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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Maldon

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Property Description

Key features

  • UNIQUE MODERN FIVE BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE
  • SITTING ROOM, DINING ROOM, SNUG/FAMILY ROOM, STUDY
  • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM WITH SEPARATE UTILITY
  • DOUBLE GARAGE WITH EXTENSIVE OFF STREET PARKING
  • CENTRAL HISTORIIC WATERFRONT TOWN LOCATION
  • 15 MINUTES DRIVE TO MAINLINE STATION AT WITHAM
  • ACCOMMODATION EXTENDS TO OVER 3,000 SQ FT
  • CATCHMENT FOR CHELMFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOLS

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

PROPERTY SUMMARY

An individual modern four bedroom detached house within walking distance of the town centre and historic waterfront. From first sight you are immediately impressed by the pillared portico and curved bay bedroom to the front of the property, giving a sense of quality and prestige. All of the surrounding homes are also of unique design and style The driveway,with access to a double garage, provides extensive off street parking, rare for a town centre property. The accommodation extends to over 3,000 sq ft. There is an light and airy reception hall featuring a central wooden staircase providing direct

THE STORY

From the moment visitors make their way up the immaculately maintained private driveway of Harbourmasters, they are struck by the beauty of the very individual home. The circular turret that houses the master bedroom stands out proudly, making a bold statement and setting a tone that will be continued throughout the impressive property. "The first thing that struck us when we saw it was the quality of the build," says the owner. "We were involved all the way through but I still get that same feeling when I look at it today."
Set in desirable Maldon, a town known for its history and spectacular waterside location, the property has been beautifully finished inside and out. "We had a lot of say in the decoration and interior design. The high ceilings and deep skirting boards, for example, were very important to us, they just add so much to the house."

SUNSHINE AND SPACE
The entire property was also designed to embody a sense of space and light. Rooms are well-proportioned and make the most of the sunshine that streams in on bright days.
"The conservatory would have to be my favourite room: the garden and conservatory are completely private and not overlooked - it is very easy to lose yourself and forget the stresses of life in when you are there."

HAPPY TIMES
The large rooms and easy flow between spaces make Harbourmasters an ideal home for large families or people who love to entertain guests.
"We have celebrated many momentous occasions here: weddings, birthdays and very special Christmases. There are 33 people in our immediate family and we have never had any problem fitting them in," she says.

SPACIOUS HOME
As well as a very large drawing room, Harbourmasters boasts an exquisite dining room, which has been a backdrop to many lively meals over the years.
"We are downsizing from here and I really think it is the parties and family events that we will miss the most when we leave. The house really is perfect for gatherings and special occasions." With five double bedrooms and three bathrooms, Harbourmasters can accommodate friends and family quite comfortably overnight too. An understated white décor and elegant fitted wardrobes gives these rooms an unmistakable air of luxury. "We are very satisfied with the style of the bedrooms and the storage is incredibly useful," she says.
But without doubt it is the round-fronted master bedroom that is the jewel in the crown of Harbourmasters: "It is a favourite room - everyone always argues over who will sleep in there!"

TOWN LIFE
Maldon is famous for its views across the Blackwater Estuary and its long history as a hub of traditionally harvested and refined sea salt. It is thought that originally during high tide, sea water was trapped in clay pans cut into the river bank where it was left to partially evaporate in the sun..
Contemporary Maldon is home to a wealth of interesting independent shops and businesses and a number of vibrant cultural events such as the Maldon Regatta, Maldon Victorian Evenings and the annual Maldon Mud Race.
"We lived in the middle of nowhere before so we were little anxious about moving so close to the centre. In hindsight, we should not have worried as we have enjoyed the convenience so much yet where we are is so quiet and private - it honestly does not feel like living in a town at all."

BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS
Maldon is surrounded by magnificent beauty spots. Those who enjoy walking or cycling are spoiled for choice. The town is known for its upmarket yet comfortable air and as one of the most peaceful areas of south east England, with tranquil countryside and picturesque estuaries nearby to explore at leisure.
It sits at the head of the estuary, which has been designated as a Special Protection Area for Wildlife. A haven for sailors, walkers, birdwatchers and fishermen, it also has a vibrant artistic community. Yet from from either Witham or Hatfield Peverel, it takes about 45 minutes to get into Liverpool Street Station by train, Stansted Airport is just 40 minute drive away and the A12 is also close by.
"Living here is very easy," says the owner. "I have 18 grandchildren and we always find plenty to do - life here has suited us very well."

