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In Focus - Colchester

By Alex D'Andrea - 29 November 2018

The focus of this month is Colchester and all it has to offer.

Located to the north of the county, Colchester may seem far from the capital but with its excellent mainline rail links, the town is just 50 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station and just under 40 miles from the M25 down the A12. Go west and 30 miles along the A120 you’ll find Stansted Airport and the M11. The A12 northbound will take you into Suffolk and onto Norfolk or you can pick up the A14 to connect you the M1 and the North. 

A vibrant and bustling town centre is home to a blend of independent retailers and high street names, with the recently refurbished Lion Walk the main hub of shopping in the town. Investment hasn’t stopped at the centre with the expansion of surrounding areas such as Stanway and Mile End. With the continued growth it is no surprise that Colchester has the highest capital gain returns in the UK for property investors.

Culturally the town is bursting with history, from the Roman ruins evident throughout to the famous castle at the bottom of the high street. However, there are many modern attractions of the town drawing tourists from further afield such as Firstsite, a thriving art gallery, to Colchester United’s Stadium located on the outskirts along with the other first class sporting facilities.

It’s a great place for families too with a host of things to do and places to see in and out of town. You are less than 20 miles away from classic English seaside resorts such as Frinton whilst just north of Colchester there’s the stunning Dedham Vale known as ‘Constable Country’ being the location of choice for arguably the world’s greatest landscape artist, John Constable. Not only does the area boast leading state and private schools, some of which lead the national league tables for their academic excellence, Colchester is also home to the University of Essex, with the campus located in nearby Wivenhoe Park.

A magnificent country home offering circa 8000 sq. ft. of extensive family living set in superb grounds extending to 76 acres (stls). Incorporating a wide variety of established trees, lake, 9 hole golf course and grass landing strip. Further accommodation includes an adjoining coach house providing cart lodge and garaging for five vehicles and offers an office above extending to a further 1000 sq. ft. Although set in a beautiful, quiet and peaceful location it is within easy reach of the A12 and Colchester mainline station. EPC E.

Currently on the market for a guide price of £4,250,000. For further information contact our Country & Village Sales Office.

ACCESSIBLE TO NORTH STATION AND COLCHESTER HOSPITAL - Built in 2017 by Crest Nicholson and benefiting from its remaining NHBC warranty, is this immaculately presented three bedroom semi-detached home, conveniently located for North Station with its links into London and Colchester Hospital. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a spacious entrance hall with a WC/utility room providing plumbing for a washing machine, there is a light and airy lounge/diner with access to the rear garden and being partially open plan with a modern fitted kitchen benefiting from an integral fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The first floor provides three well-proportioned bedrooms with the master benefiting from an en-suite shower room and spacious family bathroom. Externally the property boasts off street parking for two vehicles and a pleasant rear garden. We feel properties in this location seldom become available and would strongly recommend an internal inspection. EPC: B.

Currently on the market with a fixed price of £300,000. For further information contact our Colchester Sales Office.

An immaculate two bedroom semi-detached modern home, presented in an excellent condition throughout with approximately four years remaining on the NHBC warranty. Upon entering the home you are greeted by a 14 Ft entrance hall with access to a ground floor cloakroom/WC and modern kitchen with integral fridge/freezer and washing machine with plumbing for a dishwasher. There is a light an airy lounge/diner to the rear of the property with double doors leading onto the rear garden. The first floor benefits from a modern family bathroom and two well-proportioned bedrooms both benefiting from fitted wardrobes. Externally this property boasts allocated parking for two vehicles and a rear garden of approximately 33 Ft. The property is within walking distance of Colchester's town centre and within catchment of the desirable Hamilton Primary School. EPC: B

Currently on the market with a fixed price of £240,000. For further information contact our Colchester Sales Office.

A modern three bedroom detached family home situated in the desirable Longridge Park vicinity. Upon entering the home you are greeted by an entrance hall providing access to the cloakroom/WC, spacious L shaped lounge/diner, conservatory and kitchen. The first floor commences with a family bathroom and three well-proportioned bedrooms, the master benefiting from a modern en-suite shower room. Externally the property benefits from a pleasant outlook to the rear and is situated perfectly for open parkland walks. The front of the property boasts off street parking for two vehicles leading to the integral garage. EPC: C

Currently on the market for a guide price of £265,000. For further information contact our Colchester Sales Office.