Goldcrest Drive, Billericay
Price £550,000 - Under Offer
This neat modern 4 bedroom detached house is within walking distance of the Railway Station using the Daines Road/Crown Road short cut. 0.9 mile (19 minute walk).
The property is situated on the popular Mill Grange development which was built in the 1990`s and is nicely positioned next to Mill Meadows Nature Reserve. Local shops nearby include a Tesco Express and the local Infants and Junior Schools both have `Good` OFSTED Reports.
The House itelf has a Lounge, separate Dining Room, Conservatory, Refitted Kitchen, separate Utility Room, ground floor WC, and an Ensuite Shower Room off the Main Bedroom, in addition to the main bathroom.
A sturdy easy-to-fold-down wooden loft ladder in the forth bedroom provides easy and quick access to a Loft Room - perfect for those working from home.
Features of this particular home include an integrated Bang & Olufsen sound system, a blend of real wood, Amtico flooring to some of the ground floor rooms and the refitted Bathroom boasts a spa bath and a remote controlled Aquilisa Quartz Digital Shower.
Externally there is a Double Width Drive and the Rear Garden has a decked seating area with an electric canopy, perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Accommodation As Follows..
Approached by a recessed external porch, this hallway with Oak flooring gives a quality stylish entrance to the house. The stairs with balustrades and carpet runner with stair rods leads up to the first floor. The hall also has an under stairs storage cupboard, a Hive Thermostat and then contemporary styled oak veneer internal doors.
Lounge 3.89m x 3.51m (12ft7 x 11ft5)
This front facing room is almost square in design and with an open arch into the dining room has the feel of being open plan. The Amtico flooring fitted within the lounge is of a light wood style and continues to flow into the Dining Room
Dining Room 2.97m x 2.9m (9ft7 x 9ft5)
This room adjoins the kitchen and therefore offers the potential to be opened as one large full width kitchen/family room. Currently the dining room which has the central control point for the integrated Bang & Olufsen speaker system again has wood style Amtico flooring and enjoys a lovely feeling of space and plenty of natural light thanks to the adjoining conservatory.
Conservatory 3.76m x 2.93m (12ft3 x 9ft6)
What a lovely well finished addition this is, providing another element to perfectly complement the existing living space. Built with brick and PVCu, this sizeable conservatory with Amtico flooring, fitted blinds and radiator heating has a vaulted ceiling and double doors opening onto the rear decked patio.
Kitchen 3.57m x 2.89m (11ft7 x 9ft4)
Overlooking the garden this wood style kitchen with inset downlighters, has a good range of units and incorporates a 5-ring gas hob, double electric oven, integrated fridge and freezer and of course a dishwasher. Again, the flooring is Amtico but in a natural coloured stone tiled style, there si a small breakfast bar area, a feature column rad and a Bang & Olufsen sound bar speaker with built in radio.
Utility Room, 1.75m x 1.64m (5ft7 x 5ft3)
The ideal room for any home and certainly an essential when children live in the house. This utility has a matching Amtico floor and units to the kitchen with worktops, stainless steel sink and spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a door leading out to garden and door to another must have room, the ground floor loo.
A simple room but it all works and with a side window, a low level wc and wash basin there isn`t anything else you`ll need. It`s also ideally placed for any barbecue parties that may occur!
Following the extension this area is one that has benefitted from having a bit more space, doors lead to each bedoom and the bathroom.
Bedroom One 3.45m x 3.33m (11ft3 x 10ft9)
This front facing room with a real wood floor and inset downlighters has a tailor made wardrobe fitted to one wall with stylish sliding doors and fitted hanging and shelving space to maximise storage.
En-Suite Shower Room
Having been refitted this en-suite shower room with tiled floor and inset downlighters now has a large walk in shower cubicle, a low level wc and wash basin. There is wall mounted mirror with built in lighting and controls for the integrated ceiling speaker.
Bedroom Two 3.44m x 2.91m (11ft2 x 9ft5)
Another double bedroom with a rear window and white wood style laminate flooring.
Bedroom Three 2.88m x 2.84m (9ft4 x 9ft3)
The extension provided this house with a fourth bedroom and this one is part of the addition, a nice sized double bedroom with laminate flooring and access via a fold down ladder to a separate loft space measuring 3.6m x 3.48m. Within this loft area there is a skylight window and the current owners have stylishly decorated the area and utilized it as a study and media space for their son.
Bedroom Four 2.79m x 2.31m > 1.78m (9ft1 x 7ft5 > 5ft8)
This rear facing bedroom has the essential space required for a single room.
Just like the en-suite this fully tiled bathroom has an integrated speaker with wall controls and has been refitted in a modern white suite and consists of a low level wc, pedestal wash basin and a panel enclosed spa bath with a separate remote controlled Aquilisa Quartz Digital Shower that enables you to turn the shower on prior to getting in and therefore avoiding that initial cold/luke warm blast of water. There is stylish chrome tap furniture and a heated wall mounted chrome towel shelf.
To the front of the property there is a double width brick paved drive and a lawn garden area.
This garden measures approx. 45` x 33` and has a decked patio with inset feature lighting adjoining the L of the house and conservatory, extending over this area there is an electric wall mounted sun canopy with a light panel to create a fantastic space for entertaining. The remainder of the garden is mainly lawn and to the side of the house is a space suitable for a storage shed. A personal door to the side also leads to the garage.
This measures approx. 5.59m x 2.9m (18`3 x 9`5) and has an up and over and power and light connected.
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.
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