Church Street, Billericay

Price £625,000 - Under Offer

  • Extended 4 Bed Semi built in 2009 and extended last year with a garage conversion too
  • Stunning 9m x 5.6m Heart-of-the-Home rear Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with bi-folds to Garden
  • Separate 17ft Living Room/Snug (the garager conversion)
  • 4 Double Bedrooms, Ensuite Shower Room and gorgeous refitted main Family Bathroom
  • Local shops 750m, great local Pub/Restaurant 500m, St Peters R.C. School 650m
  • Pleasant non-estate location very close to open countryside yet close to all amenities
  • 90ft Garden with large Indian Sandstone Patio, bark covered childrens play area & Shed
  • Good size Study (formally the kitchen), separate Utility Room and ground floor WC Room
  • Gas Central Heating via radiators, double glazed & plenty of parking as set back 50ft from road

Set well back from the road in a pleasant non-estate location on the edge of Billericay/Great Burstead borders, this modern 4 Bedroom Semi-detached House was built in 2009 and enlarged further last year by way of a large Rear Extension and a Garage conversion.

This family friendly property is presented in tip top order and also boasts a large Garden approaching 90ft long

Although little more than a stone's throw from open Countryside, there are plenty of local amenities close at hand including at 750 meters walk, the Grange Road shopping parade which overlooks the ancient village green.
The very popular and highly rated Kings Head Pub & Restaurant is 500 meters away at the other end of the Mill Road, the outstanding St Peters Roman Catholic School is 650m, South Green Infants & Junior School 0.6 mile and the High Street and easy bus ride or cycle at 1.4 mile.

The property itself has an oversized Hallway (as originally designed to incorporate a Study area), a refitted Ground Floor WC, the stunning Heart-of-the-Home open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room sprawling across the back of the home, a separate reception room (garage conversion - now another Living Room), further Study/Media Room (formally the kitchen so a nice size), Utility Room, the Four good size bedrooms, an Ensuite Shower Room to the Master Bedroom and a main Family Bathroom.

The Accommodation:

HALLWAY 27ft long

A great first impression.

The sunny, oversized 9ft 8' x 9ft 1' (2.95m x 2.77m), initial entrance area was originally designed to incorporate a study, thus benefiting from generous proportions.

The feature walk-in Bay window floods in lots of light and the hall then continues round, opening up again by the stairs.

The attractive wood finish flooring extends into the open rear kitchen/living room extension too and the ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as found throughout the home.

GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 5ft 4' x 3ft 8' (1.6m x 1.1m)

Fitted with a white cloakroom suite comprising basin with full pedestal and a close coupled WC, with ceramic tiling to the floor and half wall height.

LIVING ROOM 16ft 10' x 8ft (5.13m x 2.44m)

Formerly the garage, now a useful bonus Reception room with a large front facing window giving plenty of light and with three built-in recesses within the near wall, incorporating fitted shelving, a lower storage shelf and a large recess for a wall mounted LED television. The perfect ‘snug'.

STUDY 9ft 6' x 8ft 7' (3m x 2.6m)

A wide side facing window makes for a bright home office, formerly the kitchen so a good size.

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY ROOM 29ft 6' x 18ft 4' (9m x 5.6m)

The stunning Heart-of-the-Home.

The vaulted ceiling to the new extension incorporates twin skylight windows, which together with the almost fully glazed end gable wall, bathes the room in light.

Topped with White Quartz worktops, the Cream and Dark Blue 'Shaker' style units incorporate a sleek, black glass Electric Hob with a stainless steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above, Twin Multi-function Ovens (one incorporating a Microwave), an integrated Dishwasher, built-in Wine Cooler and space for American-style food centre.

The large island unit incorporates an undermounted Butler sink and gives storage space, workspace and the perfect place to socialise.

Finishing specification of this style Hub includes the attractive wood effect flooring, feature lighting and the set of double aluminium folding doors, which open wide onto the Indian Sandstone Patio, really bringing the outside in during the warm summer months.

UTILITY ROOM 5ft 2' x 5ft (1.57m x 1.5m)

Always a useful addition to any home, this separate utility room has fitted Cream 'Shaker' style units incorporating a double eye-level cupboard, spaces for the washing machine and tumble dryer and a contemporary countertop Ceramic Basin with chrome mixer tap.

The wall mounted Combination Boiler serves the gas central heating via radiators and hot water, and an external door leads out to the side-way.

With a useful understairs cupboard, the return staircase in the second part of the Hall, rises to the first floor accommodation.


A spacious landing with the loft hatch accessing the attic.

