- Extended 3 Bedroom Semi-detached House in the hugely popular village of Ramsden Heath
- Hall with study area under the stairs
- 19ft x 17ft Hub-of-the-Home open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with a semi-vaulted ceiling
- Upstairs the 3 Bedrooms (2 doubles and a good size single)
- Double glazed windows, Gas Central Heating, attractive wood flooring in Hall & open plan Living area
- Quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the village and just a short walk from all the amnities
- Lounge with electric log flame effect 'Stove' in the Fireplace & stylish Library Books theme wall
- Separate Utility Room leading on to a ground floor WC Room
- Bathroom with separate 'Rain' showerhead over the big Shower/bath
- Easy to maintain Garden extend round behind the Utility Room and front 4-Car Drive
Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the ever popular village of Ramsden Heath this extended 3 Bedroom Semi originally formed part of a large detached House that was extended and subdivided into two Semi's, with this one the slightly larger of the two and further enlarged with two extensions, one to the rear creating a huge open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room and one to the side for a separate Utility Room and adjoining ground floor WC.
In addition to the rear Living Room, off the Hall is another reception room - a front Lounge, and upstairs are the two double bedrooms, a good size single bedroom and the Bathroom featuring a 'Rainhead' shower over the big 'Shower/Bath'.
A loft conversion would be an obvious and affordable way of adding even room to this property as the space is already there, contained in the substantial roof space.
Outside the Garden extends round the side behind the Utility Room extension and to the front, the block paved Drive will take four cars with ease.
The Village itself has an active community and plenty of amenities including three very good pubs - the White Horse (twice voted ‘Best Family Pub in East Anglia), the Nags Head (traditional village pub much used by the locals) and the Fox and Hounds (92% rating on trip advisor), an excellent family-owned butchers, popular Coffee shop, Hairdressers, an air-conditioned village hall available for hiring and even a flood lit Tennis Club.
The local Downham Primary School has a 'Good' OFSTED rating and hot off the press, Ramsden Pre-School has just been awarded 'Outstanding' by OFSTED, 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.
A confection of rich Farrow & Ball 'Stiffkey Blue' walls, brick effect wallpaper and striking engineered wood flooring gives a great bold first impression, the flooring running through into the open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen Room at the end of the Hall.
LOUNGE 12ft 3' x 10ft 9' (3.7m x 3.3m)
In addition to the main rear Family Room, this more formal reception room has a wide window maximising light and features trending library bookcase wallpaper either side of the chimney breast, itself with a bright red electric 'log flame' effect Stove inset within the Fireplace.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINER/FAMILY ROOM 19ft 7' x 17ft 3' (6m x 5.3m)
Encompassing the original kitchen and dining area, along with a new extension with a feature vaulted ceiling incorporating triple skylights, which along with the set of patio doors, bathes this area in light.
The property's internal decor theme gives a nod to the 1960's when this turning was constructed, and in-keeping and with colours of the time, the modern Kitchen units have been carefully hand-painted with a warm Mustard Yellow paint by 'Frenchic' with a woodgrain effect.
There are spaces within the units for all the usual appliances including a 110cm wide Range Cooker.
UTILITY ROOM 7ft 6' x 6ft 9' (2.3m x 2.1m)
Fitted with Cream Kitchen units and a wood effect worktop with spaces below for the washing machine and tumble dryer.
A part glazed 'back door' and accompanying window provide plenty of natural light and the tiled floor runs through into the WC adjacent too.
This pretty little Loo has a front facing window and incorporates a white cloakroom suite comprising a close coupled WC and wall mounted basin with a cupboard below.
Stairs from Hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
The 8ft high ceiling gives an even greater impression of space and inset within it is the Loft Hatch and also an EnviroVent, which circulates fresh air from the outside.
A built-in cupboard providing use for storage.
BEDROOM ONE 12ft 3' x 10ft' (3.7m x 3m)
A large double bedroom with a wide front facing window.
BEDROOM TWO 10ft 7' x 9ft 1' (3.2m x 2.8m)
This rear facing double bedroom incorporates a fitted cabin bed which can remain if desired.
BEDROOM THREE 8ft 5' x 7ft 1' (2.6m x 2.15m)
Like the other two bedrooms, this good size single comes with a fitted blind to its front facing window.
Well-lit by the rear facing window and fitted with a dark grey 'combination unit' incorporating a back-to-wall WC and a semi recessed basin, along with a ShowerBath with a separate 'Rainhead' showerhead over.
Inset downlighting and a chrome towel radiator provide the finishing touches.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The block paved Drive can take four cars (with one in front of the other running down the left side).
Step out from the open plan rear living space onto artificial grass sitting atop decking below which steps down to the main garden which is laid to lawn with a shingle path.
A new smaller area of decking has been built outside the rear door of the utility room.
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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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