Is this the most handsome house in Essex?

  • We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.
  • 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.

    Take a tour of this Recency townhouse: Step inside this stunning townhouse in Gloucestershire

    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

    Bridgefoot House

    Image credits: Savills

    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.

    The barn

    Bridgefoot House

    Image credit: Savills

    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.

    Bridgefoot House

    Image credit: Savills

    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

    Bridgefoot House

    Image credit: Savills

    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.

    Bridgefoot House

    Image credit: Savills

    At the other end of the kitchen there’s a breakfast room which features a raised glazed ceiling.

    Formal dining room

    Bridgefoot House

    Image credit: Savills

    The dining room showcases the characterful wood panelling.

    Bedroom

    Bridgefoot House

    Image credit: Savills

    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.

    Bathroom

    Bridgefoot House

    Image credit: Savills

    The bath is quite the feature in the bathroom, standing proudly in the middle of the space.

    Garden

    Bridgefoot House

    Image credit: Savills

    The family breakfast room leads directly out onto the patio and garden space.

    Bridgefoot House

    Image credit: Savills

    A climbing wisteria helps to add to the house’s beauty. Bridgefoot House has part walled gardens and lush green grounds.

    Related: Summer house ideas to inspire you to create the garden of your dreams

    There’s more to Essex than meets the eye.

    All the latest from Ideal Home