- Large 2 Bedroom Apartment of 705sq ft, spread over 2 floors
- Long 110 year Lease and low service charge of just £50 per month!
- Granite worktops on 'Cherrywood' kitchen units with built-in Oven & Hob
- Main Bathroom with white suite and attractive ceramic tiling
- Wide and airy staircase opens to spacious Landing, presently used as a Home Office
- Allocated Parking. Plus, a further strip of Visitors parking on a first come basis
- Bright Lounge/Diner with two windows for maximum light, open plan to Kitchen
- Versatile 2nd Bedroom
- Huge top floor Master Bedroom with Ensuite Shower Room
- 700m to local shops, adjacent to great local Pub/Restaurant, High Street 1.4 mile, Station 1.8 mile
Set around a private courtyard, this 2 Bedroom Duplex Apartment offers 705sq ft of living space spread over two floors, perfect if you are looking for spacious accommodation without having to maintain a garden.
The property boats a long Lease of 110 years, and a low Service Charge of just £50 per month!
Built to a high specification in 2004 by Kingfisher Prestige Properties, the internal accommodation briefly comprises to the 1st floor; a nice size Hall with cupboard housing a Thermal Water Store, 13ft x 11ft 6' Lounge/Dining area open plan to a Granite topped Kitchen, Bedroom Two and the main Bathroom, then a wide, open staircase takes you up to a spacious Landing and onto the big Master Bedroom and its Ensuite Shower Room.
Nearby amenities include the popular King Head adjacent, which does great food, ideal if you don't fancy cooking some nights and the local parade of shops on Grange Road are just an easy 700m stroll away. Bus Stops a-plenty in the area, including one around the corner, take you to the nearby towns as well as the High Street (1.4 mile) and the Mainline Station (1.8 mile) and Countryside is also just around the corner.
Main Entrance Door with Intercom link with flat, through to lobby with stairs up to the first floor where there are just two front doors. One for this flat and the one next door. Private Entrance Door through to:
A nice size with modern wood laminate flooring and a cupboard housing a 'Gledhill PulsaCoil 2000' system Thermal Stores (NOT a hot water cylinder). Although filled with water like a hot water cylinder, once filled, the water temperature never changes. Instead, the heat stored in it, is used to heat the tap water using a heat exchanger, allowing hot water at full mains pressure.
The 'Creda Sensor Plus' Storage Heater draws electricity when it is supplied at a lower price (usually at night) and stores it as 'heat energy', for a slow release when you want it, during the following day or evening.
There is also a control panel for a fitted Alarm (not tested)
LOUNGE 13ft 3' x 11ft 6' (4m x 3.5m)
Open plan to the adjoining kitchen, this well-proportioned living space is well lit by two large windows and the 8ft 7' ceiling has a smooth plastered finish with coving, giving a greater impression of height and space.
The current owners have a huge L-shaped sofa, where we noted there would be plenty room for a slightly smaller sofa as well as a table and chairs in the recess by the kitchen.
KITCHEN 8ft x 6ft 3' (2.44m x 1.9m)
Fitted with a range of Granite topped, 'Cherrywood' effect kitchen units along with a sleek black electric Hob with stainless steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above and a Multifunction fan assisted Oven below.
The owners large Indesit fridge/freezer can remain and there is space for a washing machine too.
BEDROOM TWO 9ft 3' x 6ft 3' (2.8m x 1.9m)
Pretty in pink, this grey carpeted, versatile room has a rear facing window and a programmable Creda quartz electronic wall mounted heater.
BATHROOM 6ft x 5ft 7' (1.8m x 1.7m)
Nicely appointed, with a white bathroom suite complimented by attractive ceramic tiling and a window for plenty of natural light.
Back in the Hall, the wide, light and airy staircase winds round and up to the surprisingly spacious landing area.
1st FLOOR LANDING 7ft 7' x 6ft 9' (2.3m x 2.1m)
Ascending the stairs, you will notice a door on the right as the stairs wind round, this opens to reveal a very large 6ft x 3ft (1.8m x 0.9m) cupboard providing a superb storage facility.
A skylight sweeps in light over the landing and stairwell and a wall mounted programmable Creda heater warms the area nicely, to allow the present owners to use this area as a home office.
MASTER BEDROOM 14ft 8' x 13ft 3' (4.5m x 4m)
Quadruple skylights ensure this very generous size bedroom is light and bright and a programmable Creda heater provides plenty of winter warmth.
EN-SUITE 8ft 4' x 4ft 6' narrowing to 2ft 10' (2.54m x 1.4m > 0.86m)
Cleverly designed, this handy Ensuite Shower room has white ‘Roca' sanitary ware, a separate shower cubicle, attractive ceramic tiling and a Skylight window pours in plenty of light.
As previously mentioned, the development is positioned around a quiet courtyard setting, with each of the six flats having their own allocated parking bay, plus there is also a strip of visitors parking on a first come first served basis.
Walking around the perimeter of the building, there are two paved areas for flat owners to utilise on warm summer days or for clothes drying.
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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