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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Ongar Road, Stondon Massey, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

Guide Price £1,800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • About 19 acres
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 5 bedrooms (4 en suite)
  • Detached outbuilding
  • Swimming pool and stables in need of restoration
  • Gardens and mature woodland
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A period house with woodland, stables and outbuilding in 19 acres.


Stondon Massey is a delightful parish situated between Brentwood and Chipping Ongar surrounded by lovely stretches of open countryside. There is an excellent range of shops and amenities at Chipping Ongar including a Sainsbury's supermarket and a variety of banks, traditional shops, pubs and restaurants. Brentwood, to the south, has a more comprehensive range of shopping and recreational facilities together with the renowned Brentwood School. Other notable schools within the area include King Edward Grammar School, Chelmsford County High School for Girls, New Hall, Felsted School and St Nicholas at Old Harlow. The property is well located for the commuter seeking good access to London. There are mainline stations at Shenfield and Brentwood and a Transport for London underground station at Epping. Road access to the M25 is to the west of Brentwood, and the M11 to the south of Harlow.


Churchwood is available for the first time in some 20 years. The principal house was built around 1910, although the detached outbuilding, which was once believed to be a cottage, dates from the mid-Victorian period. The house has a spacious reception hall finished with a tiled floor which includes a dog-leg style staircase, access to the ground floor shower room and principal reception rooms. Across the front of the house, which is east facing, lies the kitchen/breakfast room, fitted by Mark Wilkinson and including a range of built-in appliances, with an opening to a utility room. A separate dining room also lies at the front of the property with an attractive coved cornice and ceiling rose. At the rear, facing west, lies a family room, home office and a particularly fine drawing room with windows to three aspects offering lovely views over the gardens and woodland. On the first floor there are five bedrooms (four with their own en suite facilities). The master bedroom is a particularly fine room with elevated views over the grounds and woodlands and includes a comprehensive range of fitted bedroom furniture.

Churchwood has frontage to Ongar Road of some 160m with an in-and-out drive through electric wrought-iron gates. Adjacent to the house is a detached weatherboard outbuilding believed to be a former cottage dating from the mid-Victorian period and now providing stores and garaging. Behind the house are sunken gardens, which include a kidney-shaped pool in need of replacement and an adjoining pool house. Immediately behind the house are lawned gardens which merge into the woodland. A spur driveway runs along the northern boundary and down to the detached stable block with power, light and water, divided into three areas and including a kitchen area. Again, this is in need of some restoration. Adjacent to the stables is a former paddock and grassland which adjoin the woodland.

The woodland extends to about 16 acres predominantly of oak and hornbeam, naturally underplanted with carpets of bluebells and daffodils in the spring.

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.

Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.

Square Footage: 2,961 sq ft
Acreage: 19 Acres


Take the A128 towards Ongar. After approximately 4 miles you will enter the village of Kelvedon Hatch. As you leave the village turn right into School Lane, proceed through the woods, turning left into Chivers Road. Continue along this road until you reach the junction. Turn left towards Ongar where the property will be found on the left-hand side, virtually opposite St Peter's Church.

CM15 0LD

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 April 2017


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