Detached House

Council Tax Band: G

Guide price



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

01621 840330

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  • Double Fronted Detached House
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Four En-suites
  • Far Reaching Views over Farmland and The Blackwater Estuary
  • Three Large Reception Rooms
  • Detached Coach House
  • Set on a Plot Approaching 0.4 of an Acre
  • Enclosed Gardens
  • Double Garage
  • In Need of some Refurbishment

*** 0.4 OF AN ACRE ****  A handsome double fronted four bedroom, spacious family home steeped in history, enjoying spectacular views over farmland and the Blackwater estuary

A handsome double fronted four bedroom, spacious family home steeped in history, enjoying spectacular views over farmland and the Blackwater estuary

What We Think at The Zoe Napier Group

This is a unique opportunity to live in a historical property and add your own mark.  Our client has loved living in this wonderful home enjoying the generous entertaining space for family and social gatherings.  If you want a mix of grandeur and family living with spectacular views, close to amenities, then this could be the property for you.

 What the Sellers Say

From the moment I saw this property I fell in love with it.  My family have enjoyed the space and location, with fabulous walks and a good mix of waterside and country living.  With easy access to amenities and transport links, it has been the perfect home for my children to grow up in.  It’s now time for another family to make memories in this wonderful home. 

History & Background

This impressive double fronted historic home is prominently positioned on the Strood before Mersea Island. Dating from 1860 it is stacked with character and has an interesting history, once owned by the Grimes family, Leslie Grimes being a well-known artist and illustrator. With views over adjoining farmland to the rear and overlooking the Blackwater Estuary with Mersea Island in the distance at the front, the views are spectacular.

The house is elegant and has high ceilings and sash windows throughout. Large receptions rooms make for perfect entertainment space with the addition of a covered area linking the annexe/coach house. The main house and coach house is in need of some refurbishment but with this in mind the coach house will make a wonderful annexe.

The outside space is generous with a plot approaching 0.4 of an acre.  With enclosed gardens to the side and a small folly like versatile red brick summer house.  The gravel driveway to the left hand side of the house offers off road parking for numerous cars and access to the detached garage.

The property is situated close to the waterside, with fabulous walks and amazing scenery.


This prominent home is set on the approach road to Mersea Island with views over arable farmland to the rear which runs down eventually to the sea wall, and views over the Strood and Mersea Island to the front. Peldon is a sought after area, close to the neighbouring villages of Little Wigborough, Langenhoe and Abberton and approximately 2 miles from Abberton Reservoir and Nature Reserve. Britain's oldest recorded Town of Colchester lies 7 miles due north and Colchester (North) station is approximately 7.7 miles for a 55 minute train journey into London's Liverpool Street.

For those with water and sailing activities, Mersea Island is close by; an area which has become increasingly sought after through its excellent sailing clubs, Regatta week, fresh shellfish, seafood and oyster bars/eateries and lovely natural beaches to stroll along.

For educational needs there are options of excellent grammar schools in the close by city of Colchester; Thurstable, Stanway or Thomas Lord Audley Secondary Comprehensive Schools, while younger children attend West Mersea or Langenhoe.



A gravelled pathway leads to an elegant vestibule entrance into a light lofty hallway with tiled floor; the attractive staircase is directly in front of you leading to the first floor. A characterful reception room is accessed from the hallway and has a beautiful large sash bay window to the front. The hall/corridor leads to a triple aspect kitchen / breakfast room which is situated at the rear of the property and is fitted with units to three walls, door to a large pantry and a two oven AGA. The spacious dining room has a sash window overlooking the courtyard and coach house. The dining room has plenty of character with a lovely cast iron fireplace, decorative mantle and surround and exposed floorboards throughout. Flowing through to a double aspect sitting room situated to the front with a sash bay window and a cast iron fireplace including a tiled hearth.

A lobby leads off the walkway between the two rooms, there is a glazed door to the side, with an opening to the utility room and access to a cloakroom.  The study is a good size with windows overlooking the front and side of the property.

A door from the main hall leads to steps down to a wet cellar, this is a useful storage area divided into two areas.


The stairway opens to an elegant and generous landing with a glazed door accessing a unique balcony area situated over the entrance of the property and offering views towards Mersea over the Black Water Estuary. The master bedroom is at the front and is a lovely light double aspect room, with a large en-suite bath and shower room. There are three further spacious double light double bedrooms with high ceilings and sash windows, all offer good sized ensuites bathrooms.


This beautiful home has generous gardens set on about 0.39 of an acre. There is a lovely covered courtyard between the house and the coach house offering wonderful entertaining space. The majority of the garden is to the side of the house and is partly walled. The garden is laid to grass with a range of mature trees and shrubs. There is a lovely brick-built folly/summer house by the front boundary of the property. The driveway is on the left hand side of the house which provides off road parking for numerous cars and access to a double garage, complete with 15’ up and over remote controlled door to the front. There is a shingled area with low level wall across the front and a side access gate into the garden.

Agents Notes

Our client has completed a Propertymark questionnaire/declaration for potential buyers to make and informed offer. Please request details from the sole selling agent.


Private Drainage

Mains Electricity and Water

Gas Fired Heating

EPC Rating D

Council Tax Band G


EPC rating: D. Council tax band: G, Tenure: Freehold,

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Peldon floorplan
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