This charming character cottage has a wealth of period features including sash windows (with secondary glazing panels), exposed wood floors, 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, 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 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 living room.
Living room (12' x 13' 11") with exposed wood floor and panelled ceiling. Cosy 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 right of fireplace to remain. Sash window to front aspect. Telephone point. Radiator, doorway to dining room. Original beams separate this room from the dining room.
Doorway leads to;
Dining room (12' x 8' 7") red quarry tiled floor. Panelled ceiling. Radiator. Understair cupboard with tongue and groove door.
Ledged and braced doors lead off to:
Bathroom (9' x 5') New period style bathroom suite fitted June 2018. With vanity unit sink area leading to bath, shower and toilet area. Mosaic natural slate tiled splash backs. Black quarry tile floor. Radiator. Large stained glass feature window. Thermostatic shower over bath.
Kitchen (9' x 7' 2") with beamed ceiling, half glazed stable door leading to garden. The cottage style kitchen features Farrow and Ball cream painted oak cabinets, solid Walnut worktops, handmade iridescent tiled 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 (13' 11" x 12') Two sash windows to front aspect, views over surrounding farmland, exposed wood floor, panelled ceiling. Feature fireplace with shelving to left and space for large wardrobe to right.
Door right to:
Second bedroom (13' 11" x 5' 5") (currently used as a second sitting room). 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 door.
Half glazed stable door in kitchen leads on to;
The large garden spans the width of three cottages and leads out from the kitchen stable door opening out to a large decked area with pergola over (14' 6" x 10'3") and large aviary to the right, from here steps lead down into main garden paved with red brick with large feature terracotta vase in centre 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 pond beneath. Adjacent to the beach area are two large trees with arbour and stumpery (traditional Victorian shady fern/wildlife area) beneath as the current owner is a lepidopterist, and breeds butterflies. 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) with light and electric, French doors and sash window, previously used as an artist's studio, but currently houses surround shelving forming a useful and large 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 garden was professionally landscaped in 2007 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.
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EPC Rating - D
(Please note EPC undertaken July 2018 before secondary glazing panels were installed).
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