Hardings Elm Road, Crays Hill, Billericay

Price £749,995 - Under Offer

  • Late Victorian village house dating back to 1890 with high ceilings, light and spacious rooms
  • In/Out Drive extends down the side of the house providing a sea of parking
  • Semi-rural enviroment with fields across the road and adjoining
  • 1980sq ft of accommodation spread over two floors
  • Huge Lounge with feature Multi-fuel burner in the brick Fireplace
  • Expansive grounds of 1.2 Acres
  • Large attached Annexe providing independent, self contained accommodation
  • Situated in the popular village of Crays Hill
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • Large social Dining Room also with wood burning stove in fireplace

Dating back to 1890, this late Victorian, double bay fronted house, just a stones throw from farmland, boasts expansive grounds of 1.2 acres and a large Annexe.

A classic example of a fine Victorian home with high-ceilings, light and spacious rooms, open fireplaces and lots of external detailing, the property offers family friendly living space briefly comprising Entrance Hall, huge dual aspect Lounge, big Dining Room, fitted Kitchen, rear lobby with adjacent ground floor WC Room, Four Double Bedrooms and the Family Bathroom.
The Annexe has a huge 19ft x 17ft main area with adjoining Kitchenette and a Double Bedroom with an Ensuite Shower Room.

The white picket fence retains the In/Out Drive which extends down one side to provide a sea of parking and the extensive rear Garden will hold the largest of summer gatherings.

The Oak effect windows are double glazed and the is Gas Central Heating with separate boilers in both the Annexe and Main House.

CRAYS HILL village itself has a handy 'Premier' convenience store supplying the daily essentials and in the evenings and weekends, why not stroll along to the great local pub/restaurant called The Shepherd and Dog, which has a beer garden and large patio - it does good food and quite a range of beers/ales.
Bus Stops in the village give easy access to the neighbouring towns of Billericay & Wickford - both with Mainline Railway Stations (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes from Billericay). Plus, just up the road is the Barleylands Farm Shop, which sells fresh fruit, vegetables and a large selection of groceries.
The A127 is little more than a two-minute drive away giving access to Southend, London and the M25.

The Accommodation

The Oak Front Door with its stained-glass lead light panels and side light windows opens through to:


The 9ft (2.74m) high ceiling adds impact upon entering, with a door at the end leading through to the rear Lobby, and then another external door outside into the garden.

LOUNGE 24ft x 12ft 7" (7.31m x 3.83m)

This grand Drawing Room features a full exposed brick wall, adding warmth and character to the room with the two tall Bay Windows flooding in light.

The 'Villager' Multi-fuel Burning Stove is a handsome addition to the fireplace, with 3 radiators providing the main heat

DINING ROOM 15ft into the Bay x 13ft (4.57m x 3.96m)

Like the lounge, this room also benefits from a soaring 9ft (2.74m) high ceiling giving an even greater impression of light and space, and the tall front Bay window pours in light.

This room also features a brick fireplace with an inset wood burning stove.

KITCHEN 12ft 8" x 8ft 2" (3.86m x 2.48m)

We noted that being positioned behind the Dining Room, removal of the separating wall could result in a large 23ft 9" x 13ft open plan Kitchen/Diner if desired.

The kitchen itself has a range of Oak style units incorporating an integrated Fridge and Dishwasher.

The original fireplace now houses the built-in Hob with a Double Oven below and integrated Extractor Hood.


With a hardwearing tiled floor, rear window overlooking the garden and a part glazed 'back door' opening out to the garden.

GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 10ft 4" x 2ft 6" (3.15m x 0.76m)

Surprisingly long, giving room at one end for coats etc, the other end having the close coupled WC and wall mounted basin. Natural light pops in the rear facing window.


Joining the main house to the detached Annexe, this inner vestibule has attractive wood flooring and a big 3ft 8" x 2ft (1.18m x 0.63m) built-in cupboard.

