East To West
464.89 sq m
Guide price £2,750,000( ₫)

Near Burnham-On-CrouchEssex, CM0 8PL

    Key features

    • About 300m water frontage with steps down to the water's edge
    • Private beach, slipway & deep water moorings
    • Tennis court, pool & pool house
    • Professionally landscaped grounds
    • Eight bedrooms
    • Six bathrooms
    • Four principal reception rooms
    • Party barn
    • About five acres of gardens and a four acre field

    One of the finest waterside properties on the east coast, enjoying spectacular views and a third of a mile frontage to the River Crouch.

    About this property

    • In all about 30 acres: 9.6 acres of this is gardens and paddock, the remainder comprises the intertidal foreshore and part of the bed of the River Crouch.

      Tideways was built in 1928 and this is only the second time since that it has come to the market. The property is approached over a long drive and is privately situated within beautiful mature grounds leading down to the water's edge. The current owners bought the house in 2009 and have since undertaken a painstaking programme of renovation, using vintage restoration specialist architects and designers. In 2010 they secured planning consent for a substantial contemporary extension to provide a large family room/indoor cinema with mezzanine floor above, plus a ground floor shower room, plant room and boot room. This addition has utilised the latest in architectural design and technology (including the installation of solar panels) to create a light-filled, largely open plan living space, with a glass foyer linking the extension to the existing house to maximise the impact of the views and bring the outside in.

      The internal space extends to over 5,000 sq ft in total, with the principal reception rooms and bedrooms all facing south and enjoying the most spectacular views of the gardens and estuary beyond. The accommodation includes a reception hall, a double principal reception room, a study, a kitchen/breakfast room extending to approximately 600 sq ft, a utility room, a family room with mezzanine above, two shower rooms and an eighth bedroom downstairs, with seven bedrooms (five with balconies) and four bathrooms on the first floor.

      The considerable curtilage of the property extends to both the north and south and is set among land designated as SSSI (sites of special scientific interest protected by law to conserve their wildlife or geology), with the immediate garden covering 5 acres plus an additional 4 acre paddock. The garden has been thoughtfully landscaped to make the most of the outstanding beauty of the surroundings and the views up and down the river. A sunken terrace, accessible from both the kitchen and the family room, doubles up as an outdoor cinema in the evenings and leads on to a large al fresco dining area. Espalier trees line herringbone pathways that meander through the grounds and around the house to the pétanque green, tennis court, swimming pool and pool house, while the southern boundary extends beyond the formal lawns to the foreshore and fundus to the low water mark. This is an unusual feature, as riverbeds typically belong to the Crown, and also includes deep water mooring rights. There is a slipway directly from the garden onto a jetty with adjacent boat stand. There are also a number of delightful small private shingle beaches and former oyster beds.

      The Lodge (Lot 2) is set in 1.48 acres and available by separate negotiation.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    When the current owners bought the house ten years ago it had been in the same family for generations. They went on to carry out a painstaking renovation and have managed to preserve the intrinsic character of the house as well as the magic of the place.

    Phaedra HowardProperty agent

    Local information

    • Burnham-on-Crouch 2 miles (Liverpool Street from 67 mins), A130 13 miles, A12 16.5 miles, M25 (junction 29) 29 miles, central London 50 miles. All distances approximate.
    • The historic town of Burnham-on-Crouch was originally a ferry port and was later developed into a fishing port also known for its oyster beds. In recent times it has become a renowned yachting centre and hosts ‘Burnham Week' at the end of August.
    • Although Burnham's population is under 8,000, it is able to boast facilities that are uncommon in small towns and these include a cinema, two primary schools and a secondary school, the Burnham Yacht Harbour Marina and several other boatyards, four yacht clubs, two supermarkets, eight public houses, numerous other shops, restaurants and eateries and a railway station on the Southminster to Wickford branch line with direct trains into London Liverpool Street.
    • The Crouch is an attractive tidal estuary, very popular with yachting and water sports enthusiasts and a haven for wildlife. The Royal Burnham, Royal Corinthian and Crouch Yacht Clubs all have their clubhouses on the Burnham town waterfront and Burnham marina lies on the sea wall between Burnham and Creeksea, which is a picturesque waterside hamlet to the west of the town.
    • Tideways is situated in a spectacular position on the Crouch with a third of a mile river frontage and views over the Estuary; Creeksea Sailing Club (established 1957) is only a stone's throw away and Burnham-on-Crouch Golf Club, founded in 1923 and with some 500 members, is actually situated in Creeksea and is less than a mile from the house.

    Additional information

    • Services: Solar and mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage. Solar and Calor gas hot water and central heating.
    • Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.
    • Directions: From the M25 (junction 28) proceed north on the A12, and exit at junction 17 Howe Green interchange. Take the A130 bypass southbound and take the first exit signposted to Burnham and Wickford. Follow the signs to Burnham taking the B1012 and then the B1010. Just before entering Burnham-on-Crouch turn right signposted to Creeksea. Continue down this lane passing the Golf Club on the right hand side. Continue under the bridge and the entrance to Tideways will be seen on the right hand side just before Creeksea Sailing Club. Postcode: CM0 8PL
    • EPC Rating = D