Laindon Road, Billericay
Price £775,000 - Available
Being within a short walk of the High Street and both the well-regarded Quilters and Billericay Schools, this sizeable four-bedroom recently modernised and extended home with two en-suites and a fabulous full width kitchen family day room with two lantern roofs, gives open plan living presented in a tasteful contemporary style.
Not only is there the massive appeal of the family/day room with under floor heating and an adjoining kitchen with granite tops and an additional lounge with a recessed fire, but there are also two other separate ground floor reception rooms giving the opportunity to be utilised as a media/playroom and guest bedroom.
The stylishly presented accommodation is evident throughout this much improved home and this continues on the first floor where the new wooden doors give a contemporary feel and access to the four bedrooms that are served by two en-suite shower rooms and a family bathroom, all of which have been re-fitted in modern white suite.
Outside the improvements and attention to detail continue, these are most evident in the brand new double glazing while the front has a recently completed resin driveway and the 66` rear garden has a composite grey deck stretching across the rear and an insulated summer house.
Accommodation As Follows..
Following the contemporary styled porch addition this hallway, with a 3m high vaulted entrance area gives a great first impression as well as a generous space for welcoming guests. The quick step wood effect flooring is both practical and stylish it continues through to the rear of the house while the carpeted stairs rises to the first floor and wood panelled doors lead into each reception room.
STUDY/BEDROOM FIVE 2.6m x 2.43m (8ft5 x 7ft9)
This front facing room has inset downlighters to the ceiling and although used as a study could also be a part time bedroom.
PLAYROOM 5.59m x 2.6m (18ft3 x 8ft5¬)
Following the conversion of one half of the double garage this playroom gives you a good-sized reception room to accommodate most family needs.
Inset downlighters are fitted to the ceiling, a heated towel rail gives warmth and there is a well-chosen white suite that consists of a close coupled wc and wash basin with a wooden vanity unit and a compliment tiled splashback.
UTILITY ROOM 2.54m x 2.49m (8ft3 x 8.16)
A side window and door give the opportunity to use this utility room as your secondary entrance for dirty boots and wet dogs! There are inset downlighters to the ceiling, a slate style laminate floor and fitted units with roll edge work tops, a stainless steel sink unit and spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer,
KITCHEN 4.86m x 2.97m (15ft9 x 9ft7)
The wood style quick step flooring flows from the hall and into this kitchen and being open plan to the family room your attention is easily drawn to what lies ahead of you, Within the kitchen area there are both wood effect and cream coloured base and wall units with soft closures and granite tops fitted to either side, To one side there is a bank of three fitted Neff ovens, these consist of a conventional fan assisted oven, a steam oven and a combination microwave and oven. In addition, there is a fitted coffee machine, an integrated dishwasher, wine cooler, fridge and freezer.
FAMILY ROOM 6.91m x 4.13m (22ft6 x 13ft5)
With a lantern roof in both the dining and sitting area together with a 2.6m x 1.75m picture window and folding doors there is an abundance of natural light flooding into this fantastic living space which also has a feature contemporary panel radiator, inset downlighters and underfloor heating to add that quality feel.
LOUNGE 5.62m x 4.08m (18ft4 x 13ft3)
Being open plan to the family room this generously sized carpeted lounge also has a recessed fire to ensure it maintains that cosy snug feel for evening retreats.
The stripped carpet continues from the stairs and onto the landing, there is an access hatch to the loft, an airing cupboard and wood panel doors to each of the bedrooms and family bathroom.
BEDROOM ONE 3.74m x 3.51m (12ft2 x 11ft5)
This good-sized rear facing bedroom has 3 fitted double wardrobes and matching twin draw stack to one wall, a wood panel door leads into the en-suite.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
With inset downlighters in the ceiling, a heated towel rail and walls tiled in a brick bond pattern, the refitted white suite completes this stylish en-suite that comprises a low level wc, a wash basin with a cupboard under and a 1.1m wide shower cubicle which has both a rain head shower and hand attachment.
BEDROOM TWO 4.17m x 2.7m (13ft6 x 8ft8)
Another rear facing bedroom which also has an en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
This en-suite has also been refitted in a white suite and consists of a corner shower cubicle, a low level wc and a vanity unit with a wash basin, in addition there is a heated towel rail, shaver point and side window.
BEDROOM THREE 4.67m (15ft3) into dormer x 2.77m (9ft)
Being irregular in shape this front bedroom with a walk-in dormer window and recessed low level sitting space is a lovely room for a child,
BEDROOM FOUR 3.31m max x 2.06m > 3.7m into dormer (10ft8 max x 6ft7 > 12ft1)
Again, this front facing room has a walk in dormer window and would be an ideal nursery.
Just like both the en-suites and the ground floor cloakroom this fully tiled bathroom with inset downlighters and heated towel rail has been refitted in a modern white suite that comprises a panel shower bath with fitted glass screen, mixer taps and separate shower unit over, a close coupled wc and a fitted vanity unit with wash basin and wall mounted cabinet with mirror.
The rear garden measures approx. 66` in depth, folding doors open onto the grey composite deck which is of a good size and provides ample space for table chairs and benches. The remainder of the garden is mainly lawn with shrub borders, to the rear of this is an insulated summer house that faces the house and has power and light connected, this outbuilding has previously been used as an office.
The front of this house is partly screen by established hedging and low level brick retaining wall, the stylish resin driveway gives parking for several vehicles and perfectly complements this home.
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.
- Close To High Street and Schools
- Various Improvements
- Two En-Suites
- Gas Radiator Heating
- Extended Accommodation
- Fabulous Kitchen Family Day Room
- Double Glazed Windows
- Approx.66 Rear Garden