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6 bed house for sale in Manningtree (ref: 320463)


Key Features

  • Prime town centre location Grade II listed townhouse with four to six double bedrooms (including two vaulted attic rooms)
  • Triple garage and workshop
  • South facing garden
  • Contemporary kitchen / breakfast room with bi-folding doors to the garden
  • Character rich throughout
  • Gas central heating
  • Cellar
  • Offered with no onward chain
An imposing Grade II listed High Street townhouse retaining medieval features throughout beneath an impressive ceiling height with a South facing garden, triple garage + workshop.


Believed to have originally been built as a medieval merchant's house with the oldest parts of the building fronting Manningtree's High Street, this impressive and substantial three storey townhouse has a floorplan (including cellar, triple garage, workshop and main accommodation) of almost 4,000 square feet. The property blends contemporary living with the charm and character of a period building.

The high ceilings throughout and solid Oak fitments were designed to impress upon the merchants of the time and the property has seen the addition of further features such as wood panelling and recessed Oak display cabinets in Georgian times. More recently a former Kitchen extension at the rear of the property was replaced in full to create a modern open plan kitchen / breakfast room, utility room and ground floor shower room.

The drawing room and current dining room at the front of the property have a former commercial use (now fully residential) and may offer the next custodian of this property the option to revert back to type should it be required.

From these heavily beamed and character rich rooms you proceed to an inner lobby that leads into the heart of the house for day to day life. The living room itself is open plan to a small dining room or study and also to the modern extension that incorporates the kitchen breakfast room with bi-folding doors to the rear. This feature rich room has a large inglenook fireplace with an inset multi-fuel burning stove. The study, as we will refer to it, retains an original Oak framed window and a vintage crocodile stove.

Rose builders were commissioned in 2019 to demolish the old kitchen and create a modern and impressive space in line with contemporary design and modern living trends. No expense has been spared here and the kitchen is of the highest specification. Underfloor heating has been laid beneath an indoor/outdoor porcelain tile that flows beyond the bi-folding doors seamlessly bringing the outside in. The garden with lawn retained by raised sleepers is south facing and designed to be low maintenance being currently manicured by a robotic lawnmower.

The ovens have heat probes with one having a steam function and another having a warming drawer. A Quooker tap is present ensuring that boiling water is always at hand and regular appliances like a dishwasher, Miele fridge / freezer are neatly retained within gloss finished grey kitchen units.

A full RGB down lighting system (app controlled) draws the attention to the central island with modern soft-closing storage solutions found throughout the plethora of individual cupboards and drawers.

Leading off from the kitchen, the utility room is the work horse of the house and here you will find plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble drier. The gas fired boiler (for the modern part of the home) was installed in 2019 and each room here has individual digital thermostats.

A shower room completes the remodelling of the back of the house and this incorporates an Aquilisa digital walk in shower (for temperature setting) and a heated mirrored cabinet with adjustable lighting amongst the usual utilities you would expect to find in a modern shower room.

To the first floor and a galleried landing awaits with Georgian panelling and exposed red brickwork. All four double bedrooms on the first floor are reasonably straightforward and character filled. The first three have a very impressive footprint with the first of truly epic proportion. It is worth mentioning that the first and second floors are wider than the ground floor due to a flying freehold above an adjacent ground floor shop unit.

There are two bathrooms on this level and there certainly is the potential here for dual generational occupation, annex or even Airbnb.

An ironing room on the first floor is a modest supplemental kitchenette which leads up internally to the second floor.

On the second floor is a large bathroom, and two heavily beamed attic rooms with dormer windows that span the entire width of the house. These offer the facility of further guest bedroom accommodation, storage or a wonderful place for the children to explore and play. The main roof above this area was renewed only four years ago and the timbers treated at the same time.

A considerable asset to this town centre property is the triple garage accessed through your choice of three electric roller doors via Stour street. This expansive garage includes a workshop and two cloakrooms.

