Character, comfort and relaxation typify this unusual and highly attractive home, in Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds.
Goldsmiths House was formerly divided into two dwellings and believed to be a medieval hall - offering truly unique town centre living.
Features include five bedrooms, a practical cellar with vaulted wine store bins and enchanting walled courtyard garden. Built of traditional timber-framed construction with a rendered elevation beneath a plain tiled roof.
Listed Grade II, displaying a wealth of architectural and historical features, the property is believed to date back to the late 15th century with part 17th century adaptation and a 19th century single-storey rear extension.
The facade gives little clue to the extent of the accommodation, which measures approximately 2173 sq.ft. (201 sq. m.).
An abundance of character emanates from exposed timbers, stud-work, and period windows throughout.
Of particular appeal is the high vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom, as well as traditional wood panelling and the large back-to-back red brick inglenook fireplace with oak lintels in the principal reception areas.
In more recent years, the current owners have carried out further sympathetic works and alterations to create a wonderful family home, with the benefit of gas-fired central heating and off-street parking. Northgate Street is one of the finest residential streets in Bury St. Edmunds; the site being one of the four grand gates that once led to the Benedictine Abbey.
Today, the property’s location enjoys excellent access to the A14; is within walking distance of the railway station and easy reach of the historic town centre.
It is priced at £535,000.
For more details contact Whatley Lane Estate Agents and Valuers on 01284 765256 or visit www.wlea.co.uk