Being pleasantly positioned in the well-regarded village of Ramsden Heath, with an approx 100' wide rear garden backing open land, this extended detached home offers many of the various elements often sought in a family home of choice.
A versatile internal layout combined with the wide house design, ensure the primary areas of accommodation gravitate to the rear of the house to embrace the open views and generally sunny southerly aspect.
Following extensions, both the ground and first floor have benefited greatly. The first floor now provides four double bedrooms, with one having an en-suite bathroom and one with a dressing room. In addition, to the en-suite, the family bathroom was also stylishly refitted approx. 3 years ago and is presented to a show home standard.
The adaptable ground floor incorporates three reception rooms, to include a playroom, study and a living room while the kitchen and once separate dining room has been combined to create that must have hub for family and friends to congregate within.
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.
The local village school, Downham Church of England Primary School has a 'Good' OFSTED rating and the village pre-school has an 'outstanding' OFSTEAD. School buses take 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.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS…
The PVC entrance door has the convenience of an external canopy porch and just like the principal rooms in this house the hallway enjoys a Japanese oak floor which is both practical for a busy family and aesthetically pleasing. The hallway affords natural light from an arched front facing window, there is a carpeted stairs with storage cupboard under and doors from the hallway then lead into the cloakroom, lounge and also the kitchen diner.
Tucked away to side of the hall, this cloakroom with its low level wc and wash basin is all that you will need.
KITCHEN/DINER 6.18m x 4m (20ft3 x 13ft1)
To ensure this home had a family hub, the current owners decided to combine the kitchen with the dining area to create a large naturally bright room, this social space with lovely views of the garden and the farmland beyond, takes on another dimension when the sun is shining.
Fitted in a range of base and wall units to four walls with cashmere Beige granite worktops, up stands and splashback‘s. Within the units there are various storage options including a pull-out larder cupboard, glazed display cabinet and pan draws In addition there is a space housing a 110cm wide Range style cooker with an externally vented stainless steel cooker hood over, there is also an integrated Siemens fridge freezer, integrated Neff dishwasher and an integrated washing machine and tumble dryer.
The kitchen area with its handy side door has a tiled floor while the dining area with matching Japanese oak flooring opens directly into the conservatory.
CONSERVATORY 6m x 2.72m (19ft8 x 8ft11)
The rear facing conservatory with a vaulted ceiling and a radiator for all year round warmth, connects both the kitchen diner with the living room, in addition double doors from this conservatory in-turn open onto the garden.
LOUNGE 6.07m x 3.63m (19ft11 x 11ft11)
Enjoying a dual aspect this living room is another naturally bright space and also has Japanese oak flooring. Creating a focal point there is a Limestone fire surround with a slate hearth and an inset gas wood effect log burning stove. Doors positioned either side of the fireplace open into the play room and study.
PLAYROOM 3m x 2.83m (9ft10 x 9ft3)
With a side facing window and double doors to the garden this play room with wood style laminate flooring and inset downlighters, is another naturally bright space and like the study also has a built-in storage cupboard.
STUDY 3.04m x 2.91m (10ft x 9ft7)
This carpeted study with inset downlighters has a built-in storage cupboard and a front facing window.
LANDING 3.98m x 2m (13ft1 x 6ft7)
The extended first floor accommodation is served by a wide front facing landing which has two front facing windows, there is an airing cupboard, an access point to the loft and doors leading into each of the following bedrooms
BEDROOM ONE 3.87m x 3.61m (12ft8 x 11ft10)
This rear facing bedroom enjoys a sense of calm thanks to the views of open land, it has a useful square design and there is a door into en-suite.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 2.94m x 2.52 (9ft8 x 8ft3)
Fitted approximately three years ago this four peace en-suite bathroom with stylish brick bond tiling to walls and wood effect tiling to the floor, has combined storage and contrasting quartz tops.
In addition to the rear facing window there is a skylight window adding an extra level of styling to this "show home standard" bathroom that consists of a walk-in shower with rain head shower and hand attachment, a panel close bath with a mixer tap, a close coupled WC and an inset wash basin.
BEDROOM TWO 3m x 2.97m (9ft10 x 9ft9)
Following the extension this bedroom now has a walk-through dressing room with three double wardrobes and a front facing window, open access is then into the bedroom area there are inset downlighters, a front facing frosted window and a side window.
EN-SUITE DRESSING ROOM 3.61m x 2.08m into wardrobes > 1.46m (11ft10 x 6ft10 > 4ft9)
BEDROOM THREE 3.98m x 3.06m (13ft1 x 10ft)
This is another good size double room which is rear facing and presented in neutral colours,
BEDROOM FOUR 3.03m x 2.91m (9ft11 x 9ft7)
Again, this is a rear facing room and so it enjoys the open views and it also has a large built-in storage cupboard
FAMILY BATHROOM 2.81m x 2.07m (9ft3 x 6ft9)
Having been refitted at a similar time to the en-suite, this family bathroom with inset downlighters, also has a quality feel to compliment the stylish modern finish.
Again, there is tiling to walls and wood effect tile to the floor while the 4 piece white suite consists of a double shower cubicle with adjustable rain head, a panel enclosed double ended bath with central mixer taps, a close coupled wc and a wash basin with a fitted mirror behind incorporating courtesy lighting.
Being pleasantly positioned in the corner of this cul-de-sac, this house occupies a triangular shaped plot with a rear boundary measuring approx. 100' in width which backs onto Greenbelt land safeguarded for the preservation of newts.
With the garage being positioned to the right-hand side of the house the approaching brick paved drive which provides parking for 3/4 cars and adjoins a neat lawn area and path leading to the front door.
As mentioned, the property occupies a generous size plot which backs onto open land, there are a couple of paved patio areas and two side gates giving access to the front. The majority of the garden is mainly lawn and with an 100' wide it blends well to be a football pitch and cricket crease. In addition, there is an outside water tap, a rear gate for convenience access into the Greenbelt field and a side door leading into the garage.
At the moment this measures approx. 6.54m x 2.95 and has an up and over door, the rear section of this garage has been partitioned off to provide a storage shed area measuring 3.05m x 2.95m which could be reinstated to provide a DOUBLE LENGTH GARAGE if required
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.