Two-bedroom period character cottage in the sought after location of East Tilbury Village. This freehold period property benefits from 2 receptions, 1 bathroom, and a large landscaped garden with outbuilding.
This charming character cottage has a wealth of period features including sash windows (with secondary glazing panels), exposed wood floors, wood panelled ceilings, ledged and braced doors, feature fireplaces and original beams throughout.
Built in 1837, 2 Tyas Cottages is one of four cottages which until 1903 previously formed the village pub 'The Queen's Head'.
Situated in the picturesque semi-rural area of East Tilbury Village the cottage is on a quiet no through road at the end of which is Coalhouse Fort Museum and Country Park. The village is surrounded by farmland and the Thames River runs adjacent to this land and is a short walk away.
The cottage is exactly one mile (15-minute walk) from East Tilbury mainline station which runs directly into London Fenchurch Street taking approximately 40 minutes. There is also a regular local bus service (374). East Tilbury Primary School and Nursery are a short walk away, and the cottage is within St Clere's School catchment area, which provides a school bus. Lakeside Shopping Centre is a short drive away, as are the A13 and M25 road links.
Excellent for walkers, cyclists, nature lovers and those who simply enjoy peace and quiet, there are many riverside and countryside walks including the Two Forts walk within a few minutes walk of the property. The Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, situated on the Thames Estuary, currently comprised of 120 acres, but which will eventually comprise of 845 acres, is also a short drive (or slightly longer walk) away. There is a well regarded traditional pub one minute's walk away from the cottage which serves a range of food, along with a Co-op, pharmacy, post office, school, GP surgeries, and various takeaways within 10 minutes walk in the nearby town of East Tilbury.
The property comprises:
Stable entrance door, part glazed opens to the living room.
Reception Room 14' 1" x 12' 1" (4.3m x 3.7m) with exposed wood floor and panelled ceiling. Characterful lounge with the focal point being the feature fireplace in red brickwork with Esse Dragon Dolphin 1890's multifuel burner to remain. Shelving and TV unit to the right of the fireplace to remain. Sash window to front aspect. Telephone point. Radiator, the doorway to the dining room. Original beams separate this room from the dining room.
The doorway leads to;
Dining Room 14' x 8' 2" (4.26m x 2.51m) red quarry tiled floor. Panelled ceiling. Radiator. Understairs cupboard with ledged and braced door.
Ledged and braced doors lead off to:
Bathroom 9' 1" x 5' (2.8m x 1.5m) New period style bathroom suite fitted June 2018. With vanity unit sink area leading to bath, shower and toilet area. Mosaic natural slate tiled splashbacks. Black quarry tile floor. Radiator. Large stained glass feature window. Thermostatic shower over bath.
Kitchen 9' 1" x 7' 2" (2.8m x 2.2m) with beamed ceiling, half glazed stable door leading to a garden. The cottage style kitchen features Farrow and Ball cream painted oak cabinets, solid Walnut worktops, handmade iridescent tile splashbacks, double range gas cooker, butler sink, integrated washing machine, natural slate tile floor, and a feature stained glass effect window.
From the living room, an original ledged and braced door leads to the stairs to the first floor and a charming beamed landing area with exposed wood floor and original beams.
Door left to:
Master bedroom 14' 1" x 12' 2" (4.3m x 3.7m) Two sash windows to front aspect, views over the surrounding farmland, exposed wood floor, panelled ceiling. Feature fireplace with shelving to left and space for a large wardrobe to right.
Door right to:
The second bedroom 14' 1" x 5' 6" (4.3m x 1.7m) (currently used as a second sitting room, craft room, and home office). Sash window to rear aspect. Exposed wood floor, panelled ceiling. Loft hatch. (Loft has light and is part boarded out). Airing cupboard housing combination boiler (fully serviced annually by British Gas) can be found on the left in this bedroom behind the door.
Half glazed stable door in the kitchen leads on to;
Garden – Kitchen stable door opens out to the large decked area with pergola over 14' 6" x 10'3" (4.4m x 3.12m) and large aviary to the right, from here steps lead down into the main garden paved with red brick with large feature terracotta vase in the center and four flowerbeds surround. To the left, circular lawn with railway sleeper steps up to 'beach' area. Pebbled beach area with railway sleeper windbreakers, and large natural Yorkstone feature waterfall with a pond beneath. Adjacent to the beach area is two large trees with arbor and stumpery (traditional Victorian shady fern/wildlife area) beneath as the current owner is a lepidopterist, and breeds butterflies. The back gate behind trees leads to side road giving useful rear access to the property.
To the right is a large red bricked area with flowerbeds and raised planters covered with vegetable cages, along with a large Outbuilding 14' 10" x 8' 5" (4.52m x 2.56m) with light and electric, French doors and sash window, previously used as an artist's studio, but currently houses surround shelving forming a large and useful storage area.
The remaining back flowerbed running the length of the garden is currently used for fruit/vegetable growing with newly erected (4m x 2m) polytunnel to remain. The large private and secluded garden, whilst belonging entirely to this cottage, spans the width of all four of the original cottages and was professionally landscaped in 2006 to a traditional Victorian 'potager' Kitchen Garden design and includes well established and productive apple, pear, cobnut and persimmon trees, along with rhubarb, kiwi berry, raspberries, and blackcurrant and gooseberry bushes...
EPC Rating - D
(Please note EPC was undertaken July 2018 before secondary glazing panels were installed so actual rating would be higher were these taken into account)
Address: Princess Margaret Road , East Tilbury Village, RM18 8PU.
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Property Type: Terraced
Living Room(s): 2
Address: Princess Margaret Road , East Tilbury Village, RM18 8PU
Ready to Move
Close to School
Character Cottage with Period Features
Sought After Semi Rural Village Location
Large Landscaped Garden
Gas Central Heating
Walking Distance to C2C Station to Fenchurch Street
Property Ref: 2262
Gas Central Heating