St John’s Green, Colchester
Occupying an elevated position overlooking the picturesque St Johns Green and just a few minutes walk from Colchester town centre, Abbey House is a large Regency property that has been completely restored to the very highest standards and is now undoubtably one of the town’s finest houses. Having been owned by the Ministry of Defence for many years, Abbey House was previously the Garrison Commanders residence. Its setting is unique, with far reaching views over the town as well as the Grade 1 Listed; St John’s Abbey Gatehouse which forms the backdrop to the large partly walled garden. The house has been completely restored and now provides circa 5300 square feet of accommodation on three floors (plus a basement) it has five bedrooms, four of which have en-suites. The ground floor accommodation consists of beautifully proportioned rooms all reached from an elegant central hallway. To the front of the property is a large driveway with parking for numerous vehicles, accessed via electronically controlled gates. The main garden is surprising large for a town centre property and is enclosed to two sides by high brick walls. The rear parking courtyard is shared with the adjoining properties, there is a single garage as well as a two-storey former stable building that provides storage as well as the possibility of a first floor home office.