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Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Grade II Listed property, highly specified, extending over 6,400 square feet
  • Flowing reception space ideal for entertaining and family life opening out to terracing
  • Large master suite and four further bedrooms with complimentary bathrooms
  • Courtyard parking area with garaging and adjoining one bedroom annexe
  • Grazing/paddock land with separate gated access
  • Close to local nature reserve and sailing with good access to road and rail connections

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Carefully restored and converted Tide Mill with expansive accommodation including huge games or guest suite, separate one bedroom annexe and adjoining grazing/paddock land. In an exceptional and peaceful setting within the Roman River valley and enjoying stunning far reaching waterside and marshland views across to the estuary at Wivenhoe and the surrounding open countryside yet just 15 minutes from Colchester with its mainline station to London.

The property

Entered beneath the prominent original hoist through a glazed door, the property opens into a generous reception hall finished in mellow stone tiling and benefiting from under floor heating which continues throughout the ground floor. To either side are two well placed rooms of similar proportions; a study with dual aspect including beautiful views of the tidal creek and a library with courtyard views. Both rooms benefit from bespoke fitted shelving and cabinets. The impressive hallway links the principal rooms of the house and is flooded with light from the staircase and glazed wall which affords stunning views towards Wivenhoe. Leading off the hallway: the guest cloakroom has a white suite including a shower, a large cupboard houses the central services column and a spacious cloakroom is neatly fitted providing copious storage. The well-proportioned drawing room benefits from a good height ceiling and westerly light. It features oak floorboards and a chimney breast with inset Douvre wood burner with large oak bressumer above. French doors lead out to the decked deep balcony . The vast kitchen/breakfast living room spans the width of the building with a wonderful dual aspect offering views of the river to the east and west. The bespoke hand painted kitchen provides extensive work surfaces of granite with the large island finished in solid beech and housing a fridge. The under mounted sink and integrated dishwasher are set beneath a casement window enjoying waterside views and adjacent to this is a door leading out to the large terrace. The kitchen is planned around the Leisure Cookmaster range with 7 ringed gas hob, double oven and separate grill. The spacious utility has an undermounted butlers sink within fitted hand painted units. There is plenty of extra storage and space for a large American style fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. The kitchen and breakfast area, which has plenty of space for a large table, flows through to a family living area. There are French doors leading out to the large balcony and a useful fitted corner cabinet. The dining room also enjoys westerly views with French doors out to the balcony.

A substantial oak staircase leads up to the light and airy galleried landing which has beautiful oak floorboards and a picture window with a striking vista out over the course of the river. There is a large airing cupboard containing the pressurized water system. The master suite accounts for a third of the first floor area with a grand master bedroom offering exceptional space and views over the marshes and water beyond. It includes a generous dressing room with extensive fitted cupboards and a well appointed ensuite incorporating shower, bath and double wash hand basins. Each of the remaining four bedrooms have bespoke fitted wardrobes and dressing tables and have their own character, either benefitting from far reaching and waterside views or flooded with light from large conservation rooflights and vaulted ceilings. They are complimented by two neatly fitted large bathrooms with showers. A further oak staircase leads up to the vast guest suite, of tremendous proportions it would work equally well as a games and entertainment space. Three large dormers provide superb views towards the Colne Estuary and there is a useful kitchenette and separate shower room.


The property is approached via a long well-maintained private gated drive, accessed from Church Road and bounded by the Mill stream on one side and established hedges to the other (the latter delineating the paddock boundary). The grazing/paddock land of just over 2 acres can be accessed via a gate directly from the drive. The drive culminates in a sheltered courtyard with attractive brick wall to the eastern boundary with gates leading to the eastern entrance and terracing. Westerly views along the river can be enjoyed from either the balcony or a protected waterside seating area.  

Reception hall  

Study 13' 2" x 10' 5" (4.01m x 3.18m)  

Library 13' 2" x 10' 7" (4.01m x 3.23m)  


Drawing room 27' 2" x 14' (8.28m x 4.27m)  

Dining room 14' 8" x 12' 1" (4.47m x 3.68m)  

Living room 17' 5" x 14' 10" (5.31m x 4.52m)  

Kitchen/breakfast room 30' 4" x 15' 1" (9.25m x 4.6m)  

Wine cellar  


Utility room  


Master bedroom 30' x 17' 5" (9.14m x 5.31m)  


Dressing room  

Bedroom two 20' 8" x 15' 8" (6.3m x 4.78m)  

Bedroom three 22' 9" x 14' 11" (6.93m x 4.55m)  


Bedroom four 16' 2" x 11' 3" (4.93m x 3.43m)  

Bedroom five 14' 1" x 13' 5" (4.29m x 4.09m)  


Guest suite 59' 9" x 20' 9" (18.21m x 6.32m)  

Kitchen area  

Shower room  

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 August 2017

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