Church Road, Billericay

OIEO £625,000 - Under Offer


  • Extended 3/4 bedroom family home
  • Beautifully presented throughout
  • Modern open plan re-fitted kitchen
  • Planning permission in place for further extension
  • Ample parking to front
  • Village location of Ramsden Heath
  • Substantial overall plot
  • Re-fitted bathrooms
  • Walking distance to C of E primary school

Being sold with the advantage of No Onward Chain and located in heart of the village of Ramsden Heath this 3/4-bedroom semi-detached chalet bungalow could well be just the thing you are looking for.

The current owners have undertaken a program of extensive renovation and improvement since they purchased the property including improving the ground floor layout, fitting a New modern Kitchen, creating a wonderful ground floor shower room with 'his and hers' basins and a new bathroom on the first floor. In addition, the property has been redecorated throughout in a modern, but neutral scheme, New Oak doors have been fitted throughout and all the glazing was replaced with modern uPVC windows and doors, all this creates a simply stunning family home.

And if that's not enough for you, there is also planning permission in place for a double story extension to the rear which will create a fantastic open plan Kitchen/dining/family space and a sumptuous master suite and a further bedroom to the first floor.

The planning also includes an attached garage to the front of the property. Externally the front drive provides ample off-street parking, whilst the substantial west facing rear garden is the perfect place to relax after a hard day.

The property is also within a stones throw of the highly regarded C of E primary school making it the perfect family home.


THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:


ENTRANCE PORCH

A recessed covered porch provides some protection from the elements when first approaching the property.


RECEPTION HALL

Accessed via a composite multi lock entrance door, the spacious reception hall is the perfect place to receive your guests. An attractive Traventine effect laminate flooring flows throughout and continues through into the Kitchen/dining room. A uPVC bay window to the front of the hall floods the room with natural light, a modern upright radiator will keep the hallway warm as the nights draw in and solid Oak doors provide continuity and access to rest of the accommodation of the ground floor, whilst a bespoke staircase with matching Oak balustrades and rail draws you to the first floor.


LOUNGE 20'3 x 10.4 (6.17 mtrs. x 3.15 mtrs.)

Located at the rear of the property and accessing the rear garden by 2 sets of double-glazed French doors with complimentary slip windows the Lounge is a warm and welcoming room. Spacious enough for multiple sofas and chairs and with a charming wood burner in the recessed fireplace this is a great room for both the Summer and Winter months.


INNER LOBBY

Fitted with matching Traventine effect flooring and provides access to:


KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 18'8 max. x 16'8 max. (5.69 mtrs. x 5.08 mtrs.)

This generous 'L' shaped room is the real heart of the home, as it should be. The Traventine effect flooring continues throughout, and, like the Lounge, uPVC doors open onto the rear garden, with a further window to the side providing natural light throughout the room. The high specification Kitchen commences with breakfast bar seating area, a great place for guests to sit and catch up with a glass of wine if you are entertaining.
The main kitchen is fitted with a modern range of base and drawer units with granite effect work surfaces over housing 1 & 1/4 bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap, with an adjacent 5 burner Bosch gas hob. with a stainless-steel splash back and matching extractor hood above, while decorative ceramic tiles make up the rest of the practical splash backs.

Matching fitted wall and display cabinets complete the over appeal of the Kitchen with 2 built in Bosch electric ovens and an integrated microwave ensure there's plenty of cooking space for any budding chef, while there are further spaces for an American style fridge freezer and dishwasher to complete the space along with a modern upright radiator, matching the one in the hallway.


UTILITY SPACE/STORAGE

Part of the remaining garage, which was partially converted to increase the size of the kitchen, a useful space with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Wall mounted gas-fired boiler serving the heating and hot water systems. The up and over door garage door remains for access from the front, while a half-glazed uPVC door provides pedestrian access to the side and rear garden.


STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR 10'2 x 8'9 (3.05 mtrs. x 2.67 mtrs.)

Currently used as a study this room could easily be used as a further bedroom, with a front facing uPVC double glazed window and a radiator.


BEDROOM ONE 13'2 x 11' (4.01 mtrs. x 3.35 mtrs.)

An attractive half bay double glazed window to the front looks out over the front garden. ample space for a double bed and wardrobes, radiator.


GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM

A great addition to the house and serving the two ground floor bedrooms the shower room. Ceramic tiled floor and walls and fitted with a suite comprising large walk in shower, close coupled WC and double and a vanity unit with 'his and hers' basins. An upright chrome heated towel rail ensures your towels are always warm in the morning.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

From the Oak staircase a Velux, skylight floods the landing with light whilst Oak doors matching the remainder of the sleeping accommodation and eaves storage space.


BEDROOM TWO 15'5 x 9'4 (4.70 mtrs. x 2.84 mtrs.)

A duel aspect double bedroom with Velux skylight to the front and a uPVC double glazed window to the rear overlooking the rear garden. Radiator.


BEDROOM THREE 13'3 x 9'9 (4.04 mtrs. x 2.97 mtrs.)

Another double bedroom with rear facing uPVC window and a radiator.


FAMILY BATHROOM

A bright modern bathroom with ceramic tiled floor, fully tiled walls with decorative small tile detail. Rear facing obscure double-glazed window and fitted with a suite comprising panel-enclosed 'P' bath with shower over, close coupled WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Heating is provided by a chrome heated towel rail.


OUTSIDE

The property sits comfortably on an overall plot measuring 177ft x 68ft (54 mtrs. x 21 mtrs.) STLS, and is set well back from the road. The front garden is laid mainly to lawn with flower and shrub borders with the driveway providing off street parking for several vehicles.

The rear garden commences with paved patio area immediately to the rear of the Lounge, while a further seating area sits next to 2 substantial timber sheds, which we understand from the vendors are to remain, which overlook the west facing main garden which is laid to mainly to lawn.












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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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