Unique Dwellings presents this Unique Foulness Island house for sale.

I have a very unusual property to offer my Unique Foulness Island house for sale. Our converted Rectory Home would suit as a second property or quiet retreat. 

We live on Foulness Island in Essex which is predominantly owned by the Ministry of Defence and therefore offers the benefit of 24 hour security via a gated entrance.

The land is predominantly farmland, maintained and worked by two resident farm businesses and the road from the bridge giving access to the Island is serviced by a well maintained road, connecting the two villages lined with weather boarded cottages. The additional country lanes are quiet with little or no traffic. This unusual and charming area is one hour from London by train

. We own two of the only three properties not owned by the MOD. The Rectory circa 1845 where we have lived for twenty years and we purchased St Mary’s Church freehold also circa 1845 four years ago.

We applied for and were granted planning permission to create a fabulous one/two bedroom apartment on the first floor with unrestricted views overlooking farmland and out towards the River Crouch where the sailing boats are clearly visible.

 The proposed apartment would suit a writer, artist, celebrity or anyone who longs to get away for a few days at a time from the bright lights, to enjoy the peace and quiet with the bonus of the security and privacy which this project offers. Perhaps it would also appeal to the owner of a substantial house in London who just likes to get our of town.

 At present the grant will enable the proposed apartment to be used as a temporary residence/weekend retreat or place of work. There is no stipulation within the planning consent as to the minimum or maximum amount of time in residence, so a two week vacation may well suffice!

It is this unique opportunity which may well be of interest to you as a feature as we offer for sale this s lovely Church. The entire building with Churchyard is for sale

. I have the plans and drawings of the proposed apartment with the benefit of its own entrance, should you like to see them along with  exterior photographs including the panoramic view from the level at which the apartment would be


Foulness is a wildfowl conservation area with a huge variety of bird life and many unusual species. There are colonies of grey seals abundant in the surrounding waters and there are opportunities for wonderful walks through the countryside and on the sea wall (with or without your dog!). The area is quite flat and ideal for bicycle rides too.

 London is an hour away by rail and Southend Airport is a fifteen minute drive away offering further opportunities for interest in this project to anyone residing in Europe. 

Southend-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea have good facilities and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops in the area

. We love the exclusivity of living in such a special place. After a difficult day, the tension eases on arriving home, which feels like being on holiday. We feel safe and extremely lucky to be living in such a wonderful area often referred to as the Secret Island

. This is an unrepeatable offer to own a freehold property on this idyllic island. Price £140,000, negotiable.

Are you interested in this unique property for sale? Contact Unique Dwellings For Sale for more info on this dwelling and to arrange a viewing.

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Property Features

  • bargain
  • retreat
  • surrounded by nature