St Mary the Virgin Church, Foulness Island, Essex – The secret Island

Development Opportunity for Apartment With Planning - Not the entire Church - Guide £200,000 · Apartment · For Sale

Foulness Island.- St Mary The Virgin, Church End

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The Secret Island – but only one hour from London by rail SShhhh

Calling all

Writer, Artists, Celebrities or anyone who longs to get away for a few days at a time from the bright lights, to enjoy the peace and quiet with the bonus of the security and privacy which this project offers. Perhaps you simply live in London or simply have a hectic life and you want you want and need to escape and get out of town or away from the daily grind..

For Sale

Detailed Planning has been granted for a One/Two Bedroom Apartment over two floors with separate Entrance.  Detailed Planning has been gained but ALL works have still to be undertaken

The church on Foulness Island is up for sale which is unique as it is on MOD land                                        The church on Foulness Island is up for sale which is unique as it is on MOD land

Are you looking for a country idyll, close to London, towns and shops, an international airport and yet unknown and secure.

A fabulous opportunity brought to you by the Ministry of Defence – Well sort of..!!..Want to learn more?

Residents/frequent visitors are issued with a security pass to gain access to the island, so no one can follow you home!! Great if you are hounded by the paparazzi.

Is this for you?  Then read on …

The Island

Foulness Island in Essex is predominantly owned by the Ministry of Defence and therefore offers the benefit of 24 hour security via a gated entrance.

The land is predominantly farmland, maintained and worked by two resident farm businesses and the road from the bridge giving access to the Island is serviced by a well maintained road, connecting the two villages lined with weather boarded cottages. The additional country lanes are quiet with little of no traffic.

So What’s the deal?

The vendor owns two of the only three properties not owned by the MOD. The Rectory circa 1845 along with 2.5 acres of land where they have lived for eighteen years (not for sale) and St Mary’s the Virgin Church some two years ago.

They applied for and were granted planning permission to create a fabulous one/two bedroom apartment over two floors (see the plans) in this beautiful old Church, offering unrestricted views overlooking farmland and out towards the River Crouch where the sailing boats are clearly visible. The proposed apartment would suit a writer, artist, celebrity or anyone who longs to get away for a few days at a time from the bright lights, to enjoy the peace and quiet with the bonus of the security and privacy which this project offers. Perhaps it would also appeal to the owner of a substantial house in London who just likes to get our of town.

What does the Planning Provide?

The proposed apartment with planning consent is on two floors for occasional use – i.e. not a permanent residence, so would be ideal for a weekend retreat/holiday home or for use as a studio/workplace on a daily basis as long as it is not used as a residence other than temporarily. Apart from some restorative work to the roof, spire and exterior, no work  has been started on the proposed apartment There is no stipulation or definition within the consent however regarding how often it can be used though, so presumably that could be discussed and worked around.

The main body of the Church would be for community use as it stands, but should an acceptable offer be received for the building as a whole, the owners may well consider it, as this lovely building would lend itself to all manner of non-residential uses for business or pleasure but would be subject to discussion with the planning department..

PLANS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTERESTED PARTIES

Parking and Gardens

There is a charming area of walled garden area for sole use of the owner, looking out over farmland with uninterrupted views to the River Crouch

There is no designated parking but there are no restrictions on the lane and there is a parking area adjacent to one side of the Churchyard

Note

At present it is only the apartment with detailed planning which is for sale and not the entire church..  The apartment will have its own entrance.

Other Interesting Stuff

Foulness is a wildfowl conservation area with a huge variety of bird life and many unusual species. There are colonies of grey seals abundant in the surrounding waters and there are opportunities for wonderful walks through the countryside and on the sea wall (with or without your dog!) The area is quite flat and ideal for bicycle rides too. London is an hour away by rail and Southend Airport is a fifteen minute drive away offering further opportunities for interest in this project to anyone residing in Europe.

Southend-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea have good facilities and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops in the area We love the exclusivity of living in such a special place. After a difficult day, the tension eases on arriving home – which feels like being on holiday, a safe and wonderful area.

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Trains and Planes

One hour by rail from Central London, 15 minutes from Southend and its airport with flights to destinations that include:

Barcelona, Faro, Geneva, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Jersey, Lyon, Malaga, Paris, Tenerife and Venice amongst others.

Additional details

  • Public Transportation:

    Southend-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea have good facilities and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops in the area Trains and Planes

    One hour by rail from Central London, 15 minutes from Southend and its airport with flights to destinations that include:

    Barcelona, Faro, Geneva, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Jersey, Lyon, Malaga, Paris, Tenerife and Venice amongst others.

Location

Foulness Island SS3 9XL, UK

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