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elcome to this brand new addition to our magazine! From now on, we’ll be providing you with a colourful, informative and eclectic property section here at Bury Edition, filled with properties to peruse and bringing you the latest news from the local property market. In our first Property Edition this month, we’ve sussed out a number of fantastic homes for sale, with something for all budgets. A pretty period townhouse in Westgate Street caught our eye, offering three bedrooms and a wealth of original features. It’s on the market for £215,000 – turn to page 10 for more. If it’s history you like, take a look at the lovely home in Pump Lane, which is on the market with no upward chain, or for

something more contemporary try the family home in Northgate Street, which has a fantastic kitchen that’s to die for. Another one worth a look is the four/five bedroom home out on Westley Road, which comes with a large, lawned garden to the rear and plenty of parking, too. We’ve also been chatting to local agents about their recent activities, and discovered that Maxwell Brown are donating £25 for every instruction they receive to Walking with the Wounded. Director Andrew Brown met intrepid sergeant Duncan Slater, who raced across the Antarctic with Prince Harry, no less, to find out more about how the charity helps support injured servicemen and women (read more on page 11). We hope you enjoy reading Property Edition – see you next month.

JENNIFER SHELTON, FEATURES EDITOR

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TOWN | COUNTRY | EQUESTRIAN

A 3,500sq-ft farmhouse with excellent equestrian facilities, including an enormous range of outbuildings. All in around 24-acres – Gedding

A beautifully restored 16th-century country house situated in an enviable rural setting overlooking farmland. All in 1-acre – Finningham

Bury St Edmunds 9 miles - Lavenham 8 miles - Stowmarket Main Line Station 8 miles

Stowmarket 9 miles – Bury St Edmunds 15 miles – Diss 10 miles – Southwold 37 miles

A superb period house surrounded by paddocks and grazing land, comprising sitting room, dining room, study, breakfast room, kitchen, pantry, utility, cloakroom, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 5 attic rooms. JSA Carter Jonas 01787 882 881.

An exceptional restored and extended farmhouse with beautifully presented three-storey accommodation, comprising sitting room, dining room, snug, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 5/6 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms, large second floor landing/study.

Guide: £1,200,000

Guide: £599,950

A 2,000sq-ft 19th-century barn conversion, situated on the rural fringes of this well regarded village. All in around 0.9-acre - Great Barton

A 1,600sq-ft Grade II listed cottage, situated overlooking farmland on the rural fringes of this small village. All in around 1.16-acre – Stanningfield

Bury St Edmunds 6 miles – Diss 18 miles – Cambridge 33 miles – London 86 miles

Bury St Edmunds 6 miles - Lavenham 6 miles - Sudbury 12 miles

A versatile conversion overlooking paddocks and farmland, comprising reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, ground floor bathroom, family room/bedroom 5, 4 first-floor bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Double garage.

A charming detached cottage comprising sitting room, dining room, garden room, breakfast room, kitchen, study/bedroom 4, en-suite shower-room, principle bathroom, utility/boot room, 3 further bedrooms. Garden studio, 1-acre paddock.

Guide: £435,000

Guide: £389,950


A Grade II listed 16th-century 4,500 sq-ft farmhouse in private grounds, over 3,500sq-ft of outbuildings. All in around 1.90-acre – Finningham

A detached 3,500sq-ft Grade II listed farmhouse, with tennis court and swimming pool, surrounded by farmland. All in 1.5-acres – Thelnetham

Stowmarket Train Station 7 miles – Bury St Edmunds 17 miles – Ipswich 19 miles

Diss 8 miles - Bury St Edmunds 13 miles - Norwich 29 miles - Heritage Coast 38 miles

An outstanding farmhouse comprising dining hall, drawing room, games room, snug, study, Aga kitchen/breakfast, laundry, cloakroom, boot room, 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, dressing room. Timber-framed barn with full residential planning, stable block, hay barn.

A substantial 16th-century farmhouse situated in a peaceful rural setting, comprising 3 receptions, Aga kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. A range of outbuildings extending to around 1,000sq-ft, double cart-lodge and car port.

Guide: £895,000

Guide: £649,950

A substantial 4,200sq-ft period house incorporating an adjoining selfcontained annexe. Range of outbuildings. All in 0.74-acre – Sapiston

A 17th-century 1,670sq-ft detached cottage situated within this highly regarded rural village. All in around 0.51-acres – Whepstead

Bury St Edmunds 13 miles - Diss 15 miles - Norwich 33 miles - Cambridge 39 miles

Bury St Edmunds 5 miles - Lavenham 12 miles - Newmarket 13 miles

A versatile Grade II listed farmhouse comprising dining room, drawing room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast, clk, 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, cellar, 2 attic rooms. Annexe comprises sitting room, kitchen/breakfast, bathroom, bedroom, WC. Outbuildings and paddock.

A beautifully presented Grade II-listed cottage comprising hall, sitting room, dining room with large inglenook, breakfast room, cloakroom, bathroom, 3 bedrooms. Large driveway, mature gardens. Planning permission granted for cart-lodge with ‘garden room’ and WC.

