- Three bedrooms
- Two reception room
- Ground floor cloakroom
- Delightful Conservatory
- Private garden
- Gas central heating
- Quiet location
Is this house the second Tardis? You will see what we mean, as it was designed on a roughly square format for each main room, which gives maximum space and flexibility throughout. Check out our unique 360 virtual tour, or, even better, by booking an appointment to view – not just the house, but the delights of Frinton-on-Sea itself. Existing way back as ‘Frietuna’ in the Domesday Book, it has been famous ever since, through its major development from Edwardian times, hosting the rich and famous of royalty and high society to the friendly shops, cafes and top-quality restaurants of today. Frinton’s Connaught Avenue (you need never go outside the famous Railway Gates, ever again!) links this property to the glorious sandy beach, as you pass the train station (less than an hour and a half to Liverpool Street) excellent primary schools and the GP Surgery, all within minutes’ stroll from your front door.
Importantly set ‘Within the Gates’ and back from the road itself in a peaceful grass-and-trees cul-de-sac that leads to open fields, this lovely home enjoys a west-facing lounge which is full of space and light, with a large picture window to enjoy the pretty front garden, sunny afternoons and beautiful sunsets. Step through to the internal hall, which accesses the stairs, cloakroom and newly-fitted kitchen, then continue through again to the truly delightful conservatory, which offers so much open space and top-quality living. It can accommodate an eight-seater dining table as well as a large sofa and other occasional furniture – and its properly-insulated walls and ceiling offer a controlled environment all year round – neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter, with its underfloor heating and a radiator to keep you cosy on chillier days. as you look out to lush evergreen garden beyond.
Welcome to a magical courtyard garden, which is surrounded by mature oak and a variety of other trees, and will protect you all around by tall, ivy-clad fencing. There is no grass to mow, but plenty of pottering space, with stepped paving and decking, where you can enjoy day-round sunshine – unless of course you choose to retreat beside the little greenhouse, which hides a delightful and completely secluded and shaded seating area, to curl up with a book. On the other side of the path, a smart little green wooden shed, painted white inside, shares the archway that frames the rear gate. The garden has external power and water, a small decorative wildlife pond and a fixed base for the cantilever style parasol to enjoy all summer. The garage can be accessed from the rear garden.
Back indoors …
We love our stair lift, but it’s easily removable if it’s not for you. There are two big, square, double bedrooms and a single third bedroom which could be your office-space. The newly-fitted shower room has an open design shower for easy access, and luxurious under-floor heating too! There is built in storage in all of the bedrooms and from the landing there is access to the loft which is mainly boarded, and a huge amount of storage space has also been built into the tall stair-well. You will never be short of storage here!
The then Prince of Wales frequented the golf club, and both Churchill and Douglas Fairbanks rented houses.. No wonder Frinton-on-Sea feels a bit like a ‘Chelsea by the sea’, as Connaught Avenue, opened by the Duchess of Connaught, was quickly known and appreciated as the Bond Street of East Anglia. With its air of serenity and communal pride, the town’s genteel nature continues to prevail “inside the gates” today. Even the Tennis Club feels like a mini Wimbledon, with its many manicured grass courts, all-year ‘bubble’ roof and in fact it was world famous during Edwardian England because, next to Wimbledon, Frinton was regarded as a major venue on the tennis calendar and enjoyed a social standing on a par with Henley and Ascot. Its Golf Club is excellent, and maybe you are rightly drawn to the wonderful sandy beaches and the long walks offered along this sunny Esplanade. The Backwaters are great for lovers of wildlife, and should you wish to explore water sports, well, Frinton-on-Sea has it all!