- 1 Bedroom/2 floor Apartment on prestige development on the edge of Billericay High Street
- Packed High Street with its central Waitrose and many shops, bars & restaurants
- Nice size Hall with large understairs cupboard & 'Grey Oak' flooring extending into the Living Room
- Beautiful White Gloss Kitchen units with White Quartz worktops and fully integrated appliances
- Gorgeous Bathroom serving the first floor bedroom
- Just half a mile from Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Beautifully presented 2 storey property with own front door and ALLOCATED PARKING BAY
- Large open plan Living Room with Lounge one end, Kitchen the other and Dining space between
- Huge walk-in Store Room off the Kitchen area
- NO ONWARD CHAIN!
The perfect pied-à-terre! This attractive and unique 1 Bedroom 'Cottage' forms part of the luxury conversion and extending of 'The Rising Sun' Pub, which has proudly stood for over 200 years in this prominent position on the southern boundary of Billericay High Street.
With no onward chain, this utterly charming, west facing, 2 storey Duplex sits behind wrought iron railings, its Front Door opening to a nice size Hall with a large cupboard beneath the stairs on the left as you enter. The Grey Oak laminate flooring flows into the open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen Room adjacent with windows either end, the front twin feature Sash windows enhancing the buildings appearance, in keeping within the character of the conservation area.
White Gloss Kitchen units topped with beautiful white Quartz worktops incorporate a host of integrated appliances and a huge walk-in Store Room is a lovely surprise providing a superb storage facility.
The stunning Bathroom serves the Double Bedroom which also features a Sash window, and like the ones downstairs, both enjoying a pleasant outlook over the open green space of Sun Corner, granted Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) status against future development.
The allocated Parking Bay is immediately behind, which has enabled the current owner to install a premium Anderson 'intelligent' Electric Car Charging Point - potentially available by separate negotiation.
Garland Court is a superior new development within Billericay High Streets' Conservation area, seeing the converting and extending of the original building, opened as a Public House in 1810 and replacing an older house that stood there since 1593, and the building of a brand-new Georgian style red brick building with behind the two, landscaped grounds and a secure, private Car Park.
Each apartment has both its own parking bay (plus there's an additional 3 spaces for visitors) as well as covered secure cycle parking for each flat.
During the day, the packed historic high street outside, with its many well-known high street names mixed with smaller privately owned boutiques and a central Waitrose, provide more than the daily essentials and the numerous intermingled restaurants, bars and pubs will hopefully be back open soon, once more giving the High Street a real buzz of an evening, particularly Friday and Saturday nights.
Plus, for the City worker, the commute into the Capital is short. A brisk half mile walk through the High Street and you're at the Mainline Railway Station, London Liverpool Street just a 35-minute ride away.
Combining style with security, the black on the outside, white on the inside, 'woodgrain' effect composite front door leads through to:
Making a great first impression to this stylish bijou residence, the attractive 'Grey Oak' effect wood flooring extends into the main living space and blends perfectly with the grey carpet running up the staircase, itself with its Oak balustrades.
A surprisingly large understairs cupboard, smart and contemporary internal doors and a neat chrome and sparkling quartz radiator shelf provides the finishing specification.
LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN ROOM 19ft 6' x 12ft 10' narrowing to 11ft 4' (5.9m x 3.9m > 3.5m)
This modern open plan living space has been well planned, with the Kitchen area to the far wall, Lounge area by the twin front facing Sash windows and Dining area between the two.
The sugar white walls, light Grey Oak flooring and White Gloss kitchen units topped with sparkling Quartz worktops, give an even greater impression of light and space.
The sleek handleless kitchen units incorporate a undercounter 1.5 bowl sink, built-in Gas Hob with matching stainless steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above and a Multi-function Oven below, integrated Dishwasher, integrated Zanussi ZWT71201WA large capacity Washer/Dryer and an integrated Fridge/Freezer.
Hidden within one of the matching eyelevel units is the Potterton Promax Combination Boiler serving the gas central heating via radiators and hot water.
A further internal door opens to reveal a huge walk-in Store Room which also houses the modern consumer unit.
BATHROOM 7ft x 5ft 6' (2.1m x 1.7m)
A beautifully appointed, fully fitted bathroom with a semi-recessed basin, back to wall WC and the shower bath, with its extra wide showering area, boasts a stylish Rainhead Shower head and a separate handset too for extra flexibility.
Gorgeous grey tiling to the walls and floor, coupled with a chrome towel radiator and bathroom cabinet, complete a very stylish look.
Stairs from Hall rising to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
A skylight over the stairwell throws light across the stairs and onto the landing which has a large built-in wardrobe. Further internal door through to:
BEDROOM 10ft x 9ft 6' (3m x 2.9m)
The eyes are naturally drawn to the feature front facing double glazed Sash window, which enjoys a very pleasant view across 'Sun Corner' opposite.
Beautiful wallpaper behind the bed gives designer appeal and a bespoke hand-built cupboard with feature glass doors extending to a bedside cabinet, has been neatly fitted into a large niche in the wall.
The Grounds have been landscaped in keeping with the character of the development, with between the two buildings, a tall set of iron gates providing privacy and security swing open to access the private Car Park behind.
The Car Park is block paved with each apartment allocated a space plus, there are three visitors' spaces too.
125 years from 25th March 2018. So, a healthy 122 years remain.
£1,250 per annum.
£250 per annum
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.