26 Harold Road, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex CO13 9BE
- Rare and sought-after detached four bedroom late Edwardian ‘Arts and Crafts’ residence
- Designed by prolific Frinton architect William Hayne in 1911
- Architecturally grand exterior and interior exemplifying the period
- Three reception rooms
- A modern kitchen/breakfast room design complimentary to the period
- Family bathroom, and separate shower room, plus a ground floor cloakroom
- Delightful well-presented family garden
- Garage and driveway parking
- Located within the prestigious Frinton ‘gates’ in Harold Road, minutes from the iconic Connaught Avenue
- Minutes from the greensward fronting this ‘Seaside Award’ winning coast
The Edwardian era produced homes of the highest quality attributed to pioneering domestic and commercial architects, and in this instance the accolade goes to one of Frinton’s most prolific – William Hayne, who in 1911 was commissioned to design 26 Harold Road. The glory of an Edwardian home is evident in its architecturally grand exterior and interior incorporating wonderfully high skirtings and ceilings, an elegant staircase, architraves, and parquet flooring, combine this with your sympathetically chosen furnishings and you complete a beautiful home.
Walking along the pathway you find yourself admiring the pretty front garden up to the impressive exterior. Perfect timing to enter and explore within, and as you do so you will observe how the light accentuates the lovely stained glass window in the front door.
When you turn around and take in your surroundings you will know why this room is aptly named the living hall. As a reception room in its own right it is a great place for family and friends to gather for drinks before departing for a day or evening out, as it would have born witness to in times past. And notice the classic Lincrusta dado wallpaper panelling. The second reception room is to your right. Again, this drawing room exemplifies an elegant Edwardian scene with its high 8ft 6in ceiling and high skirting leading down to a continuation of the lovely parquet flooring. Another prominent feature of the period is the large front bay window, allowing in plenty of natural light and setting the scene to relax and read awhile or to partake in civilized conversation over some light refreshments.
Dining in the third reception room is an altogether grand affair, the splendour of the room easily accommodating a large table and chairs for family or friends. Open the rear French doors and step into the verandah. Picture a hot lazy summer day seated in a chair with an iced tea, whilst you take some time out to gaze upon your immaculate garden through the fully opened bi-fold sliding doors.
Returning to the living hall and entering the kitchen/breakfast–room you will be pleasantly surprised to view a very sympathetic design for the property laid out over some 19ft. Appliances include a free–standing cooker, a built-in fridge freezer, with space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. Walk over to the rear of the room to view further cabinets and cookery book shelving, plus a back door to the garden.
The remaining door off the living hall is to a handy ground floor cloakroom.
Ascend the dog-leg staircase to reach the gallery landing. Viewing the principal bedroom first, situated to the rear of the property, you will see it is particularly spacious, being on the footprint of the dining room below. And if you walk over to the window you can enjoy elevated views over your garden. The second bedroom is equally capacious as again this is on the footprint of the drawing room. A lovely surprise awaits you when you venture into the third double bedroom, for if you head straight for the window you are treated to views of the sea, albeit in the distance but lovely even so. The fourth bedroom is currently used as a study/home office but would also be ideal as a children’s bedroom/nursery room.
Along the landing are the family bathroom, perfect if you like to take a long relaxing soak, and, next to it, the shower room, again bliss if you prefer to opt for a vigorous streaming shower instead.
The delightful garden is extremely well-presented and pleasing in design. Established planting around the borders will keep the gardener in the family happy along with the shed, whilst the central lawn is an ideal play area for children. And there is more. If you walk over to the corner of the verandah, leading up alongside the property is a lovely secluded side garden. A slice of sanctuary just for you perhaps?
Garage and parking…
There is the bonus of a garage, which being set back from the road provides off-road parking for several vehicles along the driveway leading up to it.