Property: Historic town centre home

Ancient House, Eastgate Street, Bury
Ancient House, Eastgate Street, Bury

The Ancient House is a Grade II listed property of 15th century origins - believed to have been originally constructed in 1480 - and subsequently modified in the 16th century.

The home, in Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, was once the home of the King Edward VI Grammar School from 1550 and is situated towards the eastern outskirts of the town within easy walking distance of the town centre and all amenities.

The house is of traditional timber frame stud and plaster under a plain tiled roof and contains accommodation with a wealth of period features in particular the heavy moulded beams and carved tracery on the first floor landing are of particulare note.

With some scope for updating, the accommodation includes gas fired central heating to well proportioned rooms of good ceiling height and also, unusually for the town, enjoys a large secluded garden.

It boasts an entrance, sitting hall with Victorian cast iron fireplace flagged by cupboards on either side and a drawing room with attractive Victorian fireplace with marble surround. There is a rear hall and separate cloakroom while the the kitchen/breakfast room has an original mellow brick floor, Verona cast iron range cooker dating from 1883 at present non-working but could be recommissioned.

In addition, the house has a rear lobby and gazebo/garden room.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms - one of which has access to a dressing room.

The bathroom has a cast iron rolltop bath with early external waste and large bath taps fitted, wash basin, walk-in cupboard and separate high level WC.

A particular feature of the property is the large partly walled and secluded garden extending to approximately half an acre.

The guide price is £485,000. Contact Marshall Buck and Casson on 01284 705505.