Heybridge Basin


Council Tax Band: C

Offers in excess of



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Zoe Napier Coastal & Waterside

The Toll House, Fullbridge Quay, Maldon, Essex CM9 4LE

01621 840330

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  • Fabulous Waterside Position
  • Kitchen /Utility and WC
  • High Specification En Suite & Separate Shower Room
  • Two Double Bedrooms
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Not Listed
  • Beautifully Refurbished To A Very High Specification
  • Attractive Landscaped Rear Garden
  • Large Rear Driveway With Off Street Parking
  • No onward chain

*** CASH BUYERS ONLY***WATERSIDE VIEWS *** A delectable fully refurbished characterful residence with PICTURE POSTCARDviews overlooking the Blackwater CANEL LOCK & estuary

A delectable fully refurbished characterful residence with picture postcard views overlooking the Blackwater canal lock & estuary

What We Think at the Zoe Napier Group

Location, Location, Location! If you have always dreamt of waking up every day to a sensational waterside view, then it doesn’t get any better than this! Offering just under 1500 square feet of accommodation, this delightful character home is deceptively spacious and has been refurbished by the current owners to an extremely high standard. It would appeal to buyers who are either downsizing, looking to acquire a ‘lock up and leave’, or who have a passion for sailing/ coastal walks and would like the perfect pied-a-terre.

What our Owners Say

This really has been a labour of love for us and we have thoroughly enjoyed the remodelling and refurbishment programme. We purchased the property as a second home and intended to utilise it as a coastal weekend retreat but unfortunately for various reasons, we have not been able to stay here as much as we had hoped, so have reluctantly decided to part company with this unique home and for ease are offering the property with no onward chain.

History & Background

A charming, deceptively spacious two-bedroom waterside cottage with a wealth of history and character, dating back to 18th Century, albeit not listed but within the conservation area . The property was originally one of the six historical public houses in Heybridge named the ‘Chelmer Brigg’. ‘Miranda Cottage’ now forms part of a row of cottages down by the lock, having a defining weather boarded front façade with similar rear elevations. Another great benefit to this property is the two part cellar with power, plumbing and lighting and to the rear, the property benefits from having ample parking and a beautifully landscaped grounds.

 Setting & Location

The property is situated in an enviable location, adjacent to the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal Lock with its traditional Towpath at the mouth of the Canal which flows into the Blackwater Estuary. A popular coastal & waterside destination with views across the estuary from the property, allows for immediate walks alongside the canal and along the sea wall with numerous places to rest and enjoy the surroundings, together with a choice of pubs and Tea Rooms for refreshment. The village is also home to the Blackwater Sailing Club with the river being an active hub for boats and yachts of varying sizes, together with holiday barges enjoying the canal. Across the water from Heybridge is Northey Island which is run and owned by the National Trust, being accessible from Maldon at Low tide. The Essex Coast Path passes the property and continues east to Goldhanger and the marshes at Tollesbury and to the west is Maldon and beyond on to The Dengie Hundred.

Local amenities can be found in Heybridge for day to day needs with a further choice of larger supermarkets and shops found 3 miles from the property in the Maritime town of Maldon. Heybridge has its own primary school with Maldon offering both primary and secondary education. The nearest rail station is at Witham with train journey times into London being approximately 45 minutes.

Ground Floor Accommodation

The cottage is accessed from the front via its elegant entrance vestibule within a small garden area with seat overlooking the lock , providing a greeting area into the main hallway. The surprisingly long hallway with handy Coats area provides access to the main reception hub of the house with the dining room residing in the front elevation, enjoying a sublime feature bay window overlooking the Lock. Features further include a brick-built fireplace and exposed beams showcasing the character of the property. Residing to the rear of the property is the elegant sitting room with feature centre piece, red brick fireplace and Gas fire , seamlessly flowing open plan into the recently installed, high specification kitchen, boasting a range of fitted units and appliances, granite work surfaces and French doors to the secluded upper  patio area, perfect for al fresco entertaining in Spring/ Summer months! To the rear of the kitchen is a small internal lobby area which has been cleverly utilised as a useful utility area and provides access to the cloakroom. Beneath and accessed from the garden is a very useful cellar with two useable spaces with power and lighting and adjoining cloakroom. This area also accommodates the gas combi boiler that heats the ground floor under floor heating and first floor radiators.

First Floor Accommodation

The first floor has a landing area with door leading to the front main bedroom with picture postcard views over the lock and Blackwater estuary, built in wardrobe and spacious, recently fitted, high specification en suite bathroom. Situated centrally within the property is a useful space that could easily be used as a study or play room and provides access to the second double bedroom that enjoys splendid views over the grounds to the rear and is serviced by the recently re-fitted shower room.


Immediately to the rear of the property is a stone paved upper terrace area, ideal for entertaining with steps down to the lawned garden with pathway to an additional stone paved patio area . The garden has a variation of brick work and mixed hedge borders. At the end of the garden is a gate that provides access to the rear driveway, recently brick paved, this provides an excellent off-street parking facility for up to three vehicles.

Agents Note

  • Our client has completed a Propertymark questionnaire/declaration for potential buyers to make an informed offer. Please request details from the sole selling agent.
  • Given the age of the property it is subject to flying freehold kitchen area with the adjoining property.
  • The property is adjacent to a public house.
  • We strongly recommend potential buyers looking to raise a mortgage address the above two issues with their financial adviser prior to viewing.


Mains Water, Electricity & Drainage

Gas Fired heating

High speed Broadband


EPC rating: D. Council tax band: C, Tenure: Freehold,

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Heybridge Basin floorplan
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