Historic & luxurious family home

Historic & luxurious family home

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Nigel & Gillian

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
5 Bathrooms

About our home

“The Glen”, is a Grade II happy family home. Our aim is to make everyone feel welcome when they arrive and enjoy your time spent here.
The Glen dates back to 1792 and over the years has evolved, most recently being refurbished two years ago with new open plan Aga kitchen/family room with log burner and 5 new bathrooms. It all provides a relaxed comfortable home retaining a wealth of character and charm.
The large open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area has bifold doors leading into the south facing private gardens stocked with ancient trees, shrubs and flowers. There is a pleather of wild life found from dear to insects and very close by is a World heritage site for bats. We have a separate utility room, dining room, sitting room, conservatory, study and cinema room.
Upstairs there are five double bedrooms, four of which are en-suite and there is a separate bathroom. Two bedrooms are super king, two are double and one 1 is twin.
As we foster and have our own grown up children, our home is adaptable and we have toys and equipment to suit all ages, interests both inside and outside including bikes, table tennis table, gas BBQ, chiminea and hammocks.
Our home is situated in the historic Medieval town of Bury St Edmunds (Bury). Bury is a friendly, vibrant town built around the only Cathedral in Suffolk. There are Ancient Monastic Ruins and wonderful Abbey gardens with a big play area (open all year round), museums, two working breweries where there are guided tours and beer tasting sessions, the smallest pub in the UK and the only surviving working Regency Playhouse in England.
There are approximately 170 restaurants and cafes catering for all tastes and varied diets within 5 – 15 minutes’ walk. Shopping is wide and varied from little independent shops, market twice a week celebrating local produce and usual retail chains.
The surrounding area is littered with wonderful unspoilt countryside, quaint villages, historic houses open to explore, more than 50mls of coast line, heritage sites which inspired famous artists such as Constable and Gainsborough and horse racing heaven in Newmarket.
As Suffolk borders Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, a short drive will take you to the amazing cities of Cambridge, Ely and Norwich. Boating on the Norfolk broads or punting on the river Cam viewing the university is well worth the experience.
A train from Bury or the local town Stowmarket will take you directly into London in approximately 1 hour.
Stansted airport is 50 mins away and from there you can take a trip to Ireland, up to Scotland or over to Europe.
The area and our home are sure to delight and we look forward to hearing from you.


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More about us

  1. We are a professional couple with 2 grown up children at University

  2. Nigel has a Telecoms/IT company and is a trustee of The Fostering Network and Gillian is a Health Visitor and professional foster carer

  3. We value family life and great friends

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Where is it?


In a quiet area near within 10 minutes walk of the historic medieval core of Bury St Edmunds.

Buzzy restaurants
1921, Pease Porridge, Giggling Squid, Voujon Indian, Maison Bleu, Angel Hotel, Ben's, Bill's - approx 176 cafes and restauants in Bury St Edmunds
Cool bars
Northgate House; The Nutshell (smallest pub in England); The One Bull, The Fox Inn
Cozy cafés
Bailey's 2; Edmundo's; Gastronomie
Retail therapy
Arc shopping Centre; Norwich or Cambridge
Bit of culture
Ickworth House (National Trust property)
Walks in the park
Abbey Gardens
Spot of exercise
Cycle to the Abbey Gardens on a cycle route (no cars)
Day tripping
London, Nofolk Coast, Cambridge & Norwich

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