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Welcome. With September drawing to a very busy end, bringing with it the final completions benefitting from the stamp duty relief, we all pondered what the next months would hold. Would the market crash? What about house prices, would they fall? Would anyone want to move again?

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As ever in these situations, no one could have predicted the resilience of the housing market. We are exceptionally lucky in this lovely part of the world we call home, that demand for the area has soared post pandemic. With home working now the norm and life outside the busy city becoming more desirable, life by the coast has never been more in demand.

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With the start of 2022 marking our 13th anniversary we are so excited to help more people make their next move, with over 3000 homes sold and 825 properties let we like to think you are in safe hands! We have some really exciting plans ahead of us and can’t wait to share them with you when the time is right, but in the meantime all we will say is, bigger is always better right?

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28. Jo Malone London Introducing a magical new collaboration with Shona Heath

42. Vantage Point The new Vantage F1® Edition is a new breed of Aston Martin

Directors Tony & Sue Kelly Front cover image by Gabby Orcutt ­ unsplash.com. Published by TBC Publishing Limited, Telephone: 01763 810042. ©TBC Publishing 2021. All rights reserved. Reproduction is forbidden except by express permission of the Publishers. The content of this magazine is believed to be correct but its accuracy is not guaranteed and it does not form part of any offer or contract. TBC Publishing Limited cannot accept responsibility for any omissions or errors.

Leigh-on-Sea

Thorpe Bay

84 Broadway, Leigh­on­Sea SS9 1AE

127 The Broadway, Thorpe Bay SS1 3EX

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Poors Lane Benfleet Guide Price £600,000 - £650,000

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Situated in this beautiful location within walking distance of Hadleigh Town Centre, John Burrows Playing field and the Nature Reserve is this stylish four bedroom detached family house with a south backing rear garden and which has been superbly maintained by the current owners, plus is being offered with no onward chain. Spacious entrance hall, guest cloakroom/utility room combined, a large lounge with glazed doors leading through to a beautiful family room which overlooks the rear garden and a separate kitchen area, whilst to the first floor there are four well appointed bedrooms, a family bathroom and additional en­suite shower room. EPC: D


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Victor Drive Leigh-on-Sea Guide Price £950,000

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Truly stunning five double bedroom Victorian townhouse located within the heart of Leigh­on­Sea, just a short stroll from nearby Broadway, seafront and station. This spectacular residence boasts large accommodation, set over three floors, which includes a fabulous contemporary deVol kitchen/family room and a unique master bedroom with walk­in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. With accommodation of approximately 2,500 sq ft and stylish modern design throughout, we strongly recommend internal viewings to appreciate this super residence.


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Grand Parade Leigh-on-Sea Price on application

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Simply breathtaking penthouse apartment on Grand Parade in Leigh­on­Sea. This impressive top floor residence boasts a stunning panoramic estuary vista from a large wrap­around 60ft roof terrace and provides approximately 1,556 sq ft of accommodation (including balcony). This unique three bedroom home requires modernisation throughout and also includes a private garage in block to rear. EPC: E



Esplanade Gardens Westcliff-on-Sea Guide Price £1,700,000

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Truly stunning five bedroom detached residence within a prominent and sought after Chalkwell location. This fabulous family home boasts spacious accommodation which is set over three floors which includes four modern bathrooms and an impressive open­plan contemporary kitchen/family room. This breath taking house boasts sea views, two south facing balconies, a secluded south facing rear garden and a paved in­and­out driveway.

