College Street, Bury St. Edmunds

  • Guide price £649,500
  • House - Townhouse
  • Property Type
  • 4
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Bathrooms


  • House - Townhouse
  • Property Type
  • 4
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Bathrooms



Behind its subtle cream rendered elevations and soothing deep green window architraves, this immaculately presented home benefits from having been completely and sympathetically renovated in recent years. Formerly one dwelling and divided in the early 19th century into two, as its much earlier Tudor jettied façade alludes – a clever medieval invention to gain more space on the upper storeys while a reflection of the wealth and status of the homeowner. The substantial ground floor rooms with high ceilings flow seamlessly from the separate entrance hall, through the grand living room, open-plan and vaulted kitchen/breakfast room and to the garden room retreat. Of particular note is the impressive stone and brick working open fireplace, stripped pine period doors, enchanting converted attic room with crown posts and Cathedral views from the upper storeys. Benefit of a ground floor shower / cloakroom and cellarage.

The property has a joyful courtyard garden – both low maintenance and discrete – with its attractive brick and flint walls and flower beds that play host to wisteria, clematis, jasmine, rose and a rocketry of alpines.


2 College Street is conveniently located within the historic Cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds and is situated on a quieter one-way street, in arguably one of the most desirable residential enclaves and conservation areas (the medieval Norman Grid formed by intersecting Churchgate, Guildhall & Westgate streets). The bars, restaurants and independent boutique shops of Abbeygate Street and the Market Square are nearby. Excellent A14 access is afforded by Westgate Street via Southgate Street. Refer to our downloadable property brochure for further details.


2 College Street is of timber-frame construction with origins of around 450 years old exemplified by the many retained and displayed original period features and as such is listed Grade II. Its versatile, well-appointed and beautifully arranged interconnecting, yet separate spaces measure approximately 1,993 sq ft (185.2 sq m). The property will suit a broad range of buyers – all who seek convenient town centre living along a quieter one-way road.

Ground Floor:

Reception Hall

A stepped stone entranceway with six panelled door and rectangular fanlight opens into a wide and welcoming reception hall with exposed Georgian wood floors. Pendant light point. Cabinetry conceals meters. Stairs to First Floor, doors to cellar and:

Sitting Room

5.91 x 4.82 (19’4″ x 15’9″)
The sitting room impresses with its grand proportions, heavy chamfered beam, array of exposed wood ceiling joists, pair of tall secondary glazed sash windows. The substantial working open fireplace completes the scene and lends an altogether baronial tone with its stone jambs – likely lifted from the dissolved ancient Benedictine abbey ruins down the street! TV point. Mix of dimmable ceiling spotlights and pendant light point. Radiators. Half glazed door to open-plan kitchen / breakfast / dining area.

Ground Floor Shower / Cloakroom

Benefit of a ground floor shower / cloakroom with vaulted ceiling and skylight. The suite comprises fully glazed shower cubicle (electric), pedestal basin and wc. Mirror, Extractor fan. Recessed lighting. Useful ceiling pulley clothes airier. Mosaic tiled floors and part mosaic tiled wall with decorative frieze in aqua blue. Heated towel rail.

Open-Plan Kitchen / Breakfast / Living Room

5.91 x 3.96 (19’4″ x 12’11”)
The seamless flow of living space continues through to the relaxed open-plan kitchen / breakfast / dining room with a delightful pine wood floor. Part double-height vaulted aspect incorporates two skylights that adds to a lofty appeal.

The kitchen area is arranged in a u-shaped layout with an extensive range of matt grey base and wall-mounted cabinetry. Black and white mosaic tiled splashbacks wrap around the work surfaces with task lighting above and a one and half stainless steel sink with mixer tap while a sash window provides a courtyard garden view. To one side a breakfast bar connects with a supporting column, which in turn serves as a natural room divider for this large open-plan space. Integrated appliances include: below counter fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, stainless steel oven, grill with four ring induction hob and stainless steel cooker hood. Cupboard conceals wall-mounted gas boiler. Mix of dimmable recessed lighting, spotlights and pendant light point.

Walk-in Larder

A useful walk-in larder space provides ample dedicated storage shelves with pendant light point and a further cupboard for additional storage.

