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  • Bedrooms: 5
Grade II* Listed five bedroom detached period farmhouse occupying a wonderful rural position surrounded by fields with extensive range of outbuildings including two large Essex barns and grounds of 1.25 acres including hard tennis court with additional field of 2.5 acres available by separate negotiation. The property is situated in the countryside between the village of Great Tey and Coggeshall. The house and outbuildings have been maintained to an excellent order, containing a wealth of character including exposed timbers and brick fireplaces.

The property

Ground floor

An entrance door opens through to the main hallway where the turning stair flight leads to the first floor accommodation. There is a cloaks cupboard, exposed timbers as well as oak flooring. Leading off and part of a recent extension is a large utility/boot room with hanging space for coats, roll top work surfaces with cupboards beneath and plumbing for a washing machine. There is also a shower room with wash hand basin, toilet and shower cubicle.

The sitting room has exposed timbers and a fireplace whilst the large main drawing room is found at the other end of the house with a large brick fireplace with wood burning stove, built-in shelving and enjoying a triple aspect overlooking the gardens.

At the centre of the house there is a large kitchen dining room with inglenook fireplace and a wood burning stove. There are timber edged work surfaces with cupboards beneath with a 1 1/2 sink with drainer unit, Rayburn, LPG hob, plumbing for a dishwasher and island unit with cupboards and drawers beneath. There is attractive terracotta tiled flooring which flows through to a rear hallway where there is a double oven, built-in cupboard and door leading out to the gardens.

First floor

The landing on the first floor is split level with an airing cupboard and steps up to a study area where there is further storage and leads round to the staircase up to the attic room.

At the rear of the house is the main bedroom, part of the recent extension enjoying a dual aspect with fine views over the countryside, built-in wardrobe and having its own ensuite facilities with a tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet. The second bedroom is again a good sized double with a range of built-in wardrobes along one wall whilst the third bedroom again is a good sized double with built-in wardrobe and shelved recess. At the far end of the house are two further double bedrooms both of similar proportions with one having a built-in double door wardrobe and both enjoying a dual aspect with rural views over the countryside and gardens of the property.

The main bathroom has a panelled bath with independent shower above, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet.

Second floor

A staircase leads up from the landing straight into the attic room with two cross timbers. This includes an inner room plumbed for cold water with a basin and another shelved cupboard.


The property is approached through a five bar gate into a shingle parking area surrounded by the outbuildings. A range of outbuildings provide good potential and are currently used for storage and are generally in excellent condition with a number of them having power and light connected. The outbuildings include a work shop 23'4"x 22'5", double garage with two up and over doors measuring 28'8"x16'5", Essex barn 60'3"x19'8" widening to 32'4" with adjoining store 22'8x14'8".

The second Essex barn measures 44'2"x18' widening to 27'2" with adjoining store 14'1"x17'4" and separate store 15'7"x 9'9". Attached to the barn is an open store 17'3"x16'10", cart lodge 37'1x12'7" and a potting shed.

The front gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with a flagstone pathway leading to the old front door with well stocked flower and shrub borders. The majority of the garden is found to the side enclosed from Buckleys Lane with hedging with a variety of trees including oak and silver birch and shrub beds leading down to a hard tennis court and a productive vegetable garden. At the far end there are apples, pear, plum and damson trees. At the rear of the property there is a patio which is enclosed by a brick wall with climbing roses and surrounded by a low hedge to enjoy the views over the countryside beyond. There is a further gateway leading back round to the courtyard whilst at the rear of the barns there is rough grass with trees.

On the other side of the road opposite the property is a grass field of just under 2.5 acres with gated access available by separate negotiation. A public footpath crosses this field.

Entrance hall

Sitting room 13' 9" x 13' 4" (4.19m x 4.06m)

Kitchen/dining room 29' x 17' 8" (8.84m x 5.38m)

Utility room 17' 4" x 13' (5.28m x 3.96m)

Shower room

Drawing room 21' 3" x 18' 8" (6.48m x 5.69m)

Bedroom one 14' 3" x 13' (4.34m x 3.96m)


Bedroom two 14' 3" x 12' 6" (4.34m x 3.81m)

Bedroom three 13' 9" x 10' 6" (4.19m x 3.2m)

Bedroom four 13' 3" x 10' 4" (4.04m x 3.15m)

Bedroom five 12' 7" x 10' 7" (3.84m x 3.23m)


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Fenn Wright - Stanway

1 Tollgate East Stanway, Colchester, Essex

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