A FAMILY home set in a desirable area of Colchester is up for sale after years of renovation work.

A property in St Clare Road has been put on the market with a guide price of £2 million.

The gorgeous detached six-bedroom and five-bathroom home has a heated outdoor swimming pool, a garden-facing balcony and even a family games room and gymnasium.

Gazette: Home: birds eye view of the large home in St Clare RoadHome: birds eye view of the large home in St Clare Road (Image: Chewton Rose)

The 6129-square foot property, on the market with Chewton Rose, has undergone an eight-year transformation project which has extended its floorspace.

The property plot extends to about a third of an acre and is set back from the road accessed by a shingle driveway.

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The home has seven reception rooms which include an open-plan kitchen and living dining area which opens out to a terrace and outdoor swimming pool.

There is also a one-to-two-bedroom annexe with its own private entrance which could be connected to the current family games room and gym.

Gazette: Balcony: view of the garden and swimming pool from the balconyBalcony: view of the garden and swimming pool from the balcony (Image: Chewton Rose)

Gazette: Fresh: inside the open plan kitchenFresh: inside the open plan kitchen (Image: Chewton Rose)

In the upstairs of the main house, there are four double bedrooms, each with their own en-suite.

A spokesman for Chewton Rose said: “This luxurious and unique six-bedroom detached residence is located in one of Colchester city’s most prestigious roads.

Gazette: Back: view of the garden and back of the houseBack: view of the garden and back of the house (Image: Chewton Rose)

“1 St Clare Road has undergone a significant transformation extending the property to a total floor space amounting to approximately 6129 square foot.

“A project that has taken eight years of meticulous planning and attention to detail from concept to finish.

Gazette: Relaxed: view of the swimming pool from the lounge areaRelaxed: view of the swimming pool from the lounge area (Image: Chewton Rose)

“Set in, what many would say, Colchester's premier location, 1 St Clare Road is truly a contemporary stylish residence that offers an incredible standard of living all hidden behind an understated yet timelessly elegant façade.

“The flexible accommodation has been carefully and thoughtfully planned and designed to be a family home for many generations, a home where you can spend time together as a family and friends or individually in your own space.

Gazette: Spacious: gym area and games room Spacious: gym area and games room (Image: Chewton Rose)

“We feel that the benefit of an annexe for those looking to consolidate families is a huge bonus.

"This is a wonderful turnkey home. Collect the keys, move straight in, kick off your shoes and enjoy the lifestyle.”