Anthony Close, Billericay

Price £362,500 - Under Offer


2 Bed Bungalow with Conservatory & Garage, in need of some modernisation which has been accurately reflected in the price.

It enjoys a very pleasant quiet cul-de-sac setting just a 3 min stroll to the nearest Bus Stops, which provide services to the High Street and Station and the surrounding towns (Basildon & Brentwood) and Chelmsford City.

St Peters Roman Catholic Primary School is just a 4 minute walk, and the local shops are only a little further at 10 minutes.

For the adventurous, others in the turning have gone up into the Loft, an obvious and affordable way of adding room to this property as lots of added space is already there, contained in the roof space.

The present accommodation comprises an Entrance Hall, Lounge with Fireplace, Conservatory, fitted Kitchen, the two bedrooms and a large Bathroom - presently fitted out as a Shower Room featuring a large walk-in Shower.

The windows are all double glazed, there's a fairly new Ideal 'Exclusive 2' Combination Boiler in the Kitchen, the bathroom suite and Shower is fairly new too, and the Garage door is also new.


The Accommodation


Double glazed Entrance Door through to:

HALLWAY

With Beachwood effect wood laminate flooring and a built-in cupboard divided into top and bottom areas.

Looking up, the loft hatch flips down to reveal a fitted loft ladder. The loft part boarded and with a light.


LOUNGE 16ft 1' x 10ft 5' (4.9m x 3.2m)

Sliding Patio Doors open out to the conservatory and on the left is the Fireplace. Knocking at the back panel sounds hollow, so we believe it likely the open fireplace remains behind.


CONSERVATORY 9ft 8' x 6ft 8' (2.9m x 2m)

Constructed by way of a brick plinth mounted with double glazed windows and a double glazed door opening on to the Garden.


KITCHEN 10ft 6' x 8ft 5' (3.2m x 2.6m)

Fitted with a modern range of Beachwood effect kitchen units and incorporating a built-in Gas Hob with an integrated extractor above, a built-in 'Select 625' Diplomat Multi-function Oven, full height pull-out Larder and spaces for a fridge/freezer and washing machine.

In the corner is an Ideal 'Exclusive 2' Combination Gas Fired Boiler providing both central heating via radiators and instantaneous domestic hot water.


MASTER BEDROOM 12ft 3' x 12ft (3.7m x 3.65m)

A bright and sunny bedroom with a front facing bay window.


SECOND BEDROOM 8ft 10' x 8ft (2.7m x 2.4m)(

Another bright and sunny bedroom that will take a double bed and in one corner is a fitted shelved cupboard.


BATHROOM 8ft x 5ft 7' (2.4m x 1.7m)

What a good size bathroom. To the right, the original bath has been removed in favour of a large walk-in Shower with attractive white 'split-face' tiles.

On the left wall is the equally new white sanitary ware along with a chrome towel radiator, wall mounted top up electric heater and a side facing window.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The front Garden has been concreted over to provide parking for 1-2 cars and at the end of the shared drive there's enough space to park a small car in front of the Detached Garage.


GARAGE 16ft x 8ft (4.9m x 2.4m)

A pre-cast Garage with a replacement metal roof and a brand-new door

There's also a light and power sockets.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN

A small crazy paved patio provides plenty room for a couple of chairs to relax and enjoy the sunshine.

There's also a small fish pond, useful shed and a side gate provides access to the Drive and Garage.



Council Tax
Basildon Council, Band C

Notice
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

Great Burstead as a village dates back at least to AD500, when it was settled by Saxons, from Lower Saxony, nowadays better known as Germany. It was first recorded, about 975, as 'Burgestede' meaning 'stronghold-site'.

The adjacent village of South Green was first recorded as 'Southwood Greene' in 1593, becoming the more recognised South Green in 1777.

GREAT BURSTEAD

The centrepiece of Great Burstead is the Conservation area, centred around the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Church Street and a trio of listed buildings, one of which I had the pleasure of selling about ten years ago - a beautiful16th-17th century timber framed house.

The Grade 1 listed Norman church dates back to the 12th century and was the original parish church for the whole of the area, in those days encompassing Billericay too.

Great Burstead has a great local pub on the corner of Mill Road and Southend Road, which serves great food.
The King's Head Pub dates back to 1750 when it was known as the White Horse and interestingly travellers to and from Rochford and Brentwood would stop here before passing through the toll-gate which I think stood adjacent.

The 'Outstanding' St Peter's Catholic Primary School on Coxes Farm Road is almost opposite the pub and at school run times you'll often see the Lollipop Man/Lady on duty, guiding the children across the road in front of the pub.

Along Kennel Lane are the popular small housing estates of Coopers Croft and Froden Brook. Pretty developments built in the early 1990's by Countryside Homes, on the site of the Balls Plastics factory.
The old brook itself is still there, running underground but surfaces as a culvert in the lower part of Church Street.

Opposite the developments, on the other side of Kennel Lane, is a 1.25 acre, 12ft plus deep (in places) reed fringed Fishing Lake with a good mix of different fish.

As a local agent, I associate the whole of Church Street, Mill Road, Kennel Lane and some of the roads off these as Great Burstead. A few other pockets fall into the area (part of Southend Road, Coxes Farm Road and Grange Road, etc), with the rest coming under South Green.

SOUTH GREEN

Towards the top of Bell Hill, Gatwick House, a Grade II listed building from 1767, now secluded from the road by trees, presides over the area which heads down towards the village green on the right.

A great parade of shops on Grange Road overlook the ancient 'Green' (originally much bigger) and together they form the heart of the area.

The shops include a Tesco Express Supermarket, Post Office, Chemist, Greengrocer and a pretty good fish and chip shop.

The local South Green Infants & Junior Schools both have 'Good' OFSTED Reports and the area falls within catchment for Billericay Secondary School, also benefiting from a 'Good' OFSTED rating.

Built in 1956 the local village hall serves the community well and on the opposite side of the road a bit further up, 'Main Road Garage' provides petrol and the usual garage services.

The bulk of the residential development has been London Borough estates, built in the 1950's and 1960's to cater for London overspill. That said, there is a number of old properties in the area, particularly around the Green, providing character appeal.

Finally, public transport. There are bus stops a-plenty in the area taking you to Billericay High Street and Mainline Railway Station in minutes and the surrounding towns in little more.

In 1997 legislation was passed resulting in the two parishes coming under the Billericay area of the Basildon District Council.


Tim Kirkman

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EER Chart

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Water Mains Supply
Sewerage Mains Supply
Broadband None
Telephone Landline

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Heating Gas Central Heating
Garden/Outside Space Yes
Parking Yes
Garage Yes

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Superfast 32 Mbps 7 Mbps
Ultrafast 1000 Mbps 220 Mbps

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