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Seabrink, Undercliff Gardens Leigh-on-Sea Guide Price £625,000

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Fabulous two double bedroom seafront home which boasts a stunning estuary vista. This beautifully presented apartment provides immaculate condition throughout which includes two bedrooms, two modern bathrooms and a contemporary super open­plan kitchen/lounge/diner. A must see, this impressive residence is further complemented by a private balcony and two allocated parking spaces. Available with a share of the freehold and excellent condition throughout, we strongly recommend internal viewings to avoid any disappointment. EPC: C


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Ditton Court Road Westcliff-on-Sea Guide Price £825,000 - £850,000

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Internal viewing is an absolute must to fully appreciate the size of this incredible five bedroom detached family home, located in a popular residential turning and within walking distance of the cliffs, beach and Westcliff mainline railway station giving direct access to London Fenchurch Street. Comprises to the ground floor a large and welcoming entrance hall, guest cloakroom, a spacious lounge and separate dining room plus a wonderful open plan kitchen & family room with separate utility room. The first floor boasts a large landing area, a family bathroom, four double bedrooms ­ three of which come with en suites whilst to the top floor there is another large double bedroom with another en suite and access to a west facing balcony. EPC: B


Fantastic three double bed semi­detached house located within the highly desirable 'Marine Estate' in Leigh­on­Sea.

Western Road Leigh-on-Sea £695,000

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This wonderful home is just a short walk from nearby seafront, station and Broadway and benefits from having a secluded south facing garden, garage and off street parking. EPC: E

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Westminster Drive Westcliff-on-Sea Guide Price £400,000 - £425,000

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Fabulous three bedroom terraced house located on Leigh/Westcliff borders. This wonderful home has been beautifully modernised by the current owner and features a spacious open­plan lounge/dining room, contemporary kitchen and modern bathroom suite. Entrance porch, hallway, cloakroom, spacious lounge with opening into a large dining room and contemporary kitchen. To the first floor, the property contains a landing, three bedrooms and a modern bathroom suite. Stepping outside, this superb residence is complemented by hard­ standing to front and offers a secluded and well presented private garden to rear. EPC: E



The Shore Westcliff-on-Sea Guide Price £695,000

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Fabulous elevated ground floor apartment located within 'The Shore' ­ an iconic modern seafront complex in Chalkwell, Westcliff­on­Sea. This superb residence boasts spacious accommodation of approximately 1,200 sq ft which includes a stunning open­plan Paul Newman kitchen, two double bedrooms, two contemporary bathrooms and a south facing balcony with a wonderful estuary vista. EPC: B


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Fernleigh Drive Leigh-on-Sea Guide Price £600,000 - £650,000

Internal viewing is essential to fully appreciate the surprisingly spacious accommodation on offer within this beautifully appointed three double bedroom detached character house. Situated just off Leigh Road and therefore within easy reach of everything including the beach and mainline railway station giving direct access to London Fenchurch Street. EPC: D

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Carlton Ave Westcliff-on-Sea Guide Price £525,000 - £550,000

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Extended four bedroom Victorian semi­detached property boasting a 140' south facing rear garden which is overlooked by an impressive open plan family living room and also having off street parking. Built in 1898 the property must be viewed to fully appreciate the accommodation on offer including the 140' south facing rear garden. The property is ideally located for local schools catering for all ages including Earls Hall and grammar schools as well as Southend Hospital whilst major super markets, travel links including rail and air are also within easy reach. EPC: D

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Cambridge Road Southend-on-Sea Guide Price £900,000 - £1,000,000

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Simply sensational five bedroom residence located within the sought after Conservation Area in Southend­on­Sea. This wonderful family home has been beautifully renovated and transformed by the current owner to provide fabulous modern living and includes a super­open plan contemporary kitchen, four bathrooms and is complemented externally by pretty frontage, a west facing rear garden, outbuilding and secure gated parking. EPC: C


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About the collection ‘Up the garden path’ celebrates the heady magic of an English country garden, a surreal wonderland of flora and fauna, where flowers have cross pollinated with humans and animals, and then proceed to have a jolly old time frolicking in nature. “The name is a metaphor for being led astray,” says Heath on the story and concept behind the collection. “It’s based on these two characters, Mr D’vingles and Lily. He’s rather stuffy and she’s this prim girl. They walk down the garden path together, and he smells roses and something overcomes him, and he changes into a much nicer person.” Of course, the pair end up not only as great friends but also transform into flower people, with petals for hair and stems for arms and legs. “It’s a tiny bit psychedelic and not meant to be taken seriously,” says Heath.

