- Handsome 5 Bedroom Detached Luxury Home with Double Integral Garage & sunny 85ft West facing Garden
- Catchment for Mayflower and Buttsbury Infants - both with Outstanding OFSTED Reports
- 3,400sq ft of extended accommodation arranged over two floors
- 25ft x 19ft feature Family Room with 2 sets of Bi-fold doors in the South-West corner for max light
- Stunning 18ft custom made designer Kitchen with Miele appliances
- Located on the pretty, tree lined stretch of this prestigious non-estate road in North Billericay
- Close to Stock Brook Country Club with its top leisure facilities and golf course
- Large Hall with refitted Ground Floor WC Room and beautiful Amtico© flooring
- 17ft formal Lounge, 16ft Playroom/large Home Office and 14ft Dining Room
- Three Ensuites and a large Family Bathroom serving the 5 large Bedrooms
This handsome 5 Bedroom Detached Luxury Home stands behind a remote-controlled rolling gate on a pretty, tree lined stretch of this prestigious road in North Billericay and boasts a sunny 85ft x 63ft West facing Garden.
Over 3,400sq ft of well-planned accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises a large Hall, ground floor WC Room, Formal Lounge with a feature 'built-in' Fireplace, a hugely impressive 25ft 6' x 19ft Family/Dining Room with Bi-fold Doors meeting in the South-West corner and streaming in light, 16ft Playroom/Study, 14ft Breakfast Room and a 18ft Designer Kitchen with all Miele appliances to the Ground Floor, with upstairs, the 5 Bedrooms (all large doubles and the two principal bedrooms exceptionally large and both could be the Master Bedroom) served by three Ensuite Shower Rooms and a Main Family Bathroom.
With a high profile upon security, there are eight operational cameras throughout the property, in addition to the high Entrance Gate.
The gated access provides security and privacy to the expansive Drive, with the integral Double Garage providing additional parking for luxury cars and to the rear, the huge Patio and lawn beyond, beckons big Summer parties and family gatherings.
The property falls within catchment of the Outstanding OFSTED rated Buttsbury and Mayflower Schools and is within walking distance of St Johns Private School, Stockbrook Manor Golf & Country Club and the countryside, which includes 165 acres of Norsey Woods, perfect for dog walking and the health and fitness enthusiasts.
Combining style with security, the Anthracite Grey outside/White inside, woodgrain effect contemporary style Front Door, with its adjacent full height side light window, leads through to:
HALL 17ft 4' x 13ft 6' narrowing to 6ft (5.3m x 4.1m > 1.8m)
A spacious and welcoming reception area with the 8ft high ceiling giving an even greater impression of space and finished with elegant cornice and inset downlighting, as found throughout this well presented home.
The timeless 'wood grain' Amtico© flooring gives enduring refinement and extends into the Study/Playroom and WC Room.
Here we noted the Urmet wall mounted control panel IP video system, linking with the exterior security camera and main gate automation, and an understairs cupboard provides useful shelved storage.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 6ft 6' x 4ft 1' (2m x 1.25m)
Sugar white walls and the wood effect Amtico© flooring goes perfectly with the 'Limestone' tiling behind the back-to-wall WC with its concealed cistern and the matching Washstand with its contemporary square basin.
A tall chrome towel radiator and large fitted mirror provide the finishing touch.
FORMAL LOUNGE 16ft 10' x 14ft 2' (5.1m x 4.3m)
Striking, stylish and seriously good looking, the bold designer wallpaper gives designer appeal and synonymous for high quality, distinctive Fireplaces, the remote control Gazco built-in Gas Fire creates the focal point to the room.
The large front facing Georgian style window brings in lots of light and has a smart fitted blind.
FAMILY ROOM 25ft 6' x 19ft (7.8m x 5.8m)
A very modern living space, for the contemporary lifestyle.
Meeting in the sunny south-west corner of the room, twin © Sunflex Aluminium Bi-folding Door systems to two walls bathe the room in light, the narrow frames maximising light and opening wide during the Summer months to really bring the outside in.
