Waterside Road, Bradwell-on-Sea, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7QZ | Property for sale | Savills
2,140 sq ft(198.81 sq m)
Guide price £550,000(€627,116)

Waterside RoadBradwell-on-Sea, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7QZ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in January 2023
  • Completely rural surroundings
  • Close to Bradwell Creek and sailing facilities
  • Beautiful views over the surrounding countryside
  • Edge of village with a shop, primary school and two public houses
  • Under 7 miles from railway station

Beautifully situated listed house for restoration.

About this property

  • 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.

    Agent's notes
    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.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

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

Local information

  • Bradwell Marina: 0.75 miles, Bradwell Village centre: 1 mile, Tillingham: 3 miles, Southminster: 7 miles (rail service to London), Burnham-on-Crouch: 9 miles, Maldon: 15 miles, Chelmsford city: 25 miles. All distances approximate.
  • This property is accessed over an unmade track (approx. 300 yards) and is situated in a lovely stretch of countryside overlooking the Blackwater estuary on the Dengie peninsula, a popular area for the sailing enthusiast. Close by is the Bradwell Marina and Bradwell Quay Yacht Club.
  • The larger village of Southminster has a number of local shops, restaurants and public houses, and is on the branch line into London Liverpool Street (about an hour and a quarter with good frequency).
  • Bradwell, Tillingham and Southminster each have their own primary schools and the local secondary school (Ormiston Rivers Academy) is situated in the town of Burnham-on-Crouch. Both Burnham and the larger town of Maldon have a wider range of shops and other facilities and hubs for sailing enthusiasts, while the city of Chelmsford is the home of two grammar schools, a number of private schools, a bustling shopping centre and a station on the main line into London Liverpool Street.

Additional information

  • Local authority: Maldon District Council, Council Tax Band = E.
  • Directions: From Chelmsford follow the A414 east and at the Sandon roundabout take the exit towards Danbury. Proceed through Danbury and at the roundabout continue straight ahead onto the B1010 towards Burnham-on-Crouch. Proceed through Latchingdon and straight on at the church towards Mayland. Continue through Mayland and Steeple towards Bradwell-on-Sea. After approximately 4 miles from Steeple you will see the AMP garage on the right. Go straight on towards Waterside, past the redbrick house on the left, then Woodyards on the right. Turn immediately left into the unmade drive along the edge of the field. Please note this is an unsurfaced track. Continue for about 300m and the entrance is to the left at the end. Postcode CM0 7QZ
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E