Western Road, Billericay

OIEO £230,000 - New Instruction


  • Ground floor 1 Bedroom Maisonette literally around the corner from the High Street
  • Uber convenient position within walking distance of everything!
  • 961 Year Lease and £50 per year Ground Rent
  • Freestanding appliances in 'Light Oak' style Kitchen to remain if desired
  • Double glazed windows and door.
  • 3 minute walk to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • Private Car Park
  • Hall with big double cupboard leading to Lounge/Diner with Fireplace
  • Inner Lobby off Lounge accessing Bedroom with fitted wardrobes, Bathroom with white suite & a/cup
  • Fresh coat of white paint throughout - ready to move straight in to!

Looking for a shorter working day? This Ground Floor Maisonette is just a 3 minute walk from Billericay Railway Station - taking you to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.

In addition, literally seconds away around the corner, the packed historic High Street with its many well known high street names mixed with smaller privately owned boutiques and a central Waitrose Store, provide more than the daily essentials and the numerous intermingled restaurants, bars and pubs give the high street a real buzz of an evening, particularly Friday and Saturday nights.

One of 4 Flats in a single block, the residents also enjoy use of their own private Car Park.

The Flat itself has its own private 'Front Door' from the street, leading through to the Hall with a big cupboard at the end. A door then opens to the Lounge/Diner with a big window for maximum light, with off this, the fitted Kitchen with Light Oak effect units and the 'white goods' to remain if desired. A further sliding door off the Lounge leads on to an Inner Hall accessing the Bedroom (with fitted bedroom furniture) and the Bathroom with its modern white suite.

The property comes with a 961 year Lease and £50 per year ground rent. There is no set service charge, as there are no communal internal areas, just a shingled car park and an area of grass which one of the residents keeps neatly mown.


The Accommodation


Double glazed Front Door through to:

HALL

Sugar white walls and a smooth plastered ceiling (as found throughout this flat) give a bright and airy entrance and facing you as you walk in, a large full height double cupboard opens to reveal a superb storage society along with a modern consumer unit and alarm system.


LOUNGE 14ft 3' x 12ft narrowing to 9ft 9'

A nice size and well lit courtesy of the large front facing window with twin fitted blinds.

There is also a feature wall mounted contemporary style electric fire.

A Dimplex wall mounted heater provides plenty of winters warmth.


KITCHEN 7ft 3' max x 5ft 5' min

Fitted with a range of Light Oak effect kitchen units and with the option of the owners freestanding Indesit Washing Machine, Hotpoint Fridge/Freezer, Panasonic 'Inverter' slimline Combi Microwave/Grill/Fan Assisted Oven and Amica electric Cooker to remain if desired.

A window provides plenty of working tonight and there is also a fitted extractor over the cooker.


A sliding door from the Lounge leads through to

INNER LOBBY

With doors leading to the Bedroom, Bathroom and Airing Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.


BEDROOM 11ft 10' x 8ft

A double bedroom with a range of Beech effect fitted bedroom furniture.


BATHROOM 6ft 10' x 5ft 5'

Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a basin with pedestal, close coupled WC and bath with mixer taps and shower attachment.

Above the door is a Dimplex wall mounted heater, extractor fan (not tested) and a rear facing window for natural light.


EXTERIOR

To the right of the building is the shingled Private Car Park with to the left and in front an area of grass.



Notice
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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