- 4 Bedroom Detached House backing onto fields where horses often graze
- Just over 3 miles (8 minute drive) to Billericay Railway Station (London in just 35 minutes)
- Feature "Hub-of-the-Home" open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with Bi-fold Doors
- Ground floor Cloakroom/WC
- 4 Double Bedrooms and huge Bathroom off spacious Landing
- Sought after non-estate country lane in the popular village of Ramsden Heath
- Hugely impressive both inside and out with sunny, West facing 80ft Landscaped Garden
- Bright dual aspect Lounge
- Separate Utility Room
- Master Bedroom has private Ensuite & French Doors opening to Juliette Balcony enjoying Country views
Backing directly on to open fields where horses graze on a regular basis, this extended and much improved 4 Double Bedroom Detached House, is situated ion one of the Villages` most sought after roads, a pretty country lane disappearing onto a Bridleway at the end.
As well as a pleasant, non-estate village setting close to open fields, this visually attractive family home boasts nearly 1450sq ft. of living accommodation, combining character appeal with a very modern fit out, which includes a huge rear `Hub-of-the-Home` open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family room with a wide Bi-folding Door system opening on to the Patio, really bringing the outdoors indoors, during the summer months.
The beautifully landscaped 80ft Garden is West facing and has a range of Outbuildings, which we think offer great potential for a number of uses
Park Lane is a peaceful street in the sought-after Village of Ramsden Heath, where horses pass by regularly courtesy of the Riding School further up the lane.
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, Coffee shop, beauticians, Hairdressers, modern 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.
The property itself briefly comprises Entrance Hall with gorgeous wood flooring extending into the rather snazzy ground floor WC Room, dual aspect Lounge, Kitchen/Dining/Family Room and Utility Room. Upstairs sees the 4 Double Bedrooms and huge Main Bathroom arranged around the spacious Landing.
Of particular note, the Master Bedroom boasts its own private Ensuite Shower Room and French Doors opening to reveal a Juliet Balcony, with glorious views over the garden and countryside beyond.
There is also upvc double glazing (apart from the Bi-fold Door system which is aluminium) and Gas Central Heating via radiators.
Combining style with security, the contemporary style front door opens to a good size hall with gorgeous wood flooring, extending through to the WC Room, Lounge, Kitchen/Family Room and Utility Room.
The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish - as found throughout the property- and inset downlighting.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Making a great impression in a small space, the opulent decor gives a real touch of luxury to the white `cloakroom` suite, with its rectangular basin with chrome waste and tap, close coupled WC and smart splashback tiling.
LOUNGE 14ft x 12ft 8" (4.3m x 3.9m)
Stylish and contemporary `Oak` internal doors give an added flourish to the high specification found throughout and include the pair of glazed Double Doors that sweep open from the hall to this nice size lounge, well lit by two windows, one to the side and one to the front.
The grey walls compliment the warmth of the wood flooring, giving added character to this sizeable separate living room.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN-DINING-FAMILY ROOM 21ft 2" narrowing to 15ft 8" x 20ft (6.5m > 4.77m x 6.1m)
The style hub of the home. Light, airy and seriously good looking, with the wood flooring giving a fresh and homely feel.
Nearly 4 metres wide, the Bi-fold Door system seamlessly connects the living space with the patio and offers maximum use of space and light. The area is lit even more by two side facing windows, bathing the room with light.
There is more than enough room for the current owners big L-shaped Sofa and Dining Table set, with the White Gloss kitchen units topped with wooden worktops including NEFF appliances (Induction Hob, Multi-function Double Oven, Chimney Extractor Hood & Dishwasher), a Crosswater© Composite Sink with its sleek mixer tap, pull out corner carousel storage system incorporating two independent swivel trays and space for an American style Food centre Fridge/Freezer.
UTILITY ROOM 7ft x 5ft 1" (2.1m x 1.5m)
This useful little room is perfect for keeping the noisy laundry appliances separate from the open-plan kitchen/family room.
There`s a side window for natural light and up on the wall is the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 837 Combi Boiler serving the Gas Central Heating and hot water.
1st FLOOR LANDING
A surprisingly large space with the side window and additional Skylight window flooding the area with light.
A hatch in the ceiling accesses the Loft which has a light and a sea of insulation.
MASTER BEDROOM 13ft 6" min x 12ft 10" (4.1m x 3.9m
Sugar white walls and a deep pile grey carpet give a smart fresh look, with the window and accompanying set of French Doors opening to gaze out across the landscaped Garden and countryside beyond - a lovely outlook to wake up to.
ENSUITE 8ft x 5ft 9" (2.4m x 1.7m)
The white walls, white high gloss wall hung Vanity unit, white ceramic close coupled WC and crystal-clear glass shower screen gives a bright modern look and compliments the wood flooring and beautiful textured grey tiling.
The walk-in Shower is notably large and features a stylish overhead, rainfall type shower head and a handset too, for extra flexibility.
The rear window gives natural daylight and there is a chrome towel radiator too.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft 6" x 10ft 2" (3.5m x 3.1m)
This front Double Bedroom also has crisp white walls and plush grey carpet.
BEDROOM THREE 11ft 2" x 10ft (3.4m x 3m)
Continuing the white and grey decor, this Double bedroom has both a standard window and a Skylight too, streaming in sunlight.
BEDROOM FOUR 10ft 3" x 10ft (3.1m x 3m)
Yet another double bedroom, this one at the front.
BATHROOM 8ft 9" x 8ft (2.7m x 2.4m)
Beautifully appointed, this luxury Bathroom features a Shower Bath with an extra wide showering area and like the Ensuite, a stylish overhead, rainfall type shower head and a handset too.
A close coupled WC and white gloss wall hung Vanity Unit together with well-chosen tiling (particularly to the walls - beautiful) makes for a very on-trend look.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Grey painted post and rail fencing and a grey block paved drive compliments the contemporary look of the main house and has greatly enhanced the kerbside appeal, with the drive taking several vehicles with ease too.
There is access on both sides to the rear, the right-hand side with Double Gates opening to a further drive alongside the house leading up to the garage (now part converted - divided into two units).
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN
An outside room itself in the summer months, inviting alfresco dining and evening BBQ`s on the large Patio.
Wooden sleepers retain the borders and beds, with plants interspersed amongst the bark chippings.
The lawn is a high-quality artificial grass and the eagle-eyed among you may have spotted the sunken trampoline - giving un-interrupted views of the garden and safer and easier to step on to.
Along the right fence is a row of useful outbuildings:
GARAGE STORE 9ft 5" x 8ft 2" (2.87m x 2.48m)
The front part of the garage and with double doors giving easy access.
STUDIO 9ft 2" x 7ft 10" (2.8m x 2.38m)
With white painted plaster boarded walls, a window and lockable door.
STORE 8ft 3" x 5ft 3" (2.5m x 1.6m)
A useful storage unit attached to the back of the garage.
SUMMERHOUSE 10ft 7" x 7ft 8" (3.22m x 2.33m)
With a 5ft wide set of double doors and an adjacent window.
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.
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.