Homestead Road, Billericay
Price £1,300,000 - New Instruction
Location, design, quality & style.
Enjoying grounds of 0.57 acre, this beautiful `Gransden` Potton Home radiates character and style through its ‘aisle` timber frame design, which features exposed posts and beams throughout the property, adding warmth and texture.
A large extension across the back has created a stunning, 33ft wide `Hub-of-the-Home` open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room, with 2 sets of bi-fold doors opening on to the 330ft long, sunny South facing Garden.
The balance of the ground floor accommodation comprises a 22ft Lounge with an impressive full height Inglenook brick Fireplace as the focal point, an L-Shape Dining Room, also with a brick fireplace - this one housing a wood burning Stove, a generous size Study, Utility Room, Boot Room, large ground floor WC Room and the pretty Hall, with its` blend of exposed recessed brick wall, beamwork, grey Karndean flooring and the stylish contemporary Oak and Glass staircase.
Upstairs even the Landing has its own personality, having a charming mix of angled ceiling, a prominent exposed central timber post, and the structural yet decorative beamwork.
In the Master Bedroom, one`s eyes are immediately drawn upwards to the 12ft high vaulted ceiling, which also boasts custom made Oak fitted bedroom furniture.
The other three bedrooms are also doubles, with two of them also having Ensuite Shower Rooms, the third enjoying use of the large Family Bathroom.
Within the Garden are two large buildings, the Detached Double Garage and a Detached Leisure Building, presently housing a 3-Room Gym/Studio, and a rather fabulous temperature and humidity-controlled Bespoke Wine Room/Cellar.
There is Mains Gas Central Heating and the high-end luxury fixtures and fittings that abound throughout the property have been tastefully chosen to reflect modern 21st century living but with a nod towards the traditional appeal and style of the original Potton Homes.
Homestead Road is a sought after private road in the ever-popular village of Ramsden Bellhouse, just east of Billericay. The village has a great local Convenience store incorporating a post office, with further shops and the highly regarded Downham Church of England primary school to be found in the adjacent village of Ramsden Heath.
The nearby town of Billericay offers a comprehensive range of amenities including a thriving high street, good schools (both state and private) and recreational facilities together with a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street (35 minutes, Monday-Friday).
Within easy reach is Chelmsford which boasts the renowned King Edward Grammar School, Chelmsford County High School for girls and New Hall Convent school.
Here you are greeted with a pleasing blend of dark stained beamwork, a feature exposed brick wall, `light Oak` front door, matching internal doors and staircase, and the grey wood effect Karndean flooring, which extends into the kitchen/family room, Utility & Boot Room.
The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish (as found throughout the home), with inset downlighting here and in many of the other rooms too.
The Hall has underfloor heating for a warm winter welcome and both an understairs cupboard and a full height cloaks cupboard, both providing super storage.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 7ft x 6ft (2.13m x 1.82m)
Surprisingly big and very nicely appointed. The gorgeous ©Porcelanosa tiles compliment the dark `Graphite` gloss wall hung Vanity unit and the sleek look of the back-to-wall WC.
The side facing window provides plenty of light and there is also a chrome towel radiator.
LOUNGE 22ft 7" x 16ft 8" narrowing to 14ft 9" (6.88m x 5.08 > 4.49m)
The focal point is the large full height brick Inglenook Fireplace, with the eyes then noting the 2 feature exposed timber posts, attractive wood flooring and the amount of light flooding in the four windows.
DINING ROOM 19ft x 15ft narrowing to 9ft 1" (5.79m x 4.57m > 2.76m)
This second principle reception room is L-shaped, giving much versatility of use. i.e. as two separate areas, and two windows give plenty of light.
The deep brick fireplace allows for a deep recess - ideal for the Wood Burning Stove in situ and the wood flooring provides the finishing touch.
STUDY 11ft 5" x 10ft 5" (3.48m x 3.17m)
Presently used as a TV room, this adaptable room with its grey walls and warm wood laminate flooring, is positioned at the front of the property.
KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY AREA 33ft x 27ft (into the Dining Area) (10.05m x 8.23m)
For descriptive purposes we shall zone this as the Kitchen/Family Room, and then the open plan Dining Area:
KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM 33ft x 16ft 6" (10.05m x 5.02m)
A cavern of a space with the underfloor heating giving the luxury of a lovely warm floor on cold winter mornings. The recessed ceilings design creates impact and statement, featuring individual recessed `tray` ceilings, each with cornicework and inset downlighting. The grey and white paintwork harmonious with the stunning Grey gloss German kitchen units, Granite worktops and grey wood effect Karndean Flooring below.
