New BaR Entry March 2020: St Dominics, 21 Saville Street, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

3rd March 2020

This utterly charming and extremely quirky weather-boarded cottage is currently empty and is looking for a new owner.  The house is formed of two parts: an unusual polygonal shaped "front" faces into a pleasant lawned garden, whilst a two storey brick extension faces on to the road. Known as St Dominics, this quaint structure has gothic detailing on the front door and windows.  It is believed to date from the early 19th century and to have been moved to its current position in the late 19th century.  It is grade II listed.

It is vacant (although apparently part furnished including by a baby grand piano) and stands within a residential area with both modern and Edwardian houses around it not far from the sea in the old seaside town of Walton-on-the-Naze. 

Walton-on-the-Naze is a minor 18th/19th century regional spa and seaside town sitting astride an isthmus between Frinton on Sea and the nationally recognised, fossil-rich, soft cliffs of the Naze. The erosion of the cliffs create fine sandy beaches to the south; the geologically recent sinking of the land to the north has created the salt marshes of Hamford Water (RAMSAR and SSSI), protected for its habitat for resident and migrating birds and wild foul.

The property has been nominated for inclusion by its owner who is looking for a conservation-minded buyer.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We can put anyone interested in buying this building in contact with the owner directly but SAVE is not otherwise involved in any way in its marketing or sale, nor have we verified this description of the house or any legal details including regarding title.