West Mersea, Colchester

Barn Conversion

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The Toll House, Fullbridge Quay, Maldon, Essex CM9 4LE

01621 840330

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HISTORY AND BACKGROUND This amazingly positioned barn conversion set on a 3.87 acre plot has deep historical connections bordering the noble Mersea Barrow Mount dating back to 100AD. The aptly named barn shares an enviable position that would have once been enjoyed by wealthy Romans. Pictures of the original 1824 constructed barn show a rustic structure that has now been transformed into the aesthetically pleasing timber framed and clad building you see today. The conversion took place in 2012 and has been meticulously designed and created with finesse and prestige in mind. Parts of the original barn are still on show alongside a modern interior that includes flagstone floors and disguised inset wall sound systems in the main living area.

The barn, unusually, is not listed and so offers incredibly bespoke accommodation with an exceptionally grand central open plan living hall and kitchen. Three of the four double bedrooms are situated on the ground floor all with underfloor zoned heating. The gardens are an absolute delight with a south facing walled courtyard and a landscaped rear garden that leads onto a 2.3 acre meadow with potential for coastal equestrian use. The site in total sits on 3.87 acres of idyllic island real estate.

SETTING AND LOCATION The property is situated on the undeveloped west side of Mersea Island on East Mersea road, 0.6 miles from the Strood crossing from the mainland. The rural position of the barn provides unspoilt views over the landscapes of Mersea Island. Mersea, meaning 'The Island of the Pool', is a fantastic place to live for anyone that enjoys coastal pursuits. The Island is historically known for its farming and fishing industries with Oysters being harvested off the coast of the island since the Roman period. The much publicised Company Shed and Oyster Bar restaurants, on the south west side of the island provides a taste of the delicious local seafood.

Mersea is a haven for sailing and nature lovers. The West Mersea Yacht Club organise a week-long festival of boat racing every year to be enjoyed in the Blackwater Estuary. Enthusiastic horse riders can take a hack from the barn and end up on the beach embracing the sea air whenever the mood takes them.
Access across the Strood to Colchester is an 7.5 mile journey providing all major amenities and further schooling. Mersea Island School provides Ofsted rated Good primary education.

Colchester & mainline station 7.5 miles* Chelmsford 25.5 miles * Ipswich 24.2 miles * Mersea Beaches 1.4 miles *

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