Alexander Mews, Billericay

OIEO £400,000 - Available


  • Looking for a shorter working day? This apartment is just a brisk 2 minute walk from the Station!
  • Tucked discreetly off the High Street in a sought after, private mews setting
  • Sunny Private Balcony off the Living Room is big enough for a table and chair set
  • 22ft max x 17ft L-shaped Living/Dining Room with feature focal point Fireplace
  • 2 Shower Rooms (one the Ensuite off the Principal Bedroom)
  • (Billericay to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes!)
  • Long 999 year Lease from 2003, so 981 years remain!
  • Entrance Hall with attractive wood floor extending into the Living Room & Kitchen too
  • Good size Kitchen with Cream units and Granite worktops and big enough for a small table & chair set
  • Gas Central Heating via Radiators and double glazed windows

Looking for a shorter working day? Tucked discreetly just off Billericay High Street in the heart of the Town Centre and only a brisk 2-minute stroll from the Station, the commute into the Capital is short - London Liverpool Street is just a 35-minute journey. So this 2 Bedroom luxury Apartment will greatly appeal to the City worker.

Literally a shopping bags swing from the shops, bars and restaurants of the High Street, everything is so convenient too and you'll rarely feel the need to use a car.

Alexander Mews was built by 'Stonebond' in 2004 as a secluded mews in a prime location, comprising of 2 blocks of stylish Apartments a row of 3 Mews Houses. This apartment is in the first block as you go down the private access road, up on the first floor and with its own Balcony.

The Accommodation briefly comprises an Entrance Hall with attractive wood flooring that runs into the adjacent 22ft max x 17ft L-shaped Living/Dining Room which also features an ornate Fireplace and a Juliette Balcony in addition to the rear 7ft x 6ft Balcony which has plenty of room for a small table and chair set.

Off the Living Room is a surprisingly good size fully fitted Cream and black Granite Kitchen, with enough room for a small table and chair set for use as a Kitchen/Breakfast Room and the Principal Bedroom has its own Ensuite Shower Room; the second Bedroom enjoying use of the main Shower Room.

A huge plus is its long Lease - 999 years from 1st January 2003, so 981 years remain!


The Accommodation


MAIN ENTRANCE

An Entryphone System links the Main Entrance Door to all the flats, enabling the door release system, which then leads through to the Entrance Foyer and stairs rising to the upper floors.

Up on the First Floor a private white 'wood grain' finish 'Front Door opens through to:


ENTRANCE HALL 7ft 1' x 3ft 4'

Adjacent to the front door an accompanying side light window receives borrowed light from the communal area as well as having its own rear facing window.

The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish with coving and inset downlighting, as found throughout the apartment and attractive wood effect flooring extends through into the adjoining Living room and Kitchen beyond.


LIVING/DINING ROOM 21ft 8' narrowing to 14ft 2' x 17ft 1' (6.6m > 4.3m x 5.2m)

A lovely spacious living space flooded with light courtesy of on an external door opening to reveal a Juliette balcony, a set of French Doors opening out to the rear facing balcony and a further side facing window.

An ornate Portuguese Limestone fireplace with a contemporary electric fire provides the focal point and here we noted all the sockets and switches are chrome plated, as is has found throughout the apartment.

As the lounge leads round to the kitchen, a large area (included within the above measurements) measures 8ft x 7ft 4' (2.45m x 2.2m) and lends itself for use as the Dining Area.


BALCONY 6ft 10' x 6ft 2'

Retained by iron balustrading and with a decked surface, this outside space is plenty big enough for a Small table and chair set.


KITCHEN 12ft 3' x 8ft (3.7m x 2.45m)

A confection of light 'Oak' effect cabinets, Cream doors and drawer fronts and Granite worktops.

A host of integrated NEFF appliances briefly comprise a Gas Hob with wide silver Chimney style Extractor Hood above and a multi-function Oven below with next to this a built-in Combination Microwave/Oven. There is also an integrated Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher and Washing Machine.

A side facing window provides plenty of light and although the main living room has plenty of room for a table and chairs, this good size kitchen could also incorporate a small table and twin chair set easily.


PRINCIPLE BEDROOM 13ft (excluding door recess) x 11ft 7' (3.9m x 3.5m)

A fine size bedroom with a TV and telephone socket and the window overlooks the communal garden.


ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 7ft 1' x 3ft 10'

Fully tiled with simple white mosaic tiling for a clean fresh look and with the suite comprising a semi-pedestal Basin, close coupled WC, and a large shower cubicle with a thermostatic shower.

There is also a mirror incorporating a shelf to stay, with adjacent a chrome 'shaver' socket for charging an electric razor or toothbrush.


BEDROOM TWO 9ft 10' x 6ft 10' (3m x 2.1m)

Perfect for use as a spare bedroom for visitors, or a home office, as there is both a TV and a telephone socket for broadband.

The rear facing window enjoys a pleasant outlook over the communal garden.


MAIN SHOWER ROOM 6ft 10' x 6ft 7'

Fitted with a white suite comprising a semi-pedestal basin, close coupled WC and the large shower has modern 'shower wall panels' put in along with a stylish 'Rain' showerhead with a separate hand shower attachment too.

Like the Ensuite, this room also has the same white mosaic tiling, mirror with shelf and a chrome shaver/toothbrush socket.

An obscure glass window provides plenty of natural light and an internal door opens to reveal the airing cupboard housing a Potterton 'Gold#' Combination boiler with plenty of spare storage for towels and linens.


EXTERIOR

There is a private rear Garden for all to enjoy. A couple of Chimeneas hint at socialising between the flat owners during the warm summer months.


PARKING

As per the Plan, the Apartment has an allocated space and it is conveniently the one closest to the front door! It is 'S7' on the attached plan.


LEASE

As mentioned, there is a long 999 year Lease. This was first triggered on 1st January 2003, so 981 years remain.


SERVICE CHARGE

£124.08 per month.


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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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