North Street, Southminster
| £475,000

Set in the heart of Southminster, the property offers a large living area ideal for a growing family and is equipped with renewable energy features and imported triple glazed Tanums Fonster Scandinavian windows from Sweden: the best available in treated pine with external aluminium cladding, longer lasting and maintenance free. The accommodation comprises five bedrooms, but potentially up to seven bedrooms through use of the study and/or the spacious attic room suitable for games or a bedroom, large lounge/diner, and heated conservatory with heat recovery ventilation to minimise heat loss, modern fitted kitchen with appliances, utility room, and downstairs cloakroom with shower cubicle and fitted cupboards with wash basin, office/fifth bedroom and a first floor bedroom and lounge/dining area. Externally the property has ample off-street parking with carport, large workshop including gardening area with fitted cupboards and double sink and mature landscaped back and front (easterly facing) gardens. A unique and individual property that simply must be viewed to fully appreciate the size and versatility of the accommodation on offer.


4.17m x 3.76m (13'8 x 12'4)

Velux windows to rear, a Swedish style loft room that is fully boarded with Pine cladding, accessed by substantial Youngman foldable wooden ladder with hand rail, suitable for games room and/or further bedroom, end wall contains central heating manifold and accessible pumps, together with the invertor, connections and circuit breakers for the solar pv electrical generation system, power and light connected.



3.86m x 3.12m (12'8 x 10'3)

Triple glazed window to front, radiator, wall mounted air-conditioning unit, Hammond fitted wardrobes with inbuilt bedside cabinets and alcove, to remain, door to:


Comprising shower cabin with jets, handheld shower head, overhead monsoon rain head, sauna and radio, wash hand basin, wc, heated ladder towel rail, radiator, Velux window above.


3.78m x 3.53m (12'5 x 11'7)

Triple glazed window to rear, large floor-to-ceiling shunt radiator for multifuel stove with back-boiler in lounge, radiator, Hammond fitted wardrobe to remain, concealed wiring ready for 5.1 cinema surround sound speakers.


3.81m x 2.29m (12'6 x 7'6)

Triple glazed window to rear, radiator, Hammond fitted wardrobe to remain, with alcove for dressing table.


2.95m x 2.36m (9'8 x 7'9)

Triple glazed window to front, thermostore.


Obscure triple glazed window to rear, underfloor heated black marble tiled floor, heated ladder towel rail, suite comprising panelled whirlpool/jacuzzi bath with led illuminated mural together with bath water and shower taps with hot/cold mixer at rear, shower with curved glass screen, wc with bio-bidet and black marble wash hand basin with designer mixer tap.



7.75m' x 4.14m (25'5' x 13'7)

Accessed from landing. Lounge/dining area with small roll edged work surface with basin and mixer tap, several points for microwave, toaster and kettle, etc., cupboards under, including small dishwasher to remain and 50 kilowatt Worcester Bosch central heating boiler accessible in right hand corner, triple glazed window to back with vents.
Bedroom with large wardrobe and storage cupboards above, triple glazed window with vents to front, leading to:


Shower cabin, wc with bio-bidet and wash basin with mixer tap set in storage cabinet, Velux window above.

Access to Swedish style loft space.


Triple glazed window to front with artwork on centre pane above stair well, access to loft, doors to all rooms.



Triple glazed entrance door with artwork on centre pane, 1m wide allowing wheelchair access, radiator, doors to:


5.03m x 3.53m (16'6 x 11'7)

Triple glazed window to front, multi fuel burning stove with back boiler, radiator, archway to:


4.37m x 2.62m (14'4 x 8'7)

Sliding doors to conservatory, radiator.


3.48m x 2.95m (11'5 x 9'8)

Triple glazed window to rear, modern re-fitted kitchen with stainless steel sink/drainer unit set in roll edged work surface, range of fitted wall and base mounted storage units, 5-ring gas hob with touch control motorised extractor hood over, split level double oven comprising eye level electric oven with grill and full size flatbed (no turntable) microwave oven below with programmable power levels and timing, three double points, part tiled walls.


1.98m x 1.60m (6'6 x 5'3)

Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, part triple glazed door to rear garden.


3.40m x 3.18m (11'2 x 10'5)

uPVC construction with double glazing to all aspects and sliding door to garden, tiled flooring, radiator, heat recovery ventilator in which warm stale air is extracted and replaced by fresh outside air while the heat in the stale air is transferred to the fresh air by means of a heat exchanger.


3.53m x 2.31m (11'7 x 7'7)

Triple glazed window to front, radiator.


Obscure triple glazed window to side, suite comprising shower cubicle, wc and wash hand basin set in fitted storage cabinets with roll edged work surface.


Concrete driveway providing off road parking, mature landscaped garden to front with lawned areas, flower beds, shrubs and trees including a large ash tree with a conservation order requiring biennial pollarding by an authorised tree surgeon, lockable gated access to large car port with log storage and large worktop at rear and 4000 litre rainwater storage tanks for irrigation system at side, double doors leading to large workshop and gardening area.


7.44m x 4.32m (24'5 x 14'2)

Workshop with storage racks and gardening area with double sink set in roll edged work surface with storage cupboards below and above, double glazed windows to car port and rear garden, double doors to car port and front, door to rear garden, power and light connected.


A generous, mature garden with lawned area and planted feature trees/shrubs, fenced to boundaries, including a small Summer House at the East end surrounded by trees and shrubs.
IRRIGATION SYSTEM: The front and rear gutters supply rainwater to storage tanks with a total capacity of 4000 litres, which feed two sprinkler zones and four dripper zones using a submersible pump, to minimise watering costs and labour.


The property benefits from five renewable energy sources that substantially reduce running costs:
a)A 3.5 kilowatt solar PV electrical generation system comprising 20 Sharp panels (German) and a recently installed Solar Edge invertor with remote monitoring where, in the unlikely event of a panel failure, that panel is immediately identified and replaced without costly testing. The system operates with the best available tarriff and the financial return in the Summer more than covers the electric and gas bills.
b)A solar thermal system providing free hot water and comprising two East facing panels and two west facing panels together with two circulation pumps that feed a solar coil in a 400 Litre thermostore (the Multicat by Chelmer Heating).
c)A Charnwood Cove 2 wood burning stove in the lounge with a back boiler feeding the 400 litre thermostore providing hot water in the Winter.
d)A thermodynamic system providing further inexpensive hot water in the Winter by extracting some free thermal energy from the atmosphere, even with ambient temperatures as low as -10 oC using two special panels and feeding the 400L thermostore.
e)An air conditioning system in the master bedroom providing cheaper heat than conventional gas central heating by extracting some free energy from the atmosphere.
In addition, the 50 kilowatt Worcester Bosch condensing boiler provides a quickly acting back-up if ever the renewable energy sources are insufficient or not turned on. The central heating system is divided into three separately controlled zones for further economy: a) bedroom 1, b) bedroom 6 and lounge/dining area and c) the remainder of the house.

Agents Note (Solar Panels)

We are informed that solar photovoltaics (Solar PV system) are fitted to this property and would advise interested parties to refer to the Energy Performance Certificate, your solicitor or surveyor for further clarification and information.

Agents Note

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.

Village of 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 (at peak times). Southminster offers a local primary school, day nursery and pre-school whilst schooling for older children is available in nearby Burnham-on-Crouch, Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers. There is a local park with tennis courts and various clubs along with numerous shops, and takeaways/restaurants, doctor's surgery, a coffee shop and public houses.