Norsey Road, Billericay
Price £995,000 - Under Offer
This stylish 5-Bedroom Detached House offers an appealing blend of traditional kerbside appeal, spacious and well-planned accommodation spread over three floors, and a most desirable location on one of Billericay most prestigious roads, in prime commuter territory just 0.64 mile from the Mainline Station
This highly sought after neighbourhood boasts within it very good local schools - Buttsbury Infants & Junior Schools, Mayflower High School and St Johns Independent School, all high regarded schools, local shops and just 125 yards up the road on the opposite side, one of the pedestrian entrances to the 175 acres of ancient woodland of Norsey Woods.
Superbly presented both inside and out, this house will not fail to impress.
The 2024sq. ft of accommodation starts to the ground floor with a large welcoming Hall which leads off to a good size Lounge with a Fireplace, large separate Dining Room, Study, Utility Room, Cloakroom and the hub-of-the-House Kitchen/Breakfast Room, which features a pleasant and bright Sitting Area at the end, looking out over the garden.
The five bedrooms and four bathrooms are arranged over the two top floors, the top floor suite with its private Ensuite Shower Room making the perfect teenage or guest suite.
The windows are upvc double glazed and there is full Gas Central Heating via radiators.
Outside, the grounds are fully landscaped both front and rear, with large two car drive and detached double width Garage on the return frontage
An impressive entrance, the hall widens in front of the white painted staircase which winds its way up through the first and second floors. A large understairs cupboard provides great storage and the ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as found throughout the property (with coving to rooms bar the bathrooms and top floor).
With a front facing window, this ground floor WC Room has a modern back-to-wall WC and white gloss vanity unit with basin, along with Karndean flooring and a chrome towel radiator.
LOUNGE 20ft 1" x 11ft 7" ( 6m x 3.3m)
Double doors from the hall open to this elegant living room, with a feature Limestone fireplace incorporating a remote controlled electric fire and a set of double doors with accompanying full height windows opening out to the garden. Two further side windows make this a bright room.
DINING ROOM 16ft x 10ft 9" ( 4.8m x 3m )
A surprisingly large dining room that takes a large table with ease.
STUDY 7ft 8" x 6ft 2" (2.1m x 1.8m)
A great home office with a front facing window.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 18ft 8" x 10ft 5" ( 5.4m x 3m )
Homely and charming the Kitchen/Breakfast Room with its accompanying Sitting area at the end is the heart of this home and well-lit by 2 side windows and the full width glazing in the sitting area.
Rustic Oak units topped with Granite worktops have a timeless elegance and incorporate twin peninsulars giving separation to the informal Dining Area one end and the Sitting area the other.
For the keen cook, there is a host of branded appliances comprising: NEFF 5-ring Gas Hob with matching Chimney Style Extractor Hood above, NEFF Double Oven, integrated undercounter Freezer, Siemens integrated Dishwasher and an Integrated Bosch Tall Fridge.
Finishing specification includes a neat under mounted sink, clever pull out corner storage systems and Karndean flooring.
SITTING AREA 9ft 10" x 9ft 4" ( 2.7m x 2.7m )
A pleasant space to relax and unwind in and an eye-catching part of the home with its vaulted ceiling incorporating twin skylights flooding down even more light.
Double doors with accompanying windows swing open to the landscaped garden.
UTILITY ROOM 6ft 2" x 5ft 9" ( 1.8m x 1.5m )
A neat little laundry room with Oak effect units incorporating provision for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There`s a side facing external upvc door and the wall mounted Vaillant Ecotec Plus works in conjunction with the Pullin Evolution unvented cylinder to offer mains pressure hot water and central heating via radiators.
Staircase from hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
Ascending the stairs, you pass the feature arched window on the half- landing which throws lots of light on the staircase.
