- 2 Bedroom Semi-Detached Bungalow in the heart of the very sought after village of Ramsden Heath
- Sunny 45ft x 32ft West facing 'Sun Trap' Garden with insulated Summerhouse/Garden Room
- Long Hall with attractive wood laminate flooring extending into the Kitchen and Utility Room
- Cream Gloss Kitchen with 'Walnut' effect worktops and host of built-in and integrated appliances
- Mains Gas Central Heatig via radiators. Double glazed windows and doors,
- Very quiet cul-de-sac opposite a public footpath taking you straight out to open Countryside
- Garage has been part converted to a Front Store and a rear multi-purpose extra room (Mancave)
- Lounge with Patio Doors opening out to the full width Porcelain Patio - perfect for entertaining
- 2 Double Bedrooms - both with fitted blinds and refitted Bathroom with gorgeous grey porcelain tiles
- Huge Loft with Planning previously passed to convert to 3 bedrooms, small Ensuite & Bathroom)
Boasting a sunny 45ft x 32ft West Facing 'Sun Trap' Garden, this 2 Bedroom Semi-detached Bungalow is situated in a very quiet cul-de-sac in the Heart of the sought after village of Ramsden heath, the turning directly opposite a public footpath taking you straight out to open countryside.
Much improved over recent years, the accommodation within the main bungalow has been further complimented by an insulated, plasterboarded and painted Summerhouse and the adaption of the Garage to a multipurpose extra room.
Inside there's a long Hall, Rear Lounge with Patio Doors opening out to the full width Porcelain Patio, Cream Gloss Kitchen with 'Wild Walnut' worktops and integrated appliances, a matching Cream Gloss Utility Room, the two bedrooms (both doubles), and the Bathroom which features a White Vanity unit and gorgeous grey porcelain tiling.
Further features include attractive wood flooring in the Hall, Kitchen and Utility Room, Gas Central Heating via radiators, double glazed windows and doors and a huge Loft with a high pitch (many neighbouring properties have converted their loft into additional accommodation).
The village has an active community and plenty of amenities including 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, 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.
A long Hall with attractive wood flooring flowing through into the Kitchen and Utility Room beyond.
A flip down loft hatch reveals a pull-down ladder and the loft has a light too. (Many similar bungalows in the street have converted their lofts into further accommodation and the Vendors here did in fact obtain Planning Permission for three bedrooms, a small Ensuite and a Bathroom, but never ended up going through with the works due to a new business venture)
LOUNGE 13ft 5' x 12ft 1' (4.1m x 3.7m)
The feature Laura Ashley papered wall compliments the soft underfoot grey carpet and a wide set of sliding patio doors open out to the rear garden.
KITCHEN 10ft 9' x 9ft 2' narrowing to 6ft 8' (3.3m x 2.8m)
A wide window overlooking the Garden maximises light and the Kitchen has been fitted with an attractive range of Cream Gloss fitted units topped with 'Wild Walnut' effect worktops incorporating a built-in Gas Hob with matching Double Oven/Grill below and a stainless steel Chimney Extractor Hood above.
There is an integral Fridge/Freezer and Dishwasher and further finishing touches including dark glass splashbacks with inset shiny sockets, a 1.5 bowl sink with spray tap and insert downlighting.
UTILITY ROOM 8ft 5' x 3ft10' (2.5m x 1.2m)
Fitted with the same Cream Gloss units and 'Wild Walnut' worktops as the kitchen and incorporating a slimline Wine Cooler and a recess for the washing machine.
Windows to two aspects and the fully glazed back door makes for a very light and bright room.
BEDROOM ONE 12ft 5' x 10ft 1' (3.8m x 3.1m)
Recently redecorated with the fitted blind to the very wide front facing window to remain.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft 1' x 8ft 7' (3.4m x 2.6m)
Another double bedroom with a large front facing window with a fitted blind.
BATHROOM 7ft 7' x 5ft 6' (2.3m x 1,7m)
Fitted with a white suite comprising a White Gloss wall hung Vanity unit, back-to-wall WC with the cistern concealed in a purpose-built matching white gloss unit and with a mixer tap/shower over the bath.
Attractive grey porcelain tiles and a chrome towel radiator complete the look.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The large block paved drive can take 5 neatly parked cars with ease and the bed of decorative bark and strip of 'Red Robin's give added kerbside appeal.
GARAGE 15ft 3' x 7ft 7' (4.65m x 2.,2m)
A simple timber stud partition wall and an internal lockable door has divided the garage into two areas (so easy to put back as a Garage if desired)
The up and over Garage Door opens to reveal a front store area with access to a mezzanine floor above the rear room for additional storage.
The internal door leads through to the:
REAR STUDY/PLAYROOM 10ft 3' x 7ft 4'' (3.1m x 2.2m)
Plasterboard with a skimmed/painted finish has been applied to timber batons on the brickwork and rubber floor matting topped with wood effect vinyl gives the feeling of another room, presently used as a home office/bar with the fitting of a run of White Gloss Kitchen cupboards below a fitted worktop.
Upon the wall is a Gas Combination Boiler serving the central heating and hot water.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN
The large Patio is perfect for outside entertaining as the beautiful porcelain slabs run across the full width, so you could have both a table and chair set as well as a Rattan sofa set too.
The slabs extend down the side to the Garage and a further path runs up to another patio in front of the Summerhouse.
The balance is laid to lawn with flower beds down each side and fairly new fencing to all boundaries.
SUMMERHOUSE 11ft 5' x 7ft 7' (3.5m x 2.3m)
All four walls and the ceiling have been insulated with sellotex, plaster boarded over, 'taped and jointed' and painted white.
Electricity has been professionally installed (there are four double sockets - two with USB sockets - and a central ceiling light. Blinds have been fitted to the two front facing windows, side facing window and the main door.
POTENTIAL LOFT CONVERSON
In 2010 the current Vendors obtained planning permission to up into the Loft and convert it to 3 bedrooms, a Bathroom and a small Ensuite. Due to a new business venture this was never carried through, but we have put the plans on, along with the photos, for indicative purposes, for those who would look at doing the works.
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.
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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