Downham Road, Downham

Price £1,100,000 - Exclusive


  • Huge family home in the sought after Downham Village with sunny 90ft South facing Garden
  • Large In/Out shingle Front Drive offers multiple parking
  • Porch with gorgeous 'New Forest' Oakwood Flooring extending throughout the ground floor
  • 22ft x 15ft Lounge, 15ft x 13ft Dining Room & 10ft Study
  • Granite topped Shaker style Kitchen units incorporating Range Cooker and adjacent sep Utility Room
  • 2,703sq ft of expansive accommodation over two floors plus a huge 'open truss' Attic for conversion
  • Garage to side (part converted to a Reflexology 'Treatment Room', complete with a separate WC Room
  • 21ft Hall with recessed walk-through Cloaks cupboard leading on to the good size WC Room
  • Feature Hub-of-the-Home 32ft Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with twin double doors to Garden
  • Very large Bathroom & Ensuite serving the 4 well proportioned double bedrooms

Enjoying a semi-rural location and a 90ft SOUTH Facing Garden, this large 4 Bedroom Detached House boasts expansive accommodation over two floors along with a huge, open Attic, the main area 462sq ft (excluding the eves), which begs to be converted.

Even without developing the Loft, the property already has a great feel of space throughout, with generous room dimensions incorporated within the abundant living space. This coupled with the large 10-Car In/Out Drive makes the perfect home for a large family and their visitors. Plus, we think there is the clear potential to extend the property even further, a double storey extension to the side by the garage, would be an obvious space.

Crossing the threshold into the large Porch, the internal door there opens on to the big, 21ft long Hall with its attractive wood flooring and a walk-through Cloakroom leading into a very generous size WC Room. The Hall runs into the 32ft x 12ft Kitchen/Dining/Family Room at the end, itself with elegant Cream Shaker style kitchen units topped with a blend of Granite and Oakwood worktops, a Rangemaster Range Cooker, twin sets of wide double doors opening out to the unoverlooked Garden, and a surprisingly big, adjoining Utility Room.

The handsomely proportioned reception rooms comprise a 22ft x 15ft Lounge, 15ft x 13ft Dining Room and a 10ft Study, with upstairs also continuing to deliver, there being four sumptuous bedrooms and a super-size Bathroom with a central Freestanding Bath as well as a separate walk-in Shower.

The 24ft Principle Bedroom has a very large Ensuite Shower Room of its own and one of the two big cupboards on the Landing opens to reveal the pull-down loft ladder leading up to the Jumbo size Loft, quite an eye opener.

There is full Gas Central Heating via radiators and the windows and doors are double glazed.

Outside, the original Garage has been converted into a Reflexology 'Treatment Room', complete with a separate WC Room.


Downham itself is a small village of approx. 200 households, which adjoins the larger village of Ramsden Heath and is approximately 2 miles West of Billericay and 7 miles south of Chelmsford City. Nearby is Hanningfield Reservoir, the southwest edge just half a mile from the village centre.

There is a Village Hall, an Italian Restaurant that does takeaways and open countryside seconds away.

The adjoining village of Ramsden Heath has an active community and plenty of amenities including three very good pubs - the White Horse (twice voted ‘Best Family Pub in East Anglia and with a built-in shop selling the daily essentials), 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, Coffee shop, beauticians, Hairdressers, recently built air-conditioned village hall and even a Tennis Club which is literally only a 'Serve' away from this house.

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.


The Accommodation


PORCH 6ft 8' x 4ft 2' (2m x 1.3m)

A good size entrance porch and very handy during the winter months for muddy boots and shoes.

Hard wearing yet elegant and full of character, the beautiful 'New Forest' oiled Oakwood flooring extends into the hall and onwards, throughout the ground floor main rooms.