Guide £645,000

Guide: £399,950

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STARTER PROPERTY Offers in excess of £210,000 are invited for this fantastic modern flat, situated in Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds. The property comprises a living/dining room with two sash windows and period features, a spacious kitchen, shower room and two bedrooms, and would make an ideal first-time buy. Pretty communal gardens are also included. To arrange a viewing, contact Haart on 01284 767121. www.haart.co.uk

NEW HOMES Prices start from £152,495 at this new residential development on Eastgate Rise in Bury St Edmunds. Built by Hopkins Homes, it aims to provide quality new homes for the area, using a combination of traditional style and modern technology. Several properties are already sold or reserved, but others are still available, including the handsome Hawthorn, a four-bedroom family home with a garage and parking space (£304,995). www.hopkinshomes.co.uk

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THE WEST FRONT A fairly exceptional abode, this property – overlooking The Great Churchyard – offers something completely unique. Grade I listed, this octagonal tower is one of Bury’s hidden gems and forms part of a scheduled ancient monument. It comes complete with cathedral views, vaulted master bedroom and walled garden. The building has been meticulously restored and tastefully redecorated throughout. It includes a reception hall, garden hall, open-plan living/dining room/kitchen, cloakroom, laundry room, study, superb master bedroom and a luxury bathroom. It is on the market for £575,000 through Bedfords. Contact 01284 769999. www.bedfords.co.uk

NORTHGATE STREET Situated in Northgate Street, on the northern fringes of Bury, is this stylish, contemporary townhouse. The property is just a short walk from the Abbey Gardens and Market Square, and comes with its own gated parking. Inside, the accommodation comprises an entrance hall, cloakroom, study/ bedroom, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, first-floor sitting room, two bathrooms and three further bedrooms. The property is beautifully presented, with many interesting features giving it great character, as well as a fresh, modern feel. A guide price of £389,950 is invited. Contact Duttons on 01284 749433 www.duttons.uk.com

WALSHAM LE WILLOWS A property with its own moat doesn’t come onto the market every day, but over in Walsham le Willows you’ll find one with just that – and a whole lot more. Dating from the 17th century, this stunning country house is set in 2.5 acres of grounds affording beautiful views over farmland. Inside, the accommodation is presented to an excellent standard. From the welcoming reception hall there is a living room, drawing room, library, kitchen, breakfast/dining room with laundry and utility room, an orangery and steps to the cellar. The six first-floor bedrooms are served by three bath/shower rooms, and there are a further three bedrooms on the second floor. A double garage provides ample parking, while the garden, with its splendid moat, is another considerable feature. This property has a guide price of £950,000. Contact Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01284 622028. www.jackson-stops.co.uk

PUMP LANE A charming character property in Pump Lane, Bury St Edmunds, is currently up for sale with Hall & Sworders. Situated just a short stroll from the town centre, it features well-presented living accommodation including two bedrooms and an en suite, a living room and smart, refitted kitchen/dining room, a courtyard garden and parking. It is offered chain free for £299,000. Call 01284 753049. www.hallandsworders.co.uk

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HOMES WITH HISTORY WESTGATE STREET An exceptional property with a wealth of history is currently on the market with Robinson’s Portfolio. Set within the medieval grid, the Grade II listed townhouse in Westgate Street is understood to date back to 1836, and retains many attractive features of the period. On the ground floor there is a living room with pine floorboards, an original fireplace and sash windows, a cloakroom and a kitchen/ dining room with a range of Shaker-style units and an oak-topped breakfast bar. Stairs lead down to the cellar, while upstairs there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. A small courtyard garden is also provided. This property has a guide price of £215,000. Contact 01284 769694. www.robinsonsportfolio.co.uk

HENGRAVE HALL A property with a fair bit of character is currently on the market with Connells. This fairytale cottage stands in the grounds of the Elizabethan Hengrave Hall, originally serving as the gatehouse to the main property. Today, it offers attractive accommodation to include an entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside, there are gardens to the side and rear, providing a good degree of privacy and seclusion – not to mention the grounds of the big house itself making for attractive, unspoilt surroundings. This quirky home would be ideal for downsizers, and is on the market for £345,000. Contact Connells on 01284 706702. www.connells.co.uk

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DREAM HOME Elegant and spacious, this property stands in St Mary’s Square, Bury, within beautiful manicured grounds. Originally dating from the 16th century, the building has evolved over time and was extensively reworked in the early 19th century by the architect who worked on the Rotunda at Ickworth House, making for a unique and attractive mix of styles. The accommodation includes light and airy reception rooms, six bedrooms, a stylish kitchen and a games room. It is on the market for £1,295,000 with Bedfords. Contact 01284 769999. www.bedfords.co.uk A local property agency, who organised a recent classic car show in Stowmarket, are continuing their support of Walking with the Wounded by donating a percentage of every house they sell to the cause. The charity provides the resources to re-train and re-educate our servicemen and women who have been wounded in the line of duty, and was recently brought to the spotlight when a group, including Prince Harry, raced across the Antarctic to raise money and awareness. Andrew Brown, director of Maxwell Brown Independent Property Agents, met one of the wounded service personnel who took part in the trek. He said: “I recently arranged a classic car show on behalf of Stowmarket Town Centre Partnership, and was honoured to meet Sgt. Duncan Slater. He is a double amputee as a result of an IED but this does not stop him; his whole attitude to life in general is an inspiration to us all.” Andrew added: “I want to support the charity and have therefore decided to give £25 for every instruction I receive and will increase this to £100 if those instructions result in a sale. I am hoping to raise at least £4,000 over the next year.” For more information please call Andrew or visit www.maxwellbrownea.co.uk.

GLORIOUS GARDENS An impressive family home in Westley Road has come onto the market with Linnet. Situated on the popular western side of town, it comes with a large lawned garden, plenty of parking and spacious interiors. On the ground floor, there is an entrance hall, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, dining room, living room and garden room. Upstairs, there is a master bedroom with en suite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is also a further bedroom/office to the second floor. This property is on the market for £490,000. Contact 01284 723332. www.linnetproperty.co.uk

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