Door through to:

ANNEXE MAIN AREA 18ft 8" x 17ft (5.69m x 5.18m)

This cavern of a room has three radiators, two side facing windows and a part glazed external door opening out to the garden.

Half height wooden wainscoting gives the room a touch of personality and a ceiling hatch accesses the Loft space above.

ANNEXE KITCHENETTE 10ft 3" x 4ft 3" (3.12m x 1.29m)

Well-lit by two windows and presented having a fitted double base unit with inset sink, a couple of eye level cupboards and provision for a washing machine.

We think a new run of units, with a return on the far wall could incorporate a fully rigged kitchen complete with sink, hob, undercounter fridge and a washing machine.

ANNEXE BEDROOM 9ft 7" x 8ft 2" (2.92m x 2.48m)

Plenty big enough for a double bed and with a rear facing window overlooking the garden. The wall mounted ‘Ideal Independent + C24' condensing Gas Combi Boiler is nice and compact and comes with a built-in timer.

ANNEXE ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 9ft 8" x 3ft 8" (2.94m x 1.11m)

A good size with a full pedestal basin, close coupled WC and corner Shower. The walls are tiled and a rear facing window flows in plenty of daylight.

Back into the main house and the stairs rise from the hall to the:


The large feature stained glass, lead light Arched window gazes out over the front and a ceiling hatch provides access to the Loft Space.

MASTER BEDROOM 13ft 1" x 12ft 10" (3.98m x 3.91m)

A dual aspect room with a window seat beneath one of the windows which gazes out over the expansive rear garden.

An attractive range of light wood effect fitted bedroom furniture includes 2 double wardrobes, chests of drawers, dressing table and bedside cabinets. A vanity basin sits inset within a corner unit.

BEDROOM TWO. 12ft 10' x 12ft 8' (3.91m x 3.86m)

A large front double bedroom.

We wondered whether the chimney breast that runs through the room could incorporate a fireplace.

BEDROOM THREE. 10ft 10' x 9ft 10'. (3.3m x 2.99m)

This rear double bedroom enjoys a lovely outlook over the garden and also has a chimney breast giving the possibility of a fireplace being reinstated.

BEDROOM FOUR. 12ft 8' x 7ft 2'. (3.86m x 2.18m)

This front bedroom will also comfortably take a double bed.

LARGE FAMILY BATHROOM. 8ft x 7ft 8'. (2.43m x 2.33m)

The P-Shaped Showerbath has both a ‘Rain' Showerhead and a band held shower. A run of white gloss units incorporates lots of storage in addition to a back-to-wall WC and a semi recessed basin.

A built-in airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder.


A pretty, white picket fence across the front boundary has five bar gates either side which swing open to the In/Out Drive.

The drive extends down the side of the house providing parking for a huge number of cars.

Attractively maintained, the front and side gardens include plenty of lawn giving kerbside appeal.

The Rear Garden measures approx. 430ft long x 105ft wide and is predominately lawn. Various features like the pond and flower beds provide additional interest.

STABLE. 19ft 7' x 9ft 8'. (5.96m x 2.94m)

Although in need of rebuilding, this block-built building incorporates a few chunky old timbers in the form of posts and lintels which, along with the stable door, could be reused in a replacement building to give some extra character.

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.

Crays Hill is a village within the parish of Ramsden Crays and falls roughly midway between Billericay and Wickford, both having main line railway stations on the London Liverpool Street line. The Monday - Friday Fast Train goes from Billericay Railway Station to Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.

The village dates back to the the 13th Century and therefore offers a mixture of old and modern properties.

Amenities include a well stocked 'Premier' convenience store supplying the daily essentials and the highly regarded local pub/restaurant The Shepherd & Dog, which boasts a popular restaurant and large beer garden - it does good food and quite a range of beers/ales.

Bus Stops in the village give easy access to the neighbouring towns.

Just up the road is the Barleylands Farm Shop, which sells fresh fruit, vegetables and a large selection of groceries.

The A127 is little more than a two-minute drive away giving access to Southend, London and the M25.
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