The Copse, Billericay
Price £825,000 - New Instruction
Enjoying a good depth of frontage within this desirable residential area this imposing family home oozes that welcoming traditional family house feel and boasts neatly presented accommodation that includes four double bedrooms.
The Copse is certainly a well-regarded turning adjacent to Lake Meadows Park and just a short walk from Buttsbury Infants and Junior Schools. The property also falls within the catchment area of Mayflower School and the Mainline Railway Station is just a short, pleasant stroll if you use the Lake Meadows cut through.
Internally the property has well-proportioned rooms that have been well maintained by the present owners. There is well-chosen laminate flooring to the ground floor common areas and carpet throughout the remaining rooms and first floor.
As mentioned the four bedrooms are all double rooms and these are served by an en-suite shower room and family bathroom that are both fitted in modern white suites.
As you can see this house has the convenience of a wide double length drive and double garage, this garage has an electric roller door, incorporates a utility area and has an internal door for easy access to all the essentials that can be stored within.
Additional areas of note at this naturally bright home include under floor heating and integrated appliances to the kitchen, double glazed windows and a pressurised hot water system to ensure good pressure through the showers.
ENTRANCE HALL 5.55m x 2.05m (18ft2 x 6ft8)
A external overhang gives cover to the PVCU entrance door and side glazed panel, there are inset downlighting to the ceiling of the hallway, which has wood effect laminate flooring and open space under the stairs, ideal for further tidy storage of prams, shoes etc. Doors then lead off the hall to each of the ground floor rooms.
Fitted in a modern white suite, this cloakroom with a rear window and matching wood effect laminate flooring has a corner hand basin and low level wc.
LOUNGE 5.24m x 3.65m (17ft2 x 11ft11)
There`s a lovely size and feel to this newly carpeted room that has a front facing bay window, a feature marble fire surround with inset gas fire and double doors that open up to the dining room.
DINING ROOM 3.66m x 3.08m (12ft x 10ft1)
With double doors leading out to the rear garden, this dining room also has wood laminate flooring, to ensure the continuity flows, as well the natural light.
KITCHEN 4.36m x 2.7m (14ft3 x 8ft1)
Ideally placed looking out the rear garden this kitchen with underfloor heating, has a good range of base and wall units with complimenting solid wood worktops, tiled splashbacks and a 1.65m (5ft4) wide breakfast bar. Within the units there is an integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher, double oven and microwave, and a gas hob with a cooker hood above. In addition there is a side door and an internal door to the double garage.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
The "L" shaped landing with a 1.2m (3ft11) wide front window gives both natural light and a sense of spaciousness to this area and there is a wide loft hatch opening to reveal the Attic space - itself part boarded with both a light and power sockets.
BEDROOM ONE 4.29m plus Wardrobes x 3.67m (14ft x 12ft)
Positioned at the rear of house and so enjoying the outlook over a wooded area this main bedroom has a range of appealing wardrobes with feature lighting fitted to one wall these wardrobes have various storage options within including double hanging, draws and shelves.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Fitted in a modern white suite and with a rear window, heated towel rail and both inset downlighters to the ceiling and a tiled floor, this ensuite has a corner shower cubicle, a low level wc and a vanity cupboard with wash basin.
BEDROOM TWO 3.66m x 3.32 m (12ft x 10ft 11)
This front facing bedroom is of a generous size and naturally light.
BEDROOM THREE 4.38m x 2.41m (14ft4 x 7ft10)
Enjoying two front facing windows, this notably large room also has a built in storage cupboard,
BEDROOM FOUR 2.8m x 2.7m (9ft 2 x 9ft)
Although currently being used as a nursery this fourth double bedroom, also has built in storage.
To be inkeeping with the cloakroom and en-suite this fully tiled family bathroom with a rear window and inset downlighters, has a modern white suite that consists of an inset bath with wall mounted mixer taps, separate shower and screen, a semi ped wash basin with chrome detailing underneath and mixer taps above, the wc with a concealed cistern helps to ensure there are clean lines within this room are maintained.
The traditional family home feel is non to more apparent than when you look at this from the room, there is a lawn with established hedging and a brick paved drive that can accommodate 4 cars.
LARGE GARAGE 5.14m x 4.36m (16ft10 x 14ft3)
With an electric roller door, there is also a handy Utility Area, with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, as well as a butler sink for all those messy jobs. As mentioned there is a lockable internal door to the house, and also a side exterior courtesy door. Of particular note, the garage has been drylined, with thermally insulating plasterboard.
Partly backing onto the local church and the adjoining wooded entrance to the road this garden which measures approx 13m x 12.5m (42ft 7 x 41ft) is very much unoverlooked, enjoys the chorus of bird song as well as a two paved patios, a central lawn with stocked border, courtesy lighting and the convenience of an outside water tap and power point.
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.
- Large 4 Double Bedroom House of nearly 1,600sq ft in sought after cul-de-sac
- 4 Car Drive plus large Integral Garage incorporating a Utility Area
- Good size Hall with attractive wood laminate flooring
- Refitted Kitchen with Cream Shaker units, solid wood worktops and underfloor heating
- Ensuite Shower Room and Main Family Bathroom
- Quiet turning adjacent to Lake Meadows Park and falling within catchment of the Buttsbury Schools
- Attractive modern decor throughout
- Lounge and separate Dining Room
- Ground floor WC Room
- 42ft x 41ft Garden, unoverlooked from the rear