Abbey Road, Billericay
Price £580,000 - New Instruction
Following extensive enlargement and remodelling this stylishly presented four-bedroom chalet home, which is situated in a peaceful cul de sac close to the town and within the well-regarded Quilters School area, enjoys a lovely blend of contemporary open plan living with cosy reception spaces.
Its the well planned open plan living area that this property boasts that sets this home apart from most others that will see on the market.
Neatly arranged and occupying the entire rear section of the house there is a cosy lounge area, a dining area with bi-folds and stylish kitchen with cream coloured units and granite worktops. The kitchen has been thoughtfully laid out to provide a designated utility section as well a working kitchen area with breakfast bar that then effortlessly flows into the day room with another set of bi-folding doors opening onto the terrace.
Occupying a particularly generous plot measuring approx. 80` and with a southerly aspect, the living spaces enjoy two sets of bi-folding doors that open onto the flagstone terrace. As mentioned there are four bedrooms within this home as well as a large first floor en-suite shower room and a four-piece ground floor bathroom which between them incorporate a modern roll top bath and shower cubicles with a rainhead showers.
Attention to detail continues to the exterior, the driveway has been block paved in a matching shade to that of the external cladding. The large flagstone paving used in the terrace and the retaining wall again matches the external finishes while discreet soffit downlighters wash the walls with light to give a gentle ambiance to this fantastic outside entertaining space.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..
A wood painted entrance door with side glazed panel opens to the cream tiled hallway, a practical space which gives access to the carpeted stairs and doors leading into two of the bedrooms, the four-piece ground floor bathroom and the main living areas.
LIVING ROOM 5.06m x 3.33m (16ft7 x 10ft11)
The tiled floor flows throughout the rear open plan living areas, which have been arranged to maintain their own individuality and privacy. This lounge area with a cast iron feature fire surround and three wall lights gives a cosy space to retreat to during the evenings. From here there is open plan access to kitchen/day room and dining area.
DINING ROOM 3.33m x 2.12m (10ft11 x 6ft11)
With bi-folding doors leading out to the paved terrace, this designated dining space enjoys views of the garden and has a matching tiled floor.
Being "L" shaped in design, this kitchen area with again a matching tiled floor, skylight window and 4m wide bi-folding doors, has been arranged to naturally provide each key element often sort within a kitchen. Firstly, the fitted base and wall cream units with soft closures and dark granite tops with brick bond tiled splashbacks incorporate a utility area. Within this section of the kitchen is an integrated tumble dryer, washing machine and space for an American style fridge freezer. The Vaillant combi boiler can be found in the far-right cupboard by the window.
The main working area of this kitchen with surrounding work tops has large pan draws and space for a range cooker with cooker hood, has a butler style sink, an integrated dishwasher and a wine cooler for when the work is done.
Attached to this end of the kitchen and raised above the main worktops is an overhanging white granite breakfast bar large enough to cater for 5/6 stools. Adjoining here is another sitting/play area which has space for a corner sofa and could alternatively be used to accommodate a 10/12 seater table.
Enjoying a well-chosen four-piece modern white suite this bathroom with a dark tiled floor has both space and style. There is a semi ped wall mounted wash basin, a close coupled wc, a shower cubicle with rain head shower and then giving a touch of understated luxury is a classic freestanding roll-top bath with wall mounted mixer taps for clean lines.
BEDROOOM THREE 3.32m x 3.07m (10ft10 x 10ft)
This double bedroom with a front facing window has fitted wardrobes and an under stairs storage space.
BEDROOM FOUR 2.76m x 2.49m (9ft x 8ft2)
For a fourth bedroom this is a generous size, currently fitted out to provide a home salon this can, subject to price, remain in situ or be removed.
The carpeted stairs with a display plinth, feature lighting and glass panel staircase gives a lovely light and airing modern feel to the first floor. Currently open plan, there is ample space to incorporate a separate landing area to give individual doors to each bedroom.
BEDROOM ONE 4.36m x 4.16m (14ft3 x 13ft7)
With the glass panel staircase and inset downlighters this bedroom with two rear windows, fitted wardrobes and a frosted glass to the en-suite, enjoys a modern style.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.26m x 1.64m (7ft4 x 5ft4)
This fully tiled en-suite with inset downlighters and brick bond wall tiling has a white suite that comprises a corner low profile shower tray with a rainhead shower and hand shower attachment, a low level wc and an antique style vanity unit with a glass circular basin.
BEDROOM TWO 3.91m x 2.33m (12ft9 x 7ft7)
The two sky light windows give both a lovely feel and ample light into this bedroom.
