The Avenue, Lexden - Fenn Wright Signature


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Imposing four bedroom Victorian town house dating from the 1850's forming the Palladian centre of this grand terrace in one of Colchester's finest roads within walking distance of the town centre. The house provides characterful accommodation centred round a elegant staircase with accommodation over four floors as well as an attractive walled westerly facing garden.

The property

Ground floor

A solid entrance door opens to a vestibule with attractive patterned tiled floor and ornate glazed panel and door leading onto the main hallway with marble flooring leading round to the elegant staircase. To the rear of the hall a doorway leads out to the garden. Two principal reception rooms on this floor have been opened as one with the sitting room found at the rear with a focal fireplace, original pine flooring, cornicing, picture rail and ceiling rose whilst there is a secondary glazed sash window overlooking the garden and further patterned stained glass feature window. The dining room has a secondary glazed bay window and again has original pine flooring, ceiling rose, picture rail and cornicing with stairs leading down.

Lower ground floor

Stairs come down into the breakfast room where there is a walk-in shelved pantry with terracotta flooring whilst the breakfast room has original pine flooring and a secondary glazed sash bay window and fireplace, leading through to the kitchen with Italian travertine floor. At the centre of the kitchen is a red brick chimney breast with inset range with freestanding granite topped work surfaces on pine cupboard and drawers units as well as wall mounted cupboards. There is a butler sink as well as plumbing for a dishwasher, whilst in the corner is the Glow worm sealed system gas fired boiler and French doors to the rear enjoying views up the steps into the garden. There is also a side door leading out to the out door cellar storage room with further recess in the kitchen providing space for additional free standing units. There is a cloakroom on this floor with toilet and wash hand basin again having Italian travertine flooring with further door leading out to the cellar/storage room. Finally on the lower ground floor is a laundry room providing excellent storage as well as having plumbing for a washing machine, work surfaces with shelving and built-in cupboard.

First floor

On the first floor landing the elegant staircase continues up to the second floor. There is also a cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin. The front of the property is the main bedroom with two secondary double glazed sash windows to front, attractive original pine flooring and picture rail. The room enjoys its own ensuite facilities with tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet as well as marble tiled flooring.

The second bedroom is a good sized double with pine flooring and picture rail and secondary double glazed sash window facing west.

Second floor

On the top floor of the building is the final landing with access into the roof space with pull down ladder, well insulated with boarding. There are two further double bedrooms on this floor, both enjoying elevated views out from their secondary double glazed sash windows. They also have pine flooring and picture rails and are served at this level by the main bathroom with a freestanding bath, corner tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet with heated towel rail and a airing cupboard fitted with a radiator.


The terrace is well screened from The Avenue by a wall and mature screen with crescent shaped in and out driveway with central lawn for the use of the owners of the terrace. The residents permit to park one car outside the front of their property whilst there is further residents parking permit parking scheme within the road.

The rear garden to the house is beautifully designed and enclosed by a high red brick wall with gateway to the rear. There is a paved terrace area for alfresco dining with pond and water feature with pathway leading down the garden with raised borders, well stocked with an abundance of plants and shrubs creating a large degree of colour with small herb garden. Beyond the gate is a pedestrian access where we understand that there are two garden sheds belonging to 11 The Avenue.





Dining room 18' x 13' 5" (5.49m x 4.09m)

Sitting room 19' 2" x 11' 9" (5.84m x 3.58m)

Breakfast room 18' x 13' 5" (5.49m x 4.09m)

Kitchen 18' 5" x 13' 9" (5.61m x 4.19m)

Utility room



Bedroom one 18' x 14' 8" (5.49m x 4.47m)


Bedroom two 14' 8" x 11' 11" (4.47m x 3.63m)



Bedroom three 14' 6" x 11' 11" (4.42m x 3.63m)

Bedroom four 14' 10" x 11' 3" (4.52m x 3.43m)


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Fenn Wright - Colchester

146 High Street, Colchester, Essex

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