Positioned in a cul de sac of similar properties, close to open fields and Bridleways in the popular village of Ramsden Heath, this two-bedroom chalet bungalow with a westerly facing garden benefits recently redecorated accommodation with new carpets.
Having a central hall, the layout of this property is very traditional enjoying a lounge/diner and kitchen overlooking the garden and two double bedrooms served by a both a bathroom and shower room.
The village 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), a very popular family-owned butchers, fairly new Coffee shop, beauticians, Hairdressers, recently built air-conditioned village hall and even a Tennis Club.
For the active retired, the village has its own parish allotments, the site (a Registered Charity so only £12.50 per plot per year) of 220 plots is just a 5 minute stroll away on the Heath Road, with many plot holders being members for 20+ years and the many rural bridleways that surround the village along with the several local parks and open spaces superbly managed by the local committee, keep walkers and dog owners busy trekking for hours.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS
The newly carpeted hall has a wood balustrade staircase rising to the first floor and towards the centre of the property it widens to give access to..
LOUNGE AREA 4.1 m x 3.72 m (13ft5 x 12ft2)
Sliding patio doors give great natural light into this area while giving a pleasant view onto the garden. The fireplace with an inset gas fire hasn't been recently used but will remain and gives a cosy focal point to this room. Open access then leads into the dining area.
DINING AREA 3.78 m x 2.53 m (12ft5 x 8ft4)
This front facing room ensures light travels right through this living area. It's worth noting this dining room was once a bedroom.
BEDROOM ONE 3.39 m x 2.65 m (11ft1 x 8ft5)
Having built in wardrobes this front facing double bedroom adjoins the bathroom.
This good size tiled bathroom with a heated towel rail, measures 2.37 m x 1.63 m and has recently been upgraded with a modern three-piece white suite that consists of a close coupled WC, a vanity wash basin with mixer taps and a panel enclosed bath with mixer taps and a shower attachment.
KITCHEN 3.25 m x 2.8 m reducing to 2 m (10ft8 x 9ft2 > 6ft7)
Looking onto the garden, this kitchen is fitted out in a range of oak fronted units which have roll edge worksurfaces and tiled splashbacks. There is an inset stainless-steel sink unit, a built-in oven hob and cooker hood and space for a fridge/freezer.
LEAN TOO 4.51 m x 2.08 m (14ft10 x 6ft10)
Amongst other things this covered side area provides a utility space for washing machine and tumble dryer, in addition, there is also fitted shelving, a door leading into the garage and a door out to the garden.
SMALL LANDING AREA
Positioned at the top of the stairs is an access point into two separate loft spaces, there is also a door leading into...
BEDROOM TWO 4.12 m x 3 m (13ft6 x 9ft10)
With a wide rear facing dormer there is a constant head height to this room while to one end there is a shower room.
Recently fitted and stylishly tiled, this shower room with wood effect vinyl flooring has a shower cubicle with a rain head shower and separate hand shower attachment while to opposite side of the room is a square design vanity wash basin with mixer tap's and mirror behind together with a shaver point.
To the front of the property are established shrubs and a driveway providing parking for several vehicles and access to the garage.
GARAGE 4.69m x 2.35m (15ft5 x 7ft9)
An up and over door gives access and there is power and light connected.
Measuring approx. 13.5m deep this garden enjoys a preferred westerly aspect, much of this garden is lawn and it has a pond to one side and a vegetable garden to other.
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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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