Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8JJ


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A unique three bedroom home approaching half an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking Alresford Creek. Creek cottage is situated in a semi-rural yet commutable location with beautiful panoramic country views beyond. With a wealth of charm and character the property benefits from generously proportioned accommodation over two floors with a separate summer house including sauna, dressing room and shower ensuite.

The property

Greeted by an array of beautifully assembled planted window boxes with an abundance of colour and mature plants, a solid wooden entrance door positioned in the centre leads in to the entrance hallway. From here, stairs ascend to the first floor with storage beneath and all principle reception rooms can be found.

The living room is well-lit by a triple aspect with views over the front, side and rear gardens with a brick hearth fire place taking centre stage with integral gas burner. The dining room offers exposed timbers and is positioned next to the open plan kitchen/ breakfast room. A generous space and the heart of the home the kitchen offers a range of bespoke eye and base storage units that sit underneath solid work surfaces with inset composite sink and gas hob with extractor over. Integrated appliances include; a split level Neff double oven, fridge and freezer and dishwasher. Leaded light windows overlook the front and rear gardens and a peninsular work surface provides a natural divide in to the breakfast room. An adjacent utility room offers space for washing appliances and in turn a door leads to the outside. The inner corridor provides access to the study with vaulted ceiling and conservatory with surrounding garden views and doors to the rear paved terrace.

First Floor

The family bathroom comprises coloured suite with panel enclosed bath, wash hand basin and W.C with storage cupboards and a door through to the Attic store room. Bedroom three benefits from a dual aspect with windows overlooking the front and side gardens and in turn bedroom two similarly offers a dual aspect with reaching country views. The master bedroom is an exceptional size with an abundance of built in storage benefiting from a large tiled ensuite. Both rooms offer uninterrupted valley views and the ensuite comprises a panel enclosed bath, partition wall with hidden W.C and vanity wash hand basin.


The property is approached by a large private driveway which provides parking for several vehicles' and a single garage with adjacent workshop. There is a separate entrance through double wooden panel gates providing further parking and potential for there to be a continued sweeping driveway.

The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and is secluded by mature trees and bushes where an old well sits under matching thatched Norfolk reed, positioned to the side. Access can be found externally on both sides of the property through wooden gates to the rear garden.

An elevated paved terrace is situated outside the conservatory leading to a further seating area under a sheltered pergola providing the perfect external entertainment space.

There is a timber built summer house with changing room, WC, storage, sauna and shower room that is situated by the outdoor swimming pool enclosed by mature bushes and trees.

The remainder of the garden offers a meticulously presented lawn with well landscaped borders and an array of mature plants which lead to a hidden Japanese garden with decked area and stunning valley views to the rear.

Entrance hall

Living room 25' 2" x 12' (7.67m x 3.66m)

Dining room 14' 11" x 12' 1" (4.55m x 3.68m)

Kitchen 12' 11" x 12' 3" (3.94m x 3.73m)

Breakfast room 12' 6" x 11' (3.81m x 3.35m)

Utility room 5' 6" x 5' 5" (1.68m x 1.65m)

Study 12' 4" x 12' 3" (3.76m x 3.73m)

Conservatory 12' 9" x 11' 1" (3.89m x 3.38m)


Master bedroom 13' 11" x 12' 3" (4.24m x 3.73m)


Bedroom two 12' x 9' 1" (3.66m x 2.77m)

Bedroom three 12' x 9' 6" (3.66m x 2.9m)


Store room/attic space 11' x 9' 6" (3.35m x 2.9m)

Summer Cabin 13' 3" x 8' 8" (4.04m x 2.64m)

Shower room



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