The Ongar Bell
House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
The Ongar Bell is ideally situated in the small market town of Ongar. This unique property sleeps 12 in 6 double bedrooms and includes its own lounge bar complete with snooker table, bar billiards, darts and a 63' plasma Sky HD TV. The remaining accommodation has been modernised and furnished to provide large individually decorated bedrooms, a spacious first floor living room with vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove and a large kitchen breakfast room on the ground floor; there is even a dumb waiter to send food directly from the kitchen to the dining room!
The property is well positioned to explore the surrounding villages of Essex and is just a short drive from Epping Tube Station with quick access to Stratford's Olympic Village and Stadium. It is also conveniently located for Stansted airport via the M11.
The owner is a fully trained West End chef and catering services are also available. Should you have a celebration at The Ongar Bell that you require catering for or simply just wish to turn up and enjoy yourselves without having the hassle of cooking on your stay we can take care of this for you. From intimate fine dining experiences to a cold buffet for a large gathering with everything in between we can take care of your whole event for you. Prices available on request.
The ideal venue for a family celebration or a get together with friends for the "ultimate lock-in". Alternatively, the famous TOWIE Sugarhut is only 6 miles from Ongar in Brentwood.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Stansted 20 km, Nearest railway: Epping (Central Line) 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted wardrobes plus en-suite.
Bedroom 2 with double bed exposed beams plus en-suite.
Bedroom 3 double bed.
Bedroom 4 twin beds.
Bedroom 5 double bed, built-in wardrobe, bay window.
Bedroom 6 double bed, built-in wardrobe.
Bathrooms: En-suite shower to bedrooms 1 and 2.
Main bathroom with jacuzzi bath plus separate shower WC and bidet.
Separate downstairs WC.
Kitchen: Spacious vaulted ceiling kitchen with built in electric oven, microwave, separate electric hob, American style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and dumb waiter serving upstairs dining room. TV and dinning area. Patio doors.
Living Rooms: Spacious living room, oak flooring and vaulted ceiling with original exposed beams. A generous dinning area with large oak dining table leading to a cosy sitting area with flat screen Sky TV, wood burning stove and stereo system.
Other: The unique feature of this property is that it comes complete with its own art deco style lounge bar, including snooker table, bar billiards, darts and a 63" plasma Sky Plus HD TV together with a Wii console and DVD player.
Linen and towels included. Property cleaned before arrival and upon departure.
Amenities/Facilities: hob/stove oven fridge/freezer fridge microwave dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer iron/ironing board satellite tv tv internet access central heating room fans cot high chair barbecue
One travel cot, two high chairs and a child gate provided at the property.
Please contact us if you would like to see a virtual tour of the property.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking for 2 cars on property
Here at The Ongar Bell we are surrounded by several first class golf courses e.g. Toot Hill and Bentley which are both within a 5 mile radius of the property.
The Ongar Bell is situated 30 miles from central London ideal as a base for the 2012 Olympics or for a day trip to the City for the perfect weekend getaway. Stansted airport is 30 minutes away. Gatwick airport is 1.5-2 hours, Heathrow is 2 hours and Luton is approximately 1 hour away from the house.
Epping tube station provides quick access to the heart of London.
The property has the advantage of a High Street location and therefore has easy access to the local patisserie, butchers, other high street shops including a supermarket and restaurants.
Friday is our changeover day for both 3 and 7 nights. Arrival time approximately 3 o'clock on Friday. Departure time is 10 a.m on Monday. Monday is our changeover day for 4 night breaks.
The South East England region
Discover this exciting and diverse region, Essex is the perfect place for some great days out and weekend breaks that'll leave a lasting impression. Essex not only boasts miles of stunning coastline and beautiful coastal towns, but is also crammed full of historic gems, hidden in tiny villages throughout the county, from Colne Valley Railway, small visitor attraction of the year, to Layer Marney Tower, the tallest Tudor gatehouse in England. Visit the coastline for a seaside day out or simply stroll through some of our beautiful gardens and parks.
Discover the past with a trip to Audley End House, one of England's grandest stately homes and explore the restored historic stables, complete with resident horses and a Victorian groom. For a bit of Roman history head for Colchester Castle Museum at the heart of Britain's oldest recorded town or travel west to Hedingham Castle, a stunning Norman Keep built in 1140 and visited by kings and queens.
