Offers In Excess Of £475,000

East Street, Colchester, CO1 2TS

  • Bedrooms

    bedrooms
    4
  • Bathroom

    bathrooms
    4

General information

General information Fenn Wright are delighted to present to the market this famous landmark building dating back to 1360 located at the bottom of East Hill previously known for its large window displays and prominent frontage. The historic building ceased trading as a hardware store some years ago and was subject to an award winning renovation project in the middle 2000's by Messrs Harding Homes, heavily involving Essex County Council and The Heritage Trust. The thoughtful renovation created this fine period family home with exposed beams, timbers and brickwork throughout. There are double glazed windows which are all in keeping with the property. Since the renovation of the building, the owners have refitted bathroom suites and shower rooms to contemporary modern standards. The owners previously ran a successful bed and breakfast from the dwelling and have since let the property to students giving them a steady income of around £2,800 pcm

Access to the property is gained via a solid wood entrance door into a hallway which runs the length of the property with doors to the principle rooms leading off. To the left of the property there is a sitting room at the front with French doors to the rear garden with a secret staircase leading to the first floor. To the right of the hallway is the kitchen and utility room, the kitchen having a range of fitted units with wooden worktop surfaces with built in oven and hob. To the rear of the property there is a good size living room being heavily beamed again with French doors leading out to the rear garden. There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor and a useful built in cupboard.

The main staircase from the hallway leads to the first floor with the second bedroom. To the rear having triple aspect windows, a wealth of beams and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom three to the front of the property has dual aspect windows, being 'L' shaped and also benefits from having en-suite shower room, the secret staircase leads to this bedroom from the sitting room. Bedroom four to the front of the property has a walk in wardrobe and a range of exposed beams. There is also a contemporary shower room being fully tiled with double walk in shower.

There is an attractive staircase from the first floor landing leading to bedroom one on the second floor which measures a total of 34' in length and also has some height restriction, it is full of the original beams and loft timbers with a contemporary bathroom suite at the far end and also access to a 25' loft room.

Entrance hall

Lounge 16' 6" x 14' 7" (5.03m x 4.44m)

Sitting room 15' 9" x 14' 6" (4.8m x 4.42m)

Kitchen 13' 7" x 8' 11" (4.14m x 2.72m)

Cloakroom

First floor

Bedroom two 16' 8" x 15' 3" (5.08m x 4.65m)

En-suite

Bedroom three 16' 9" x 11' 1" widening to 16' 5" (5.11m x 3.38m)

En-suite

Bedroom four 14' 1" x 13' 3" (4.29m x 4.04m)

Shower room

Second floor

Bedroom one 34' 0" x 0' 0" (10.36m x 0m) with height restriction

Loft room 25' 0" x 0' 0" (7.62m x 0m) with height restriction

Bathroom

The outside To the rear and side of the property there is off road parking via a driveway leading to double gates providing further off road parking.

The gardens are mainly of hardstanding with an array of flower and shrub borders, small trees keeping the garden enclosed.

Where? The property offers a superb town centre location and is within walking distance of all shopping facilities, bars, restaurants, a multi-screen cinema and the Mercury Theatre. Colchester Town railway station is also within walking distance providing links to London Liverpool Street and the coastal towns of Frinton, Walton and Clacton.

Important information Council Tax Band - E

Services - We understand that mains gas, water and electricity are connected to the property.

Tenure - Freehold

EPC - E

Property summary

Fenn Wright are delighted to present to the market this famous landmark building dating back to 1360 located at the bottom of East Hill previously known for its large window displays and prominent frontage. The historic building ceased trading as a hardware store some years ago and was subject to an award winning renovation project in the middle 2000s by Messrs Harding Homes, heavily involving Essex County Council and The Heritage Trust. The thoughtful renovation created this fine period family home with exposed beams, timbers and brickwork throughout. There are double glazed windows which are all in keeping with the property. Since the renovation of the building, the owners have refitted bathroom suites and shower rooms to contemporary modern standards. The owners previously ran a successful bed and breakfast from the dwelling and have since let the property to students giving them a steady rental income.

Features

  • Former Hardware Store known as Charles Browns
  • Dating back to around 1360
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Off road parking
  • Easy access of A12
  • Abundance of original feature and character throughout

Floor plan

Map

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