Beaufort Road, Billericay
Price £415,000 - New Instruction
Semi-detached Bungalow needing modernisation but set in one of Billericay`s finest roads, just off the Western Road and only a short stroll from both the High Street and Station (0.4 & 0.6 mile respectively).
As well as offering a superb location in one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in Billericay, this property also offers no onward chain and sits on a fine size plot too. The grounds approx. 108ft x 36ft at the building line, increasing to 48ft wide at the bottom of the garden and with a long 3-Car Drive running from the road, down the side of the property, to a detached Garage.
A nice size rectangular Entrance Hall with a built-in cupboard accesses all the rooms, these comprising a 17ft Lounge with Fireplace, Kitchen with white gloss units, 2 Double Bedrooms and the Bathroom with its (presumably original) Royal Venton sanitaryware and Cast Iron Bath.
There is modern double glazing and Gas Central Heating via radiators.
Bursting with potential, this is a super project and we hold keys held for an immediate viewing too.
ENTRANCE HALL 11ft x 4ft 9` (3.35m x 1.44m)
The glazed front door and its side light window flows in plenty of light and a full height built-in cupboard houses the electrics, gas meter and extra room for storage.
LOUNGE 17ft x 10ft 5" (5.18m x 3.17m)
Light streams into this pleasant living room which has both a wide front window and a set of French Doors with full height windows either side.
The feature fireplace currently has a gas fire with a tiled surround and hearth, which we thought could easily be removed and replaced with something a little more modern.
We noted long, twin SKY cables (we hid them behind the curtains for the photos!) and a TV socket too.
KITCHEN 12ft 6" x 7ft 9" (3.78m x 2.28m)
Modern white gloss kitchen units brighten up this room even more, with there plenty of light already from in the double glazed door and adjacent window.
There is an old but fully functioning wall mounted Boiler and a full height built-in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, which we think could be replaced with a new modern combination boiler, freeing up the then redundant cupboard to be removed in favour of more space.
BEDROOM ONE 12ft x 12ft (3.65m x 3.65m),
A nice and square double bedroom, well lit by the wide front window.
BEDROOM TWO 10ft 5" x 9ft (3.17m x 2.74m)
This double bedroom enjoys a pleasant outlook over the secluded rear garden.
REAR BATHROOM 6ft 3" x 5ft 4" (1.9m x 1.62m)
Ffitted with its (presumably) original white suite comprising Royal Venton Sanitaryware and a cast iron bath.
A side facing obscure window provides plenty of natural light.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Retained by a brick wall with clipped hedging providing a natural and attractive screen from the road. The front lawn split by the path coming through the gate and up to the front door.
LONG DRIVE AND GARAGE
From the front running down the side, the `Own Drive` will take 3 large cars with ease.
GARAGE 15ft x 8ft 3" (4.57m x 2.51m)
With an up and over door, courtesy door from the garden, lighting and power sockets.
REAR GARDEN 79ft max x 48ft narrowing to 36ft (24m x 14.63m > 10.97m)
A paved patio extends down the side of the garage as a path and up to the shed behind the garage measuring approx 7ft x 5ft (2.13m x 1.52m)
Peering through the undergrowth at the bottom of the main lawn one notes the boundary is a good few feet away, thus the photo only shows part of the garden.
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.
- Semi-detached Bungalow, needing modernisation but bursting with potential
- 0.4 mile stroll to the High Street
- Large 108ft long plot with 3-Car Drive down the side to a detached Garage
- Double glazed and with Gas Central Heating
- Two Double Bedrooms and Bathroom with original Royal Venton sanitaryware and Cast Iron Bath
- Situated in one of Billericay finest roads, just off the Western Road
- 0.6 mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- 79ft Garden, 36ft wide at the building line, 48ft wide at the gardens" end
- Hall with built-in cupboard, Lounge with French Doors & Fireplace, Kitchen with white gloss units
- Keys held for an immediate viewing with no onward chain too