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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Abbey Street, Thorpe-Le-Soken, ,


Property Description

Full description

Located in a conservation area at the centre of the village is this imposing and substantial grade II* listed detached residence dating back to the mid 16th century which is set in mature, secluded and landscaped gardens extending to 1.5 acres.

** Seven bedrooms ** Two charming Tudor Period reception rooms ** Dining room ** Study ** Two bathrooms and two shower rooms ** Oak style Kitchen ** Sun Lounge ** Barn providing ancillary accommodation ** Conservatory & Garden room

Location details:

The property is located in the centre of the village on the junction of Abbey Street and Landemere Road. Therefore the property is within close proximity of the shops and schools and Thorpe le Soken's mainline station to Liverpool Street (Approximately 80 mins.) is within approximately 0.6 mile distant. The coastal towns of Frinton on Sea and Clacton on Sea are approximately four/five miles distant respectively and Colchester is approximately twelve miles to the West. The Lifehouse Hotel and Spa is located within a few minutes walking distance of the property. 

Listed property.

The property is listed as a Grade 11* property and dates back to the mid 16th Century with later additions in the 18th and 19th centuries. Full details can be found on the Listed property register Ref: TM-1822-1922   

Accommodation comprises:
(With approximate room sizes)
Second floor:

Attic bedroom:
17'7 x 12'9 (5.36m x 3.89m) plus alcove.

Radiator. Leaded light windows to the front and side aspects. Further window to the rear. Additional storage area. Fitted carpet. Staircase to the first floor.

First floor:

19' x 12'6" (5.79 m x 3.81m)  

Two radiators. Ornate cast iron fireplace. Recessed wardrobe cupboards. Secondary glazed leaded light flank window.
15'3 x 10'3 (4.65 m x 3.12m) plus door recess.

Radiator. Ornate cast iron fireplace with panelled timber surround. Built-in wardrobe cupboard. Secondary glazed leaded light flank window. Wall light points.  

Adjoining the entrance to the above bedroom there is access to one of the shower rooms.

Shower room/w.c:

Having tiled walls and suite comprising low level w.c.wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Radiator and towel rail. 
14' x 13'8 (4.27m x 4.17m)  

Radiator. Door to walk-in wardrobe cupboard. Ornate Victorian style fireplace. Wall light points. Secondary glazed window to front aspect.
20' x 14'2 >7'9 (6.1m x 4.32m > 2.36m)

Radiator. Two recessed walk in wardrobe cupboard.. Secondary glazed leaded light windows to front and  rear aspects. Door to a further shower room that can also be directly accessed from the landing.

Shower room.w.c:

Having tiled wall and a tiled floor. Suite comprising Low level w.c, wash hand basin set in a vanity unit and an enclosed shower cubicle. Chromium towel radiator. 

Suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin. Low level w.c. and a panelled bath. Radiator. Secondary glazed flank window. Wall light points. Shaver point.
Spacious panelled landing:  

Radiator. Secondary glazed leaded light window to front aspect. Further secondary glazed flank window. Wide easy staircase to the ground floor.

Door to the rear end of the landing leading to a section of the property which could be used as a Self contained master bedroom suite: 
16'4 x 14' (4.98 m x 4.27m)  

Two radiators. Secondary glazed leaded light windows to side and rear aspects. Door to:
Dressing room/wardrobe area:  
11' x 4'7 (3.35m x 1.4m)  

Radiator. Pedestal wash hand basin. Secondary glazed cottage style window to rear aspect. Wardrobe shelving and hanging rails. Shaver point.
Bedroom/dressing room:
13'9 x 11' (4.19m x 3.35m)  

Radiator. Ornate cast iron Victorian fireplace with white panelled surround. Secondary glazed leaded light flank window overlooking the gardens. Built-in wardrobe cupboards 
Spacious bathroom/w.c:

Which has recently been updated with tiled walls &  flooring and suite comprising of a free standing Victorian style  bath. Low level w.c., wash hand basin set in a marble topped vanity unit and a spacious shower area with a glazed shower screen. Two leaded light windows to the rear aspect. Radiator incorporating a towel rail. Recessed lights to the ceiling.
Ground floor:  

From the imposing two storey entrance porch which is one of the outstanding features of the property there is a panelled door leading to an entrance lobby with further stained glass leaded light door to:
Reception hall:

Featuring Oak panelled walls to three quarter height with plate rail over. Radiator. Tiled floor.: Former Butlers pantry/store room.

