Being positioned just opposite the Ramsden Parish fields, just a short walk from the village centre, there are very few centrally positioned properties within this village that will occupy a plot anywhere close to the 3 acres this substantial home commands.
The accommodation available within the house already measures nearly 3000 ft.² but in addition and just at the end of the driveway that extends to the side of the property, you also have a brick-built annexe. This versatile building is another big space measuring 637sqft, so it not only gives you the opportunity to continue using it as a games room but, if preferred as detached annexe accommodation for a family member.
Each room in this house is positioned around the large central hall with is overlooking galleried landing, which at the same time as giving grand entrance, it helps to ensure a most spacious feel is conveyed throughout the home.
In addition to the generous five bedrooms, the en-suite shower room and a refitted four-piece bathroom suite, the sizeable ground floor is arranged in such a way so as to provide a blend of both open plan living with bi-folding doors being ideal for entertaining but also a separate sitting room for that more cosier intimate feel.
As mentioned, the property occupies a substantial plot that approaches 3 acres, this has immediate formal lawns and then another rear section, beyond the natural pond, hot tub and games room, that offers flexibility in its use. In the past this area with the help of the 2 stables, was firstly fenced in and used as a paddock before family demands meant it later became a football pitch.
The detached outbuilding with its own kitchen and shower room is currently used as a games room, with two sets of sliding doors opening onto the garden, these can be opened up to help those garden parties go with a swing. This building has also been designed in such a way to be easily divided to provide a separate bedroom and living room area with.
It's also worth knowing that planning permission has also been granted for both further enlargement and a remodelling of the external elevations. Photos of the proposed adaptions are within our main photo presentation.
Interested parties are also advised that this property is being sold with no onward chain being involved.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOW..
RECEPTION HALL 5.55 m x 3.7m
Being tiled throughout with decorative feature tiling to the immediate entrance area where the double opening entrance door comes in, this reception hall with overlooking galleried landing, gives you a spacious practical space to meet and greet.
The stairs rise to the first floor and double doors open to the lounge to give you views right through to the gardens.
SITTING ROOM 5.1 m x
The tiled floor extends into this front room and creates a hard wearing naturally bright living space which has under floor heating, two front facing windows and built-in double coats cupboard.
OPEN PLAN LIVING AND DINING AREA WITH UNDER FLOOR HEATING
DINING AREA 3.66 m x 4.8 m
This is again naturally bright area which has both front and side windows, polished porcelain floor tiles are fitted throughout this open plan space which is naturally zoned by a fireplace with an inset log burner.
LOUNGE AREA 6.55 m x 5.8 m
As mentioned, the polished porcelain tiled floor extends into its fabulous rear lounge which again has a side window and four rear glazed panels with central sliding doors leading onto the patio.
One wall has a textured papered finish and incorporates double opening doors into the kitchen.
Conveniently accessible from two directions, the utility room has matching units and worktops to those in the kitchen to ensure continuity flows between both these areas. Within this utility there is a sink unit with mixer taps, cupboards for storage and spaces for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Please note this house has a water softener fitted to greatly reduce, if not eradicate limescale build up.
From here door leads into the front living room, the ground floor WC and kitchen.
Fitted with a white suite, this tiled cloakroom has a low-level WC with pushbutton flush and a small vanity unit and basin with mixer tap.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/DINER 7.8 m x 4.3 m reduced to 3.95 m
As you can tell this is an exceptionally generous space which is emphasised by having a vaulted ceiling to the rear section. This area has inset down lighters, 2 skylight windows, double doors with side glazed panels out to the garden and double opening to the lounge.
The main kitchen area has an extensive range of cream coloured eye and base cabinets with granite tops and upstands. In addition, there is an island unit creating the perfect hub for the family to congregate around.
Built within the units is a larder fridge and freezer, a dishwasher, low level fan heaters and a range cooker with hood above.
I think it's fair to say, being on the southside of the house, this fabulously bright kitchen with adjoining living room, is one that is born for entertaining.
GALLERIED LANDING 4.53 m x 4.63 m
Being square in design and with impressive measurements, this galleried landing with turned white painted spindles is a most impressive central point to the house that enjoys natural light from the front window and features a light fitting point that sits above the reception hall and can therefore accommodate some of the largest light fittings available.