MASTER BEDROOM 17ft x 8ft 7' (5.2m x 2.6m)

With inset downlighting and soft underfoot, deep pile grey carpet, this front facing double bedroom has its own private ensuite and the measurements exclude the door recess.

ENSUITE 5ft 7' x 5ft 3' (1.7m x 1.6m)

This swish, modern shower room incorporates a full width, walk-in Shower featuring a stylish overhead, Rainfall type Showerhead and a separate handset for extra flexibility.

In addition to the close coupled WC, the attractive ‘walnut finish' Vanity unit provides useful storage.

BEDROOM TWO 14ft 1' x 8ft 8' (4.3m x 2.64m)

Another good size double bedroom, this one to the rear.

BEDROOM THREE 9ft 6' min x 8ft 8' (2.9m x 2.65m)

The measurements of this pretty, front facing bedroom excludes the feature walk-in Dormer and a built-in eaves cupboard for useful additional storage.

BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 6' min x 8ft 6' (2.9m x 2.6m)

Essentially a mirror image of bedroom three.

REFITTED BATHROOM 6ft 8' x 6ft 7' (2m x 2m)

The focal point of this extremely attractive, designer style bathroom is the freestanding, double ended Bath, sitting in front of the beautiful slate effect feature wall.

This is complimented by a white gloss Vanity unit with twin drawers below and the close coupled WC.


The property enjoys a slightly elevated position set back some 50ft (15m+) from the road. with the block paved Drive giving parking for two large cars with ease.


Approaching 90ft (27.5m) long, the large Garden is ideal for entertaining, with the new Indian Sandstone Patio extending out into the garden, giving room for the largest table and chairs.

There is exterior lighting, an outside tap and electrical socket and a wide gated side access.

At the end of the garden is a bark covered children's play area and the shed.

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.

Great Burstead as a village dates back at least to AD500, when it was settled by Saxons, from Lower Saxony, nowadays better known as Germany. It was first recorded, about 975, as 'Burgestede' meaning 'stronghold-site'.

The adjacent village of South Green was first recorded as 'Southwood Greene' in 1593, becoming the more recognised South Green in 1777.


The centrepiece of Great Burstead is the Conservation area, centred around the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Church Street and a trio of listed buildings, one of which I had the pleasure of selling about ten years ago - a beautiful16th-17th century timber framed house.

The Grade 1 listed Norman church dates back to the 12th century and was the original parish church for the whole of the area, in those days encompassing Billericay too.

Great Burstead has a great local pub on the corner of Mill Road and Southend Road, which serves great food.
The King's Head Pub dates back to 1750 when it was known as the White Horse and interestingly travellers to and from Rochford and Brentwood would stop here before passing through the toll-gate which I think stood adjacent.

The 'Outstanding' St Peter's Catholic Primary School on Coxes Farm Road is almost opposite the pub and at school run times you'll often see the Lollipop Man/Lady on duty, guiding the children across the road in front of the pub.

Along Kennel Lane are the popular small housing estates of Coopers Croft and Froden Brook. Pretty developments built in the early 1990's by Countryside Homes, on the site of the Balls Plastics factory.
The old brook itself is still there, running underground but surfaces as a culvert in the lower part of Church Street.

Opposite the developments, on the other side of Kennel Lane, is a 1.25 acre, 12ft plus deep (in places) reed fringed Fishing Lake with a good mix of different fish.

As a local agent, I associate the whole of Church Street, Mill Road, Kennel Lane and some of the roads off these as Great Burstead. A few other pockets fall into the area (part of Southend Road, Coxes Farm Road and Grange Road, etc), with the rest coming under South Green.


Towards the top of Bell Hill, Gatwick House, a Grade II listed building from 1767, now secluded from the road by trees, presides over the area which heads down towards the village green on the right.

A great parade of shops on Grange Road overlook the ancient 'Green' (originally much bigger) and together they form the heart of the area.

The shops include a Tesco Express Supermarket, Post Office, Chemist, Greengrocer and a pretty good fish and chip shop.

The local South Green Infants & Junior Schools both have 'Good' OFSTED Reports and the area falls within catchment for Billericay Secondary School, also benefiting from a 'Good' OFSTED rating.

Built in 1956 the local village hall serves the community well and on the opposite side of the road a bit further up, 'Main Road Garage' provides petrol and the usual garage services.

The bulk of the residential development has been London Borough estates, built in the 1950's and 1960's to cater for London overspill. That said, there is a number of old properties in the area, particularly around the Green, providing character appeal.

Finally, public transport. There are bus stops a-plenty in the area taking you to Billericay High Street and Mainline Railway Station in minutes and the surrounding towns in little more.

In 1997 legislation was passed resulting in the two parishes coming under the Billericay area of the Basildon District Council.

Tim Kirkman

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