Rochford lofts, Rochford SS4 1RA, UK
Used primarily to describe rarity and not a name plaque you’d see adorned near a front door.
But this property is a rare opportunity, as estate agents, we know, often claim every listing to be.
This one is though.
Rochford Lofts is a salubrious conversion of the former Rochford hospital and this property has many a tale to tell we’re sure. It’s stretched, with great character, over 3 floors.
You’ve got a downstairs bedroom on the ground floor – or should we call it a ward? Near this is an expansive shower room. The middle floor has an open plan kitchen, lounge diner and the architectural delight of a second bedroom on a mezzanine top floor.
Original features abound, like the vast floor to ceiling space that Lionel Richie would croon about, as well as large original windows where former patients presumably stared out, over the rolling Essex countryside and the large communal gardens.
The location is enviable too – just north of Rochford and very close to Southend airport and Hockley and only 38 miles from London Liverpool Street, with trains every twenty minutes.
Rochford itself is a pleasant town with its own identity and vibe, with some famous residents like Rachel Riley, the Countdown mathematics expert, born there.
She’d agree, we’re certain, that the figures really add up for this rare property.
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