SETTING THE SCENE

Set high up the hill from the river in a small exclusive development of a unique and individual houses. The grounds also include a summer house and a double garage. "From the conservatory and sitting room you can walk straight out on to the sun terrace. We have all kinds of potted plants and flowers out there; it is a very pleasant spot."
Beyond the terrace lies a large lawn space lined with mature trees and shrubbery. This amount of space and complete privacy mean that the garden is excellent for children's games and garden parties alike. At the weekend you can park the car and enjoy 'Maldon Life' feeling relaxed and refreshed for the week ahead. For those retired, it makes an ideal home for welcoming family and friends. The vendors have hosted many a happy occasion at their home. It's been perfect for family gatherings where guests can circulate and relax in the conservatory, private garden, take a walk to the local pubs or stroll along the promenade. Having plenty of off street parking for a town centre location has been very beneficial. The layout and accommodation of the house is perfect for either as a family home or couple, and anyone looking for a convenient and friendly 'town' community.

WHATS NEARBY

The house is set in the centre of delightful and historic coastal town of Maldon. Famous for its sea salt and Oysters, A short walk to the Hythe Quay where you can find a selection of Thames Barges, a perfect day out for summer trips or parties along the Blackwater. All amenities, that include private and state schools, doctors, dentists, library, swimming pool and leisure centre, a selection of shops, eateries and the historic waterfront are within walking distance which is perfect for anyone looking to have everything they need on their doorstep. There are a variety of mainstream retail outlets including - W H Smiths, Tescos, Boots, M & S Simply Food, Barclays, Nat West and HSBC Bank, and some more individual boutique shops including - a traditional greengrocers, butchers and fishmongers all selling a variety of local produce, established jewelers, clothes/fashion outlets, hairdressers, hardware and homeware. For sailing enthusiasts you have a sailing club in the town and at nearby Heybridge. Over good selection of golf courses and country clubs within a short drive, including Five Lakes/Crown Plaza Golf and County Club and Benton Hall. For schooling is Maldon Court Independent Preparatory School, Plume Secondary Modern State School, three primary schools and a selection of nurseries and child care.

WITHIN EASY REACH

The A12 for road links to London, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Colchester is a 15 minute drive. Hatfield Peverel and Witham railway stations, providing a regular service to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 45 minutes, are also 15 minute drive. Stansted Airport is around 25 miles to the northwest, catering for domestic flights and international destinations beyond. The nearby City of Chelmsford provides a wider range of amenities, eateries and retail outlets. Maldon is within the catchment area for two of the country's leading grammar schools Chelmsford County High School for Girls and King Edwards VI, and for anyone looking for private schooling, is Newhall School at Boreham. In the two center is Maldon Court Preparatory School
The county of Essex is distinguished by its open undulating farmland and provides a broad range of leisure pursuits, including a number of local golf clubs and the Essex coast offering extensive walks, bird watching and sailing - including the popular choices of Goldhanger and Heybridge Basin, perfect for walking or cyling the sea wall, Tollesbury and Mersea Island for sailing and Abberton Reservoir for an abundance of local and migrating wildlife. 20 minute drive is Mersea Island for local seafood, including the famous Colchester Oysters, its beaches, sailing and windsurfing.

DIRECTIONS

Heading North on the A12 take the junction 18 turnoff, towards Maldon, signposted A414. Keep in the right hand lane and turn right at the roundabout, signposted Maldon/Danbury, Crossing over the A12 at the next roundabout go straight over. Follow the road through Danbury and the signposts to Maldon, approx..8 miles. When you approach the roundabout with Morrisons supermarket on the right, turn left towards the town centre At the next roundabout go straight over and follow the road through the town centre. In the middle of the High Street, at the roundabout, with Coes on the left, turn left down Market Hill. At the bottom of the hill, immediately before going over the bridge turn right. Take the next right and drive up Anchorage Hill where the property can be found in the top right-hand corner


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  • Witham (5.3 mi)
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  • Witham (5.3 mi)
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156 - 158 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PG

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