A rare opportunity to purchase one of the last remaining Country Estates' in Metropolitan Essex
Holmehurst is a modern residence of stuccoed elevation with tile and gabled roof, delightfully standing in its own grounds, commanding exclusive views on all sides over the most beautiful parts of Epping Forest and Loughton, and approximately one mile from Loughton underground station and a little more from Buckhurst Hill or Chingford railway station.
The Estate is entered via high security gating and has a substantial gate house offering spacious modern comfortable staff accommodation. Holmehurst is situated within its own very private and secluded environment in grounds of approximately ten acres (4 Hectares) and is bordered on all sides by the jewel of The City of London, Queen Elizabeth's hunting ground, Epping Forest. The vendor has occupied the house for the past twenty three years and has spared no expense in improving and enlarging the property in a manner in keeping with its grand imposing character, bringing the major internal features to a contemporary standard with many modern day features.
Every inch of this house has been meticulously restored to its original splendour with almost all original features in place. Each of the ground floor rooms benefit ornate cornicing, and many with marble fireplaces and having c. 3.5 metres ceiling heights and huge sliding sash windows - allowing plenty of light to flow through. The versatile configuration of this property caters for all of the modern day requirements of a large family.
Although giving the appearance of being in a rural location, in practice Holmehurst is within easy walking distance of both Buckhurst Hill and Loughton Central line stations giving access to The City and Canary Wharf within 25 minutes. There is also a mainline train station 1 mile away to gain access to Central London in the same time. There are several good private schools nearby and with access to the M25 and M11 motorways, 30 minutes from Stansted airport and 20 minutes to London City airport, the position of this estate is unsurpassed. There are also two landing spots at Holmehurst for helicopters.
With approximately 10 acres of manicured landscaped gardens and pristine woodland, including a beautiful private fishing lake, tennis court, barns and an original Victorian coach house, there is a staggering amount of land surrounding this property. With the main house positioned in the middle of the grounds backing on to Epping Forest. Within its grounds there is an existing part implemented planning permission (EPF/0398/13) granted May-13, for a four bedroom property with a separate driveway and garaging.
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Holmehurst is a very private and handsome country house set in mature grounds, very special indeed.Tim Phillips