UP THE

GARDEN PATH A home accessories collection by Shona Heath, introducing a magical new collaboration between Shona Heath and Jo Malone London.

Each piece in the collection depicts a character or scenario from the story written by Heath. “The collection evokes the heady smells of the countryside, you know, petals and pollens, and sniffing roses,” she says about the dream world that she has created. “And this is so obviously connected to the world of Jo Malone London and all the different scents of the candles.”

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‘Up the garden path’ celebrates the heady magic of an English country garden, a surreal wonderland of flora and fauna, where flowers have cross pollinated with humans and animals, and then proceed to have a jolly old time frolicking in nature.

Petal Head Candle Holder Embrace your candles with a flower girl dressed in scruffy socks, stripy shorts, and a tomboy attitude. Lesser Spotted Zebra Diffuser Cover Paint splattered ceramic zebra with striped Mohican hairstyle and chill, hippy vibes. An exquisitely crafted mythical beast to cover your diffusers. Upside Down Rose Candle Lid English rose sits upside down on the candle, while green petals fall gently around. Take the lid off to reveal a surprise — a melancholy face peering up at you when you light your candle. Daisy Cheeks Candle Lid Inspired by a melancholy face on the moon, dusted with pink flower pollen. This daisy cheeked girl sits happily on top of your candle.

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Jo Malone London Lakeside Shopping Centre Unit 222A, W Thurrock Way, West Thurrock, Grays RM20 2ZP Tel: 0370 192 5318

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Grand Parade Leigh-on-Sea Guide Price £475,000

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Fabulous two bedroom penthouse apartment in Leigh­on­Sea which boasts stunning estuary views. This wonderful home provides spacious accommodation set over the first and second floors and includes an impressive open­plan kitchen/lounge/diner as well as two south facing balconies and private off street parking to rear.


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Underwood Square Leigh-on-Sea Guide Price £600,000 - £625,000

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Fabulous two bedroom detached house overlooking a pretty green within a sought after cul­de­sac in Leigh­on­Sea. This wonderful home also boasts a self contained annex at the bottom of a beautifully presented private garden and is further complemented by paved off street parking to front for two cars. EPC: D


The Fairway Leigh-on-Sea Guide Price £625,000

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Built in 1928 this surprisingly spacious three bedroom semi detached family home is situated in a fantastic location within the highly sought after Belfairs Estate and therefore within easy reach of Belfairs Woods & Nature Reserve. Comprises; large and welcoming entrance hall with a beautiful stair case rising to the first floor with a feature stained glass window, two separate reception rooms plus a spacious kitchen & breakfast room with additional snug area, three first floor bedrooms which are all complemented by a four piece bathroom suite. EPC: D

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Situated in this stunning location within the very heart of Clifftown Conservation area is this beautifully maintained three bedroom town house which has been lovingly restored by the current owners and boasts stylish accommodation spread out over three floors and a large rear garden.

Cambridge Road Southend-on-Sea £745,000

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With the property being located within this enviable position, a stone's throw the bowling green, Prittlewell Square gardens, the seafront and conveniently located for access to London, we strongly recommend and immediate internal viewing to fully appreciate what this gorgeous home has to offer. EPC: D


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Chalkwell Avenue Westcliff-on-Sea Price on application

Stunning five bedroom detached house located in the very heart of Chalkwell, providing carefully designed accommodation over three floors extending to approximately 3,000 sq ft. This fabulous residence incorporates a beautiful open­plan kitchen/family room, five double bedrooms, five modern bathrooms and is complemented externally by ample parking, an integral garage and recently landscaped rear garden. EPC: C

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Chalkwell Avenue Westcliff-on-Sea Price on application

Fabulous five bedroom detached Chalkwell residence which has been stylishly designed to an extremely high specification and provides spacious accommodation, set over three floors, extending to approximately 3,257 sq ft. This wonderful family home features a stunning open­plan contemporary kitchen/family room, five modern bathrooms, ample off road parking, integral garage and a well presented private garden. EPC: C

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VANTAGE POINT

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The new Vantage F1® Edition is a new breed of Aston Martin. One that celebrates the marques return to Formula 1® for the first time in over 60 years and establishes the Vantage as a true sports car. It is also the first core model to benefit from direct input from Aston Martin’s recently appointed Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers.


