Make like Mark and Michelle with a £2m Chigwell mansion

Posted 23 December 2013

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 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.



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