6 bedroom detached house for saleBurnham on Crouch
Burnham On Crouch - the area
Burnham on Crouch is not just the 'Mecca' maritime location for avid sailing enthusiasts; it is a fabulous and historic small town on the east coast within good accessibility for the City with its own branch line station for London's Liverpool Street, having a thriving community with numerous sporting and social activities, excellent schooling and generally a clean, safe environment in which to visit and live. The area is highly sought, particularly for the yachting and sailing enthusiasts, having no fewer than 5 yacht clubs with claim to the towns very own Olympic yachting champions (this small town boasts three Gold medallists since 1908), probably the strongest Dragon fleet in UK and there are many associated academy training events and regattas to include the famous annual Burnham Week in late August, which attracts 1000's of visitors to the estuary.
The estuary brings so much life to the area, with busy weekends, children learning to sail, others just enchanted with a bucket and line for crabbing, whilst others fish, bird watch (an area that also attracts many ornithologists) or take a long walk alongside the sea wall with its protected tidal waters. The area is also a magnet for seafood enthusiasts with restaurants, places to sit and eat jellied eels and cockles and fresh local wet fish is available to purchase.
The town is also famous for its carnival which has been in the blood of the residents since 1908 when a young man pushed a barrel of burning tar through the High Street starting tradition of illuminated processions continued to this very day. Celebrations and different events continue throughout the entire month of September leading up to carnival day.
Burnham on Crouch further boasts one of the finest rugby clubs in the area with training and teams suited to all abilities and ages to include a seniors team and further accolades currently include Jamie Bache, having trained with the juniors at Burnham and who has now gone on to play for Saracens! There is also an excellent football club in the town with regular league games. The community 'team spirit' is clear when visiting the area.
There are excellent schools in the town; pre-schools, primary schools (to include St Mary's C of E) and St Peters senior school with private schooling in Danbury (either Heathcote or Elm Green) and buses are available from Burnham on Crouch to Chelmsford for the County High and KEGS.
The property is situated in arguably the best position within the town with a 'front row' south facing position on the quayside and adjacent to the sea wall thoroughfare. The house is located next to CSC (Crouch Yacht Club) with immediate, uninterrupted views over the estuary. Vehicular access to the property is via Kings Court (off Coronation road). The property is within walking distance to all local amenities and the town's thriving high street which has a number of pubs and eateries, boutiques, antique shops, chandlers and traditional independent fresh meat, fish and grocery shops, together with a larger Co-operative super market within the town. The nearest Tesco and Asda are located in Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers, respectively.
A stunning property, situated within a conservation area and totally refurbished during 2006 to a fabulous architect's design which reflects windows to the style of a main sail and gib to its front elevation onto The Quay. This elevation faces south over the estuary with the further features of an attractive boardwalk to the thoroughfare, from the main front door, a stunning upper deck entertainments balcony with an outdoor entertainments system, the fabulous quirky and clever feature of an electric pulley with a metal framed log basket to efficiently hoist the logs up to the top floor's wood burner and a multitude of self-cleaning double glazed windows and doors which bi-fold to open the house up to its coast side ambience during the warmer months.
The property has mainly three storey accommodation with the 'main deck' (middle floor) having access onto the quayside with further rooms on the 'lower deck' (where access is gained from the driveway and garaging area) and a wide spiral staircase runs through the middle of the house, through two hallways and up to the 'upper deck' where there is the stunning master suite with 'sail' windows, a 'crow's nest' dressing room and luxurious en suite bathroom with both a Cleopatra spa bath 'for two' and separate spa shower experience 'for two'. A magnificent top 'upper deck' drawing room features a vaulted ceiling (over 16ft high) with chimney breast housing a wood burner, views across the estuary to two aspects with access from either this room or the master suite onto the outside entertaining balcony for 'al fresco' dining and glorious views.
Accommodation in brief:
· Up to 6 bedrooms (5 bedrooms with luxury style en-suites)
· Three suites with dressing room areas.
· Magnificent Drawing room with vaulted ceiling
· Dining room overlooking the estuary
· Stunning 'cooks' Kitchen/breakfast room with breathtaking views
· Great 'sail loft'/games room (or teenage suite/annexe) with external access
· Double length 'radiator heated' garaging plus services area
· Superb Wet room with direct access and service rooms
· Courtyard garden and landscaped garden with thatched gazebo
· Upper entertaining balcony with full vantage views.
Burnham On Crouch railway station 0.9 mile (London Liverpool Street approximately 1 hr 09 minutes) Maldon 11 miles, South Woodham Ferrers 11 miles, Danbury 15 miles (Elm Green & Heathcote school's) Wickford 16 miles (mainline station), Chelmsford 20 miles, Southend 25 miles, Stansted International Airport 40 miles (approximately 50 minutes), London City airport 45 miles.
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