Bootham Road, Billericay

Guide Price £475,000 - Under Offer


Situated within this incredibly popular residential area, just 0.5 miles from the High Street, this three-bedroom semi-detached bungalow gives you an excellent opportunity to acquire what could be your ideal bungalow or longer-term project.

As mentioned, there are three bedrooms, all of which are positioned off the central hall and in addition, are served by a refitted white bathroom suite.

Just like many bungalows the main living areas which include a lounge, kitchen and a lean-to conservatory are positioned to the rear of the property and in turn look out onto the well-stocked rear garden. It goes without saying the conservatory could, subject to planning, be replaced with a permanent structure to create that much desired kitchen/diner/day room.

As you will see the property has a shared driveway to the side which then leads to double gates opening onto an enclosed driveway area and garage. Its worth noting, the majority of properties like this have chosen to replace the front garden with a driveway to provide more convenient and immediate parking.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS…


ENTRANCE HALL

This hallway with laminate flooring, has a built-in double storage cupboard for coats and doors which then lead to each of the three bedrooms, the bathroom and the lounge.


BEDROOM ONE 3.7m x 3.38m (12‘2 x 11‘1)

The main bedroom is positioned at the front of the property and has fitted wardrobes and storage.

You will notice on the floorplan, this bedroom adjoins the third bedroom, which could be transformed into an en-suite shower and walk in wardrobe.


BEDROOM TWO 3.31m x 3.15m (11‘x 10‘4)

Again, this bedroom with laminate flooring has a freestanding wardrobe sitting in a recessed area and a front facing window.


BEDROOM THREE 2.4m x 1.97m (7'10 x 6‘6)

This third bedroom is positioned centrally within the property adjoining both the main bedroom and the bathroom.

It's not unusual to see these bedrooms being converted into an ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe for the main bedroom. Alternatively, you could of course keep it as it is and use it a bedroom or a home office.


BATHROOM

Having been refitted in a white suite bathroom and with a tiled floor and tiling to two walls this room certainly has a modern feel. The suite incorporates a pushbutton WC, a pedestal wash basin and a panel enclosed bath with central taps and a separate shower unit.


LIVING ROOM 4.22m x 3.52m (13'10 x 11'7)

The laminate floor extends into this living room which has a raised modern gas fire, patio doors opening to the conservatory lean to and therefore affording views of the garden, plus there is a door opening to the kitchen.


KITCHEN 3.07m x 2.67m (10'1 x 8‘9)

Enjoying a side window this kitchen which also has door to a conservatory, is modern in appearance and has worktops fitted to 3 sides of the room.

There are spaces for a washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer plus there is a built-in electric oven with gas hob and cooker hood.


CONSERVATORY LEAN TO 5.32m x 2.22m (17'5 x 7‘4)

Being of glazed construction with doors opening to the garden, this area gives you a seasonal space for relaxing.

As mentioned previously this area could, subject to planning, be replaced with a permanent structure and then opened to the living room and kitchen to create that much desired kitchen/diner/day room.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

To the front of the property are shrub beds, a hard standing and path leading to the front door.

Please note, the front garden area is frequently paved to provide additional parking.

To the side of the property is a shared drive, this leads down to double gates that then open onto the enclosed driveway and garage.


GARAGE 6.35m x 3.05m (20'10 x 10')

This detached garage has swing doors and power connected.


REAR GARDEN

This garden commences a patio area with a remainder being lawn with well-stocked shrub beds which incorporate sleeper edging and give a good degree of privacy.

To the rear of the garden is an additional seating area, this secluded area is an ideal spot for entertaining and is also adjoined by a large storage shed.



Council Tax
Basildon Council, Band D

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.


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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