1 bedroom Apartment for sale: Old Custom House, Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12

  • reception rooms 1
  • bedrooms 1
  • bathrooms 1
Reference: 37202_EHD190369

Key Features

  • Video Tour Available
  • Estuary Viewing Gallery
  • One Bedroom
  • Residents Parking
  • Gated Development


A beautifully presented and contemporary one bedroom apartment which is part of the Old Custom House, an exclusive gated community.

This apartment offers open plan living which would be ideal for a first time buyer. These apartments are issued with 150 year lease, a communal roof terrace and viewing gallery with stunning estuary views.

Apartment 27 - One Bedroom, Upper Ground Floor

Welcome To Old Custom House

The apartments have been constructed in one, two- and three-bedroom configurations and each comes with its own allocated parking space (two parking spaces for the two- and three-bedroom apartments). There are additional spaces on site allocated for guests.

Apartments on all floors will benefit from the use of the communal roof terrace with Viewing Gallery to enjoy the estuary views. Apartments on the Lower Ground floor each feature private outside space.

Introducing Old Custom House, an Exclusive Gated Community. Old Custom House was purpose built for Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise and officially opened in 1982.

Located in the heart of Dovercourt, the offices played a vital role in this maritime town where it also undertook important Customs functions for the whole of the UK. Old Custom House provided accommodation for teams including the Mobile Task Force and administration for all associated freight control functions at nearby Parkeston Quay and Harwich Navyard. The building also contained a strong room which was used to store contraband seized from nearby ports.

Make Old Custom House’s history a part of your future… Old Custom House provides a unique opportunity to own a piece of a wonderful maritime legacy.

Paperkeeper - One Bedroom Apartments with allocated parking space and each finished to a high specification.

The Senior Paperkeeper was responsible for the management of a small team of paperkeepers/messengers. Roles included the filing of all customs documents within the Central Filing Office.

Accommodation is arranged over three floors as follows:

Lower Ground – one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with access to individual garden and allocated parking space;

Upper Ground – one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with allocated parking space;

First Floor – two- and three-bedroom penthouse apartments each with allocated parking spaces and private balcony, some with estuary views.

Additional Features:

• High specification, luxurious finishes in all apartments;

• Communal areas (including viewing gallery overlooking the estuary) for socialising and working from home;

• Stunning glazed atrium for maximum internal light;

• Gated entrance and CCTV for privacy and security;

The Area

Harwich and Dovercourt is a popular (and growing) seaside town in North Essex. The local community has a host of established amenities including schools, sports clubs, train station and the delightful ‘Dovercourt Bay’ - a blue flag beach perfect for coastal strolls whilst observing the to-ing and fro-ing of the vessels from nearby Harwich International Port and Felixstowe.

Historic Harwich is located on the tip of the peninsula and overlooks the River Stour to the North (including the Suffolk border), and the North Sea to the South. Harwich itself is a town steeped in history including the Redoubt Fort, Treadwheel Crane and many other historic buildings including the former home of the Master of the Mayflower, Christopher Jones. In recent years Harwich has developed a reputation as a fine culinary destination with many and varied eateries.

The Location

Dovercourt has good transport links including regular trains from Dovercourt station (just half a mile from Old Custom House). Transit time to London Liverpool Street is approximately 1.5 hours. Old Custom House is located within yards of Dovercourt Town Centre.

By car from Dovercourt

• Harwich International Port - 2 miles

• Colchester - 21 miles

• Chelmsford - 43 miles

• Stansted Airport – 53 miles

• London - 85 miles


Entrance to the property is via a security entry system which leads you into communal foyer. Entrance to the apartment is by a wooden door leading to an entrance hall.

Entrance Hall

Security entry phone system, under floor electric heating, door to open plan living room/kitchen.

Living Room/Kitchen

6.58m x 4.45m (21' 7" x 14' 7")

Two double glazed windows to rear. Living Room Area: Built in cupboard housing hot water tank and consumer unit, controls for underfloor heating. Kitchen Area: Single drainer sink set into work surface with cupboards under, work surfaces are arranged in an 'L' shaped configuration having a comprehensive range of high gloss units underneath. There is space for various appliances, built in oven and hob, matching range of wall mounted cabinets to two walls, chimney hood, vinyl floor covering.


5.1m max x 2.64m - Two double glazed picture windows to side. Underfloor heating.


White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over, shower screen, wall mounted wash hand basin, concealed cistern WC, heated towel rail, part tiling to walls, mirrored cabinet, vinyl flooring.


To the outside of the property there are double electric gates giving access into the parking area with one allocated parking space. The development also offers a communal bike store and bin store area.

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Reference: 37202_EHD190369

Contact Agent

Chapplins Estate Agents
Tel: 02392 482261