BACKGROUND AND HISTORY The conversion of the properties, a private gated development, was undertaken some 25 years ago, the owner of no 9 having been in residence since then. The buildings form an iconic example of Victorian industrial architecture and date from the mid-19th Century, constructed in yellow brick under a tiled roof on the site lying adjacent to the River Chelmer. The Granaries lie either side of their own pontoon moorings, allowing occupants to moor one craft up to 24' in length. The Duplex Apartment is one of only two in the Development and provides comfortable and atmospheric modern living space within the old shell of the industrial building. The Apartment faces east/west so enjoys spectacular dawns looking across the marsh and downriver to Heybridge Basin and Northey Island and equally spectacular sunsets as the sun falls behind the Fullbridge and Maldon upriver.
The owners of the Apartments have purchased the Freehold of the properties and have set up a Management Company to oversee maintenance of the Common Parts. The current charge per Apartment is £2500.00 per annum. The grounds are kept in good order, the paintwork being renewed on a rolling three year programme. In recent years the River Authority have renewed and strengthened the sea wall in front of the Development.
The provision of a mooring allows ease of access to the local waterways of The Blackwater and the East Anglian Coast, home waters and, further afield, Europe beckons.
SETTING AND LOCATION Occupying an enviable position on the water the buildings are within easy reach of Maldon town centre and its High Street which offers a wide variety of stores to meet day to day needs, including a choice of Butchers and an M & S Simply Food Store complemented by a variety of restaurants and pubs etc. The town offers a choice of 3, soon to be 4, supermarkets, the 4th being due to open shortly as is the whole Blackwater Retail Park which comprises not only the Aldi supermarket but also other retail outlets including Next, Sports Direct and Costa Coffee. The Development lies at the end of Station Road where gates open into the private complex. The property enjoys easy access to Hatfield Peverel Station on the Liverpool Street line into London, the journey taking some 45 minutes. The A12 can be joined northbound and southbound at the same location. Stansted and Southend Airports are both within easy reach and offer an increasing range of domestic and European destinations and the nature of the property lends itself to 'lock up & leave'. Having a mooring there is every opportunity for sailing not only in home waters but also to Europe and beyond.