'Magical' renovated farmhouse offers 'rare escapism' in picturesque Essex countryside – Essex Live

The home was renovated by an award winning architect from Cambridge and is near the beautiful Dedham Vale
A “truly magical” home has come onto the market in Leavenheath, just outside Colchester, in an area of outstanding natural beauty which is described as “picturesque”. Thomsons Farm has been renovated to a high standard, with accommodation stretching across almost 3,000 square feet, plus a separate outbuilding with space for entertainment and guests to stay.
The Grade II listed home has 14 acres of garden and meadows, with an asking price of £1,750,000. Savills property agent Tom Orford said: “I love the setting of this beautiful farmhouse. The surrounding undulating countryside and stunning walks in the area are just amazing.”
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The renovation was carried out by an award winning Cambridge architect, keeping the peg tile roofs and exposed timbers which give the home so much character. It’s simple elegance across the property, from the underfloor heating to the light-filled rooms. There are open fireplaces dotted around, with five bedrooms upstairs and a further two in the guest accommodation.
The downstairs floor of the main home has a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, garden room, entrance hall, lobby, boot room, study and a further reception room. Upstairs are four large bedrooms, one small, and a family bathroom – plus a master en suite.
The brick barn to the side of the home has been renovated to include two bedrooms, a bathroom and a huge entertainment/living area. The building connects to a stylish loggia overlooking the courtyard and a further range of outbuildings, including; a tractor store, work shop and machinery barn.
The home is approached by a double gateway and sweeping drive, with a vegetable garden, walled garden, fruit orchard, fenced paddocks, wooded areas and stunning views across the countryside the Stoke by Nayland. You can even spot the church tower in the distance.
For more information see the full listing on the Savills website here.
The property has 14 acres of stunning land
The main farmhouse was renovated by an award winning architect in recent years
The kitchen/breakfast room is light and airy with plenty of space
There are quaint features such as log burners and French doors to the gardens
The study is cosy and has a view across the countryside
The sitting room also has a fireplace and is a cosy space
The entrance hall leads on to the lobby
The bedrooms are elegant and have lots of space for extra furnishings
The vaulted ceilings and exposed wooden beams were preserved in the renovation
The wooden floorboards are an homage to the farmhouse origins
The bathroom has a stunning tub set by the window
The home is nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty near Dedham Vale
The outbuildings have been converted to provide further accommodation


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