- Embrace the country life and maybe even develop your own little Smallholding on this 0.9 ACRE PLOT
- Situated in a semi-rural setting yet only a short 2.6 mile drive to neighbouring Billericay town
- Also just a 4 mile Drive to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Long private Drive with remote controlled gates & 30ft Car Port providing a sea of parking
- Existing Lodge: Lounge, Dining Rm, Study, Kit/Brek Rm, 2 Double Bedrooms, Ensuite & Bathroom
- Planning Permission to replace the existing 'Lodge' with a 1,400sq ft, 3-Bedroom Detached Bungalow
- Just a 4 mile drive to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars and restaurants
- Village boasts a super Convenience Store & a great Pub/Restaurant (The Fox & Hounds)
- Beautiful grounds include a huge terrace for grand scale entertaining
- New Build: Hall, Lounge, Kit/Diner, sep Utility, 2 Bedrooms, Study/3rd bed, Ensuite & Bathroom
Embrace the country life and perhaps develop your own little smallholding on the 0.9 acre plot this utterly charming, 2 Bedroom, "traditional Essex Barn style" Timber-Framed Lodge enjoys.
OR, BUILD YOUR OWN DREAM HOME! As the site has FULL PLANNING PERMISSION FOR THE LODGE TO BE TAKEN DOWN AND A BRAND NEW, 1,400sq ft DETACHED BUNGALOW TO BE BUILT IN ITS PLACE.
The Plans are available online at Basildon Council Planning Portal under "Demolish existing dwelling and construct replacement dwelling Ref. No: 20/00162/FULL Status: Granted"
The PROPOSED layout comprises a large L-shaped Entrance Hall, Dual aspect Lounge with 2 sets of Patio/Bi-fold doors opening out to the garden/patio, lovely big Hub-of-the-Home 18ft 6' x 14ft 6' vaulted Kitchen/Diner, Master Bedroom with Ensuite Shower Room and sliding/bi-fold doors opening out to the rear grounds, a 2nd Bedroom with a sunny south facing window, a Bathroom large enough for both a full size Bath and separate Shower a further double bedroom/study, guest cloakroom and separate utility area.
At the moment the current 'Robindale' is a single storey, weather-boarded building set back some 75 metres from the main road, that benefits from a Lawful Development Certificate as a separate dwelling, permitted in 2015.
The accommodation presently comprises a large Living Room, Dining Room, Study, Two Bedrooms, an Ensuite Shower Room and a Bathroom. The windows and doors are all Upvc double glazed and there is Gas Central Heating via radiators. Attached to the main property is a useful Workshop with its own WC and further storage within 2 sheds and an attached Store.
Due to its low 3.8 metre height, narrow width, being set so far back from the road down and built behind its 30ft wide Car Port too, it is not readily visible when viewed from the street, so it enjoys a lovely discrete setting.
The extensive grounds are beautifully maintained and include a huge Terrace, perfect for large scale entertaining.
The village itself has an excellent local Convenience Store and an active community, centred around the Village Hall, two churches and the hugely popular local Fox and Hounds Pub/Restaurant (just a short walk of 0.4 mile) which has a 4.5/5 Trip Advisor Rating.
Although set in a semi-rural environment, the quaint High Street of neighbouring Billericay, full of well-known and private boutique shops, bars, restaurants and a centrepiece Waitrose Store, along with its Mainline Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes) at the north end, is just an easy 4 mile drive.
The present accommodation of the current Robindale is as follows:
A Storm Porch shelters the UPVC Front Door, which opens into the kitchen.
KITCHEN/DINER 13ft 4' x 10ft 4' (4.06m x 3.15m)
The 10ft (3.05m) high vaulted ceiling gives a great feeling of light and space to this bright and social kitchen, which has plenty of room for a table and chairs.
A nice blend of Cream 'Shaker' style fitted units topped with complimenting gloss worktops, incorporate a 1.5 bowl ceramic sink, sleek built-in white glass ceramic Hob with multifunction Oven below, lots of storage and spaces for all the usual kitchen appliances.
Well chosen finishing touches include 'Grey Oak' effect vinyl flooring and wiring for wall mounted TV.
Plenty of natural light from the front window and adjacent upvc door highlight the contemporary decoration of the seating area.
LOUNGE 15ft 9' x 13ft 10' (4.8m x 4.22m)
This very pleasant main living room is very well proportioned, nice and wide, with plenty of light streaming in the glazed French doors, front facing window and an additional smaller rear facing window with obscure glass.
The vaulted ceiling gives an even greater impression of space and the attractive wood flooring gives warmth and character.
DINING ROOM 9ft 10' x 8ft 2' (3m x 2.49m)
Featuring the same wood flooring as lounge, the dining room has front facing window overlooking the large terrace area.
A high level cupboard houses the modern consumer unit.
STUDY 9ft 9' x 7ft 3' (2.97m x 2.21m)
Twin skylight windows flood light down over this useful additional room, which has a contemporary style, striped feature carpet.
