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Essex It Is The Only Way. A Unique Opportunity To Enjoy Your Own Pub

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The Ongar Bell Coaching Inn, Chipping Ongar, Essex, England, UK - Enjoy Being Part Of The Essex Experience In The Comfort Of Your Own Pub With The Ultimate Lock-in

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, 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 London. It is also conveniently located for Stansted airport via the M11. The ideal venue for a family celebration or a get together with friends to enjoy magical time, ideal for "hen party weekends" are our speciality especially for those who want to enjoy the nightlife of Brentwood and the Sugar Hut made famous by "TOWIE". Alternatively enjoy the "ultimate lock-in", in your own private bar.

Yvonne Baldwin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Yvonne Baldwin

My husband and I bought the property eight years ago initially to open as a restaurant, as Keith was once a fully trained West End chef and has always longed to open his own establishment. However, as we are now in our early 50's we have decided that a full time restaurant would be very labour intensive leaving us very little time to enjoy life. But by letting out our property and offering a hospitality service tailored for your individual needs we can create a carefully chosen menu served to you and your guests at "The Ongar Bell" leaving you with no work or fuss only more time to enjoy the unique opportunity of being the Landlord/Lady of your own pub while your guests enjoy the atmosphere of this charming old Inn or you can simply collect the keys and enjoy the ultimate lock-in.

Yvonne Baldwin purchased this in 2007

Why Yvonne Baldwin chose Chipping Ongar

Our property is beautifully decorated and furnished with charming antiques offering a large social space for you and your guests to enjoy. The property also has a large 3 tired garden that is well kept and maintained and adds a wonderful addition to the propert. At the bottom of the garden there is a private area with a 10 person hot tub, changing room, shower and toilets. This area is lit up by fairy lights at night creating a magical experience under the stars. To enjoy this garden there is an additional charge of £500. Our property is big enough to enjoy your own personal space while being part of the party.

Ongar is ideally situated in the heart of the countryside but a short car journey to Epping station brings you to the start of the Central Line convenient for shopping trips or taking in a show or just enjoying our capital city.

What makes this unique

The main benefits of this spacious property has to be the opportunity of being your own Landlord/Lady enjoying the atmosphere of this 18th Century Coaching Inn which includes all the fun of the snooker table, darts and together with the 63" plasma screen Sky HD TV to watch the football or enjoy the Wii console or Xbox.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The perfect venue for a get together with friends. The owners (who are lovely) are very proud of their property and rightly so, it made for a lovely home for the weekend we were there. It has everything there you could possibly need and the quality of everything is superb." June 2010

"Superb accommodation ideal for all ages. The owners have given a great deal of thought to it. It was extremely clean and enough room for everyone to have their own space!The highlights were the 63" cinema TV and our very own private bar!! No need to travel out for a cocktail or two. Being on the High Street meant easy access to shops of which there were many individual friendly ones." April 2010

"I loved the pub, we had such an amazing time! Yvonne and Keith were fab too! Very helpful." March 2010
Jan 2011
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Special interest holidays:

Ideally situated in the small market town of Ongar this 18th Century Coaching Inn has the unique feature of its own lounge bar complete with snooker table, darts and a 63' plasma Sky HD TV. The remaining accommodation in The Ongar Bell has been stylishly modernised and furnished to provide large spacious accommodation making it the perfect venue for a family celebration or get together with friends.


The Ongar Bell is situated 30 miles from central London ideal for a day trip to the City, 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 shops and restaurants.


Chipping Ongar Accommodation and Amenities

Location Type:
  • Village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • En-suite shower to bedrooms 1 and 2. Main bathroom with jacuzzi bath plus separate shower WC and bidet. Separate downstairs WC.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: One travel cot, two high chairs and a child gate provided at the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Property cleaned before arrival and upon departure. 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.


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Essex It Is The Only Way. A Unique Opportunity To Enjoy Your Own Pub
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

An excellent property

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I stayed here for my 40th birthday with family including young children and it was superb. The photos do not do the place enough justice, especially the bar area which is lovely and classy. Amazing after a few nights how a pub/bar area feels a natural living space encouraging us as a family to play board games, watch movies and enjoy a great cocktail party with karoake and dancing. The garden is stunning and spacious and ideal for BBQ's. Each bedroom with its individual character was well maintained and the beds incredibly comfortable. During the day we visited a few farms and had a trip on the Epping Steam Railway. There is plenty to do and after all that the house is so relaxing it was nice to chill out there with so much space for everyone to have some privacy. The property is very well equipped and I would recommend it to anyone and will be returning absolutely. A great find and perfect for families who cannot go out every night to have that feeling of being out in their very own pub!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $333.11

Booking Notes:
A 10% reservation fee required upon booking with the final balance due 8 weeks prior to stay. £250 damage deposit required due the week prior to stay.

Changeover Day:
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.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
For prices beyond those shown on pricing grid please telephone 01277 362660

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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