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See inside £4.5m Thurston House, near Bury St Edmunds, dating back to 1300s, with swimming pool





An eight-bedroom Grade II-listed country house with a covered swimming pool is now on the market.

Thurston House in Thurston, near Bury St Edmunds, is believed to date back to the 1300s and sits in 16.24 acres.

It is now on sale with Knight Frank with a guide price of £4,500,000.

Thurston House near Bury St Edmunds is now on the market. Pictures: Knight Frank
Thurston House near Bury St Edmunds is now on the market. Pictures: Knight Frank

The country house has been built on throughout the centuries, with the last major building works in 1763 and further renovations in the 1990s.

Thurston House’s grounds feature a wide selection of traditional yet well-maintained outbuildings and the largest of these is a substantial traditional barn, allowing for farm machinery or car storage.

Adjoining this outbuilding is a range of stables, tack rooms, a three-car garage and a workshop while a separate modern agricultural barn allows for additional flexible storage.

The eight-bedroom property is now on sale with a guide price of £4,500,000
The eight-bedroom property is now on sale with a guide price of £4,500,000

This benefits from a two-bedroom coach house flat, above the workshop, which has a large kitchen and living room.

The pool area in the corner of the garden has a small terrace for outdoor dining, a pool room/gym and a covered swimming pool.

Inside the house, the front door opens via an attractive glazed entrance porch into the large and light reception hall, which leads through to a well-proportioned drawing room, spacious dining room and study.

Thurston House is a Grade II-listed country house
Thurston House is a Grade II-listed country house

An impressive staircase leads off the main hall to the first and second floor bedrooms.

To the back of the staircase, a sizeable conservatory overlooks the terrace and manicured gardens

The snug at the back of the home, offers further comfortable living space with its substantial fireplace adding a level of country charm.

It is believed to date back to the 1300s with the last major building works in 1763
It is believed to date back to the 1300s with the last major building works in 1763

On the first floor, there are five spacious bedrooms, two of which have access to generously proportioned en suites.

Two additional family bathrooms, a study and a spacious laundry room add further convenience to the first floor. The second floor leads to three further bedrooms, one bathroom and a walk-in dressing room.

Outside, the formal gardens with boxed hedges and herbaceous borders lead to a sizeable kitchen garden, with a selection of well-established fruiting trees.

The grounds include a number of fenced paddocks with additional field shelters, while the ancillary pony stables, horse walker and all-weather manège provide ample facilities for any equine buyer.

The mature parkland setting features three driveways, one towards the yard and the remaining two towards the main house.