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.
One of 2 huge 3,250sq ft+, Detached Luxury Homes in the sought after village of Ramsden Heath. This one boasts a scenic setting next to a large Paddock where horses graze during the Summer. Includes 25ft Hall, 19ft Lounge, 15ft Study, 34ft x 30ft >19ft Kit/Dining/Family Room, Utility & 4 Ensuites.
Superbly appointed and very stylishly decorated BRAND NEW 4 bedroom contemporary family home with a stunning 10.1m wide `hub-of-the-home` Kitchen/Family Room, Each of the 4 bedrooms its own en-suites and overall, the living space totals approx. 3250sq ft.
Being pleasantly positioned in the well-regarded village of Ramsden Heath, with an approx 100` wide rear garden backing open Greenbelt land, this extended detached home offers elements such as 3 reception rooms, a large kitchen/diner and 2 bathrooms that are often sought in a family home of choice.
Positioned with a pleasant village on the edge of Billericay and offering immense potential, this detached four-bedroom bungalow which overlooks the local allotments, enjoys well-proportioned accommodation and a garden measuring approx. 80` in depth.
Having an Orangery to link the accommodation and create a social open Plan living space, this improved four bed ex show house, occupies a favourable position on this small village development taking advantage of the open views that are to the front and the side.
Available for the first time in 25 years and located in the heart of the pretty village of Ramsden Heath, this 3 bedroom semi-detached bungalow is an absolute delight. The current owners have lovingly created wonderful mature gardens, both front and back, and added a detached garage to the front.
Located in the heart of the popular village or Ramsden Heath, this 2 bedroom detached chalet style house enjoys a position set well back from the road in a quiet, semi-rural position. Consisting generous accommodation over 2 floors with a west facing rear garden to enjoy the afternoon sun.
Large 3 Bedroom (all doubles) Detached Bungalow along a pretty country lane, just a stones throw from open countryside with potential to go up into the roof space. Secluded 74ft Garden, big Drive & Garage, 24ft x 15ft Lounge/Diner, 15ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Island, Ensuite + big Bathroom too.
This charming gravelled courtyard serving just 5 individually designed character built homes, enjoys a central position within the well regarded village of Ramsden Heath. originally one of the larger properties built this one has 4 beds, an en-suite, 2 receps, 2 carports and a westerly garden.
This 2 Bedroom Detached Bungalow enjoys a lovely setting, just off this pretty country lane in Ramsden Heath and fronting on to a Horse Paddock in a private mews of just 3 properties; a twin bungalow next door and a brand new detached house, which is currently under construction on the corner.
Attractive 3 Bed Semi on ``The Ridings` development, a popular, small modern estate just of Dowsetts Lane in the highly sought after village of Ramsden Heath just outside Billericay and surrounded by countryside. Own Drive to Det. Garage, ground floor WC, big Kit/Brek Rm, sep Dining Room & Ensuite.
Situated in the popular village of Ramsden Heath, this 4 bedroom detached house located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac is the ideal family home. The house has comfortable accommodation set out over 2 floors, garage and parking with a garden siding the southerly aspect and backing opens fields.