This charming gravelled courtyard serving just 5 individually designed character built homes, enjoys a central position within the well regarded village of Ramsden Heath.
This particular home was originally one of the larger properties built, this one as well as having an en-suite shower room, also benefits from an approx 45' deep westerly facing garden which is accessed via both the kitchen and double doors leading from the lounge.
Having an English Heritage Oak framed cart lodge plus an additional carport incorporated within the main structure of the house means the first floor, with its 4 bedrooms is larger than your ground floor. This is no more obvious than in the central landing and the dual aspect main bedroom with its en-suite.
It's also worth noting, this home has gas radiator heating, double glazed windows and falls within the respected Mayflower secondary school catchment area.
The village has an active community and plenty of amenities including, when they are open, 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, Pete's Place a 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.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...
As you stroll into Farrier Square, this property with it's canopied front door sits in the left-hand corner enjoying the glorious westerly aspect to the rear.
The stairs rise to the first floor with storage space under. There is a wood style laminate floor which gives you a good practical entrance area and this inturn flows into the reception rooms.
LOUNGE 4.86m x 3.16m (15'9 x 10'3)
Being dual aspect, this naturally bright lounge also has a feature fire surround that gives you that focal point for cosy evenings in. Double doors with glazed panels to the side also open to the rear garden.
DINING ROOM 3.15m x 2.37m (10'4 x 7'8)
Positioned at the front of the house, this dining room adjoins the kitchen and also has wood style laminate floor.
This small but functional space has a close couple WC and handbasin.
KITCHEN 3.15m x 2.36m (10'4 x 7'7')
Looking out onto the rear garden and with a door giving access, this kitchen with inset spotlights has units and worktops fitted to 3 sides, these incorporate a built-in electric oven and a gas hob with cooker hood over. There are also spaces for a washing machine and fridge freezer.
The landing is a lovely feature of this home, it has windows facing both the front and rear of the house and turned balustrades give a spacious galleried feel. Doors from this landing lead to each of the bedrooms and bathroom.
DUAL ASPECT MAIN BEDROOM 4.28m > 3.52m x 3.41m (14' > 11'5 x 11'2)
Again, this bedroom is a wonderful size and feature of this house. Windows face to both front and rear and it has its own en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Fitted with a white suite and with white tiling to the walls, this shower room consists of a shower cubicle, a close couple WC and a wash-basin.
BEDROOM TWO 3.19m x 2.68m > 2.18m (10'5 x 8'10 > 7'12
This rear facing bedroom has full width wardrobes fitted to one wall.
BEDROOM THREE 3.21m x 2.16m (10'5 x 7'1)
This third bedroom has a front facing window and dark wood style laminate floor.
BEDROOM FOUR 2.55m x 1.71m (8'4 x 5'6)
Again, this is a front facing bedroom which has wood effect laminate floor and built-in cupboard.
As mentioned, property sits in the corner of this lovely gravelled courtyard. There are two carport areas.
The first is incorporated within the structure of the house and the second is an English Heritage Oak Framed Cart Lodge. This measures 5.46 m x 2.68 m and that sits behind the first carport.
Measuring approximately 13.7 m (45'), this lawn rear garden enjoys a lovely westerly aspect which gives you the majority of the daytime sun right through to sunset.
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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 while peak time NIBs buses serve the london commuter leaving the White Horse for Billericay Railway Station at advertised times of 06:19 06:47 and 07:17 in the morning and then returning at 18:05 18:30 19:00 and 19:35 in the evening.
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.
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