Bush Hall Road, Billericay
Price £395,000 - Available
In need of redecoration but situated in an uber convenient location for Families, this 3-bedroom Semi-detached House sits in the center of a triangle of the excellent local schools, each little more than a stone`s throw away, as the crow flies, in either direction. The Outstanding OFSTED rated Buttsbury Infants School in a mere 4-minute stroll away, the Junior School about 5 and the also Outstanding rated Mayflower High School a 1-2 minute dash for oversleeping teenagers.
For the commuter, Billericay Railway Station is just 0.8 mile away - about a 17-minute walk - providing quick access to London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes.
In addition, a parade of shops, including a handy Co-Op Convenience store providing the daily essentials, is literally just around the corner and the north entrance to the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park is also just a quick 5-minute saunter away too. Billericay High Street with its Shops, Bars, Restaurants and its centerpiece Waitrose Store is also within easy amble too, being approx. 0.9 mile.
The property itself boasts a small easy to maintain and South Facing Rear Garden with a good size Patio, ideal for outside entertaining, with inside, the accommodation briefly comprising the Entrance hall with attractive wood flooring extending into the large front-to-back 23ft Lounge/Diner, `Pearwood` effect Shaker style fitted Kitchen with door to garden, ground floor WC Room, three first floor bedrooms and a large family Bathroom.
The windows are double glazed and there is Gas Central Heating.
ENTRANCE HALL 9ft 11" x 7ft 7" > 4ft 6" (3.02m x 2.31m)
An understairs cupboard provides useful storage and the attractive wood flooring extends into the adjoining Lounge/Diner.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
With natural daylight from a small front window and fitted with a white `cloakroom` suite comprising close coupled WC and a corner hand wash basin.
LOUNGE/DINER 22ft 8" x 10ft 7"max (6.9m x 3.2m)
Light and bright courtesy of the nearly 2.4m wide front window and slightly wider, rear set of sliding patio doors which open out to the rear garden.
The `light Oak` wood flooring has had matching skirting put down - in need of finishing fitting/attaching. We thought once the artex ceiling has been replastered smooth and the room freshly painted, this would make a really lovely, family-get-together, living and dining room
KITCHEN 11ft 4" x 8ft 1" (3.5m x 2.5m)
Another well lit room having windows to both the side and rear and a part glazed `back door` too.
`Pearwood` effect Shaker style kitchen units run along three walls giving plenty of storage and incorporate a built-in Gas Hob and Double Oven/Grill, along with spaces for a washing machine, tumble dryer and a slimline dishwasher.
The 1.2m wide side facing window throws lots of light across the landing and down the stairwell.
A built-in cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and a hatch in the ceiling accesses the Loft.
MASTER BEDROOM 12ft x 10ft1" (3.7m x 3.1m)
A nice size front facing Double Bedroom.
BEDROOM TWO 10ft 6" x 9ft (3.2m x 2.7m)
Another double bedroom, this one to the rear.
BEDROOM THREE 8ft 3" x 7ft10" ( 2.5m x 2.4m)
This good size single bedroom has a built-in shelved cupboard with double doors.
BATHROOM 9ft 3" x 5ft 5" (2.8m x 1.7m)
A big bathroom so the white suite is nicely spaced out. There is a separate shower over the double ended bath and we thought there is so much room here, it could be quite feasible to reconfigure to allow a separate Shower Cubicle.
Fully tiled, there is also a towel radiator and good size rear window flooding in lots of light.
A segment of the slightly raised front lawn has been removed to provide front off street parking for One Car.
We noted that other houses down the street have completely removed their lawns in favour of a full width Front Drive for two cars - a good idea and an easy job, if desired.
With an up and over door and a courtesy door from the garden.
Approx. 32ft long and with a sunny Southerly aspect. A patio provides plenty of room for a table and chairs for outside entertaining with the majority mainly laid to lawn.
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.
- 3 Bedroom Semi-Detached House in desirable, very convenient North Billericay location
- 0.8 mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- 5 minute stroll from north entrance to 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park
- Easy to maintain South facing Garden with good size Patio for outside entertaining
- "Pearwood" effect Shaker style Kitchen & large Bathroom with white suite
- Family friendly as in the centre of a triangle of excellent local schools, each under 1/4 mile walk
- Local shops including a handy Co-Op Convenience store a 2 minute walk around the corner
- 0.9 mile to High Street with its Shops, Bars, Restaurants and centrepiece Waitrose Store
- Attract wood flooring in the Hall and 23ft Lounge/Diner
- Gas Central Heating via radiators and double glazing