Flemming Avenue Leigh-on-sea

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Bedrooms: 4
Oakleigh, Flemming Avenue

Head to the thriving Essex town of Leigh on Sea where aspirational living awaits, on the cusp of the coast and within a short commute of London, at Oakleigh.

Edwardian-inspired design creates a captivating first impression upon arrival at Oakleigh ,an imposing, bay fronted, bespoke-built, one-of-a-kind home, completed in 2020.

Antique block paving provides ample parking for four cars to the immaculately landscaped front, alongside a double garage accessible via double gates from the drive.

Accessible for all, the ground slopes gently, making your way to the wide, wheelchair and pram friendly door. Shelter is provided by the handsome, tiled portico, prior to stepping through into the broad and bright entrance hall.

Welcome home

Sense the serenity instantly, closing the door on the wider world. Belying its convenient, central setting, Oakleigh serves as a peaceful sanctuary, with no noise from the road.

Traditional tiling continues throughout the entrance hallway, warmed by underfloor heating. Handy cupboard storage is available for coats and shoes. Off the entrance hallway doors open to large, inviting reception rooms, whilst a lobby to the left provides access to a cloakroom, with wash basin and WC set to a glamourous marble backdrop.

Relaxation awaits on the right, as cream carpet embraces each step in the sitting room. Deep shades of inky blue create a formal feel, enhanced by the period feature fireplace and traditional style radiators. Evening sun streams in through the large bay window overlooking the front, as classic Edwardian-era grandeur emanates from the detailed finish of the embellished coving and authentic, high skirtings. Dressed in contrasting shades of white above the picture rail, this room retains a refreshing airiness alongside its classic elegance.

Immediately on the left, discover the study, conveniently located with views out over the front courtesy of the bay window. A versatile room with a more modern feel, a panelled wall pulls down to reveal a guest bed, ideal for when friends and family come to stay.

Sneak a peek at the well-equipped utility room, nestled away yet within easy reach of the entertaining kitchen-diner, and furnished with an array of cupboards, sink, plumbing for washer and dryer and a stylish temperature-controlled wine-store with 136 bottle capacity.

Feast your eyes

The heart of the home, ahead from the front door lies the family kitchen-diner, a capacious space brimming with light courtesy of a large roof lantern above the central island breakfast bar, and wide, bifolding doors which pull back to provide a seamless connection with the patio and garden.

Classic, Shaker-style cabinetry with gleaming gold handles lends a luxurious contemporary lift to the period charm at Oakleigh. An entertaining haven, the kitchen is well-furnished with a range of integrated appliances including a double oven, gas hob with extractor fan, fridge, freezer, separate wine fridge and dishwasher. The inset sink within the central island features waste disposal. Granite worktops, oak shelving and gleaming, natural stone flooring all amplify the air of high standard luxury in the finish of this home.

OWNER QUOTE: “I love spending time in the kitchen snug as it’s very bright with natural daylight flooding through. It’s the hub of the home, where the family enjoy watching tv and cooking - it’s a very social area.”

Wine and dine family and friends, enjoying a sociable glass of wine at the central island alongside the easy party flow indoors and out, to the garden terrace where a bespoke bar is the centre of attention on balmy summer evenings.

Relax and unwind

Engineered smoked oak flooring unfurls in a herringbone design beyond the kitchen, offering distinction between the functional area of the room and the dining area. Beyond, after dinner, enjoy a moment of relaxation in the snug area, where carpet extends cosily underfoot, and where large windows frame vistas out over the garden. Earthy tones dress the walls and soft furnishings, for a relaxing, soothing ambience, aided by the zonal mood lighting.

And so to bed…

Upstairs, light toned carpet extends along the light and bright landing, off which four sumptuously sized bedrooms open up.

Sanctuary awaits in the master bedroom, where a soothing palette of white and grey creates a relaxing feel. Light abounds, with beautiful views out over the rear garden.

Spacious and serene, the current owners have styled the entire rear of the upstairs to create a sumptuously sized master suite, incorporating bedroom four as a dressing room, and served by a stunning ensuite featuring walk-in shower, wall mounted WC and vanity unit wash basin alongside alcove storage for towels.

Overlooking the front of the home, two further bountiful double bedrooms feature broad bay windows, overlooking the manicured front and planted borders. Both contain built-in wardrobes offering ample storage, whilst also being self-contained with shower room ensuites; ideal for providing guests with plenty of privacy.

Outdoor oasis

Outside, the glorious garden at Oakleigh serves as an extension of the indoor entertaining space. Serving the whole family, the large porcelain patio outside the bifolding doors of the kitchen soaks up the sunshine and is the ideal spot for a hot tub. Bathe in the blissful bubbles as the children play on the lawn. Astroturfing makes this space accessible for children all year round – perfect for a kickabout, or the addition of a trampoline.

Mature, structural planting and elegant borders add colour and interest throughout the seasons, with secure gates and fencing ensuring the garden is safe for children and pets.

OWNER QUOTE: “The garden is very a sociable place to spend a summer’s day as you can have a barbecue, sunbathe, chill in the hot tub or have a drink and listen to music with friends and family and open up the bar area.”

Beneath the pergola to the rear of the garden, dine alfresco on the decking. Open the French doors to the bespoke and atmospheric garden bar, with anthracite grey panelled walls, and sconce lighting. A versatile space, it could also serve as a home office or gym.

On your doorstep

Nestled within a respectfully friendly neighbourhood, there is an active WhatsApp chat group for those who wish to participate, with festive gatherings often arranged.

With easy access to the hustle and bustle of London Road, there is a wide selection of bars, bistros and restaurants within a short walk of Oakleigh.

Around 10-15 minutes’ walk away, Leigh Broadway has a vibrant feel, with its wide array of boutique shops, restaurants and bars. Oakley also offers great access to Old Leigh, a more traditional fishing village, brimming with quaint and cosy traditional pubs and famed for its picturesque coastal walks, ideal for dog owners. Also only ten minutes’ walk from the front door is Belfairs Woods, and Belfairs Nature Discovery Centre, managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust, which is great to explore in all seasons, with a family friendly pub located in the grounds.

Pick up the weekly shop with ease, with a handy Sainsbury’s supermarket just moments away.

Families are well placed for local schooling with the popular Belfairs Academy secondary school close by, alongside sought-after West Leigh Junior School. For independent education St Michael’s School is also close by.

Commute with convenience and confidence from Oakleigh, with the A13 accessible from the end of the road, and the A127 just a ten-minute drive away. Meanwhile, for speedy connections into the city, Leigh train station, just a 15-minute walk away, offers direct links to London on the Fenchurch Street line within 45 minutes.

A versatile home, with classic elegance and an executive-style finish, Oakleigh offers spacious living for all, and is as ideally suited to a family with children as to a couple with a love of entertaining and requiring easy access into the city.

Bringing the beauty and character of Edwardian living in line with the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living, the bespoke design of Oakleigh sets it apart, offering boutique style living by the sea.

01702 808802

Ashleigh Stone

107 Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

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