On the far wall of the lounge, two steps lead up and through a doorway into the Inner Hall accessing the bedrooms and bathroom wing.
A built-in cupboard provides useful storage, with doors off to:
MASTER BEDROOM 15ft 7' x 13ft 7' narrowing to 10ft 10' (4.75m x 4.14m > 3.3m)
Entering this generous sized bedroom, one's eyes will be drawn to the projecting Porch within the far wall, opening to a further area, approximately 7ft x 2ft, with a private set of French doors with further windows either side, opening out to the garden - a nice feature.
The bedroom itself has feature wood flooring and a run of wardrobes along the left wall, comprising three double robes and a single robe.
EN-SUITE 6ft 1' narrowing to 4ft 7' x 5ft 7' (1.85m > 1.4m x 1.7m)
Nicely appointed and fitted with a floor standing Vanity unit with large top mounted sink, close coupled WC and a fully tiled Shower Cubicle with a Mira ‘Play' electric shower.
Plenty of light sweeps in through the skylight window, with further specification including tiled effect flooring and a shaver/electric toothbrush socket.
BEDROOM TWO 15ft x 6ft 4' (4.57m x 1.93m)
Double bedroom with feature white wood flooring and white gloss fitted wardrobes, 1 x double 2 x single.
Twin front facing windows enjoy the pleasant outlook over the terrace and garden beyond.
BATHROOM 6ft 9' x 6ft 1' (2.06m x 1.85m)
This full-size bathroom has a white suite comprising basin with full pedestal, close coupled WC and Triton T802 electric shower over the bath.
The skylight provides plenty of light, with there also a chrome shaver/electric toothbrush socket, tiled effect flooring and a built-in store cupboard for towels etc.
ATTACHED WORKSHOP 16ft 3' max x 12ft (4.95m x 3.66m)
Attached to the main bungalow is a surprisingly large workshop with its own separate WC.
While away the hours pottering in this useful area which has large doors to 2 sides and lots of shelving.
With a close coupled WC and fitted worktop with a contemporary, rectangular top mounted basin with a Triton instant hot water tap over the top.
EXTERIOR - APPROACH AND ENTRANCE
Ramsden Park Road is a very traditional village Lane, steeped in history and disappearing into the Farm at the end of the road.
Driving along you will find the entrance to the property on the right hand side, between the houses. Right from its Boundary with the main road, the approach has been immaculately maintained, the private drive laid to shingle with pretty planted borders to the left hand side incorporating nighttime pillar lighting.
A set of Electric remote-controlled, timber double gates swing open, to reveal a further stretch of shingled drive providing parking for a large number of cars. Adjacent to the gates is a pedestrian gate with a coded lock.
Gliding up the enclosed drive you are then greeted with a large carport, providing covered parking for three cars with ease. The CAR PORT measures 28ft 10' x 15ft 9' (8.79m x 4.8m.
To the right of the carport is a screened area for storage of the bins.
A gate within the picket fence opens to a little courtyard area, with the property to the left and a seven-bar gate to the right, providing drive-through access to the balance of the grounds, as and when desired.
The 6ft close boarded fence screens the balance of the grounds the other side.
You'll want to have friends and family round all the time with the large 34ft x 30ft Terrace providing a huge area for alfresco dining and entertaining during the warm summer months.
This patio gazes out over the huge lawn, which is dotted with trees and incorporates a further detached patio and a bark strip pathway along the entire flank of the lawn, leading up to the sheds at the very top of the garden.
ABOUT THE AREA - RAMSDEN BELLHOUSE
Ramsden Bellhouse is very pleasant semi-rural village, located between Billericay and Wickford, within the district of Basildon (for planning etc) and about 8 miles from Chelmsford City.
The River Crouch flows through the village, crossing Church Road underground.
There are two churches (Anglican and Baptist), 'Hemmings' - a well-stocked Convenience Store with an in-house Post Office providing the daily essentials, and a very busy Village Hall.
Just outside the village there is The Fox & Hounds pub/restaurant, which has been recently taken over and has quickly established itself as the renewed focal point of the village and currently has a 4.5/5 TripAdvisor rating.
The village has a thriving community which is administered by the Village Hall Management Committee. The village hall contains two halls and kitchen facilities and also houses the Preschool which has a good OFSTED report.
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.
A bit of history: At the beginning of the 20th century, Homesteads Ltd of the Strand in London bought the estate of 'Ramsden Hall' along with part of the 'Ramsden Park' estate, and the village of Ramsden Bellhouse as we know it now, was born.
It was originally built as a 'bungalow estate' with only a few detached houses dotted here and there. There were several different optional designs - I have a few prints of the original flyers which make interesting reading - with prices from £275!!
Many of the houses you see now in the village started life as these bungalows and have been greatly extended out of all recognition, although a few retain the angled front room, which helps identify them.
Most of the plots were an acre, but some buyers bought two or more to create Smallholdings, hence why there are a real mixture of plot sizes throughout the village.