Compact but thoughtfully decorated, this one bedroom apartment proves that good things come in small packages. A spacious open-plan kitchen/living room provides the perfect place to entertain at home, while the property’s central location means that all the amenities of the town centre are only a short walk away.
Contact: Spicer McColl on 01206 542 288 or go to www.spicermccoll.co.uk
This four bedroom family home is crammed with quirky features and charming period details, from bay windows and open fireplaces to a roll top Victorian style bath. There is plenty of space too, with two reception rooms, a generously sized garden and a brick outbuilding for storage.
Contact: Fenn Wright on 01206 763 388 or go to www.fennwright.co.uk
This rambling, ivy-covered residence needs modernisation but has bags of character. Its grounds include a magnificent orangery, a coach house and a glass-housed swimming pool. It also enjoys far reaching views across Dedham Vale, the countryside which inspired John Constable’s paintings.
Contact: Savills on 01473 234 830 or go to www.savills.co.uk
NEED TO KNOW | AREA INSIGHT
Commuting: Trains from Colchester North Station to Liverpool Street are frequent and fast, taking about 50 minutes.
Crime: With crime rates significantly lower than national averages, Colchester’s residents have reason to sleep soundly at night.
Education: Colchester is home to two outstanding grammar schools: Colchester Royal Grammar School for boys¬ (the best school in the country at A level) and Colchester County High Schools for Girls.
Bar: The town centre is packed with cafés such as the whimsically named Sweet Pea’s Tea Room, and
Café. Foodies will love the award winning Warehouse Brasserie which uses local, seasonal produce to mouth-watering effect. Follow with a nightcap at the oldest pub in England, The Rose and Crown.
Leisure: Culture vultures will delight in exploring Colchester’s roman walls, castle and museums. Parks and green spaces are plentiful, and the sandy beaches of Clacton are only a 20 minute drive away. For more high-octane fun, head to Colchester’s indoor water-park or roller-skating rink.