- Spacious 3 bedroom bungalow
- 164' overall west facing plot
- Re-fitted modern Kitchen with granite work surfaces
- Beautiful landscaped gardens to front and back
- Extended, and improved throughout
- Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Utility and Cloakrooms
- Detached garage and generous parking to the front
If you're looking for a spacious bungalow, full of character and charm with beautiful gardens to enjoy, then look no further. Located at the heart of the village of Ramsden Heath this 3-bedroom property really could be the perfect place for someone looking to downsize from a larger property to enjoy village life.
Set well back from the road, on an overall plot 164' in depth, the property has been extensively improved during the current owners tenure, including extending into the garage at the side to create a spacious master bedroom with en-suite, wonderful modern open plan Kitchen with Cream units, granite work surfaces and a polished porcelain floor with decorative border tiling.
Behind this there is a large Conservatory to the overlooking the beautiful west facing gardens which makes the perfect dining space. Outside they've added a detached garage to the front and lovingly created beautiful mature gardens to both the front and rear. Additionally, the bungalow has further potential, as has been done next door, to extend into the roof space to add further accommodation if required.
The village itself enjoys a vibrant atmosphere and is well appointed with a family butchers, local cafe and the highly regarded C of E primary school, as well as being within 10 minutes' drive of the popular town of Billericay with its railway station, range of independent shops and a Waitrose supermarket.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...
Approached via an arched, recessed porch a composite entrance door provides access to:
Engineered wood flooring flows throughout the bright and spacious hallway with doors leading off to the sleeping accommodation and Lounge, whilst a further lobby links to the rear of the bungalow and the Kitchen and utility room.
A useful addition to a busy property and located at the rear just by the utility room so perfect for when you've been working in the garden. Fitted with a white suite comprising close-coupled WC and wall mounted wash hand basin.
LOUNGE 17'4 x 11' (5.28 mtrs x 3.35 mtrs)
Double glazed patio doors open out from the lounge onto the rear patio seating area and bring the garden into the property on those warm, sunny afternoons. The generous lounge with comfortably take 2 sofas and in the corner, there is a fireplace housing a wood burner to enjoy as the Autumn and winter draw in.
KITCHEN 16'7 x 11'2 (5.05 mtrs x 3.40 mtrs)
Refitted approximately 5 years ago the Kitchen is well fitted and thought out, with a lovely range of Cream cabinets with dark granite work surfaces, with matching splash backs, over housing an inset ceramic butler style sink and adjacent induction hob with a stainless steel canopy hood above. A matching range of fitted wall cabinets provide ample storage whilst at the side of the kitchen there is an integrated eye-level Bosch oven with an adjacent matching microwave.
Additionally, there is space and plumbing for a dishwasher and a practical polished marble floor with decorative border finishes the 'look' of this space. The owners have also added a further wood burner into this space which, as with the lounge, adds a perfect focal point for the room and warm yourselves as the nights draw in. With a side facing uPVC double glazed window drawing natural light into the space and recessed spotlighting the Kitchen is always a bright and welcoming room.
CONSERVATORY 16' x 11' (4.88 mtrs x 3.35 mtrs)
The marble floor from the kitchen flows seamlessly into the Conservatory only adding to the feeling of space to the room and creating the perfect dining room. The conservatory itself is built on a brick base with uPVC double glazed windows and matching side facing French doors opening to the patio at the side. Two radiators provide more than adequate heating and the special reflective roof keeps the heat in or out as required.
UTILTY ROOM 8' x 6'2(2.44 mtrs x 1.88 mtrs)
A great addition to any property, the utility room is perfectly positioned at the rear of the property with direct access to the garden via a double glazed uPVC door and with a durable ceramic tiled floor and splash backs it's perfect if you've been working in the garden. Fitted with base and wall units with work surfaces over housing the sink with drainer and ample space for a washing machine and large American style Fridge/Freezer. In addition, the gas fired combination boiler serving the heating and hot water system, is also located in the utility room.
MASTER BEDROOM 13' x 11' Maximum (3.96 mtrs x 3.35 mtrs)
The master bedroom is a lovely room located at the front of the Bungalow from the front facing window you can look out onto the pretty front garden, while the side facing window adds to the natural light in this bright room. A double wardrobe sits snugly in the alcove, whilst the radiator provides heat in the colder months and a ceiling fan cools the room in the summer. There are all the necessary plugs and sockets set hidden into the wall for a wall mounted television as well for those of us who like to catch up on their favourite shows in bed.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Complimenting the Master bedroom, the bright en-suite shower room is fitted with a white suite consisting enclosed shower, wall mounted wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Fully tiled wall, slate tiled flooring and a chromed heated towel rail complete the modern look.
BEDROOM TWO 12'7 x 11' (3.84 mtrs x .3.35 mtrs)
Another double room, making this the perfect guest room with a half bay double glazed window to the front, fitted wardrobes with shelving to one wall and a radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 8'9 x 7' (2.67 mtrs x 2.13 mtrs)
With the double-glazed bay window to the front, a radiator and further fitted wardrobes this is another bright bedroom and completes the sleeping accommodation perfectly. This room would also make an ideal study or work room.
A modern fitted bathroom with a sumptuous Jacuzzi bath, fitted vanity unit with storage and an inset sink and concealed cistern WC. The room is neatly finished with a chrome heated towel rail, fully tiled walls and wooden flooring, matching the hallway.
With the bungalow set well back from the road the impressive frontage of the property has a generous block paved driveway proving off road parking for several vehicles, perfect for visiting guests. The current owners have also added a detached single garage which has power and light connected, eaves storage space and a courtesy door to the side leading to the pretty front garden which features a central lawn area surrounded by a variety of attractive and well stocked flower and shrub borders.
REAR GARDEN 78' x 50' (23.77 mtrs. x 15.24 mtrs.)
A secure side gate provides access to the west facing rear garden, which measures 78' in depth, from the back of the lounge, by 50' at the rear boundary. Again, the current owners have created a beautiful garden that commences with a full width patio. Directly to the rear of the lounges patio doors there is a seating area which is covered by a wooden pergola draped in a mature Wisteria which is a riot of spring colour when in flower, The hot tub (which we understand from the vendors is to remain) sits adjacent in a secluded corner with the whole space looking out to the attractive, well stocked pond with the view framed by a mature Acer Palmatum and a Magnolia.
To the southern side of the garden there is another covered seating area which is the perfect 'al fresco' dining and barbecue area.
A large lawned area is surrounded by mature flower and shrub beds and interspersed with small fruit trees. To the rear of the garden a Wisteria covered trellis provides protection to the productive vegetable patch with its adjacent greenhouse. At the side of the vegetable patch there is a substantial, previously a garage, storage shed/workshop with power connected which could easily be converted into a home office or workspace.
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.