Savills | Abbess Roding, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0JN | Properties for sale
1.40 Ac(0.57 Ha)
Guide price £1,150,000

Abbess RodingOngar, Essex, CM5 0JN

  • Under offer

Key features

  • This double fronted family home overlooks and is adjoined by open countryside
  • Substantial three bay garage with office behind
  • Formal gardens plus additional paddock totaling around 1.4 acres
  • Fabulous reception spaces with high ceilings and lots of character
  • A great sized master bedroom suite

Traditional period charm in an exceptional position.

About this property

  • The Rectory at Abbess Roding is Grade II listed and dates back to the early 19th century. Understood to have been at one time, a Methodist Manse built circa 1849, before becoming the Abbess Roding Rectory. It is set on a decent sized plot of around 1.4 acres with no near neighbours and benefits from outstanding rural views over surrounding countryside in three directions.

    On the ground floor the central entrance hallway gives access to the principle reception rooms all of which retain much original character such as high ceilings, ornate coving, traditional windows and period fire places. The main reception room is dual aspect with doors opening to the South over the rear garden, it features a lovely fire place as well. On the other side of the hall there is a sitting room with an aspect to the front and a family room to the rear. The kitchen sits in the centre of the house and provides a traditional range of wall and base units, integrated appliances and also has a view over the garden. To the rear the breakfast room opens onto the patio to the side of the house and provides the everyday dining space. Finally on the ground floor there is a good-sized utility room and a guest cloakroom.

    Moving upstairs, the master bedroom is of a great size and comprises of a walk-through dressing room and en suite shower. The three remaining bedrooms on this level share a family bathroom/WC.
    On the outside adjacent to the house and at the end of the driveway is a modern triple garage with up and over doors and a self-contained office to the rear with a view over the farm land.

    The house sits on a sizeable plot with the main gardens to the South and additional paddock to the North of the property in total there are around 1.4 acres. The house may offer further potential to extend possibly with the addition of an orangery style kitchen extension to maximise the views over the gardens – subject to planning permission.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I really can't find fault with this style of house. It ticks so many boxes for me in terms of good living space, privacy and wonderful views.

Justin GodfreyProperty agent

Local information

  • The house lies approximately 30 miles from Canary Wharf and 10 miles to the M11 junction.
  • There are good railway links in the main towns, as well as the Central Line from Epping Station which takes 30 minutes to London Liverpool Street.
  • Close by in the village of Leaden Roding is a village shop, Bretts Farm Shop and restaurant at White Roding, in addition to a selection of eateries and pubs in the surrounding villages.
  • The town of Chipping Ongar has an excellent choice of local boutique shops together with a Tesco and Sainsbury's.
  • More comprehensive facilities can be found at Epping, Harlow, Chelmsford and Bishop's Stortford.
  • There are primary schools in nearby Leaden Roding, Ongar and Fyfield, and the recently constructed Ongar Academy. Other nearby schools include Coopersale Hall, St Nicholas, Felsted, Chigwell, Bancroft and Bishop's Stortford College.
  • Hatfield Heath: 4.5 miles; Chipping Ongar: 5.7 miles; M11 junction: 10 miles; Sawbridgeworth: 7.5 miles; Bishop's Stortford: 10 miles; Chelmsford: 11 miles; Epping: 13 miles.
  • All distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Directions: SAT NAV POSTCODE CM5 0JN From our offices in Bishop's Stortford take the A1060 heading towards Hatfield Heath and Chelmsford. At the village of White Roding turn right towards the Lavers following this road for about half a mile turning into Matching Lane on your right hand side. A further quarter of a mile along this road the road forks. Take the left hand fork which is Anchor Lane. You will see the entrance driveway to The Rectory on your left hand side shortly up the road.
  • EPC Exempt