HALL 21ft 6' x 9ft 7' narrowing to 5ft (6.5m x 2.9m > 1.5m)

Open Plan with the kitchen/dining/family room at the end, this spacious area has a recessed walk-through cloakroom: A set of double doors on the left opening to reveal a huge floor-to-ceiling 5ft 9' x 2ft cupboard and a door at the end opening through to the ground floor WC room.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 6ft 6' x 4ft 10' (2m x 1.5m)

Across the far wall, the fitted combination unit incorporates a blend of White Gloss drawer fronts and obscure ‘Blue Glass' fronted cupboards, topped with a white worktop and incorporating a back-to-wall WC with a concealed cistern and a very wide, semi-recessed basin.

The side facing window provides plenty of light and the floor is tiled.


LOUNGE 22ft 1' x 15ft narrowing to 12ft 10' (6.7m x 4.6m >3.9m)

A dual aspect lounge, well lit courtesy of the front and side facing windows, both with fitted blinds.

The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as found throughout this property, with here, as with many of the rooms, coving providing an elegant finish.


DINING ROOM 15ft 1' x 12ft 10' (4.6m x 3.9m)

With a gifted musician in the family, the dining room is presently used as a music room.

The large front facing window streams in light and a built-in shelved cupboard provides useful storage.


STUDY 10ft 3' x 9ft 6' (3.1m x 2.9m)

With so many people now working from home, this makes for the perfect Home Office, as it is a good size with the wide side facing window incorporating neat integrated fitted blinds within the glazing.


FEATURE OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY ROOM 31ft 8' x 11ft 9' (9.65m x 3.6m)

The Heart-of-the-Home, this large open plan living space offers multifunctional use, perfect for the modern family.

The Cream Shaker style units with their mix of Granite and Wooden worktops, gives a timeless elegance and incorporates a Rangemaster Range Cooker (5 Gas Rings, Griddle, two Ovens and a separate Grill) with a Black Chimney style Extractor Hood above, an integrated Bosch Dishwasher, integrated undercounter Fridge and Freezer, corner pull-out Carousel storage system and a curved front Butler sink.

Twin sets of double doors open out to the garden and there is a wide window over the kitchen sink too. All incorporating sleek integrated blinds.


UTILITY ROOM 8ft 8' x 7ft (2.6m x 2.1m)

The measurements exclude a very deep recess hidden behind the door and the floor-to-ceiling fitted Shaker style cupboards.

The right-hand double cupboard measures 4ft 3' x 2ft 6' (1.3m x 0.8m) and houses the electrical consumer unit and is such a size, that the vendor keeps a spare fridge here!

The left-hand, similar size cupboard, houses the Intergas Rapid25 Combination boiler and an Ariston unvented hot water cylinder, providing mains pressure hot water.

With the same matching units as the kitchen running along the left wall and incorporating an Armitage Shanks Butler sink and with spaces below for the washing machine and tumble dryer.

A stable style UPVC External door leads out to the sideway.


Oak staircase from hallway to:

1st FLOOR LANDING

Over 27ft (8.2m) long with a front facing window at the far end and two very large walk-in cupboards providing super storage.

The first measures 5ft 8' x 2ft 8' (1.7m x 0.8m) and has a light.

The second also measures 5ft 8' x 2ft 8' and comes with a bit of a surprise; Climbing the ladder, sliding back the loft hatch and peering through into the loft space, one is somewhat taken aback by the sheer size of this cavernous ATTIC.


ATTIC 33ft x 14ft 3' (10.1m x 4.3m) (Main area, excluding the eaves)

It is clear to see it would be a straightforward conversion to add another couple of rooms up here.

(At the far end we spotted the controls for the solar panels, which provides a good degree of free electricity and even a income from generating solar power )


PRINCIPLE BEDROOM 24ft 4' x 12ft 9' (7.4m x 3.9m)

A notably large bedroom with twin dormer windows, both incorporating integrated blinds.

Two radiators provide lots of winters heat for this big room, which also benefits from its own private ensuite shower room.


ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 9ft 9' x 8ft 1' (3m x 2.5m)

A fine size shower room with a large walk-in shower measuring 5ft 1' x 2ft 5' (1.55m x 0.74m)

The light Oak effect combination unit incorporates a back-to-wall WC and a large semi recessed basin.

