South Ridge, Billericay

OIEO £500,000 - Under Offer


  • Large 3 Bedroom Semi=detached Family House in sought after neighbourhood
  • Four living areas: Lounge, Family Area, Dining Area & Study
  • Big ground floor Shower Room in addition to the swish refitted 1st floor Bathroom
  • Gas Central Heating via radiators and a 2018 Vaillant ecoTEC Plus Gas Boiler
  • 0.7 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • With both a Garage Conversion & Rear Extension increasing the Ground Floor Living Space considerably
  • White gloss Kitchen with Quartz worktops and Bosch appliances
  • Beautiful Karndean flooring in the Kitchen & Dining Area and new carpet in Lounge & Family Room
  • Large block paved Drive and pretty, well maintained Garden
  • 3 min walk to local shops including Tesco Express & 6 min walk to both local Schools & Mill Meadows

This 3 Bedroom Semi boasts both a Garage Conversion and Rear Extension, which has increased the ground floor living space considerably, there now essentially four living areas along with the Porch, White gloss Kitchen with Quartz worktops and a big ground floor Shower Room (in addition to the 1st floor Bathroom).

Further features include beautiful Karndean flooring in the Kitchen and Dining Area, new grey carpet running through the Lounge, Family Room and up the stairs to the Landing, a swish refitted Bathroom and separate WC Room, Gas Central Heating via radiators (a new Vaillant Boiler in 2018), a majority boarded out Loft, a well maintained Garden and a large grey double width block paved Drive.

Using the Daines Road/Crown Road short-cut, one can walk to the Mainline Station in less than 15 minutes (0.7 mile) and via Chantry Way you can be in the High Street in 9-10 minutes - Waitrose only a couple of monutes further. PLus, local shops including a Tesco Express are just a 3-minute stroll away too - very convenient.

All in all, a very well maintained house in a very pleasant and convenient neighbourhood, with the local Infants & Primary Schools both enjoying a Good OFSTED Report and Commuters enticed by the short walk to the Station.


The Accommodation


PORCH 5ft x 4ft 10' (1.5m x 1.5m)

A well-lit entrance courtesy of generous glazing and the twin glazed panels of the stylish composite Front Door.

Attractive Karndean flooring gives enduring elegance, and an internal door opens to reveal a large built in cupboard giving plenty of in room for coats and shoes.


LOUNGE 19ft 3' x 15ft 2' narrowing to 11ft (5.9m x 4.6m > 3.35m)

Formerly the Lounge/Diner, so a lovely size and with light pouring through the large front facing window.

The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as found throughout the ground floor, along with elegant cornice providing the finishing touch.


FAMILY AREA 12ft 7' x 8ft 10' (3.8m x 2.7m)

Open plan from the Lounge and with the easy ability to be cordoned off by a set of double doors etc.

Lots of natural light flows in through the wide set of double doors and their accompanying full height sidelight windows.

A built in cupboard houses the Vaillant 'ecoTEC Plus' Gas Boiler, which was installed in 2015, along with the Vendors Tumble Dryer


DINING AREA 12ft 9' max x 10ft 4' (3.9m x 3.1m)

Open plan with the Kitchen and with the gorgeous rich colouring of the wood effect Karndean flooring running through both areas.

A set of double doors with adjacent windows open out to the rear garden and looking up, one notices the feature vaulted ceiling, which incorporates a skylight drawing in even more light.


KITCHEN 12ft 8' x 8ft 2' (3.9m x 2.5m)

Fitted with a range of White Gloss Kitchen units topped with black Quartz worktops and incorporating a Bosch Gas Hob with a sleek Elica Angled Extractor Hood above, built in Bosch Double Oven/Grill and a built in Wine Cooler.


INNER LOBBY

With a fitted cupboard housing the consumer unit and gas meter, and with doors off to the ground floor Shower Room and Study.


STUDY 9ft 2' x 7ft 7' (2.8m x 2.3m)

Nearly full width, the wide front facing window floods this fine size Study in light.


SHOWER ROOM 6ft 6' x 4ft 5' (2m x 1.3m)

Big enough for the Vendors washing machine and fitted with a wall mounted basin, close coupled WC, and a corner Shower with a Triton electric shower.

Tiled floor and extractor fan.


1st FLOOR LANDING

The built-in airing cupboard houses the hot water tank, and a ceiling hatch provides access to the Loft which has been boarded out.


MAIN BEDROOM 12ft 2' x 10ft 6' (3.7m x 3.2m)

A large front facing double bedroom with ‘His and Hers' wall lights either side of the bed space.


BEDROOM TWO 12ft 6' x 8ft 8' (3.8m x 2.6m)

Another generous front double bedroom, this one with a built in wardrobe.


BEDROOM THREE 8ft 9' x 8ft 6' (2.7m x 2.6m)

The full width window bathes this room in light and a built in cupboard provides useful storage.


BATHROOM

This well-appointed on-trend bathroom features a freestanding Vanity unit with an attractive woodgrain finish to the drawers and beautiful ceramic tiling to the walls and floor. A chrome towel radiator completes the look.

SEPARATE WC ROOM

Re-fitted to the same design as the bathroom complete with the gorgeous tiling and a woodgrain finish WC unit.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The smart grey block paved drive provides parking for three large vehicles and a side gate leads round to the Rear Garden.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN

Commencing with a paved patio, the balance neatly laid to lawn with decorative borders and a number of shrubs and small trees giving a degree of seclusion.


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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.
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