- Visually appealling 2 Bedroom House overlooking Charles House & its landscaped grounds
- Sought after Stockfield Manor development just yards from the High Street & Station
- Open plan ground floor incorporating the Kitchen, Lounge area and Conservatory extension
- Lounge area open plan to Conservatory with radiator for all-year-round use
- Built-in wardrobes in both double bedrooms
- NO ONWARD CHAIN!
- 2 Allocated Parking Bays
- Sleek White Gloss Handleless Kitchen units topped with Granite & boasting a Rangemaster Range Cooker
- Ground floor WC Room
- Gas Central Heating via radiators and double glazing
Oozing character yet a modern home, this charming two bedroom Terrace House overlooks the Grade II Listed Charles House, with its beautifully maintained landscaped grounds and the centrepiece to the Stockfield Manor Development, built on the former St Andrew`s Hospital site and featuring the preservation and conversion of the old Workhouse building and Porters Lodge which date back to 1840, together with a range of new buildings with attractive designs and brickwork - of which this property is one. All in all, a first-class development little more than a shopping bags` swing from the High Street and its central Waitrose Store and a lovely place to live.
Grey Lady Place is set to the West of the development and so perched on the edge of Billericay High Street and adjoining Norsey Road. It`s private turning also boasts its own private short cut with a secure gate onto Stock Road, and in turn the Mainline Railway Station, literally a 2-minute dash in the mornings.
Since construction this particular home has been thoughtfully reconfigured internally, to provide a spacious open plan ground floor living space, which has been enhanced further by a stylish new kitchen and a Conservatory addition. This popular design of home enjoys two good sized Double bedrooms and a generous central bathroom. It`s also worth noting the loft space within these houses have attic roof trusses, so there is a good clear central space for standing and storage.
It is without doubt the work that has been carried out creates an extra level of spaciousness and style to the accommodation, which also enjoys the convenience of a ground floor cloakroom. In addition, this property enjoys the appeal of having PVCu double glazed windows, a Worcester Combi boiler, a rear garden with paved patio and artificial grass, as well 2 allocated parking spaces, one of which is directly opposite the house.
It`s fair to say that this well-respected development needs a visit in person, to ensure the quality and calm feel that is associated to this stunning town centre location is appreciated.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS
A small area of wall gives this entrance area and cloakroom a small degree of separation from the open plan Living Space beyond.
The wood flooring here extends throughout the ground floor and gives both a practical and stylish look.
Positioned just inside the front door and with a front facing window, this cloakroom has a white close coupled WC and a pedestal wash basin.
KITCHEN AREA 16ft 5" x 8ft 10" (5m x 2.7m)
Combining sleek White Gloss Handleless units with beautiful Granite worktops has created a fresh, modern and luxurious look, the `soft close` doors and drawers stretching 5 metres along one wall and provide a comprehensive storage solution.
A large inset Butler sink, curved corner units, 2 wine racks and a corner carousel unit provide quality touches and the Breakfast Bar peninsular unit extends 1.85m into the room and creates a useful natural divider.
For the keen cook, the striking focal point is the Tangerine coloured Rangemaster Elise Range Cooker, with 6 gas burners and two big Ovens. Hidden within the units are the integrated appliances, namely the Electrolux Washer/Dryer, Fridge and Freezer. With the removal of the wall between the kitchen and Hall, the kitchen has now acquired easy access to the large understairs storage cupboard.
LIVING ROOM AREA 11ft 7" x 11ft 5" (3.54m x 3.48m)
With the ground floor of this house now being open plan, the living room enjoys plenty of natural light from the kitchen window as well as the glasswork of the Conservatory, giving a real sense of spaciousness.
CONSERVATORY 9ft 8" x 9ft 3" (2.94m x 2.83m)
Being similar in size to the living room, this conservatory with its vaulted ceiling, double doors out the garden and central heating radiator, gives a useful all-year-round space for relaxation and entertaining.
1st FLOOR LANDING
The landing has a return spindle balustrade, an access point to the sizable loft which has power, a pull-down ladder and boards for storage.
BEDROOM ONE 11ft 8" x 9ft 9" (3.6m x 3m)
This rear facing bedroom has a large built-in double wardrobe and a recess suitable for further storage or a dressing table.
BEDROOM TWO 10ft 2" x 8ft 8" ( 3.1m x 2.7m)
The measurements EXCLUDE the huge walk-in wardrobe and further cupboard housing the Worcester Combi Boiler.
Being positioned at the front of the house means this room boasts rather pleasant views over the landscaped lawns opposite.
BATHROOM 6ft 8" x 5ft 5" (2m x 1.7m)
Fitted with a white suite, the bath with a mixer tap with shower attachment. Inset downlighting and a shaver socket complete the fittings.
Designed with low maintenance is mind, the perfect South-West facing, sunny Rear Garden has a paved patio and rather good artificial grass.
Opposite within the private car park in front is the first of the two allocated parking spaces, the second is positioned in the further strip of parking around the corner.
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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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