Carsey Close, Ramsden Heath Village, nr Billericay

OIEO £450,000 - Available


  • 3 Bedroom Semi-detached Chalet Bungalow in sought after Village
  • L-shaped Hall with built-in cupboard
  • 22ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Huge 37ft Attic Room with quadruple skylights and its own upstairs WC Room
  • Sought after Village just outside Billericay with a great many amenities & surrounded by countryside
  • In need of updating but boasting a huge Garden and a 37ft Loft Room!
  • Lounge with Briquette Fireplace, open plan to 15ft Dining Room with big windows overlooking the Gdn
  • Three ground floor bedrooms (all will take a double bed) and ground floor Bathroom
  • Own Drive to single Garage
  • 3 Mile Drive to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the ever popular village of Ramsden Heath and bursting with potential, this extended 3 Bedroom Semi-detached Chalet Bungalow is in need of modernisation.

A superb opportunity, the level of work needed is outweighed by it having all three bedrooms on the ground floor plus a 37ft long Attic Room begging to be developed too, as well as a large wedge shaped Garden, the longest boundaries 82ft and 67ft!

The accommodation briefly comprises an L-shaped Hall, 13ft 6' x 12ft Lounge with Fireplace open plan to a 15ft Dining Room extension, 20ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room, the three ground floor bedrooms (all doubles), a ground floor Bathroom and the 1st floor Attic Room, which also has its own upstairs WC Room.

To the front, there's an Own Drive to Garage with the clear potential to pave over more of the front lawns to create more parking if required.

Carsey Close is a pleasant cul-de-sac situated in the ever sought after village of Ramsden Heath with its abundance of surrounding countryside, local allotments, and network of Bridlepaths for walking or cycling etc.

If you prefer something a little sportier, there are also local tennis courts, football pitches, public exercise equipment and the nearby Hanningfield Reservoir popular for a spot of fly fishing. Alternatively, you can just sit and watch the world go by from the local Coffee Shop in the village centre or enjoy a drink in the local White Horse and Nags Head Pubs.

There are many other amenities including a large, modern Village Hall housing the highly regarded Pre-school, the equally regarded Downham Church of England Primary School and this property is just a short walk from the peak time commuter bus stop serving the Mainline Railway Station in the neighbouring town of Billericay.


The Accommodation

HALL

A large L shaped Hall following the extension in the early 1980's. A full height built in cupboard provides useful storage.


LOUNGE 13ft 5' x 12ft 1' (4.1m x 3.7m)

The focal point is the 'Georgian Red' Briquette Fireplace with its quarry tiled hearth and inset Gas Fire.


DINING ROOM 14ft 2' x 7ft (4.3m x 2.1m)

Open plan with the Lounge, this split-level dining area is notably light and bright due to the large windows and the glazed 'back door'.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 21ft 9' x 9ft 3' (6.6m x 2.8m)

An extended kitchen with room for a breakfast table and chairs.

An extensive range of dated but functional 'Antique Oak' kitchen units incorporate an Electric Hob with a Multifunction Oven below and a Canopy Extractor Hood above, an Integrated Larder Fridge, Integrated Freezer, and a matching set of double doors within the base units opening to reveal space for a washing machine.

Another cupboard houses the Glow Worm Flexicom 15Hx Gas Boiler and plenty of light comes through the two rear facing windows and the part glazed external door.


BEDROOM ONE 12ft 6' x 10ft (3.8m x 3m)

Fitted wardrobes line the far wall, maximising storage and the large Bay window faces the front aspect.


BEDROOM TWO 12ft 9' max x 12ft 6' (3.9m x 3.8m)

This large, wedge shaped bedroom has a triple mirror fronted sliding door fitted wardrobe and a front facing window.


BEDROOM THREE 11ft 1' x 8ft 8' (3.4m x 2.6m)

Another double bedroom having a fitted wardrobe with mirror fronted sliding doors.


BATHROOM 9ft 5' x 5ft 9' (2.9m x 1.75m)

Fitted with a now vintage light Brown bathroom suite which includes a Mira Electric shower over the bath.

Although dated, this is a large bathroom and the side facing window gives natural daylight.


Staircase from hall to:


ATTIC ROOM 36ft 6' x 15ft 8' narrowing to 9ft 7' (11.1m x 4.8m > 2.9m)

A huge versatile space offering a plethora of ideas!

Quadruple skylights bathe the room in light, and it also enjoys its own Ensuite WC room.


WC 13ft 2' x 5ft 9' (4m x 1.75m)

With sloping ceilings but lots of floor space and with a side facing window.

