- 3 Bedroom Semi-detached House in popular commuter area with loft conversion
- 0.7 mile to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars and restaurants
- Conservatory overlooking the 73ft Garden with 19ft x 10ft Outbuilding (original Garage)
- Two bedrooms, Study (original Box Room) and main Bathroom on the First Floor
- Front 2 car drive
- 0.6 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- 18ft Kitchen/Diner with uber modern units by Hutton Kitchens, Siemens appliances & Granite worktops
- Lounge with Fireplace
- New Principle Bedroom with far reaching views and own swish Shower Room on top floor
- Local shops, Lake Meadows Park and Brightside Primary School all nearby and easy walking distances
Looking for a shorter working day? With this 3 Bedroom Semi situated so near the Railway Station (a 10 minute walk and London Liverpool Street only 35 minutes), it is sure to appeal to the London Commuter.
Once you are home, you have a 73ft Garden to enjoy and we think the 19ft x 10ft Garage, now a useful storage facility, could make a great work-from-home Office/Studio.
The property has been further enhanced with a Hutton Kitchen and a Loft Conversion, giving an additional Bedroom with its own Ensuite and super far reaching views, the increase in living space culminating in a home of ...sq ft spread over the three floors.
The accommodation briefly comprises to the Ground Floor, a 16ft Hall with understairs cupboard, Lounge with Fireplace, an 18ft Kitchen/Diner fitted with an uber modern range of dark 'Concrete' and White Gloss Hutton Kitchen units topped with Granite worktops and a host of Siemens appliances and a 15ft Conservatory.
On the 1st floor is the original two principle bedrooms, a Study/Dressing Room (the original box room) and the Family Bathroom. A further set of stairs rise to the top floor Loft Conversion where there is the new Master Bedroom and its own private Ensuite Shower Room - a stylish contemporary affair.
Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose Store is an easy 0.7 mile (15 minute walk), local shops including a takeaway are 'just around the corner' and the new Sainsburys Local is only a little further at a 4-5 minute stroll.
Brightside Primary School is an easy 0.5 mile walk too and the nearest pub, the Inn on the Green, is just an easy 3 minute saunter too.
PORCH & HALL
Over the years an attractive brick Porch with a pitched tiled roof has been added and the original front door with its side light window removed, in favour of a larger open plan Entrance Hall, now totalling 16ft in length.
The attractive wood finish flooring gives a great first impression crossing the threshold, and an understairs cupboard provides useful storage.
LOUNGE 13ft 5' x 11ft 9' (4.1m x 3.6m)
The focal point is the open Fireplace and plenty of light comes through the front facing UPVC window with its fitted blind (as found to all the front windows).
KITCHEN/DINER 17ft 7' x 11ft 1' (5.4m x 3.4m)
Formally the Kitchen and separate Dining Room, now a large, stylish and practical affair, fitted with a range of custom-made, luxury kitchen units from 'Hutton Kitchens', a confection of dark urban 'Concrete' and 'White Gloss' cabinets, topped with Granite worktops and incorporating a host of Siemens appliances.
A projecting peninsula unit provides a natural divide between the kitchen and dining areas, giving you storage space, workspace, and a perfect place to socialise.
A bank of full height units run along the near wall and incorporates the Siemens iQ700 built-in Compact Oven/Microwave with its and Siemens '4D hotAir', 'softMove' oven door opening and reduced cooking times 'varioSpeed' features and the iQ700 Multi-function Oven with its activeClean, 4D hotairEco, hot air grilling, plate warming and all sorts of other functions and features for the keen cook.
There is also a sleek Siemens black glass Electric Induction Hob with a swish angled Extractor Hood above, integrated Dishwasher and the sellers Samsung American style Fridge/Freezer will also be remaining.
CONSERVATORY 15ft x 9ft 4' (4.6m x 2.8m)
The original back door from the kitchen and window from the dining room have both been removed to give the kitchen and conservatory an open plan arrangement which works rather well for the family in residence, as this is a good size conservatory with a radiator working off the central heating allowing all year round use.
It is fully carpeted and the UPVC double glaze windows were new approximately three years ago.
Stairs from Hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING 11ft 1' x 6ft 5' max (3.4m x 2m)
Following the loft conversion, the third bedroom was slightly decreased in size to allow for the staircase to the top floor be put in, thus increasing the size of the landing, itself well-lit courtesy of the 3ft wide side facing window.
The master bedroom is therefore on the top floor and so we start with the second bedroom:
BEDROOM TWO 11ft 7' x 10ft (3.5m x 3m)
A good size double bedroom as of course it was the original principal bedroom.
To the left of the rising chimney breast is a 3ft 7' (1.1m) wide, built-in cupboard and the wide front facing window floods in plenty of light.
BEDROOM THREE 11ft 1' x 10ft 10' (3.4m x 3.3m)
This rear facing double bedroom has all fitted wardrobes running along the far wall.
STUDY 7ft 3' x 5ft 8' (2.2m x 1.7m)
A versatile little front facing room with full height, matt white fitted wardrobes along the right-hand wall providing a superb storage facility and housing the Vaillant ecoTEC 618 combination boiler and the unvented hot water cylinder, which provides mains pressure hot water.
BATHROOM 6ft 4' x 5ft 5' (1.9m x 1.65m)
This rear facing bathroom has a white fitted suite comprising a white Vanity unit with semi-recessed basin, close coupled WC and a 'ShowerBath' with mixer taps and shower attachment.
Stairs from first floor landing rising to:
2nd FLOOR LANDING
A side facing window gives natural daylight and doors lead off to the bedroom and separate shower room.
MASTER BEDROOM 15ft x 12ft reducing to 8ft 10' (4.6m x 3.7m > 2.7m)
A great size double bedroom with the rear facing window enjoying far-reaching views and a low-level door opening to reveal the eaves storage area.
SHOWER ROOM 6ft 4' x 3ft 9' (1.9m x 1.1m)
A swish, contemporary style shower room with gorgeous grey tiling complementing the white suite, which includes a large shower area featuring an overhead, Rainfall type Showerhead with a separate handset too, for extra flexibility.
The rear facing window provides natural daylight.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The original front garden has been paved over allowing parking for two large Cars with ease.
With the shared drive to Garage now redundant, the current vendors have a fenced off the last part of the Drive to increase the garden size, and now use the detached garage as a useful garden Outbuilding.
EXTERIOR - GARDEN
73ft (22m) long, this family size garden has a patio area with the balance mainly laid to lawn.
GARAGE/OUTBUILDING 19ft 7' x 9ft 9' (6m x 3m)
Of precast construction with two windows, a courtesy door and the main front up and over garage door.
There is a separate consumer unit for the electrics.
There is the clear potential for conversion into a super garden studio.
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.