Great Horkesley - Fenn Wright Signature


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A classic five bedroom detached period country house, standing in grounds approaching 10.75 acres with detached one bedroom cottage and further outbuildings including stabling and swimming pool. The Cedars has well-proportioned accommodation with the house totalling 4230 sq ft and also within the grounds is a multi purpose one bedroom cottage with further garaging and purpose built stable block with planning for additional stabling and grooms accommodation.

The property

Ground floor

The main entrance is found at the front of the property with a glazed entrance door and porch leading through to the entrance hall with attractive Victorian patterned tiled flooring and stairs leading to the first floor accommodation. The end of the hall is a cloakroom with wash hand basin and toilet.

The main sitting room is a handsome room with large bay window, attractive fireplace with decorative shelving with other features including cornicing and ceiling rose. The dining room again has good proportions with large bay window, fireplace and decorative features. At the heart of the property is a large living room and kitchen, predominantly open plan with fireplace and the kitchen centred round an oil-fired aga with a range of units with granite work surfaces, 1 1/2 bowl sink and drainer and integral dishwasher. At one end of the kitchen is an excellent walk-in pantry with ample shelving whilst at the other is a lovely light sitting area with doors out to the gardens. There is a large study which has a range of built-in office furniture, ample storage shelving and a desk.

Leading through from the main house is a boot area and utility room housing the oil-fired boiler. There is a rear lobby connecting through to a large family room with 12 ft high vaulted ceilings and central fire place.

First floor

Stairs lead up to a central split level landing where another staircase leads up to the second floor level. There is a walk-in airing cupboard and a large shower room. The master bedroom has a walk through dressing room with wardrobes and chest of drawers with its own ensuite with panel bath, independent corner tiled shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin. There are two further double bedrooms both with ensuite facilities, and two other bedrooms; one double and one single.

Second floor

Stairs lead up to a top floor with a sitting area with double door shelved cupboard, adjoining storage room (which we understand was proposed to become a bathroom) whilst at the other end located round the chimney breast is a bedroom area. The top floor has a number of double glazed velux windows with a maximum 7 ft ceiling height as well as access into the eaves.

The Cottage

The cottage has an L-shaped sitting/dining room with triple aspect including patio doors leading out into the garden. There is a kitchen kitted out with work surfaces and storage cupboards and space for various appliances and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. A double bedroom with four door sliding wardrobe along one wall and a bathroom.


The property is approached from the Boxted Road through electric gates to a large shingle parking area affording ample parking and leading to the detached double garage with storage areas at the rear.

The house sits in parkland gardens, approaching 2 acres with extensive front garden enclosed by hedging and a number of mature trees whilst at the rear of the property is an extensive paved patio area leading out onto lawns with attractive greenhouse and enclosed vegetable garden. Further down the garden is a swimming pool with summer house and separate shed, housing the air sourced heat pump and ancillary equipment.

At the end of the garden there is separate access off Boxted Road which leads down through to the stable building of block construction measuring approximately 42' x 21' and housing three loose boxes.

The stable planning consent was granted in 1990 for a two storey building complete with groom accommodation. The building was partially completed in its present form, hence the 1990 permission remains live.

There is a further area of lawns with gated access leading through to a large paddock area divided into two sections which also has a separate shared access leading off Boxted Church Road.

In total the grounds extend to 10.75 acres.

Note: An overage clause will be put on the property and details can be obtained from the selling agents.


Sitting room 20' 9" x 18' 11" (6.32m x 5.77m)

Dining room 18' 11" x 12' 9" (5.77m x 3.89m)

Study 14' 4" x 13' 9" (4.37m x 4.19m)

Kitchen/living space 33' 3" x 23' 3" (10.13m x 7.09m)


Utility room

Family room 31' 2" x 18' (9.5m x 5.49m)


Bedroom one 15' 5" x 13' 6" (4.7m x 4.11m)

Dressing room


Bedroom two 16' x 12' 8" (4.88m x 3.86m)


Bedroom three 14' 1" x 11' 10" (4.29m x 3.61m)


Bedroom four 15' 5" x 12' 6" (4.7m x 3.81m)

Bedroom five 14' 8" x 8' 6" (4.47m x 2.59m)

Shower room

Bedroom 10' 3" x 8' 4" (3.12m x 2.54m)

Sitting area 22' x 8' 4" (6.71m x 2.54m)

The Cottage

Sitting/dining room 27' 5" x 15' 6" (8.36m x 4.72m)

Kitchen 8' 4" x 7' 4" (2.54m x 2.24m)

Bedroom 13' 4" x 9' 6" (4.06m x 2.9m)

Shower room

Double garage 20' 3" x 19' 6" (6.17m x 5.94m)

Store 10' 1" x 9' 6" (3.07m x 2.9m)

Store 10' 1" x 10' (3.07m x 3.05m)


Stable 1 11' 7" x 11' 4" (3.53m x 3.45m)

Stable 2 11' 7" x 9' 2" (3.53m x 2.79m)

Stable 3 11' 7" x 10' 4" (3.53m x 3.15m)

Store 42' x 20' 11" (12.8m x 6.38m)

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Fenn Wright - Colchester

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