From Southend to Leigh there are hidden homes across the region with bags full of unreleased potential.

Have you got what it takes to renovate one of these properties into your dream home?

Starting at just £269,000, if you have a bit of spare cash, a lot of imagination and a handful of DIY know-how then you really could flip one of these properties. 

Whether they're in need of a complete internal renovation, or they're sitting on masses of land these properties have bags of potential. 

Here are five properties in and around Southend to turn into your dream 'grand design': 

Rayleigh Road, Leigh-On-Sea SS9



This four-bedroom home in Leigh is available for £485,000.

In need of a complete renovation both internally and externally the property sits on a good-sized plot boasting a substantial front and rear garden.


The old-school property has four good-sized bedrooms and desperately needs bringing into the 21st century.

Just a stones throw from the town centre this versatile detached property could be a dream family home or buy-to-let property. 

Find out more on Zoopla.

St. Lukes Road, Southend, SS2



This three-bedroom semi-detached house is on the market for just £269,000.

Set over two floors, this property boasts well proportioned accommodation and is offered to the market for sale with no onward chain.

The vast property is in need of some TLC externally and renovation internally -with some imagination it could be remodelled inside to create a contemporary and impressive living space.


The property has three good-sized bedrooms, one bathroom and two reception rooms.

Outside there is an exterior storage facility, brick outbuilding, drive and 60ft rear garden.

For more information visit Zoopla.

Thornford Gardens, SS2



Located in Thornford Gardens this semi-detached bungalow is available with no onward chain for £280,000. 

With the rise of Instagram home renovation pages there are plenty of places to go for inspiration, including @bungalow_renovation on Instagram.


With two double bedrooms, a kitchen and a good-sized reception room this property is a fabulous opportunity for someone who wants to renovate their dream home. 

There's off-road parking, a garage and large garden that the bungalow could be extended into subject to planning.

For more information visit Zoopla.

Wansfell Gardens, Southend SS1



This gorgeous family home in Southend boasts characterful features throughout including stunning fireplaces and parquet flooring.

The four-bedroom property is in need of a face lift and a bit of TLC as a minimum.

However, at best the new owner could open this property right up and create a stunning open-plan home. 

Outside there is a large front and rear garden as well as a driveway and stunning sea views. 

Find out more on Zoopla.

Rayleigh Avenue, Leigh, SS9



Located in Leigh this huge detached house is available for £650,000. 

A well-loved and looked after family home, the property is quite dated and is in need of a facelift to bring it into the 21st century. 


The bright and airy home is just a few minutes from countryside walks and the Cherry Orchard Country Park. 

With four large bedrooms, two reception rooms and bathrooms this spacious property has bags of potential.

Outside there is a sweeping in and out driveway, garage and car port as well as a large rear garden.

For more information visit Zoopla.

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