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4 Bedroom semi-detached house Maldon Road, Latchingdon £790,000

An attractive mellow red brick semi-detached period property converted from a Victorian Police Station. The unique house offers four double bedrooms and versatile living accommodation of 2463sqft with grounds of a quarter of an acre.

To passers-by the Old Police station is an attractive red brick house under a hipped slate covered roof. However there is a lot more to this property than that.
The original police station which is next to the Old Magistrate Court, also now a family home, was formally opened in 1843. It consisted of two cells, a guard room, superintendent’s kitchen and parlour, and bedrooms and social rooms for the men stationed there. It ran as a the divisional Headquarters for all of the Dengie Hundred with eighteen officers based there as well as housing families of the officers, including at one time two families with ten children and a servant.
In 1902 however, it was deemed to be an inconvenient police station and as such was reverted to a residence and office for the local constable. It ran as a police house and office up until 1930. A postcard dated 1931 exists, that states “here is our house, we moved in on Nov 28th 1931” meaning that this family would have been the first post-police inhabitants and hence the name change to the Old Police House.

In 2000 the property was extended and claimed back the office space to be used purely as one residence with accommodation extending to approximately 2463sq/ft.
The property has numerous reception rooms including two sitting rooms, one modern and one full of original character features, a cavernous conservatory and a social room with an original bar used by the officers. This is a fantastic entertaining space for friends and family. Another reception room, currently used as a dining room leads to what were the two original cells including one showcasing an original heavy oak door. These two rooms have been changed into a library and study but could also have other uses such as a feature wine cellar. The kitchen has a beautiful contemporary finish with curved details with a separate utility room next door.

The bedroom wing is accessed through the social room with two double bedrooms on the ground floor that share stylish shower room and two double bedrooms on the first floor including the principle bedroom with en-suite.

With plenty of versatile living space inside, there is also plenty of outside space with land of approximately a quarter of an acre. The property is accessed via two iron gates with a sweeping in out driveway enclosing a courtyard and front lawn. The rear garden which includes a summer house and sauna has a further paved terrace and an established garden bordered by hedging providing a high degree of privacy.

What's Nearby
Latchingdon is a village situated in the Dengie peninsula of Essex which lies three miles to the south-east of Maldon. There is a pub in the village with shopping facilities found in nearby Maldon with its historic town centre and famous Hythe, which is the home to many of the remaining Thames barges. The area is largely agricultural, positioned between the Blackwater estuary and river Crouch. With its vast coastline the area is very popular for sailing and other water sports. Educational facilities are well catered for with both state and private education available in the Chelmsford, Maldon and surrounding areas.

Within Easy Reach
The area is well served both by road and rail links with the A414 around 5 miles away linking the A130, A12 and beyond. Trains from North Fambridge (5 miles), South Woodham Ferrers (8 miles) and Chelmsford (12 miles) run frequent services into London Liverpool Street.

There is a selection of well known and boutique shopping facilities in nearby Maldon, which also boasts a good selection of eateries and amenities. Supermarkets include Tesco, Morrison, Aldi and Lidl.

The City of Chelmsford is a 25-30 minute drive, with a larger variety of shopping, services and amenities including the recently developed Bond Street shopping complex

TENURE - Freehold
LOCAL AUTHORITY - Maldon District Council

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