Apartment Old Custom House, Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 £175,000

2 bedroom Apartment for sale: Old Custom House, Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12

  • reception rooms 1
  • bedrooms 2
  • bathrooms 1
Reference: 37202_EHD190381

Key Features

  • Two Bedrooms
  • Residents Parking
  • Gated Development


This beautifully presented two bedroom apartment is part of the Old Custom House, an exclusive gated community.

Issued with 150 year lease, this apartment benefits from a large L shaped terrace, open plan accommodation, access to a communal roof terrace with viewing gallery and stunning estuary views.

Apartment 7 - 2 Bedrooms, Lower Ground 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 (two parking spaces for the two- and three-bedroom apartments). 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.

Apartments on the Lower Ground floor each feature private outside space.

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.

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.

Accommodation - is arranged over three floors as follows:

Lower Ground – one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with access to individual garden and allocated parking space;

Upper Ground – one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with allocated parking space;

First Floor – two- and three-bedroom penthouse apartments each with allocated parking spaces and private balcony, some with estuary views.

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

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

Access to the building is made via security entry system. Wooden door gives access into the apartment.

Entrance Hall:

Radiator. Doors to both bedrooms, bathroom and lounge.


4.2m x 2.62m (13' 9" x 8' 7")

Designer radiator, double glazed patio doors open onto the rear patio. Built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. Access to:


3.38m x 1.8m (11' 1" x 5' 11")

Single drainer sink inset into L-shaped work surface having a range of white cupboards and drawers underneath with space for various appliances, built-in oven and hob, range of matching wall cabinets incorporating chimney hood, ceiling to floor picture window to rear.

Bedroom 1:

3.4m x 2.64m (11' 2" x 8' 8")

Radiator, double glazed window and door which opens onto the patio area.

Bedroom 2:

3.4m x 2.64m (11' 2" x 8' 8")

Radiator, double glazed window to side overlooking the patio.


Three piece white suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, tiled shelf, mirror fronted cabinet, heated towel rail, part tiling to walls.

Rear Patio:

This property beneifts from a good sized L-shaped patio which extends from the rear of the apartment all the way down the side. The patio can be accessed via the sliding doors in the lounge and the door into the main bedroom.


There are double electric security gates giving access into the parking are where you will find one allocated parking space for this apartment, three visitor spaces. There is also a large bin store and bicycle shed.

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Contact Agent

Harwich Village Homes
Tel: 01255 504900