Abbey Street
Thorpe Le Soken

Cottage: 2 beds, 1 bath, 2 receptions


Agent Details

Essex Country and Village Homes

Tel: 01206 589109


Dating back to approximately 1634 boasting charm and character with exposed timber beams and brick fireplaces, this semi detached cottage is located in the historical and sought after village of Thorpe le Soken in close proximity to the mainline railway station, schools and High Street shops.


Two double bedrooms | Lounge | Dining Room/Bedroom 3 | Bathroom/WC | Kitchen | UPVC double glazing | Gas central heating system | Secluded rear garden with southerly aspect | Off street parking


Located within Thorpe le Soken's conservation area Country Mouse Cottage is unlisted and enjoys a plot with good road frontage that provides generous off street parking facilities with the potential for garaging (subject to planning permission).

Thorpe-le-Soken is a well connected village lying to the East of Colchester that is popular with young families due to the well renowned Primary and Secondary schools, commuters who utilise the direct rail link with London (or A120/A12 link to Colchester and beyond) and retirees seeking a good community spirit within reach of essential day-to day services.

From the mini-roundabout in the High Street, Thorpe-le-Soken, applicants are advised to proceed along Abbey Street in the Frinton-on-Sea direction and the property will be found on the right hand side, just beyond Station Road and the War Memorial. 


The ground floor accommodation comprises of:

Entrance Hall

Approached through a part glazed solid and wood door with exposed beams to one wall and to the ceiling. Quarry tiled floor, radiator, wall lights and a modern electric consumer board with doors leading to:

Kitchen 12' x 12' (3.66m x 3.66m) 
The 'country styled kitchen' is part fitted with pine fronted base units and wall cabinets with roll top worktops, ceramic butler sink and original ornamental red brick fireplace fitted with shelving.

There is plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, space for gas or electric cooker. Dual aspect (side and front) u.P.V.C double glazed windows provide natural light and a large internal leaded light window to the living room remains present. 

Ceramic tiled floor, a wall mounted gas fired boiler and ceiling & wall spot lights complete the kitchen specification.

Living Room
17'6 max x 14'4 (5.33m max x 4.37m)  

Situated to the rear of the building opening out to the rear garden, the living room features a full height brick built fireplace with an inset cast iron multi fuel stove (unused / service required).

Other features include exposed stud work and beams, dark Oak flooring, u.P.V.C double glazed windows to the side and a bay window to rear aspect. The u.P.V.C fully glazed door leads out to the garden and a further internal door leads through to the Dining Room / Third bedroom.

Dining Room / Bedroom Three 16'3 x 9' (4.95m x 2.74m) 
Featuring exposed light oak beams to ceiling, red brick paved flooring, leaded oval window to side aspect, chandelier ceiling light, matching wall lights, radiator and uPVC double glazed full height windows and french doors opening out to the rear garden.

The first floor accommodation comprises of:


Featuring exposed brickwork to chimney stack, a uPVC double glazed flank window, radiator, fitted carpet and stripped pine doors to all first floor rooms. 

Bedroom One 17' x 10'6 (5.18m x 3.2m) 
uPVC double glazed windows to side and rear aspect, recessed walk in cupboard with shelving, radiator, dark stained wooden floorboards and two ceiling lights.

Bedroom Two 12'4 x 9'4 (3.76m x 2.84m) 
uPVC double glazed window to front aspect, radiator and fitted carpet.  


The bathroom has part tiled and part wood panelled walls and is fitted with an ivory coloured suite that comprises of a low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. There is also a mains fitted shower with oversized head, radiator, fitted carpet, uPVC double glazed window to front aspect, ceiling light, fitted double cupboard and loft hatch providing acces to the roof space. 

Adjacent to the cottage there is off road parking for up to 3 cars with turning area. Please note that one space belongs to the adjacent property.

The rear garden measures approximately 55' x 35' and is laid to lawn with shrubs and mature trees. The garden enjoys a southerly aspect and is quite secluded with 6' (1.83m) high fencing to the boundaries and side gate to the front parking area.

Outside storage is provided by a large Shed in garden and small shed to the front paved parking area.  


The Agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor. References to the Tenure of a Property are based on information supplied by the Seller. The Agent has not had sight of the title documents. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor.

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