Beaufort Road, Billericay

Guide Price £850,000 - Available


  • 1904 Character Home With Immense Potential For Further Enlargement
  • 9' (2.8m) High Ceilings To The Ground Floor
  • Three/Four Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms and One Shower Room
  • Attached Garage
  • 50' Wide Plot and 120' Rear Garden
  • Four Chimneys but Only One Exposed
  • Three/Four Reception Rooms
  • Prime Residential and Schooling Area Just 5 Minutes Walk From High Street
  • No Onward Chain

Occupying a generously sized plot measuring approximately 50' wide and with a lovely established rear garden of approximately 120', this 1904 red brick home gives you both character accommodation together with enormous potential for further enlargement within a prime central Billericay location.

As mentioned, the character styling of this home is evident in many areas with the ground floor featuring incredibly deep skirtings and magnificent 9'ceilings; both features which are rarely found but make an enormous difference to the overall feel of a house. It's also worth noting there are four chimneys with only one of which currently being exposed.

Fondly referred to by some locals as the Gingerbread House, this landmark home, although subtle in appearance provides you with over 1650 ft.² of accommodation, this briefly consists of three/four bedrooms, two bathrooms, one shower room, three or four separate reception areas and an attached full-length garage.

As mentioned, the property enjoys a well-regarded position just off Western Road, generally popular for being close to both Quilters and Billericay School area of Billericay and for being within a convenient 5-minute walk to the High Street and an approx. 15-minute walk of the train station.

All in all, this is a home that offers great potential in a prime Billericay location.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


HALLWAY

The natural wood entrance door with a multi pane panel above accentuates the already impressive 2.8m ceiling height of this reception hall which, with wood panelling and deep skirtings, gives you a glimpse of the period styling evident through this home.

Natural wood doors with unusual antique brass circular handles then lead to the ground floor rooms.


STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR 3.63 m x 1.89 m (11'11 x 6'2)

A sofa bed currently sits in the recess of the deep bay fronted window which again enhances this room greatly.

Although this is currently used as a study, having the bathroom adjoining, it would blend equally well as a bedroom.


BATHROOM

Having been recently restyled using grey tiling, a modern theme runs through this room. There is a three-piece white suite which comprises a low-level WC, a vanity storage unit with wash basin and a panel enclosed bath with mixer taps, shower screen and separate shower over.

You'll also notice on your left a cupboard, this houses the washing machine and keeps the noise contained.


LIVING ROOM

This front to back living space is naturally divided by essential opening into the two following defined areas.


LOUNGE AREA 3.9 m x 3.63 m (12'10 x 11'11)

Positioned to the front and therefore having the second of the deep bay windows, this lounge area with wall light points, incredibly deep skirtings, magnificent high ceilings and feature cast-iron effect Victorian style fir surround with inset gas fire is a lovely area to have. Open access to.


SITTING AREA 3.86 m x 3.36 m (12'8 x 11')

Being a continuation of the main lounge, this area enjoys the same character features and in addition, has double doors opening onto a rear paved courtyard area which can also be accessed by a side door from the kitchen.


DINING ROOM 4.66 m x 3.34 m (15'4 x 10'11)

This dining room is positioned to the back of the house and also has double doors opening onto another paved rear courtyard which can also be accessed by the side door in the kitchen this is your ideal space for alfresco dining.

The stairs with storage under, rise to the first-floor and the pine enclosure complements the wood effect laminate flooring.
Please note these stairs have a steep rise and may not be suitable for unattended young children.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 4.65 m x 3.18 m (15'3 x 10‘5)

The kitchen sits within a rear projection and is accessed via a step down from the dining room. This room has doors to either side plus an additional side window and a bay window giving lovely views down the garden.

Within this kitchen area is a range of wood fronted units with roll edge worktops which provide ample work areas and incorporate a breakfast bar. The fitted appliances include a Hotpoint oven and electric hob plus spaces housing a fridge freezer and dishwasher both of which will remain.

It's worth noting in the loft area above the kitchen you'll find the gas boiler.


LANDING

Within the stairwell is a skylight window providing good natural light into both the landing and also down into the dining room. From here matching natural wood doors lead to each of the bedrooms and bathroom.


BEDROOM ONE 4.8 m x 3.04 m (15'9 x 9' 11)

This is good sized main bedroom has both a side and rear window, fitted mirror fronted wardrobes, eaves storage plus a cupboard housing the hot water tank.
To one end of this room, there is a door also opens to the ensuite shower room.


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Having been well planned and enjoying a front window, the three-piece suite consists of a full height corner shower cubicle, a vanity unit with wash basin and a low-level pushbutton WC.


BEDROOM TWO 4.1 m x 2.85 m (13'5 x 9'4)

Positioned on the opposite side of the landing, this is another double bedroom, it has a side window giving natural light and views to the west of Billericay.


BEDROOM THREE 3.5 m x 2.89 m (11'6 x 9'6)

This third bedroom has a rear window looking out over the garden plus eaves storage and space for a desk unit.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

To the front of the property is a stone chipping driveway which provides parking and access to the front door.

To one side of the house is an area which could be used for additional parking or extension whilst to the other side of the house is an oversized garage.


GARAGE 6.84 m x 2.87 m (22'5 x 9‘5)

As you can tell from the measurements this is a larger than average garage, it is accessed by a swing doors and there is also a rear window and door leading out to the garden.


REAR GARDEN

Measuring approximately 120', this garden gives you a lovely space to unwind and relax or erect an outbuilding that could be used as a home office or for social activities.

As you may have already gathered there are two patio areas positioned to either side of the kitchen, the remainder of the garden is mainly lawn with established surrounding vegetation giving a good degree of privacy.

As you walk down the garden you will notice it extends to a point at the furthest rear corner boundary, you may also notice there is a small ditch along this boundary which in wetter months is fed by a natural water source.




Council Tax
Basildon Council, Band F

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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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