Guide Price £1,150,000
Northgate Avenue, Bury St Edmunds
Jocelin House is a particularly handsome grand Victorian detached house. Situated on the edge of the town, Northgate Avenue is a tree lined street with properties of a similar period and acknowledged as one of the most desired locations within the town. The house was built as a private residence in 1898 and later taken over in the 1930's by the Methodist Secondary School and used as a girl's dormitory for their residential pupils. very large residence is built in red brick under a tiled roof and boasts amongst the characteristics of this fine property, the beautiful proportions of the house itself; the full length sash windows to ground floor level, and the very well-proportioned accommodation throughout. Freehold. EPC Rating - TBC.
JOCELIN HOUSE Jocelin House is a particularly handsome grand Victorian detached house. Situated on the edge of the town, Northgate Avenue is a tree lined street with properties of a similar period and acknowledged as one of the most desired locations within the town. The house was built as a private residence in 1898 and later taken over in the 1930's by the Methodist Secondary School and used as a girl's dormitory for their residential pupils. This very large residence is built in red brick under a tiled roof and boasts amongst the characteristics of this fine property, the beautiful proportions of the house itself; the full length sash windows to ground floor level, and the very well-proportioned accommodation throughout.
The current owners have been true custodians of this remarkable home, enhancing and maintaining the period details where needed and enjoying 23 happy years bringing up their family. The time has come for a new owner to take over the reins and put their mark on this substantial property which offers many opportunities for a partial or full makeover. The flexibility that the rooms offer make this a unique opportunity in a tranquil location so close to the centre of the town. Early viewings advised for what will be a chain free transaction.
Conveniently located on one of the most popular and prestigious streets in Bury St Edmunds, Northgate Avenue is within easy walking distance of the town centre.
STEP INSIDE While complementing the elegance and period features, this home benefits from a functional layout, with extensive living area totalling circa 5640 square feet. The sheer grandeur of this impressive gently arched portico and entrance door opening into a vast hall and further complemented by the classic sweeping staircase, and galleried landing being typical of a house from this period. With three grand reception rooms, a kitchen / breakfast room, utility, cloakroom and basement cellar together with 9 double bedrooms on the first and second floors.
The one bedroom self-contained annexe with its own entrance door and independent to the main house has a fully fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area, double bedroom and ensuite bathroom. This could provide great flexibility for use by family members, staff, a lodger or Airbnb business opportunity. Whichever scenario one considers this one bedroom annexe could be a huge benefit to the new owners.
STEP OUTSIDE The rear garden is fully enclosed and benefits from a southerly perspective. The garden is laid predominantly to lawn with mature plants and trees. The large terrace area wrapping around the house provides options for sitting in or escaping from the sun.
The gravel driveway to the front of the house can accommodate up to 4 cars.
HALL A vast, bright and welcoming area with parquet flooring and sweeping staircase to the first floor. One is struck by the deep skirtings, period architraves and substantial doors.
LIVING ROOM (WINTER ROOM) 26' 0" x 19' 11" (7.92m x 6.07m) Arguably the most impressive room in the house with huge dimensions, triple sliding sash bay window to the side elevation, triangular bay widow to the front, wood burner on brick built hearth and surround. Cornicing and deep skirting.
DINING ROOM 16' 0" x 20' 11" (4.88m x 6.38m) The dining room has dual aspect and a side door leading to the terrace. This room is magnificent with its suspended, stained pine flooring boards and, embossed pressed- steel plates which together form the entire ceiling. Another stunning feature to highlight is the tiled arched fireplace with blood red ceramic tiles and wooden surround. This open fire with dog-grate and fender is a working fireplace. Serving hatch, dado rail, cornicing and wall lights.
STUDY (SUMMER ROOM) 17' 0" x 16' 0" (5.18m x 4.88m) Front facing bay windows, Victorian fireplace with gas burner. Decorative ceiling, picture rail and deep skirtings.
KITCHEN 13' 11" x 15' 0" (4.24m x 4.57m) Original pamment floor tiles. Oak kitchen units to floor and wall. Tiled splashback, Double oven and gas hob with concealed extractor. Island unit with stainless steel 1 ½ bowl sink and flexy, washdown tap.
Utility room has space for washing machine and dryer. Cloakroom with WC and basin.
BREAKFAST ROOM 11' 1" x 9' 2" (3.38m x 2.79m) Open plan to the kitchen. The breakfast room over-looks the garden and the views beyond. Sliding patio doors lead to the terrace.
FIRST FLOOR The extensive balconied landing leads to the Principal bedroom and the Jack and Gill bathroom which serves the Principal bedroom and allows access from the landing. The shower room at the end of the landing is fully tiled with corner shower, WC and basin. The remaining bedrooms are accessed from this landing. At the opposite end, stairs lead to the top floor and the newly refurbished bedrooms.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 16' 3" x 17' 11" (4.95m x 5.46m) With large twin aspect windows, Victorian fireplace and access through the arched top entrance into the Jack and Gill bathroom. Large shower, central Victorian bath with claw feet and period chrome mixer tap and hand set. Period basin and pedestal and WC.
BEDROOM 2 17' 1" x 12' 5" (5.21m x 3.78m) Front facing window with Victorian fireplace (decommissioned). Double door cupboard to recess.
BEDROOM 3 16' 4" x 14' 11" (4.98m x 4.55m) Rear facing bedroom window. Fitted wardrobes, sliding doors.
BEDROOM 4 13' 11" x 14' 11" (4.24m x 4.55m) Rear facing bedroom window.
SECOND FLOOR Five bedrooms, numbered 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 have been subject to a refurbishment program which is nearing completion.
Number 7 has the opportunity to convert attic space into a dressing room and ensuite facilities.
ANNEXE The door to the right of the main house provides access to the independent annexe. The entrance hall has a cloakroom and cupboard with sliding doors. There is also a rear access to the garden.
ANNEXE KITCHEN 14' 8" x 9' 2" (4.47m x 2.79m) The kitchen is fully fitted with Oven, hob, sink, cupboards and two entrance doors for convenience.
ANNEXE DINING ROOM 14' 8" x 9' 2" (4.48m x 2.81m) Window to the side elevation
ANNEXE LIVING ROOM 14' 8" x 9' 2" (4.47m x 2.79m) Sliding patio doors open onto the terrace.
FIRST FLOOR Small landing area with access to the bedroom and a storage cupboard.
Bedroom has views to the rear garden and the view beyond.
ENSUITE BATHROOM 4 piece bathroom comprising corner bath, shower cubicle, low-level WC and basin and pedestal
GARDEN The garden is fully enclosed and laid to lawn with mature planting.
Gravel driveway with dwarf wall.
LOCATION Northgate Avenue is located off the Fornham Road, BSE.
Bury St Edmunds is a unique and dazzling historic gem with a richly fascinating heritage - the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious Cathedral and Abbey Gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus a variety of cultural attractions and fine places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and very convenient for Cambridge.
- Imposing Victorian Detached House built 1898
- 3 Reception Rooms
- 9 Double bedrooms
- Accommodation arranged over 3 floors with basement cellar
- Rear garden, fully enclosed, private and extensive terrace area.
- Independent one bedroom self-contained annexe
- Parking on gravel drive for up to 4 cars
- Walking distance to town centre.
- Highly desirable location
- Easy access to the A14