Apartment Old Custom House, Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 £157,500

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

  • reception rooms 1
  • bedrooms 2
  • bathrooms 1
Reference: 37202_EHD190461

Key Features

  • Video Tour Available
  • Estuary Viewing Gallery
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Residents Parking
  • Gated Development


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

Issued with a 150 year lease, this apartment benefits from an outside terrace, a communal roof terrace and viewing gallery with stunning estuary views.

Pets allowed to lower ground floor apartments.

Apartment 5 - 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.

'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.

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.

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;

• Help to Buy available (ask your sales representative for details).

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

Entrance door to entrance hall.

Entrance Hall

Security entry phone system. Radiator. Door to living room/kitchen.

Living Room/Kitchen

4.52m x 4.42m (14' 10" x 14' 6")

Kitchen Area: UPVC double glazed window to side aspect. Single bowl, single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over set in work surface with cupboards and drawers below. Range of wall mounted cupboards over. Four ring electric hob, electric oven, stainless steel extractor chimney. Space for washing machine, space for dish washer, space for fridge freezer. Boiler cupboard.Living Room Area: TV point. Radiator. Double glazed sliding patio door to outside.

Bedroom 1

3.4m x 2.82m (11' 2" x 9' 3")

Window to rear aspect. Radiator.

Bedroom 2

3.63m x 2.64m (11' 11" x 8' 8")

Window to front aspect. Radiator.


White suite comprising of panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, hand basin and low level WC. Complimentary tiling to walls.


To the outside of the property there is a terraced area benefitting from two power points and an outside light. This property also has one allocated parking space.

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Contact Agent

Harwich Village Homes
Tel: 01255 504900