BACKGROUND & HISTORY The property is believed to date from the 17th or early 18th Century, with later alterations according to the Listing. Construction is of timber frame with rendered elevations under a tiled roof, being a catslide roof to the rear (north) and an attractive gambrel style with inset dormer windows to the front, south facing elevation. Within the garden is a Barn and workshop, while the garden itself is laid mainly to lawn interspersed with a variety of trees, notably a majestic weeping willow. A drive down the side of the Cottage leads to a single garage. The boundaries are delineated by established hedges and fences.
SETTING AND LOCATION The Cottage is situated on East End Road, the road that leads from the Village of Bradwell on Sea to the coast at the 7th Century Chapel of St Peter's-on-the-Wall, one of the first Christian settlements in England and founded by St Cedd. The area is popular with walkers and ornithologists. The coast provides excellent walks and beaches and is a haven for wildlife, and is home to the Essex Birdwatching Bird Observatory and the Essex Wildlife Trust Shell Bank Reserve. The village exudes a traditional atmosphere, retaining its Post Office within the Village shop, King's Head Pub (newly refurbished following a fire), Church and Primary School; there is a Secondary School in Burnham on Crouch. There is a small supermarket in nearby Southminster, which is also the terminus of the train service serving London's Liverpool Street. Further afield Burnham-on-Crouch, South Woodham Ferrers and Maldon all provide more comprehensive shopping facilities. For those with interests in sailing there is the marina at nearby Bradwell Waterside and on the southern coast of the Dengie Peninsula is Burnham-on-Crouch which is acknowledged as the HQ of East Coast Sailing and home to the Royal Burnham and Corinthian Yacht Clubs.