- 3 Bedroom Detached House with a SOUTH FACING Main Garden and second enclosed Garden backing fields
- 6 minute/0.3 mile walk to the High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars and restaurants
- Catchment for Quilters Infants & Junior Schools, both with Outstanding OFSTED Reports
- Main house as built in 1995, so in need of updating but this offset by its many outweighing features
- Upstairs: The 3 Bedrooms & the Family Bathroom plus, the Master Bedroom has an Ensuite Shower Room
- Situated on the ever popular Quilters Development, built by Bellway Homes in 1995
- 0.9 mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Detached Garage PLUS huge Gated Private Drive
- Downstairs: Hall, Cloakroom/WC, Lounge, Dining Room, Conservatory & Kitchen
- Double glazed windows and GCH via radiators with replacement Boiler and Pressurised Hot Water System
Backing onto fields, this 3 Bedroom Detached House is situated on the ever popular Quilters Development, built in 1995 and just 'up the road' from the High Street - a 6 minute walk from this house.
The property will also appeal to the London Commuter, being 0.9 mile from the Station and if education is a high priority, families may be interested to know the property is just a few minutes walk (thus within the catchment for) Quilters Infants & Primary Schools, both showboating 'Outstanding' OFSTED Reports.
Having the fields right behind will be great for dog owners or those who enjoy the great outdoors, as it provides all the convenience of a suburban location with added countryside
The property is essentially as built in 1995, so is in need of updating. However, this is more than outweighed by its many features, these including a Conservatory addition, huge Gated Private Drive (ideal for those with Motorhomes, Caravans, or a need for multiple parking), detached Garage and its two Gardens!
Inside, the front door opens to the Porch, itself open plan with the Hall with a door ahead to the ground floor WC Room another door to the Lounge and the stairs up to the 1st floor.
The Lounge has double doors swinging open to the Dining Room (both with wood parquet flooring) and a set of patio doors to the Conservatory (with a radiator allowing all-year-round use), itself with double doors opening out to the sunny South facing Garden.
The Dining Room is adjacent to the Kitchen and so could of course be opened up into one big Kitchen/Diner.
Upstairs sees the three bedrooms and family Bathroom, the master bedroom having an Ensuite Shower Room.
The Gas Central Heating via radiators has the benefit of a replacement Boiler along with a pressurised water system and the windows are double glazed.
Outside the Plot is slightly unusual, having essentially two separate areas, the Main House, Garage and Gardens, plus and a large separate Gated Private Drive.
The Conservatory opens on to the sunny South facing Main Garden, which has a picket fence at the end with a central gate leading through to a part Covered area between the Garden and the detached Garage. The other side of the Garage is another enclosed Garden area,
Across the other side of the footpath that separates the two areas of the Plot, is a large parcel of land currently arranged as a long tarmac Drive with an adjacent stretch of grass,
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS.
A UPVC entrance door and corner side panel gives access into this hallway which has wood block parquet flooring, there is open access into the lounge, stairs to the first floor and a panelled door to the cloakroom.
With a window onto the garden, this ground floor toilet has a low-level WC, a wall mounted basin and tiling to walls.
LOUNGE 4.42m x 3.91m ( 14'6 x 12'8)
Again, the woodblock Parquet flooring extends into this lounge which as well as a side window also has patio doors opening into the conservatory which, with a southerly aspect, ensures this reception area enjoys good natural light. In addition, there is an under stairs storage cupboard and double doors opening to the dining room.
CONSERVATORY 3.40m x 2.74m (11'2 x 9')
Having a brick base, this conservatory is predominantly UPVC construction with a vaulted ceiling, there are double doors that open onto the garden and a side door for additional side access. It's worth noting that a radiator has been fitted to this room which appears to run off the main central heating system.
DINING ROOM 3.35m x 2.56m (11' x 8'5)
The wood block flooring flows seamlessly into the dining room, this has windows to two aspects and an open access into the kitchen to make these ideal rooms to be combined into one single Kitchen diner.
KITCHEN 3.36m x 2.56m (11' x 14'6)
The front window looks down into the street and therefore gives a good view of the comings and goings. Fitted with a range of wood fronted units and rolled edge work services this kitchen has a good amount of storage fitted to three walls. There is a built-in electric oven, hob and cooker hood. In addition, there are spaces for a fridge, freezer and washing machine. The corner cupboard houses a Worcester gas boiler which would appear to be a recent addition.
The carpeted stairs and landing with turned wood balustrades, has another front facing window which brings good natural light into the central area of the house. There is an access point to the loft airing cupboard housing the pressurised hot water system and panel doors lead to each bedroom.
BEDROOM ONE 3.97m x 2.76m (13' x 9'1)
This bedroom has an arched side window and a bay window projection to the front, there are also two built-in mirrored fronted wardrobes which sit either side of the bed recess. A folding door then gives access to the en-suite shower room
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
This wide shower room with rear window and tiling to walls, has a low-level WC, a wall mounted handbasin and a shower cubicle with glass door.
BEDROOM TWO 3.16m x 2.88m (10'4 x 9'5)
The second double bedroom with the rear window enjoying views of the unoverlooked aspect to the rear, has built-in mirror fronted wardrobes fitted to one wall which have combination of hanging shelving storage units built within.
BEDROOM THREE 3.16m x 1.96m (10'4 x 6'4)
This third bedroom has a rear window and built-in storage over the stairs bulkhead.
Having a rear window and fully tiled walls this bathroom has a fitted three-piece white suite which comprises a low-level WC, a pedestal wash basin and a panel enclosed bath with mixer taps and hand shower attachment.
Enjoying a southerly aspect, this rear garden enjoys a good degree of the daytime sunlight and is predominantly lawn with shrub borders. To the rear of the garden is an archway and gate that leads into a hardstanding area where there is a door leading into the garage and a gate out to the front.
The property commands a wide front boundary with the garage being positioned to the rear of the garden. This is accessed via double gates which then lead to a driveway/parking area.
It's also worth noting to the right hand side of the garage is an additional area of land that we understand is on the deeds to this property, there is also a public footpath that goes through this gated space to the farmland while in the opposite direction, it gives more direct pedestrian access onto the Laindon Road and in turn the High Street which is 0.3 miles distant.
GARAGE 5.38m 2.5m (17'7 x 8'2)
An up and over door gives access and there is power and light connected together with eaves storage space.
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.