Village Scene
2,128 sq ft(197.70 sq m)
Guide price £850,000

Head StreetGoldhanger, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8AY


    Key features

    • Desirable coastal village just eight miles from a station
    • Beautifully finished period house with masses of character
    • Large eat in kitchen with access onto a picturesque cottage garden
    • Substantial outbuilding with fantastic potential
    • Four bedrooms
    • Two bathrooms
    • Three reception rooms
    • Utility room
    • Office/studio

    An idyllic village house.

    About this property

    • The property is Grade II Listed and occupies an idyllic location in a conservation area at the heart of the village. A quote from the listing states "…C17/C18 or earlier. Timber framed and rough rendered. Grey slate double range roof. 2 storeys. 2 window range of vertically sliding sashes with glazing bars, moulded surrounds…..To the right is a forward gabled crosswing with grey slate and red pantiled roof, part plastered, part painted brick faced…probably a former shop window."

      The house has been the subject of a number of key improvements by the present owners since they purchased it in 2009. These include a two-storey extension, which has created a considerably larger eat-in kitchen with access straight onto the garden, a master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and another first floor bathroom. They have also treated the timber frame and renewed the windows, upgraded the insulation, replaced the boiler and central heating system and reconfigured the stairs.

      The interior provides a comfortable, spacious living area, with an impressive sitting room (believed to have been at one time a wheelwright's workshop) with vaulted ceiling and mezzanine floor, a dining room, a snug, a 23' kitchen, a utility room, four charming bedrooms with attractive outlooks over the front and rear gardens, a first floor shower room and a first floor bathroom.

      A substantial outbuilding to the right of the house was previously used as a carpenter's workshop and the rear has been converted to provide a centrally-heated self-contained office, store and WC. The building also has its own three-phase electricity supply and access via a separate driveway. Because of its height, the workshop could easily be used for boat storage but also offers enormous potential for conversion into additional living accommodation (subject to the necessary consents).

      The house stands in well-established gardens and grounds and is screened at the front by a beautiful, well-established cottage garden. A driveway to the left of the property leads towards the rear of the house, a detached garage and the back garden, which has a large lawn edged by herbaceous borders, a vegetable garden and a greenhouse.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    If you are looking for the very best of village life then this really is it. The house is in the perfect spot, close to the village pub, within walking distance of the water and best of all it's immaculate, so all the hard work has been done for you. I love it!

    Phaedra HowardProperty agent

    Local information

    • Maldon: 4.6 miles; Hatfield Peverel: 8.8 miles (Liverpool Street from 43 minutes); A12 (Junction 20b): 8.8 miles; Witham: 9 miles (Liverpool Street from 43 minutes); Chelmsford: 15 miles (Liverpool Street from 34 minutes); M25 (Junction 28): 27 miles; Canary Wharf 50 miles. All distances approximate.
    • The Old Pump House is situated in the village of Goldhanger, which occupies a delightful riverside setting at the head of a short creek on the north side of the River Blackwater, an attractive tidal estuary, very popular with yachting and water sports enthusiasts and a haven for wildlife, and on the rural outskirts of Maldon. The village has considerable historic charm, two thriving village pubs (The Chequers and The Cricketers), an 11th century church and an active village hall.
    • Nearby Maldon town has a rich maritime history, a busy high street and several large supermarkets. The area offers a range of state and private schools including Maldon Court Preparatory School and the Plume Academy in Maldon, Elm Green School at Little Baddow, Chelmsford County High school for Girls, King Edward VI Grammar school for Boys and co-educational New Hall in Chelmsford plus, a little further afield, Colchester Royal and Colchester County grammar schools.
    • Chelmsford, Witham and Hatfield Peverel all have stations on the main line into London Liverpool Street and access on to the A12.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.
    • Directions: (From Maldon) Take the B1026 passing through Heybridge and continue on the main road towards Goldhanger. Once reaching Goldhanger take the first turning on the right onto Head Street, and continue into the centre of the village where the house will be found on your left. Postcode: CM9 8AY
    • EPC Exempt