Fyfield Road, Willingale, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0QA | Property for sale | Savills
521.19 sq m
Guide price £2,950,000(€3,363,622)

Fyfield RoadWillingale, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0QA

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Thoughtfully renovated country house and two bedroom annexe
  • Stunning gardens, meadow and lake in about 11.47 acres
  • Within 12 miles of underground railway line
  • Beautiful unspoilt rural hamlet in the commuter belt
  • Part of an exclusive rural estate

Beautifully situated country house and annexe in parkland.

About this property

  • This magnificent, Grade II Listed, Georgian manor house built for Sir John Salter, Lord Mayor of London, has been the subject of a thoughtful restoration programme in recent years, combining 21st century facilities within a magnificent period building. The house extends to about 5,600 sq ft, and adjoining is a converted two bedroom coach house of about 1,725 sq ft.

    A central door opens into a marbled tiled floor which separates two magnificent reception rooms finished with period tones and featuring high ceilings, cornice, moulded skirtings and deep windows. The inner hall includes an Art Deco-inspired cloakroom, a fine staircase and access to a substantial basement. To the south a study enjoys lovely views of the grounds through French doors. Across the back of the house, with access to a wrap-around terrace, is the utility room, breakfast room, kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is fitted with a fusion of Wardens Hall oak and contemporary, contrasting units, anchored around an island unit and breakfast bar. The dining room features a wall of bi-folding doors framing far-reaching views over the grounds. The basement provides a gym, wine cellars and an alcove bar area in addition to a range of storage spaces.

    On the first floor is a light-filled landing with storage cupboards and access to the four bedrooms. The principal bedroom has a range of bespoke fitted wardrobes with dual-aspect windows providing panoramic views over the gardens and grounds. There is a separate dressing room and well appointed en suite shower room. The second bedroom is spacious with an en suite shower room. Bedroom three has a lovely split-level design and an en suite shower room, which also links through to the landing and can be used as a shower room for bedroom four.

    The adjoining period coach house has been converted to provide a two bedroom annexe, which extends to over 1,725 sq ft and offers a lounge with a wood burner fireplace, dining room, fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, two large bedrooms (one with a freestanding bath) and a shower room. Most of the rooms overlook the parkland grounds with views across the lake, and there is an adjoining garage and shower room.

    The house and cottage stand in front of a substantial courtyard. Behind the house are gorgeous mature grounds and beyond is a meadow and a lake, extending to about 11.47 acres.

    The drive, which also serves four other country houses, extends to approximately 250m and is a gated. The surrounding formal gardens and paved terraces to the rear and side provide lovely areas for al fresco dining. Beyond are parkland grounds planted with several specimen trees providing all-year colour and interest, which gently slope down to the lake and access the adjoining paddocks.

    Mains water, electricity. Private drainage.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

For me this hidden gem occupies the most wonderful position.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • Fyfield village: 2.2 miles; Chipping Ongar: 4.6 miles; M11: 10 miles; Epping underground: 12 miles. All distances approximate.
  • The nearby village of Fyfield has two highly regarded restaurant pubs and a village shop, whilst Chipping Ongar provides a more comprehensive range of shopping facilities including two supermarkets - Sainsbury's and Tesco - and many boutique independent businesses and restaurants, including the renowned Smith's brasserie.
  • Chelmsford and Epping provide a more cosmopolitan range of shops, bars and eateries together with recreational facilities.
  • There is a junior school at Moreton and a primary and senior school in Ongar (the Ongar Academy) and other nearby schools include Coopersale Hall, Chigwell, Bancrofts and The Forest, whilst further afield are Felsted, New Hall, Brentwood and Bishop's Stortford College.
  • The M11 provides good access northwards to Stansted Airport and Cambridge and to the south Canary Wharf and the City.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the centre of Willingale proceed towards Fyfield on the Fyfield road where the entrance to Wardens Hall will be seen on the left. Pass through the electric gates and continue for 250m and the house will be seen at the end of the drive. What3words location: orders.supply.serve Postcode: CM5 0QA
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H