Positioned with a pleasant village on the edge of Billericay and offering immense potential, this detached four-bedroom bungalow which overlooks the local allotments, enjoys well-proportioned accommodation and a garden measuring approx. 80' in depth.
It's unusual for bungalows of this size to come available and in addition, this one has been previously approved for further enlargement into a substantial five bedoom house.
Its fair to say this property is at a crossroads in its life and needs some updating. However, you as a buyer/new owner will have the option of re-applying for permission to turn it into a large family home, keeping it as is or simply increasing the ground floor living space to give yourself an even larger bungalow.
Currently the property provides you with four bedrooms, these are all positioned off the main reception hall with three of them being generous doubles. The main bedroom is a more recent addition and has its own en-suite shower room and walk in wardrobe. Its also worth noting that since this extension, there is also now a separate utility room and an entrance porch.
Looking out to the rear of this bungalow is the kitchen/diner and lounge, both these large living spaces are ideally placed to take full advantage of the lovely southerly aspect that the garden enjoys.
ACCOMMOADATION AS FOLLOWS...
Being a larger than your average porch, this area is access via a contemporary styled composite entrance door while giving you enough room to welcome guests, store shoes and hang your coats. A part glazed door then opens to the main hallway.
RECEPTION HALL 5.66 m x 4.03 m (18'7 x 13'2)
As you can tell this is an exceptional size for a reception hall and is a real feature of this home. In addition to a built-in double storage cupboard, there are also doors leading to each of the principal rooms.
BEDROOM ONE 5.43 m reducing to 4.47 m x 3.40 m (17'8 > 14'7 x 11'2)
This newly constructed area of the bungalow has two small side windows and the front facing window that looks onto the local allotments located on the other side of the road.
Nicely decorated in a modern style with complimentary grey carpeting this room also has its own shower room and walk in wardrobe.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Stylishly presented with the tiled floor and fully tiled in split face tiling to the walls, there is a three-piece suite which comprises a close coupled WC, a vanity unit with wash-basin and a walk-in double shower cubicle with a drench head and a hand shower attachment. A door from the shower room then opens up into the dressing room.
WALK IN WARDROBE 2.14 m x 1.35 m (7'1 x 4'4)
This simple but useful space has double hanging rails to one wall and inset spots to the ceiling.
BEDROOM TWO 4.57 m x 3.63 m (14'10 x 11'9)
As you can tell from the measurements the second bedroom is of an exceptional size and also has a window looking onto the rear garden. In previous plans drawn up, this room was to be extended out in line with the current lounge.
BEDROOM THREE 4.56 m reducing to 3.95 m x 3.03m (14'10 > 12'10 x 9'10)
Positioned at the front of the house, this is again another lovely sized bedroom which also has built-in wardrobes to one wall.
BEDROOM FOUR/STUDY 3.02 m x 2.61 m > to 2.11 m (9'9 x 8'6 > 6'10)
Again, positioned at the front of the house this could either be another bedroom or alternatively it could double up as a study/Home Office.
Positioned to the side of the house this bathroom with tiling to both the walls and floor, has a white wash-basin and panel enclosed bath which also has mixer taps and a shower attachment over.
This separate toilet adjoins the main bathroom and could therefore both be combined to create one large statement bathroom.
KITCHEN/DINER 5.3 m x 4.56 m reducing to 3.07 m (17'4 x 14'9 > 10'1)
Looking over the rear garden, plans have also been previously drawn up for this kitchen to be re-configured and extended. Currently this provides you with a range of base and wall cupboards with roll edge worktops which incorporate an electric oven, a gas hob with cooker hood and spaces for a dishwasher and an American style fridge freezer.
There are also two windows to the rear and a window and door to the side plus space for a large dining table and chairs.
UTILITY ROOM 2.61 x 1.68 m (8'6 x 5'5)
Having a useful side door, this utility doubles up as an ideal entrance after muddy walks with dirty shoes and paws, this utility room has a fitted worktop with spaces for a washing machine, tumble dryer fridge and freezer.
There is also a wall mounted combi boiler.
LOUNGE 6.11 m x 3.51 m (20'1 x 11'5)
This well-proportioned reception room has double doors and side glazed panels opening onto the rear garden together with a feature fire surround and recessed fireplace to give that essential focal point.
This property enjoys a good amount of front space measuring approx. 48' in width with a driveway providing the capability of accommodating four cars side-by-side.
There is also a lawn area and an established Hollytree giving protection and privacy as you approach the front door.
The rear garden commands a lovely southerly aspect, it measures approximately 80 feet x 48 feet and is mainly lawn. Access can be gained via both sides.
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.