We arrived at the Ongar Bell on Friday 4th May 2018 after a long journey from Cornwall and what was waiting for us was nothing short of heavenly!
As the black gates in the car port were opened, it revealed the most beautiful landscaped garden that was a complete sun trap!!
The ground floor in from the garden lead straight into the large kitchen, which was well equipped AND even had herbs, spices, condiments etc.. presumably left from prior visits, but very useful non-the-less. Off from the kitchen was a bedroom and THE BAR!
The Bar was just lovely, very in keeping with its original use and HUGE compared to any images you see.
Upstairs were the further 5 bedrooms, all spacious and decorated all fancy dancy, a living room and a family bathroom.
The location of this is on a busy high street, so can be noisy if you're hoping for a lie in but this can't be helped.
The real gem is the amazing garden with the large hot tub, we spent a majority of our time there ... could not fault it one bit!
Yvonne was super helpful throughout the booking process and was more than happy that we were a Hen Do!
We all cried when we left - well done!
We stayed here for an hen weekend but the pictures on the website don't do it justice. It have everything you needed for a lovely stay in this house. All rooms were spacious clean and tidy.
Just returned from a weekend at the Ongar Bell and we had such a great time there. There were 12 of us stopping at the property for a hen do and it suited our needs brilliantly in a great location. Local Sainsbury's for any supplies and only 20 minute taxi ride into Chelmsford for a night out.
We were dropped off but there were 2 spaces for cars in the property.
You walked in and it felt instantly homely which was lovely and all the rooms were amazingly furnished and linen and towels were provided.
There was a massive kitchen and bar area on the first floor and it became a great entertaining space for all of us. There was plenty of cookery/glassware to go around and we all enjoyed a roast on the Sunday :) Anything you needed, it was there!
I would really recommend this property for anyone wanting a great party house.
Be warned, there is an early check out at 10am but we all still made it out in time.
We made some fantastic memories there though and would definitely consider hiring again for a big group.
We had a fabulous stay for my friends hen weekend! 12 of us stayed and there was plenty of room. All rooms we’re immaculate and had lots of room for everything. Very well equipped with kitchen appliances. Bath and showers were fab! Honestly a great place to stay for a weekend away with friends or family!
We spent a lovely weekend at The Bell for our mum's 80th birthday celebrations. She was really surprised as she thought my sister Jacqui was taking her away for the weekend, just the 2 of them. She was delighted to see the rest of the family together in the bar.
My niece enjoyed playing barmaid for the weekend and darts, pool and snooker were a huge hit. We would love to make a return visit at some stage.
The Bell is also in a lovely village with plenty of restaurants around and Sainsburys is just down the road and you turn left.
Thank you from the whole family who spent the weekend there.
We went to this property for my hen doo and wow!!! What an amazing place!! It's so unique and in such a great location! Thank you so much!! Xxxx
The Bell is a fantastic location, with spacious rooms and a beautiful garden to relax in. We spent the weekend together as a family, having six bedrooms, three bathrooms and two living areas meant everyone had space to relax, read or play in. We thoroughly enjoyed the steam train ride and local Sunday roast at the pub too. Thank you!!