- Extended Five Bedroom Home With Loft Conversion
- Conservatory With Fireplace and Gas Log Effect Burner
- Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and Shower Room
- Permission Granted For Another Oversized Garage, Conversion of Existing Garage and Lounge Extension
- Landscaped South Facing Garden With Summer House
- Stylishly Presented Full Width Kitchen/Diner/Family Room
- Lounge With Log Burner
- Four Piece Family Bathroom
- Lovely Quiet Village Cul De Sac
- Viewing Recommended
This thoughtfully extended and internally reconfigured four/five-bedroom detached house enjoys stylish features and an appealing layout to create a practical combination of large open plan living accommodation with doors opening onto the garden together with separate rooms to give both privacy and cosiness when required.
Overlooking and opening onto the landscaped rear garden is both the kitchen/diner/family room and its adjoining conservatory which has a vaulted ceiling and fitted gas log burner for all year-round use. The vast 8.4m wide kitchen which is fitted with tasteful cream coloured units with granite tops and separate island unit, gives this home a fantastic hub for the family to congregate in. There is also an additional living room with another log burner and a converted loft that could be that much-needed playroom, media room, home office or of course a teenager`s bedroom for them to spread out in.
The first floor of this house is equally generous, a light and airy central landing with a stairs to second floor gives access to the four piece family bathroom as well as each of the bedrooms which includes a master suite that has both an en-suite dressing room and shower room.
Enjoying an established south facing landscaped plot within a quiet cul de sac in Ramsden Heath, this house, with planning granted for further enlargement including an oversized garage, is convenient for the local Pre-school, Downham Church of England Primary School and is just a short walk from the peak time commuter bus stop serving Billericay`s mainline station.
Once your work has finished this village enjoys an abundance of surrounding fields, local allotments and pathways excellent for walking, cycling and recreational use. However, should you prefer something a little sportier there are also local tennis courts, football pitches, public exercise equipment and the nearby Hanningfield Reservoir popular for a spot of fly fishing. Alternatively, you can just sit and watch the world go by from Hall and Co, the coffee shop.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...
ENTRANCE PORCH 2.11m x 0.97m (6ft11 x 3ft2)
The composite entrance door gives access into this good-sized carpeted porch which provides an ideal space for coats, prams, shoes and general outdoor paraphernalia that is often reluctantly stored in the hallway.
RECEPTION HALL 4.38m x 2.08m > 1.14m (14ft4 x 6ft10 > 3ft9)
Accessed via a uPVC door from the porch, this welcoming hallway has wood style laminate flooring, inset spotlights and a staircase with turned wood balustrades leading up to both the first and second floors. There is also an understairs storage cupboard and panel doors that give access to.
With a front facing window this fully tiled WC has a modern fitted white suite and stylish tiling to walls and wood effect tiling to the floor. There is a close coupled WC with a push button flush and a wall mounted wash basin.
LOUNGE 5.01m x 3.58m (16ft5 x 11ft9)
Double doors give access from the reception hall into this front facing room which has wood style laminate flooring and a recessed fireplace with fitted log burner to give an added level of warmth during cosy winter nights in.
KITCHEN/DINER/FAMILY ROOM 8.39m x 4.56m max > 3.41m (27ft6 x 15ft)
This impressive full width kitchen with windows and double doors overlooking the garden, has been created by combining three separate rooms, with wood effect Karndean flooring, smooth ceilings and inset downlights as there is a welcoming stylish feel to the room.
There is extensive range of cream coloured base and wall units which have dark granite worktops and matching up stands. Built within the units there is an integrated dishwasher and space for a 5-ring range cooker which together with the matching cooker hood can remain.
Positioned centrally within the room is an island unit which has complimentary wood block counter worktop and courtesy lighting over. This island not only provides a point to congregate but also an additional area for breakfast stalls as well as extra storage, should you need any! and an integrated wine cooler. Adjoining the kitchen is a separate utility room and the door from the dining area where there is a feature slate split face tiled wall, leads into the conservatory/sunroom.