The huge feature Island unit provides storage space, work space and the perfect place to socialise, with room for four at the breakfast bar it incorporates.
A chef`s haven, this dream cooking space is lavishly equipped with `Wolf` appliances giving advanced technology and professional performance. There are two Ovens, an integrated Warming Drawer and a 5 ring Gas Hob beneath a matching Chimney Extractor Hood.
Further features include an integrated Dishwasher, `Quooker` Instant 100-degree boiling water Tap, undermounted `Franke` sink and an integrated Microwave.
Over in the Family Area is a recess with a contemporary `hole-in-the-wall` CVO Gas Fireplace.
OPEN PLAN DINING AREA 12ft 10" x 10ft 7" (3.92m x 3.22m)
A huge Roof Lantern Light floods light down on the table below and has inset downlighting all the way round the perimeter for evening lighting.
Two sets of Bi-fold Doors fully open to bring the outside in during the summer months. This generous glazing along with two further windows within the Kitchen/Family Room means the entire space is very well lit.
UTILITY ROOM 7ft 9" x 7ft (2.36m x 2.13m)
Matching in with the kitchen having the same Grey Gloss units, Granite worktops and Karndean flooring, and incorporating spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
There`s a side facing window for light and this room also houses the Vaillant 630 ecoTEC Plus Condensing System Boiler.
BOOT ROOM 7ft 3" max x 6ft 7" (2.21m x 2m)
With grey walls and Karndean flooring, this useful little room serves as a space where both pets and children can be corralled, washed, dried and organised before letting them loose in the pristine Kitchen/Family Room just through the adjacent utility room.
1st FLOOR LANDING
The contemporary Oak and Glass Staircase compliments the exposed beamwork and central post on the spacious main landing, and a front facing window brings in plenty of light. A loft hatch provides access to the roof space.
MASTER BEDROOM 16ft 10" x 15ft 6" (5.13m x 4.72m)
The paneled 12ft high cathedral ceiling has symmetrical beams that cross over the room, adding dimension to this very impressive, light and airy bedroom.
An extensive range of bespoke Oak bedroom furniture incorporates fitted wardrobes running along the length of the room, matched with chests of drawers and bedside cabinets.
ENSUITE 11ft 2" x 6ft (3.4m x 1.82m)
High quality Laufen Pro Sanitaryware combines with the large 3ft 5" x 2ft 10" Shower Cubicle with its remote-controlled shower button and attractive tiling.
There`s plenty of natural daylight from the side window, inset downlighting and a chrome towel radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 13ft 8" x 11ft 4" max (4.16m x 3.45m)
Fresh white walls meet a lovely deep pile carpet in this rear double bedroom which also has wiring for a wall mounted TV.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
We liked the chic carrara `bubble` mosiac wall tiles of this stylish Ensuite that features a white gloss wall hung vanity unit, neat back-to-wall WC and a glass enclosed shower cubicle, coupled with Underfloor Heating, chrome towel radiator and a rear window for natural light.
BEDROOM THREE 15ft narrowing to 8ft 9" x 8ft 7" (4.57m > 2.66m x 2.61m)
The Walk-through Wardrobe as you enter has 5ft 3" (1.6m) wide built-in wardrobe with mirrored front sliding doors. This then leads through to the Main Bedroom area which has a door opening to Eves storage and window overlooking the garden.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
This contemporary designer look Ensuite features a blend of eye-catching mosiac tilework with sugar white walls, and a smart suite comprising a white gloss wall hung vanity unit, back-to-wall WC and a glass corner shower. With a rear window and chrome towel radiator too.
BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 6" min x 9ft 4" min (2.89m x 2.84m)
Comfortably taking a double bed, the dormer window floods in light over the mint colour walls and door opens to eves storage.
MAIN FAMILY BATHROOM 10ft x 7ft 1" (3.4m x 1.82m)
Edgy and contemporary, the bold, on-trend look of the black textured mosiac tiles and black gloss wall hung Vanity unit, gives a cool and sophisticated look.
