This imposing 1930s country house is just five miles north of Colchester, which is just under an hour from Liverpool Street. The accommodation is split over three floors and there are five bedrooms. From the first floor landing is a conservatory, leading out to a covered balcony. The drawing room overlooks the garden of one and a half acres. There is a large swimming pool and brick pavillion which has a games room with snooker table.
Contact: Fenn Wright on 01206 763388, www.fennwright.co.uk
ALEFOUNDERS HOUSE, LANGHAM, CO4 5NH
This five-bedroom period house is located just north of Colchester in a popular village with primary school, pub and general store. The property has retained its period features such as exposed beams and an open brick fireplace with wood-burning stove. There are also gardens attached to the house, which comes with a studio annexe that has a thatched roof.
Contact: Abbotts Town & Country Houses 01473 280645, www.abbotts.co.uk
THE TALLOW FACTORY, DEDHAM, CO7 6DE
This pretty Grade II-listed five-bedroom house in the heart of Constable country is tucked away in Bramham Court just off the main village high street. Much of the timber frame is exposed in the dining room and the master bedroom. There is also a partly walled garden with terrace and summer house. Next to the property is parking space for two cars.
Contact: Abbotts Town & Country Houses on 01473 280645, www.abbotts.co.uk
COLNE VIEW, HYTHE QUAY, CO2 8JB
Price: £189,995 for a two-bedroom apartment; £289,995 for a three-bedroom duplex penthouse.
Located on the banks of the river Colne but only a few miles from Colchester’s town centre, this development’s apartments are individually designed. Residents also enjoy exclusive free membership of the on site gym and there are plenty of shops within walking distance.
Contact: Barratt Homes on 01206 861572, www.barratthomes.co.uk