- 3 Bedroom Semi-detached House
- Walking distance of the Station
- Separate Dining area
- Part converted Garage
- Regretfully no smokers or pets
- Popular Mill Grange Development
- Shops nearby
- Ground floor WC Room
- Long term renters welcome
- Available immediately
This 3 bedroom Semi is situated on the modern Mill Grange Development, itself within walking distance of the Station (0.9 miles using the Daines Road/Crown Road short cut).
A sought after estate, Mill Grange was built in the 1990's right next to Mill Meadows Nature Reserve and has local shops, including a very handy Tesco Express, just a few minutes walk away.
The local Infants and Junior Schools both have good OFSTED reports and are also within easy walking distance.
Inside there is a small Hall, with an adjoining WC Room, which leads through to the Lounge. Double doors then lead through to the Dining Area which is open plan to the Kitchen.
Upstairs are the three bedrooms - two with fitted wardrobes - and the bathroom.
The garage has been part converted with a new lockable double glazed rear door and the up and over door replaced with a wall and large double glazed window, the result being a very versatile area. Ideal as a Games Room, Gym, Home Office or simply a very nice big store room!
There is also a double width block paved drive and a pretty rear garden with two patios to catch the sun.
HALL: Doors off to the Cloakroom and Lounge.
CLOAKROOM: With a front facing window (in fact the whole house had upvc finish double glazed windows installed in 2014) the WC Room has a wall mounted basin and close coupled WC.
LOUNGE: 15ft 1" (4.59m) x 14ft 1" (4.29m)
A nice square room, plenty lit by a large window and with space under the stairs for the TV. Glazed double doors open to the dining area of the Kitchen/Diner
KITCHEN/DINER: 15ft 2" (4.62m) x 8ft 8" (2.64m)
Cream doors and drawer fronts on Limed Oak effect units create a pleasant look, with the light worktops and cream carpet bouncing light from the patio doors and kitchen window helping to give this room a light and airy feel.
Specification includes a tall larder cupboard, Indesit washing machine, fridge, multi-function oven and a gas hob with an integrated hood above. The Potterton Boiler in the corner provides gas central heating and a part glazed door leads out to the side.
1st FLOOR LANDING: The stairs are nearly 3ft wide and the spindles make it feel even wider. This rises up to the landing which has a big airing cupboard.
BEDROOM ONE: 10ft 10" (3.3m) x 8ft 10" (2.69m)
The rear window enjoys a pleasant view over the neighbouring gardens and the measurements EXCLUDE the fitted wardrobes along the left wall which comprise of 2 doubles and a central single robe.
BEDROOM TWO: 10ft 3" (3.12m) x 8ft 5" (2.56m)
A small range of fitted bedroom furniture provides an immediate storage solution and includes a double wardrobe, single robe and a dressing table with drawers.
BEDROOM THREE: 8ft (2.43m) x 6ft 2" (1.87m)
We think the door in the corner and the far window allows room for a single bed along with a small wardrobe or chest of drawers.
Fitted with a white suite.
GARAGE: 17ft 1" (5.2m) x 8ft 8" (2.64m)
The front up and over door has been replaced with a twin course of bricks
Council Tax Band D
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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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The Environmental Impact Rating is a measure of a home's impact on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide (C02) emissions - the higher the rating, the less impact it has on the environment.
The following are permitted payments which we may request from you:
a) The rent
b) A refundable tenancy deposit (reserved for any damages or defaults on the part of the tenant) capped at no more than five weeks' rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks' rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above
c) A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more than one week's rent
d) Payments to change the tenancy when requested by the tenant, capped at £50, or reasonable costs incurred if higher
e) Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant
f) Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax; and
g) A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/security device, where required under a tenancy agreement
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