The current custodians have enjoyed 16 years here, they moved to this property (and location) for the space, community feel, abundance of amenities on the door step and the fact that the property (and Manningtree itself) is extremely well connected.

Busses to Colchester are twice an hour and it is a 15 minute walk to the train station which connects to London in 55 minutes by the Intercity line.

The full list of accommodation with approximate room sizes is as follows:


Drawing Room 4.62m x 3.96m

Full height timber entrance doors from the High Street lead straight into the drawing room at the front of the property. This room is feature rich with exposed Oak flooring, a cord sash window to the front elevation, feature focal Victorian styled wrought iron fireplace (not tested), fluted ceiling beams and further exposed horizontal and vertical structural beam work. The drawing room and current dining room both situated at the front of the house comprised part of a former shop front and are open plan to each other.

Dining Room 4.68m x 4.44m

Similarly styled to the adjacent dining room with feature focal wrought iron fireplace with tiled hearth, fluted ceiling beams and exposed structural beams to all elevations, exposed pine flooring, two cord sash windows to the front elevation and a recessed Georgian shelved display cabinet. The Dining Room leads through into an inner lobby which itself leads to the main living accommodation at the rear of the house.

Inner Lobby

Exposed floorboards, vertical and horizontal ceiling beams. Leading through to the Living Room.

Living Room 4.43m x 4.94m

The hub of the home equally adept for day to day living or rolling out the red carpet for entertaining this generously proportioned living space carries through intricate detail of its period origins to each elevation.

The focal point being a large inglenook fireplace with timber mantle and gault brick paved hearth with an inset multi-fuel burner. Adjacent to this carpeted stairs lead up to the first floor.

Exposed Oak floorboards continue through from the previous reception rooms as does the elaborate exposed structural beam work to the walls and ceilings.

A personal door leads outside (onward to the cellar) and the living room is open plan to both the study and to the modern Kitchen / Breakfast room at the rear of the property.

Study 4.27m x 2.82m

Exposed floorboards and flanking period Oak framed window adjacent to a personal door leading outside. There is also a tall standing vintage crocodile cast-iron stove with decorative interlaced exposed brickwork behind.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 4.22m x 4.76m

This impressive modern space compliments and flows from the older parts of the building seamlessly into the newest part of the building (which constitutes a full replacement of an old single storied Kitchen extension) in 2019.

This bright and light gloss finished Kitchen with Porcelain tiles laid over an under floor heating system is illumined naturally through a skylight window and bi-folding doors to the rear with a Southerly aspect.

Central to this chef's utopia is an island with soft-closing drawers and base level cupboards with an industrial metallic work surface over. Kitchen units to three elevations are composed of further drawers, cupboards and practical storage solutions.

The full specification of integral appliances and fittings includes, an AEG induction hob (island), a 1.5 bowl sink with mixer and Quooker (instant boiling water) tap, Neff dishwasher, two eye level Neff oven + grills plus a warming drawer, integrated tall standing fridge, freezer and an extractor fan. There is LED lighting recessed to the ceiling and further kick board lighting to enhance the mood.

Utility 1.77m x 1.47m (max)

Plumbing available for a washing machine adjacent to space being provided for a tumble drier beneath the work surface. Here you will find one of the two gas fired boilers (circa 2016), an opaque window to the rear elevation and extractor fan. The Utility leads into a modern shower room.

Shower Room 2.26m x 1.452m (max)

Fully tiled with a double walk in shower unit (thermostatic shower tap and the choice of rainfall or standard shower heads), vanity sink, WC, heated towel rail and an opaque glazed window to the flanking wall.


Galleried Landing

Connecting all first floor rooms this split-level galleried landing has wood panelling thought to have been installed in the Georgian era, exposed red brickwork, structural beams and it is laid to carpet. There is access to one of the loft voids here via a loft hatch.

