Ardleigh, Colchester


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Four bedroom detached barn conversion in 1.25 acres of grounds with further outbuildings and attached substantial three bedroom wing giving in total, over 4,000 sq ft of living accommodation. The property was converted by the current owners making an excellent four bedroom family home however also has an additional three bedroom property, currently being used as a holiday let or can be used for additional sources of income. Also within the grounds is a substantial open steel framed barn with additional 61'x16' store.

The property

Ground floor

A large spacious reception hall with part-vaulted ceiling, the first room encountered as you enter the Barn, with attractive oak flooring and stair flight leading up to the galleried landing. There is large picture windows both front and rear and exposed timbers. Leading off the hall is a cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin whilst at the one end of the barn is the main sitting room with dual aspect, redbrick fireplace with stove and exposed timbers as well as oak flooring.

The dining room has a part-vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and doors leading back into the hallway and onto the kitchen breakfast room with its attractive brick flooring fitted with granite work surfaces with cupboard and drawers beneath with a range of wall mounted cupboards with a butler sink and grooved drainer, plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a range. There are two further built-in storage cupboards and door leading through into the separate wing.

First floor

Stairs lead up from the reception hall into a galleried landing with exposed timbers and doorways leading through to three of the bedrooms. The fourth bedroom currently open plan to the landing with a wooden floor and exposed timbers and could make a double bedroom measuring 12'9"x12'8".

The master bedroom is of excellent size with built-in wardrobes enjoying a triple aspect as well as a door leading through to its own ensutie with a panelled bath, tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet. There is a further double bedroom and good size single bedroom as well as family bathroom with panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet.

The wing

There is a three bedroom wing providing excellent self-contained accommodation however could be adapted to form part of the main dwelling.

The wing is entered through a separate doorway from the rear of the barn into a long hallway with space for coats and cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin. There is a small utility with roll top work surfaces with cupboards under and above, stainless steel sink and drainer unit with plumbing for a washing machine.

The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with roll top work surfaces with cupboards and drawers under and range of wall mounted cupboards, stainless steel sink and drainer. Built-in appliances including a stainless steel oven and grill, four ring electric hob with light and extractor above, integral fridge freezer as well as dishwasher. Exposed stud work leads through to a dining room with doorway back into the hall.

At the end of the hall is a large drawing room, a magnificent room with extended ceiling heights, exposed timbers and redbrick fireplace with stove with windows and French doors leading out to the garden. An inner hall with airing cupboard leads down to the three bedrooms, two identical bedrooms both double, have ensuite bathrooms and a built-in wardrobe whilst at the end of the hall is the largest bedroom with unusual angled wall, enjoying windows and door leading out into the gardens as well as its own ensuite with panelled bath with independent bath, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet.


The property is approached from the Frating Road by a shared driveway which sweeps round and continues into its own drive leading down to the gated entrance to the property. Inside the gates at the back is a shingled parking area with double cart lodge measuring 21'8"x17'7", as well as a large open steel framed dutch barn with enclosed lean to store measuring 61'x16'. The remainder of the grounds are predominantly laid to lawn with a variety of trees with well screened borders.

At the front of the property with a separate gated access is a pathway to a paved patio area with well stocked flower and shrub beds and lawns creating an attractive and highly private area with access from either the main barn or the wing.

In total the ground extends to 1.25 acres.

Reception hall 28' 6" x 15' 4" (8.69m x 4.67m)

Sitting room 20' 3" x 15' 10" (6.17m x 4.83m)


Kitchen/breakfast room 22' 2" x 15' 8" (6.76m x 4.78m)

Dining room 18' 7" x 13' (5.66m x 3.96m)


Utility room

Kitchen 13' 2" x 9' 7" (4.01m x 2.92m)

Dining room 11' 4" x 9' 7" (3.45m x 2.92m)

Drawing room 32' 5" x 16' 1" (9.88m x 4.9m)

Bedroom four 12' 5" x 12' (3.78m x 3.66m)


Bedroom five 12' 4" x 12' (3.76m x 3.66m)


Bedroom six 15' 5" x 13' 4" (4.7m x 4.06m)

Bedroom one 20' 7" x 15' 11" (6.27m x 4.85m)


Snug 12' 9" x 12' 8" (3.89m x 3.86m)

Bedroom two 12' 8" x 12' (3.86m x 3.66m)

Bedroom three 11' 5" x 7' 6" (3.48m x 2.29m)


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