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6 bedroom detached house for sale

The Lane, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5

Sold STC £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 attic bedrooms
  • bathroom
  • 3 reception rooms
  • office/study
  • utility room
  • garage
  • delightful gardens
  • about 1.75 acres
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A charming period house in about 1 acre occupying a delightful position with views to the Ray and Strood channels.


Creek House occupies a delightful position at the end of a shared private lane down by the anchorage area in West Mersea on Mersea Island with views over Mersea Fleet creek, which flows into the Blackwater Estuary. Mersea Island is accessible from the mainland over The Strood, which can be covered at high tide, giving the island a special quality. West Mersea provides the local shopping facilities in addition to a primary school, yacht club and sailing club. Colchester provides more extensive shopping, recreational and educational facilities and for the commuter there is a train station at Colchester to London Liverpool Street. On the island an area in East Mersea is designated a Country Park and there are great opportunities for bird watching and other rural pursuits.


Creek House is believed to date from the mid 19th century and has rendered elevations under a slate roof, with traditional leaded light windows to the front elevation and a mix of uPVC double glazing to the rear. The accommodation is laid out on three floors. A door off the entrance porch opens into the dining hall with steps up to a cloakroom at the far end. At one end of the house is the drawing room with a corner bay window and feature fireplace and at the other end of the house is the sitting room with a second fireplace and with a large bay window with window seats enjoying views towards the estuary. Glazed doors from the dining hall and doors from both the sitting room and inner hall lead into the kitchen/breakfast room with an archway opening into the study/office with French doors opening out onto the terrace. Accessible from the kitchen is a side lobby with a second cloakroom leading out to a passageway with a useful range of outhouses including a workshop, freezer room and utility room. A staircase to the side of the dining hall leads up to a first floor landing and the bedroom accommodation. The main bedroom is a well proportioned room with a range of built-in bedroom furniture and a further built-in wardrobe and cupboards, one housing a wash basin. The remainder of the bedrooms all have wash basins. In addition there is a bathroom with a spa bath with a shower attachment, and a separate shower as well as a WC. A steep narrow staircase leads up to the attic accommodation with a large landing/hobbies room and two attic bedrooms, both with electric heating. The majority of the bedrooms enjoy distant views towards the estuary.

Creek House is located at the end of a long private driveway shared with four neighbouring houses. To one side of the house is a garage (9.73m x 5.57m) and on the opposite side of the lane is an area of lawn with a variety of mature trees bordered with mature hedging. A gate leads through to the rear of the property to an extensive paved terrace with a sunken pond which opens out onto the delightful garden, on two levels, laid mainly to lawn, with established shrub borders and mature trees. Off the main garden is a small orchard and set behind the garage is a uPVC double-glazed garden room. On the other side of the driveway opposite the house is a further area of land leading down to the estuary.

Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired heating (electric heating in the two attic bedrooms).

Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.

Square Footage: 3,399 sq ft
Acreage: 1.75 Acres


From Colchester take the B1025 to Mersea and on crossing The Strood onto the island ignore the left fork signposted to East Mersea and continue to West Mersea. Continue onto Coast Road along to the Sailing Club and then turn right at the bend into Firs Chase. Continue up Firs Chase and turn left, continuing into Firs Chase. At the end turn left into The Lane and the drive to Creek House will be seen a short distance along on the right-hand side (marked by a bricked pillar with the numbers 33, 35, 37, 39 and 41). Proceed along the drive and Creek House will be seen towards the end on the right-hand side.


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Added on Rightmove:
24 April 2016

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