This very attractive detached family home enjoys a peaceful location only half a mile from Loughton town centre and just a stone’s throw from the ancient woodland of Epping Forest. Loughton is a fantastic place and one that I’d say offers the best of everything, there is almost 6000 acres of ancient woodland practically on your doorstep, the High Road is within walking distance so you also have easy access to a really excellent selection of shops and amenities. There are some great schools close by and the transport links are second to none – you can jump on a Central Line train and be in the centre of London in just over half an hour. It’s definitely a location that ticks a lot of boxes.
The property is well laid out, very spacious and in really good condition, over time the owners have replaced the windows with double glazed units and decorated on a number of occasions, but apart from that it’s been very low maintenance, and the perfect family home.
The property also boasts a good amount of outside space, to the front there is off-street parking for two to three cars, and to the back a good-sized garden that’s both peaceful and very private. It’s mainly laid to lawn, so very child friendly, and it’s a bit of a blank canvas that a keen gardener could really enjoy developing. However, it’s a nice space for relaxing and entertaining, and because it’s so low maintenance you could have plenty of time to enjoy it.
My wife and I knew we wanted to live in Loughton, but finding our perfect home took quite a bit of time. We viewed a number of properties, but none were quite right, and then we came across this one. It was originally built in 1904, and the fact that it retains quite a few of its original features was a huge draw, but I’d say that one of the biggest attractions was the fact that it’s completely detached, which makes a huge amount of difference particularly when it comes to privacy.
We’ve had 14 very happy years in this house, but we feel that now’s the right time to move on. The house has been the perfect family home and we couldn’t have wished for a better location. I’ve absolutely no doubt that the new owners will be extremely happy here.