swan House is one of the most impressive houses in this area, providing stylishly comfortable 21st century living within a stunningly beautiful house.

    Katy StephensonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Located on the east side of St Mary's Square, overlooking the newly restored, centre piece, Swan House 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 Mary's Square is situated 5 minutes 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

    • Services: Mains water, drainage and electricity. Gas fired central heating.
    • Directions: From the Savills Bury St Edmunds office on Kings Road go to the top of the road and turn left at the roundabout. At the next roundabout take the first left on to Westgate Street. Continue on to the end and follow the road round on to Crown Street keeping to the right hand side of the road. Ahead of you is St Mary's Church, keep to the right hand side of Crown Street and follow the road round on to Honey Hill. Keeping to the right hand side of the road continue on to Sparhawk Street, which leads in to St Mary's Square. Swan House is situated on the east side of St Mary's Square, overlooking the restored, centre piece,
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H