Chipping Ongar, a small town out in the countryside, close to both the M11 and M25, giving easy access to London and Cambridge. The town is a Conservation Area and contains over 100 listed buildings and other structures.
It is a market town given its charter in the 12th century. The town and the villages around it have retained their charm, the weekly market is still held in the town on Wednesday's. The High Street have a variety of shops and the buildings are of some interest.
The remains of a 12th century castle, fortified by the Normans can be seen.
Most of the popular attractions lie in the surrounding countryside.
Blake Hall Gardens, Bobbingworth, CM5 0DG, off A414. Gardens in 25 acres with ice house, Tropical House, bog garden. Small RAF Museum in the house, after North Weald Aerodrome was bombed the house became the R.A.F. Station Headquarters. Open: Easter-Sept Sat-Wed 11:00-17:00 Tel: 01277 362502
Greensted Church, Greensted, CM5 9LA The oldest wooden church in the world. Dates from the 11th century. Tel: 01277 364694
North Weald Airfield Museum and Memorial, Ad Astra House, Hurricane Way, North Weald, Bassett, CM16 6AA Off B181 Epping to Ongar road, museum tells the story of this still active airfield, memorial to those who died, both in the air and on the ground. The airfield is home to a number of classic aircraft. Open: Mar-Nov Sat-Sun 12:00-17:00 Tel: 01992 523010
Mountnessing Windmill, Roman Road, Mountnessing. A traditional weatherboarded post mill, 1807, restored to a working condition, complete with gears. One storey can be viewed. Open: 3rd Sun of month May-Oct.14:00-17:00 Tel: 07887 662177 for guided tour.
Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, Crown Building, Kelvedon Hall Lane, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, CM14 5TZ, off A128. Hidden away beneath a bungalow, a Cold War hideaway. In 10 feet of reinforced concrete find 3 storeys hidden 100 feet underground with command centre, sleeping quarters, kitchens, even a BBC radio station. Open: Summer: Mar-Oct Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00, 10:00-16:00 Mon-Fri; Winter: Nov-Feb 10:00-16:00 Thur-Sun Tel: 01277 364883.
The Ongar Bell is only 6 miles from Brentwood and The Sugar Hut for all TOWIE fans looking for a night out on the town Essex style!
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14 Aug 2013
Myself and a group of friends hired the Ongar Bell for the weekend for my Hen Party. When we arrived we were completely blown away by this place, It is just huge and so well presented :) The bar area … More
22 Jul 2013
"Fantastic.....can't be faulted"
This was the 5th time we have stayed at The Bell and it gets better and better each time we go! Keith and Yvonne are great hosts and everything is 1st class, from the amazing food to the superb new ba… More
9 Jul 2013
We stayed here for the weekend. WOW what a hidden treasure. The place is so well furnished, big plasma tv with full sky package including sky sports, not to mention the hot tub!!Yvonne and Keith the o… More
26 Jun 2013
"One of the best nights ever!"
You have to visit this venue, it is an amazing place for almost any celebration. Yvonne and Keith are perfect hosts, the staff attentive, friendly and very professional. The rooms have character, perf… More
17 Jun 2013
"What a fantastic place, the photos don't do it justice!"
Just returned from a weekend stay for my friend's hen do. It's absolutely fantastic and perfect for what we needed (12 girls).In a lovely quiet village but just a short cab ride away from Th… More
13 Jun 2013
"Stunning Venue, Amazing Hosts!"
The Bell is a fabulous venue for any occasion, beautiful décor, stunning garden and hosts to die for! If you are looking for a top location for that special celebration, I suggest you stop looking n… More
12 Jun 2013
"What a Weekend!"
We stayed at the Bell with a group of friends for 40th Birthday Celebrations.Everyone had a great time and Keith and Yvonne could not have done more to ensure our stay was perfect.Accommodation very … More
13 May 2013
"A Christmas to treasure"
We said we would come back to the Ongar Bell & luckily we were able to at the most fabulous time of year...Christmas! We spent a whole week with our close family & had the best time ever. Yvonne & Kei… More
12 Sep 2012
"Essex in Style"
We came to the Ongar Bell in a large group for a best friends Hen-Do. I must say that from the moment we stepped through the door, we know we would have an excellent time. WE booked the Ongar Bell due… More
2 Jul 2012
"A hidden gem!"
We hired the Ongar Bell for our wedding reception and honestly could not fault a thing. We were heavily involved in the planning and finer details which ensured that the day was absolutely perfect. … More
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