A historic Grade II listed house situated in a prominent position on the High Street.
The town of Burnham-on-Crouch lies on the north bank of the river Crouch, which is an attractive tidal estuary. Historically, the town was originally a ferry port, subsequently a fishing port known for its oyster beds, and most recently a famous yachting centre hosting the renowned Burnham Week' at the end of August. Although Burnham has a population of only around 8,000, it offers a range of facilities not normally found in small towns, including a cinema, two primary schools and a secondary school, a marina (Burnham Yacht Harbour) and several other boatyards, three yacht clubs, two supermarkets and a varied mixture of other shops, no less than seven public houses and a number of restaurants and eateries. The station is on the Southminster branch line, with direct trains into London Liverpool Street and the town is within easy commuting distance of Chelmsford and the A12.
Mulberry Cottage is believed to incorporate the principal part of the oldest house in Burnham on Crouch and sits in a prominent position in a conservation area. The property is Grade II listed and forms part of a group running along the picturesque high street. A quote from the listing states A C16 timber-framed and plastered house The centre part is faced in painted brick and the 1st storey of the east cross-wing is in weather- board. possibly a shop window and the east wing has a C20 shop front..
The property was extended and improved during the 1980s and the ground floor accommodation now includes a hall, a dining room and a large sitting room at the front of the house, with a kitchen/breakfast room (overlooking the garden), a utility room and a ground floor cloakroom to the rear. A dogleg staircase in the inner hall leads up to the first floor, which has a large split level landing, four double bedrooms (one with en suite and two with vaulted ceilings) and a family bathroom.
The beautiful established rear garden extends some 26 x 10 metres and includes a detached garage/boat store towards the rear that provides useful storage and has additional potential (subject to the necessary consents) for conversion. Vehicular access to the garage is via a gated driveway to the right of the house.
View payable Stamp Duty for this property
Mulberry Cottage has a fascinating history but for me, it's the convenience of the location, the size of the garden and the fact it has both off road parking and garaging.Phaedra Howard