A FORMER Colchester pub which has been transformed into a luxurious and modern home is now on the market. 

The old Stockwell Arms watering hole, in the Dutch Quarter, is up for sale for with estate agents Lamb&Co for £850,000.

The Grade II listed building has recently undergone an extensive and impressive restoration. 

The home offers 3,600 sq ft of space and an abundance of character features, making it a rare find. 

Gazette: Gate - An electric, wooden gate keeps the private parking area secluded

Despite the complete refurbishment of the house, which is believed to date back to the 14th century, many original features have been kept intact, such as the exposed beams, a rare barrel back fireplace and the original front door. 

Right at the entrance to the double-height reception space, a feature wall exposes some of the original wattle and daub. 

The home also boasts a bar with a stone top, a log burner and access to the cellar. 

Gazette: Dressing - A separate dressing room is connected to the main bedroom

Some of the more modern features include an open-plan kitchen and dining space, with a bespoke oak kitchen, crafted by The Handmade Kitchen Co. 

Two staircases lead to the first floor, one headed to the guest suite with a complete en-suite shower room and the second one to the master suite. 

There you will find the original king post trusses, continuing the mix of old and new throughout the house. 

The master suite also features a galleried dressing room with built-in storage and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in showers. 

Gazette: Garden - The backyard offers privacy and space

Another modern touch was added through smart home features, including heating and lighting control, and motorised privacy and blackout blinds in all rooms. 

The list of highlights continues on the outside of the property, with off-road parking for two vehicles, a true gem for inner city homes, closed off by an electric gate. 

In the back awaits a tiered rear garden, where an outdoor kitchen area has been built on the raised patio. 

Gazette: Living - A generous open-plan living and dining area gives the house in the city centre a large

A covered log store comes in handy, too. 

According to the estate agents, planning has been approved for solar panels and a battery system and a provision for an EV charger is in place.