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Chalkney Mill, Earls Colne, Colchester, CO6 2PR








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Key features

  • Ref: EC0617
  • Guide Price: £900,000 - £950,000
  • Converted Water Mill
  • Packed full of character and quirk
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 acres of land
  • Beautiful views
  • Stables and Paddocks
  • Large semi-detached residence - 3900 ft²
  • Contact Edd Callegari - Personal Estate agent. Available 7 days a week


Ref: EC0617
Guide Price: £900,000 - £950,000 
Chalkney Mill: Nestled on a picturesque plot, this charmingly renovated Grade II listed water mill boasts an abundance of character and unique features, complemented by expansive formal gardens, paddocks, and stables.


Front of the Property: A winding private driveway winds through verdant fields, grazing livestock, and a gentle stream, creating a striking approach that ensures exclusivity and tranquillity. Serving only three properties, including Chalkney Mill, this lane offers a rare sense of seclusion. At the front of the residence, generous parking space accommodates multiple vehicles. A wooden gate grants entry to the rear garden and provides access to the property through the boot room/utility room.

Ground Floor: Passing through the utility/boot room, you step into a modern and chic kitchen adorned with sleek high gloss cupboards and an attractive quartz countertop with a breakfast bar. Transitioning from the kitchen, you enter the expansive main living area, cleverly divided into distinct zones. The sitting room exudes character with its original wooden beams, exposed brick fireplace, and a sizable wood burner radiating charm. A highlight is the preserved and refurbished original water mill wheel, now a captivating centrepiece delineating the sitting area from the formal dining space. Continuing the rustic charm, the beams extend into the dining area, accentuated by a dramatic galleried ceiling on the first floor. A third area houses a games room, featuring a bar and a pool table, perfect for entertaining guests. Adjacent, a door leads to an additional room, currently utilized as an office by the current owners, offering serene garden views.

Upper Floors: Ascend the staircase flanked by a rustic red brick wall to reach the first floor, where five bedrooms and a main family bathroom await. The principal bedroom boasts ample space, an Ensuite, and delightful garden views. Another staircase ascends to the second floor, unveiling a study area and a sixth bedroom. Continuing upward, a third staircase leads to an additional area, presently designated for storage but ripe for conversion into supplementary living space. Noteworthy are the original wooden staircases, meticulously preserved and refurbished, imbuing the home with a captivating sense of character and allure.

Rear Gardens: The rear garden is a particular feature of this property and offers wonderful countryside views.  A formal garden area provides a patio area, a summer house, attractive raised beds, views over the lock and the stream. Cross a wooden briodghe and you enter expansive land with a separate paddock and stables. The land is adjacent to n ancient woodland and as such offers the most idyllic countryside setting.


Agent Notes: The current proprietors acquired Chalkney Water Mill in the 1980s, relishing it as their family abode for over four decades. It has proven to be an exceptional environment for raising children, with its expansive grounds providing ample space for outdoor activities, immersion in nature, and leisurely swims in the lake. This property presents an ideal opportunity for a family seeking a distinctive and character-rich residence, eager to capitalize on the stunning grounds and the possibility of accommodating horses and livestock.


Location: Earls Colne is a picturesque village nestled near the vibrant town of Colchester in the heart of Essex. Renowned for its tranquil atmosphere and scenic countryside, Earls Colne offers residents a perfect blend of rural charm and modern convenience.

Local amenities within the village include quaint shops, traditional pubs, a charming cafes perfect for a leisurely afternoon. For those seeking outdoor recreation, Earls Colne boasts scenic walking trails and picturesque parks, ideal for enjoying the fresh air and stunning scenery. The nearby train station of Chappel & Wakes Colne  is less than two miles from this property and offers access into London Liverpool street in approximately 60  minutes.

While Earls Colne provides a peaceful retreat, the bustling town of Colchester is just a short distance away, offering an array of amenities and attractions. With its historic landmarks, cultural venues, and diverse shopping and dining options, Colchester provides residents of Earls Colne with easy access to all the conveniences of urban living.

Traveling to Colchester from Earls Colne is convenient, with regular bus services and easy access to major roadways, ensuring a smooth commute. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes by car, making it effortless to enjoy the amenities and attractions of Colchester while still relishing the tranquillity of village life in Earls Colne.


Local Transport Links:

  • Nearest Bus Stop: York House ( 0.3 miles), The Fox & Pheasant (0.48 miles)
  • Nearest Rail Stations: Chappel & Wakes Colne  (1.4 miles).
  • Nearest Airport: London Southend (25 miles) or Stansted Airport (20 miles).


Additional Information:

  • Freehold property
  • Grade II Listed Water Mill
  • Oil central heating with a programmer, room thermostat, and TRVs.
  • Electric, Oil, Private Drainage, Mains Water
  • Local Authority: Braintree
  • Council Tax Band G (Approximately £3500 per annum)
  • Mobile Phone Signal: O2 and Three
  • Cable Satellite TV: BT and Sky
  • This property is exempt from having an EPC as it is a listed building.


This property is being marketed by “Edd Callegari - Personal Estate Agent”, offering a personal and proactive service seven days a week. Viewings by appointment only.


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Chalkney Mill, Earls Colne, Colchester, CO6 2PR


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  • Chappel & Wakes Colne Station1.4 miles
  • Bures Station3.8 miles
  • Marks Tey Station4.0 miles
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