St. Clare Drive, Lexden, Colchester, CO3 3TA


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A truly striking five bedroom detached house offering substantial accommodation with separate studio over the garage and enjoying grounds approaching 3.25 acres predominantly woodland. The house is the jewel in the crown of four exclusive homes built at the end of St Clare Drive in one of Colchester's finest roads designed by award winning architect Mark Perkins in an arts and crafts style and built to a high specification by renowned local developer Newell Homes.

The property

The house benefits from gas fired central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators to the first floor. As the house falls within a conservation area there are timber bespoke double glazed windows and luxury features within the home which include a media sound system, touch control lighting, built-in television to the main bathroom. Throughout the property are deep skirtings and cornices, chrome electrical fitments and high quality sanitary ware from Sottini, Hansgrohe and Gerebit.

Ground floor

A hardwood arched entrance door opens to the most stunning reception hall with part vaulted ceiling extending to 19' high with grand staircase leading to the first floor. In the corner is a large double door cloaks cupboard with hanging space whilst there is a cloakroom with inset low level wc and vanity unit wash hand basin with cupboard beneath. Three principle reception rooms lead off of the hallway with a large sitting room with dual aspect including French doors leading out, focal fireplace with mulit-fuel stove, media point and ceiling speakers. There is a study and also family room once again having a focal fireplace with multi-fuel stove, media point and speakers and enjoying a corner turret. There is a door from this room and also the reception hall into the stunning kitchen/living space measuring some 30' x 23' with dual aspect including French doors leading out to the veranda with media point and ceiling speakers.

The kitchen itself is fitted with corian work surfaces with cupboard and drawer units beneath with pull out bin, double bowl butler sink with spray tap and grooved drainer as well as a number of pull out larders. Built-in appliances are from Siemens with integral dishwasher, built-in over, microwave and warming draw as well as a Siemens freestanding stainless steel American fridge freezer. There is a corian topped island unit with five ring induction hob with light and extractor hood set into a lighting plinth. The utility room is extremely large with a door leading out to the drive and garage. It has a large bench with space beneath for boots and shoes as well as hanging hooks. There are corian work surfaces with cupboards and drawers beneath and tall corner cupboard with inset stainless steel sink bowl and grooved drainer with Siemens washing machine and tumble dryer.

First floor

Stairs lead up to the central landing where there is a double door airing cupboard access to the loft space and electrically operated velux roof window with ceiling heights of 9'4" high. The main bedroom enjoys southerly views into the gardens, has a large dressing room and leads in to the ensuite with walk-in shower cubicle with glass screen, vanity unit, wash hand basin with drawer under and mirror and light above and inset toilet. There are two heated towel rails, double glazed port hole window and includes the turret.

The second bedroom has southerly views into the garden and door leading though to a jack and jill ensuite with walk-in tiled shower cubicle with glass screen, vanity unit, wash hand basin with drawer under and light and mirror above and a toilet. A further door connects this room to the third bedroom enjoying a dual aspect with connecting door to the landing. There are two further double bedrooms and main bathroom with a free standing bath with TV inset into the wall, walk-in tiled shower cubicle with glass door and screen, vanity unit, wash hand basin with drawer under and light and mirror above, toilet and two heated towel rails.


The front of the property is a pathway leading to the house with lawns and driveway to the side leading to the detached double garage with two electric roller doors. At the rear of the garage a door leads through to a hallway with cloak room and stairs leading up to a studio room with shower room making an ideal additional accommodation or home/work space. A the rear of the house is a private garden having been laid to turf with pathway leading under the veranda creating a wonderful space for alfresco dining. Leading out onto the main gardens which are predominantly going to be turfed with a number of established trees with a new hedge to be planted. At the end of the gardens the land narrows and leads through to approximately 2.75 acres of woodland with in total the plot approaches 3.25 acres, making a most unique setting for the property.

Reception hall 24 ' x 13' (7.32m x 3.96m)

Family room 17' 2" x 14' 9" (5.23m x 4.5m)

Kitchen/living space 30' 7" x 23' 9" (9.32m x 7.24m)

Utility room 15' 8" x 12' 9" (4.78m x 3.89m)


Study 15' 8" x 7' 8" (4.78m x 2.34m)

Sitting room 22' 3" x 18' 10" (6.78m x 5.74m)

Bedroom one 20' 2" x 12' 3" (6.15m x 3.73m)

Dressing room 14' 10" x 8' 5" (4.52m x 2.57m)


Bedroom two 21' x 12' (6.4m x 3.66m)


Bedroom three 18' 8" x 16' 6" (5.69m x 5.03m)

Bedroom four 13' x 13' (3.96m x 3.96m)

Bedroom five 13' x 10' 9" (3.96m x 3.28m)


Studio 24' x 14' 5" (7.32m x 4.39m)

Shower room

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