5 bedroom detached house for sale

London Road, Stanford Rivers, Ongar, Essex, CM5

Guide Price £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Situated on high ground affording fantastic views
  • A 430m gated dive passes through farmland to the house
  • Courtyard including storage barns
  • Short drive to underground rail station on the central line
  • Versatile accommodation with indoor pool room
  • Close to villages of Ongar and Abridge

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully situated listed farmhouse set in about 9.71 acres overlooking the Roding Valley, 19 miles from the city. A further 4.2 acres may be available by separate negotiation.

Description

The farmhouse is situated on high ground and is orientated to take advantage of its position overlooking the Roding Valley. It has an impressive approach over a 430m driveway shared by two adjoining barns, and passes through farmland to an extensive area of parking beside the farmhouse. Traceys Farm is listed as being of Architectural or Historic interest Grade II and an extract from the listing states “house c.17 or earlier core with c.18 and c.20 alterations and additions. Timber framed and plastered with red plain tiled roof. Two storeys and cellar … Traces of moat north west and south of the house”.

The principal elevations are rendered, relieved by a series of sash windows under a contrasting clay tiled roof. The entrance door opens into a central hallway which provides access to the two principal reception rooms at the front of the house, both of which enjoy stunning views over the Roding Valley. A central hallway leads to the kitchen/breakfast room which benefits from underfloor heating and is fitted with a range of hand-painted Shaker-style units. The room enjoys the afternoon sun and overlooks the property’s gardens. Within the kitchen is a feature illuminated well with safety glass cover and a walk-in utility/larder. A door at the end of the room conceals a secondary staircase. From the kitchen a hatch and stairs lead down to a cellar, which has a natural light well and drain.

Adjoining the kitchen/breakfast room is a family or dining room overlooking the courtyard. A link from the kitchen forms an attractive lobby with a full-height glazed screen providing a lovely relationship with the house and gardens. Adjacent to this lies a ground floor cloakroom. Beyond is a good-sized playroom with mezzanine area, a family room with access to a study, a wet room and the indoor swimming pool with paved surround and seating area with adjoining plant room.

On the first floor there are four attractive bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys elevated views over the surrounding countryside and has a large walk-in dressing room and en suite bath/shower room. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Annexe
The annexe is approached from the courtyard and comprises a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Retrospective planning may be required to formalise this as living accommodation.

There are two detached timber frame barns lying adjacent to the annexe separated by a walkway leading to the grounds at the rear. Potential exists for conversion, subject to contract.

Outside
Traceys Farm is approached over a 430m drive shared by two adjoining barns and lined with a variety of deciduous trees passing through arable farmland. To the front of the house is an attractive small lake lined with reeds, sedges and wild flowers. There is a smaller adjoining pond and two overflow ponds, both with mature islands believed to have once have formed a moat. To the southwest of the house are more formal gardens divided by a 7ft red-brick wall. The gardens immediately adjoining the house provide a lovely sheltered suntrap enjoying a west-facing aspect predominantly laid to lawn. Behind the house is a block of grassland adjoining farmland providing a lovely rural outlook.

Location

Chipping Ongar 3.7 miles, Epping 7 miles (underground rail service to London), City of London 19 miles. All distances approximate.

Traceys Farm is situated between Chipping Ongar and Abridge, both of which provide everyday shopping facilities, restaurants and public houses. More comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities can be found at Brentwood and Epping which also have state and public schools.

An underground rail service runs from Epping and there is a mainline rail service from Brentwood and Shenfield into London’s Liverpool Street, which will also have a Crossrail service from 2021. Traceys Farm is also within easy reach of the M11 and M25 motorways.

Square Footage: 4,682 sq ft


Acreage: 9.7 Acres

Directions

From the Four Wantz roundabout at Chipping Ongar proceed through Chipping Ongar High Street to the roundabout. Continue straight over towards Stanford Rivers and Abridge. Proceed for approximately 3.5 miles where the entrance to Traceys Farm will be seen on the right-hand side. There is an electric-gated entrance. Please call the main house and a member of the Savills team will meet you at the top of the drive.

Postcode: CM5 9QD

Additional Info

Services: Mains water, electricity, private drainage and oil-fired heating. Some underfloor heating.

Maintenance charge: The drive, which is shared by two adjoining barns, is owned by Traceys Farm and a maintenance agreement will be required for each of the three properties to contribute towards the upkeep of this drive and any shared services including electricity to the electric-gated entrance.

Viewing
Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 January 2020

Nearest stations

  • Epping (4.0 mi)
  • Theydon Bois (4.6 mi)
  • Brentwood (6.0 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Epping (4.0 mi)
  • Theydon Bois (4.6 mi)
  • Brentwood (6.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Chelmsford

Parkview House Victoria Road South Chelmsford CM1 1BT

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