Avonmore is situated at the end of Tinnocks Lane, on a private estate in the village of St Lawrence Bay on the south coast of the Blackwater Estuary, in an area known as the Dengie Peninsula. The house overlooks the estuary which is over a mile wide at high water and there are splendid views from the upstairs living area. The sitting/dining room is light & airy, spanning the full width of the house and open to the apex of the roof with the feel of a sail loft. There are two pairs of sliding doors which open on to a good sized balcony overlooking the garden and the water, with teak furniture and a barbecue, great for eating & entertaining on a sunny day. It is a perfect space for larger gatherings. The kitchen is also upstairs, leading to the living area. There are four bedrooms, three downstairs & one upstairs.
The garden leads onto the estate's private green and the sea wall where there is access to a shingle beach. There is ample parking in the front drive for 3 to 4 cars.
The area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, being a winter feeding site for migratory birds. The wide expanse of water makes it a popular sailing area in the summer months. The local sailing club, Stone SC can be seen from the house and is a couple of minutes walk away. It is a quiet location ideal for birdwatching, sailing, windsurfing, walking and cycling. You can walk or cycle for miles along the sea wall or inland into the countryside. The garage is available for bike storage. It would appeal to people seeking a quiet spot to enjoy the coast and the countryside.
The village itself has a general store/post office, two pubs and an Indian restaurant. The Waterside Holiday Park is situated at the entrance to the village where there are mobile homes and pitches available for hire. There are good pubs and restaurants in the nearby villages of Bradwell, Steeple and Burnham-on-Crouch.
Burnham is an atmospheric, old established east coast yachting town on the Crouch estuary with several yacht clubs and is well worth a visit for a walk along the sea wall or a visit to the steam railway, Mangapps Railway Museum. The old town of Maldon at the tip of the Blackwater estuary is within easy reach, home to the charming Essex sailing barges, where you can enjoy a drink or a meal at a pub overlooking the barge moorings. The barges’ brown sails are a beautiful sight on the estuary, sailing up and down the river. Maldon is a larger town with two out-of-town supermarkets, a leisure centre, a promenade park and boating lake.
The pretty villages of Tillingham and Bradwell-on-Sea are nearby, where the Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall, perhaps the oldest church in England, can be found in its lonely position facing the North Sea, a 15 minute walk from the car park.
London is within reasonably easy reach. There is a regular 40 minute train service to Liverpool Street from Wickford and there is a branch line to Southminster, 15 minutes drive away.