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Superbly located in Burnham-on-Crouch
Set in the south east quarter of Essex, Burnham-on-Crouch owes its existence to its location on the river, firstly as a ferry port, later as a fishing port renowned for its oysters, and most recently as a well known yachting centre. If you’re looking for houses for sale in Chelmsford or houses for sale in Maldon, the area offers an ideal location to broaden your property search.
Today, with a population of little over 7,500, this hidden gem undoubtedly punches above its weight. It remains a quiet enclave, but offers many facilities including a fine range of shops, good schools, a charming little cinema, over twenty pubs and many restaurants. The attractive quayside is full of charm, with listed buildings, boatyards and sailing clubs, including the renowned Royal Corinthian Yacht Club. An internationally famous regatta puts the town firmly on the map, but Burnham also offers a host of community led activities, sports clubs and attractions.
Within Essex’s historic Dengie Hundred
Burnham-on-Crouch is set within the Dengie Hundred, a peninsula of land east of Chelmsford, bounded by the River Crouch to the south, the River Blackwater to the north and the North Sea to the east. Iron Age man first discovered its rich soil and mild maritime climate, then the Romans settled here, followed by the Saxons who gave the area its name.
Today, Dengie is a thriving rural community, an oasis of calm, abundant with wildlife and offering the perfect landscape for walking, cycling and many country pursuits. Idyllic villages abound, with Essex boarded cottages and picturesque historic inns dotting the landscape. Bounded by rivers and sea it is famous for its marine activities, its unspoilt marshes and fertile farmland and makes for the ideal playground when you make your home at Corinthia Mews.
Well placed for Maldon and Chelmsford
The ancient town of Maldon, renowned for its crystal sea salt, is a 10 mile drive from Burnham and offers further opportunities for shopping and leisure. Situated by the River Blackwater, and with a strong maritime history, it is now the country’s foremost centre for Thames sailing barges.
For an even greater range of shops, leisure and entertainment facilities Chelmsford is a 20 mile drive away. Recently granted city status, Chelmsford enjoys a full range of big name retailers and smaller independent shops and a large market. Known as the birthplace of radio, the city has many attractions including a museum, cathedral, theatre, cinema and ice rink, while the choice of pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants offer something for everyone. Nearby, Hylands House and Park makes for a great day out, and is home to a variety of events and festivals.
Quietly situated, yet conveniently placed
Some say the finest way to arrive in Burnham-on-Crouch is by yacht, but other options are likely to be more practical.
By road, the main approaches to Burnham-on-Crouch are from Maldon, Chelmsford and South Woodham Ferrers. The M25 (junction 29) is 27 miles away via Wickford. Local bus services include regular services to Maldon and Chelmsford.
For travel by rail, Burnham train station is just over half a mile from Corinthia Mews, from where London Liverpool Street can be reached, with a fastest journey time of 65 minutes*.
For air travellers, London Southend Airport is 23 miles away by road, and by rail has a fastest journey time of 45 minutes*. London Stansted Airport is 35 miles away by road, while Gatwick and Heathrow can both be reached by road or rail.
*Source: National Rail Enquiries.