High Street, West Mersea, CO5 8QA


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  • Bedrooms: 4
General information A unique opportunity to purchase this mixed use building comprising of a shop with A1 commercial use, with attached residential living accommodation. This detached building is located in a prominent position in the High Street of West Mersea, providing straightforward access to the waterfront and within walking distance of many of the facilities that West Mersea has to offer.

The property, which is serviced by gas fired central heating, has accommodation comprising entrance porch, ground floor cloakroom, dining hall with stair flight leading to the first floor and archway leading through to the kitchen which has a window to the rear aspect and range of eye and level units with fitted roll top work surfaces, integrated double oven and four ring electric hob with extractor hood above. There is a stainless steel sink drainer with mixer tap, space and plumbing for a washing machine and free standing fridge/freezer. There is also an integrated dishwasher. The spacious sitting room has a window overlooking the rear garden and a door leading into the beautiful garden room which is of UPVC construction. On the first floor, the master bedroom, found to the rear of the property, has a window overlooking the rear garden, is a good size double and has an en suite shower room, bedrooms two and three are both good size double bedrooms and bedroom four, a good size single. There is the family shower room which has an obscured window to the side, a vanity wash hand basin, low level wc, shower cubicle, heated towel rail, the airing cupboard and space for a tumble dryer.

Entrance porch 7' 0" x 5' 8" (2.13m x 1.73m)

Cloakroom 5' 9" x 2' 11" (1.75m x 0.89m)

Dining hall 10' 9" x 9' 11" (3.28m x 3.02m)

Kitchen 10' 9" x 9' 1" (3.28m x 2.77m)

Sitting room 15' 0" x 14' 2" (4.57m x 4.32m)

Conservatory 14' 10 max" x 9' 1" (4.52m x 2.77m)


Bedroom one 15' 6 reducing to 11'7"" x 15' 2" (4.72m x 4.62m)

Ensuite 10' 8" x 3' 5" (3.25m x 1.04m)

Bedroom two 12' 0" x 10' 7" (3.66m x 3.23m)

Bedroom three 11' 11" x 8' 9" (3.63m x 2.67m)

Bedroom four 8' 11" x 7' 3" (2.72m x 2.21m)

Family shower room 7' 7" x 7' 6" (2.31m x 2.29m)

Shop 27' 5" x 12' 0" (8.36m x 3.66m)

Workshop/storage one 19' 6" x 9' 7" (5.94m x 2.92m)

Workshop/storage two 19' 7" x 9' 7" (5.97m x 2.92m)

Workshop/storage three 19' 7" x 9' 6" (5.97m x 2.9m)

The outside To the front of the property is hard standing which is currently sub-divided with two off road parking spaces available for the shop and two off road parking spaces available to the house. There is a gate leading down the side of the shop providing pedestrian access to the entrance of the house.

To the rear of the property there is a lawned garden which measures approximately 90ft in length. There are currently approximately 60ft of outbuildings which have power and lighting connected making them good for storage. The garden has an array of shrub and flower borders, there is a large vegetable plot and a pond.

We understand there is a shed and greenhouse which will remain at the property.

Where? The property is located close to the centre of the village with amenities for every day requirements including a local Tesco Express and Mersea Co-op. There are other specialist stores and shops available with the Island also being served by an opticians, doctors, dentist and vet with the local primary school being a short distance away. Further facilities are available on the water front including the West Mersea Yacht Club and the Dab Chicks Sailing Club which hold many events throughout the year including the annual town regatta and there are also a number of bars and restaurants located in Mersea, including the renowned Company Shed and Oyster Bar. Mersea Island lies approximately 9 miles to the south of Colchester which has many national retailers and small specialist shops with a multi-screen cinema, Mercury Theatre and the First Site Gallery. Colchester's popular private schools are mainly found along the Lexden Road on the western outskirts of the town with further education being provided in the heart of the town centre with the Sixth Form College and the Colchester Institute. Situated on the eastern outskirts of the town is the University of Essex and for the commuter Colchester has two railway stations providing direct services terminating at London Liverpool Street and for the road user Colchester is conveniently positioned for the A12 providing access up to the A14 and the Midlands and also the M25.The A120 leads west to Braintree with its designer shopping village and on to Stansted Airport.

Important information Council Tax Band - C (house only)

Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property.

Tenure - Freehold

EPC rating - E

NB. The shop is on a different Council Tax Band and on private mains services apart from water, which is shared with the house.

We understand the shop has a rateable value of £4,600 and currently has consent for A1 commercial use. We have also been advised by our client that the shop is currently let on a periodic basis as a card shop which generates around £4,000 per annum rent for the current owner, with a clause in the contract to increase the rent by 5% annually.

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