Located as one of two private residents. A stunning converted detached c18th II former Tide Mill nestled adjacent to a former four storey Victorian granary offering tranquil views towards Wivenhoe and Rowhedge.
The property has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme over recent years whilst there has been additions made the good range of outbuildings. Total sqft 6333sqft on approx. 4 acres Entered beneath the prominent original hoist through a glazed door, the property opens into a generous reception hall finished in Travertine tiling and benefiting from under floor heating which continues throughout the ground floor. To either side is a study and library and have beautiful views of the tidal creek and the courtyard. The impressive hallway links the principal rooms of the house and is flooded with light from the staircase and glazed wall which affords stunning views towards Wivenhoe. Leading off the hallway: the guest cloakroom has a white suite including a shower, a large cupboard houses the central services column and a spacious cloakroom is neatly fitted providing copious storage. The drawing room benefits from a good height ceiling and westerly views. It features oak floorboards and a chimney breast with inset Douvre wood burner with large oak bressumer above. French doors lead out to the decked deep balcony. The kitchen/breakfast living room spans with wonderful dual aspect offering views of the river to the east and west. The bespoke hand painted John Van der Mark kitchen provides extensive work surfaces of granite with the large island finished in solid beech. This room enjoying waterside views and adjacent to this is a door leading out to the large terrace. An oak staircase leads up to the light and airy galleried landing which has beautiful oak floorboards and a picture window with a striking vista out over the course of the river. The principal suite accounts for a third of the first floor area with a grand bedroom offering exceptional space and views over the marshes and water beyond. It includes a generous dressing room with extensive fitted cupboards and a well appointed ensuite. Each of the remaining four bedrooms have bespoke fitted wardrobes and dressing tables and benefit from far reaching and waterside views. They are complimented by two neatly fitted large bathrooms with showers. A further oak staircase leads up to the vast guest suite, of tremendous proportions it would work equally well as a games and entertainment space. Three large dormers provide superb views towards the Colne Estuary and there is a useful kitchenette and separate shower room. The Mill occupies an attractive and appealing rural location on the edge of the village with fine views across marshes to the River Colne in the countryside between Colchester and Mersea Island. Fingringhoe provides a local convenience store, Post Office, public house and village school; a more substantial range of amenities can be found in Colchester to the north together with its out of town retail parks. The property is approached via a long well maintained private gated drive, accessed from Fingringhoe Road and bounded by the Mill stream on one side and established hedges to the other (the latter delineating the paddock boundary). The grazing/paddock land of just over 4 acres can be accessed via a gate directly from the drive. The drive culminates in a sheltered courtyard with attractive brick wall to the eastern boundary with gates leading to the eastern entrance and terracing. Westerly views along the river can be enjoyed from either the balcony or a protected waterside seating area. There is also the benifit of a private mooring whilst the property also lends itself to watersorts enthusiasts and equestrain. The Mill is well placed for communications with Colchester railway station providing a regular service to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 55 minutes; whilst the A12 is about 8 miles to the north west at Lexdon and Stanway. The County of Essex is distinguished by its open undulating farm land and provides a broad range of leisure pursuits including a number of local golf clubs and the Essex Coast and the beaches on Mersea Island offering extensive walks, bird watching and sailing.
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Guide price £2,000,000