Beautifully situated listed house for restoration.
Down Westwick is offered for sale for the first time in 52 years and is listed as being of architectural or historical interest Grade II dating back over 400 years. An extract from the listing states: "C16/17 with later alterations and additions. Timber framed and weatherboarded forward right single storey plastered range." The house is now in need of restoration, representing a fantastic opportunity for the next custodian of this delightful home. Internally the house has many fine period features, including exposed timbers and fireplaces, and includes a good-sized kitchen/breakfast room with a wood burner, a home office with exposed timber frame and a cosy sitting room featuring a lovely redbrick fireplace and overlooking the property's gardens. On the first floor there are three delightful bedrooms, with views over farmland and to the west a fantastic view the length of the Blackwater estuary. The bathroom is also on this floor.
The cottage is approached over an unmade track off Waterside Road into a drive within the grounds of the property which serves a large detached garage requiring restoration or redevelopment. The mature gardens include large areas of lawn, mature trees and adjoin open farmland.
In all about an acre.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Please note under current legislation the private drainage system will need replacing with a compliant treatment plant and it will be the responsibility of the incoming purchaser to install this. Oil-fired heating.
1. Please note that at the time of marketing the property is unregistered. Registration with Land Registry is in hand.
2. The access track is owned by the farmer and shared with the neighbouring property. There is a responsibility for one third of the cost of maintenance.
Method of sale
Unconditional offers are sought and buyers should make their own enquiries with regard to the cost of restoration, including any additions as no approaches have been made by the current owners.
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For me, this hidden gem is in a magical location - away from the road, in its own oasis next to Bradwell creek, a haven for wildlife.Stephen WhiteProperty agent