Wood panelled doors are equally spread around the landing and in turn laid off to each of the bedrooms. One of the doors also opens to the airing cupboard which houses the hot water tank with water pump and feeds off the newly installed boiler.
MAIN BEDROOM 5 m > 4m x 5.41 m
Positioned to the front of the house, this generously sized main bedroom has both front and side windows together with a range of fitted wardrobes providing good level of storage while also incorporating a dressing table and bed recess with dressing tables.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.15 m x 1.96 m
This fully tiled shower room with side window, has a four-piece suite which consists of a push button WC with concealed cistern, bidet, vanity unit with ceramic basin, and just behind the door is a shower cubicle with a wall mounted power shower unit.
BEDROOM TWO 4.53 m x 3.65 m
Position to the front of the house this lovely size double room with a feature papered wall, light grey coloured carpet and inset spotlights, has both front and side windows and a built-in double wardrobe with white panelled doors.
BEDROOM THREE 3.18 m x 4.29 m
Enjoying the rear left corner of the house, this double bedroom with both side and rear windows also has a range of fitted bedroom furniture including a corner wardrobe unit, desk storage and bedside tables.
BEDROOM FOUR 3.36 m x 3.18 m
Position to the rear of the property, and again with both side and rear windows this bedroom enjoys a lovely view down over the gardens.
BEDROOM FIVE 3.2 m x 1.72 m + 64 cm into wardrobes
This is another rear facing bedroom which not only enjoys the view down over the gardens also has mirror fronted sliding wardrobes fitted tomorrow wall.
BATHROOM 3m x 2.42 m
As you can see form the photos this impressive bathroom has been refitted in a stylish suite and fully tiled with gloss porcelain tiles to both floor and walls.
The four-piece suite is nicely positioned around the bathroom and incorporates a double walk shower featuring an electronically controlled digital shower unit with drench head and hand attachment, a close couple WC with pushbutton flush and a wall mounted vanity unit with textured covering and ceramic sink
with mixer taps sitting under a wall mounted mirror front cabinet with built in Led lighting.
However, the focal point has to be the freestanding double ended bath with a waterfall, floor mounted tap, the perfect place to end a busy day!.
To complete the modern look there is a Chrome heated towel rail, inset spotlights to ceiling and a wall mounted storage cupboard with the textured fabric covering to match that of the vanity unit.
The property occupies a predominantly level lawned plot that approaches a total of 3 acres (subject to land survey) providing a good frontage, vehicular side access, formal lawns, outbuildings and potential for further outbuildings and paddock.
The property sits behind two sets of gates creating an in and out driveway. The block paved driveway is flood lit and provides you with ample parking for guests while a 3m wide 5 bar gate at the side of the house gives you vehicular access to detached garage and main grounds.
The immediate patio area is also flood lit, from here you enjoy relaxing views across gardens and beyond the centrally located natural pond stocked with Koi Carp and the pergola built over the operational hot tub and barbeque.
To rear of the plot where the width also most doubles is a level area that was once used as a paddock and then more recently a football pitch.
To the side of the garden is a large games room, 2 stables and a large garage.
GARAGE 5.3m x 3.81 m
An electric up and over door gives access and there is eaves storage plus fitted racking to the walls providing good storage. There is also a side window and side door.
GAMES ROOM/ANNEXE ACCOMMODATION
A uPVC door gives access directly into the kitchen area.
KITCHEN 3.36m x 2.73 m
This kitchen area has a wood effect tiled floor and a built-in kitchenette. This incorporates a stainless-steel sink unit, two electric hobs, storage and a built-in microwave. Adjoining this is a granite worktop mounted on brick pillars. Doors from here then lead to shower room and main room.
SHOWER ROOM 1.36 m x 2.56 m
The fitted suite consists of a walk-in double shower with equaliser electric shower unit, a close coupled WC with pushbutton flush and a vanity unit with wash basin mixer taps. You will also notice this has a rear window.
MAIN GAMES ROOM 9.8 m x 4.86 m
This main room was designed in such a way to ensure is could easily be divided into two separate rooms, each with sliding doors and one having a fireplace with a log burner.