Spacious cloakroom: 

Having a low level  w.c. and vanity unit.
At the rear end of the hall there is access to a further rear hallway and beneath the staircase there is a storage cupboard and access door to the staircase leading to the Cellar which has head room of approx 6'
There is also access to the sun lounge. 

Reception room:
23' (7.01m) into front bay x 19' (5.79m)  

Radiator. Wealth of exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Feature brick fireplace with inset log burning 'Jetmaster' stove. Secondary glazed leaded light windows to front and side aspects and double doors to the side aspect. Oak panelled door leading to the Hall.
Reception room:
19'3" x 14' (5.87m x 4.27m)  plus bay to front aspect and side alcove.

Radiator. Wealth of exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Feature  Inglenook fireplace. Secondary glazed leaded light windows to the front bay which has padded bench style seating fitted. Further flank window.. Oak panelled door to the hall.
18'5 x 10'4  (5.61m x 3.15m )

Having a vaulted and double glazed roof. Tiled floor and part glazed double doors to the garden

From the main hall there is a lobby with access to the Study and Dining  Room and within the Lobby there is an attractive dresser style unit with spotlight.  

10' x 9' (3.05m x 2.74m)  

Radiator. Ornate cast iron fireplace. Fitted bookshelves. Secondary glazed leaded light flank window.  
Dining room:
15'4" x 12' (4.67m x 3.66m)  

Two radiators. Ornate cast iron and tiled fireplace with timber surround. Secondary glazed leaded light flank window. Open stud work and step leading to:
16'6 x 14' (5.03m x 4.27m)  

Extensive range of Oak fronted fitted base units with granite worktops and an inset butler sink. Matching central island unit with a further stainless steel sink. Corner wall cabinet. Tiled alcove with an inset Mercury 5 ring gas oven with extractor hood above. Cottage style window to the side and leaded light window to the rear. Slate tiled floor. Opening to:
Rear hall:

Doors leading off to the Pantry room. Laundry room. Boiler room and rear porch. Part glazed door to exterior. 
Pantry room:
10'6 x 4'5 (3.2m x 1.35m)  

Base cupboards and fitted shelving. Water softener. Secondary glazed leaded light window to rear aspect.
Laundry room:
10'6 x 6' (3.2m x 1.83m)  

Deep glazed sink unit. Fitted case cupboard and storage cupboards. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Cottage style window to rear aspect. Tiled splash backs.
Boiler/store room:
14' ' x 11' (3.96m x 3.35m)  

Two separate oil fired boilers. Recessed storage cupboard. Quarry tiled floor. Two leaded light flank widows. Part glazed cottage style door to side courtyard. Further door to Cold room.

The property is set in a mature secluded plot extending to approx 1.5 acres and to the front is approached through wrought iron gates via a gravelled driveway. However the main vehicular access is now from Landermere Road to the side of the property where there is a further set of wrought iron double security gates leading to a driveway which extends along the side of the property and to a double carport which adjoins a two storey barn that provides ancillary living accommodation.


Planning consent has previously been passed for the new entrance from Landermere Road which was carried out and the removal of the existing barn and carport to allow the construction of a new two storey barn and 4 bay carport. Whilst this consent has now lapsed it would appear quite likely it could be reinstated.

Adjoining the barn there is secluded garden area which is laid to lawn with a variety of shrubs and trees. Wrought iron gate leading to the main garden area and a side courtyard from which there is access to a brick built wood storage shed and a Garden room 11'8 x 11' (3.56m x 3.35m)  Having a vaulted panelled ceiling. Full height windows and two sets of glazed double doors to the garden.

As can be seen in the accompanying photographs the remainder of the delightful gardens are attractively landscaped and mainly laid to lawns with a variety of mature shrubs and trees Also within the gardens there is a large Victorian pond with an adjoining Gazebo. Gate leading to a further enclosed garden area in which there is a swimming pool.  


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
02 August 2016


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