Savills | High Laver, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0DZ | Properties for sale
4,279 sq ft(397.53 sq m)
Guide price £2,650,000

High LaverOngar, Essex, CM5 0DZ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Beautifully situated country house
  • Fantastic kitchen/family room
  • Surrounded by its gardens and grounds
  • Secluded pool and entertaining area
  • All weather tennis court
  • Detached games room/office
  • Garaging and games room

A beautifully presented country house.

About this property

  • Herbert House has colour-washed rendered elevations with contrasting slate roof relieved by deep sash windows and stands centrally within its own parkland grounds. The centrepiece of this house is a magnificent custom-built kitchen and family room, a light-filled room with bi-fold doors opening on to the terrace and gardens. Other notable features are the beautiful conservatory, well proportioned dining room and at the rear of the house, the drawing room which overlooks the rear gardens.

    On the first floor there are five bedrooms with three bathrooms, two of which are en suite.

    Herbert House enjoys a 105m road frontage with two five-bar entrance gates opening into a sweeping gravelled drive passing the front of the house, which in turn provides access to the garage block providing a double garage and adjoining games room (easily reverted to further garaging). Immediately adjoining the house is a lovely stone terrace, ideal for alfresco dining. The gardens behind the house are completely secluded, surrounded by a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees and beyond is a pavilion which adjoins the fenced all-weather tennis court finished with Astroturf. To the west is an enclosed swimming pool and entertaining area, which includes a tiled in-ground heated pool.

    A surrounding paved area includes a pool house comprising kitchen, changing room, shower room and WC.

    To the south of the grounds is a detached building, ideal for home working, a playroom or a gym.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I love the classic facade and the house does not disappoint inside, offering 21st century family living within the fabric of a beautiful period building.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • Moreton: 2.3 miles; M11 (Junction 7): 3.5 miles; Chipping Ongar: 4 miles; Harlow: 6.5 miles; Bishop's Stortford: 9.7 miles; Chelmsford: 19 miles; Epping underground: 7.3 miles. (All distances approximate.)
  • Herbert House occupies a wonderful rural situation between Chipping Ongar and Harlow. Chipping Ongar provides a good range of everyday facilities including Sainsbury's supermarket, post office, library and various restaurants. More comprehensive shopping facilities can be found at Harlow, which also has mainline station into London and Epping, which has a Central Line tube into London for the for the commuter.
  • The M11 (Junction 7) lies within four miles and interconnects with the M25 at Junction 27. Private and state schools can be found at Moreton, Church Gate Street, Harlow, Epping, Chelmsford, Felsted and Bishop's Stortford.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
  • Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Directions: From the M11 (junction 7), proceed towards Ongar, taking the first turning on the left signposted to Hastingwood. Continue for approximately 2.4 miles turning second left signposted to High Laver. Continue for about 1 mile then turn right signposted to Moreton and Ongar. Proceed for about 0.35 of a mile where Herbert House will be found on your left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = E