- 4 bedroom detached family home
- situated at the end of a cul-de-sac
- Garage and 2/3 parking spaces
- 3 miles from Billericay station
- Popular village location
- Upvc double glazed throughout
- Garden backing open fields
- Walk to Downham CofE Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Enjoying an enviable position at the end of a cul-de-sac in the centre of the village, this four-bedroom detached family home enjoys comfortable family accommodation over two floors.
The house has a wonderful south siding garden which enjoys the sun for the majority of the day and backs open paddock to the rear extending the feeling of space and creating a lovely natural backdrop.
The house is double glazed throughout with attractive lead light uPVC windows adding to the overall sense of style.
On the ground floor there is a cloakroom, essential for a busy household, duel aspect lounge, separate dining room, with French doors opening to the patio and a fitted kitchen. The first floor consists four well proportioned bedrooms and the family bathroom.
Both the dining room and kitchen enjoy the views over the garden, which is enhanced further from the rear bedroom with its elevated position.
The driveway provides off-street parking with further parking available directly to the front of the house for visitors, whilst the garage itself has ample eaves storage space and a useful courtesy door leading to the rear of the house and garden.
With a modern composite entrance door, ceramic tiled floor and storage space, perfect for taking off those wet clothes prior to entering the main house.
A spacious entrance hall to welcome guests with carpeted stairs leading up to the first floor, radiator and wooden panelled doors leading to the main accommodation.
Rear facing uPVC window and fitted with a white suite comprising close coupled WC and wall mounted wash hand basin.
LOUNGE 18'6 x 10'7 (5.48mtrs x 3.04mtrs)
A bright and comfortable room with dual aspect windows. The rear window is south facing and floods the room with natural light. The room is large enough to accommodate a dining table and six chairs, which is the configuration used by the current vendors to allow them to use the dining room as a playroom.
DINING ROOM 12'3 > 9' x 7'10 > 5'10 (3.73mtrs > 2.74mtrs x 2.39mtrs > 1.78mtrs)
A versatile room, currently used as a play space, but could easily take a six-seater table if required. The room enjoys a dual aspect again, with a front facing window and French doors which open to the patio space and garden beyond.
KITCHEN 11'2 > 7'10 x 8'6 > 6' (3.40mtrs > 2.39mtrs x 2.59mtrs >1.83mtrs)
With South facing window and door and a further window overlooking the garden this is another bright room flooded with natural light. The kitchen itself consists a range of base and drawer units with work surfaces over housing a single bowl sink with drainer. There is currently a free-standing electric cooker (which we understand is to remain) and further spaces for an upright fridge/freezer and a washing machine. The splashbacks white ceramic tiles and there is a further range of matching wall cabinets fitted above.
The landing provides access to the bedrooms and also to the spacious loft space with a drop-down ladder. The gas-fired boiler serving the heating and hot water systems is also located in the loft space.
BEDROOM ONE 13'4 > 12'2 x 10'1 > 9'3 (4.06mtrs > 3.71mtrs x 3.07mtrs > 2.82mtrs)
Two front facing windows, radiator and additional alcove storage space.
BEDROOM TWO 10'9 x 10'9 > 10' (3.28mtrs x 3.28mtrs > 3.05mtrs)
A well proportioned room with a front facing window, alcove space for wardrobe and a radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 8'2 > 7'8 x 9' (2.49mtrs > 2.34mtrs x 2.74mtrs)
Side facing and rear facing double glazed windows and a radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 9 x 8'9 (2.74mtrs x 2.67mtrs)
Side facing double glazed window overlooking the garden and paddock beyond, rear facing window, airing cupboard and radiator.
Ceramic tiled floor, half-tiled walls and fitted with a white suite comprising panel-enclosed bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and close-coupled WC.
On opening the back door from the Kitchen this leads to an area of hard standing at the rear of the property which in turn, leads to the courtesy door to the garage, which measures 16'7 x 8'2 (5.05mtrs x 2.49mtrs) and have power and light connected and the added benefit of ample eaves storage space.
To the side of the house and commencing with a block paved patio area, is the main rear garden, which is south siding, so enjoys the sun for most of the day. The garden is laid mainly to lawn with attractive mature, flower and shrub borders and overlooks the paddock to the rear, the perfect place to relax after a hard day at work.
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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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