Conveniently situated within an idyllic rural landscape.

Avocet Place, Thorrington,
Colchester, Essex, CO7 8FH

Thorrington, essex

Thorrington is a vibrant and attractive Essex village, known for its history, picturesque church, farmland views and near coastal location. Occupying a stunning rural location in the Tendring district of Essex, the village is less than 2 miles north of Brightlingsea, between Colchester and Clacton-On-Sea.

Colchester Castle
Red Lion, Thorrington
St Mary Magdalen Church, Thorrington

a stunning rural location

Close to the friendly waterside town of Brightlingsea, which thrives with activity, and with beautiful Tendring countryside close by, Avocet Place is ideally positioned to please a variety of lifestyles. Thorrington itself is a
village surrounded by gentle rolling countryside, local amenities and quaint neighbouring villages.

Explore Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester, which thrives with history and heritage, art and culture, attractions and experiences.

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a vibrant and friendly village

Enjoy an afternoon walking or cycling along the locally cherished Wivenhoe Trail that follows the River Colne, or sailing, fishing or crabbing at Brightlingsea Promenade.

Dedham Vale, the focal point of Constable Country, is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ready to be explored. Delve into local landmarks, including Willy Lott’s Cottage, the famous setting of John Constable’s painting The Hay Wain, along with Flatford Mill and Bridge Cottage.

Bateman’s Tower
Mistley Walls
Willy Lotts

Location and facilities

Avocet Place is perfectly positioned, whether commuting for work, travelling for leisure or exploring the countryside.

All of the facilities you may need are located close by; a good range of local shops, restaurants and pubs, a medical centre and leisure facilities, including a health club and spa.


Bus Stop – 300 metres
Post Office & Convenience Store – 500 metres
The Red Lion Pub – 700 metres
Alresford Train Station – 2 miles
Bentley Country Park Leisure Club – 2.1 miles
Great Bentley Surgery & Pharmacy – 2.1 miles

Rail links from alresford station

Colchester Town – 12 minutes
Clacton-on-Sea – 25 minutes
Chelmsford – 53 minutes
Stratford – 1 hour 17 minutes
Liverpool Street – 1 hour 27 minutes


Brightlingsea – 3 miles
Wivenhoe – 5 miles
Colchester – 7 miles
Clacton-on-Sea – 7 mile
Dedham – 10 miles
Frinton-on-Sea – 11 miles
Harwich – 15 miles

Road connections

A133 (Great Bentley junction) – 3 miles
A12 (junction 29, Ardleigh) – 10 miles
A14 (junction 55, Copdock) – 20 miles
Stansted Airport – 45 miles
M25 (junction 28, Brentwood) – 50 miles

Avocet Place

Clacton Rd,