First Bedroom 4.73m x 5.78m

Wonderfully generous in size the first bedroom has two sash windows to the front elevation, intricate exposed beam work and red brickwork.

Second Bedroom 4.73m x 4.37m

Exposed Oak floorboards, and exposed red brickwork encompassing an ornate feature fireplace with wrought iron Victorian fire inset, timber mantle and tiled hearth. There are exposed beams to both the ceiling and to the upright elevations and two sash windows to the front elevation.

Third Bedroom 4.73m x 3.93m

Fitted with carpet having two sash windows to the front elevation, exposed structural beams and a focal feature ornate fireplace.

Fourth Bedroom 3.43m > 1.87m x 3.76m > 2.97m

Georgian panelled partition, stripped Oak door, sash window to the rear elevation, carpeted and exposed structural beams.

First Bathroom

Split floor level and fully tiled. Corner bath with mixer tap, pedestal hand wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and opaque glazed window to the rear elevation.

Second Bathroom

Free standing bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, WC, sink, heated towel rail, dormer window to the side elevation and exposed beams.


Part tiled and part wood panelled walls, WC, Sink flank window and exposed beams.

Utility / Potential kitchenette 3.27m (max) x 1.73m

Wood laminate flooring, base level cupboards with work surface and matching eye-level cupboards over. Glazed wood panelled door leading out onto the terrace above the single storey Kitchen extension below. Opening and a step down into a large recess where you will find a sink etched into a tiled work surface. Stairs turn and lead up to the second floor.


Beamed Landing

Large airing cupboard housing both the hot and cold water tanks. Eaves storage cupboard and access to the large loft room and shower room on this floor.

Shower Room 2.25m + shower recess x 2.74m

Vaulted ceiling, part wood panelled walls, recessed (decommisioned) 'shower cubicle', WC, pedestal hand wash basin, low level sash window to the rear elevation.

Vaulted Loft Room 9.81m x 3.26m

Vaulted beamed ceiling with vertical and horizontal exposed beams. Two dormer windows and access provided to the loft area.

Attic Bedroom 3.26m x 4.55m

Fitted with carpet with a vaulted ceiling, dormer window to the front elevation and exposed structural beams.


The South facing and private rear garden measures approximately 15.4m. It commences with a porcelain tile laid patio area and timber sleepers retain the raised lawn. A slightly off centre paved walkway approaches the triple garage at the end of the plot.

TRIPLE GARAGE 9.05m > 5.16m x 10.17m > 4.14m

This craftsman’s' paradise incorporates a workshop (of 3.60m x 4.18m) to the rear and two separate cloakrooms (not tested).

The garage itself is accessed directly from Stour Street which runs parallel to the High Street (behind). There are no fewer than three electric roller doors to the front and there are plenty of suspended (ceiling) and wall mounted storage solutions.

Cellar 3.42m x 3.72m

Beneath the main living room lies a modest cellar which is accessed from an outside staircase (adjacent to the living room).

Stamp Duty Due

Based on a sale price of £850,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:


Last updated: The calculator has been updated following the end of the stamp duty holiday on 1st October 2021.

* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.

Property Images

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Living Room I

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Proximity To Stour

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High Street Property

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Living Room II

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Inglenook Fireplace

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Living Room III

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Living Room IV

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Dining Room I

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Dining Room II

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Drawing Room I

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Drawing Room II

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Stove (Study)

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Kitchen I

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Kitchen II

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Bi-Folds To Patio

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Gf Shower Room

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Gallaried Landing

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First Bedroom I

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First Bedroom II

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Second Bedroom

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Third Bedroom

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Fourth Bedroom

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First Bathroom

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Second Bathroom

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Loft Room

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Loft Bedroom (Fifth)

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Rear Elevation

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South Facing Garden

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Space To Entertain

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Quadruple Garage I

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Quadruple Garage II

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Aerial Of Plot

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Stour Estuary

Further Details

  • Status: Sold STC
  • Reference: 320463


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