Inset dimable downlighting, a chrome towel radiator in addition to a standard radiator, Travertine tiling to the floor and shower and integrated blinds within the glazing of the rear facing window, completes the specification.


BEDROOM TWO 14ft x 12ft 9' (4.3m x 3.9m)

Another large bedroom, this one to the front and with a set of double doors opening to reveal an eyebrow raising, large walk-in wardrobe measuring 8ft x 2ft 8' (2.44m x 0.8m)


BEDROOM THREE 13ft 10' x 12ft 9' (4.2m x 3.9m)

A mirror image and size of bedroom two, so also boasting a jumbo walk-in wardrobe, this room with a modern grey and white decor scheme.

We like the view through the front window of the old character house opposite, a pleasant outlook.


BEDROOM FOUR 11ft 1' x 9ft 5' (3.4m x 2.9m)

Another double bedroom, this one with a side facing window, also incorporating integrated blinds within the window glazing.


BATHROOM 13ft x 11ft 1' (4m x 3.4m)

A fabulous size family bathroom with the centrepiece, the deep and spacious freestanding ‘Victoria+Albert bath'.

On the right-hand wall as you enter, are twin Vanity units and a central storage cabinet.

To the far side is the close coupled WC and a large 5ft x 2ft 5' (1.5m x 0.74m) walk-in shower area.

Both the fully tiled shower and the floor has been laid in high-quality Travertine tilework and in addition to the large radiator, there is a chrome towel radiator too.

The rear facing window incorporates integrated blinds.


FRONT GROUNDS

The central lawn is encompassed by a shingled In/Out Drive and to the left hand side of the house, the Drive continues up to the single garage.


GARAGE 15ft 1' x 8ft 9' (4.6m x 2.7m)

Retaining its front up and over door, the garage is presently part converted into a Treatment Room, complete with its own separate WC room.


90ft (27m) SOUTH FACING REAR GARDEN

The large, paved patio beckons alfresco dining during the summer months and is retained by a dwarf brick wall with a central step leading up to the main lawn.

Hidden at the back corner of the garden is a large Shed.

This garden has been lovingly maintained over the years by the current vendor and is well stocked with many established plants, bushes, and trees.


DOWNHAM VILLAGE

Downham itself is a small village of approx. 200 households, which adjoins the larger village of Ramsden Heath and is approximately 2 miles West of Billericay and 7 miles south of Chelmsford City. Nearby is Hanningfield Reservoir, the southwest edge just half a mile from the village centre.

The parish church of St Margaret dates back to the late 15th Century, although evidence of Roman remains in the village, suggests it goes back to the early Saxons.

There is a Village Hall, an Italian Restaurant that does takeaways and open countryside seconds away.

The adjoining village of Ramsden Heath has a good range of local facilities including three very good pubs - the White Horse (twice voted best family pub in East Anglia and following Cov-id, now with a built-in Shop selling the daily essentials), 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 popular Coffee shop - 'Pete's Place' and a 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 other 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 the village school Downham Church of England 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.


FURTHER AMENITIES

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 the well regarded New Hall Boarding School also for girls.

Several buses provide easy transport to Billericay, Wickford and Chelmsford.


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Downham itself is a small village of approx. 200 households, which adjoins the larger village of Ramsden Heath and is approximately 2 miles West of Billericay and 7 miles south of Chelmsford City. Nearby is Hanningfield Reservoir, the southwest edge just half a mile from the village centre.

The parish church of St Margaret dates back to the late 15th Century, although evidence of Roman remains in the village, suggests it goes back to the early Saxons.

There is a Village Hall, an Italian Restaurant that does takeaways and open countryside seconds away.

The adjoining village of Ramsden Heath has an active community and plenty of amenities including three very good pubs - the White Horse (twice voted ‘Best Family Pub in East Anglia and with a built-in shop selling the daily essentials), 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, Coffee shop, beauticians, Hairdressers, recently built air-conditioned village hall and even a Tennis Club which is literally only a 'Serve' away from this house.

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.
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