Grange Road, Great Burstead, Billericay

Guide Price £525,000 - New Instruction


  • Detached Home With Great Potential
  • Two/Three Bedrooms
  • Kitchen with Adjoining Dining Room
  • Gas Radiator Heating
  • Integral Garage With Option For Conversion
  • Non-Estate Position
  • Two/Three Reception Rooms
  • Bath and Separate WC
  • Secluded Plot With South Westerly Facing Rear Garden
  • Viewing Recommended

Situated on this pleasant stretch of Grange Road, with a combination of brand new and established homes, this two/three bedroom naturally bright, detached house not only enjoys a secluded non-estate setting but it also offers potential for enlargement and reconfiguration.

Firstly, there's lots of ground floor living space for the family: a 17'5 Lounge, a sitting/play room and a separate dining room that adjoins the 13'10 kitchen/breakfast room. It goes without saying these two rooms offer the obvious potential of being combined to create a kitchen/day room of considerable size.

In addition, the ground floor also has an entrance hall, a bathroom and an integral garage that could be converted, (subject to planning) into another reception room or even a bedroom with an en-suite.

Upstairs, there are only two bedrooms but both of these are again incredibility generous in size and could, with a bit of thought, provide the opportunity of being reconfigured to form three separate bedrooms and a first floor shower to accompany the existing toilet facilities.

Outside the property sits well back from the road and as you will see from the photos is enjoys seclusion from mature hedging. The rear garden also enjoys a good level of privacy and with it commanding a south/westerly direction benefits from much of the days sunshine.

The property is conveniently located for the local amenities, including a well-stocked parade of shops just up the road, the excellent St Peter's Catholic Primary School is just 650 metres walk, South Green Infants & Juniors (both with good OFSTED Reports) are only 0.6 mile and open countryside is just 450 metres away.

Billericay Mainline Railway Station is 1.7 miles away, its fast train whizzing you to London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes and the A127 with access to the M25 a few miles up, is only a quick 2-mile drive.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...


A footpath and stepping stones are nicely obscured by mature hedging and lead upto the front door.


HALLWAY 2.03 m x 1.74 m (6'7 x 5'7)

Being naturally bright with a front facing window, this hallway currently accommodates a desk unit to enable this space to be used as a study area.
From here, there is a door into the integral garage to give you easy access to a fantastic storage space and there is also a door into the lounge.


LOUNGE 5.32 m x 3.45 m (17'5 x 11'3)

This is a good-sized naturally bright reception space with front and side windows, has the stairs rising to the first floor, a feature fireplace and double doors opening to the internal hallway.


INNER HALL 1.57 m x 1.06 m (5'2 x 3'5)

This thoroughfare area gives easy access between the three reception rooms while giving each one its individuality. Doors to…


SITTING ROOM 3.44 m x 3.12 m (11'3 x 11'2)

The patio doors that open onto a rear patio and garden help take full advantage of the sunny aspect and in turn makes this a lovely bright and naturally warm room that can be enjoyed as a sitting room, play room or even a third bedroom.


BATHROOM

Fitted with a white suite this bathroom with a rear window comprises a panel enclosed bath and a wash basin.


DINING ROOM 3.72 m x 3.44 m reducing to 3.09 m (12'2 x 11'3 > 10'1)

In addition to a built-in store cupboard, there is side window and a wall adjoining the kitchen which offers the obvious potential to be removed (subject to building regulation approval) to combine both rooms and create a single space providing a large kitchen diner family room.


KITCHEN 4.26 m x 2.83 m (13'10 x 9'3)

This well-planned kitchen with a rear window and side door has wood style units fitted to 2 walls and incorporate a good range of storage and workspace. There is a built-in oven and hob with cooker hood and spaces for a fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. In addition, there is a Peninsula breakfast bar going space for stalls.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

Again, a side window helps to ensure this landing and the stairwell is a naturally bright space, there is a large walk in storage cupboard and doors leading to both bedrooms and the separate toilet.


BEDROOM ONE 6.89 m x 2.73 m (22'6 x 8'10)

This good-sized front facing bedroom gives the opportunity to be altered to provide a third first floor bedroom or alternatively a walk-in dressing room.


BEDROOM TWO 5.18 m x 2.73 m (16'10 x 8'10)

As you can tell from the measurements this is another particularly large bedroom, with this one adjoining the separate wc means part of it could be assigned to the separate wc to enable it to also provide showering facilities or even a bath. maybe.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

The property enjoys a corner location, set well back from the road and therefore commanding good parking potential. Currently, the driveway provides parking and access to the integral garage. To the opposite side of the drive is a pathway and garden gate giving access to the path leading up to the front door.


GARAGE 5.63 m x 3.13 m (18'6 x 10'3)

An up and over door gives access and there is power and light connected. Being integral, there is great potential for this garage to be converted into living space and in turn enhance the ground floor accommodation even further.


REAR GARDEN

This garden enjoys mature boundaries and, in addition to a south-westerly aspect which provides you with the majority of the days sunshine there is a good degree of privacy within this lawned garden.




Notice
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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