What we say at Zoe Napier Group This is an architecturally stunning landmark building for the quayside. Its interior design and room proportions will suit the most discerning, combined with its rotunda east elevation with panoramic views across the River Chelmer and out to the Blackwater Estuary for fantastic sun rises and the tranquillity of watching historic barges and sailing yachts.
What the Owners Say We have loved living here, especially through lockdown - as the immediate, friendly community has come into its own, especially during 2020. With the wonderful house boats for neighbours and the famous Maldon Saltings opposite, we have such super, eclectic surroundings with East Coast Walks and a path opposite, leading directly up to the high street.
History & Background An architecturally stunning 2400 sq ft Detached Waterside 'Turn Key' Home, finished to a high internal specification and located immediately onto the East Coast Path. The property was constructed high build specification in 2002 and of individual architect design to feature the rotunda, with turret, to its east elevation from which to enjoy panoramic views across the Blackwater estuary. The sumptuous interior provides extensive storage, underfloor heating throughout (bar the amenity space), a security alarm, and both privacy and black out blinds in some rooms.
The planning for the property was originally granted for offices, and in 2018, permission was given for change of use for the building to become a superb detached private residence -obscurely stating two bedrooms, yet clearly, the well-proportioned room areas provide space for optional guest accommodation and with the future potential to alter the original, specified planning permission.
During 2019 the property was converted into beautifully appointed three storey living with the ground floor containing reception/office, amenity and service rooms, alongside the integral garage with roller door. Easy, wide stairs in sets of eight gentle risers to middle landings provide access to the extensive first floor living and on to the two superb top floor junior suite bedrooms, each with stunning views.
Setting & Location The property is reached via Fullbridge Quay, (located at the foot of Maldon Hill), which leads into Chandlers Quay, offering a delightful enclave of waterside properties facing the River Chelmer, which all lie in a designated Conservation area. The quayside also provides access to the charming resident house boats and with immediate access onto the East Coast Path (part of the new 2700 mile Coastal path set to circumference Britain). Harbour House has its own private parking for two cars (plus the garage) and there is an additional adjacent, privately owned parking space for a third vehicle. In addition there are further areas on the quayside for visitors parking.
The property is situated toward the end of a no through road with excellent walkway access, providing a hillside walk up to Maldon High Street or across the river to Tesco's, Lidl and the new Blackwater Retail Park containing Aldi, amongst other retail outlets and coffee shops.
Maldon itself is a highly sought after maritime town, combining the charm of boutique shops and restaurants in the high street with the continued new surrounding development growth, constantly improving the town. The nearest mainline station is from Hatfield Peverel (5.7 miles) with the larger City of Chelmsford and Colchester being 12 and 20 miles respectively