This four bedroom home occupies a favourable mews position on the edge of 'The Ridings' development with open views. This attractive small estate built by Croudace Homes in 2006 is situated just off Dowsetts Lane, in the highly sought-after village of Ramsden Heath - just outside Billericay.
Offering traditional kerbside appeal contrasted with a stylish modern interior, this particular house was built to the 'Clematis' design and features a stylish full width kitchen/family room with a walk-in bay onto the garden, a ground floor cloakroom and a super 22ft long main bedroom over the equally long drive-through (to Garage) Carport below.
The four first floor bedrooms are all of a decent size, the main bedroom has an en-suite shower room and two built-in double wardrobes that create a natural dressing area, while the second bedroom, again has built-in wardrobes and a bay window projection takes in views of the farmland opposite.
As mentioned, this property enjoys a good frontage and being at the front of the development it therefore enjoys a light and bright west facing rear garden that also incorporates a summerhouse with a hot tub.
Ramsden Heath itself is a popular village with an active community including a pre-school, a local primary school, a tennis club, a fantastic butchers, a coffee shop and of course two great local pubs that cater for all. It's also worth noting there is a school bus to Mayflower Secondary school in Billericay.
The neighbouring town of Billericay also has a mainline link to Liverpool Street – 35 minutes and there are peak time NIB's buses travelling to and from the railway station which we believe are still running.
All in all, this type of property is a rarity to come available and we would recommend it for consideration.
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.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS.
With wood effect laminate flooring the hallway with a side window has natural light and gives you a handy space to welcome guests whilst also having doors to the ground floor WC and the lounge.
This again has a side window and of course the essential close couple WC and wash basin.
LOUNGE 4.77 m x 3.66 m reducing to 3.37 m
The wood effect laminate flooring continues throughout this living area, the front facing window looking onto the green to the front gives good natural light into the room. There is also a large storage space under the stairs, a contemporary wall mounted electric fire with remote control giving the choice of effects and double doors to the inner hallway.
This handy space enables you to have closed off the access to the stairs while also providing a thoroughfare between the living room and the kitchen diner family room.
KITCHEN DINER FAMILY ROOM 4.65 m x 4.05 m reduced to 3.76 m
This full width rear facing room has walk in bay projection that enhances the feeling of space while also incorporating double doors out to the garden. In addition, there is also another window from the kitchen area that looks onto the garden plus a door and side window out to the adjoining carport.
The wood style fronted kitchen has been modernised in recent years and in addition to having an integrated fridge/freezer, a space for the dishwasher and washing machine plus a built-in AEG electric oven and gas hob with cooker hood, this kitchen has quartz worktops, contrasting rose gold handles and a resin Blanco sink to give it that more modern look.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
The landing is surprisingly spacious and in addition to having an access point to the loft which is part boarded and has a drop-down ladder, there is an airing cupboard housing the hot water tank and doors to each of the rooms.
BEDROOM ONE 6.69 m x 2.95 m reduced to 2.32 m
This dual aspect bedroom enjoys the farmland views from the front window, and it also has two double fitted wardrobes creating a natural dressing area that then in turn adjoins the en-suite.
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Fitted with a white suite and with a side window, this shower room incorporates a close couple WC, a pedestal wash basin and a shower cubicle with an Aqualisa shower.
BEDROOM TWO 3.6 m x 3.06 m
Again, this bedroom is to the front of the house but this one features the captains bay window that affords lovely views over the Greensward and farmland opposite. Within a recessed area of this bedroom is a double fitted wardrobe.
BEDROOM THREE 3.16 m x 2.65 m
Positioned to the rear of the house this is a third double room.
BEDROOM FOUR 2.79 m x 1.93 m
With a window overlooking the rear garden, this bedroom with a built-in storage cupboard would be the obvious choice to be used as a home office.
Having a tiled floor together with white tiled splash backs, this bathroom with a fitted white suite incorporates a panel enclosed closed bath with mixer taps and a shower attachment and there is a vanity unit with the WC with a concealed cistern and a mounted washbasin with mixer tap.
In addition to the landscaped shrub bed immediately outside the house, this property also has the advantage of the grass area opposite which has established hedging giving privacy of the road. You will notice that a neighbour has shingled this area to create additional parking.
To the side of the house is a driveway with double gates that give security and in turn lead to the carport.
CARPORT 6.87 m x 2.8 m
In addition to providing covered parking this area also gives an enclosed space for bins and various items of other everyday equipment. This car port also gives access to the garage
GARAGE 5.31m x 2.62 m
This garage with an up and over door and power and light connected adjoins the rear garden and so provides a fantastic easily accessible space for storage of garden furniture, should it not be needed for a car!
Enjoying a fantastic westerly aspect this garden affords a good degree of the days sunshine. It's also has well-stocked borders and commences with a patio area that incorporates a side path that extends to the garage door plus the rear of garden where there is a Summerhouse.
SUMMERHOUSE 3.75 m x 3 m
This summerhouse creates a lovely look to the end to the garden, it has double doors opening onto an additional patio area and houses a 4-6-person hot tub that we understand can remain.
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.
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