Monkhams Lane, IG8 0NW

OIEO £1,400,000

Monkhams Lane Woodford Green, IG8 0NW

OIEO £1,400,000

4 Bedrooms

3 Baths

Brimming with history and vintage charm, this detached four bedroom cottage dates back to 1890 when it served as the Gatekeeper House for Epping Forest. Extensively developed throughout, the modern version is a dream mix of town and country.

Covering more than 2200 square feet, including a trio of reception rooms, huge kitchen/diner, three bathrooms and a fully powered detached annexe and separate garden studio, this property represents classic country house living on the Epping Forest border.


You'll be luxuriating in vintage country house surroundings brought artfully up to date whilst losing none of its original charm. The cottage is immediately impressive, with its original arts and crafts style timber and render gable ends and bay windows set against leafy greenery to the rear, and with the broad gravel driveway wrapping invitingly round the frontage. Step through the original stable door with its pull on chime, and your storm porch provides a warm welcome, leading to your 220 square foot, beautifully bright bay windowed drawing room with vintage timber dressing and floorboards, panelling and ceiling, plus an imposing exposed brick chimney breast.

Next door is yet another reception room, currently in use as the ideal home working space with forest views and more lovingly exposed brickwork. Explore further and you have a separate WC, skylit fitted utility room, and third reception. From here you'll discover your ground floor in all its glory. Coming in at 160 square feet, this tri aspect sitting room features an exposed brick fireplace with vintage wood burner and a set of internal doors opening it up to your new home's unquestionable highlight and heart.

The grand, expansive and skylit 325 square foot kitchen/diner exemplifies the luxurious vintage aesthetic of your unique new find. Awash with natural light from twin sets of French doors and an oversized skylight, smoky cream floor tiling runs underfoot and a timber topped breakfast bar elegantly segments the kitchen area with pastel green cabinets. Biophilic design brings the outside in and offers lush green views of your 100 foot long south- east facing garden, where a large patio gives way to lawn and nothing but mature trees on the horizon. Further exploration leads to a somewhat secret and private lower section giving way to the detached studio/office. On the west side of the garden, you can access the self contained annexe currently housing a gym, kitchenette and shower room. The separate garage abuts the gym and connects the long driveway via a roller shutter remote controlled door

Upstairs, and the immaculate vintage style continues across all four bedrooms, every one a substantial, characterful double ranging from 100 to 140 square foot, featuring vaulted ceilings, classic shutters and lashings of natural light. There's a shower room off your principal sleeper while the family bathroom sits off the landing, with sleek grey engineered grey Karndean flooring underfoot, a free-standing ceramic tub and dedicated shower cubicle.


- Your garden is home to yet more living space, a 160 square foot standalone annexe, skylit, fully powered and featuring a shower room. Next door there's a similarly sized garage, also skylit and ideal for turning to all manner of uses. There's plenty of further off street parking thanks to that large driveway, and drivers can be on the the North Circular in less than ten minutes.
- Roding Valley tube station is less than a half mile on foot. Sat in zone four for the Central Line, from here it's just twenty three minute direct to Liverpool Street, or a little further for Tottenham Court Road and the West End.
- Once the favoured hunting grounds of Tudor Kings, now affectionately known as the lungs of London, Epping Forest surrounds you, with the ancient woodland starting right across the road. Endlessly explorable, this diverse mix of greenery is perfect for morning jogs and evening strolls. A life changing spot to have on your doorstep.


  • Detached Four Bedroom House
  • Built in 1890
  • Three Bathrooms + Utility Room
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Open Plan Kitchen/Diner
  • Significant Charm & Artfulness
  • Driveway for Multiple Cars
  • Access to Epping Forest Opposite
  • South-East Facing 100ft Garden
  • Plumbed/Wired Annex + Garden Studio



30.48m x 15.24m

100" x 50"


4.58m x 3.09m

15" x 10’1"


1.80m x 3.09m

5’9" x 10’1"


5.00m x 3.09m

16’4" x 10’1"

Reception Room

3.86m x 3.12m

12’7" x 10’2"


1.74m x 1.66m

5’7" x 5’4"

Utility Room

1.90m x 3.55m

6’2" x 11’6"

Reception Room

3.72m x 4.01m

12’2" x 13’2"

Reception Room

5.07m x 4.05m

16’6" x 13’3"

Kitchen/ Diner

8.14m x 3.84m

26’7" x 12’6"


3.90m x 3.12m

12’8" x 10’2"


2.65m x 3.87m

8’7" x 12’7"


2.43m x 3.74m

8" x 12’3"


3.47m x 3.81m

11’4" x 12’5"


2.20m x 1.70m

7’2" x 5’6"


2.20m x 3.72m

7’2" x 12’2"

Energy Performance Certificate

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a word from the owners...

"We moved to this former Epping Forest gate house from Wanstead and have thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The large south east facing garden has proven a great entertaining space both for evening BBQs and early morning sunrises. The forest is literally across the road, and is a wonderful space to take walks with the dogs. Our proximity to Epping Forest and Connaught Water is superb, as is the Central Line and the local amenities of Woodford Broadway and Buckhurst Hill."

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