Little Horkesley, Colchester, CO6 4DJ


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Enjoying stunning views over the Stour Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is this beautifully appointed 4 bedroom detached house on a plot of 1/5 of an acre. The property has been extensively improved by the current owners to a high specification and includes a bespoke kitchen, traditional sanitary ware with beautifully appointed gardens with summerhouse, 2 sheds, greenhouse and wood store in this peaceful hamlet on the Essex/Suffolk border.

The property

Ground floor

The stable entrance door opens to the central hallway with attractive tiled flooring and turning stair flight leading to the first floor accommodation. Leading off is the main sitting room enjoying a dual aspect, central fireplace with adjoining cupboards and shelving with French doors leading through to a conservatory which overlooks and leads out into the rear gardens.

Also leading off the hallway is a separate dining room with boot room housing the oil fired boiler and providing space for coats etc.. The door leads through to a ground floor bathroom with a freestanding cast iron bath with claw and ball feet and shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin and toilet with tiled flooring and part panelled walls.

The bespoke kitchen has been extended and is beautifully appointed with granite work surfaces with cupboard and drawer units beneath with soft closures as wall as wall mounted cupboards. There is a butler's sink with grooved drainer whilst there is space for appliances include a dishwasher, range and fridge freezer. There are also cupboards with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

First floor

Stairs lead up to a central landing where there is an airing cupboard as well as access into the roof space. The main bedroom is found at the rear of the property and enjoys commanding views over the garden into the Stour Valley beyond. Along one wall is a range of double wardrobes with further single shelved cupboard, whilst the second bedroom and third bedroom are found at the front of the property, both taking a double bed and having a range of built-in wardrobes. The fourth bedroom is currently used as a study and again has commanding views over the gardens towards the Stour Valley.

Finally on the first floor is a shower room with a heritage wash hand basin, shower cubicle with glass sliding door, low level wc with part tiled walls and attractive tiled flooring.

Outside and Gardens

Fieldings is approached from School Road with a block paved driveway providing parking. The remainder of the front garden is laid to lawn with pathway leading to the house and shrub borders whilst there is a detached double garage 20'5" x 16'5" with 2 electric roller doors, huge storage above, power and light connected and personal door to the side. The garage has been built with extra width to provide access for wider vehicles.

Either side to the property are gates with on one side a covered log store and the oil storage tank whilst on the other is a block paved area housing the propane gas cylinders that are currently used for the range and leading to a brick and timber shed with a tiled roof. Adjoining this is a brick paved ornate garden leading to a covered pergola. The majority of the gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with curved flat and shrub borders and a variety of trees including fruit trees and silver birch. Partway down the garden is a summerhouse measuring 12'4 x 9'1" with power and light connected whilst at the side of this building is a lean-to lockable store. Further down the garden you come to another timber shed measuring 12'10" x 9'8" and a greenhouse.

At the rear of the property is a low hedge enjoying the commanding views over the countryside beyond into the Stour Valley.


Dining room 12' 5" x 10' 2" (3.78m x 3.1m)

Boot room

Sitting room 21' 2" x 13' 6" (6.45m x 4.11m)

Kitchen 20' 9" x 8' 7" (6.32m x 2.62m)

Conservatory 11' 9" x 8' 9" (3.58m x 2.67m)


Double garage 20' 4" x 16' 5" (6.2m x 5m)


Bedroom one 13' 6" x 10' 8" (4.11m x 3.25m)

Bedroom two 13' 6" x 8' 2" (4.11m x 2.49m)

Bedroom four 10' 2" x 9' 2" (3.1m x 2.79m)

Bedroom three 10' 2" x 9' 7" (3.1m x 2.92m)

Shower room

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Fenn Wright - Colchester

146 High Street, Colchester, Essex

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