TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENTIAL are delighted to offer for sale this truly stunning 4/5 bedroom Penthouse located in the former Royal Hotel in the coastal Town of Brightlingsea, Essex, just minutes from the Waterfront and Town Centre shops.
Steeped in history with its former patronage by the famous actress Joan Collins and the 19th Century entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Thomas Lipton (Lipton Tea Co), the property is a local landmark and a wonderful opportunity to be enveloped in the history and character of this unique Cinque Port town.
This 4/5 bedroom beautiful example of a quality conversion, has extensive views towards the coastal seascape and panoramic views over Brightlingsea Town that is rarely seen.
Flexible accommodation includes a large modern kitchen/family room with original open fireplace, sitting room, again with feature fireplace, 4/5 good sized bedrooms one with en suite, family bathroom plus a further reception room which could be used as a study/formal dining room/bedroom 5 according to requirements.
The gem in this property must be The Belvedere Viewing Tower which encompases 360 degree views stretching towards the Priory in St Osyth, Point Clear, East Mersea, The Colne Estuary, Rowhedge and over the roof tops of Brightlinsea itself. The Belvedere comprises of eight arched sash windows, vaulted ceiling and relaixng seating area - A unique and completely useable feature of this charming property.
The outside space is of equal appeal. A pretty sunny roof terrace is a fabulous addition to this property as is the courtyard garden area and off road parking.
This charming home suited for both family living and weekend retreats, offers character, style and flexibility, and should be viewed to fully appreciate all its merits.
Accommodation with approximate rooms sizes:
Entrance & Entrance Hallway Entrance via door to Penthouse, stairs to first floor entrance hall or private wood panelled lift to second floor reception hall. Main entrance hall comprises of: under stairs area currently used as a study/computer area, radiator, stairs to second floor reception hallway, door to bedroom three, and stairs to main accommodation.
Landing 36' 11'' x 9' 0 (11.24m x 2.74m) Door to private lift, generous built in floor to ceiling cupboard, two radiators, access to loft space, door to roof terrace.
Sitting Room 18' x 16' (5.48m x 4.87m) Sash window to side, two further sash windows to front with views towards the marina, two radiators, feature fireplace with pine surround and flame effect gas fire on marble hearth, generous under-stairs storage cupboard. Access to tower via doorway between sitting room and Study/Dining Room/Bedroom 5.
Kitchen/Family Room 29'1" x 13' 9" > 11'9" (8.86m x 4.23m >3.62m) Dual sash window to front with views over Brightlingsea and beyond to the extended coastal seascape, feature Victorian cast iron ornate fireplace on stone hearth with original tiled inset panels and oak mantel. Sash window to side with views across Brightlingsea Creek providing delightful family dining space adjacent to kitchen with modern gloss cream fitted base and eye level kitchen units, granite work surfaces, stainless steel sink, dishwasher and fridge freezer, De Longhi Professional cooker with electric oven and 6 gas burners gas stove, stainless steel cooker splash back and extractor hood, laminate flooring.
Study/Dining Room (Or optional extra bedroom) 12' 5" x 8'10" (3.78m x 2.69m) Versatile room next to kitchen/family room with optional use, sash window to front with distant sea views.
Master Bedroom 20' 2'' x 8' 9" (6.14m x 2.66m) Sash window to side with views across Brightlingsea, radiator, picture rail feature, door to ensuite shower room and dressing room.
Ensuite Shower Room Window to side, low level WC and washbasin, walk in Shower.
Dressing Room Walk- in wardrobe facility with shelving and hanging Space.
Bedroom Two 16' 9" x 8' 11" (5.10m x 2.72m) Sash window to side with views across Brightlingsea.
Bedroom Three 11' 7'' x 9' 11 (3.53m x 3.02m) With access from the main entrance hall, bedroom three comprises of sash window to side, radiator, original floor to ceiling built in storage unit.
Bedroom Four 8' 8" x 8' 1" (2.64m x 2.46m) Sash window overlooking the roof terrace, radiator.
Family Bathroom 11' 8'' x 11.5" (3.56m x 3.48m) Sash window to side with coastal view, four piece suite comprising of: bath with centre taps, wash hand basin, bidet, low level WC, half tiled walls, cupboard housing recently fitted hot water tank, radiator. Stairs from landing leading to:
The Ante Room 12' 4" x 11' 9" (3.76m x 3.58m) Window to side aspect, wooden flooring, two doors leading to large attic spaces, stairs leading to the Belvedere Viewing Tower.
The Belvedere Viewing Tower 12' 1" x 11'11" (3.68m x 3.63m) Unique octagonal shaped viewing room boasting eight arched sash windows offering outstanding panoramic views across the coastal inlet towards The Priory in St Osyth, Point Clear, East Mersea, and further across the estuary when weather conditions permit. Vaulted ceiling giving height and light, wooden flooring with wooden benches to offer gallery seating to maximise the use of this eclectic architectural feature.
Utility Room 7' 5'' x 6' 7" (2.26m x 2.01m) Sash window to rear, plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted boiler, radiator.
Cloakroom Sash window to rear, radiator, WC, part tiled.
Roof Terrace Secluded walled and paved area providing total privacy and views across the Brightlingsea.
Outside Space Private courtyard garden: off road parking for two Vehicles.
Agent Notes: Current gas costs for heating and hot water reported as £1020 pa, this should be verified with the vendor.
*Beach hut photograph courtesy of Jon Sturdy Photography Brightlingsea*