- 4 Bedroom Semi-detached House boasting big bedrooms and a 152ft Garden.
- Catchment for Quilters Infants & Junior Schools, both with Outstanding OFSTED Reports
- 'Round the corner' from open countryside, perfect for running, dog walking and active kids!
- 20ft Lounge with wide glazing and central double doors opening out to the Garden
- 31ft Kitchen/Diner
- Pleasant non-estate setting on a sought after road within the popular Tye Common area of Billericay
- 0.75 mile to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose Store, shops, bars and restaurants
- 18ft long Hall with attractive wood flooring extending throughout the ground floor bar the Shower Rm
- Separate Dining area and separate Study too.
- 2 Bathrooms (ground floor Shower Room & beautiful refitted First Floor Bathroom)
Four big bedrooms and a big 152ft Garden are just two of the numerous selling points of this large, extended Semi-detached House, situated in the popular Tye Common area of Billericay.
An early Billericay road, Scrub Rise has long been a sought after 'non-estate' street, as it falls within catchment for Quilters Infants & Junior Schools, both with Outstanding' OFSTED Reports. Plus, utilising some of the locally known short cuts, the High Street is just 3/4 mile away on foot.
The property really does enjoy a combination of town & country, with Billericay High Street so close one side, yet open countryside and 15 acres of 'Frith Wood' ancient woodland, only a couple of minutes' walk, the other.
This modern home of over 1400sq ft has an 18ft long Hall with attractive wood laminate flooring extending into the three receptions rooms, a 20ft Lounge, 12ft Dining Area and 9ft Study, along with a 31ft long Kitchen/Diner with its gorgeous range of warm Walnut effect kitchen units up end and a ground floor Shower Room to the ground floor.
Upstairs, the surprisingly spacious Landing leads off to the four bedrooms and the beautifully appointed Family Bathroom which features a large ShowerBath.
The house is very well presented throughout with Gas Central Heating via radiators and double-glazed windows.
Central front door leading through to:
Over 18ft long with sugar white walls and attractive wood laminate flooring, which gives a fresh and homely welcome.
LOUNGE 20ft x 11ft (6.1m x 3.4m)
The eyes will be drawn to the generous rear glazing, over 12ft wide and incorporating a wide set of central double doors with accompanying full height side light windows, which open out to the wide rear patio and gazes out over the 150ft+ Garden.
Its contemporary style décor coupled with the gorgeous wood flooring, makes for a lovely space to relax and unwind in.
DINING ROOM 12ft 4' x 11ft 8' (3.8m x 3.6m)
With plenty of room for a large table and chairs, this is a very sociable place that flows into the lounge beyond.
STUDY 8ft 9' x 7ft 9' (2.7m x 2.4m)
With the increasing trend for working from home, the ‘home office' is very much back in vogue, and the one here is of a very good size, with a bright front facing window for maximum light.
KITCHEN/DINER 31ft x 7ft 9' (9.4m x 2.4m)
Satin finish, ‘Black Slate' effect worktops complement the rich ‘Walnut‘ finish of the kitchen units, which incorporate a stainless-steel 5-Ring Gas Hob, with a matching Multi-function Double Oven below and Chimney style Extractor Hood above.
The far end leaves plenty of room for a breakfast table and chairs, as well as a sofa.
Plenty of light flows in through the front facing window, wide side facing window and the glazed back door, with borrowed light flowing back and forth through the original rear facing window, prior to the extension.
SHOWER ROOM 7ft 9' x 5ft 10' (2.4m x 1.8m)
The current sellers find this an exceedingly useful second bathroom for those busy mornings, fitted with a white suite incorporating an electric shower and a rather handy understairs storage cupboard.
1st FLOOR LANDING
Doors off to:
MASTER BEDROOM 12ft 5' x 10ft 5' (3.8m x 3.2m)
Its nearly 8ft wide, large rear facing window drenches this rear bedroom in light, and we liked the contemporary wallpaper adorning the chimney breast as it runs through the bedroom.
The 8ft high ceiling gives an even greater impression of space too, making for a lovely, light and bright bedroom, which also enjoys a rather nice outlook over the gardens behind.
BEDROOM TWO 12ft x 10ft 9' (3.7m x 3.3m)
As it is so similar in size to the principle bedroom, the owners use this as their master bedroom.
BEDROOM THREE 10ft 2' min x 9ft 2' (3.1m x 2.8m)
Another bedroom that takes its double bed with ease, and also enjoys a notably wide window, enjoying that pleasant rear outlook.
BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 2' x 8ft 9' (2.8m x 1.8m)
Another fine size bedroom, this one to the front.
BATHROOM 8ft 8' x 5ft 9' (2.6m x 1.8m)
This luxury, designer style bathroom boasts a large Showerbath, offering the option of a relaxing soak, or a blast under the shower within the extra-wide showering area at the end.
The wide, white gloss 850mm Vanity unit has two big drawers providing great storage, with beautiful slate finish tiling to the walls, stone finish tiling to the floor and a tall chrome towel radiator completing a very modern and contemporary look to this bathroom.
(A discreet internal door on the left as you enter the bathroom, opens to reveal a huge airing cupboard, the full width of the bathroom and housing the hot water cylinder, and with plenty of spare room for linen storage)
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Set well back from the road, the block paved drive provides parking for three cars, with soft landscaping on the left, giving added kerbside appeal.
A gate on the right gives side access round to the rear garden.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN
152ft in length, the Garden commences with a large flagstone paved patio, which leads onto the lawn.
There are two ponds, a large raised Koi pond and a ground level smaller one.
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.