The Griffin

For Sale

Property Features

  • Grade II Listed 3 Storey End of Terrace Used as a Public House
  • Elegant Office or Family Home (subject to planning/change of use)
  • Ground Floor Open Plan Bar Area and a 4 Bed Apartment Over two Floors with its Own Side Access

Property Summary

Occupying a prime position in the historic Old town with attractive views of St Marys church this substantial Grade II listed three storey end of terrace property formerly used as a Public house has the potential to be a spacious, elegant office or family home (subject to planning/change of use) with the benefit of shops, library, cinema and high calibre schools right on its doorstep. The property currently consists of a ground floor open plan bar area and a 4 bed apartment over two floors with its own side access.

Full Details

Painted and rendered exterior with double glazed windows under a pitched slate tiled roof. Original period features include large sash windows, fire places, beams, moulded skirting boards and wooden doors and floorboards. A main gas fired boiler provides hot water and heating to radiators to the upstairs accommodation.

Entrance from Whitecross Street through original curved wooden front door into:

Internal Porch with original Victorian tiled floor and inset mat well, through part glazed door with leaded lights and matching side panels with stained glass panel over into:

39'10'' x 16'1'' narrowing to 12'9''
Windows to the side and front, door with fan light to the side. Large brick fireplace with raised stone hearth. Protruding C-shaped polished marble top bar with single stainless steel drainer sink with a coil mixer tap with spray and separate double sink. Stairs down to:

15'7'' x 16'8'' narrowing 11'11''
Former delivery access hatch to the front, original stone floor.

From bar area steps down to L-shaped corridor with doors to the following:

Both recently refurbished with fully tiled walls and floors each with low level WCs, plumbing for basins and wall mounted hand dryers.

SIDE LOBBY with door on to St Mary Street.

BACK LOBBY with door on to St Mary Street and stairs with turned balustrades and newels leading to:


16'1'' x 15'8''
Window to the side, laminate worktops and tiling to three sides with a range of cupboards under and over. Built in single oven and four ring gas hob. Island with single inset stainless steel drainer sink with mixer tap, wash basin with hot and cold taps. Ledged and braced door with Suffolk latch to:

Corridor, built in storage cupboard, doors to the following:

10'1'' x 10'10''
Window to the side, built in wardrobe with shelving and hanging rail, opening into:

Window with frosted glass to side. Shower cubicle with glazed pivoting door, electric shower with showerhead on rail, low level WC and vanity unit with wash basin with cold and hot taps.

27'7'' x 16'4''
Windows to front and side, two Victorian fireplaces, one with tiled surround and raised tiled hearth.

From corridor stairwell with stained glass window to:

Storage cupboard, window to the side and doors to the following:

11'4'' x 9'9''
Window to the side, built in wardrobe with shelving and hanging rail.

9'9'' x 9'11''
Window to the side, built in wardrobe with shelving and hanging rail.

9'9'' x 10'11''
Window to the front, Victorian fire place with wooden surround, built in wardrobe with shelving and hanging rail.

Window with frosted glass to the side, white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap with shower head over and tiles to two walls, pedestal wash basin with hot and cold tap and low level WC.

Mains, electricity, water and gas. Council Tax Band D.

The property is VAT registered and so the asking price includes VAT and so the net asking price is actually £275,000 + VAT = £330,000.
Independent VAT advice is highly recommended to ascertain how this VAT can be reclaimed.