Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AN
5 Castle Street
Tel: 01379 871 563
About the Property
This Grade II Listed Eye property is offered for sale as a whole to include first floor two bedroom apartment plus ground floor commercial space. A walled courtyard garden space sits to the rear. The building offers scope for living over the shop, rental investment or…
- Commercial ground floor space
- First floor 2 bedroom apartment
- Walled courtyard at rear
- Grade II Listed
- A1 Business Use classification
- No onward chain
The historic town of Eye is blessed with an array of shops and businesses enabling residents to be essentially self sufficient. With schools, both Nursery, Primary and High, a Health Centre and varied social and recreational opportunities, all age groups are catered for. The town includes an impressive mix of architecture and interesting buildings especially when one considers the magnificent properties towards the fine, historic Church. With a tower of 101feet, the renowned Nicklaus Pevsner in The Buildings of England (Suffolk) describes it as "one of the wonders of Suffolk". The house is found in the heart of the town on the main through road and is arguably both a landmark property and major part of this historic street scene and Conservation Area. The excellent shops include the friendly 'institution' The Handyman Stores, a butchers, bakers, a fine deli, two supermarkets, chemist and many others complementing those found at neighbouring Diss (approximately 5 miles). The town is a haven for walkers and dog owners having a fabulous network of footpaths around both the town and surrounding countryside. Diss is fortunate in being able to offer amongst other things an 18 Hole Golf Course and importantly a well used commuter rail service which runs between the Cathedral City of Norwich to the north and London's Liverpool Street Station.
4a Castle Street for those with entrepreneurial instincts represents an excellent opportunity in a number of different ways. Currently the first floor comprises 2 bedroom apartment with ground floor street entrance door with beneath, a long established commercial space currently with A1 Business Use classification. Most recently known as a butchers shop, the space has in years gone by been a car showroom and agricultural engineers. These earlier uses no doubt are the reason for the rather wonderful sliding/concertina doors which when overhauled would open up the entire frontage. For somebody with a motoring passion or business venture in mind, this space could once again make a splendid show room. Equally, subject to Planning Permission the ground floor looks adaptable to further, separate living space or if not in total, the front section could potentially be retained as shop space and 'living' created at the rear. A walled courtyard garden space sits beyond.
19'1 x 17'6 plus 5'3 x 3'11
One of six glazed panels within the retracting door system, opens to the main retail space with side recess and sink and Mitsubishi air-con ceiling mounted unit. Within the recess and covered over internally is a former doorway. Forming a division to the next space sits a large floor to ceiling freezer unit, 10'6 x 7'2 internally.
18'2 x 7'10
With two windows at the side along with chimneybreast with former fireplace recess now shelved. This space is open again to a further area beyond...
12'8 x 9'9 Max
With fitted stainless steel twin bowl professional catering sink unit. A rear stable door leads out to the rear courtyard. Window.
With shelved recess and door to...
With wash basin and low level wc.
A street door opens to an initial ENTRANCE HALL where stairs rise to the first floor accommodation. Space to the side of the stairs may be just be sufficient to enable a connection to be formed to the recess beyond and former now sealed door..
First Floor Landing
Stairs having risen from the Entrance Hall meet a landing extending across the property and providing access to both front and rear. A window provides natural light from the rear. Built-in shelved cupboard.
15'6 x 12'4
A good sized reception room with sash window to the rear elevation and an opening through to the Kitchen. Electric panel heater. Electric night storage heater.
10'6 x 6'
Fitted with worktop and units in three positions incorporating stainless steel single drainer sink unit with drainer bowl and mixer tap, four ring electric hob and integrated single oven. Cupboards, drawers and upright fridge freezer space. Window to the rear elevation. Ceramic tiled splashbacks.
14'5 x 8'4
With sash window to the front elevation.
14'6 x 7'5
With sash window to the front elevation and a recess extending across the stairwell, ideal for storage.
Fitted with a suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment over, low level wc and pedestal wash basin. Airing cupboard with hot water storage tank with immersion heater. Ceramic tiling. Sash window to the rear side elevation.
The property fronts the street with a single yellow line extending along the side of the road. To the rear sits a mainly walled courtyard garden space.
The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas is available within the road. 3-Phase electricity is connected to the ground floor commercial space.
The Energy Performance Certificate contained within these particulars relates to the First Floor Flat which is currently Let to tenants on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
Wayleaves & Easements
The property is sold subject to and with all the benefit of all wayleaves, covenants, easements and rights of way whether or not disclosed in these particulars.
These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Harrison Edge has no authority to make or give in writing or verbally any representations or warranties in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. No assumptions should be made that the property has all the necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Harrison Edge have not carried out a survey, nor tested the services, appliances or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. In the interest of Health & Safety, please ensure that you take due care when inspecting any property.
4a Castle Street, Eye, IP23 7AN
Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX. Telephone: 0300 123 4000
The property has been placed in Tax Band A for the First Floor Flat. Business Rates TBC. Recent previous occupiers have qualified for full Business Rates exemption.
Tenure & Possession
The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Fixtures & Fittings
All items normally designated as tenants fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.
By prior telephone appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0)1379 871 563