Lockside Marina, Chelmsford
- Top Floor Apartment
- Two Bedroom Duplex Apartment
- Great Views
- Gas Fired Central Heating
- Double Glazing
- Sat Nav To CM2 6HF
Property SummaryOne of two duplex penthouses within a smart, riverside development with extensive views, parking and even dedicated moorings for residents with river boats.
Less than 15 minute walk from the centre of Chelmsford and its station, there are plenty of amenities within easy reach while central London is just over half an hour away by train.
On the banks of the River Chelmer, Lockside Marina is on a cul-de-sac adjacent to open parkland and some lovely riverside walks. Buses run regularly from nearby Navigation Road to Moulsham, Beaulieu Park and Broomfield as well as the city centre, where connecting trains can be in London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes.
Other amenities nearby include a fish-and-chips shop, a newsagent and a hairdressers on Navigation Road while a Tesco superstore, the Meadows and High Chelmer Shopping Centres, an Odeon Cinema, the Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre and the Riverside Retail Park are all within walking distance. The city centre pubs and numerous restaurants are all a short walk away.
The property is within a relatively new apartment complex accessed via a road with traffic calming. The property comes with a dedicated parking space located adjacent to the building access door which is controlled by a phone entry system. Neat and tidy grounds surround the development with walks along the River Chelmer to Springfield Lock and beyond. As the name suggests, Lockside Marina offers dedicated moorings to those with rivercraft as well as access to the canal basin at the head of Navigation Road.
The apartment is on the top floor with extensive views over the river and is accessed by a door which opens onto a reception hall with a solid wood floor. Internal doors lead on into the open-plan living room/diner/kitchen space, the bathroom, a bedroom and a storage cupboard. A spiral staircase is located in the reception area and leads up to the master bedroom to the left.
The living room diner is fitted with solid wood floors with plenty of light flooding the room from three-quarter length sliding doors on one side and a double door window to the other side, which both open onto balconies, one with glass panel railings and stripped-wood decking overlooking the river below. The room offers ample space for a dining table and chairs as well as a suite; warmth in the winter is provided by wall-mounted radiators. The floor to ceiling height and sense of space must be appreciated during a visit.
The kitchen is fitted with a dark-coloured tiled floor and soft-closing wooden wall and base units above and below granite-effect worktops. An electric oven sits beneath a four-ring gas hob with a granite-effect splashback, which is fitted below an illuminated extractor. It is also fitted with an upright fridge/freezer, a dishwasher as well as an integrated composite sink with drainer. There is space and plumbing for a washer-drier.
The first bedroom currently used as a nursery and childrens playroom by the vendors - is also fitted with a solid wood floor and a floor-to-ceiling windows with sliding doors, which open onto a Juliet balcony with views over the river below. The bedroom is located opposite the partially-tiled house shower room, which is fitted with a wall-mounted hand basin with chrome mixer tap, a WC with dual flush and a recessed shower cubicle with sliding glass-and-chrome doors.
The generously-proportioned and carpeted master bedroom on the first floor is accessed via the wood-and-metal spiral staircase with a chrome handrail and includes a double integral wardrobe and its own partially-tiled en-suite bathroom. This includes a panel bath with shower attachment; a second WC with dual flush; and a modern, ceramic hand basin mounted on a glass-and-metal washstand with wall-mounted taps and spout above. A shaver socket and extractor are also fitted adjacent to a large, wall-mounted mirror.
Equipped with double glazing and a gas-fired central heating system, with a separate thermostat and individual controls on all radiators, the property enjoys a higher-than-average C rating on its EPC.
Lounge/diner: 18 6 (5.65m) x 16 10 (5.12m)
Kitchen: 10 3 (3.13m) x 5 10 (1.79m)
Balcony 1 (Riverside): 12 5 (3.79m) x 5 6 (1.67m)
Balcony 2: 12 6 (3.82m) x 3 1 (0.93m)
Bedroom: 12 9 (3.89m) x 10 2 (3.09m)
Shower room: 8 2 (2.48m) x 5 2 (1.58m)
Master bedroom: 12 9 (3.89m) x 12 2 (3.71m)
En suite: 7 6 (2.28m) x 5. 9 (1.74m)
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.