Lambourne, East Tilbury

Price £275,000 - Under Offer


  • 3 Bedroom End of Terrace House on East Tilbury's popular Fairview Estate
  • 0.6 mile to East Tilbury Railway Station (London Fenchurch Street in 49 minutes)
  • 4 minute drive to A13 & Lakeside Shopping Centre is just 7 miles away
  • Kitchen with white Rangemaster Professional Deluxe Range Cooker to remain by separate negotiation
  • Modern Worcester Greenstar Combi Boiler and new radiators put in circa 8 years ago
  • In need of updating but benefiting from double glazing, modern Boiler & new Consumer Unit in 2018
  • Local shops including a Co-Op & the highly regarded Primary School both just short 6-7 minute walks
  • Good size Porch opening to light and bright 24ft max x 16ft Lounge/Diner
  • 2 Double bedrooms and 3rd single bedroom served by Bathroom with electric shower over the bath
  • Fitted Alarm

Occupying a corner plot on the sought-after Fairview Estate within the village of East Tilbury, this 3 Bedroom End Terrace House has been a much loved family home for the past 32 years.

The property is in need of some updating although it does benefit from double glazed windows, a modern Worcester Greenstar Combi Boiler, new radiators about 8 years ago and a new Electrical Consumer Unit in 2018, when a Medicare CareCall system incorporating a burglar Alarm was installed.

The good size Porch opens into the spacious 24ft x 16ft max Lounge/Diner with the Kitchen off the Dining Area having a back door out to the Garden and the expensive 'Rangemaster Professional Deluxe' Range Cooker could remain under separate negotiation. Upstairs are the three bedrooms (two doubles and a single) and the Bathroom - formally a bathroom and separate wc, now a large family bathroom.

The Rear Garden has been block paved for low maintenance and being a corner plot, the area down the side has allowed for a tucked out of the way shed to be built.

Commuters will be attracted to this home, as it is just an easy 12 minute/0.6 mile stroll to East Tilbury Railway Station, taking you to London Fenchurch Street Station in 49 minutes.

The original East Tilbury centred around the historic 'Coalhouse Fort', built in the 1860s to guard the lower Thames from seaborne attack. This interesting place, designated as a scheduled monument in 1962, along with its large Park, is just 1.5 miles away.

The construction of a Bata Shoes factory in the 1930s just half a mile 'up the road' from the Fort and its subsequent growth (at one time Bata was one of the world's largest shoe manufacturers and retailers and employed 3000 people here at East Tilbury), resulted in the need for ongoing housing to take the ever-increasing wave of workers, and this property forms part of the Fairview Estate, which was privately built in the 1970's.

With so many families living here, the Bata company developed not only a factory, but also a mini-town for workers, and so there is a Primary School with a Good OFSTED rating (a 7-minute walk away), the original 5-Star Bata Hotel is now a development of flats with shops on the ground level which include a Co-Op Convenience Store (6-minute stroll) and the purpose-built cinema is now used as the village hall.

A short 1-mile drive away is The George & Dragon, a popular Pub/Restaurant with a high Google rating and there are several takeaways in the immediate area.


The Accommodation

UPVC entrance door with glass panel and adjacent side lights leading through to:

PORCH 6ft 3' x 3ft 7' (1.9m x 1m)

A good size with a fitted double cupboard opening to reveal the modern electrical consumer unit, which we gather was installed in 2018.


Internal door leading through to:

LOUNGE/DINER 24ft reducing to 14ft 3' x 16ft (7.3m > 4.3m x 4.9m)

A light and bright main living room, courtesy of the wide and almost full height front facing windows and the double-glazed patio doors in the dining area, which open out to the rear garden.

The open plan layout is perfect for entertaining, with the carpet in the lounge area and 'Beechwood' effect laminate flooring in the dining end, clearly defining the two areas.

A useful understairs cupboard provides great storage.


KITCHEN 9ft 3' x 7ft 8' (2.8m x 2.3m)

Fitted with a range of White Gloss kitchen units topped with slate effect worktops.

The white Rangemaster 'Professional Deluxe' Range Cooker is available by separate negotiation and sits below the stylish contemporary angled Extractor Hood, which will be remaining.

Plenty of light flows in through the rear facing window and its adjacent part glazed external UPVC door opens out to the garden.


1st FLOOR LANDING

A ceiling hatch provides access to the loft.


MASTER BEDROOM 13ft x 9ft 5' (4m x 2.9m)

A generous size double bedroom with a wide, front facing window maximising light.


BEDROOM TWO 10ft 9' x 9ft 7' (3.3m x 2.9m)

Another double bedroom, this time to the rear and with fitted bedroom furniture.


BEDROOM THREE 9ft 7' x 6ft 2' (2.9m x 1.9m)

A front facing single bedroom.


BATHROOM 7ft 5' x 5ft 6' (2.3m x 1.7m)

Fitted with a white suite, the basin inset within a 'Limed Oak' Vanity unit.

The walls are fully tiled and over the shower is a Triton T80si Electric shower.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

Retained by a brick wall, the front Garden has been landscaped with low maintenance in mind: with slate beds, a central path and some shrubs.


EXTERIOR - REAR

The Rear Garden has also been block paved for low maintenance and tucked around the side is a useful shed.


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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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