Available now, this stylishly presented two/three-bedroom property sits within a sought after area on the edge of Billericay town, popular for being close to Quilters Primary School, Billericay Comprehensive and of course the High Street.
In addition to the 2/3 bedrooms on the first floor, there is a large four piece bathroom on the ground floor aswell as a separate lounge and a full width kitchen/diner with wood block tops, a range cooker and an American style fridge/freezer.
Its also worth noting there is a combi boiler, uPVC double glazed windows, a newly laid driveway to the front and side that provides off street parking, a detached garage and an attached outbuilding that opens onto an approx. 70' garden that includes a 20' x 30' children's play area to the rear with artificial lawn.
A UPVC entrance door leads off from the side of the house and gives access into this nice sized central hallway which has a wood style floor and staircase with cupboard under leading up to the first floor. Doors lead off on either side and give access to…
This is a good sized bathroom with a frosted window has a four piece white suite that consists of a shower cubicle, a low-level WC, a large vanity basin with cupboard under and a panel enclosed bath with central mixer taps. There is a tiled floor, tiling to walls and a heated chrome towel rail.
LOUNGE 3.9m x 3.4m (12ft10 x 11ft2)
This front facing lounge has a wood style flooring and a chimney breast with holes suitable for fixing a TV bracket onto.
KITCHEN/DINER 5.75m x 3.2m (18ft10 x 10ft6)
This is a full width kitchen/diner has a side window and double doors leading into a glazed conservatory to brings in natural light to this space.
There is a wood effect floor and a range of cream coloured units with recently oiled woodblock worktops that incorporate spaces for a range cooker and an American style fridge freezer which we understand will remain there, however, the owner does not accept any liability for repair or replacement of the fridge/freezer.
CONSERVATORY 4.93m x 1.9m (16ft2 x 6ft3)
This conservatory is of single glazed construction and without heating would not be suitable as an all year round room. Double doors from this conservatory then open onto the garden.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
This landing is surprisingly large for a bungalow conversion and there are doors leading into the two main bedrooms while there is open access into the third.
BEDROOM ONE 4.02m x 2.4m > 3.1m (13ft2 x 7ft10 > 10ft2)
Front facing bedroom with inset downlighters, there is also a freestanding wardrobe which is available to remain.
BEDROOM TWO 3.97m x 3.17m > 2.92m (13ft x 10ft5 > 9ft7)
The second double bedroom looks out over the rear garden and could be used as the master if preferred. There are also inset downlighters to the ceiling and an access into the eaves storage space.
BEDROOM THREE/NURSERY 2.43m x 1.81m (8ft x 5ft11)
This third bedroom has previously been used as a walk-in dressing room but could equally make a very useful nursery.
The front of this property has been blocked paved to provide parking, while a shared side access leads to the garage.
Having an up and over door giving access, there is also a side door into the garden.
This garden measures approximately 70' in depth and commences with a paved patio which extends via a path to give access to the garage and the outbuilding attached to the rear. To the rear of the outbuilding, which has been used in the past as a party bar, there is an additional patio area which then adjoins the child's play area with artificial lawn.
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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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