What We Say at The Zoe Napier Group A brilliant 'all round' property which might be considered to require some general updating, yet offering both extensive and light, multigenerational living, with the additional leisure & lifestyle facilities of a paddock, Indoor pool complex and option to purchase a large adjacent barn for storage or other permissible uses.
What the Owner Says Whilst the time has come to downsize, I will miss the pure seclusion of this house. The views are incredible, and it is like watching a 'living painting' with the sail boats and Thames Barges passing by. I will miss the peace and quiet, no traffic, along with the wildlife, birdsong and visiting species such as two varieties of Woodpecker, Sea birds and red legged Partridges.
History & Background A wonderful 'hilltop' farmhouse, of Victorian origin, having been largely extended to provide extensive and flexible living arrangements over 4834 sq ft, and set within its own oasis of 3 acres with an attached indoor pool complex with a gym/hobbies room, an attached and spacious one bedroom guest cottage and the further opportunity to purchase a separate 3600 sq ft WWII Agricultural barn with yard area (additional 0.3 acre plot) available by separate negotiation.
The property has right of access down to the Blackwater's tidal slipway providing the opportunity to launch a boat or merely enjoy the panoramic views and sunsets across to the west, with excellent access along the estuary and through open countryside.
The accommodation offers well proportioned rooms with up to five first floor bedrooms which include a large Junior Suite with dressing room and en-suite, three further large double bedrooms, a family bathroom and small fifth bedroom (currently used as an office and formerly, an en-suite). Additional sleeping quarters for guests lie within the ancillary cottage and the house enjoys at least four reception areas, as well as a spacious kitchen/breakfast room and service rooms.
Setting & Location A long tree lined access drive of just under quarter of a mile, leads up to the hilltop position where this Essex, part rendered and largely extended farmhouse stands. Its enviable position allows for elevated and breathtakingly panoramic views, overlooking the Blackwater Estuary and largely surrounding arable farmland.
The entrance road is a right of access shared by the only neighbouring property with an adjacent/neighbouring boat/storage yard, together with access for the landowner and farmer. A right of access leads to the side of the boatyard to the large barn, which can be available with the house, by separate negotiation. The property offers extensive private parking, garaging and storage with mature grounds occupying a wind turbine in the far western corner. The turbines last quarterly yield was circa £1200 to which any future income rights will be transferable to the buyer.
St Lawrence is situated between Stone Water Sports & Sailing Clubs (St Lawrence Bay) and Bradwell Marina (Bradwell on Sea), where the Blackwater Estuary meets with the North Sea. The estuary is that of a tidal river, with salt marshes and a popular location for watching the Thames Barges and Sail Boats frequent up the river. Access for slipway (tidal) launches leads from the property down to the estuary.
St Lawrence Bay 1.8 miles* Bradwell on Sea 3 miles* Southminster (station) 5.7 miles* Maldon 11 miles* Chelmsford City 20 miles*