Frating, Colchester, CO7 7HW


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A wonderfully characterful 4 bedroom detached house in grounds of approximately 1/3 of an acre surrounded by fields with a detached studio/annexe. Holly House has a wealth of exposed timbers whilst benefitting from modern facilities, presented in good decorative order with a recent addition of a large living room and a creation of a large studio/annexe within the grounds. The property has oil-fired central heating and a number of double glazed windows. The house also benefits from having no immediate neighbours.

The property

Ground floor

The central reception hall welcomes visitors to Holly House with attractive wood block flooring and original staircase leading to the first floor accommodation. Either side of the hallway are the two reception rooms. Firstly a dining room again with attractive wood block flooring, dual aspect, central fireplace and a wealth of exposed timbers. The sitting room also has wood block flooring, fireplace with stove as well as the exposed timbers and steps down to a family room with exposed timbers and built-in shelving.

The final reception room has recently been added to the property and is a triple aspect living room overlooking the gardens. A wonderfully light room including two sets of UPVC double glazed French doors giving access to the outside space.

The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of work surfaces with cupboard and drawer units beneath and wall mounted cupboards with tiled splashbacks and 1 1/2 bowl sink and drainer unit. There is a cupboard with hot water tank, dual aspect and attractive exposed brickwork. At the rear of the property is a useful utility room with work surface with stainless steel sink and drainer unit with plumbing for a washing machine as well as space for further appliances. There is a door leading to the outside as well as further door connecting into a cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin.

First Floor

Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to a split level central landing with exposed timbers and boarding as well as having access into the roof space and a range of built-in shelving. Two double bedrooms are found at the front of the property both enjoying rural views, exposed beams and boarding and storage cupboard. At the rear of the property, off the lower level landing is the fourth bedroom with window to the rear and exposed timbers and also the main bedroom, a split level room with large double door wardrobe with useful storage cupboards above with steps up to wooden mezzanine with lovely views over the surrounding countryside.

Finally on the first floor is the main bathroom having a freestanding bath with claw and ball feet, corner tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet with two heated towel rails.


A converted building making excellent guest accommodation, hobby or work from home studio with a large main room with kitchenette in the corner with a sink and drainer and cupboards with space for appliances and a shower room with shower, toilet and wash hand basin.


To the front of the property is a mature hedge. There is a stepping stone approach to the front door whilst the remained of the front gardens are lawn leading round to the side where the main garden is found again predominantly laid to lawn with mature hedging.

At the rear of the property are further lawns. In total the plot extends to just around 1/3 of an acre.

Sitting room 12' 8" x 12' 2" (3.86m x 3.71m)

Living room 18' 1" x 15' 3" (5.51m x 4.65m)

Family room 14' 7" x 10' 2" (4.44m x 3.1m)

Dining room 13' 1" x 12' 6" (3.99m x 3.81m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 17' 3" x 11' 4" (5.26m x 3.45m)


Utility room 8' 3" x 7' 2" (2.51m x 2.18m)


Bedroom one 15' 3" x 12' 2" (4.65m x 3.71m)

Bedroom two 12' 11" x 12' 8" (3.94m x 3.86m)

Bedroom three 12' 9" x 12' (3.89m x 3.66m)

Bedroom four 10' 5" x 9' 10" (3.18m x 3m)


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