High Street, Billericay

Price £600 pcm - Let


  • Two Room Office suite in High Street location
  • The upstairs to a quaint historic cottage
  • Shared facilities with the friendly haridressers downstairs
  • 24 hour access
  • A great low cost opportunity to acquire centrally located business premises
  • 290sq ft (26.95sq m) with B1 Usage
  • Superb value with the Rent all-inclusive. Just the Rent & telephone bills to pay
  • 6 minute walk to the Station
  • Gas Central Heating via radiators

With the present tenants enjoying a flourishing and growing business, the time has come for them to move on to bigger premises, and so come May, this super opportunity could be yours!

This is a 2-Room Office suite occupying the First Floor of `Chequers Cottage`, a quaint historic character house over 2 floors with a pitched tiled roof, built behind The Chequers Public House in Billericay High Street, itself dating back to 1769.

The Office area available to Let is 290sq ft (26.95sq m) with current `Office` usage.

The layout comprises two offices, both accessed off a central Landing at the top of a set of stairs from the hall/lobby of the cottage.

In addition, both offices are open plan to each other by way of an open `corridor` linking the two.

Shared facilities are provided courtesy of the kitchen and WC downstairs.

Parking possibly available at the Pub by separate negotiation with the Landlord there and we also hear that Harrys Bar may have spare spaces for rent too.


ENTRANCE

To the left side of the Chequers in a little lane taking you through to the top of Chantry Way. Walking along here you reach Chequers Cottage which is built literally attached to the rear of the pub with the front door facing straight on to the lane.

The entrance door leads into a small lobby with a set of stairs straight ahead rising to the first-floor landing of the cottage.


LANDING
Two doors either side of the landing open to each of the two offices with a further open space between the two once inside.


OFFICE ONE 3.86m (12`8``) x 3.20m (10`6``)

With a front facing original sash window, radiator and loft hatch.


LINKING OPEN SPACE BETWEEN 1.73m (5`8``) x 1.37m (4`6``)

Ideal for filing cabinets etc.


OFFICE TWO 3.84m (12`7``) x 3.15m (10`4``)

Identical to the other office, with a front facing original sash window and radiator. One of the previous occupiers was a financial adviser, who had several lines put in. The sockets remain.


SHARED FACILITIES

Downstairs, the Hairdressers have a kitchen and WC, which occupiers of the Offices can use at their leisure.

TENURE

The Offices are available with a 12-month License Agreement, similar to a typical Residential Tenancy Agreement.


TERMS OF AGREEMENT

A real bonus is that the price is all inclusive. All the tenant has to pay for is the telephone line. Water, heating, lighting, etc is all included within the monthly rent.
Redecoration etc will need the Landlords approval.


LOCATION

Chequers Cottage enjoys a very good location just off Billericay High Street with the mainline Railway Station within a 6-minute walk - accessing London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes.

Further up the High Street is a large Waitrose Store, complete with a cafe and numerous bus routes service this area allowing easy commutes in and out from all the main surrounding towns.

There is full 24-hour access to the site.


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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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