This charming period home, nestled on the outskirts of a small village in Colchester, is definitely our type on paper!
Bridgefoot House is a Grade-II listed family home in sunny Essex. This beautifully period home, believed to date from the early 16th century, is currently on the market with Savills with a guide price of £1.275 million.
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With eight bedrooms, a barn with 27ft ceilings and a romantic walled garden, this handsome home is ticking all the boxes so far.
Come see for yourself…
Bridgefoot House exterior
Constructed of a timber frame with plastered elevations under a tiled roof there’s no denying this home is attractive. The house retains many of the period features associated with the age of property, including original fireplaces and wood panelling.
A particular ‘wow’ feature of the house is the Grade-II listed barn with its crown post vaulted ceiling. The barn is incorporated into the main house off the kitchen.
This central part of the house is the barn, comprising of a gallery-style living room with a 27ft ceiling height. The enormous wooden beams create a real visual impact in this room. The real wow factor is the large central Roca circular wood burner, glazed on all sides – perfect for entertaining in the winter months.
The more formal living room features a wide arched red-brick fireplace. the plaque above the fireplace features an inscription thought to be a late 16th text from the Geneva Bible.
Kitchen and breakfast room
The traditional kitchen boasts an Aga and shaker-style painted cabinets. The splashback features tiles decorated with hens and geese to give the room further country credentials.
At the other end of the kitchen there’s a breakfast room which features a raised glazed ceiling.
Formal dining room
The dining room showcases the characterful wood panelling.
Of the eight bedrooms, one is positioned off the living room on the ground floor (above). On the first floor there is a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, with four further bedrooms. A staircase leads up to the second floor to find two attic bedrooms.
The bath is quite the feature in the bathroom, standing proudly in the middle of the space.
The family breakfast room leads directly out onto the patio and garden space.
A climbing wisteria helps to add to the house’s beauty. Bridgefoot House has part walled gardens and lush green grounds.
There’s more to Essex than meets the eye.