Palmers Farm, Layer Marney, Colchester

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Bedrooms: 5

Palmers Farm, a Grade II listed farm house, and accompanying outbuildings, is set in a very generous plot of c8.2 acres, with woodland, natural pond and paddock.

Previous owners of the property include the noted 18th Century actor David Garrick, who is believed to have purchased the property in 1770, remaining in the family for approximately 50 years.

The farm house totals in excess of 2,700 square feet of accommodation with five bedrooms, and two bathrooms and is

accompanied by a useful range of outbuildings.

Oil Fired Central Heating | Septic Tank Waste.

PROPERTY Palmers Farm is set back from the road and approached via a sweeping gravelled driveway providing ample off-road parking as well as access to the various outbuildings on offer.

A flagstone sun terrace adjacent to the front door welcomes you to the property and the entrance hallway allows access to both the ground floor cloakroom (comprised of toilet and handbasin) as well as the ground floor bathroom (with handbasin, bath with shower mixer hose and toilet).

The drawing room is dual aspect with French doors to the rear sun terrace and an open fireplace. The sitting room is dual aspect and the dining room enjoys views to the front of the property.

The kitchen has a wealth of exposed beams and the centre piece is the oil-fired AGA. There is space for a free-standing fridge freezer, and there is ample storage provided by a good array of cupboards and drawers. Adjacent to the kitchen the boot room provides space and plumbing for a free-standing washing machine, as well as access to the useful larder.

The ground floor also benefits from a double bedroom (bedroom 4) with direct access to the garden beyond.

A door off the hallway provides access to the cellar providing an excellent space for the storage of wines.

Ascending the stairs to the first floor there are a further four bedrooms. The master bedroom, as well as bedrooms two and three, are all doubles. Bedroom five is currently used as a study / dressing room.

The first-floor bathroom completes the internal accommodation and is comprised of a bath with shower mixer hose attachment, toilet and handbasin set within a vanity unit.


Palmers Farm is set within an enviable plot of c8.2 acres. The gravelled driveway leads you to the house and accompanying outbuildings, as well as ample parking for numerous vehicles.

The extensive grounds are comprised of a variety of different elements. To the left of the driveway (as approached from the road) is a natural pond, to the right-hand side is a paddock.

The plot also encompasses mature woodland, a formal garden with ornamental pond, summer house and vegetable garden. There is also a lawn tennis court. The garden itself is a mixture of mature beds, borders, trees and lawn.

There are two flagstone sun terraces, one to the front of the property and one to the rear. There are a range of outbuildings on offer including a large garage / workshop with both power and lighting, adjacent to this is a smaller workshop.

An attractive small barn provides a useful work / storage space and benefits from a cart lodge to one side and two car ports one to the right and one to the rear. There are a number of other storage sheds and large woodstore.

The oil tank is screened from view behind one of the outbuildings.


Palmers Farm is located on the edge of the quiet village of Layer Marney, with the nearest primary school located in the village of Birch and rated as 'Good' at the most recent inspection.

A short drive away are both the villages of Tiptree, that offers a range of local services including two supermarkets, doctors and dentist surgeries, in addition to many other useful amenities, and Kelvedon with direct mainline trains serving London Liverpool Street in approximately 50 minutes.

The nearby Roman town of Colchester offers all the leisure, recreational and shopping facilities expected of a major regional town. Road connections are first rate with easy access to both the A12 and A120.

Nicholas Percival - Colchester (Sales)

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