A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO RESIDE IN THIS ICONIC TOWNHOUSE BOASTING UNRIVALLED VIEWS OF THE ANCIENT ABBEY WITHIN THE CATHEDRAL QUARTER
Positioned in arguably one of the best locations in town is this iconic one-bedroom cottage with extensive accommodation arranged over four floors. An impressive conversion of a former Savings Bank built in 1847 by the critically acclaimed architect, Lewis Nockalls Cottingham. This architectural jewel is an exemplar of the 19th century Gothic Revival movement with its striking tower, majestic oriel window and its picture-perfect façade comprising endless embellishments of stone quoins, heraldic shields, gargoyles, attractive red and black brickwork showcasing a diamond motif. Traditional, yet modern. Beautifully renovated with smart open-plan living and dining areas orientated around scenic views captured from each level, Norman Tower Cottage has since been transformed into a unique home by the current landlord. Cutting edge enhancements fuse seamlessly with the elegant period interiors. Of particular note is the chic steel clad kitchen, statement staircase with large removable glass panels, travertine tiles with underfloor heating and deep pile carpets. The property is surprisingly bright and airy thanks to the use of its rain-sensitive remote controlled skylights and clever LED lighting. Also, a usefully large basement storage utility room, vestibule and a myriad of other storage spaces.
Set in the picturesque environs of the Cathedral quarter amidst the backdrop of the magnificent Millennium Tower, attractive ancient ruins of the former Benedictine Abbey and the green, serene sanctuary of the Great Churchyard purportedly the resting place of the family of lawyer and explorer, Bartholomew Gosnold, founding father of Jamestown in Virginia, discoverer of Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts. A concealed strictly private residents' driveway provides vehicular access along a tree-lined avenue. Choice of Zone D and Zone F parking permits.
Norman Tower Cottage is in a prime, highly coveted residential location within the epicentre of the historic Cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds and provides excellent A14 access from Southgate Street. Cambridge is easily accessible as are RAF Lakenheath and Mildenhall.