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3 bedroom town house for sale

Old Wivenhoe

Removed £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Rare chance to create a bespoke home in this charming conservation area
  • Currently three bedrooms with potential to create a four bedroom home with master suite
  • Three reception rooms affording superb river views
  • Delightful waterside gardens with mature planting and large store
  • Jetty with private mooring and adjacent mud berths
  • Off street parking for two cars with London mainline station nearby

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Rare opportunity to acquire a prime waterside location, with unparalleled east coast river views, offering the chance to renovate a 3 storey townhouse to create a superb four bedroom home with private mooring and mud berths. Tucked away, in the heart of Old Wivenhoe with stunning southerly views across the River Colne to the salt marshes and wooded countryside beyond, yet only a few minutes' walk from the mainline station to London.

The property

The property is entered through a part glazed door, with raised flower beds to either side, into a small lobby area. To the right is a sitting room with staircase leading up to the first floor. It has a good height ceiling of 7' 6"and a broad window with southerly views towards the gardens. Beyond is a rear hallway with two large cupboards and access to a shower room. The rear extension also houses a spacious laundry area with large butler sink with two deep cupboards. This has a door opening out to the rear courtyard and leading to the side access. Currently at ground floor level there is also a workshop (6'10" ceiling height) which requires some remedial damp proof work (Inspection Report available) and also benefits from a southerly aspect.

At first floor level, there are three large windows, flooding the rooms with light and offering stunning panoramic views across the Roman River and along the valley towards Fingringhoe Church. The space is currently divided into three areas. There is a kitchen to the rear with simple units, stainless steel sink and an oven with a gas hob. This is accessed via the dining room which is of generous proportions and has a ceiling height of 7'6". This areas flows through to the drawing room which features an attractive red brick chimney breast with inset wood burner. This room extends across the whole depth of the building, with stairs to the rear leading up to the second floor. On the top floor the space is divided into three bedrooms, each of which are good sized doubles. The two largest bedrooms enjoy breath taking views across the water. The largest bedroom has a deep airing cupboard and all three rooms are complimented by a shower room.

Architects Sketch
There is the potential to create a bespoke home to meet the buyer's individual requirements. The Architect's sketches illustrate a possible layout. Once renovated, there would be space for four bedrooms. The guest bedrooms would be located at ground floor level. This would free up the top floor to provide a stunning studio room with roof terrace and separate master suite, whilst on the first floor there could be a large kitchen /dining room and sitting room from which the views could be fully appreciated. Each floor would be accessed via a newly created stairwell which would incorporate all the services and a utility/laundry area.

The waterside gardens are a striking feature of the property with beautiful views across the river and Wivenhoe Quay. They contain a variety of mature trees, shrubs and climbers and are retained by a brick pergola to the north side which adjoins a parking area for two cars. There is a store (former air raid shelter) measuring approximately 24'x 9'5" which has headroom of 6'6". This could possibly be converted into a summer kitchen subject to planning. The delightful gardens have extensive mellow brick paving, with a sheltered seating area and lawns which lead to the jetty with private mooring and waterside with mud berths.  


Sitting room 21' 2" x 11' 3" (6.45m x 3.43m)  

Workshop 21' 4" x 11' 4" (6.5m x 3.45m)  

Laundry 11' 3" x 9' 7" (3.43m x 2.92m)  

Shower room  

Drawing room 21' 4" x 13' (6.5m x 3.96m)  

Dining room 11' 6" x 11' 3" (3.51m x 3.43m)  

Kitchen 10' 6" x 8' 1" (3.2m x 2.46m)  

Bedroom one 15' 4" x 11' 6" (4.67m x 3.51m)  

Bedroom two 13' x 11' (3.96m x 3.35m)  

Bedroom three 10' 3" x 9' 9" (3.12m x 2.97m)  

Shower room  

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 August 2016


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