Currently there is a wood effect tiled floor extending throughout this space while to one corner is a built in bar area that that rightfully takes pride of place looking onto the pool table, table football and games machines.
Chelmsford Council, Band G
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.
Billericay is a popular, historic market town just 30 miles from London.
The market at the top of Crown Road disappeared years ago and Billericay nowadays is more well-known as an excellent commuter town, with excellent rail links to the City (35 minutes by train), very good schools and a charming High Street, part of which is a conservation area.
It also has great access to the key main roads of the M25, A12 and A127.
The town lies on the edge of rural Essex, which makes it a very desirable place to live. This coupled with the City access goes some way to explain the high levels of Londoners we see looking to move here every year.
Since I moved here in 1973 and started as an estate agent in the mid 1990's, I have seen the town grow to where it is now, with some 14,000-15,000 homes and a population of over 40,000.
The Billericay you see today is economically and physically a thriving and attractive place to live and work. There are many open green spaces including the 40 acre Lake Meadows Park, a must in summer, and they throw a pretty impressive Fireworks Night too.
Norsey Woods is a great place for a walk or to exercise your dogs...or the kids! It dates back to the Bronze Age and covers about 165 acres with a visitor centre for the educational visits it has too.
I remember camping there as a cub scout back in the day and both Nick and myself have enjoyed many a afternoon there over the years with our families.
The High Street must be one of the prettiest in the county and dates back to Roman times. The shape we see now certainly hasn't changed much for over 500 years, our office itself is part of one of the 25 old coaching inns the town has seen over the years!
With well over 100 shops including some well known names and some boutique locally owned ones, the High Street also has some great pubs, bars and restaurants. The Chequers is probably the most popular, most people we know rate it as the best pub in town, with newer bars like Harrys Bar, Bar Zero and the Blue Boar, also very sought after, growing venues on friday and saturday nights.
There are too many great restaurants to name, suffice to say you don't need to travel out of Billericay to have a fantastic night out and there's a taxi rank by the station to get you home if you want to leave the car on the drive.
Waitrose is our local main supermarket with there also a very good Co-op over on Queens Park. Smaller supermarkets over in South Green, Sunnymede and along Stock Road also provide a super local service in their areas.
Billericay Christmas Market is a very popular annual event which sees the High Street completely shut to traffic for the day and then filled with stalls selling anything and everything Christmasy!
All the local schools, both Primary and Secondary have good OFSTED reports and there is a good choice of both State and Private. Please feel free to contact our office for more details although the OFSTED website is the ideal first port of call of course.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Billericay has an facinating history, much of which can be researched in our local museum, the Cater Museum on the High Street.
Billericay was first recorded as Byllerica in 1291 with notable events including a Peasants Revolt ending up in Norsey Woods in 1381 and some of Billericay residents, including Christopher Martin, the ship's victualler, sailing with the Pilgrim Fathers to the 'New World' of America on the Mayflower in 1620 - hence the many representartions of the Mayflower ship in numerous local businesses and the Mayflower High School.
In 1916 Billericay became famous as a result of a Zeppelin airship crashing in flames on the outskirts of the town, down what is now Greens Farm Lane.
A union workhouse was built in 1840 which later, together with additional later built buildings, became St. Andrew's Hospital in the 1930s. The regional plastic surgery and rehabilitation unit was opened here the same year I moved to Billericay, 1973. Many a local will still refer the estate there now to me, as 'one of the houses on the old Burns Unit', although it is in fact Stockfield Manor now.
Only the original workhouse building, including the chapel, and the main gatehouse, now survive, converted now into Grey Lady Place, a residential development of luxury apartments.
The railway came in 1889 and opened up opportunities for landowners to sell plots to Londoners looking to move out of 'The Smoke' into a cleaner rural environment. Both myself and Nick have sold many an old 'plot land' home over the years for redevelopment. A few still remain on the edge of Norsey Woods down Break Egg Hill.
With the housing shortage created by the war time bombing of London, pressure to build was great and the new town of Basildon was given the green light. The 'Green Belt' stopped expansion and the blurring of Basildon and Billericay, hence why lot of the Billericay housing estates were built on abandoned farmland around the town centre and Great Burstead/South Green, where permission was more easily granted.