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5 bedroom detached house for sale
- 5 bedrooms ( 2 en-suite)
- 3 reception rooms
- Detached double garage
- Spacious reception hall
- Mature gardens
Longholt is situated on the outskirts of Ingatestone village. The village provides a good selection of shops including two supermarkets, restaurants, delicatessens and a range of traditional pubs. Further to the south, Shenfield and Brentwood provide a more comprehensive range of shops and restaurants. There is highly regarded schooling locally including the Anglo European School in Ingatestone, Brentwood School, St.Martin's School in Hutton and to the north King Edwards
Grammar School and Chelmsford County High School for girls. Ingatestone is very popular with rail commuters; the railway station is within walking distance providing a service to Liverpool
Street from 27 minutes. A more frequent service is available at Shenfield which is useful outside of the rush hour. The A12 can be found at the southern edge of Ingatestone or to the north at
Despite Longholt's convenient location the house is secluded from Hall Lane approached over a long drive. The house is constructed of red brick with part clay tile hung elevations relieved by symmetrically placed small pane windows. The house is believed to have been constructed in the late 19th century and designed by George Sherrin, a noted Essex architect. In the past few years the current owners have; virtually without recourse to cost; refurbished the property which has included a custom built kitchen open plan to an orangery, refitted the bathrooms and installed extensive fitted bedroom furniture.
The house is approached over a spacious reception area ideal for entertaining; this hall separates the principal reception rooms: study, dining room and drawing room from the kitchen and family room. On the first floor the master bedroom has an extensive range of quality fitted furniture and a spacious en suite bathroom. There are 4 further bedrooms, a family bathroom and shower room. One of the notable design features of the house is that all of the bedrooms and principal reception rooms overlook the south facing gardens and countryside.
The house occupies a plot approaching 0.75 of an acre with the majority of the gardens enjoying a south and southeast aspect. Adjoining the house is a recently constructed detached double
garage and store. The gardens commence with an elevated flagstone terrace that runs across the back of the house, a suntrap and ideal for alfresco dining. Steps from the terrace lead down to the top lawn and established gardens and borders; designed for all year colour and interest. The central feature of the garden is a secluded brick walled area with soft red brick pavers adjoining a variety of mature plants and borders interdispersed with walkways. Towards the bottom of the garden
is a secluded area of lawn, which includes a greenhouse and garden shed; the gardens are bordered by established trees affording a great deal of privacy. In all:
(From Ingatestone High Street) Proceed south into Station Lane passing over the railway line and turning left shortly afterwards into Longholt's driveway.