Catching the eye, the far wall with its exposed brick finish has an accompanying ceiling recess along its length, lined with hidden downlighting providing stunning evening backdrop lighting and the built-in Bose® speakers will be remaining.
Gorgeous Walnut wood flooring meets the tranquil charm of Travertine tiling to give zoning separation of the Lounge and Dining areas and the wet underfloor heating distributes heat evenly and consistently without unsightly radiators.
LARGE HOME OFFICE/PLAYROOM 15ft 10' x 8ft 5' (4.8m x 2.6m)
A generous additional reception room offering great versatility of use and well-lit courtesy of the front facing Georgian style windows.
A sleek black gloss wall mounted unit provides hidden storage.
DINING ROOM 14ft 1' x 9ft 7' (4.3m x 2.9m)
The original dining room has been until recently used as Gym, the full run of the left wall given over to floor to ceiling mirrors and with rubber matting on the floor for heavy gym equipment.
The 9ft of bi-folding Doors open wide to bring sunny days into the room and provide direct access out to the large Patio.
DESIGNER KITCHEN 18ft 1' x 9ft Excluding the fitted units recessed within the near wall (5.5m x 2.75m)
The wide rear facing window enjoys a very pleasant outlook over the garden as well as flooding in light to this stunning, custom made luxury Kitchen boasting a confection of contrasting Cream Gloss and Walnut effect units topped with Quartz worktops and incorporating a host of integrated Miele appliances.
For the keen Cook, the Miele appliances briefly comprise:
. A sleek black 5-Ring 'AutoVario' Induction Hob with an integrated Extractor Hood above
. Steam oven
. Combination Microwave/Oven/Grill
. Multifunction Oven with Miele's Pyrolysis ThermoClean function
. Larder Fridge
. Larder Freezer
. Integrated Dishwasher
. Built-in Winecooler
. Zip Tap providing both Hot and Cold filtered water.
Underfloor heating runs below the beautiful Travertine tiling and double doors open to the adjacent Dining Room.
A discreet flush fitting door within the right wall of the Family Room as you enter, opens to a large walk-in Storeroom, with fitted double doors opening to reveal housing for a stacked Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer.
Stairs from Hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING 27ft 6 x 6ft 2 (8.4m x 1.9m)
Stretching across nearly 28ft and with an opening Skylight one end, beaming down natural sunlight.
A flush fitting loft hatch flips down to provide access to the loft with conversion possibilities and the airing cupboard has been shelved for great linen storage.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 37ft 8' x 11ft 5' max (11.5m x 3.5m)
Damask style wallpaper adorns the majority of the walls and adds a luxurious feel to this expansive Master Bedroom which has four Front facing Georgian star windows flooding in light and enjoying a pleasant sylvan outlook across the road outside.
The far end has been set aside as a Dressing Area, the 11ft 5' x 6ft 8' (3.5m x 2m) floor area bordered on two sides by fitted wardrobes with stylish sliding doors.
ENSUITE 13ft 3' x 5ft 7' (4m x 1.7m)
Eye-catching marble effect porcelain tiling to the floor and within the shower area, compliments the sophisticated lilac-grey walls and white suite, which comprises a wide wall hung basin, back-to-wall WC and the large glass enclosed Shower area, which features a stylish overhead Rainfall type showerhead and a separate handset too.
Looking up we noted two sun tunnels channelling in sunlight through highly reflective tubes, along with two lines of inset downlighting too.
BEDROOM TWO 26ft 1' x 19ft narrowing to 13ft 6' (8m x 5.8m)
This extended bedroom features a walk-through Lounge area, open plan to a fabulous main bedroom boasting a soaring 11ft high vaulted ceiling, with a large fitted fan for hot summer nights.
A set of double doors with swivelling spotlights either side, open to a Juliette balcony enjoying a rather pleasant outlook over the rear garden, and three further windows make for a lovely light-filled principal bedroom.
