Fordham, Colchester


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Beautifully converted barn offering 3000 sq ft of flexible and characterful accommodation nestled within established grounds of.55 acres. Well-located on the outskirts of this popular village and just under 5 miles from Marks Tey station the property boasts an exceptional vaulted living space alongside two further reception rooms, five double bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The property

A covered entranceway with flagstone floor gives access via a part glazed door into the wide reception hall. A large window to the front overlooks the gardens and an opening leads into the superb vaulted living space.

This room divides into two spaces, a dining area to one end with French doors and a window to the rear doors and a sitting room at the far end with a grand inglenook fireplace with an inset cast iron wood burning stove. This vaulted room boasts a wealth of exposed timbers and ironwork with wide floorboards and double doors lead to the kitchen breakfast room.

The kitchen breakfast room is a charming 25ft room with terracotta tiles throughout and a handful of exposed beams. There are a range of wall and base mounted units fitted incorporating wooden work surfaces, an inset butler sink and peninsula storage unit. To one end a brick arch houses the Aga whilst there is also space for an electric oven. There is a window to the front and doors lead to the front, rear and utility. The utility room is a very generous space with a range of matching storage units with wooden work surfaces and inset twin butler sink. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher whilst doors lead to the front and shower room. The shower room is partly tiled and features a shower enclosure, low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin.

From the main living space stairs lead up to a unique mezzanine with redbrick detail and iron railings. This is a versatile space currently housing a piano but would also serve well as a study or reading spot. A corridor leads from the dining area to the play room, three bedrooms and the family bathroom. These three bedrooms are all double rooms with windows overlooking the gardens, whilst the playroom is a useful additional space with a window to the side and fitted shelving and storage. The family bathroom is part tiled and fitted with a three piece suite comprising; pedestal hand wash basin, low level WC and panelled bath with shower over and glass screen. There is a window to the front and a heated towel radiator.  

Stairs lead from the sitting room to the galleried first floor landing where doors lead to the master and guest bedrooms and the airing cupboard.  The master bedroom is a spacious double aspect room with windows to the rear overlooking the gardens and a window to the side overlooking the pond and adjoining farmland. There are characterful exposed timbers and to one side a door leads to the ensuite bathroom. This bathroom is part tiled and benefits from a freestanding claw and ball bath, shower cubicle, WC and pedestal hand wash basin.  

The guest bedroom is another comfortable double room with exposed timbers and a window to the front. There is a door to one side leading to an ensuite bathroom with WC, bath and hand wash basin.


The property is approached from the road via a shingled drive through a five bar gate. The driveway provides ample parking and turning space and vehicular access to the carport, garages and cart lodge. The gardens wrap around three sides of the property with generous areas of lawn to the front and rear.  To the front of the property there is a fenced vegetable garden with greenhouse whilst to the side a gateway leads to a further lawned area abutting the well-established pond. This pond extends to the rear of the property and is stocked with a wide variety of water plants. There are a selection of mature trees scattered throughout the plot and deep herbaceous beds provide colour throughout the year.   

Reception hall 19' 9" x 13' 5" (6.02m x 4.09m)

Sitting room 38' 3" x 15' 7" (11.66m x 4.75m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 25' 10" x 10' 10" (7.87m x 3.3m)

Utility room 22' 2" x 12' 11" (6.76m x 3.94m)

Shower room 8' 4" x 8' (2.54m x 2.44m)

Bedroom four 17' 7" x 15' 1" (5.36m x 4.6m)

Play room 11' 11" x 8' 5" (3.63m x 2.57m)

Bedroom three 15' 1" x 14' 9" (4.6m x 4.5m)

Bedroom five 12' 2" x 10' 7" (3.71m x 3.23m)


Master bedroom 26' 3" x 14' 6" (8m x 4.42m)


Guest bedroom 16' x 13' 11" (4.88m x 4.24m)


Mezannine 14' 11" x 8' 5" (4.55m x 2.57m)

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Fenn Wright - Stanway

1 Tollgate East Stanway, Colchester, Essex

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