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Lexden, Colchester

Guide Price £1,350,000

Description detached house

Bespoke contemporary manor house, situated in its own mature gardens, extending to just over an acre, with substantial accommodation over three floors in this most sought after suburb to the west of Colchester. Lexden Manor has flexible accommodation and grand room proportions and it's a wonderfully light house generated from over fifty windows and its predominantly southerly facing aspect.

The property

Ground floor

The feeling of grandeur is fully apparent as you step up to the main entrance door of Lexden Manor which opens to a wonderful reception hall with impressive turning staircase leading up to the galleried landing and ceiling height extending to over 19' high. This large hallway has wood block flooring and has a useful cupboard under the stairs suitable for coats and shoes. The cloakroom facilities are found with toilet and wash hand basin whilst also at the front of the property is a study with two windows.

The main drawing room is a magnificent room measuring some 30' x nearly 16' with five grand dressed windows, two large corner display niches and having a focal fireplace. The dining room can also be accessed off the hallway as well as the kitchen and again is a room with grand proportions, perhaps more suitable as a second sitting room and overlooks the southerly facing gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room combines two rooms together to form an excellent space with pantry cupboard and wooden work surfaces with cupboards and draw units under and a range of matching wall mounted cupboards with splashbacks. In the kitchen is built-in appliances including a Neff double oven, two ring electric hob as well as four ring gas hob with stainless steel and glass extractor over. There is plumbing for a dishwasher as well as space for a fridge/freezer with attractive tiled flooring flowing through into the breakfast room where there are further wooden work surfaces with draws under and wall mounted cupboards with bow window overlooking the front gardens. There is space for a breakfast table and patio doors leading through to the conservatory which is a recent addition with glass vaulted roof enjoying a triple aspect as well as French doors leading out to the gardens. The conservatory has tiled flooring and also a radiator.

The eastern wing of the property has a storage area leading through to a utility room with sink and drainer, built-in cupboards and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. A door leads through to a large cupboard housing meter and a gas fired boiler. Finally a rear lobby provides access to the wine cellar with a range of built-in wine racks with temperature controlled unit and quarry tiled flooring.

First floor

The wide easy rising stairs lead up to a galleried landing with attractive balustrade overlooking the reception hall. Three large windows adorn the front of the landing and there is also large useful storage cupboards. On the south eastern corner of the house is the master bedroom, a wonderfully proportioned room with four large windows, a range of built-in Sharps wardrobes and matching bedroom furniture leading through to its own ensuite facilities with shower cubicle, vanity unit, wash hand basin and toilet.

In the south western corner of the property is the second bedroom which again enjoys a dual aspect with four UPVC double glazed windows. There is also a range of built-in wardrobes along one wall and a door leading through to its ensuite with tiled shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower, vanity unit, wash hand basin and toilet. Also facing south over the gardens is the third double bedroom which has a wardrobe cupboard under the scape stairs to the second floor of accommodation. There is a shower room with tiled shower cubicle with Grohe shower, vanity unit, wash hand basin and toilet, whilst finally on this floor is the library, a large room in the north eastern corner of the property with dual aspect and bespoke staircase leading up to the second floor accommodation.

The second floor provides further large rooms with good room proportions with a games room or bedroom, timber clad and having electric heating, There is a further door through to another bedroom with dual aspect, electric heating and a door leading through to the loft room housing the water tanks.

Outside and gardens

Lexden Manor is approached at the end of Colvin Close through a walled gated entrance, electrically operated with video and CCTV. A shingled driveway sweeps round a turning circle with mature tree with mature borders and sweeps round to the western side of the house where there are further lawns with mature well stocked flower and shrub borders. A variety of different trees providing ample parking leading onto the detached double garage 21' x 19' 4" with sliding doors and also having water connected. A large curved wall has a gated entrance to the rear gardens which incorporate an extensive flag stone terrace, dispersed with a variety of shrubs, shingle beds and cupboard pergola leading out onto a wide expanse of lawn again with a mix or well clipped shrubs and mature trees with high red brick wall along the rear boundary.

There is a summer house and partitioned area forming part of the garaging with a former pool changing rooms 20'3" x 13'6" with power and light connected. There is a patio area enclosed by a curved brick wall leading round where the conservatory is with a gate in the wall leading through to a path to a washing area and onto a garden store measuring 25'6" maximum x 14'4" of irregular shape. Power and light connected. In total the grounds extend to just over an acre and form the most delightful setting to Lexden Manor.

Reception hall 21' 11" x 15' 11" (6.68m x 4.85m)

Study 12' 9" x 6' 1" (3.89m x 1.85m)

Drawing room 30' x 15' 10" (9.14m x 4.83m)


Dining room 18' 10" x 16' (5.74m x 4.88m)

Kitchen 20' 9" x 11' (6.32m x 3.35m)

Breakfast room 23' 8" x 9' 9" (7.21m x 2.97m)

Conservatory 15' 8" x 10' 5" (4.78m x 3.18m)


Utility room


Wine cellar


Bedroom one 18' 10" x 16' (5.74m x 4.88m)


Bedroom two 14' 11" x 13' 8" (4.55m x 4.17m)


Bedroom three 16' x 12' 7" (4.88m x 3.84m)

Shower room

Library 16' x 11' 1" (4.88m x 3.38m)

Gams room/bedroom 4 31' 5" x 21' 8" (9.58m x 6.6m)

Bedroom five 22' 4" x 13' 8" (6.81m x 4.17m)

Loft room

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