Burnham on Crouch
| £750,000


A MOST VERSATILE DETACHED INDIVIDUAL HOME SET ON A WONDERFUL MATURE PLOT OF APPROX 0.65 OF AN ACRE. Located within the favoured northern edge of Burnham on Crouch and yet just a short distance form the RAILWAY STATION and local amenities. The plot is very mature and interspersed with many varieties of trees and shrubs. Corner Cottage dates back to the early 1900s, but has obviously been altered considerably since. The property (originally two cottages) was built by the then owner of Mangapp Manor located close by. Accommodation totals around 3000 sq feet. Briefly, this includes 4/6 bedrooms, three bathrooms, large reception hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room and a snug. Maintained to a high standard. Corner Cottage includes a fully insulated workshop, garage with attached store and also a lovely character 'square' barn (around 900 square feet) with exposed timbers and dormer windows. Currently used as garaging and storage the barn lends itself to a variety of uses. As mentioned previously the gardens are very mature and have been landscaped by the present owners over many years. There is also a large stocked pond with a viewing deck and bridge over. Energy Rating E. No onward chain.

ACCOMMODATION & SIZES

FIRST FLOOR

Bedroom

3.96m x 3.48m (13' x 11'5)

Dual aspect room overlooking the gardens, door to:

En-Suite

Three piece suite with shower.

Bedroom

3.91m x 3.00m (12'10 x 9'10)

Dual aspect room overlooking the gardens, double wardrobe.

Shower Room/wc

Three piece suite.

Bedroom

6.40m x 3.96m max (21' x 13' max)

A most versatile dual aspect room with door to each landing.

Bedroom

4.65m x 4.52m (15'3 x 14'10)

Dual aspect room overlooking the gardens.

Two Landings

The house has two landings and therefore two staircases to the ground floor.

GROUND FLOOR

Reception Area

2.79m x 2.64m (9'2 x 8'8)

Door to snug & family room/bedroom. Open plan to:

Entrance & Inner Hall

Double fully glazed doors to exterior, doors to most rooms.

Family/Games Room

6.20m x 3.40m (20'4 x 11'2)

Guest Bedroom

5.00m x 3.96m (16'5 x 13')

Dining Room

5.00m x 4.62m (16'5 x 15'2)

A lovely dual aspect room with patio doors leading to the gardens.

Family Bathroom/wc

2.95m x 2.49m (9'8 x 8'2)

Four piece suite.

Lounge

6.05m x 4.98m including bay window (19'10 x 16'4 including bay window)

Large bay window overlooking the gardens, gas fire.

Study/Library

3.05m x 2.62m (10' x 8'7)

Kitchen

4.52m x 3.05m (14'10 x 10')

Fully fitted kitchen with built-in and integrated appliances. Side lobby with door to exterior. Open plan to:

Breakfast Room

4.60m x 2.67m (15'1 x 8'9)

Two windows. Utility area with sink & plumbing for washing machine. Gas fired boiler and built-in storage cupboard.

EXTERIOR

Approx 0.65 acre plot. Large patio at rear of the house leading to extensive well tended lawned gardens. There are two vehicle entrances, one being the formal driveway providing parking for numerous cars and leading to the barn. The other is to right side of the barn which leads to the garage and gardens.
Barn 32' x 30'2 (full description below).
Garage 19' x 10'7 & attached store/potting shed 19' x 6'. Power & light connected in both. Sink with cold water and external water tap.
Workshop 19'3 x 12'1 Fully insulated, fuse board with power and light connected. Arbour & patio to the rear.
Large fish pond with wooden viewing deck & three smaller ponds, greenhouse.

THE BARN

9.75m x 9.19m (32' x 30'2)

Totaling around 900 square feet, The Barn is a most interesting building and of an unusual design measuring 32 x 30'2 (9.75m x 9.19m). It is of timber construction with a weather boarded exterior under a clay tile roof. To one side is a wide electric roller shutter entrance door with remote controls and two personal doors to exterior. The internal roof height is 17'2 (5.2m) to a maximum 20'8 (6.3m) in the cupola. There is an internal water supply, fuse board, lighting and several power points. Attached Alton Western Red Cedar greenhouse (2015), 10'6 x 5'.

In 1911 plans were approved for a cow house (milking parlour/barn) to be built by the owner of Mangapp Manor. From 1912 until the 1930s, the barn housed 12 Jersey cows which supplied Creeksea Dairy, later The Chase Dairy, which traded from the High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch.

In the 1930s, use of the barn as a milking parlour ceased and for the next 50 years, the barn was used as a garage and for storage.

The Edwardian barn fell into disrepair and was damaged during the 1987 hurricane, being fully renovated shortly thereafter to serve as a garage to Corner Cottage.

In our opinion the barn lends itself to a variety of uses and also the possibility of conversion to an annexe/dwelling, of course subject to gaining the relevant consents. Any interested party would have to make their own enquiries of Maldon District Council.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

There is a 2.88 kW (12-panel) solar photo-voltaic system which was installed on the garage in February 2012. The system has a 10 year guarantee against the cost of any remedial work; the panels also have a 25 year power output warranty. There is a guaranteed feed-in tariff of 50.67p per KWh, uprated by inflation, for 25 years which currently earns about £1,500 p.a. Tax-free.

The property has full gas radiator central heating and all windows are double glazed. There is a full security system. There is a retractable access ladder to the loft which we understand is fully insulated and part boarded.

LOCATION

The town of Burnham-on-Crouch is situated on the north bank of the River Crouch, which is an attractive tidal estuary. Historically the town was first a ferry port, subsequently becoming a fishing port known for its oyster beds, and most recently a renowned yachting centre hosting Burnham Week at the end of August.

Although the town has a population of little over 7,500, it is the principal settlement in the Dengie peninsula and is consequently able to boast facilities that are uncommon in small towns. These include two primary schools and a secondary school, a cinema, Burnham Yacht Harbour/Marina and several other boatyards, four yacht clubs, two supermarkets, no less than nine public houses, numerous other restaurants, eateries and shops and a railway station on the Southminster branch line with direct trains into London Liverpool Street. The Burnham-on-Crouch Golf Club, founded in 1923, is situated in Creeksea on the outskirts of Burnham and enjoys breathtaking views over the Crouch Valley and River Crouch

AGENTS NOTES

These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. All measurements are approximate. No responsibility is accepted as to the accuracy of these particulars or statements made by our staff concerning the above property. We have not tested any apparatus or equipment therefore cannot verify that they are in good working order. Any intending purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the correctness of such statements within these particulars. All negotiations to be conducted through Church and Hawes. No enquiries have been made with the local authorities pertaining to planning permission or building regulations. Any buyer should seek verification from their legal representative or surveyor.

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