Situated on a corner plot in one of Billericay's premium Roads within 0.7 miles of the train station, this substantial five-bedroom home offers exceptional accommodation, tastefully presented using quality modern fittings throughout.
Over time the current owners have carried out an extensive amount of improvements to this property, this has included a two-storey side extension and a reconfiguration to the original layout to ensure there is a natural big house feel. In addition, a thoughtful rewire was carried out so now there is Cat 5 cabling to each room and strategically placed wall tv points .
Double opening composite entrance doors give you the first glimpse of the sizeable reception hall, each of the four reception rooms, two of which have bi-folding doors to the garden, and the rear facing kitchen/diner with its Quartz tops and island unit. Throughout this home there is a stylish neutral décor with complimentary carpeting and Amtico flooring fitted to the busier areas of the ground floor.
The first floor of this home is equally delightful, there are five decent sized bedrooms but special note really must be drawn to the main bedroom suite that consists of four separate zones; the bedroom, dressing room, walk in wardrobe and the four piece en-suite bathroom. Both the en-suites in this house, the family bathroom and ground floor cloakroom were all refitted at the same time with well-chosen tiling and fittings to include flush fitted TV's in both the bathrooms.
Externally the attention to detail continues, the garden has a full width patio with recessed lighting, there is watering system in place for the shrub beds that extend to the side and out the front and you may notice two discreetly placed solar panels that help keep the running costs of this 2700sqft family home as economical as possible.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..
A Flagstone paved path and steps lead up to a recessed porch where there are double opening composite doors to give a grand but discreet entrance into the reception hall.
RECEPTION HALL 5.26 m x 4.86 m (17'3 x 15'9)
Just as you would expect from a house of this size, the reception hall with Amtico flooring and its warming neutral decor is both a most generous space for welcoming guests and a lovely light and airy thoroughfare between each of the four reception rooms and kitchen.
STUDY 2.6 m x 2.41 m (8'6 x 7'11)
This carpeted front facing study enjoys good natural light and is of an ample size to be a home office or alternatively a snug media room.
DINING ROOM 4.61 m reducing to 4.14 m x 4.11 m (15'1 > 13'5 x 13'6)
The walk-in bay window not only provides a source of good natural light, but it also adds another dimension of size to this already generously proportioned room.
The wood effect Amtico flooring flows seamlessly from the hallway, and with inset spotlights there is also a nice modern feel. It's also worth noting there is already TV wall socket installed should you wish to use it in the future.
LIVING ROOM 6.34 m x 4.1 m (20'10 x 13'5)
As preferred with many living rooms, this one is also carpeted to give that welcoming cosy feel and with inset spots to the ceiling, two side windows flanking a stylish inset wall gas fire and bi-folding doors, this is a living room with a quality modern edge.
SITTING ROOM/PLAYROOM 4.29 m x 3.9 m (14'1 x 12'10)
Again, the Amtico flooring continues into this room to give an added level of practicality to an everyday family room which also has inset spotlights, a wall mounted TV point and another set of bi-folding doors opening onto the garden.
Luxuriously fitted out with Amtico flooring and well-chosen textured tiled walls, this cloakroom with inset spotlights, consists of a back to wall WC, a vanity basin with a mounted circular glass handbasin and backing mirror while illuminated recessed display niches finish off the decadent feel.
KITCHEN/DINER 5.44 m x 5.14 m (17'10 x 17'9)
Every family loves a large kitchen, and this fits the bill. Being generously sized with inset spots to ceiling and stylish Amtico floor tiles to compliment the flooring in remainder of the house, this kitchen has an extensive range of units with quartz worktops fitted to 3 walls and an island unit to give that central hub for the family to congregate around and of course, lean against!
Built within the units is an integrated dishwasher, a washing machine and tumble dryer, a wine cooler and a Stoves range oven with plate warmer, built in slow cooker and cooker hood over. A wide rear window ensures you have good views of the garden and in addition, there is also side window and a side door for easy access to the garden and garage.
