- Private Cul De Sac Close to Town
- Extended Ground Floor With Stunning Kitchen/Diner/Day Room
- Two Re-fiited Bathrooms, One Shower Room and Cloakroom
- Rear Garden With Westerly Aspect
- Viewing Reccomended
- Substantial Home With Five Double Bedrooms
- Four Reception Rooms
- Fitted Hive Active Smart Thermostat
- Double Garage
- Great Area
This substantial and thoughtfully extended five-bedroom home with a stunning kitchen/diner/day room is pleasantly located opposite wooded land in a private cul-de-sac conveniently placed for both the railway station and high street.
The internal accommodation with a fitted Hive Active Smart Thermostat is going to be amongst the largest you will find in comparable properties. Each of the five bedrooms are doubles and these are served by two bathrooms and one shower room which in addition to the ground floor cloakroom were all refitted in 2016 by Ace Bathrooms. At the same time and in addition to being redecorated in neutral colours, new carpet was fitted to the stairs and the entire first floor to give it a luxury feel.
Following the extension approx. 8 years ago, the ground floor of this house was enhanced in both size and styling. Throughout the ground floor there is a combination of wood effect flooring in three of the four reception rooms while large white floor tiles are fitted in reception hall and then continue into the kitchen/day room and utility room.
Needless to say, the kitchen/diner/day room with its glazed gable, bi-fold doors and adjoining play/sitting room with underfloor heating, is an enviable family hub to have in any property.
As you can see from the photos there is a double garage, a brick paved drive and a 62' x 48' rear garden that faces in a westerly facing rear garden, this ensures not only is the garden a bit of a sun trap, but the house will also benefit from a great deal of natural light and warmth.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...
With large white tiles this reception hall gives a lovely light and bright entrance, in addition, the "L" shape design of this hall ensures privacy is retained from the doorstep throughout the ground floor. Underneath the stairs there is a large double cupboard providing ample space for coats and shoes and there are white panel doors to each of the ground floor rooms.
Refurbished using a stylish suite a couple of years ago, at the same time as the other bathrooms this cloakroom, with a window, has a tiled floor and a wall unit that incorporates a wc and wash basin.
STUDY 2.82m x 2.68 (9ft2 x 8ft7)
Two front facing windows give plenty of natural light to this room.
DINING ROOM/GYM 4.12m x 3.97m (13ft5 x 13ft)
Originally design as a dining room, this reception room with wood effect vinyl flooring has, following the extension, become a very accessible gym but could equally be used as a separate cinema/media room.
LOUNGE 6.54m x 4.13m (21ft4 x 13ft5)
Positioned centrally within two other reception rooms and with two side windows and a feature fireplace this living room also has wood effect vinyl flooring. There are also double doors leading into each the adjoining rooms, so should the party moment arise you could have open access between each of these reception rooms that have an impressive combined depth of 15m.
SITTING/PLAYROOM 4.48m x 4.03m (14ft6 x 13ft2)
Adjoining both the kitchen and lounge this carpeted playroom has a part vaulted ceiling height of 3.1m and a rear facing window.
KITCHEN/DINER/DAY ROOM 8.03m x 5.26m (26ft3 x 17ft2)
Firstly, wow what a room, impressive in size, practicality and style. The large white tiles used in the hall continue into this kitchen so the light from the rear glazed gable, bi-folds and separate double doors floods in and bounces around this most generously sized room.
Fitted out in a range of wood fronted soft close units with granite tops, there is also a bank of matching cupboards fitted to one side and a "L" shaped breakfast/peninsular bar to create a natural separation to the open plan space available.
Within the units there are integrated appliances to include a fridge, freezer and dishwasher while there is a space housing a Rangemaster cooker. In addition, over the inset enamelled double sink is an instant boiled water and drinking tap coming from the water softener.
Sitting in front of the bi-folds and under the 3.1m high raised ceiling is the space to house a table of considerable size, adjoining this area there is open access into the playroom.
UTILTY ROOM 4.84m x 2.11m > 1.89m (15ft8 x 6ft9 > 6ft2)
Accessed directly from the kitchen and with matching floor tiles and wood fronted units with granite tops, this utility ensures continue flows between both rooms. Having been extended, this utility has ample space for various appliances together with the variety of possessions that often need to find themselves a temporary home.
LANDING 6.5m Wide (21ft3)
This lovely wide landing with a front facing window was, together with the five bedrooms was re- carpeted in 2016, panel doors open to each of the double bedrooms and the airing cupboard.
MASTER SUITE 5.33m x 4.59m (17ft4 x 15ft)
With built in wardrobes to one wall and two windows facing the front, this particularly large master bedroom provides both good storage and ample space for additional furniture if desired.
Ace bathrooms of Billericay refitted all the bathrooms and the cloakroom in 2016, this stylishly tiled en-suite has a well-chosen five piece Britton suite that consists of a walk in 0.9m x 0.9m shower cubicle with a low profile tray, rain head and hand shower, there are his and hers basin units with mixer taps and storage under, a lacquered wc unit with push button flush and a Nano Glaze finish. Finally, and to complete the bathing options at the end of a busy day is a spa bath with wall mounted tap furniture to give ultra-modern clean lines to this room.
BEDROOM TWO 3.99m > 3.31m x 3.78m (13ft > 10ft8 x 12ft4)
Enjoying a front facing window, this bedroom together with master and fourth looks onto the wooded land opposite, in addition there are built in wardrobes, a fitted dressing table with draws and an en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
As referred to previously this en-suite has a refitted modern RAK Ceramics, Origin white suite, again the floor and walls have stylish tiling, there is a walk-in shower cubicle with a low-profile tray, pedestal wash basin with mixer taps and a back to wall wc with a push button flush.
BEDROOM THREE 4.6m > 3.91m x 2.98m (15ft > 12ft8 x 9ft77)
Having two built in wardrobes/storage cupboards and windows looking out to the front, this is a lovely sized bedroom enjoying views of the wooded land opposite.
BEDROOM FOUR 4m x 3.81m > 3,11m (13ft1 x 12ft5 > 10ft2)
This rear facing bedroom has fitted bedroom furniture providing a both wardrobe space and a dressing table/desk with draws.
BEDROOM FIVE 4.02m > 3.13m x 2.96m (13ft1 > 10ft2 x 9ft7)
Although this is bedroom five as you see from the size this is by means a small bedroom and it also has a built-in wardrobe.
FAMILY BATHROOM 2.9m x 2.56m (9ft5 x 8ft4)
Again, this four piece tiled bathroom was re-fitted by Ace Bathrooms of Billericay in 2016 in a stylish modern white suite that includes a walk in oversized shower cubicle with a low profile tray, rain head shower and a separate hand shower attachment. In addition, there is washbasin and vanity unit, a low level wc and a panel enclosed bath with wall mounted mixer taps and a hand shower attachment.
Across the front of this house is a lawn garden area and a brick paved drive providing parking and access to the garages.
DOUBLE GARAGE 5.33m x 4.59m (17ft5 x 15ft1)
Integral to house this garage has twin up and over doors, power and light, a side door and an internal door to the utility room.
Enjoying a lovely sunny westerly aspect this rear garden measures approx. 62' x 48' and is screened by a conifer hedge to the rear boundary, it commences a paved patio with remainder being lawn. There is access to the side, an outside water tap and power point.
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.