COLCHESTER'S oldest pub has undergone a huge transformation after being turned into a house... which could be yours for £850,000. 

The former Stockwell Arms pub in West Stockwell Street, Colchester, is on the market with Lamb and Co.

Since closing in 2009, new owners have given the pub a new look while still retaining some of its classic pub features.

Gazette: Contrast: classic pub with a modern twistContrast: classic pub with a modern twist (Image: Lamb and Co)

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The renovated home in the centre of Colchester has now been transformed into a spacious, airy and modern home with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Renovations of the building began in 2010, which introduced a whole new building at the back of the site.

Gazette: Spacious: open plan refurbished homeSpacious: open plan refurbished home (Image: Lamb and Co)

Gazette: Memories: refurbed traditional pub areaMemories: refurbed traditional pub area (Image: Lamb and Co)

During initial renovations, the owner unearthed Victorian and Georgian coins, with two coins dating back to the reign of Edward III from sometime between 1327 and 1377.

The Stockwell reopened in 2013 as a restaurant and closed at the end of 2014.

Gazette: Bar: separate bar areaBar: separate bar area (Image: Lamb and Co)

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The building was then reopened in January 2015 as a French restaurant called La Lounna at the Stockwell. La Lounna ultimately closed in June 2015, due to a loss of funding.

It is believed the original Grade II listed property dates back to the 14th century and was once home to famous author Daniel Dafoe.

The renovated home still has many of the original features including exposed beams and a rare barrel back fireplace.

Gazette: Impressive: one of the three large bathroomsImpressive: one of the three large bathrooms (Image: Lamb and Co)

Former pub landlord Brian Jerome, who ran the pub until 2007, even discovered a section of Roman wall in the beer cellar.

Managing director at Lamb and Co, Callum Lamb said: “The Stockwell is a sympathetic refurbishment combining the character of the original public house with impressive, modern living space to rear.

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“This unique property has been finished to an exceptional specification throughout, with luxury bathrooms and handmade, Oak kitchen, The Stockwell is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Colchester’s rich history.”

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In the description for the house, a spokesman said: “It has been restored to an exceptional standard creating a truly unique home which offers the perfect fusion of character features and modern comforts.

“The property is located in Colchester's sought after Dutch Quarter which is surprisingly peaceful whilst being just a few minutes walk from both the City Centre and Castle Park.”

Gazette: Outside: front view showing the original part of the buildingOutside: front view showing the original part of the building (Image: Lamb and Co)

Gazette: Garden: back of the propertyGarden: back of the property (Image: Lamb and Co)