Horseshoe Hill, Upshire, Essex, EN9 3SL | Property for sale | Savills
3,076 sq ft(285.77 sq m)
Guide price £1,850,000(€2,187,718)

Horseshoe HillUpshire, Essex, EN9 3SL

    Key features

    • Stunning period property
    • Conservation area
    • About 1.8 acres of grounds
    • Beautiful setting
    • Planning permission on the main house held in perpetuity
    • Planning permission to convert the Gardeners Cottage
    • No chain

    A captivating Victorian period property boasting spacious accommodation, generous outbuildings and spectacular mature grounds.

    About this property

    • Warlies Gardens stands adjacent to the mansion and parkland estate at Warlies Park House, a grade II listed building dating back to the late 18th Century. The property was used as the head gardener's cottage and laundry for the Warlies Estate.

      Warlies Gardens was acquired by a private owner in 1932 and from that date onwards, the house was used as a single dwelling.

      The Warlies Estate has a fascinating past; in 1851, the estate was sold to Sir Edward North Buxton, 2nd Baronet, whereupon the estate entered what was perhaps its most illustrious historic period under the ownership of the Buxton family. Sir Edward's father was philanthropist Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet, whose important work in the abolition of slavery in the British dominions is commemorated on the Bank of England's £5 note. The Estate remained with the Buxton Family until 1928 when it was then sold to Dr. Barnardo in 1928 who opened a home for 53 girls aged between 15 - 30 who were certified ‘mentally defective' and therefore unable to take up normal work. Despite the care of the mentally deficient being little understood in those days, the physical care of the children in Banardo's home was considered ahead of its time and reports indicate that the children were educated in health and hygiene “above their class”.

      The ground floor accommodation comprises; a very spacious entrance reception with stairs to the first floor, a good sized office and WC, a bright and superb drawing room with high ceilings, feature fireplace and large windows, a beautiful dining room with bay window and that leads into a pretty orangery, a downstairs shower room and WC, a well appointed kitchen breakfast room and a lovely rear reception room with bay window and pretty views of the garden.

      The First Floor accommodation comprises; four generous bedrooms, a family bathroom and WC.


      The property is accessed via a private road to Warlies Park House. There are two separate entrances to the drive allowing for an ‘in out' arrangement if desired. There is a gardeners bothy which has an active planning permission to provide a one bedroom annex and two further outbuildings which offer a fantastic opportunity to convert into a flexible space depending on a buyers specific requirements.

      To the rear is a magnificent garden of about 300' in length with many mature trees, an expansive area laid to lawn, an orchard and pretty pond. The views of the countryside beyond the boundary are spectacular and include a beautiful temple on the brow of one of the hills.

      To the southern elevation on the right hand side of the house is an additional and stunning walled area and would have been part of the walled gardens to the Mansion. For the garden enthusiast one could imagine this section becoming a more formal part of the garden allowing for a ‘show garden' or perhaps a maze for the younger occupants/visitors. The total plot is about 1.83 acres and is divided up into lots of different areas of interest.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Warlies Gardens is a very special consideration. It is difficult to describe or find the right adjectives to best convey the feeling when finding yourself in the grounds of such a beautiful property steeped in so much history. The potential here is huge. There are special views and feeling of privacy, the fantastic gardens, wonderful outbuildings and grounds.

    David BloomfieldProperty agent

    Local information

    • Upshire is a delightful village located near to Epping and Waltham Abbey. Epping, an old market town has an excellent choice of local independent and boutique shops together with a Tesco and Marks and Spencer and is about 4.3 miles away. The Central Line rail service runs from Epping to London Liverpool Street making it ideal for the city commuter. There are a great selection of schools in the surrounding areas both at state and private entry. For the commuter there is good access to the M11 and M25.
    • The ancient woodland of Epping Forest is on almost on your doorstop offering a vast array for outdoor activities including it's network of over 100 miles of bridleways.
    • The horseshoe country pub and dining room is about 0.7 of a miles away and is a popular haunt serving gastro food and popular for its Sunday roasts.
    • Watlham Abbey Leisure centre offers a fantastic swimming pool which runs daily children's lessons, a well equipped gym and various fitness classes.

    Additional information

    • Planning permission held in perpetuity to add a two story rear extension providing an extra room to the ground floor and a bedroom/en suite upstairs.
    • Planning permission to convert the gardeners bothy into a one bedroom annex.
    • The street view is not accurate for this particular property.
    • The property will feature a brand new waste treatment plant.
    • The property is fuelled by mains gas.
    • There is also planning permission for a neighboring building that used to form part of Warlies Gardens and which was the boiler house boiler to heat the large commercial greenhouses which were located in the walled gardens and opposite. Warlies Gardens was the site of commercial fruit and veg growing from the 1930's until the 1980's . This does not form part of the sale but is available to purchase by separate negotiation. Planning application number - EPF/0377/19
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G