Downham itself is a small village of approx. 200 households, which adjoins the larger village of Ramsden Heath and is approximately 2 miles West of Billericay and 7 miles south of Chelmsford City. Nearby is Hanningfield Reservoir, the southwest edge just half a mile from the village centre.
The parish church of St Margaret dates back to the late 15th Century, although evidence of Roman remains in the village, suggests it goes back to the early Saxons.
There is a Village Hall, an Italian Restaurant that does takeaways and open countryside seconds away.
The adjoining village of Ramsden Heath has an active community and plenty of amenities including three very good pubs - the White Horse (twice voted ‘Best Family Pub in East Anglia and with a built-in shop selling the daily essentials), 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, Coffee shop, beauticians, Hairdressers, recently built air-conditioned village hall and even a Tennis Club which is literally only a `Serve` away from this house.
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.
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Charming 3 Bedroom Semi with 2 living rooms, built in 1922 boasting high ceilings and Fireplaces, situated in picturesque Downham Village nr Billericay, with woodland and open countryside behind the 50ft Garden and the Grade II listed Allens Farmhouse which dates back to the 16th Century opposite.