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Perhaps in need of a little TLC, this two-bedroom bungalow in the seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea nevertheless boasts some remarkable features which are bound to endear it to a potential buyer. Conveniently located close to a host of local amenities, the property is set in beautifully-kept grounds offering privacy and a sense of peace and tranquillity difficult to create without the benefit of time and considerable effort. However, theres still ample opportunity for a new owner to add their own touches to a home with bags of potential.
Broadlawn is a quiet cul-de-sac in the north-west suburbs of Southend in Essex. With Belfairs Golf Club, Riding School and Woodland Centre nearby, the neighbourhood has a distinctly rural feel but amenities within walking distance include a Post Office, St Aidans Parish Church, a Chinese takeaway, a pharmacy, a florists, a selection of hairdressers, a Co-op convenience store and The Woodcutters pub, which hosts live music at the weekends and serves traditional pub grub. Belfairs High School and Fairways Primary School both rated good at their most recent Ofsted inspections are also nearby while bus stops on Fairways connect the area with central Southend. The beach at Westcliff-On-Sea is just a short drive away, the railway station connects Leigh-on-Sea with Londons Fenchurch Street – a 40-minute train ride away while the M25 is just 20 minutes away by car. For those with an eye on travel even further afield, London Southend Airport offers connections to Ireland as well as European holiday destinations on the Mediterranean.
The grounds and gardens which surround the property have obviously been a labour of love and have been cultivated with great care and patience. A paved driveway leads to the single garage with mature bushes, trees and shrubs offering plenty of privacy from the road. A well-manicured lawn is divided by a garden path which leads to a covered porch with a distinctive rounded arch doorway a theme repeated throughout the bungalow. To the rear, another immaculate garden boats a paved pathway which leads to secluded seating among mature trees, shrubs and bushes with an ornamental pond with weeping willow as the centrepiece. Doors from the conservatory, one of the two main bedrooms and the main living room all open onto a patio area with splendid views down through the garden between the trees and shrubs.
This property still boasts wall and loft insulation and a programmable gas-fired central heating system which provides warmth and hot water. The front door opens on a hallway, with a shower room to the right, a long corridor to the kitchen, bathroom and the two main bedrooms to the front, and the living room/diner to the left. A wooden farmhouse-style door opens onto the spacious lounge/dining room which currently has a regency feel, with ceiling corniche surrounding the hanging light fitting, a decorative wood floor, brick-built feature fireplace with wooden beam mantle and double doors opening onto the patio. Another door leads on into the sitting room which could easily become a third bedroom with a distinctive wood-panelled feature wall and floor to ceiling in-built cupboard. Another set of double doors opens into the conservatory with wood laminate floor which leads on into the rear garden via another set of double doors. The first room to the left along the main corridor is the kitchen with exposed wooden beams in the ceiling matched by wood floors similar to the living room. An electric oven and hob has an extractor over, there is a stainless steel sink and space for an upright fridge-freezer and plumbing for a dishwasher. One of the two double bedrooms has double doors which open directly into the garden while the property boasts both a spacious, tiled shower room with WC and a separate bathroom currently fitted with a distinctive blue sink, WC and bath with shower attachment.
In our view, this would make an ideal home for a retired couple or perhaps a family with an eye for a project. The delightful gardens will be a real attraction for anyone with green fingers but this is also a property which offers a new owner plenty of options. As ever, wed thoroughly recommend a viewing, both to fully appreciate the many opportunities the bungalow offers as well as the excellent location.
Lounge/diner: 19 11 (6.07m) x 14 10 (4.53m)
Sitting room / Bedroom 3: 10 5 (3.17m) x 8 7 (2.62m)
Conservatory: 11 2 (3.40m) x 9 3 (2.81m)
Shower room: 9 5 (2.88m) x 6 4 (1.94m)
Kitchen: 9 11 (3.02m) x 6 8 (2.04m)
Bedroom 1: 10 0 (3.05m) x 8 11 (2.73m)
Bedroom 2: 13 3 (4.04m) x 9 11 (3.03m)
Bathroom: 9 11 (3.02m) x 8 0 (2.43m)
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by Esale. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.