A core production offering, the new Vantage F1® Edition sits at the top of the Vantage model line. Motivated by an exciting return to Formula 1® and as a direct result of the engineering that went into the development of the Vantage as an Official Safety Car of Formula 1®, which made its debut at the Formula 1® Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix earlier in 2021, the Vantage F1® Edition is the ultimate expression of performance and dynamism; it is the fastest and most focused of the already sporting Vantage. Not only is it the most powerful, but the Vantage F1® Edition benefits from unique and significant chassis and aerodynamic improvements developed by Aston Martin’s hugely experienced engineering team. While the luxury brand’s Aston Martin Cognizant Formula OneTM team was busy preparing a return to the grid, the engineering team behind the infamous road cars were too, creating the ultimate Aston Martin Vantage which could take on the role of an Official Safety Car of Formula 1®. Set to work by Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers, the task was to develop significant performance enhancements, driven by improved lap time performance in order to successfully carry out its role on the F1® track, but without compromising its on­road capabilities. Notably, it would do so without the fitment of aggressively track­optimised tyres. Following the success of these enhancements, Moers instructed the integration of these into the production car, ultimately developing the new Vantage F1® Edition. The most sporting Vantage in the production range and in essence, a replica of the Vantage Official Safety Car of Formula 1®. An exciting proposition for Aston Martin customers. The engineering team targeted intelligent, incremental improvements across multiple areas of the Vantage F1® Edition’s auto­only powertrain, chassis and aerodynamics to bring out more character, increase tactility and expand its outright capabilities. Starting with the 4.0­litre twin­turbo V8 engine, power is up by 25PS to a new maximum of 535PS. Peak torque remains unchanged at 685Nm, but that peak is sustained for longer to further increase tractability and in­gear urgency. This relentless, muscular performance has been further enhanced by work to the 8­speed automatic transmission, with an optimised torque cut during upshifts that reduces shift times and increases the feeling of directness and precision. This torque management also enhances the driver’s sense of control and connection during downshifts specifically under heavy braking and allows for finer control when the driver is balancing the car at its limit of traction. While noticeable in all circumstances and conditions, these improvements are especially beneficial when driving on track. Moving to the chassis, the team’s focus centered on the suspension and steering, with further detailed underbody modifications to increase front structural stiffness for a further improvement in steering feel and response. Reworked damper internals have increased the dampers’ effective force range. This increase in bandwidth brings a noticeable improvement in vertical body control ­ both through high speed compressions and over crests ­ without any deterioration in low­speed compliance. To compliment changes to the dampers, the chassis also benefits from increased rear spring rate and lateral stiffness to help sharpen turn­in, increase traction (especially over bumps) and ensure the rear­end is tuned to compliment the front­end’s rate of response. Further improvements to response and ­ crucially ­ to what the driver feels have been made to the steering system, allowing feedback from the road to be transmitted more clearly, which in turn helps build a detailed sense of available grip.

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The Aston Martin ‘Vantage F1® Edition’ pictured at the home of British Motorsport ­ Silverstone.