Garden Room

4.72 x 2.85 (15’5″ x 9’4″)
Concertina fully glazed double doors pull back to reveal a garden room retreat. The pine wood floor theme continues. With its east-facing orientation, morning sunlight abounds with French doors and cat flap accessing the courtyard garden. Remote control electrically operated internal awnings. Niches provide useful display shelving. Three wall light points. Radiator.

First Floor:


Stairs rising from reception hall to land area with storage cupboard / linen store and part wood floor. Exposed studwork and window towards Cathedral view. Pendant light point. Stair to converted attic room. Doors to:

Bedroom One

5.73 x 3.76 (18’9″ x 12’4″)
Pair of secondary glazed west-facing sash windows. The focal point is the former fireplace recess of striking stone jambs with mouldings continuing across the bressummer. Beside the rounded back of the chimney stack are recessed shelves and a blocked doorway which formerly led to No.3. Two pendant light points. Radiator.

Bedroom Two

2.70 x 2.43 (8’10” x 7’11”)
Currently setup as a holistic therapy treatment room, a slim concealed door built in the studwork opens into the space with a pair of casement windows: again with Cathedral views. The space is pleasing to the eye with its vaulted ceiling and pair of symmetrical skylights. Two pendant light points. Radiator.

Bedroom Three

2.71 x 2.61 (8’10” x 8’6″)
Sash window with secondary glazing to front aspect. Built-in wardrobe. Wood floor. Pendant light point. Radiator.


A pleasant curio in the well-appointed bathroom is the showcased exposed wattle and daub retained during restoration. Suite comprising: panelled bath with rain shower and adjustable shower hose attachment, pedestal basin, wc. Mirror. Extractor fan. Tiled floor with part mosaic tiled walls and exposed timber studwork. Spotlights. Heated towel rail. Door to hot water water cylinder.

Second Floor:

Bedroom Four / Attic Room

6.94 x 3.81 (22’9″ x 12’5″)
The pièce de résistance is the enchanting converted attic space. Like a crow’s nest with its elevated views, the spotlit crown posts of the home take centre stage while supporting a wealth of exposed timber. Stone carved initials and date pay homage to the previous owners’ sensitive restoration of the space. Dual aspect with a pair of small characterful windows to the side – one of which creates a vantage point towards Hatter Street – and a further two east-facing casement windows. The perfect den, bedroom four is currently setup with a writing desk to make the most of the Cathedral and Norman Tower views. Radiators.

Basement Level

Cellar / Utility Room

A smart brick stair leads down to a well lit cellar space divided into two cells, currently used as a utility / storage space. High ceilings. Rubble and flint walls with period render.

Cell One

2.23 x 2.14 (7’3″ x 7’0″)

Cell Two

2.40 x 2.34 (7’10” x 7’8″)

Courtyard Garden:

The courtyard garden provides a joyful oasis in the centre of town enclosed by its attractive brick and flint walls with niches and well planted beds that play host to wisteria, rose, climbing jasmine, clematis and rockery with alpines. When the neighbouring tree is not in full leaf, the Cathedral millennium tower can be seen. Flagstones, outdoor tap, lighting and water feature. To the front, throw open the door and the medieval grid residential enclave boasts the picture house, theatre royal and award-winning abbey gardens within a short walk.


For sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. AGENT’S NOTE: none of the services have been tested.

St. Edmundsbury District Council
Tax band C – £1,703.12 (2022/23)

The sale is subject to all rights or support, public and private rights of way, water light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements and wayleaves, all or any other lights rights, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

From London/Cambridge (by car) exit the M11 at Junction 9 and take the A11 towards Newmarket. Continue on the A14 towards Bury St. Edmunds. Exit the A14 at Junction 44, signposted ‘Bury St. Edmunds West’. Take the A134 and follow signposts to the town centre, at the third roundabout head north into Southgate Street and follow the road until turning into Westgate Street passing the Theatre Royal on your left hand side. Turn right into College Street and no. 7 is approximately 90 metres along the street just before reaching Churchgate Street.

Strictly by prior appointment through the seller’s sole agent: Whatley Lane. If there is anything of particular importance, please contact us to discuss, especially before embarking upon your journey to view the property.

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2 College Street, Bury St. Edmunds [Brochure] WHAT
  • Postcode IP33 1NH


Updated on June 7, 2022 at 6:05 pm
  • Price: Guide price £649,500
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: House - Townhouse

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