The balance of this super stylish bathroom also comprises a Double Ended Bath with pull out shower attachment, neat back-to-wall WC, chrome towel radiator and a front facing window.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
A sea of shingle provides ample parking to the front with a set of double gates opening to reveal a shingle drive down the side of the property to the Detached Double Garage.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 19ft 7" x 19ft (5.96m x 5.79m)
Brick with a pitched tiled roof, power and lighting, courtesy door with window, Remote Controlled electric Up and Over Door and an Alarm. Tagged on behind the building are two useful timber stores approx. 9ft 9" x 7ft 8" and 6ft x 7ft 8" (2.98m x 2.35m and 1.86m x 2.35m).
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN 330ft x 57ft
Enjoy and make the most of summer afternoons and evenings on the large patio. Perfect for entertaining and giving plenty of room for the biggest table and chairs.
The balance is mainly lawn with well stocked borders and a large detached leisure building.
Ideal for serving different purposes over time, this building offers flexible space that can adapt as your lifestyle changes.
Currently there are four rooms:
MAIN ROOM 14ft 6" x 14ft 5" (4.42m x 4.39m)
Currently used as a Gym/Studio. The bi-fold doors fully open on warm days and when closed, the generous glazing fills the room with light.
The 9ft high ceiling gives a greater impression of light and space, with there wiring for a wall mounted TV.
The modern wall mounted inverter Air Conditioner adjusts the temperature inside by changing the motor speed without turning the motor on or off, thus maintaining a set temperature by cooling when it rises too high and switching to heating when the room temperature falls below the set temperature.
TREATMENT ROOM 7ft x 6ft 1" (2.13m x 1.85m)
This versatile room has a rear window and houses the Glow Worm Betacom 24c Gas Boiler providing gas fired radiator heating.
SHOWER ROOM 7ft x 6ft (2.13m x 1.82m)
With two windows making it nice and bright, it has been fitted with a modern suite including a corner shower cubicle and chrome towel radiator.
WINE ROOM/CELLAR 14ft 5" x 6ft 1"
Set behind architectural glass double doors, the Nordmann RC4 humidifier and Qualitair Invicta ICCM Air Conditioning Unit control the temperature and humidity of this bespoke Wine Room/Cellar ensuring your wine and champagne collection will keep perfectly on the beautiful custom-made racking.
ABOUT THE AREA - RAMSDEN BELLHOUSE
Ramsden Bellhouse is very pleasant semi-rural village located between Billericay and Wickford, within the district of Basildon (for planning etc.) and about 8 miles from Chelmsford City.
The River Crouch flows through the village, crossing Church Road underground.
There are two churches (Anglican and Baptist), `Hemmings` - a well-stocked convenience store with an in-house Post Office providing the daily essentials, and a very well used Village Hall.
Just outside the village there is The Fox & Hounds pub which has recently been taken over and has had very good reviews.
The village has a thriving community which is administered by the Village Hall Management Committee. The village hall contains two halls and kitchen facilities and also houses the Preschool which has a good OFSTED report.
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 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.
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 centered 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.
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.
A bit of history: At the beginning of the 20th century, Homesteads Ltd of the Strand in London bought the estate of `Ramsden Hall` along with part of the `Ramsden Park` estate, and the village of Ramsden Bellhouse as we know it now, was born.
It was originally built as a `bungalow estate` with only a few detached houses dotted here and there. There were several different optional designs - I have a few prints of the original flyers which make interesting reading - with prices from £275!!
Many of the houses you see now in the village started life as these bungalows and have been greatly extended out of all recognition, although a few retain the angled front room, which helps identify them.
Most of the plots were an acre, but some buyers bought two or more to create Smallholdings, hence why there are a real mixture of plot sizes throughout the village.
- Luxury extended Potton "Gransden" home on 0.57 acre
- 330ft South facing Garden
- Kitchen with premium Wolf appliances & Granite worktops
- Main house has 3 principle Reception Rooms: Lounge, Dining Room & Study
- 4 Double Bedrooms - 3 with ensuite shower rooms, and a Family Bathroom
- Sought after Private road in the popular village of Ramsden Bellhouse
- 33ft wide open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room overlooking the garden
- Detached Leisure Building in Garden: 3-Room Gym + Custom made Wine Room
- Extra ground floor rooms: Utility Room, Boot Room & Ground floor Cloakroom
- Detached Double Garage