Salesbury Drive, Billericay

£310,000 - Under Offer


  • Super size 3 Bedroom Terrace House following past Front and Rear extensions
  • Large 9ft Hall with neat 'boxing in' housing the modern Worcester Bosch Combi Boiler
  • 18ft Lounge with modern electric Fire suite sitting in front of the original still usable Fireplace
  • 11ft x 10ft 5' Kitchen/Breakfast Room with bright white units topped with smart wood effect worktops
  • Sunny 46ft West facing Garden enjoying views across the valley the area of Sunnymede sits in
  • 1 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • 6ft Store Room off the Hall which owners of similar houses have converted into WC Rooms
  • 15ft extended Dining Room - open plan to the inner Hall giving an even greater impression of space
  • 3 generous bedrooms upstairs (the Master Bedroom 15ft x 11ft!) served by a large Bathroom + sep WC
  • 3 minute walk 'through the houses' footpath to local shops & primary schools. Norsey Woods 0.5 mile

Benefiting from front and rear extensions, this super-size 3 Bedroom House offers spacious accommodation and bags of potential plus, London Commuters will also be attracted to this home, as walking up the footpath onto Hillway, the Station is an easy 1 mile walk away.

Inside, the front door leads through to a lovely size Hall with a big walk-in Store Room, which similar houses have seen converted into a ground floor WC Room.

The Hall then extends through into the main house which sees the balance of the ground floor boasting an 18ft Lounge with a Fireplace, 15ft+ Second Living/Dining Room and a big 11ft square, fitted Kitchen.

The stairs in the original inner hall (now open plan with the Dining Room and giving an even greater impression of space) rise to the 1st Floor where there are three generous bedrooms (the Main Bedroom is 15ft x 11ft!) and the large Bathroom with its adjacent WC Room (potential for a huge main Bathroom).

To the rear, the sunny West facing 46ft Garden enjoys pleasant views of the valley the area of Sunnymede sits in.

Using the nifty footpath 'through the houses', cutting out walking the length of the winding Salesbury Drive, you can walk to Sunnymede Infant & Junior Schools (both with good OFSTED Reports) and the local shops in just 3 minutes and dog walkers and joggers may enjoy the 165 acres of Norsey Woods, ancient woodland and a local Nature Reserve.


The Accommodation

HALL 9ft 1' x 5ft 2' (2.7m x 1,6m)

The small front extension has made a big difference to the Hall, now a lovely welcoming size and with a hard-wearing quarry tiled floor and some neat 'boxing-in' to house the modern wall mounted Worcester Bosch 'Greenstar' Boiler.

The front door has twin obscure glass panels and along with the front facing window, makes for a nice light-filled entrance.

A huge plus point for this house is the walk-in Store Room, which owners of similar properties have had converted into ground floor WC rooms or small study's.


STORE ROOM 5ft 10' x 4ft 5' (1.8m x 1.3m)

What a useful little room.

Housing the electrics and gas meter and with a door opening to reveal the understairs storage cupboard.


LOUNGE 18ft 1' x 11ft (5.5m x 3.4m)

A spacious living room flooded with light courtesy of the huge set of sliding double glaze patio doors opening out to the sunny West facing 46ftt long garden.

A free-standing Electric Fire suite stands in front of the Fireplace and will be remaining, or perhaps you may want to open up the original Fireplace again.


DINING ROOM 15ft 1' x 8ft 6' (4.6m x 2.6m)

Adjacent to the Lounge, the Dining Room has been extended and is now a big second reception room, flooded in light by the practically full height and full width sliding patio doors, opening out to the sunny 46ft West facing Garden.

The dining room is open plan to the inner Hall and stairs, which gives an even greater impression of space, especially with the high ceiling.


KITCHEN 11ft x 10ft 5' (3.4m x 3.2m)

Fitted out with a range of white kitchen units topped with wood style worktops and incorporating a Gas Hob with a stainless-steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above, split level Double Oven/Grill and a Slimline Integrated Dishwasher.

There are undercounter spaces for a washing machine and fridge, a wide front facing window over the sink and plenty of room for a breakfast table and chairs.


1st FLOOR LANDING

With access to the loft and internal doors leading off to:


MASTER BEDROOM 14ft 10' x 11ft 1' (4.5m x 3.4m)

A notably large bedroom with the rear facing window enjoying far reaching views across the valley that the local area (Sunnymede) sits in.


BEDROOM TWO 10ft 6' x 10ft 4' (3.2m x 3.2m)

A front facing double bedroom with a built-in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.


BEDROOM THREE 9ft 1' x 7ft 7' (2.8m x 2.3m)

Like the master bedroom, this room also enjoys the pleasant far-reaching views.


BATHROOM 7ft 8' x 7ft (2.3m x 2.1m)

Although there is a separate WC room, the bathroom is plenty big enough for a WC to go in here too.

The present arrangement is with the cast-iron bath sitting below the front facing window, with a separate Triton T80si Electric Shower over and adjacent, the basin with full pedestal.


SEPARATE WC ROOM 5ft x 2ft 4' (1.5m x 0.7m)

With a front facing window and a close coupled WC.

(Note: We see the clear potential to open these two rooms into one large bathroom, where there is the clear option of having both a bath and a separate shower too).


EXTERIOR - FRONT

We understand from the seller that the young Oak Tree in the front garden does not have a Tree Preservation Order on it and it has been kept well trimmed over the years too. Assuming this is correct, then there is the option of taking it down in stages although the Owner quite lights it, especially in full bloom, as may you.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN

46ft long and a sunny West facing too.

There is an initial Patio which runs onto the main Lawn, stepping down towards the end to a lower level, where the owner has their brightly blue painted shed.

We thought the cutting down of the bush on the rear Boundary, potentially the small tree too, would result in even more uninterrupted views.


Notice
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.
Floor Plan
EER Chart

The Energy-Efficiency Rating is a measure of a home's overall efficiency. The higher the rating, the more energy-efficient the home is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.


marker icon