- Pretty 3 Bedroom Extended Semi with own Drive & Garage
- Lovely setting with open countryside across the road from the development
- Village with its own Primary School, 2 pubs, Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, Village Hall & Tennis Club
- Hall with 2 built-in cupboards and attractive wood flooring extending into the Reception Rooms
- Three 1st Floor Bedrooms served by an Ensuite and Main Bathroom with there also a ground floor WC Rm
- Situated on 'The Ridings' development, a sought after small estate in Ramsden Heath
- Popular village just outside Billericay with an active community and plenty of amenities
- Neighbouring town Billericay has fast Train service to London (35 minutes) and a lovely High Street
- Lounge with feature semi-vaulted ceiling and sliding doors opening through to Dining Room
- Low maintenance sun trap Garden & Title includes additional land opposite the house
This pretty 3 Bedroom Extended Semi is situated on 'The Ridings' development, a sought after small estate built in 2006 and situated just of Dowsetts Lane in the highly sought after village of Ramsden Heath - itself just outside Billericay and surrounded by countryside.
The property, with its attractive hint of Georgian styling, comes with a Detached Garage to the side and a small low maintenance Garden, perfect for relaxing and enjoying sun trapped Summer days.
Another unusual boast is that the 'Title' also includes the grass verge opposite - lawn at present but with the potential for further off street parking if desired.
Inside, the accommodation is very well presented and briefly comprises an Entrance Hall with two built-in cupboards, a ground floor WC Room, Rear Lounge with a feature semi-vaulted ceiling, front Dining Room, and a large Kitchen/Breakfast Room with swish 'Natural Oak' kitchen units to the ground floor, with upstairs the three bedrooms served by an Ensuite Shower Room and main Bathroom.
The village of Ramsden Heath has an active community and plenty of amenities including the Nags Head (traditional village pub much used by the locals) the Fox and Hounds (92% rating on trip advisor), a very popular family-owned butchers, fairly new Coffee shop, Hairdressers, recently built air-conditioned village hall and even a Tennis Club.
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.
HALL 6ft 9' x 6ft 8' (2.1m x 2m)
Two built-in cupboards, on the left as you enter, provide useful storage as well as housing the electrical consumer unit and gas meter.
Attractive wood laminate flooring extends through into the living rooms and the stairs ahead rise to the first floor accommodation.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Fitted with a white two-piece 'Cloakroom' suite complimented by a tiled floor and a bright and fresh 'mint green' to the walls.
DINING ROOM 10ft 7' x 9ft 5' (3.2m x 2.9m)
Originally the front part of the front-to-back Lounge, now following the extension, its own room with the smart fitted blind to the window opening to reveal a very pleasant outlook over the Greensward opposite.
We like the clever flush ‘pocket' doors that disappear into the cavity wall when opened, leading through to the extended Lounge beyond.
LOUNGE 15ft 2' max x 14ft 4' max (4.6m x 4.4m)
Twin skylight windows coupled with the set of double doors with their adjacent side light windows leading out to the garden, bathe the room with light, the feature semi-vaulted ceiling and sugar white walls enhancing the feel of light and space.
A discreet internal door opens to reveal a huge built-in store cupboard, and sleek wall mounted lights add a contemporary twist.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16ft 4' max x 15ft 10' (5m x 4.8m)
An attractive range of 'Natural Oak' effect kitchen units topped with black worktops incorporate a built-in Gas Hob with an AEG ‘Competence‘ Multi-function Oven below and stainless-steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above and spaces for tall fridge freezer and washing machine.
Three windows flood this room with light and there is plenty of room for a large dining table and chairs.
Stairs from Hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
A rear facing window over the stairwell flows light onto the landing, where the airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder.
MAIN BEDROOM 16ft 4' max x 13ft 6' max (5m x 4.1m)
This fine size double bedroom has two windows enjoying the pleasant view over the Greensward opposite (which of course you own and therefore have control on what you grow there).
Twin built-in double wardrobes provide great storage and as found throughout the property; the ceiling has a smooth plastered finish with elegant coving providing the finishing touch.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
Fitted with White Gloss bathroom furniture topped with black worktops and incorporating a semi recessed basin with storage cupboard below and a back- to-wall WC unit, along with a corner Shower.
BEDROOM TWO 9ft 2' x 8ft 9' (2.8m x 2.7m)
A double bedroom with lilac walls and enjoying the pleasant view over the greensward.
BEDROOM THREE 10ft 10' x 6ft 5' (3.3m x 2m)
With plenty of room for a wardrobe behind the door as you go in, this single bedroom has a rear facing window.
BATHROOM 6ft 9' x 5ft 7' (2.1m x 1.7m)
Like the Ensuite shower room, the bathroom also has White Gloss fitted furniture running along the back wall, which incorporates a semi recessed basin, back-to-wall WC, and a double cupboard.
The Showerbath has an extra wide showering area and the front facing window gives plenty of natural light.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The front garden has been block paved over and provides parking for two large cars with ease, this in addition to the Own Drive to side which runs up to the Detached Garage.
With an up and over door, rear courtesy door from the garden, electric and lighting.
An unusual advantage to this property is the fact that it comes with an area of the greensward opposite.
The current vendors have no need for additional parking so have left it, as it was landscaped.
EXTERIOR - GARDEN
The rear garden is small but beautifully landscaped and a real Sun Trap.
A door from the garden is directly into the garage, offering ease of access if one wanted to convert the garage into office space, man cave et cetera.
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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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