WITH estate agents starting to gain interest following easing of the government guidelines put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic in recent weeks, the Echo looks at the five best properties currently on the market for upwards of £1million in Southend.

Five-bedroom detached house, Thames Close, Leigh

£1,245,000

Southend Standard:

For sale - a five-bedroom detached house

If you’re looking for a family residence packed with luxurious fittings, look no further than this stunning five-bedroom detached home.

The property – marketed by Dedman Gray Residential – has been individually built to an extremely high standard and is situated on the ever-popular Marine Estate in a quiet cul-de-sac with a large detached garage and off-street parking.

As well as five bedrooms, the house boasts two bathrooms and as many reception rooms.

Southend Standard:

Spacious - the lounge

A back garden and patio area add to the plus points this house brings.

Commuters will also benefit from the property being within walking distance of Leigh railway station, giving direct access to central London.

Six-bedroom detached house, Rayleigh Avenue, Leigh

£1,250,000

Southend Standard:

Modern - the six-bedroom detached house

Those searching for a unique property should look no further as this is a collection of four premium detached family homes.

This newly-built three-storey house offers a whopping six bedrooms and four reception rooms.

The home has been perfectly designed for a growing family and been split across three floors with ample reception rooms allowing everyone their own space.

Southend Standard:

Stylish - one of the bathrooms

While the incredibly spacious family room has a built-in audio system, there is also a high specification kitchen and bi-folding doors leading out into a private garden.

A games room can also be found on the top floor of the stunning property, which is being marketed by Gilbert & Rose.

Four-bedroom detached house, Percy Road, Leigh

£1,100,000

Southend Standard:

Picture perfect - the property is in the heart of Leigh

This spectacular family home is situated in the heart of Leigh, with numerous grammar schools and colleges within close proximity.

The four-bedroom property is ideally located, with London Road, bus links and Leigh station all easily accessible. Also close by is the seafront and beach.

Saturated with natural light, the house – marketed by Bear Estate Agents – boasts ample living space throughout.

Southend Standard:

Light and airy - inside one of the bedrooms

You will find off-street parking for two vehicles at the front of the property, which also has an electric car charging point, as well as a delightful front garden with artificial lawns and a path leading to the front door.

Inside is a sizeable open-plan kitchen and family room with bi-folding doors leading to the rear, where there is an artificial lawn garden and patio.

All four bedrooms are found on the top floor, with the master bedroom including an en suite.

Five-bedroom detached house, Victoria Avenue, Rayleigh

£1,200,000

Southend Standard:

Expansive - the property offers plenty of outdoor space

A superb contemporary house with a self-contained annexe has come onto the market in Rayleigh.

This imposing family home offers over 3000 square feet of living accommodation, with a stunning open plan kitchen and family room.

Along with a utility room, spacious reception hall and lounge, there is space for a gym or study.

Southend Standard:

Open plan - the stunning kitchen and family room

Four bedrooms and three bathrooms can also be found, while the master bedroom includes a walk-in wardrobe and luxury en suite shower room.

With a secluded garden and sweeping in and out drive, there are many original features as well as stained glass windows.

The property – on the market with St George Homes – is situated within the FitzWimarc School and Edward Francis School catchment area, while Rayleigh High Street and the station are a short walk away.

Six-bedroom detached house, Chadwick Road, Westcliff

£1,750,000

Southend Standard:

For sale - this house is on the market for £1.75million

If you have even more money to play with, this six-bedroom property may take your fancy.

The beautiful character house located in the heart of Chalkwell offers a stylish modern kitchen and spacious rooms throughout.

From the welcoming reception hallway, there are two large character reception rooms along with a stunning high gloss kitchen breakfast room leading out to a sitting area with bi fold doors and lantern skylight.

Southend Standard:

Luxury - the house comes with a swimming pool

This property, spread over three floors, boasts six good size bedrooms with a dressing room encompassed in the master suite.

There is also access from two bedrooms to a decked west facing roof terrace.

Externally, there is a paved frontage for off-street parking and a beautifully landscaped west facing rear garden complete with swimming pool, pool house and sauna.