Fyfield Road, Willingale, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0QA | Property for sale | Savills
1,680 sq ft(156.08 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000(€1,425,264)

Fyfield RoadWillingale, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0QA

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Four bedroom house of approx. 1600 sq ft for restoration
  • Gardens, grounds and a lake
  • Within the exclusive Wardens Hall country estate
  • About 7 acres of grounds
  • No ongoing chain

Beautifully situated country house requiring restoration, in 7.7 acres of grounds with a lake.

About this property

  • The house forms the entrance, and once the lodge house to the exclusive Wardens Hall estate, set within the gently rolling countryside of West Essex. Now in need of restoration or redevelopment, and with a plot around 7 acres, there is great potential to create a very special property.

    The house is orientated so that the principal bedrooms and reception rooms overlook the grounds towards its lake. There are two reception rooms, both with dual-aspect views. At the centre of the house is the kitchen/ breakfast room with a large room adjacent. This is currently used as a laundry room, with the potential to amalgamate into the kitchen and garage, which would create a magnificent living/kitchen area. On the first floor are four bedrooms with three overlooking the grounds and lake. In addition, there is a bathroom and cloakroom.

    Approached over an impressive entrance, the Wardens Hall estate has a collection of converted individual barns and a Georgian manor house, all with land. Berry Lodge is the first house within the estate, set back from the access lane. The grounds are mainly laid to grass and gently slope away from the house to the lake.

    Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired heating. Please note under current legislation the private drainage system will need replacing with a compliant treatment plant and it will be the responsibility of the incoming purchaser to install this.

    Agent's Notes
    To our knowledge, there have been no extension works, allowing for 'permitted development rights', together with the opportunity to apply to the local authority for further extensions or the possibility of a replacement dwelling (subject to planning).

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I have spent many weekends cycling past this house in the lovely rural stretches of West Essex. This is one of my favorite countryside location.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • This stunning location provides a tranquil and rural setting, yet having the security and advantages of being a part of a small community of high-end properties.
  • Willingale is a highly sought-after Essex farming village, nestled between the villages of Fyfield, Ongar and Roxwell, being approximately 2.7 miles from A414 access with the main towns of Chelmsford and Epping being 9 and 11 miles respectively.
  • The village is unique, so far in that it has two churches and although quite rural it is accessible for City commuters needing to access either the A12 or M11/Stansted corridors. Railway stations can be accessed at Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield or Epping for the Central Line directly.
  • For those with equestrian interests, the area is rich in its tapestry of bridleways and access into the countryside with the Essex Way close by.
  • There are numerous local village schools (subject to catchment and placement availability) with private and grammar education at Chelmsford, Felsted (12 miles) or in Brentwood, Epping, Chigwell or Loughton.

Additional information

  • Local authority: Epping Forest District Council. Council tax band = F (with improvement indicator).
  • Directions: What3Words ///jams.type.strike
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F