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See inside Norman Tower Cottage in Bury St Edmunds with Benedictine Abbey views and Millennium Tower backdrop





An ‘iconic’ one-bedroom townhouse in Suffolk with extensive accommodation arranged over four floors is now on the market.

Norman Tower Cottage in The Great Churchyard, Bury St Edmunds, has been renovated to a high standard and is set in the cathedral quarter of the town amidst the backdrop of the Millennium Tower.

It is now on the market for sale freehold with Whatley Lane with a guide price of £529,950.

Norman Tower Cottage in The Great Churchyard, Bury St Edmunds is now the market. Pictures: Whatley Lane
Norman Tower Cottage in The Great Churchyard, Bury St Edmunds is now the market. Pictures: Whatley Lane

James Sawyer, Whatley Lane estate agent, said: “It’s a rare opportunity to reside in this iconic townhouse boasting unrivalled views of the ancient abbey within the cathedral quarter.

“Literally open the front door to ramble the surrounding parkland and gardens to pitch the perfect picnic spot.”

Norman Tower Cottage was constructed and occupied in the 1850s by Thomas Farrow, who was stonemason to the critically acclaimed British architect Lewis Nockalls Cottingham.

The one bedroom townhouse is for sale freehold with a guide price of £529,950
The one bedroom townhouse is for sale freehold with a guide price of £529,950

Cottingham, who was born in Lavenham, near Sudbury, built the property’s adjoining former ‘Savings Bank House’ in 1847 which is an exemplar of the 19th century Gothic Revival.

The cottage has since been transformed into a unique home by the current owner, with smart open-plan living and dining areas oriented around scenic views captured from each level.

It features a striking tower and a majestic oriel window with its picture-perfect façade comprising endless embellishments of stone quoins, heraldic shields, gargoyles, as well as attractive red and black brickwork showcasing a diamond motif.

Other highlights of the property include the chic stainless steel clad kitchen, statement staircase with large removable glass panels for furnishings and travertine tiles with underfloor heating.

With its rain-sensitive remote controlled skylights and clever LED lighting, the home is very airy and bright.

Norman Tower Cottage Bury St Edmunds Kitchen
Norman Tower Cottage Bury St Edmunds Kitchen

There are a number of storage storage spaces available alongside a useful large basement storage/utility room.