The driveway has been brick paved to provide ample parking for up to 5 cars too both the front and side of the property, the driveway also incorporates a shared access that leads to the neighbours property and their own enclosed separate parking area,
There are very few other centrally positioned properties that will provide the garden space this property enjoys. Immediately to rear of the property is a large paved terrace with flagstone slabs measuring approx. 10m x 4m, the two sets of bi-fold doors opens onto this area making it a fantastic space for entertaining. The main lawn enjoys mature surroundings and is a wedge shape with an approx. depth and maximum width of 20m x 20m (80` x 80`), there is a children`s play area with bark ground covering to one side and a summerhouse to the rear corner boundary.
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.
Billericay is a popular, historic market town just 30 miles from London.
The market at the top of Crown Road disappeared years ago and Billericay nowadays is more well-known as an excellent commuter town, with excellent rail links to the City (35 minutes by train), very good schools and a charming High Street, part of which is a conservation area.
It also has great access to the key main roads of the M25, A12 and A127.
The town lies on the edge of rural Essex, which makes it a very desirable place to live. This coupled with the City access goes some way to explain the high levels of Londoners we see looking to move here every year.
Since I moved here in 1973 and started as an estate agent in the mid 1990`s, I have seen the town grow to where it is now, with some 14,000-15,000 homes and a population of over 40,000.
The Billericay you see today is economically and physically a thriving and attractive place to live and work. There are many open green spaces including the 40 acre Lake Meadows Park, a must in summer, and they throw a pretty impressive Fireworks Night too.
Norsey Woods is a great place for a walk or to exercise your dogs...or the kids! It dates back to the Bronze Age and covers about 165 acres with a visitor centre for the educational visits it has too.
I remember camping there as a cub scout back in the day and both Nick and myself have enjoyed many a afternoon there over the years with our families.
The High Street must be one of the prettiest in the county and dates back to Roman times. The shape we see now certainly hasn`t changed much for over 500 years, our office itself is part of one of the 25 old coaching inns the town has seen over the years!
With well over 100 shops including some well known names and some boutique locally owned ones, the High Street also has some great pubs, bars and restaurants. The Chequers is probably the most popular, most people we know rate it as the best pub in town, with newer bars like Harrys Bar, Bar Zero and the Blue Boar, also very sought after, growing venues on friday and saturday nights.
There are too many great restaurants to name, suffice to say you don`t need to travel out of Billericay to have a fantastic night out and there`s a taxi rank by the station to get you home if you want to leave the car on the drive.
Waitrose is our local main supermarket with there also a very good Co-op over on Queens Park. Smaller supermarkets over in South Green, Sunnymede and along Stock Road also provide a super local service in their areas.
Billericay Christmas Market is a very popular annual event which sees the High Street completely shut to traffic for the day and then filled with stalls selling anything and everything Christmasy!
All the local schools, both Primary and Secondary have good OFSTED reports and there is a good choice of both State and Private. Please feel free to contact our office for more details although the OFSTED website is the ideal first port of call of course.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Billericay has an facinating history, much of which can be researched in our local museum, the Cater Museum on the High Street.
Billericay was first recorded as Byllerica in 1291 with notable events including a Peasants Revolt ending up in Norsey Woods in 1381 and some of Billericay residents, including Christopher Martin, the ship`s victualler, sailing with the Pilgrim Fathers to the `New World` of America on the Mayflower in 1620 - hence the many representartions of the Mayflower ship in numerous local businesses and the Mayflower High School.
In 1916 Billericay became famous as a result of a Zeppelin airship crashing in flames on the outskirts of the town, down what is now Greens Farm Lane.
A union workhouse was built in 1840 which later, together with additional later built buildings, became St. Andrew`s Hospital in the 1930s. The regional plastic surgery and rehabilitation unit was opened here the same year I moved to Billericay, 1973. Many a local will still refer the estate there now to me, as `one of the houses on the old Burns Unit`, although it is in fact Stockfield Manor now.
Only the original workhouse building, including the chapel, and the main gatehouse, now survive, converted now into Grey Lady Place, a residential development of luxury apartments.
The railway came in 1889 and opened up opportunities for landowners to sell plots to Londoners looking to move out of `The Smoke` into a cleaner rural environment. Both myself and Nick have sold many an old `plot land` home over the years for redevelopment. A few still remain on the edge of Norsey Woods down Break Egg Hill.
With the housing shortage created by the war time bombing of London, pressure to build was great and the new town of Basildon was given the green light. The `Green Belt` stopped expansion and the blurring of Basildon and Billericay, hence why lot of the Billericay housing estates were built on abandoned farmland around the town centre and Great Burstead/South Green, where permission was more easily granted.
- Quiet Cul De Sac Close To Town
- Extended Four Bedroom Accommodation
- Stylishly Presented
- Vaillant Combi Boiler
- Large Garden and Block Paved Driveway
- Quilters and Billericay Schooling Area
- Open Plan Living Spaces
- En-Suite Shower and Family Bathroom
- Double Glazed Windows
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