The airing cupboard houses the Pullin Hot Water cylinder, with the pipework also incorporating a rather swish Aquabion® Water Softener - here`s the science bit - where zinc ions are released into the system, in turn reacting with the calcium in the water, oxidising the zinc, turning it to aragonite, which stops the build-up of limescale. Clever.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
Comprising of the main bedroom with an Ensuite accessed via a walk-through Dressing Room:
MASTER BEDROOM 17ft 6" narrowing to 14ft 2" x 11ft 7" ( 5.1 narrowing to 4.2m x 3.3m )
A spacious rear bedroom with twin ceiling fans.
DRESSING ROOM 7ft 7" x 6ft 8" ( 2.1m x 1.8m)
A bright dressing room with a side window and white wood grain fitted furniture comprising 3 double robes and a chest of drawers.
ENSUITE 7ft 7" x 4ft 9" (2.1m x 1.2m)
A stylish Ensuite incorporating a large Shower area with a rainhead shower. There`s plenty of natural daylight from the side window and the ceiling has bright inset downlighting - as found in all the bathrooms. The sanitary ware is Noken (nk) by Porcelanosa, as in all the Ensuites.
BEDROOM TWO 16ft 1" narrowing to 10ft 7" x 10ft 9" (4.8m narrowing to 3m x 3m)
Twin 1.1m wide front windows bathe the room in light and this principle bedroom also boasts its own private Ensuite.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 7ft x 5ft 1" (2.1m x 1.5m)
Nice and bright in white, this Ensuite also enjoys a double shower cubicle, and like the master Ensuite, the cistern is concealed neatly in a tiled framework giving sleeker uncluttered lines.
BEDROOM THREE 12ft x 10ft 7" (3.6m x 3m)
A front facing double bedroom presently used as a first floor TV Room.
BEDROOM FOUR 10ft 7" x 10ft 6" (3m x 3m)
Another double bedroom. This one to the rear.
BATHROOM 10ft 7" x 6ft 6" (3m x 1.8m)
This well-appointed bathroom has both a Bath and a separate shower. The side window makes this also a bright well-lit bathroom.
Stairs from the landing rise to the:
2nd FLOOR LANDING
with door through to:
TOP FLOOR BEDROOM FIVE 12ft 3" x 10ft 9" narrowing to 9ft 9" (3.6m x 3m narrowing to 2.7m)
With two skylights, a low door opening to the eaves storage and its own private Ensuite Shower room.
ENSUITE 6ft x 4ft 9" (excluding the 3ft x 2ft 6" shower) (1.8m x 1.4m ) (excluding the 0.9m x 0.6m Shower)
Fitted with a white suite incorporating a large shower cubicle.
Beautifully landscaped to both the back and front, wandering the grounds is a delight, with Double gates at the front, opening to take overflow parking with the main Double Width Drive on the Return Frontage.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 16ft 5" x 16ft 1" (4.8m x 4.8m)
Built in 2009, the detached Double Width Garage has a pitched tiled roof and an electric roller door. In front, there is plenty of room for 2 large cars with remote controlled electric gates gliding shut for added security.
SOUTH-WEST FACING GARDEN 35ft x 30ft 7" (10.6m x 9.1m)
The Garden is designed with easy living in mind and really is an outside room itself in the summer months - a real haven of relaxation.
Professionally landscaped with an Indian Sandstone Paving and kerbing stoned, enclosed borders encompassing the central artificial grass lawn, combining the natural appearance and underfoot sensation of grass with easy low maintenance. A beautiful outside space.
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.
- Stylish and spacious 5-Bedroom Detached Executive Home on prestigious road.
- Short walk to excellent local schools & only 125 yds from an entrance to Norsey Woods.
- Large Hall with Cloakroom/WC
- 28ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room open plan to Sitting area at the end
- 4 bathrooms - 3 Ensuites and the main Bathroom
- 0.64 mile from Mainline Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Landscaped grounds, professionally and beautifully done.
- Lounge, large Dining Room & Study
- Utility Room
- All bedrooms are doubles + the Master has a Dressing Room
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