Brookside, Billericay

Price £660,000 - Under Offer


Giving you great potential and enjoying an established position within the Buttsbury and Mayflower School area, this good sized four-bedroom detached family home has the space to adapt as your growing family demands.

Over the years this house been extended to both the front and rear, the bedrooms have benefited immensely with each one of these now being a double room with three of them even having the space to incorporate en-suite facilities.

In addition to the opportunity to convert the garage and carry out a loft conversion, there is also the ability to create a modern open plan living space by combining the current kitchen/breakfast room and adjoining dining room that between them span the entire width of the house and look onto the garden.

Externally the property sits quite central on its plot, with a generous brick paved frontage for parking and an established rear garden that has two storage sheds to the rear corner. Its also worth noting that well as gas radiator heating, there are solar panels that provide this home with subsidised yearly electric bills.

Being on the North side of town, not only are within a much sought after neighbourhood, thus falling within the catchment area for the Buttsbury & Mayflower Schools with their excellent OFSTED ratings but you are also close to Norsey Woods and Forty Acre Plantation to give a welcoming rural feel to the environment.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


ENTRANCE PORCH 2.16 m x 1.67 m (7'1 x 5'5)

A composite entrance door gives access into this house and this purposeful porch/vestibule also has a front window, a tiled floor under the carpet and internal door to the garage and the door to the main reception hall.


RECEPTION HALL 3.23 m x 3.07 m max reducing to 2.1 m (10'6 x 10'1 > 7'2)

This central reception hall has the stairs rising to the first floor with cupboard under and doors giving access to the cloakroom, lounge and kitchen.


CLOAKROOM

There is a side window and a white suite that comprises of a pushbutton WC and a wall mounted handbasin.


LOUNGE 6.03 m x 4.25 m reducing to 3.26 m (19'8 x 13'9 > 10'7)

There is a lovely spacious feel to this ‘L shaped' lounge which has a bay front window, a feature fire surround and double doors opening to the dining room.


DINING ROOM 5.05 x 2.78 m (16'6 x 9'1)

Just like the lounge this rear extension also a bay window, plus two high level side windows and a connecting door into the breakfast area of the kitchen. It goes without saying there is the opportunity, subject to necessary consents, to open this room up with the kitchen breakfast room to create one large every day kitchen/diner day room with doors out to the garden.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 5.73 m x 3.88 m reducing to 2.53 m (18'8 x 12'7 > 8'3)

Within this well planned and well looked after wood fronted fitted kitchen, there are two side windows, a rear window and a door out to the garden. In addition there is also a built-in Neff electric double oven and gas hob and spaces for a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and freezer while.


LANDING

Following both front and rear extensions, the landing size has increased and in addition to a front facign window, there is a drop down loft hatch with pull down ladder. The loft main central loft area measures over 8 m wide and with a ridge height of 2.2 m it gives you great potential for a loft conversion. Doors then lead to each of the generously sized bedrooms.


BEDROOM ONE 5.03 x 3.0 to reduced to 2.71m (16'5 x 9'8 > 8'9)

This is a rear facing bedroom has inset down lighters. Its also worth noting, the owner tells us that in the past there has been a wash-basin in this bedroom and so there is a great possibility of being able to create an en-suite facility.


BEDROOM TWO 5.07 m x 2.68 m reduced to 2.47 m (16'6 x 8'8 > 8'10)

This long double room extends into the front facing gable would make an ideal child's room as there is adequate size to have designated sleeping and social areas.


BEDROOM THREE 4.57 m x 2.76m >2.17m (14'10 x 9' > 7'11)

As you can tell from the measurements this is another good sized bedroom and with it adjoining the family bathroom and having an inset wash basin with a storage cupboard under, this is another room capable of incorporating an en-suite.


BEDROOM FOUR 3.33 m x 2.93 m (10'9 x 9'6)

It's incredible to think that this is the smallest of the four bedrooms but can still easily accommodate a double bed.


SEPARATE WC

Adjoining the main bathroom this separate WC with Karndean flooring has a side window and a white pushbutton WC.


FAMILY BATHROOM 2.72 m x 2.22 m (8'9 x 7'3)

Having a side window and tiled walls, this bathroom has a white suite that comprises a panelled enclosed bath with mixer taps, a pedestal wash basin and a corner shower cubicle. Within this bathroom is also the airing cupboard with hot water tank.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

Enclosed by a small brick wall the block paved driveway provides good parking and access to the garage.


GARAGE 4.96 m x 2.5 m (16'3 x 8'2)

This garage has a electronically operated roller door, power and light connected and an internal door to the house which makes it gives it great potential for conversion.


REAR GARDEN

Measuring approximately 14.5 m (48') deep, the rear garden commences with a paved patio with a reminder being lawn. Established boundaries give a good degree of privacy and located to the rear are two storage sheds. One measuring 4.7 m x 1.7 m ( 15'4 x 5'8) the other measuring 2.94 m x 2.42 m (9'6 x 7'9)

There is also space to both sides with one have a path and a gate that leads to the front of the property.


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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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