Arundel Way, Billericay

Price £289,995 - New Instruction


Offered for sale with the appeal of having no onward chain this discreetly positioned extended one-bedroom home offers unrivalled living space together with a 42' (12.8m) rear garden.

Situated on the popular Arundel Heights development opposite Stockbrook Manor Country Club, within the Buttsbury School area and close to open countryside, this home gives you an unexpected level of privacy together with an incredibly large Open Plan living space totalling approximately 420 ft.².

Having benefited from a side ground floor extension, this one-bedroom home now has a 6.55 m (21'5) wide living area that also has a conservatory style projection, a bay window and an additional door leading out onto the 42' rear garden which has an artificial lawn to provide you with a low maintenance solution.

In addition to the galleried bedroom with its adjoining bathroom, the living area provides versatility in its arrangement which include a kitchen with a large island unit, a separate dining area, the lounge with rooflight window and a conservatory projection which has double doors out onto the patio.

It's also worth knowing although there are areas of this home that need attention, all the windows are UPVC double glazed, there is gas radiator central heating and wood flooring is fitted throughout the ground floor.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS…


ENTRANCE

A UPVC entrance door gives access to this entrance area which has a side window, a built-in storage cupboard and open access to the living area.


OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA 6.55 m x 5.24 m > 7.36m (21'5 x 17'2 > 24'1)

Having been extended, this living area with wood flooring, a bay window and a conservatory projection looking onto the garden, gives you more space than you are likely to find in any other property available at this price.

The kitchen area has a range of wood fronted units with rolledge work surfaces incorporate a space housing a range cooker that we understand will remain and spaces for a washing machine (also to remain) and an area to the side of the kitchen units for fridge freezer or even an American style fridge freezer. Built within the island unit is a sink unit and adjoining this area is a space for a dining table that sits by the bay window.

The lounge area is currently to one side of this open plan living space where there is a rooflight, a cupboard housing a gas boiler and a conservatory projection which has double doors leading out to the rear garden.

From this open plan living space a wooden staircase rises to the first floor.


OPEN PLAN FIRST FLOOR


BEDROOM AREA 3.97m x 3.27m (13' x 10'8)

This appealing open plan galleried first floor has wood style flooring and a rear facing window and provides a bedroom area together with a landing space suitable for a wardrobe which has an access point to the loft and a door to the bathroom.


BATHROOM

With a side window, the bathroom has a white suite which consists of a shower bath with shower screen and fitted bathroom furniture to one wall which incorporates a close couple WC and an inset wash-basin.


OUTSIDE

Parking is situated within the cul-de-sac that adjoins this property at the foot of Arundel Way and just by the designated space and shared visitors space allocated to this property is a gate which gives access to a path that in turn leads to a gate which gives access into this properties garden.


REAR GARDEN

Measuring approximately 42' deep, this garden commences with a brick paved patio while the remainder has an artificial lawn and a storage shed to the rear corner.


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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.


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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