Bridleway, Billericay

Price £660,000 - Available


Contemporary Four Bedroom Detached, European design Cedar clad House built in 1966 and occupying a large sunny plot of 191ft long x 53ft at the end of the garden, narrowing to 37ft on the front boundary.

The property falls within the Buttsbury and Mayflower Schools catchment area and is close to both Norsey Wood and Forty Acre Plantation. The property has been modernised inside and enjoys well-proportioned rooms but looking ahead this home provides an excellent basis to eventually create something more contemporary and in tune with 21st century aspirations.

Internally the house provides four bedrooms and a large family bathroom to the first floor, the bathroom which has been refitted with under floor heating has a 4-piece suite that incorporates a walk-in shower with a wall mounted remote control.

The family friendly ground floor with wood laminate flooring, a cloakroom and an `L` Shaped kitchen/diner with walk in pantry also enjoys a lovely naturally bright, rear facing lounge which is accessed via double doors from the hall and boasts impressive full width bi-folding doors that embrace the garden and bring the outside in.

Externally the property is well positioned within its plot, benefiting from a generous frontage for ample parking and an impressive 105` rear garden that faces in a south easterly direction. The overall plot and garden have established borders which give an excellent amount of privacy and create a rural feel to the surroundings. In addition, to the side of the house is a double length garage/covered storage.

ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..

ENTRANCE PORCH

Having glazed sides the porch provides you with a useful space for dirty shoes and umbrellas, this in turn leads into..


RECEPTION HALL

Dark wood effect laminate floor is fitted to this hallway to ensure it has practically and is child ready. The carpeted stairs rise to the first floor with a stairwell window bringing natural light through the centre of the house. There are double doors opening to the lounge which in turn gives views of the garden from this hallway. Doors to


CLOAKROOM

This cloakroom has a side window and a modern white suite that consists of a close coupled WC and a wall mounted handbasin.


KITCHEN/DINER 4.79m x 2.35 plus 3.67m x 2.34 (15ft9 x 7ft9 + 12ft x 7ft8)

This L-shaped kitchen/diner provides ample space for both the white fronted base and wall units together with a large dining table for entertaining. There are front and side facing windows as well as a side door which all provide natural light into this space. The fitted kitchen units and worktops incorporate a sink unit with mixer tap, fridge, dishwasher, and washing machine. There is also a space housing a range style cooker with cooker hood over and a walk-in pantry which has space for a freezer and gives valuable storage for anything to do with food and drink.

From the kitchen there is open access into the dining area of this kitchen which makes it a very social space for family and friends. A door from here also leads directly into the lounge.


LOUNGE 6.01m x 3.59m (19ft9 x 11ft9)

The wood effect flooring continues from the hallway where there are double doors opening into this contemporary themed rear facing lounge which has six panel bi-folding doors that virtually span the full width of the lounge and in turn open onto the rear deck and garden. There is also a feature mock chimney breast which incorporates a raised inset limestone fire surround and complementary electric fire.


LANDING

As mentioned previously this landing has natural light from a side facing window, there is an access point to the loft and doors lead to each of the four bedrooms as well as the refitted four piece bathroom suite.


BEDROOM ONE 3.37m x 2.89m > 3.5m into wardrobe (11ft1 x 9ft6 > 11ft6)

This rear facing bedroom with views of the garden has mirror fronted wardrobes with sliding doors fitted to one wall.


BEDROOM TWO 3.56m x2.34m (11ft8 x 7ft8)

This front facing bedroom has ample space for a double bed.


BEDROOM THREE 3.58m x 2.34m (11ft9 x 7ft8)

This bedroom has both side and rear windows enjoys good light, it adjoins and shares a landing area with bedroom four.


BEDROOM FOUR 2.56m x 2.34m (8ft5 x 7ft8)

Again this is a rear facing room, it affords natural light and would make an ideal optional study if required..


BATHROOM 3.44m > 2.33m x 2.32m (11ft3 > 7ft8 x 7ft7)

This most generous fully tiled bathroom with under floor heating, a front facing window, downlighters and a heated towel rail, has been refitted in a stylish four-piece suite. This well-chosen suite consists of a modern freestanding bath with mixer tap‘s, a close coupled WC, a mounted wash basin on a dark wood vanity unit. Finally, there is a large walk-in tiled shower with rain head and a remote control unit to ensure you have hot water before stepping in.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

The property enjoys a good frontage sitting approximately 60` back from the road, there is established vegetation surrounding the drive which provides an enviable amount of parking.


DOUBLE LENGTH GARAGING/STORAGE

This garage/covered storage measures approximately 11.04 m long, it has power and light connected and needs general attention or replacement.


REAR GARDEN APPROX. 105`

The rear garden measures approximately 105` deep, it enjoys a south easterly direction and commences a decked area with inset marker lights. The remainder of the garden is mainly lawn with established shrubs which provide almost total seclusion and give a rural feel to the surroundings. To the rear corner is an additional paved seating area and access can be gained by both sides.


AGENTS NOTE
The owners plan to remove the conservatory that is currently attached to the rear of the house and this will not be replaced.





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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