BACKGROUND & HISTORY
The property, which is Listed Grade II is understood to date from the 18th Century and presents a classic timber white painted weather boarded elevations flanked by deep sash windows to either side under a hipped tiled roof. In recent years many of the boards have been repaired and renewed where necessary and the front elevation was painted in its entirety in 2017. A jettied wing projects to the rear towards the willow lined pond. Internally the house is of great charm and character and displays many period features including decorative cast iron dog grates in a number of the bedrooms, the polished woodblock floors in the well-proportioned Sitting and Dining Rooms and the fireplaces in those same rooms and exposed beams in other areas.
SETTING & LOCATION
The house stands down a drive and is set back from Green Lane in Ostend , a hamlet on the western outskirts of the charming riverside town of Burnham-on-Crouch. The semi-rural setting belies the property's proximity to the town and its facilities, the railway station and the river Crouch and the sailing clubs. The town boasts a busy High Street with a variety of shops to meet day to day needs including a choice of small supermarkets, Post Office and GP's Surgery, a choice of restaurants and public houses, and schools offering Primary and Secondary education within the town. The Quay overlooking the River and the yacht moorings with its ever changing tidal view and big skies overhead must rate amongst one of the best views on the East Coast. Burnham is recognised as the HQ of East Coast yachting and is home to the prestigious Royal Burnham and Royal Corinthian Yacht Clubs, amongst others. Across the water from Burnham and accessible by foot ferry is the recently enlarged and improved RSPB Reserve at Wallasea Island. There are good walks to be enjoyed in the vicinity, both county and coastal and the area is criss-crossed by a network of footpaths. The town's railway station serves London's Liverpool Street Station, the journey at peak times taking just over the hour. Southend Airport with its increasing number of domestic and European destinations is within easy reach.