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4 bedroom detached house for sale

West Mersea

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Property Description

Key features

  • WALK TO THE BEACH
  • CORNER PLOT
  • FOUR BEDROOMS
  • OPEN PLAN SITTING DINING AREA
  • BESPOKE KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
  • CONSERVATORY
  • OFF ROAD PARKING

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

PROPERTY SUMMARY

Occupying a prominent corner plot, nestled behind Mersea Yacht Club, this attractive 1920's colonial style four bedroom detached family home. Inside the properties showpiece is an impressive bespoke oak fitted kitchen constructed and fitted by Copford Kitchens, an attractive medium oak floor flows through the kitchen and breakfast room, with the breakfast room providing access to both the utility/boiler room and the front garden. The door from the kitchen leads to a spacious inner hallway where stairs ascend the first floor, you will not a ground floor cloak/wc on your left and an adjacent entrance doors which gains access to the principle garden. Moving to the back of the house there is a spacious open plan sitting and dining area. The dining area incorporates a large bay window offering pleasant views over the principle garden, whilst within the seating area there is an attractive mellow red brick fire housing a wood burning stove. A door from the dining area provides access to a conservatory which in turn provided access to the rear garden. On the first floor you will find four well proportioned bedrooms, and family bathroom. Within the landing there is a large sail loft and adjacent build in cupboard. The master bedroom sits above the dining area incorporating the upper part of the bay window, which offers restricted sea views. Outside the garden is principally laid to the south west offering various sun traps. The garden is predominantly laid to well tended lawn interspersed with a variety of trees including Weeping Willow, whilst to the rear of the property is a private west facing sun terrace. There is gate to the rear of the garden which provides access onto Mersea beach and the Yacht Club.

THE STORY

When the current owners of Journey's End first moved to their colonial-style house on the island of West Mersea they would lie in their garden and just stare at it.
"We came from a flat in London, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a little balcony," one of them says. "We could not stop looking at the house because it was so attractive."
The couple moved to the property in 2003: they knew the area well and were keen to indulge in the island life it offered.
"We like being close to water - in London we were living by the river - and my husband had a big yacht that he was keeping at Tollesbury so Mersea was ideal for us. We came to have a look at this house and just loved its unusual period style and the space it offered. It was also so quiet here after living in London: we would sit outside sometimes when we first arrived, not quite believing that we could not hear anything at all."

STREAMING SUNSHINE
Dating back to 1927, the unique, four-bedroom house is thought to have been designed by an architect who moved to the US and went on to win awards for his work. The couple took the property on knowing they were going to update it and slightly reconfigure the layout.
"We installed new, handmade, hardwood windows, which are absolutely beautiful, and we moved the kitchen back to where it would have originally been when the house was built. This is a much larger room, where we can all spend time together when we are home: the children can sit at the table with their friends, while I get on with the cooking. It is a lovely, warm, light room, with bespoke units - and where the sun streams in every morning."

APPEALING ROOMS
The conservatory is also bright and welcoming, and is used as an extra reception room. In the summer the doors on to the garden are often kept open but, fully heated, it also makes a superb space for the children to play in the colder months.
"In the winter we also snuggle up in the drawing room, which is cosy, with its red curtains, wooden floor and wood-burner," she says. "I also love my bedroom, which is a lovely light and airy space - from there I can just see the sea round the corner of the yacht club!"

SUMMER DAYS
With its generous, enclosed garden, the family have relished the opportunities for outdoor living at Journey's End.
"We are in our own bubble here: we have enjoyed being outside in the summer, within our own private space. In the past we have had lots of impromptu parties or occasions where friends have turned up, and come in for a glass of wine or cup of tea, they often visit if they are coming for a walk on Mersea or going to the Company Shed or Oyster Bar for something to eat. At weekends, the children play in the garden and then we might go down to the beach later on; often after nursery in the summer I pack a picnic or we might get chips and sit on the bench in front of the yacht club."

WATER WORLD
For anyone who enjoys sailing, life on Mersea Island is a sheer joy. Journey's End is next to the yacht club and the family have relished being able to take to the water so quickly from home.
"My husband is a sailor and this is an ideal place to be if you have children who love sailing too as everything is right on the doorstep," she points out. "At weekends we have enjoyed taking a RIB out to Ray Island, knowing we can return home at the end of the day and it will only take us a few minute to take it out of the water and then to get home - it is so easy."

SPECIAL PLACE
The owners have enjoyed being part of the West Mersea community - walking to nursery with the children, exploring the countryside and following the sea wall pathway. On Regatta Day, the island is always filled with visitors and they have been able to choose between throwing themselves into the fun or talking time out in the peace of their own house and garden.
"If you have a young family this is a wonderful place to spend time, everything is easy and feels very safe," she adds. "The lifestyle here is just amazing and there is always this incredible sense of calm. Mersea is a very special place and this is the perfect retreat."

SETTING THE SCENE

The current owners of Journey's End have taken huge pleasure in their garden. After arriving, they opened it up and since then it has been a great place to relax in the summer and for the children to play.
Located on a corner plot, it offers great privacy. There are lawns, with space for play and sports equipment, and there is a sun terrace for outside dining in the summer.
A rear gate leads down to the beach.

WHATS NEARBY

The island of West Mersea lies to the South of Colchester; this property provides excellent access to the beach whilst the village centre is within a bike ride away which offers every day amenities including local stores as well as Tesco Supermarket, Doctors, Dentist, Vets and a local Primary School. The island is ideal for any water enthusiasts. West Mersea is also renowned for its yacht club, sailing club, bars and restaurants as well as the well renowned Company Shed and Oyster Bar. There are many sailing events taking place on the island throughout the year including the annual Regatta.

WITHIN EASY REACH

Colchester town centre and it's high street shops, cafes and leisure facilities is within easy reach and there is also an excellent range of schools in both the private and public sector. Colchester offers excellent access to the A12 at Lexden, Colchester North Station, Marks Tey and Witham station offer direct links to London Liverpool Street with services running every 30 minutes.

DIRECTIONS:

From the centre of Colchester, head West along Southway, A134, at the
St Botophs roundabout take the fourth exit left, Mersea Road/ B1025
towards Mersea Island. Continue on this road for approximately 7 miles,
going over the causeway onto the Island. Keep right and follow the road and turn left onto High Street, follow the road down to the bottom and turn right onto Coast Road. Drive past the Victory public house and Oyster Bar and turn right into Firs Chase and left into City Road and the property occupies the corner position of both Firs Chase and City Road.


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156 - 158 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PG

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156 - 158 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PG

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