Thanks to the neutral décor and complimentary carpeting, the light and airy feel of the reception hall continues to radiate through to this landing which gives you access to each of the five bedrooms as well as the family bathroom.
MAIN BEDROOM SUITE
Following a substantial side extension, this main bedroom suite was created, and it will surpass many expectations. A recessed door gives privacy and leads into the..
BEDROOM AREA 6m > 4.86 m x 4.11 m (19'9 > 13'5 x 15'11)
Enjoying both front and side facing windows this room offers many optional layout arrangements. From here there is a door that then leads on into the dressing room.
DRESSING ROOM 2.48 m x 2.07 m (8'2 x 6'9)
Giving ample space for dressing as well as a dressing table, doors from here lead into the en-suite bathroom and, more importantly a walk-in wardrobe.
WALK IN WARDROBE
Just like the dressing room this has inset spots to the ceiling and there are also fitted rails and fittings to each wall giving a superb level of storage.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 4.08 m x 2.67 m (13'5 x 8'9)
As you can tell from the measurements this is particularly generous in size, there is a four-piece white suite that is well spaced out around this fully tiled room.
The suite consists of an oversized 0.90m wide vanity basin, a back to wall WC with a concealed cistern and wall mounted push button flush, a walk in 1.45m x 0.75m shower cubicle with glass screens, a low profile shower tray and a rain head shower unit. Finally, and the main focal point of this room; a teardrop shaped freestanding bath with a floor mounted mixer tap and a flush fitting wall TV for those moments when you want to get away from it all.
BEDROOM TWO 3.91 m x 3.89 m (12'10 x 12'9)
This rear facing second bedroom was the original main bedroom and it also has its own en-suite.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Once again, this shower room has been fitted out in a quality suite with fully tiled walls and a tiled floor, there is a back to wall push button WC, a wall mounted handbasin and a shower cubicle.
BEDROOM THREE 3.85 m > 3.16m x 3.79 m (12'8 > 10'3 x 12'5)
This is another double bedroom, and should you require yet another en-suite, one could be created by using an adjoining double storage cupboard which is currently accessed via the family bathroom.
BEDROOM FOUR 3.98 m x 2.7 m (13'1 x 8'10)
Currently used as a child's room, this front facing bedroom has a small recessed storage area and some restricted head height to two areas of the room.
BEDROOM FIVE 2.78 m x 2.64 m (9'1 x 8'8)
This is another front facing bedroom and there is just one corner with some restricted head height.
Having tiled walls and inset spots to the ceiling, this bathroom has a three-piece Roca suite that consists of a push button WC, a wall mounted handbasin and a panel enclosed bath with wall mounted tap furniture which helps to give clean lines to the room.
In addition, there is a flush wall mounted TV to the bath area and as previously mentioned there is a built-in double storage cupboard providing excellent storage or even the possibility of being used to create a third en-suite.
The block paved drive is flanked by lawn area and gives space for parking three cars while also giving access to the two single garages.
Measuring approximately 16.5 m wide, this garden is wider than it is deep and commences with a paved patio area extending across the full width the house. The remainder of the garden is mainly lawn with well stocked established shrub beds. Within the soffit overhang there are inset spotlights for a soft evening glow, in addition there is an outside water tap as well as an electrical junction box should you wish to have further lights installed within the garden.
There is access to both sides of the property, one leads through to the front and the other leads to one of the two garages.
GARAGE ONE 5.3 m x 2.66 m
In addition to the door from the garden, there is an up and over door and a wall mounted Worcester Boiler which adjoins the pressurised hot water tank which helps to ensure all this showers can be run at the same time without any loss of pressure.
GARAGE TWO 5.3 m x 2.8 m
This has an up and over door, power and light connected, a storage cupboard which goes under the stairs but most conveniently, there is an internal door to the house to give easy access for plenty of storage for anything and everything.
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.