Make like Mark and Michelle with a £2m Chigwell mansion
With the announcement, via an unnamed source, that Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan and her ubiquitous reality television star fiancé Mark Wright are set to purchase a £2m mansion in Wright's home village of Chigwell in Essex, we take a look at the local property market to see what you could buy for that price.
The source told Mirror.co.uk that Keegan and Wright are on the brink of buying a mansion with six bedrooms, three bathrooms and 40-ft garden, just three months after getting engaged.
The couple, both 26, certainly won't be needing assistance from the Help to Buy scheme. Keegan reportedly earns a six-figure salary from her role on the soap, while Wright has saved up his part of the deposit from a career that has encompassed semi-professional football, several series of the popular The Only Way is Essex show and a number of TV and radio presenting jobs. He already owns a property in Chigwell, a testament to all his hard work to date.
First up in our search is a detached property in Meadow Way on the sought-after Courtland Estate. With around 4,000 sq ft of accommodation, space is abundant, with an impressive open-plan kitchen/breakfast room, five double bedrooms, four bathrooms, four reception rooms and a heated swimming pool in the back garden. The property also comes with a double garage and is priced £1.99m through Savills.
Five bedrooms not enough? What about a newly built seven-bedroom home in Manor Road? For just £1,65m, you'll find electric gates, seven large bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fully fitted kitchen with utility room and three reception rooms. Enquiries through Ellis & Co.
Savills is also listing a characterful six-bedroom home in nearby Buckhurst Hill. The great views of Epping Forest from the sizeable plot are just the start at this £1.95m home. Its opulent interior has many impressive design features as well as an abundance of space. In addition to six bedrooms and four bathrooms, this luxury home also has a cinema room and a gym that comes complete with its own sauna. A double garage completes the home.
Finally, if you can stretch your budget to £2.45m, what about a detached home on a stunning golf course (pictured)? Dreampad is marketing a five-bedroom home on a ¾-acre plot on the Woolston Manor course that is centred on a wonderful kitchen/breakfast room. This property has secure gated access and comes with two reception rooms and three en suites, plus a double garage.