Layer Road, Abberton


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
The Old Bakery has been meticulously restored and converted by the current owners to form a fine family home with a wealth of charm and character, yet providing a modern interior, situated in this accessible village between Colchester and the Island of Mersea.

The property

Ground floor

A solid entrance door opens to an impressive reception hall with 16' high vaulted ceiling overlooked by the galleried landing. Leading off is a spacious cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin, whilst there is a cosy study with large shelving recess.

The main sitting room is a stunning room with painted ceiling timbers and housing a substantial bread oven with paddles. This leads round to a family room with tri-fold doors opening out into the gardens offering flexibility to be used as a guest bedroom having its own ensuite facilities with tiled shower cubicle, vanity unit wash hand basin and toilet.

The dining room has a dual aspect and leads off from the kitchen, whilst there is a further playroom which again has a dual aspect and storage cupboard. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with granite work surfaces with cupboards and drawer units beneath and range of matching wall mounted cupboards with a central granite topped island with cupboards and drawers under, and space for stools. There is a mock chimney housing a lilac electric Aga (available by separate negotiation.) A door leads through to the turning stair flight leading up to the first floor accommodation.

Finally on the ground floor is a useful utility room with roll top work surfaces with cupboards under and range of wall mounted cupboards, plumbing for a washing machine as well as space for further appliances. The gas fired boiler is located in the room, whilst a recessed cupboard houses the hot water tank with space for coats and boots etc. A door also leads out to the side courtyard.

First floor

Stairs lead up from the kitchen to a long landing that meanders its way through the property including gallery overlooking the main entrance hall. The main bedroom is a magnificent room with vaulted ceiling approximately 11' high with painted timbers, window and Juliet balcony. There is a walk in dressing room with range of building shelving and hanging space and a large ensuite bathroom with freestanding roll top bath with claw and ball feet, walk in tiled shower cubicle with glass screen, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet.

The second bedroom is a double which again will have its own ensuite facilities with toilet, wash hand basin and shower cubicle. The largest of the remaining bedrooms enjoys a dual aspect and exposed red brick work with a further double bedroom at the front with a dual aspect. The final bedroom, again is a double in proportion and has two side windows including an unusual slatted window. Finally is a family bathroom with freestanding roll top bath, tiled shower cubicle with glass screen, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet.


At the side of the property is a brick wall with vehicular gated entrance as well as separate pedestrian entrance with rumbled block driveway leading down to a garage-18'10" x 11'5" with a set of opening doors. Carport-16'5" x 13'2" and useful storage building-15'9" x 6' with covered recess, suitable for bin store.

On the other side of the house is a decked area enclosed by brick pillars. Arched top fencing leads down the side of the property with paved courtyard with pebbled borders, to the rear garden with its southerly facing sun terrace leading out onto lawns with two trees and enclosed by fencing.

Reception hall

Study 12' 9" x 12' 5" (3.89m x 3.78m)


Sitting room 17' 8" x 15' 4" (5.38m x 4.67m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 15' x 12' 7" (4.57m x 3.84m)

Family room 15' 9" x 14' 1" (4.8m x 4.29m)


Dining room 15' 10" x 12' 6" (4.83m x 3.81m)


Play room 15' 4" x 10' 10" (4.67m x 3.3m)

First floor

Bedroom two 12' 10" x 12' 5" (3.91m x 3.78m)


Bedroom one 19' 1" x 15' 5" (5.82m x 4.7m)

Ensuite 11' x 10' 4" (3.35m x 3.15m)

Dressing room

Bedroom five 14' 8" x 8' 8" (4.47m x 2.64m)

Bedroom three 15' 8" x 13' (4.78m x 3.96m)

Bedroom four 15' 4" x 9' 7" (4.67m x 2.92m)


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Fenn Wright - Colchester

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