- EMBRACE THE COUNTRY LIFE AND DEVELOP YOUR OWN LITTLE SMALLHOLDING ON THIS 0.9 ACRE PLOT
- SITUATED IN A SEMI-RURAL SETTING YET ONLY A SHORT DRIVE TO THE NEIGHBOURING TOWN OF BILLERICAY
- TRAINS FROM BILLERICAY WHIZZ YOU TO LONDON LIVERPOOL STREET IN JUST 35 MINUTES
- LONG PRIVATE DRIVE WITH REMOTE CONTROLLED GATES AND 30ft CAR PORT PROVIDING A SEA OF PARKING
- LOUNGE, DINING ROOM, STUDY, KIT/BREK ROOM, 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, ENSUITE & BATHROOM
- THE PROPERTY ITSELF IS AN UTTERLY CHARMING 2 BEDROOM DETACHED BUNGALOW
- BILLERICAY HIGH STREET IS FULL OF SHOPS, BARS, RESTAURANTS AND A CENTRAL WAITROSE
- VILLAGE BOASTS A SUPER CONVENIENCE STORE AND A GREAT PUB/RESTAURANT (THE FOX & HOUNDS)
- WELL TENDERED GARDEN WITH HUGE TERRACE FOR GRAND SCALE ENTERTAINING
- ATTACHED WORKSHOP & SHEDS/STORES.
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.
Although set in a semi-rural environment, the neighbouring town of Billericay (with its quaint High Street full of well-known and private boutique shops, bars, restaurants and a centrepiece Waitrose Store) also boasts a mainline link to the City, whizzing you to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.
The village has an excellent local Convenience Store, and active community centred around the Village Hall and two churches, and the hugely popular local Fox and Hounds Pub/Restaurant (a short walk of 0.4 mile) has a 4.5/5 Trip Advisor Rating.
Gliding through Remote Controlled Electric Double Gates, up the long shingled Private Drive and past the 30ft wide Car Port, this tasteful home looks out over a huge striped lawn and a big Terrace, perfect for large scale entertaining.
Inside sees a nice big Lounge approx. 16ft x 14ft, separate Dining Room, Study, light and airy Kitchen/Breakfast Room with a feature 10ft high vaulted ceiling, two Double Bedrooms (the Master with an Ensuite Shower Room) and the main 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.
A Storm Porch shelters the UPVC Front Door, which opens into the kitchen, with there being further access via sets of French doors both in the Lounge and Master Bedroom.
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.
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.
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.