Savills | Rookery Road, Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0LG | Property for sale
2,800 sq ft(260.13 sq m)
Guide price £1,495,000(€1,730,723)

Rookery RoadBlackmore, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0LG

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Video tour available
  • Country living in the commuter belt
  • Great work-from-home potential with fibre broadband
  • Potential for further separate office space
  • Four bedrooms (all with en suites)
  • Detached annexe/studio
  • Choice of rail services close by
  • Miles of bridleways & footpaths in surrounding countryside
  • Gardens and paddocks

Stunning listed country house with breathtaking views.

About this property

  • The house, which is listed as being Grade II of architectural or historical interest, has been the subject of a careful programme of refurbishment, culminating in a marriage of period and modern features for 21st century living, such as a beautifully fitted kitchen and highly appointed en suite bathrooms. The house is immaculately presented and has flexible family accommodation arranged over three floors with the principal accommodation and bedrooms facing south and enjoying uninterrupted countryside views.

    To the front of the property is a welcoming entrance hall with fireplace and wood burner, staircase and an adjacent office with its own external entrance and featuring exposed studwork. Across the back of the house lies the well equipped kitchen finished with a range of white-coloured units and incorporating an electric four oven AGA, breakfast bar and integrated appliances. This room enjoys underfloor heating and is bathed in natural light with a large windows and French doors opening onto a terrace and overlooking the property's gardens and paddock beyond. The kitchen flows seamlessly into the sitting/dining room and adjacent snug. Also off the kitchen is a useful boot room and cloakroom. These rooms feature some lovely exposed timbers and an Inglenook fireplace.

    To the first floor are three beautiful bedrooms. The principal bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, fitted wardrobes and two windows overlooking the gardens and paddocks with far-reaching views beyond. Two further first floor bedrooms feature exposed ceiling timbers, en suite facilities and beautiful views over the adjoining countryside. On the second floor is a bedroom suite and a unique en suite bathroom featuring a slipper bath.

    Outside
    A driveway provides off-lane parking and access to a single garage. The majority of the gardens and grounds lie to the south extending to about 1.76 acres. There is a terrace running immediately behind the house with steps up to a raised deck providing a lovely enclosed area for al fresco dining and enjoying far-reaching views over the neighbouring countryside.

    Adjoining the deck is a detached building comprising one single room currently used as an exercise studio that offers great alternative uses including a work-from-home office or annexe (subject to the necessary planning consents). Adjacent is a utility room and store and a garden shed/workshop, all accessed from the hardstanding areas.

    Beyond, the lawns wrap around the house and include some specimen trees that gently slope towards a natural pond, a seating area, a water feature and banks planted with hundreds of spring bulbs. The gardens immediately adjoin post-and-rail paddocks and nestling up against this area is a raised deck with a brick-built barbecue and pizza oven, making for a lovely area to entertain overlooking open fields with distant views over the Roding Valley and beyond.

    In all about 1.76 acres

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A hidden gem overlooking gorgeous gardens and surrounding countryside.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • Blackmore village: 1.4 miles; Chipping Ongar: 3.7 miles; Shenfield: 6.9 miles; Chelmsford city: 8.5 miles (rail service to London); Epping: 10 miles (underground rail service).
  • Much Pond Orchards is situated in a leafy country lane between Chipping Ongar and Chelmsford city and close to the pretty village of Blackmore. Blackmore has a primary school, a local supermarket, tea rooms and two pubs and there is a wider choice of shops at Chipping Ongar including a Sainsbury's and Tesco. There is a selection of good state and private schools within easy reach, some have bus pick-ups/drop-offs close by.
  • Chelmsford city has a substantial pedestrianised shopping centre including the new Bond Street area with John Lewis and a good selection of restaurants. Chelmsford is also on the main line into Stratford and London Liverpool Street. Additional rail services can be found at Shenfield, Brentwood and Epping.
  • The A414 is within half a mile connecting to the M11 at junction 7, 8.5 miles to the west.
  • The countryside surrounding this property has miles of footpaths and bridleways and a network of country roads linking many traditional Essex villages.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water and electricity. LPG gas. Private drainage. Fibre broadband.
  • Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Directions: From the Widford roundabout and church at Chelmsford, proceed on the A414 towards Ongar for just under 7 miles. Turn left into Rookery Road and continue for half a mile where the property will be found on the left-hand side.
  • EPC Exempt