Little Tey, Colchester, CO6 1JA


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Exceptional Grade II Listed five bedroom detached characterful farmhouse occupying a wonderfully rural position surrounded by countryside with an extensive range of outbuildings including a large Essex barn and grounds approaching 0.75 acres. Knaves Farm House is near the village of Little Tey within the beautiful Essex countryside and within close proximity to Marks Tey and Colchester Town. The property is finished to an extremely high standard having been well maintained and extended to provide extremely generous and versatile accommodation for the growing family.

The property

A stylish Victorian entrance opens in to the well-lit family room where characterful stairs ascend to the first floor and log burner with wooden surround takes centre stage. The room offers original wooden floorboards, a range of built in shelving and in turn the generously sized living room can be found. A beautifully presented space, the living room is centred around an open fireplace with cast iron basket and embellished Victorian surround.

Double doors lead in to the exceptionally designed kitchen/dining room with surrounding garden views and French doors lead on to the rear terrace. Heart of the home, this room enjoys underfloor heating and a beautifully appointed kitchen offering a range of wooden storage units that sit underneath solid quartz work surfaces with inset double butler sink and chrome mixer tap. The kitchen wraps nicely around an island incorporating further drawers and cupboards with a breakfast bar under solid oak work surfaces creating a homely sociable atmosphere with a stable door leading out towards the cart lodge.  Integrated appliances include an electric range cooker and dishwasher and two openings provide access to the utility room with all the necessary plumbing for appliances with a further range of storage units.

To complete this floor the cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin is situated between the kitchen and the family room.

First Floor

The first floor landing commences with original oak floorboards that provide access to bedrooms two and three, similarly spacious with built in wardrobes and reaching views to the west. A welcoming landing leads to the guest bedroom and bedroom five, both of double size and complemented by a wonderfully presented tiled family bathroom comprising a vanity wash hand basin, panel enclosed bath with shower over, low level WC and traditional style towel rad with mirrored wall.

Arguably one of the best rooms of the home, the grand master bedroom with its vaulted ceilings and exposed beams is situated to the rear of the property with far reaching countryside and garden views. The room offers a fantastic feeling of space with an abundance of wardrobe space and large walk-in shower ensuite with tiles, vanity wash hand basin and low level WC.


Knaves Farm House is tucked away behind electric wooden gates that lead in to the shingled driveway providing parking for several vehicles and in turn leading to the generously sized cart lodge. The drive continues into a shingle courtyard area where the remainder of the outbuildings and Essex Barn can be found. The barn boasts 1800sq ft of internal space offering fantastic potential and development opportunity subject to planning permission.

The front garden is enclosed by its historical red brick wall and mature hedgerow, offers an array of shrubs and plants with a brick path leading to the front door. The enchanting garden wraps around the house to the rear where green lawns fill the remainder of the garden, enclosed by beautifully kept hedgerows and colourful trees. Tucked away, a vegetable garden sits behind wooden lazy sleepers and to the south, a mature row of trees offer shelter and seclusion with further access to the front of the property through a wooden gate. Various well stocked beds fill the garden providing an abundance of colour and glorious scents whilst a slate tiled terrace area is accessed from the kitchen's French doors providing the perfect space for garden furniture and entertaining. The total plot approaches 0.75 of an acre with far reaching countryside views.


Living room 13' x 12' 10" (3.96m x 3.91m)

Living room 12' 10" x 9' (3.91m x 2.74m)

Dining area 17' 11" x 14' 6" (5.46m x 4.42m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 15' 10" x 11' 5" (4.83m x 3.48m)

Utility room 16' 3" x 9' (4.95m x 2.74m)


Family/sitting room 16' 3" x 13' (4.95m x 3.96m)


Master bedroom 15' 10" x 14' 11" (4.83m x 4.55m)


Bedroom two 13' x 12' 9" (3.96m x 3.89m)

Bedroom three 13' x 12' 9" (3.96m x 3.89m)

Guest bedroom 12' 9" x 9' 1" (3.89m x 2.77m)

Bedroom five/games room 10' x 9' 11" (3.05m x 3.02m)


Barn 47' 1" x 24' 3" (14.35m x 7.39m)

Stable 14' 11" x 12' 10" (4.55m x 3.91m)


Workshop 25' 11" x 14' 11" (7.9m x 4.55m)

Cartlodge 46' 5" x 11' 8" (14.15m x 3.56m)

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Fenn Wright - Stanway

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