CONSERVATORY/SUNROOM 5.88m x 3.29m (19ft3 x 10ft10)
Being cleverly positioned to the side of the house, this uPVC conservatory with wood style flooring and double doors to the garden enjoys a substantial feel to it. There is a radiator for all year-round heat and a feature fireplace with an inset gas log burner.
UTILITY ROOM 2.27m x 1.93m (7ft5 x 6ft4)
Fitted with units and granite worktops to match that of the kitchen ensures continuity flows between these two rooms. There is a ceramic butler style sink with mixer taps and spaces for a washing machine, tumble dryer and additional small fridge or freezer. A side door gives a useful second entrance to the house to use after a long walk in the surrounding countryside. An internal door then leads into the garage.
Smooth textured ceilings with inset downlights together with soft carpet give a warm cosy feel to this first floor. There is the staircase rising to the second floor with matching turned wood balustrades, two built-in storage cupboards and panel doors to each of these first-floor rooms.
MASTER SUITE 3.95m x 3.02m (13ft x 3.02)
A white wood effect floor and a rear facing window with plantation shutters gives a calm feel to this spacious bedroom that has double doors opening to a separate dressing room and an adjoining shower room.
EN-SUITE DRESSING ROOM
This is a lovely addition to have to any bedroom, again this room is rear facing and freestanding wardrobes together with custom storage solutions gives plenty of space to fill.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
This fully tiled shower room with heated towel rail, shaver point and inset spots, has a modern white suite incorporates a fitted vanity unit , a built-in wash basin, a push button WC with concealed system and a corner shower cubicle.
BEDROOM TWO 5.29 x 3.37m (17ft4 x 11ft1)
This generously sized front facing bedroom has already been partly enlarged by previous extensions and on the new approved plans this bedroom, which adjoins the family bathroom would also accommodate a second en-suite shower room.
BEDROOM THREE 3.53m x 2.31m (11ft7 x 7ft7)
This rear facing bedroom has wood effect laminate floor and a built-in double wardrobe. It`s worth noting this bedroom shares the same landing area and is positioned just one step away from the family bathroom.
BEDROOM FOUR 3.28m x 3.03m (10ft9 x 9ft11)
This good-sized carpeted bedroom is front facing and provides ample space for a double bed.
Fitted in a modern four piece white suite this fully tiled bathroom with inset downlighters, has a push button close coupled WC, a wash basin sitting above a vanity and with mixer taps, a corner shower cubicle with low profile try and a panel enclosed bath which has inset wall mixer taps that help to give a clean modern feel.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
A well-placed skylight window brings natural light into the stairwell and in turn additional light to the first-floor landing as well.
LOFT ROOM/PLAYROOM/BEDROOM FIVE
This good-sized room with eaves storage, a side window and 3 skylight windows has plenty of natural light and offers great versatility in its use with the capability of adapting to your ever-changing family needs.
The front of the property is a landscaped shrub bed and a full width driveway which has been block paved to provide parking for several vehicles and access to the garage and front door.
Planning has been approved for an oversized garage to be built to the right-hand side of this property, the plans also include an extension to the lounge, so the front window sits flush with the front door and the conversion of the existing garage into another habitable room.
GARAGE 4.69m x 2.5m (15ft5 x 8ft2)
The garage has power and light connected and for convenience there is an electric remote controlled electric up and over door.
REAR GARDEN 13m x 8.25m (42ft8 x 27ft1)
This garden measures approx. 13m x 8.25m, it enjoys a southerly aspect that brings sunlight onto the paved patio for much of the day, with this in mind there is an electronically operated canopy to give shade when required.
The remainder of the garden is neatly arranged with an artificial lawn and established surrounding shrubs beds. To one side of the garden is a brick paved area which in turn leads to the attractive 3m x 3m summerhouse. There is also a side gate for access and a water tap.
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.
Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) current value 69, potential value 73
Environmemtal Impact Rating (EIR) current value 65, potential value 0