- 2 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED BUNGALOW IN QUIET NON-ESTATE CUL-DE-SAC
- AN ACTIVE AND FRIENDLY VILLAGE WITH PLENTY OF AMENITIES:
- AIR CONDITIOEND VILLAGE HALL WITH LOTS OF CLUBS AND AVAILABLE FOR HIRE
- SHORT DRIVE TO BILLERICAY WITH ITS MAINLINE RAILWAY STATION (LONDON IN 35 MINUTES)
- BATHROOM REFITTED AS A LUXURY SHOWER ROOM
- SITUATED IN THE POPULAR VILLAGE OF RAMSDEN HEATH, JUST 2 MILES FROM BILLERICAY
- 3 EXCELLENT PUBS, COFFEE SHOP, GREAT BUTCHERS, BEAUTICIANS, HAIRDRESSERS, TENNIS CLUB & LOCAL GARAGE
- SURROUNDED BY OPEN FIELDS AND BRIDLEWAYS FOR LONG COUNTRY WALKS
- L-SHAPED HALL WITH BLACK SLATE EFFECT TIELD FLOOR WHICH EXTENDS INTO THE REFITTED KITCHEN
- LOUNGE WITH FEATURE FIREPLACE OPENING TO LOVELY CONSERVATORY
Modernised throughout in recent years, this 2 Bedroom Semi-detached bungalow features a good size Conservatory overlooking a lovely landscaped and unoverlooked 48ft Garden.
Carsey Close is a quiet non-estate cul-de-sac close to open fields and Bridleways in the popular village of Ramsden Heath.
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, itself is an affluent commuter town with a fast and frequent train service (35 minutes) to London Liverpool Street and easily accessible by a regular bus service from the village.
For the active retired, the village has its own parish allotments, the site (a Registered Charity so only £12.50 per year) of 220 plots is just a 5 minute stroll away on the Heath Road, with many plot holders being members for 20+ years and the many rural bridleways that surround the village along with the several local parks and open spaces superbly managed by the local committee, keep walkers and dog owners busy trekking for hours.
The property has an L-shaped Hall, Lounge with feature fireplace, aforementioned Conservatory, refitted Kitchen, two double bedrooms and a Bathroom refitted as a luxury Shower Room.
There is Gas Central Heating via radiators and upvc double glazing.
The clean lines of the black slate effect ceramic tiling and sugar white walls give an even greater impression of space.
The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as found throughout the bungalow, with inset downlighting also found within many of the ceilings too.
A pulldown ceiling hatch accesses the loft area, which has a notably high pitch, hence why many of the bungalows down this road have been extended to the first floor.
LOUNGE 13ft 4` x 12ft 1` (4.06m x 3.68m)
A pleasant place to relax with the focal point an open Fireplace with an attractive marble effect surround.
A wide set of double doors, with accompanying full height glazed windows, borrow plenty of light from the conservatory beyond.
CONSERVATORY 13ft x 9ft (3.96m x 2.74m)
With a solid roof, this beautiful all year around living space has attractive wood effect flooring and a vaulted ceiling giving a light and airy feel. A set of double doors open out to the rear garden.
KITCHEN 10ft 8` x 9ft 1` narrowing to 6ft 9` (3.25m x 2.77m > 2.06m)
A modern kitchen with white units and black worktops, incorporating an integrated `A+AA` rated Hoover washing machine and undercounter fridge, along with spaces for a large freestanding fridge freezer and cooker.
The rear window enjoys a pleasant outlook over the garden and along with the part glazed external ‘back door`, floods in lots of light.
MASTER BEDROOM 12ft 5` x 9ft 10` (3.78m x 3m)
Almost full width, the wide front facing window sweeps in light to this good size double bedroom.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft 2` x 8ft 8` (3.4m x 2.64m)
A versatile front bedroom, presently used as a fine size dining room.
BATHROOM 7ft 5` x 5ft 5` (2.26m x 1.65m)
Beautifully appointed with the bath replaced with a corner shower, which has a stylish overhead rainfall type showerhead and separate handset too, for extra flexibility.
The white gloss, wall hung vanity unit provides useful storage with the further specification including a close coupled WC, fitted mirror fronted bathroom cabinet, attractive tiling and a chrome towel radiator.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The front sees an expanse of block paved drive, providing off street parking for two large vehicles with ease, with a low retaining, white painted rendered wall and shingled bed with a feature conifer tree, providing soft landscaping.
GARAGE 15ft 9` x 7ft 6` (4.8m x 2.29m)
With a remote-controlled electric roller garage door, rear facing part glazed UPVC door, electric and lighting.
REAR GARDEN 48ft (14.63m)
Very nicely landscaped, with the neat grey block paved patio extending round to the 14ft 9` x 7ft 10` (4.5m x 2.39m) side area behind the garage.
The block paving then extends to a path leading down to the shed at the bottom of the garden, measuring 7ft 9` x 7ft 7` (2.36m x 2.31m) and with a sensor triggering the light as the door is opened, and the shed itself incorporating lighting and power protected by an RCD consumer unit. Fixed to the outside of the shed is an external electric socket.
External lighting has been strategically placed around the garden and there is an outside water tap too.
In addition, and of particular note, acrylic render has been applied to the outside walls of the property, providing a low maintenance, long lasting and aesthetically pleasing protective barrier.
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.