New Homes in Ongar
Live the life
Located in Essex just a short commute from London, Ongar is a thriving area with plenty for the whole family to see and do. Whether you’re discovering historic sites, exploring nature reserves or taking the kids for a fun-filled day out, there’s something for everyone to enjoy close to your new home in Ongar.
Things to see and do
If you like uncovering local history, you can ride the heritage line at Epping Ongar Railway, visit Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker or visit the ruins of Ongar Castle. Local museums include the Museum of Harlow and the North Weald Airfield Museum.
For kids, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the Ongar area, such as Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, Old Macdonald’s Farm and Fun Park, Weald Country Park and Colmar Farm Riding School. Sports fans can practice their swing at Toothill Golf Club, while other amenities nearby include Brentwood Park Ski and Snowboard Centre, Brentwood Karting and Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre.
Other places of interest in the area include The Gibberd Garden, Parndon Wood Nature Reserve and Harlow Town Park.
If you’re moving to Ongar with children, schools rated outstanding in the area include Doddinghurst Infant School, Becket Keys Church of England Free School and St Martin’s School Brentford. For higher education, Chelmsford is home to Writtle College and Anglia Ruskin University, while the University of Essex is located in Colchester, so you won’t have to travel far to study for a degree.
Getting to Ongar
Whether you’re travelling for work or commuting to see friends and family, it’s good to know Ongar is well connected by road, with the M11 nearby and the A414 connected towns in the local area. The nearest major train station is in Epping, with regular Underground services running to London on the Circle Line. You can also catch a train from Brentwood, Harlow and Chelmsford, just a short drive away from your new home in Ongar.
To get to Chipping Ongar, the journey from London takes 50 minutes by car, while the drive from Chelmsford and Harlow takes 20 minutes depending on traffic. If you’re travelling from Colchester, the journey to Chipping Ongar takes around 40 minutes, and the drive from Southend-on-Sea takes 45 minutes on average.
When it’s time to jet off on holiday, you can get to London Stansted Airport in just 25 minutes from Ongar by car, travelling via the M11.