The initial 13ft 6' x 13ft 4' Lounge area has a bank of electrical, satellite, TV and telephone sockets for all things media, with fitted speakers in each corner for added televisual enhancement.
A low wall plus wood effect flooring in the Lounge area and Carpet in the bedroom area, gives clear separation and this bedroom also enjoys its own private Ensuite Shower Room too.
ENSUITE 9ft 5' x 4ft 10' (2.9m x 1.5m)
A contemporary designer look Shower Room featuring attractive grey ceramic tiling to the floor and shower and grey walls, complimenting the en vogue suite, comprising a wall hung Black Gloss Vanity unit, back-to-wall WC and a large glass enclosed walk-in Shower enclosure.
A chrome towel radiator and sun tunnel complete the look.
BEDROOM THREE 16ft x 11ft 3' (4.9m x 3.4m)
The wide rear facing window maximises light to this fine size double bedroom which sees the far wall lined with fitted wardrobes with sliding doors, the central wardrobe retaining the original radiator for warm winter clothing.
A stylish central fan provides summer cooling.
'JACK AND JILL' ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 9ft x 6ft 3' (2.75m x 1.9m)
Shared with Bedrooms Three and Four and with the measurements excluding the recessed tiled shower cubicle, with the balance of the suite comprising a back-to-wall WC and twin wall mounted basins, both with chrome traps and one at an endearing low level for small children.
The compact back-to-wall WC gives a greater impression of floor space, which has been laid with attractive non-slip Amtico© flooring.
A chrome towel radiator and a mirrored bathroom cabinet provide the finishing touches and a rear facing window provides plenty of natural light.
BEDROOM FOUR 11ft 2' x 9ft 10' (3.4m x 3m)
Fitted blinds to the rear facing Georgian style window gives a neat, uncluttered look to this modern grey painted bedroom, with matching grey carpet and a door leading through to the shared Ensuite with Bedroom Three
BEDROOM FIVE 13ft10' x 7ft 9' (4.2m x 2.4m)
A pleasant cream bedroom with a wide front facing window.
FAMILY BATHROOM 9ft x 6ft 8' (2.75m x 2m)
A well-appointed bathroom with attractive Marble effect tilework and a stylish white suite comprising an extra wide wall mounted Basin, back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern, Double Ended Bath, and a separate tiled Shower cubicle too.
The side facing window provides plenty of natural light and behind the sink a very large mirror, with twin shelved cabinets either end, reflects the bathroom giving an even greater impression of size.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Adding much kerb appeal, the sturdy, remote controlled, automated sliding metal gate provides a beautiful, yet safe and secure entrance to the property, with an IP Camera link with the wall mounted panel in the Hall.
The gate gently retracts to glide one's car onto the block paved Drive where twin up and over doors open to revel the integral Double Garage.
Pedestrian access to both sides leads round to the rear garden.
GARAGE 16ft 6' x 17ft (5m x 5.2m)
Another discreet door in the Family Room opens to the Garage with its twin, remote controlled electric up and over doors.
In the far corner is a wall mounted Worcester Greenstar Boiler and its accompanying Range Tribune HE Hot water cylinder, providing mains pressure hot water.
Upon the back wall we noted the modern consumer unit and the manifolds for the underfloor heating.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN
The huge 37ft x 13ft (11.3m x 4m) Patio demands friends and Chianti. Its wide expanse giving plenty of room for outside furniture and the Coast Spars Hot Tub (not tested) will be remaining.
A retaining brick wall has a central step leading up to the balance which is laid to lawn with several established tall trees and hedging providing a high degree of seclusion, especially during the summer months.
At the top right-hand corner of the garden is a large useful Summer House/Shed 12ft x 8ft, with twin windows and central, part glazed double doors.
Bright exterior lights line the back wall of the house for evening entertaining and there's also an outside tap, outside electrical socket, and a security light.
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.