With the chassis hardware optimised, attention turned to the wheels and tyres, increasing from 20” on the regular Vantage to 21” as standard for the Vantage F1® Edition. Developed specifically for the F1® Edition with Pirelli, it is the first time Vantage has been fitted with 21” tyres. Much like the other dynamic changes, the switch to a lower profile tyre provides greater feedback to the driver to ensure progressive on­limit handling to give maximum confidence in even the most extreme track driving scenarios. Completing the Vantage F1® Edition’s performance enhancements is a comprehensive aero kit, bringing improvements that can be felt from the driver’s seat and measured against the clock. Designed to deliver positive front and rear downforce, totaling 200kg more downforce than Vantage at top speed ­ as well as optimising the overall balance of the car, the aerodynamic changes comprise a full­width front splitter, front dive planes, underbody turning vanes, and ­ most obviously ­ the new rear wing. The rear diffuser remains unchanged but is still a core feature in the delivery of the aerodynamic performance working in tandem with the new aerodynamic features The Vantage F1® Edition expresses its intensified performance with limited, yet distinctive colour palettes and trim options, including one that celebrates Aston Martin’s return to Formula 1® with an Aston Martin Racing Green colour scheme, mimicking that of the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula OneTM Team car, as well as the Official Safety Car of Formula 1®. Exterior paint colours are available in both a Satin or Gloss finish, and

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other colour options include Jet Black and Lunar White, all of which are complimented by a Solid Matte Dark Grey racing graphic. Inside the Vantage F1® Edition features new Obsidian Black Leather and Phantom Grey Alcantara upholstery and trim, with a choice of Lime Green, Obsidian Black, Wolf Grey or Spicy Red contrast stripe and stitching. The Vantage F1® Edition ­ available as Coupe and Roadster ­ is further distinguished by its vaned grille as standard, 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre exterior detailing, unique graphics, quad exhausts and a new design of Satin Black Diamond Turned 21” alloy wheel. Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers said: “Performance is at the heart of every Aston Martin, but when it wears an F1® badge it has to be a truly exceptional car. Vantage was already the most focused sports car in our range but in the development of our Official Safety Car of Formula 1®, it had to be a true athlete: more powerful; more agile; more immediate and more exciting to drive. And ­ of course ­ quicker and more capable in a race­track environment. I set the engineering team a tough target, as I was insistent that gains in performance came via genuine improvements in the car’s dynamics, and not by fitting track­optimised tyres. The results speak for themselves. A Vantage to appeal to the most discerning drivers and a new model that marks an exciting moment in Aston Martin’s history”. Grange Aston Martin Brentwood 2 Brook Street, Brentwood CM14 5LU www.grange.co.uk



Leigh Hill Leigh-on-Sea Guide Price £1,250,000

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A rare opportunity to purchase part of Leigh history with this absolutely charming three/four bedroom detached property, originally built in 1875 as two separate cottages and then later knocked into one dwelling. We understand it first housed a bakery but was then turned into the well known Tea Rooms back in 1974 where the current owners still reside. EPC: TBC


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Kings Road Westcliff-on-Sea Guide Price £995,000

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Internal viewing is an absolute must to fully appreciate the accommodation on offer that this amazing detached family home has to offer which includes a grand entrance hall, guest cloakroom, four large reception rooms, a gorgeous and beautifully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, five double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large south facing rear garden. Situated on Kings Road, a sought­after turning within the 'Chalkwell Hall Estate' in Westcliff­on­Sea, this wonderful detached house is within immediate proximity of nearby seafront, local park and mainline railway station ­ serving London Fenchurch Street for commuters. Also within a short stroll is Leigh­on­Sea's fashionable Broadway. EPC: D



The Shore Westcliff-on-Sea Guide Price £900,000 - £925,000

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Fabulous three bedroom seafront home in Westcliff­on­Sea which boasts a stunning panoramic vista of the estuary. This impressive first floor apartment boasts internal accommodation of approximately 1,700 sq ft which includes a super open­plan family room, three bathrooms and secure underground parking. Comprises; communal entrance lobby with stairs and lift to first floor and private door into; reception hall, three bedrooms, two en suites, family bathroom and an impressive open­plan kitchen/family room. Externally, this immaculately presented residence provides a private south facing balcony with wonderful sea views and also offers secure underground parking for one car. EPC: C


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Victoria Drive Leigh-on-Sea Guide Price £300,000 - £320,000

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Stunning two bedroom ground floor apartment in the heart of Leigh­on­Sea. Immaculately presented throughout, this superb apartment boasts a contemporary open­plan kitchen/living room and also offers direct access to its own garden to rear. No onward chain. EPC: D