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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Norsey Close, Billericay - Price £1,250,000
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This substantial and thoughtfully extended five bedroom home with a stunning kitchen/diner/day room is pleasantly located opposite wooded land in a private cul-de-sac conveniently placed for both the railway station and high street.

  • 264m²/ 2,842ft²
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Prestigious Central Billericay Location - Price £1,250,000
Under Offer

Situated on one of Billericay`s most prestigious roads, within walking distance of the Mainline Railway Station, Billericay High Street and both St Johns and Mayflower High Schools, is this handsome 1930`s built five/six-bedroom family home.

  • 229m²/ 2,465ft²
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Laindon Road, Billericay - OIEO £1,195,000
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Substantial 4 Bedroom Executive Commuter Home with 120` Gdn, just 550 metres from Billericay High Street with the Railway Station the other end (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes). `Outstanding` rated Quilters catchment. 3 Living Rooms, big Kitchen/Breakfast Room, cloakroom & 2 large Bathrooms.

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Coxes Farm Road, Billericay - Price £1,100,000
Under Offer

Beautiful inside & out, this Det Home with Dbl Garage sits on 1.2 acres of landscaped gardens, centred around a covered Entertainment area overlooking a pond, with a private wood & several Outbuildings too. 2 Living Rooms, Study, 21ft Kitchen/Diner, big Utility Room, Cloakroom & 3 luxury Bathrooms.

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St Marys Avenue, Billericay - Guide Price £1,000,000
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GUIDE PRICE £1,000,000 TO £1,100,000 Impressive family home in a private road by the High Street with ground floor underfloor heating, gorgeous Entrance Hall, Lounge with surround sound, Poggenpohl Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Study, Cloakroom,Villeroy Boch Bathrooms & Ensuites (2 bathrooms, 3 Ensuites).

  • 219m²/ 2,357ft²
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The Hoe, Billericay - Price £975,000
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Substantial 5 Bedroom Residence in need of up updating boasting an elevated vantage point commanding superb rear rural views beyond its 1/2 Acre Plot. South-West facing 260ft Garden with 4 outbuildings. 22ft Lounge, Dining Room, 19ft Kit/Brek Rm. A tremendous opportunity and fabulous family project.

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Beaufort Road, Billericay - OIEO £925,000
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Visually appealing 4 Bedroom detached executive residence in prime commuter land, just 0.6 mile from the Station and a 7 minute stroll to Waitrose and the High Street. In/Out Drive, extra wide Garage, South-West facing Garden, 23` Lounge, Dining Room, Study, 20` Kit/Brek Room, Utility & 2 Bathrooms.

  • 184m²/ 1,981ft²
  • 4
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Stock Road, Billericay - Price £899,995
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4 Bedroom Detached Non-estate House on large plot. The rear garden approx.100ft long x 130ft wide at its furthest point. FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS & Two bathrooms. Set back from the Stock Road behind a railing topped brick boundary wall. Plans passed for detached 3 bedroom bungalow within the grounds.

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Stock Road, Billericay - Price £899,995
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5 Bed Det House in sought after neighbourhood just 400 yards from Billericay Railway Station giving City access in just 35 minutes. High Street just a minutes` walk further with its central Waitrose store. 32` x 14` Lounge, Dining Rm, Breakfast Room, Cream Gloss Kitchen, 14` Utility Rm, 2 Bathrooms.

  • 217m²/ 2,336ft²
  • 5
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Thynne Road, Billericay - OIEO £800,000
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Appearances can be deceiving. This stylish modern `chalet` is in fact a spacious 4 Bed Det luxury Home over three floors with a very contemporary interior. 22ft Lounge, 20ft Conservatory, Sun Lounge, Dining Area, Study, Walnut effect & Granite Kitchen/Brek Rm, Utility Room, 3 Bathrooms & 58` Garden

  • 200m²/ 2,153ft²
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Weir Wynd, Billericay - Price £799,995
New Instruction

4 Bed Det in prime location just 0.6 mile from the Station (London 35 mins), within an exclusive cul-de-sac just 350 yards from the Town Centre and opposite Mill Meadows Nature Reserve. 17ft Lounge, big Dining Room. 15ft Kitchen/Brek Room, Cloakrm, Ensuite + Bathroom and Garden ares to Side & Rear.

  • 123m²/ 1,324ft²
  • 4
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Mountnessing Road, Billericay - Price £785,000
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Spacious single-level contemporary Home of 1962sq ft. 0.6 mile to Billericay Mainline Railway Station. Beautiful 130ft x 46ft GARDEN with DOUBLE OUTBUILDING, DOUBLE LENGTH GARAGE, huge 26ft x 17ft Lounge, Dining Rm, refitted Kitchen, 18ft Master Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms & 3 further versatile rooms.

  • 182m²/ 1,959ft²
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