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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Thorpe Park Lane, Thorpe-le-Soken, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO16

Guide Price £975,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful garden
  • Small lake
  • Range of useful outbuildings
  • Garaging
  • Arts and Crafts style
  • Rose gardens
  • Greenhouse
  • Workshop
  • Backing on to woodland
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An individually designed period house with beautiful garden and lake in about one acre.


Thorpe-le-Soken station: 0.6 miles; Thorpe-le-Soken: 1.4 miles; Frinton-on-Sea: 4.1 miles; Clacton-on-Sea: 5.8 miles; access A120: 10 miles; Colchester:14.8 miles (all mileages approximate).

Byeways is situated to the south of the village of Thorpe-le-Soken which has a good range of village amenities including shops and pubs, a small supermarket, a primary school and Tendring Technology College.

There is a more extensive range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities in Clacton and Colchester.

For the commuter there is a mainline station at Thorpe-le-Soken to London Liverpool Street.


Byeways is believed to date from the 1920s, built in the Arts and Craft style, and has been restored, extended and beautifully maintained by the present owners over the last 20 years. The property now provides good accommodation retaining many period features including original floorboards, latched doors with leather lace and wooden ball door pull doors, exposed timbers and leaded light windows. Rooms of particular note are the lounge with delightful views over the garden and with an open fire, the garden room, the dining room with a feature fireplace and original floor boards, and the kitchen/diner/family room with glazed French doors opening out to the rear garden. There is garaging for three cars, a range of useful outbuildings, a beautiful garden and lake, all backing onto woodland.

A front door opens into the entrance hall with oak-panelled walls and a staircase to the first floor. To one side is a cloakroom, and doors off to the main reception rooms: the sitting room, the garden room of a diamond shaped oak construction with doors leading out to the garden, and study with oak-panelled walls and a built-in bookcase. A further door opens into the kitchen/diner/family room. The kitchen has granite work surfaces, built-in Bosch oven and a hob with an integrated dishwasher, microwave and fridge. The family room has French doors leading out into the rear garden. Off the kitchen is the utility room with a Rayburn, base units with granite work surfaces and space and plumbing for a washing machine. An original door to the side with stained-glass inset panel leads to the outside. The main staircase rises up to the galleried landing to the bedroom accommodation. There is a master bedroom suite comprising a dressing area and en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom and w.c.

Byeways is approached over a country lane and through double gates leading to a wide driveway and lawn area bordered by mature hedgerows and trees to a double and single garage. To the rear of the house to the south is a terrace leading onto the beautiful gardens. There is a small lake with a footbridge leading to the lakekeeper’s “cottage” and a lakeside decked sun terrace, with sweeping lawn areas surrounded by established hedgerows and conifers, numerous trees including a flowering cherry and weeping willow. Adjacent to the lake is a rose-clad pergola walkway and there are pretty rose gardens, established and well stocked borders and beds with Rhododendrons and Azaleas. In addition there is a rill water feature, a well, paved walkways, a pergola with mature Wisteria and a terrace adjoining the house. To the side is a range of outbuildings including a gardener’s store, workshop, greenhouse, kitchen/utility room, “studio” and outside w.c.

Square Footage: 3,972 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres


From Colchester take the A133 and B1033 to Thorpe-le-Soken. Proceed across the mini-roundabout and take the next right-hand turning into Station Road/B1414. Continue down the road for nearly 1mile with the train station on the right and take the first turning to the left before the railway bridge into Thorpe Park Lane. The house will be seen a short distance along on the right-hand side.

Postcode: CO16 0HN

Additional Info

Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired heating

Note: Photographs taken in 2018.

Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 April 2019

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