Kings Road, Southminster
| £295,000


Dating back to the 1800's is this delightfully quaint extended character cottage boasting extremely versatile living accommodation throughout whilst still retaining it's original charm. The first floor is served by two double bedrooms while the ground floor commences with a spacious entrance hall leading to a family bathroom, dining room, cloakroom and bar/third bedroom. Forming the extended part of the cottage is possibly the most impressive room of the property with an open plan kitchen/family room with stunning vaulted ceiling and windows to three aspects, therefore affording it a wealth of natural light throughout the day. Whilst the property has been considerably extended and improved since it's construction back in the 1800's, the cottage still retains numerous character features throughout including exposed beams, original doors and redbrick fireplaces. Externally there is a well presented rear garden, garage/workshop and with the property occupying an envious corner plot the frontage offers extensive off road parking with a generous shingled driveway. Properties of this ilk rarely come to the market so an early inspection is strongly advised. Energy Rating E.

FIRST FLOOR - LANDING:

Stairs to ground floor, doors to:-

BEDROOM 1:

3.76m x 3.63m (12'4 x 11'11)

Dual aspect room with double glazed windows to front and side, radiator, two built in wardrobes, exposed brick chimney breast.

BEDROOM 2:

3.18m x 2.79m (10'5 x 9'2)

Double glazed window to rear, built in wardrobe, access to loft space.

GROUND FLOOR - ENTRANCE HALL:

Obscure glazed entrance door to front, radiator, built in storage cupboard housing combination boiler, tiled floor, obscure glazed stable door to rear garden, doors to:-

FAMILY BATHROOM:

Obscure double glazed window to side, radiator, three piece white suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basins and close coupled wc, part tiled walls, wood effect tiled flooring, spotlights, extractor fan.

DINING ROOM:

3.33m x 2.79m (10'11 x 9'2)

Double glazed window to rear, radiator, exposed brick fireplace with inset log burner set on a tiled hearth, exposed wooden floorboards, doors to:-

CLOAKROOM:

Situated under the staircase with two wide opening doors providing access, two piece white suite comprising close coupled wc and vanity wash hand basin with tiled splash back, tiled floor, extractor fan.

BAR ROOM/BEDROOM 3:

4.04m x 3.35m (13'3 x 11')

Double glazed windows to front and side, radiator, solid wooden entrance door to front, wood effect flooring, built in bar area, tiled fireplace with display mantle over.

KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM:

6.83m x 4.72m (22'5 x 15'6)

Forming the extension to the property, this impressive room boasts a triple aspect with double glazed French doors and windows to rear opening on to the garden, further double glazed windows to both flanks, radiators, the kitchen area comprises an extensive range of matching base mounted storage units, roll edge work surfaces with inset 1 1/2 bowl single drainer ceramic sink unit, Leisure range oven to remain, space and plumbing for fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, there is a further breakfast bar area with a wooden work surface, tiled floor, the living/family area offers exposed floorboards and a wood burner set on a stone hearth, impressive vaulted ceiling with exposed beam and Velux skylight window, spotlights.

EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN:

Commencing with a block paved seating area leading to remainder which is mainly laid to lawn with beds to borders, block paved path to one side leading to entrance hall with extensive log storage, side access path with further log storage to other side of property to gate which provides access to the front, external cold water tap, side access to:-

DETACHED GARAGE/WORKSHOP:

5.94m x 3.96m (19'6 x 13')

Wide opening wooden doors to front, power and light connected, personal door to side, overhead storage timbers.

FRONT:

The frontage offers extensive off road parking with a large shingled driveway for 5/6 vehicles, side access gate leading to rear garden, access to garage/workshop.

SOUTHMINSTER:

Southminster is just a short drive from the historic town of Burnham-on-Crouch which is situated on the north bank of the River Crouch and has the benefit of a railway station with direct links into London Liverpool Street Station. Southminster offers a local primary school, day nursery and pre-school whilst schooling for older children is available in nearby Burnham, Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers. There is a local park with tennis courts and various clubs. In recent years, competition from supermarkets in local towns has reduced the shopping centre, however, Southminster still offers retail and service outlets and it is possible to get most daily needs without leaving the village. Southminster sits in the population gap between large village and small town. Until the turn of the 19th Century it was the largest settlement in the Dengie Peninsula. The 'minster' part of its name suggests either a monastic foundation or the mother church of an area. Southminster in the late 19th Century had a fairly full complement of shops, smiths, wheelwrights, millers and other trades. Southminster's main income came from farming, market gardening and the market and shops until the mid twentieth century when Bradwell Power Station was built and increased house building led to inward migration. This trend accelerated when the railway was electrified and the improved rail link permitted large scale commuting to Wickford and places along the London-Southend main line. The population has nearly doubled during the last forty years to a little over 4,100 at the last census.

AGENTS NOTES:

The property benefits from solar panels and we understand from our clients that they generate approximately £900 per year for the next 20 years, this is paid quarterly to the vendors and this contract is transferable to a new purchaser.

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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