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6 St Mary's Square, Bury St Edmunds ANL-140616-141726001
6 St Mary's Square, Bury St Edmunds ANL-140616-141726001
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This Grade II listed town house received a 19th century makeover from the architect of Ickworth’s Rotunda.

Six St Mary’s Square is a beautifully proportioned house offering impressive accommodation over three floors in the heart of Bury St Edmunds .

6 St Mary's Square, Bury St Edmunds ANL-140616-141748001

6 St Mary's Square, Bury St Edmunds ANL-140616-141748001

It is thought to date from the early 16th century and was enlarged and altered in the early 18th century.

Then the Ickworth architect Francis Sandys is thought to have divided it into two homes during his ownership between 1803 and 1816.

The current owners have further enhanced the property re-modelling the rear of the house and sympathetically extending it using conservation architects and specialist builders to create a single storey extension to house the kitchen/breakfast/family room.

Consent is being sought to convert the Coach House to annexe accommodation.

6 St Mary's Square, Bury St Edmunds ANL-140616-141737001

6 St Mary's Square, Bury St Edmunds ANL-140616-141737001

An original panelled entrance door leads into a 27ft reception hall .

The impressive panelled dining room has a Georgian marble corner fireplace, while both it and the reception hall feature oak floors.

From the dining room a pair of double doors lead to a well-proportioned 23ft drawing room with a painted fireplace flanked by a large fitted library book case.

French doors lead into the smart 24ft by 21ft kitchen/breakfast/family room.

The bespoke kitchen is in contrasting painted and oak finishes by Ashford and Brooks with wall and base units and central island unit with granite worktops.

The range of integrated appliances include a Teppanyaki hot plate with side extraction, Falcon Range with induction hob, Bosch dishwasher, and American-style fridge freezer.

There is autility room fitted with a range of painted wall and base units, a built-in freezer and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The ground floor is completed with a well proportioned sitting room and an impressive staircase hall with early 18th century oak staircase with Barley twist banisters and a fine wide moulded hand rail.

A lower ground floor has a central games room, two wine cellars and an office.

The guest bedroom suite has an adjoining shower room and separate cloakroom . The remainder of the first floor is arranged as a master bedroom suite with the main bedroom having a period fireplace, and a walk-in wardrobe.

Adjoining that is a luxury family bathroom with a double ended bath, oversized shower and twin basin.

On the second floor where there are three more bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, plus a large family bathroom.

Guide price: £1.25 million

Agents: Jackson-Stops & Staff, Bury St Edmunds, 01284 700535