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See inside Bury St Edmunds Georgian townhouse in St Mary's Square available for £1.95m





A Georgian townhouse with six bedrooms is now on the market in a Suffolk town.

Swan House in St Mary’s Square, Bury St Edmunds, has been Grade II listed for its architectural and historic merit.

It is now on sale with Savills with a guide price of £1,950,000.

A Georgian townhouse with six bedrooms is now on the market in Bury St Edmunds. Pictures: Savills
A Georgian townhouse with six bedrooms is now on the market in Bury St Edmunds. Pictures: Savills

The property’s origins date back to the 16th century but the building has evolved over time and it was in the early 19th Century that the house was enlarged by Francis Sandys - the architect of the Rotunda at the Ickworth Estate.

Sandy's works included the addition of a new wing, housing an upper ballroom with fine decorative moulding.

Property agent Katy Stephenson said: “St. Marys Square is one of my favourite locations in central Bury and Swan House is one of the most impressive houses in this area, providing stylishly comfortable 21st century living within a stunningly beautiful house.”

Swan House has been Grade II listed for its architectural and historic merit
Swan House has been Grade II listed for its architectural and historic merit

Faced in dark grey brick with red brick quoins and a high parapet, the house presents a handsome exterior.

On the ground floor, the principal reception room is a drawing room of impressive scale, with high ceiling and double doors with a fan light opening out on to the terrace and the garden beyond.

The dining room has wonderful ceilings beams and a fireplace with heavy oak bressummer and attractive brickwork.

The property is on sale with a guide price of £1,950,000
The property is on sale with a guide price of £1,950,000

The kitchen/breakfast/living room is at the back of the house and has been designed to take full advantage of the views over the garden.

Below the sitting room and reached by stairs leading down from the hall, is a spacious cellar containing 19th century wine bins.

On the first floor, there is a remarkable room of 20ft by 28ft dimensions which was originally conceived as a ballroom.

"Swan House is one of the most impressive houses in this area"
"Swan House is one of the most impressive houses in this area"

It now serves as a first floor drawing room with cornicing, deep skirting and a log burning stove set within a large marble fireplace with views over the surrounding countryside.

The principal bedroom suite benefits from a high ceiling, fireplace, two sash windows with fitted seats and shutters that also provide views over the green.

Two more bedrooms and a family bathroom make up the rest of the floor with three more bedrooms on the floor above.

The property’s origins date back to the 16th century
The property’s origins date back to the 16th century

In Swan Lane, to the side of the house, a former garage has been plastered, decorated and finished as a studio with lighting.

The walled garden of Swan House gives space, privacy and serenity and is a highlight of the entire property.

An area of decking and terracing designed at the rear of the house is perfect for al fresco dining.