Beaufort Road, Billericay
Price £975,000 - Available
Ideal for the City Commuter, this attractive 4 Bedroom Detached House is centrally situated in one of the most sought after neighbourhood`s in the town, moments from the Station and High Street in this premier road, just off Western Road and falling within the catchment area of the highly regarded schools; Quilters Infants and Juniors (0.6 mile), and Billericay Secondary (0.8 mile).
In addition to its location in prime commuter territory, the property itself also features an In/Out Drive, extra wide integral Garage, South-West facing Garden, long Hall, 23ft Lounge, 12ft Dining Room, Study, 20ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, ground floor WC Room, luxury Master Bedroom Suite with Ensuite Bathroom and a small Foyer giving space for a Dressing Area and a large Family Bathroom.
The windows are double glazed, and the Vaillant Boiler has been partnered with a MegaFlo cylinder delivering high pressure hot water (allows you to run several baths or showers at the same time)
Further features include beautiful Travertine flooring in the hall, kitchen & Utility Room, stylish `Oak` internal Doors, `Rhino` premium fitted bedroom furniture, large double showers and underfloor heating in both the bathrooms and a surprising amount of eves storage space.
The property is just 0.6 mile from the Mainline Station (London Liverpool Street in only 35 minutes) and an easy 7-minute stroll to Waitrose in the High Street, a packed historic high street with many well-known high street names mixed with smaller privately-owned boutiques and intermingled with numerous restaurants, bars and pubs.
HALL 22ft x 6ft 2" (6.7m x 1.9m)
The wide (over 3ft) front door with its accompanying full height sidelight windows, swings opens to reveal a full length, front to back Hall with the stairs at the end rising to the first floor. We like the striped stair carpet and stylish chrome stair rods which enhance the staircase, well-lit by a rear window on the half landing.
The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as found throughout the property, with coving as an elegant finish in many of the rooms too, and an understairs cupboard along with a surprisingly deep built-in full height cupboard provide super storage
Gorgeous Travertine floor tiles bring durability and practicality, and extend through to the ground floor WC, Kitchen & Utility Room.
GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM/WC
Fitted with a back-to-wall WC and Vanity unit with a top mounted contemporary rectangular Basin.
A front window gives natural light and a neat little horizontal `Acova` designer radiator provides the heat.
LOUNGE 23ft 9" x 12ft 9" (7.2m x 3.9m)
A lovely size with glazed double doors from the Hall providing a grand entrance and plenty of light flooding in through three windows and the set of glass double doors with accompanying full height side windows, which open out to the garden.
7.2 Surround sound Home Theatre Speakers installed in the ceiling link up with the wiring behind the wall mounted TV and two radiators keep this room very cozy in winter.
DINING ROOM 11ft 10" x 10ft 7" (3.6m x 3.2m)
Presently used as an Office as the current owners often work from home and fitted out with an attractive range of Home Office furniture by `Rhino`, incorporating twin desks, cupboards and shelving.
The fashionable `Cheltenham Stripe` carpet adds character and warmth, blending well with the furniture and this room enjoys much light from the two windows, especially the big front window.
STUDY 8ft 9" x 7ft 8" (2.7m x 2.3m)
This versatile room has a `Rhino` walnut effect desk top under the front window, bridges two grey gloss cupboards and matches in with the large wall mounted shelving unit.
Cream gloss Kitchen units topped with Granite worktops blend well with the beautiful Travertine floor and create a bright modern look to this family friendly kitchen.
The dining area has plenty of room for a 6-8 seater table and is well lit by the double doors with accompanying side windows, which open out to the sunny, south-west facing garden
Well equipped, the Kitchen incorporates a built-in DeDietrich Induction Hob with stylish Chimney Extractor Hood above, built-in Double Oven & Microwave, Wine Cooler, integrated Dishwasher and space for a large American Style Fridge/Freezer.
UTILITY ROOM 9ft 6" x 5ft 2" (2.9m x 1.6m)
With the same matching cream gloss units and Travertine floor as the kitchen, the worktop incorporating a built-in sink and with twin spaces below for a Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer.
A glazed `back door` leads out to the garden.
`Return` staircase from Hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
MASTER BEDROOM 25ft max x 12ft 7" max (7.8m x 3.8m)
A lovely bedroom suite with an Entrance Foyer which could be adapted to a Walk-through Dressing Area with ease. A low door in the foyer opens to reveal a surprisingly large Loft area housing the Vaillant boiler and Megaflo system, together providing mains pressure hot water and the central heating.
The main bedroom, well-lit by a large front facing window, has a very attractive range of Light Grey Gloss and Walnut effect fitted furniture by `Rhino`.
ENSUITE BATHROOM 10ft 2" x 5ft 8" (3.1m x 1.7m)
Having both a Bath and separate Shower, and with plenty of natural light flooding in through a skylight window.
The bath has a mixer tap/shower attachment and a handy adjacent granite shelf, the double Shower Cubicle has an Aqualisa Shower and the white suite also includes a close coupled WC and contemporary square wall mounted basin.
Honed Travertine tiles, a chrome towel radiator and a back-lit mirrored cabinet complete the look.
BEDROOM TWO 14ft 2" x 10ft 5" (4.3m x 3.2m)
This large front bedroom boasts 2 large built-in cupboards, a further door opening to a large eves storage area and a hatch in the ceiling accessing the Loft (with drop down ladder, light and partly boarded).
BEDROOM THREE 10ft 8" x 10ft 1" (3.3m x 3.1m)
Lovely gloss Grey and `Walnut` effect Rhino fitted bedroom furniture runs down the left wall of this front double bedroom.
BEDROOM FOUR 10ft 8" x 9ft 1" (3.3m x 2.8m)
Another double bedroom to the front with stylish matching bedside cabinets.
THE BATHROOM 9ft 8" x 6ft 2" 2.9m x 1.9m)
Like the Ensuite, this large bathroom has both a Bath, and a separate double shower cubicle too.
The attractive Honed Travertine tiling compliments the black and white of the Granite shelf and bath panel and white suite, which comprises a sleek wall hung Vanity unit, close coupled WC, Bath with mixer taps and a large double shower with an Aqualisa shower.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The block paved In/Out Drive gives parking for 4 big cars with ease, the front low brick boundary wall adding kerbside appeal.
GARAGE 18ft x 12ft 6" (5.5m x 3.8m)
This extra wide integral Garage could of course offer conversion potential, with it presently a super-size garage with an electric up and over door and an internal door giving rain free access from the garage into the home.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN 55ft x 31ft
With access on both sides the garden offers the ease of low maintenance having a wide patio for outside entertaining and dining, neat lawn and borders and a shed which will remain.
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.
- Attractive 4-Bedroom Detached House in prime location 0.6 mile from the Station
- Quilters Infants/Junior and Billericay Secondary School catchment area.
- Sunny South-West Facing Garden
- 3 Reception Rooms: 23ft Lounge, Dining Room & Study
- Separate Utility Room
- 7 minute walk to Waitrose and the High Street
- Large In/Out Drive and extra wide Garage
- Long Hall with ground floor Cloakroom/WC
- 20ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Cream gloss Units topped with Granite
- Luxury Master Bedroom with private Foyer (potential Dressing Area) & Ensuite Bathroom