2 Hollow Road
Bury St Edmunds
BURY ST EDMUNDS TOWN CENTRE 1 MILE
NEWMARKET 13 MILES
CAMBRIDGE 30 MILES
– Entrance Hall
– Sitting Room
– Dining Room
– Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Pantry
– Utility Room
– Master Bedroom with En-Suite & Dressing Room
– Two Further Bedrooms
– Family Shower Room
– Landing Playroom
– Two Further Bedrooms
– Family Bathroom
– Mature Private Walled Gardens
– In All About 0.3 of an Acre (sts)
An outstanding Grade II* listed house, with parts dating back to the late 1400’s but mainly being 17th, 18th and 19th century. The property is part timber framed and rendered, part red brick nogging and part brick and flint, all principally under a plain tiled roof, with a clay pantile single storey to the side. This wonderful historic property naturally boasts a wealth of retained character features, such as a delightful selection of windows including mid-19th century Romanesque style windows to the front, a half sash window to the south with Gothic wooden hoodmoulds above, a large bay window to the sitting room with French doors to the garden, surmounted by a fanlight with Gothic tracery.
The house has been a much-loved family home under the same ownership for over 40 years and while it has been maintained and looked after, it would now benefit from a program of renovation and modernisation.
The accommodation, in brief, comprises an exposed brick floored entrance porch with settles to either side and three quarter leaded glazed door into the hallway. This features stairs leading to the first floor with understairs cloaks cupboard, half glazed door to the garden, peephole window to the front and doors to the cellar and the principal rooms of the house. The sitting room has early 18th century rococo ornament to the door architraves and a fine open fireplace surround with panels of brown and white figured marble. This chimney stack and section of the house is believed to be the earliest part, dating back to circa the late 15th century. There is a large sash windowed bay with French doors out to the garden and a door leads through to the snug/study, to the end of the house. The dining room also benefits from a well-proportioned bay window to the garden, fireplace with marble surround and inset electric flame effect fire, with alcoves to either side with fitted low level carved oak fronted cupboards and drawers and a hatch through to the kitchen. The kitchen/breakfast room has a pine clad vaulted ceiling with window light and part clad walls, metal framed window to the front and a sash window to the garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of useable dated units with peninsular with inset 1½ bowl single drainer sink unit, further worksurface and cupboards with four ring gas hob cooker, integrated double oven and wall mounted gas fired boiler, concealed behind cupboards in the former high mantled range fireplace. A shelved pantry opens from the kitchen through an original 2 plank latch door with window to the rear and exposed brick floor, as does the utility room, which has a door out to the garden, a built-in ceramic butlers sink and space for a washer/dryer. Exposed brick steps lead down to the cellar from the hall with windows to the front. The cellar affords a workshop/store room leading through a door to the arched ceilinged traditional shelved wine cellar. On the first floor a spacious landing with fitted bookshelf (fitted over a former doorway to the dressing room) gives access to the master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, two further bedrooms and a family shower room. On the second floor the landing (which could be a study space or playroom) gives access to two bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The property sits prominently in mature private grounds of about 0.3 of an acre and is mainly enclosed by wonderful, high boundary walls which are Grade II listed due to them formerly, in part, being the medieval hospital of St Nicholas, which stood on this site, dating back to the 14th century. The three light traceried stone window looking down Eastgate Street was placed here having been removed from the hospital of St Petronilla in Southgate in the early 19th century, when that was demolished. A former cart lodge garage opens onto Hollow Road and leads through into the garden with attached garden outbuilding/store. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with shrub and flower beds and borders and a stunning impressive Cedar tree.
St Nicholas is located just a 3-minute drive or a short walk from the town centre. Bury St Edmunds offers an excellent range of amenities with schooling in the public and private sectors, extensive shopping facilities and a good range of leisure facilities including health clubs, swimming pools and golf clubs. There are numerous high-quality restaurants and cultural amenities include the beautiful Georgian Theatre Royal and The Abbey Gardens. The University City of Cambridge is approximately 30 miles away and offers unrivalled schooling opportunities and excellent shopping and amenity facilities. There is good access to the A14, A11 (M11) and the railway station at Bury St Edmunds offers a link to mainline services to London’s Liverpool Street and King’s Cross. Alternatively, the town of Stowmarket lies just 14 miles east and offers a mainline regular train service to London Liverpool Street taking approximately 80 minutes.
From Bury St Edmunds head out on Eastgate Street and at the mini roundabout take the 1st exit onto Hollow Road, where the entrance to St Nicholas will be found on the right.
Services- Mains gas, electricity, water & drainage.
Local Authority- West Suffolk Council
Council Tax- Band G