A UNIQUE property which resembles a classy London townhouse is on the market in Colchester.

The semi-detached home in the desirable Lexden Road in Lexden is up for sale with Jackson-Stops for £1.5 million.

It contains six bedrooms, four bathrooms, three reception rooms, two kitchens and a cellar across three floors.

The site spans on approximately a third of an acre and forms part of a regency terrace which was originally built for commanding officers returning home from the Napoleonic Wars.

Gazette: Modern: the main kitchen inside the homeModern: the main kitchen inside the home (Image: Jackson-Stops)

The home was last sold in September 2009 for £955,000.

The photographs show a spacious home with large windows letting in masses of natural light.

The Lexden suburb has a huge history involving conflict and the Roman Empire.

It was traditionally an agricultural town, with Lexden Road being at the forefront as it was the main road for all traffic heading to Clacton, Frinton, Walton and Harwich until the 1930s.

Gazette: Classy: one of the lounge areas which features large windowsClassy: one of the lounge areas which features large windows (Image: Jackson-Stops)

A spokesman for Jackson-Stops in Colchester described the house and said: “Descending the stairs to lower ground floors a rear porch opens to a capacious and fully comprehensive kitchen/dining and living area which is perfect for entertaining.

“From the lower hall an original curved leather door leads to the lower level which has its own external access from the front.

“Here you will find a large reception room and second kitchen with both rooms lending to a possible annex facility.

“Ascending the stairs to a split level first floor landing your eyes are drawn to an impressive arched sash window which frames views of the rear garden.

Gazette: Entrange: large main entrance to the homeEntrange: large main entrance to the home (Image: Jackson-Stops)

"There is also an inner hall which is currently used a study area as well as a further hall which leads to three double bedrooms and family shower room.

"In addition to a master bedroom with en-suite, there is also a second bedroom with en-suite and a further double bedroom which is serviced by a family bathroom.

“Outside the property is set back from Lexden Road and is approached by a private driveway offering ample off road parking," added the estate agents spokesman.

“There is a double tandem garage and detached single garage. A large and private rear garden commences with sun terrace with the garden laid to well tended lawn interspersed with trees.”