Holyoak Lane, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4JD | Property for sale | Savills
4 Ac(1.62 Ha)
Guide price £1,250,000

Holyoak LaneHockley, Essex, SS5 4JD

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Three bedroom detached bungalow
  • Stables, 60 x 20 ft manège and paddocks
  • Potential detached 2 bedroom annexe
  • Surrounded by Hockley Woods
  • About 1.3 miles from Hockley railway station

Beautifully situated bungalow with equestrian facilities and potential annexe.

About this property

  • Situated in a remarkable location, on a bridleway surrounded by Hockley Woods. Wood Cottage provides a manageable equestrian facility with stables, manège and paddocks and a detached former outbuilding now converted to a three bedroom annexe (STP) requiring some completion. In all approaching 4 acres. Despite the rural surroundings the property is conveniently located for Hockley railway station and schools including Westerings Primary Academy.

    The bungalow is set back from the lane, centrally positioned within its plot, and fronting a bridleway lane. A central hallway separates the bedrooms from the living accommodation. The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with integrated appliances and a slate floor. Open from the kitchen is a dining/living room, which includes some exposed timbers, trusses and a redbrick fireplace. Behind the kitchen is a spacious utility room with access into the rear courtyard. To the left of the hall are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

    Potential annexe
    Behind the bungalow, accessed by a long drive, is a detached outbuilding which, subject to receiving planning permission, would make a spacious two-bedroom annexe.

    A central drive segregates one of the paddocks from the bungalow and leads to a courtyard providing a substantial parking area. Behind the bungalow are established gardens, predominantly lawned and screened by mature hedgerows and trees. To the west are the equestrian facilities, with their own gated entrance accessing a detached stable block providing both inside and outside stabling and a WC. Beyond is a 60 x 20 sq ft sand and rubber manège. There is a large paddock to the north and a further one to the south and east of the stables. There are miles of ride-in/out bridleways threading through Hockley Woods and beyond.

    Mains water and electricity. Calor gas. Private drainage (non-compliant system).

    Agent's note
    The owner will also consider selling the three bedroom detached bungalow with the adjacent post and rail paddock, retaining the annexe, stables, manège and larger paddock, subject to negotiation.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

As I meandered through Hockley Woods, along the bridleway, I knew the location would not disappoint. Wood Cottage makes the most of its location, with ride-out trails threading the forest on its doorstep.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • Hockley railway station: 1.3 miles, Rayleigh: 3.8miles (rail service to London), A127: 4.7 miles, Southend Airport: 3.8 miles. All distances approximate.
  • Hockley is a large, well-served town in the south Essex peninsular between Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea. Hockley town offers a useful range of everyday amenities whilst Rayleigh, Westcliff and Southend cater for a broader range of commercial, entertainment, shopping and educational facilities. Of particular note are the grammar schools for boys and girls in both Westcliff and Southend.
  • Hockley Railway Station provides a regular service into London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 45 minutes. Junction 29 of the M25 is about 16 miles away, opening onto an extensive motorway network of south-east England. The expanding Southend Airport caters for domestic flights and international destinations.
  • Hockley is well served for open countryside and more particularly has a coastal landscape with both the River Crouch and River Roach within easy distance, catering for numerous pastimes including walking, sailing and bird watching.The grounds and private woodland to the house immediately adjoin the 280 acre ancient Hockley Wood, now a nature reserve and protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating: G