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Property for sale

Sold STC Thorpe-le-soken Guide Price £725,000

  • Fenn Wright - Signature Homes

    146 High Street, Colchester, Essex

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Bedrooms: 4

A wonderful family home, offering traditional charm with beautifully proportioned rooms ensconced in a most magical setting, surrounded by mature trees and established grounds, including ponds and paddock area, of over 2 1/2 acres. Surrounded by open fields and woodland and approached via a long drive, the property benefits from a tremendous sense of peace and seclusion, yet has easy access to the A120 linking to the A12 and is just 7 minutes drive from Thorpe-le- Soken Rail station with direct services to London.

The property

A large portico provides a commanding covered entrance to the house, beneath which a part glazed wooden front door opens into an impressive reception hall with high ceilings. The hall links the principal rooms in the property, allowing a superb flow between the different eras of the house. It features a striking stripped pine staircase, wooden floors, French doors leading out to the gardens and a fireplace with inset Jotul wood burning stove with attractive built-in cabinets to either side.

The drawing room is beautifully proportioned, again with a ceiling height of just over 9 feet, exposed wooden floorboards and a large bay window which floods the room with light and affords views across the front gardens towards the pond. An attractive fireplace with bressumer above and brick hearth has an inset Jotul wood burning stove. The dining room has warmth and character with a brick fireplace and inset wood burning stove and French doors leading out to the rear gardens and providing glimpses of lush planting beyond the apple tree. There is plenty of room for a good sized table with the space opening through to the cosy sitting room which benefits from a southerly aspect and a ceiling height of nearly 7 1/2 feet.

The kitchen is warmed by a recently fitted Black Rayburn with adjoining granite topped drawer unit. There are a further series of units with a stainless steel sink beneath a broad window affording views out across the grounds. Period features include a superb shelved pantry with netted window for ventilation and original built in china cupboards. Useful as an everyday entrance, the large lobby links the kitchen to the laundry and boot room. The latter could easily be adapted to create a compact annexe or convenient office with superb views across the lawns towards the front drive. It is currently utilised as a utility room with stainless steel sink and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also access to a neatly finished guest cloakroom.

The dramatic staircase leads up to the rear first floor landing. This gives access to bedroom three which is exceptionally generous with a dual aspect to the south and west providing views across the backdrop of mature trees. Bedroom four is a smaller double with views out over the more formalised rear garden. There is also a large family bathroom with deep airing cupboard. A pretty turning staircase leads up to the attic rooms. These delightful eaves rooms have dormer windows with leafy views and would be ideal as children's bedrooms or hobbies rooms or could be equally useful for easily accessible storage. A short staircase leads up to the rather more grand bedrooms at the front of the house, with ceiling heights of over eight and half feet, large sash windows and elegant proportions. Bedroom one also benefits from a large walk-in wardrobe that could become an ensuite.


The grounds are a key feature of the property and have been preserved as a haven for wildlife. High hedges delineate the front boundary of the property and a discreet entrance leads with timber fencing to a long gravel drive, giving a grand approach. Younger trees, shrubs and roses line either side of the drive with a large paddock area to the right side of the drive which is currently a wild flower meadow. A large horseshoe shaped pond adjoins the northern field boundary and nearby there is a shed and small garage. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a wealth of mature trees and shrubs, creating a series of vista including a line of ancient oaks which are on the neighbouring boundary.

Reception hall 20' 5" x 13' (6.22m x 3.96m)

Drawing room 18' 8" x 13' 9" (5.69m x 4.19m)

Sitting room 16' 1" x 10' 5" (4.9m x 3.18m)

Dining room 16' 8" x 11' 8" (5.08m x 3.56m)

Kitchen 17' 1" x 11' (5.21m x 3.35m)


Laundry/boot room 19' 4" x 12' 3" (5.89m x 3.73m)



Bedroom one 14' x 13' 5" (4.27m x 4.09m)

Bedroom two 13' 10" x 13' 5" (4.22m x 4.09m)

Bedroom three 17' x 10' 8" (5.18m x 3.25m)

Bedroom four 12' 8" x 11' 5" (3.86m x 3.48m)


Attic/bedroom one 12' 2" x 10' 9" (3.71m x 3.28m)

Attic/bedroom two 11' 5" x 8' 5" (3.48m x 2.57m)

Neighbourhood average sold house prices


Based on 8 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.

  • Fenn Wright - Signature Homes

    146 High Street, Colchester, Essex

    • Request details

      I would like to:
    • 01206 621317