Dating back to the 1930's, this pretty character family home has been greatly extended over the years to provide sprawling family accommodation of 1659sq. ft
This house is also well located, using the Daines Road/Crown Road short-cut, one can walk to the Mainline Station & High Street in just over 10 minutes (0.68 mile) and just up the road at no.21 is a local 'Nisa' Convenience Store providing the daily essentials, with the Meadow Rose Parade of shows around the corner including a Tesco Express, a couple of Takeaways and a rather good Off Licence. Going in the opposite direction is Mill Meadows Nature Reserve, just a few minutes' walk away and the local Infants & Junior School has a Good OFSTED Rating.
The property itself has a particularly spacious layout downstairs which includes a Porch, Hall, 20ft Lounge, nearly 17ft long Dining Room, 12ft x 11ft Conservatory, Study, 13ft x 11ft Kitchen with room for a table and chairs, Utility Room and a large WC Room! Upstairs are the 4 bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 single) and two Bathrooms (one a huge Bathroom with sep Shower & Bath, and an adjoining Shower Room).
There is double glazing throughout with Georgian glazing bars giving added appeal and a boiler serves the Gas Central Heating via radiators.
Externally there is a Garage with space on the Drive for 2 cars, and an approx. 88ft long Garden.
A good size, so plenty of room for coats and shoes. There's wood laminate flooring (which extends into the hall) and a radiator for a warm winter welcome. Glazed door through to:
An understairs cupboard provides storage.
LOUNGE 20ft 3" x 12ft (6.17m x 3.65m)
A huge Lantern Roof Light floods light down on the room with even more light drawn through a side window and the glazing of the bi-fold doors from the Conservatory. 2 Radiators provide plenty of heat. x
DINING ROOM 16ft 9" x 10ft 4" (5.10m x 3.14m)
We suspect the original Kitchen and Dining Room now opened up as one big area and thus able to take a very large table, as the previous tenants had. A stone fire provides a nice feature.
STUDY 9ft 6" x 7ft 9" (2.89m x 2.36m)
Accessed via a sliding door off the Conservatory, this versatile room has a rear facing window.
CONSERVATORY 12ft 2" x 11ft (3.70m x 3.35m)
Brick and upvc, the conservatory has a vaulted ceiling giving an even greater impression of light and air, and incorporates twin skylights for summer air circulation. The floor has been tiled and double doors open out to the garden.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13ft 2" x 11ft (4.01m x 3.35m)
There's plenty of room for a table and chairs in this good size kitchen, fitted with a range of Cream Shaker style units.
There is an integrated Dishwasher, Fridge and Freezer and a Chimney Extractor Hood above the Cooker (all tro remain)
Finishing specification includes a 1.5 bowl sink below the front facing window, a hard-wearing tiled floor and a feature Fireplace.
UTILITY ROOM 7ft x 6ft 6" (2.13m x 1.98m)
Ample room for an airer and fitted with a range of kitchen units along the far wall incorporating a space with a wa\shing machine in situ. A door leads out to the rear garden and the tiled floor extends into the adjoining WC Room.
WC ROOM 7ft x 4ft 3" (2.13m x 1.29m)
A surprisingly good size with a 2ft deep fitted unit/cupboard on the outside wall under the window, which opens to reveal space for a Tumble Dryer. Close coupled WC and pedestal hand wash basin.
Stairs from Hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
A flip down hatch provides access to the loft and a narrow cupboard built-in next to the chimney breast as it rises through this floor, is shelved for towels. The central heating pipes run through this cupboard to so in winter the towels will be nice and warm.
MASTER BEDROOM 12ft 6" x 11ft 2" (3.81m x 3.40m)
This good size double bedroom has a front facing window and 'Oak' laminate flooring.
BEDROOM TWO 9ft 8" x 9ft 6" (2.94m x 2.89m)
Another front double bedroom.
BEDROOM THREE 11ft 1" x 7ft 8" (2.37m x 2.33m)
Yet another fine size bedroom, this one at the back with views over the garden.
BATHROOM 11ft 1" x 6ft 1" (2.37m x 1.85m)
A modern bathroom with a rear window and fitted with a white suite including both a full-size Bath and separate Shower Cubicle. A White vanity unit and close coupled WC complete the suite.
The smooth plastered ceiling has inset downlighting and there is a chrome towel radiator.
SHOWER ROOM 5ft 3" x 5ft 2" (1.60m x 1.57m)
Ideal for those busy mornings, this second bathroom is fitted out as a shower room complete with a white vanity unit, close coupled WC and corner Shower Cubicle. The floor is tiled and like the bathroom, the smooth plastered ceiling has inset downlighting and there is a chrome towel radiator.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The block paved drive parks two cars with ease. A side gate leads round to the back garden.
GARAGE 16ft 5" x 11ft 3" (5m x 3.42m)
With an up and over door.
EXTERIOR - REAR
88ft (26.8m) long and South facing, the garden is fairly secluded and includes a side Patio, ideal for summer entertaining.
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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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The Environmental Impact Rating is a measure of a home's impact on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide (C02) emissions - the higher the rating, the less impact it has on the environment.
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a) The rent
b) A refundable tenancy deposit (reserved for any damages or defaults on the part of the tenant) capped at no more than five weeks' rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks' rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above
c) A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more than one week's rent
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e) Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant
f) Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax; and
g) A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/security device, where required under a tenancy agreement
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