Offers In Region Of £550,000

Peldon, Colchester, CO5 7QL

  • Bedrooms

  • Bathroom


General information

Landmark Grade II Listed home boasting five bedrooms and set within attractive grounds of 0.6 acres overlooking the picturesque Blackwater estuary. This charming family home offers a wealth of history and character alongside versatile and spacious accommodation, including a self contained annexe/studio, positioned conveniently for access into Colchester and to Mersea Island.

The property

A covered porch to the side of the house shelters the main entrance door which opens into the family room. The family room is a comfortable dual aspect room with windows to the side and rear, doors lead off to the sitting room, kitchen and cellar. Whilst there are fitted cupboards housing the boiler and hot water tank.

The sitting room is a bright and spacious room benefitting from a window to the front and glazed French doors opening to the rear. The focal point of the room is an impressive cast iron fireplace with a decorative wooden surround and a stone hearth. The sitting room flows into the dining room with its attractive wooden flooring and stairs that rise to the first floor. This is another light room with a window to the front and some useful fitted cupboards and shelving. To dining room incorporates the former front porch which features three windows and creates an ideal reading area.

From the dining room a door leads into the galley style kitchen which has a window to the side and doors to the utility room and family room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with work surfaces, an integrated oven, hob and hood with tiled splashbacks and an inset sink drainer unit. The adjacent utility room has a tiled floor and a window and stable door to the rear. There is a characterful butler style sink with storage below and work surface with space and plumbing for a washing machine. To one side a door opens into the ground floor shower room with a window to the side, shower enclosure, low level WC and hand wash basin.

Stairs rise from the ground floor to a split level landing where doors lead to four bedrooms, a dressing room and the family bathroom. The landing offers a useful fitted shelving unit with drawers, there is a window to the front and stairs rise to the 'crow's nest'.

The master bedroom is a bright dual aspect room with windows to the side and rear enjoying views of the gardens countryside beyond. The guest, third and fourth bedrooms are all double rooms with beautiful far reaching views of the Blackwater estuary to the front. The family bathroom is part tiles and has a window to the rear and a fitted white suite comprising panelled bath, low level WC and vanity unit with inset wash basin. Adjacent to the bathroom is a useful dressing room with fitted wardrobes and a window to the side. The dressing room also benefits from a shower cubicle and vanity unit with inset basin.

From the first floor landing a staircase rises to the second floor; affectionately referred to by the seller as the 'crow's nest'. The second floor landing has a window to the front and doors to the fifth bedroom/study and a useful storage room which in turn gives access to the loft. The fifth bedroom/office has a window to the front and a door giving access to a further loft space.


Within the grounds is a self-contained studio annexe offering great potential for use as ancillary accommodation or for adaptation into a home office or studio. Currently the annexe offers sitting/bedroom with French doors to the gardens, windows to the front and rear and a door leads to the kitchen and shower room beyond.


The property is approached via a concrete drive which gives way to a block paved parking area. The parking area provides ample space to park and access to two garages. To the front of the property is a enclosed area of lawn and a gate leads to the side garden. This is a spacious area bordered by mature trees and hedging and interspersed with planted beds. To the far side of this area there is a brick built former stable building which provides some useful garden storage.

To the rear of the property is a wide block paved terrace which links to the driveway and gives access to the annexe. Beyond the terrace a gate leads through to the rear garden with is an exceptionally generous space divided into two sections the first is a formal lawned space with summer house, mature shrubs and an attractive willow walkway which leads to the second. This is a more secluded orchard area, planted with a range of fruit trees and housing shed and composting space.  

Family room 16' 10" x 12' 11" (5.13m x 3.94m)

Sitting room 24' 1" x 11' 6" (7.34m x 3.51m)

Dining room 15' 11" x 11' 6" (4.85m x 3.51m)


Utility room

Shower room


Master bedroom 13' x 12' 5" (3.96m x 3.78m)

Dressing room


Guest bedroom 13' 10" x 11' 4" (4.22m x 3.45m)

Bedroom three 11' 10" x 11' 5" (3.61m x 3.48m)

Bedroom four 13' 11" x 8' 2" (4.24m x 2.49m)


Bedroom five/study 14' 2" x 8' 6" (4.32m x 2.59m)


Property summary

Unique opportunity to personalise this Grade II Listed family home enjoying an existing self contained studio annexe, double garage, two storey former stable and additional outbuildings, within secluded grounds of 0.6 acres overlooking the picturesque Blackwater estuary, with scenic local walks to Peldon village and Mersea Island


  • Five bedrooms complimented by two bathrooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Kitchen with adjacent utility
  • Double garage and driveway for several vehicles
  • Self contained studio annexe
  • Two storey former stable building
  • Mature private grounds of 0.6 acres
  • Far reaching views of the Blackwater Estuary
  • Scenic local walks to Peldon village and Mersea Island
  • Just over 10 miles to Marks Tey mainline railway station

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