Fitted with a basin and close coupled WC.


EXTERIOR

FRONT

An Independent drive leads up to the SINGLE GARAGE which has an up and over door and a rear courtesy door with window. Its pitched roof provides useful additional storage.

Either side of the front path up to the front door are lawns, giving potential for additional off street parking, subject to local authority approval.


REAR GARDEN

Set back in the top left corner of the cul-de-sac means the property boasts a huge wedge shaped garden, predominantly lawn and well screened by established trees and bushes.


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Billericay is a popular, historic market town just 30 miles from London.

The market at the top of Crown Road disappeared years ago and Billericay nowadays is more well-known as an excellent commuter town, with excellent rail links to the City (35 minutes by train), very good schools and a charming High Street, part of which is a conservation area.

It also has great access to the key main roads of the M25, A12 and A127.

The town lies on the edge of rural Essex, which makes it a very desirable place to live. This coupled with the City access goes some way to explain the high levels of Londoners we see looking to move here every year.

Since I moved here in 1973 and started as an estate agent in the mid 1990's, I have seen the town grow to where it is now, with some 14,000-15,000 homes and a population of over 40,000.

The Billericay you see today is economically and physically a thriving and attractive place to live and work. There are many open green spaces including the 40 acre Lake Meadows Park, a must in summer, and they throw a pretty impressive Fireworks Night too.

Norsey Woods is a great place for a walk or to exercise your dogs...or the kids! It dates back to the Bronze Age and covers about 165 acres with a visitor centre for the educational visits it has too.
I remember camping there as a cub scout back in the day and both Nick and myself have enjoyed many a afternoon there over the years with our families.

The High Street must be one of the prettiest in the county and dates back to Roman times. The shape we see now certainly hasn't changed much for over 500 years, our office itself is part of one of the 25 old coaching inns the town has seen over the years!

With well over 100 shops including some well known names and some boutique locally owned ones, the High Street also has some great pubs, bars and restaurants. The Chequers is probably the most popular, most people we know rate it as the best pub in town, with newer bars like Harrys Bar, Bar Zero and the Blue Boar, also very sought after, growing venues on friday and saturday nights.

There are too many great restaurants to name, suffice to say you don't need to travel out of Billericay to have a fantastic night out and there's a taxi rank by the station to get you home if you want to leave the car on the drive.

Waitrose is our local main supermarket with there also a very good Co-op over on Queens Park. Smaller supermarkets over in South Green, Sunnymede and along Stock Road also provide a super local service in their areas.

Billericay Christmas Market is a very popular annual event which sees the High Street completely shut to traffic for the day and then filled with stalls selling anything and everything Christmasy!

All the local schools, both Primary and Secondary have good OFSTED reports and there is a good choice of both State and Private. Please feel free to contact our office for more details although the OFSTED website is the ideal first port of call of course.


A BIT OF HISTORY

Billericay has an facinating history, much of which can be researched in our local museum, the Cater Museum on the High Street.

Billericay was first recorded as Byllerica in 1291 with notable events including a Peasants Revolt ending up in Norsey Woods in 1381 and some of Billericay residents, including Christopher Martin, the ship's victualler, sailing with the Pilgrim Fathers to the 'New World' of America on the Mayflower in 1620 - hence the many representartions of the Mayflower ship in numerous local businesses and the Mayflower High School.

In 1916 Billericay became famous as a result of a Zeppelin airship crashing in flames on the outskirts of the town, down what is now Greens Farm Lane.

A union workhouse was built in 1840 which later, together with additional later built buildings, became St. Andrew's Hospital in the 1930s. The regional plastic surgery and rehabilitation unit was opened here the same year I moved to Billericay, 1973. Many a local will still refer the estate there now to me, as 'one of the houses on the old Burns Unit', although it is in fact Stockfield Manor now.
Only the original workhouse building, including the chapel, and the main gatehouse, now survive, converted now into Grey Lady Place, a residential development of luxury apartments.

The railway came in 1889 and opened up opportunities for landowners to sell plots to Londoners looking to move out of 'The Smoke' into a cleaner rural environment. Both myself and Nick have sold many an old 'plot land' home over the years for redevelopment. A few still remain on the edge of Norsey Woods down Break Egg Hill.

With the housing shortage created by the war time bombing of London, pressure to build was great and the new town of Basildon was given the green light. The 'Green Belt' stopped expansion and the blurring of Basildon and Billericay, hence why lot of the Billericay housing estates were built on abandoned farmland around the town centre and Great Burstead/South Green, where permission was more easily granted.

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