AS lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted, members of the public are looking to find their dream home having spent months indoors.

The extremely grand Lexden Manor in Colchester would tick many of the boxes for what house buyers would love.

But it isn't cheap, listed at a cool £1.3 million, and is being marketed with planning permission to turn it into nine apartments.

Situated in the extremely sought after Lexden area, the property is located off Colvin Close.


The Zoopla advert says: "Tucked away on a quiet cul de sac not far from Colchester town centre is Lexden Manor, a large and beautifully presented family home.

"The property sits within grounds approaching one acre.

"Planning permission has been granted by Colchester Borough Council to convert the existing building to five apartments and construct a new side extension to provide four new build apartments.

"The full planning approval is available on the Colchester Borough Homes website under application number: 192337."

The property has five bedrooms private and communal gardens and is situated within a secure gated development.


The advert continues: "Lexden Manor enjoys a private position at the end of the cul de sac and sits well away from the main road.

"The convenient location of the property allows a short stroll into the town centre with good shopping facilities, restaurants, cinema and galleries.

"Colchester County High School for girls and The Royal Grammar school are also within easy access and are listed as two of the top schools in the country.

"There is also a range of excellent private and state schools, Oxford House and the Sixth Form College."

Virtual viewings are available on request.

To view the advert, visit