Savills | East End, Paglesham, Rochford, Essex, SS4 2EQ | Property for sale
3,965 sq ft(368.36 sq m)
Excess of £1,000,000

East EndPaglesham, Rochford, Essex, SS4 2EQ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Video tour available
  • Fascinating Grade II listed period house
  • At the heart of a quintessential English coastal village
  • Set in about 0.80 acres of established grounds
  • With beautiful views over the surrounding countryside
  • About 5.9 miles from a station into London (Liverpool Street from 53 minutes)
  • Approximately 3,965 square feet
  • Self-contained annexe and outbuildings

Coastal village retreat.

About this property

  • Buckland House is named after the Victorian naturalist Frank Buckland and sits within an idyllic conservation area at East End. This area includes five buildings (Cupola House, Chase Cottages, The Plough and Sail Inn, Buckland House and the telephone kiosk outside the Plough and Sail), which are all Grade II listed, further testament to the unique character of the area.

    The house was built during the 17th century as two cottages, but a Paglesham oyster merchant named Frederick Wiseman knocked down one of the cottages in 1854 and built a Georgian-style house in its place. A quote from the listing states "…C17 or earlier right range, left range dated 1854. Timber framed and weatherboarded…". Local folklore even suggests that the former prime minister, Benjamin Disraeli, may have once stayed with Wiseman at Buckland House. An 1874 letter from Disraeli to Frederick Wiseman reads "Dear Sir, Your oysters were worthy of Roman Emperors, and I have little doubt, that it was these very green-finned natives that impelled them to invade Britain and, I fear, conquer Essex. They were delicious and, I am ashamed to say, I devoured most of them myself. Your obld. Servt. B. Disraeli".
    The Georgian proportions of the principal wing, the quirkier style of the much earlier timber framed wing and the light and airy 20th century extension come together to form a house of contrasts, with the accommodation extending to approximately 3,965 square feet overall. As currently configured, this consists of five principal bedrooms, two attic rooms, two bathrooms, a first floor snug, four reception rooms, a large eat-in kitchen, adjoining utility and boot rooms and a rear lobby leading into the self-contained annexe.

    In the 1980s the then owner, who was a local doctor, built an extension to create a small surgery and a link to the old Brew House and this extension is now a spacious self-contained annexe. The annexe can also be accessed independently from the courtyard on the western side and includes a kitchen, a large living room, a bathroom and a double bedroom.

    A collection of attractive outbuildings lie beyond the Brew House, creating the attractive courtyard that includes a timber framed black weatherboard garage, a cart lodge and off-road parking. The ground floor of a very attractive two-storey gault brick coach house is currently set up as a bar and pop-up cinema, with a huge amount of useful storage space on the first floor above. This building offers enormous potential for conversion (subject to the necessary consents).

    The house sits behind a characteristically low brick wall in a beautifully established and private plot approaching three quarters of an acre. The relaxed cottage garden is beautifully planted yet manageable, with some impressive, mature specimen trees including a beautiful Judas tree; a deciduous tree noted for its stunning display of deep pink flowers in spring.

    Services
    Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

    Local Authority
    Rochford District Council.

    Directions
    From the A127 westbound or A13 Sadlers Farm roundabout take the A130 towards Rettendon Turnpike. Proceed east on Beeches Road towards Ashingdon and after approximately 7.5 miles and before reaching Rochford, turn left onto Brays Lane towards Canewdon and Great Stambridge. Follow Brays Lane onto Apton Hall Road and after approximately 2.5 miles keep right at the fork in the road. Follow Paglesham Road for approximately 2.5 miles towards East End, where the house will be found on the right-hand side before you reach the Plough & Sail public house.

    Viewing
    All viewings will be accompanied and are strictly by prior arrangement through Savills Chelmsford Office. Telephone: 01245 293 233.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Not only is the village idyllic but the house has the most fascinating history and so many possibilities.

Phaedra HowardProperty agent

Local information

  • Local Information
  • Rochford: 5.9 miles (London Liverpool Street from 53 minutes), Westcliff: 8.5 miles (London Fenchurch Street from 54 minutes), London Southend Airport: 6.6 miles, A127: 7.9 miles, Leigh-on-Sea: 10.4 miles, Wickford: 14.8 miles (London Liverpool Street from 40 minutes), M25: 25 miles, Canary Wharf: 43 miles. All distances approximate
  • Paglesham is situated on the eastern side of Rochford District and is one of Essex's oldest fishing villages. It is formed of two hamlets; East End, which is near the River Crouch and Church End, which is close to Paglesham Creek. Both hamlets are included within the Roach Valley Conservation Zone and are surrounded by open farmland dotted with many pretty cottages and timber framed buildings. The history and development of Paglesham is intimately linked to its proximity to the coast and the coastal marshes, being not only the centre of a prosperous oyster industry during the eighteen hundreds but also - according to Customs' records - a hive of activity for smugglers over several centuries. It was also the final location of Charles Darwin's ship, HMS Beagle. The well known Plough and Sail public house in East End has been owned by the Oliver family since 1965 and evokes the twin themes of agriculture and coast that have been critical to the settlement's history.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the A130 Rettendon Turnpike proceed east on Beeches Road towards Ashingdon and after approximately 7.5 miles and before reaching Rochford, turn left onto Brays Lane towards Canewdon and Great Stambridge. Follow Brays Lane onto Apton Hall Road and after approximately 2.5 miles keep right at the fork in the road. Follow Paglesham Road for approximately 2.5 miles towards East End, where the house will be found on the right-hand side before you reach the Plough & Sail public house. For viewings, please park in the field next to the house. ///what3words ///rebounder.quoted.composer Postcode: SS4 2EQ
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold