See inside £1m Bury St Edmunds cottage behind Abbey Gardens
A mid-19th century cottage behind a Suffolk town’s award-winning park is now available on the market.
Park House can be found in the cathedral quarter of Bury St Edmunds, directly behind the ancient ruins of the Benedictine Abbey and the Abbey Gardens.
The property is now for sale with Whatley Lane for £1 million or available to rent at £3000 pcm.
Park Lodge is nestled in about 0.13 acres and is divided into lawns and gravel driveway with extensive parking of four to five spaces behind an electric gated entrance.
This is joined by a private rear courtyard, striking south-facing roof terrace and bespoke solid oak porch.
James Sawyer, of Whatley Lane, said: “Park Lodge perfectly juxtaposes a very ‘Hansel and Gretel-like’ fairytale brick and flint, mid-nineteenth century cottage, with a jewel box-like two storey zinc clad extension.
“It is sure to surprise and delight many buyers and tenants alike.”
Two reception rooms within the original house offer flexible living space and the fully glazed internal partition with French doors creates a separate entrance hall while subtly dividing the symmetrical living spaces and making the most of natural light.
Two bay windows - one with far-reaching views across the Cathedral Quarter - make an ideal study or playroom with period features retained.
A light filled open-plan kitchen/dining room makes the most of the contemporary architecture that wraps around the original curved brick and flint exterior, complete with period window and initials etched into the brickwork.
A standout feature of the property is the light filled bespoke solid oak staircase.
There are three bedrooms in Park Lodge and the principal bedroom suite has an east facing Juliet balcony and sliding doors to a private roof terrace that takes in the south-facing sun.
A further two period bedrooms retain the original cast iron basket fireplaces and one a large canted bay window - both with ornately decorative fenestration.
There is a spacious bathroom with a statement stone resin bathtub and high gloss graphite wall tiles with marble 'Calacatta Charm' floor tiles.
The principal bedroom en-suite shower room with its 'Venato Oro' gold marble effect on the tiles is awash with natural light from a LED accent roof lantern.
The second bedroom has a spacious en-suite shower room with far-reaching views across the cathedral quarter. The extensive space has been utilised to accommodate a fitted walk-through dressing area.
The popular Abbey Gardens park is just a one minute walk from the house, with the town centre a two minutes walk away.