Pioneers, settlers, buccaneers – a dramatic opening for the property we’ve just brought to market in
Rayleigh, but, bear with us, the current owners were just that in 2003 when they were one of the
first settlers on to this prestigious development on Downhall Park Way.
Admittedly, they didn’t arrive on longboats paddling up the Crouch, but with removal vans to the
plot that is one of the largest on the development, complete with double garage, a relative rarity
This house is, and has been, a great family home, close to amenities like a farm shop, gym,
supermarkets and well regarded schools and colleges in Rayleigh Southend and Hadleigh. It’s
served as a base too for a daily commute to London – which is 37 miles away.
Closer to home though there’s parks, open countryside and bridle paths, popular with dog walkers
and horse riders.
The house itself has four expansive bedrooms, with the master having an impressive en-suite bath
and shower room and a family bathroom with a separate shower.
Downstairs, space is plentiful, along with natural light seeping through the two sets of French
doors, with expansive space for eating and entertaining in the kitchen / living area. Children will
love the property too as they can do a full circuit for tag or hide and seek – as the rooms all
Perhaps, less expectedly, for a contemporary build is the privacy. Mature hedging straddles the
front and there’s no foot traffic past this property. The rear garden is a great size, with established
shrubs and climbers, a decked area, pond and lawn and not overlooked by neighbours.
The owners are moving on, this time, alas, they won’t be on longboats either, as the move is under
5 miles down the B1013 through Hockley.