Forest Drive - £900,000 - £950,000
Sought after development!
5 bedroom detached house
5 bedroom detached house
Elmbridge Gate is a highly regarded development of houses where people come and tend to stay for a while! The owners of this lovely home have lived there for over 20 years and, if you take a look, you will see why people move here and stay! The property is in a semi-rural location overlooking farmland at the rear and side, yet it is close enough to Ongar with its shops, cafes and restaurants and the local schools nearby. This is a beautiful, spacious family home that has views, style, space to relax and entertain, flexibility and presence. What more do you need?
Travel along Ongar Road, past Smith’s the famous seafood restaurant, and you will find Forest Drive on the left opposite rolling fields. Passing through the brick ‘gateway’, marking your arrival at Elmbridge Gate, number 1 is on your left. This property occupies a beautiful corner plot, believed to be the largest here.
Turning into the hedged driveway, where this is room to park several cars, you will note the double garage and side access to the garden ahead of you. Immaculate shrubbery borders guide you to the covered porchway. Once inside the large, bright hallway, the doors lead you to a study, large living area and dining room, country style kitchen and ground floor cloakroom. The stairs in front of you lead to the five bedrooms upstairs and family bathroom. More of that later!
To the left is a large dual aspect living area with two windows flooding the room with natural light. The feature fireplace and mantel provide a beautiful focal point in this room and you can imagine yourself unwinding and relaxing in this comfortable sanctuary. Glazed double doors leading to the dining area can be closed to make this room cosier if you wish or they can be thrown open so that the farmland views from the French doors in the dining room can be thoroughly enjoyed! There is room here for at least 6 chairs at the dining table and more besides. Perfect for entertaining or a family meal! A door leading from this area takes you into the light, airy kitchen where those amazing views of the farmland can be seen through the windows and a door leading to the huge rear garden.
The country style kitchen with its tiled floor and wooden wall and base level units are further complimented by the owner’s range style oven. Some appliances are integrated and there is ample space to house a dining table and chairs too! Enjoy your morning coffee and newspaper whilst admiring your very own country views from the kitchen! Additional wall and base units furnish the utility room and there is space here for yet more appliances. A door from the utility room also leads to that beautiful rear garden.
Returning to the hallway, another door takes you to further living space overlooking the front of the house. This room could be your play room, home office, snug or music room. The flexibility is yours to choose what you want to turn this room into!
Taking the stairs, there are 5 bright, spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom has its own en-suite with a large shower cubicle and white vanity ware. All rooms are heated by radiators and have double glazing and some rooms have built in storage. The family bathroom has neutral tiling to the walls and has a white bathroom suite where you can soak away the day.
OUTSIDE: You can choose whether to enter the garden from either the dining room or the kitchen! Both doors take you to a raised veranda with balustrade that is decked and has commanding views over the huge garden and farmland views beyond. Could this be where you want to sip your afternoon drink and enjoy the fresh air? Or do you want to walk across to the side of the garden to enjoy an al fresco meal on the patio area where there is ample room for 8 or more friends and family to join you? Why not enjoy some bubbles together in the private hot tub on a warm summer evening! Perhaps you want to take the steps down to the lawn where there is an additional seating area large enough for relaxing on a lounger and enjoying your favourite book? Maybe you want to play games with the children in the garden which is enclosed by fencing and framed with mature shrubs and trees. Pick any of these spaces and you are sure to be able to enjoy the beautiful fields and greenery around you at the same time!
A garden shed and useful outbuilding can also be found here in the garden. Maybe you want a hot tub changing room, a games room, a music studio or home cinema? Perhaps you would like a summerhouse or play den for the children? This house offers you the flexibility and more. Call us and arrange to come and see this wonderful home for yourself to appreciate all that is on offer here!
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