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2 bed flat for sale Old Custom House, Main Road, Harwich, Essex CO12

2 beds
1 bath
1 reception
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Property location

Nearby amenities

  • The Mayflower Primary School0.2 miles
  • Dovercourt0.3 miles
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Harwich0.5 miles
  • Harwich Town0.7 miles

Features and description

  • Leasehold
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Residents Parking
  • Gated Development
  • Balcony
  • Estuary Viewing Gallery
  • Leasehold
Having undergone a sympathetic redevelopment, Old Custom House has 34 high quality, modern homes suitable for investors, downsizers and first-time buyers alike.

This lovely Penthouse apartment benefits from a large balcony and stunning open plan accommodation.

Apartment 29 - 2 Bedrooms, First Floor

Welcome To Old Custom House

The apartments have been constructed in one, two- and three-bedroom configurations and each comes with its own allocated parking space. There are additional spaces on site allocated for guests.

Apartments on all floors will benefit from the use of the communal roof terrace with Viewing Gallery to enjoy the estuary views.

Introducing Old Custom House, an Exclusive Gated Community. Old Custom House was purpose built for Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise and officially opened in 1982.

Located in the heart of Dovercourt, the offices played a vital role in this maritime town where it also undertook important Customs functions for the whole of the UK.

Old Custom House provided accommodation for teams including the Mobile Task Force and administration for all associated freight control functions at nearby Parkeston Quay and Harwich Navyard.

The building also contained a strong room which was used to store contraband seized from nearby ports.

Make Old Custom House’s history a part of your future… Old Custom House provides a unique opportunity to own a piece of a wonderful maritime legacy.

'Waterguard' - Two Bedroom Apartments with allocated parking space and each finished to a high specification.

This was historically the original name of the uniformed branch of hm Customs & Excise. The Waterguard’s roles and responsibilities were widespread and included observing the coastline for smuggling activity.

Additional Features:

• High specification, luxurious finishes in all apartments;

• Communal areas (including viewing gallery overlooking the estuary) for socialising and working from home;

• Stunning glazed atrium for maximum internal light;

• Gated entrance and CCTV for privacy and security;

The Area

Harwich and Dovercourt is a popular (and growing) seaside town in North Essex. The local community has a host of established amenities including schools, sports clubs, train station and the delightful ‘Dovercourt Bay’ - a blue flag beach perfect for coastal strolls whilst observing the to-ing and fro-ing of the vessels from nearby Harwich International Port and Felixstowe.

Historic Harwich is located on the tip of the peninsula and overlooks the River Stour to the North (including the Suffolk border), and the North Sea to the South. Harwich itself is a town steeped in history including the Redoubt Fort, Treadwheel Crane and many other historic buildings including the former home of the Master of the Mayflower, Christopher Jones.

In recent years Harwich has developed a reputation as a fine culinary destination with many and varied eateries.

The Location

Dovercourt has good transport links including regular trains from Dovercourt station (just half a mile from Old Custom House).

Transit time to London Liverpool Street is approximately 1.5 hours. Old Custom House is located within yards of Dovercourt Town Centre.

By car from Dovercourt:

• Harwich International Port - 2 miles

• Colchester - 21 miles

• Chelmsford - 43 miles

• Stansted Airport – 53 miles

• London - 85 miles<br /><br />

Entrance Door Leading To:

Entrance Hall:

Security entry phone system, radiator, central heating thermostat.

Living Room/Kitchen: (6.38m x 4.52m (20' 11" x 14' 10"))

Kitchen Area:

Fitted with a range of matching units comprising one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap over set in granite style work surface. Further granite style work surface with cupboards and drawers below, range of wall mounted cupboards, four ring electric hob, electric oven, stainless steel extractor chimney, integrated washer/dryer, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge freezer, complimentary tiling to walls. Double glazed window to front aspect.

Living Area:

TV point, radiator. Double glazed window to front aspect. Double glazed sliding patio doors to side aspect leading to balcony.

Bedroom 1: (3.58m x 2.74m (11' 9" x 9' 0"))

Radiator. Double glazed window to side aspect.

Bedroom 2: (3.33m x 3.07m (10' 11" x 10' 1"))

Radiator. Double glazed window to side aspect.


White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash hand basin and low level WC. Shaver point, extractor fan, complimentary tiling to walls.


As previously mentioned the property benefits from a balcony area with two outside power points and outside light. The property also has two parking spaces.

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