Classic country charm

Thurston Place ANL-151004-120027001
Thurston Place ANL-151004-120027001
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Thurston Place is a classic early 19th century country house, set in mature private grounds stocked by the creator of a botanic gardens.

It was built in about 1840 and its first owner was Nathaniel Shirley Hodson who established the botanic gardens in Bury St Edmunds in around 1820.

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Thurston Place ANL-151004-120016001

So, Thurston Place’s grounds are home to many specimen plants, including a grand cedar of Lebanon that can be seen from several rooms.

The elegant house is built mainly of Woolpit White bricks.

You entre through the Doric portico to a reception hall with handmade staircase and parquet flooring.

A door leads to dining room with painted fireplace flanked by fitted bookcases and cupboards.

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Thurston Place ANL-151004-120038001

The drawing room features a classical marble fireplace flanked by twin arched lit alcoves with glazed shelving and cupboards.

A partly glazed door leads to the adjoining conservatory with three French doors to the garden and a tiled floor with underfloor heating.

The family room also has two pairs of French doors leading to the garden, plus an attractive pine fireplace and an extensive range of fitted shelving and cupboards.

The kitchen-breakfast room has a range of fitted bespoke wall and base units with hardwood work tops and a central island with a durable composite worktop, double butler sink. There is an American fridge freezer, dishwasher, Bosch four ring hob, stainless steel oven and electric four-oven Aga.

The bespoke main staircase leads to a large central galleried landing and to the master bedroom with Jack and Jill bath-shower room interconnecting with the adjoining bedroom.

There are five more bedrooms and two dressing rooms served by three bathrooms.

The agents Jackson-Stops and Staff say the accommodation could provide eight bedrooms if required and two of the bedrooms can be occupied as self-contained suites.

Thurston Place’s grounds run to about 7.24 acres.

The agents also understand that while the main house is not listed, the Lodge Cottage in the ground is Grade II listed.

The cottage’s Gothic arched front door leads to a reception hall, two reception rooms and two bedrooms.

It has a well fitted kitchen-breakfast room with built-in units including electric oven, hob, stainless steel sink and space and plumbing for automatic washing machine.

At the rear of the property there is a bathroom with enamel bath, wall hung wash basin and low level wc.

Lodge Cottage has private gardens and parking area and is currently let on an assured short hold tenancy.

Guide price: £2,250,000

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