Church Road, Ramsden Heath
OIEO £625,000 - Exclusive
Set back some 50ft from the main road giving plenty of parking, this pretty 4-bedroom detached chalet style house in the ever-popular village of Ramsden Heath, enjoys a sunny 59ft West facing Garden and no less than Four Living rooms on the ground floor.
The 28ft wide open plan Kitchen/Family Room extension across the back, is the heart of the home, with the kitchen area boasting Cream Shaker style Kitchen units with solid wood worktops and at the opposite end, set the scene with a roaring fire in the Multi-fuel burning Stove, set within the open brick fireplace.
The further three versatile reception rooms compliment the balance of the accommodation which along with the kitchen/family room, includes a good size hall with attractive dark `oak` wood flooring, ground floor Bathroom (which is so big it could be divided in two, to enable a retaining bathroom plus an Ensuite off one of the front rooms - annexe potential), the four double first floor bedrooms and the huge first floor bathroom.
The windows are double glazed and there is Gas Central Heating via radiators.
The village has an active community and plenty of amenities including three very good pubs - the White Horse (twice voted ‘Best Family Pub in East Anglia), the Nags Head (traditional village pub much used by the locals) and the Fox and Hounds (92% rating on trip advisor), a very popular family-owned butchers, fairly new Coffee shop, beauticians, Hairdressers, recently built air-conditioned village hall and even a Tennis Club.
The local Downham Primary School has a `Good` OFSTED rating, with school buses taking the older children to the `OUTSTANDING` rated Mayflower High School in the adjacent town of Billericay. Billericay itself is an affluent commuter town with a fast and frequent train service (35 minutes) to London Liverpool Street.
22ft long with gorgeous dark wood flooring which extends through into the Family Room/Kitchen, and a soaring 8ft 5" high ceiling, giving an even greater impression of space.
A shallow built-in cupboard provides some useful clutter-free storage by the front door.
OPEN PLAN, FAMILY ROOM - KITCHEN 27ft 10" x 15ft (8.48m x 4.57m)
The Hub-of-the-Home. Although there is a choice of three equally large living rooms to have as a formal Lounge, the owners enjoy this lovely area as a more informal living space.
The FAMILY AREA has the Stock Brick Fireplace with its chunky timber mantle as the focal point. An inset Multi-Fuel Stove providing warm toasty winter evenings.
Plenty of light floods in through the large rear window and set of Double Doors with accompanying full height side lights which open out to the garden.
The KITCHEN AREA sees solid wood topped Cream `Shaker` style kitchen units with a peninsular Breakfast Bar giving separation and zoning off the kitchen area from the lounge area.
The Leisure Range Cooker, with its 5 Gas Burners, Hotplate and twin Ovens is to stay, with further appliances comprising a matching black Chimney style Extractor Hood above, integrated washing machine and Dishwasher and twin integrated undercounter fridges. A rear facing window brightens the area daytimes, with recessed downlighting, inset within the smooth plastered ceiling with elegant coving, for evening light.
SITTING ROOM 13ft 2" into Bay x 11ft 6" (4.01m x 3.5m)
With a feature curved Bay, the windows facing front, this bright room has attractive wood laminate flooring and would make a great front formal Sitting Room, Playroom or of course a ground floor Bedroom.
DINING ROOM 13ft 2" into Bay x 11ft 6" (4.01m x 3.5m)
A twin of the sitting room, this front room has been fitted out with mahogany coloured wood units incorporating a plethora of storage in the form of cupboards and shelving.
The high ceiling giving the room a grand feel.
SECOND LOUNGE 11ft x 10ft (3.35m x 3.04m)
Open plan to the dining room, this pleasant area has a feature `Limestone` fireplace with an inset electric fire.
UTILITY ROOM 8ft 5" x 4ft (2.56m x 1.21m)
Loosely termed as there is a deep set of full height units opening to reveal he `Main` gas boiler and hot water cylinder.
GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM 9ft 4" x 6ft 8" (2.84m x 2.03m)
In addition to the 1st floor Bathroom, this second bathroom of the house has both a full-size Shower and a Bath.
Dated but functional, this is a large bathroom, with plenty of room for the back-to-wall WC and semi-recessed basin, which are inset within a tiled frame incorporating a cupboard below.
Stairs from Hall to:
Access to loft.
MASTER BEDROOM 13ft 7" x 11ft 9 narrowing to 9ft 10" (4.14m x 3.58m > 2.99m)
Sugar white walls and a plush grey carpet give an even greater feeling of space to this good size rear double bedroom.
ENSUITE BATHROOM 9ft 6" x 8ft 7" narrowing to 6ft 8" (2.89m x 2.61m)
Another oversize bathroom with both a Shower (with a `Rain` showerhead) and a Bath (corner Spa).
Large modern grey tiling makes it feel even bigger with there also a close coupled WC and a large Matt Grey Vanity Unit with pull out drawers and top mounted basin
Two windows provide lots of light and there`s a chrome towel radiator too.
BEDROOM TWO 9ft 8" x 9ft 6" (2.94m x 2.89m)
Another rear facing, modern double bedroom with light walls and a thick deep pile grey carpet.
BEDROOM THREE 9ft 7" x 8ft 5" (2.92m x 2.56m)
Yet another double bedroom, this one set to the front and with two windows - a dormer to the front and a high-level side.
BEDROOM FOUR 8ft 5" x 8ft 5" (2.56m x 2.56m)
Nice and square, this front facing room could also take a double bed.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Being set well back from the road means plenty of parking on the shingled Drive, which then steps up to a block paved terrace area in front of the house.
GARAGE 16ft 6" x 8ft 4" (5.02m x 2.54m)
Currently with timber studwork dividing it into two areas (previous owners used the 10ft 2" x 8ft 4" rear room as a Gym). Having power sockets and lighting, this could also make a good workshop.
PRIVATE REAR GARDEN 59ft x 39ft (17.98m x 11.88m)
The patio extends round encircling the central lawn and the 9ft 5" x 8ft Summerhouse is to remain.
There is access down both sides back to the front with interestingly, on one side, a long 11ft 4" x 2ft 8" brick store with sliding Patio doors providing a rather nifty hidden storage facility tucked neatly down the side of the house.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
Ramsden Heath is a sought-after village with an active community, situated roughly 2.7 miles north-east of Billericay.
There are a good range of facilities including three very good pubs - the White Horse (twice voted best family pub in East Anglia), the Nags Head (very popular traditional village pub) and the Fox and Hounds (recently taken over by locals Sarah & Mark who have quickly brought this country pub up the rankings to a great venue with the food there highly recommended).
There is a free church - The Christian Growth Centre along with a superb family-owned butchers - Andrews, a fairly new Coffee shop - `Hall & Co` and beauticians.
There is also a primary school - the Downham C of E Primary School.
The recently built air-conditioned modern village hall is available for hire and consists of a small hall, a large hall and kitchen facilities.
I, like many of the Ramsden Heath residents often nip down to `Hemmings` in the adjoining village of Ramsden Bellhouse, a well-stocked convenience store with an in-house Post Office providing the daily essentials.
As well as being in the catchment area for Downham Primary, Mayflower High School and Ramsden preschool the village has much to offer families of all ages.
There are award winning sports fields and a pavilion which includes football and tennis facilities.
Golf clubs are located in nearby Stock and Billericay.
There are plenty of local country walks, ideal for everyone and perfect for dog walkers, along with close and easy access to the Hanningfield Reservoir and Nature Reserve for fishing, bird watching and other activities.
For horse lovers, there are local riding stables, clubs and livery yards, all with easy access to a comprehensive bridleway system.
The local Recreation ground is well kept and maintained and has won awards for the facilities on offer including exercise equipment, table tennis, large variety of play equipment for children and basketball.
The nearby town of Billericay (approx. 2.7 miles) offers a comprehensive range of amenities including a thriving High Street with a Waitrose Store, good secondary schools (both State & Private), numerous recreational facilities and a Mainline Railway Service to London Liverpool Street (fast train 35 minutes Monday- Friday).
Chelmsford City Centre with its new flagship John Lewis Store is just 10 miles away and boasts the renowned King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford County High School for Girls, and New Hall Convent School.
Several buses provide easy transport to Billericay, Wickford and Chelmsford.
A bit of history
Ramsden Bellhouse and Ramsden Heath are now two separate villages, but until the first part of the 20th Century they were one village, which stretched from Stock in the north to Nevendon in the south.
The village was centered around the crossroads, where today the war memorial stands, in front of the White Horse Pub.
Confusingly it was known back then as Ramsden Bellhouse with Ramsden Heath simply an area of heathland to the north of the village.
About 1910 Homesteads Ltd bought Ramsden Bellhouse Farm and built an estate centre around St. Mary`s Church about a mile from the old village which became known as Ramsden Bellhouse, and gradually the old village became Ramsden Heath.
- 4 Bedroom Detached Chalet style House in the ever-popular village of Ramsden Heath
- Sunny 59ft Garden has a Summerhouse to remain plus access on both sides
- Heart-of-the-Home, 28ft Open plan Kitchen/Family Room with fireplace one end
- 4 Double Bedrooms
- Large front Drive and Detached Garage
- Set well back from the main road gives lots of Parking plus there is a detached Garage too
- Long Hall with high ceiling and attractive wood flooring
- Four ground floor main Living Rooms!
- Two Bathrooms: One upstairs, one Downstairs. Each with both a Shower and a Bath
- Double glazed windows and Gas Central Heating via Radiators