- Large 4 Bedroom Detached House with wide, sunny West facing 90ft Garden
- Superb location on the west side of Central Avenue, a sought after Billericay road
- Under 1/2 mile from both the Buttsbury Schools (Infants & Juniors) and Mayflower too
- Wide Lounge with focal point Fireplace and separate Dining Room with feature walk-in Bay
- Surprisingly big Utility Room
- Double width Garage
- Popular first class neighbourhood in North Billericay
- Local shops & Stockbrook Country Club 0.5 mile & 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park 0.8 mile.
- Breakfast Room adjacent to attractive, Ivory "Shaker" style Kitchen
- Ensuite Shower Room in addition to main Bathroom
Enjoying a sunny, 90ft x 43ft West facing Garden and a Double Garage, this 4 Bedroom Detached House is pleasantly positioned on the desirable west side of Central Avenue, one of Billericay`s most sought-after streets and situated within a peaceful and first-class neighbourhood, to the popular North side of town.
If education is a high priority, buyers may like to know the property is under 1/2 mile from both the highly regarded Buttsbury Infants & Junior Schools and also Mayflower Comprehensive School - all with good OFSTED reports, Mayflower and Buttsbury Infants schools boasting `Outstanding` ratings.
Local shops providing the daily essentials are only 0.5 mile away and the North Entrance to the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park is only 0.8 mile stroll as well. Stockbrook Country Club with its leisure facilities (including a popular Gym) and golf course is yet another top amenity less than half a mile from this very conveniently located, non-estate Avenue.
Set back behind high laurel hedging, giving screening and privacy, the property itself has to the ground floor, a good size Entrance Hall with a big understairs storage cupboard, a nice wide Lounge with a Fireplace and a set of Double Doors opening out to the Garden, a Dining Room with a feature walk-in Bay, 20ft open plan Kitchen leading through to separate Breakfast Room, a surprisingly big Utility Room (having taken a 2.6m x 1.3m corner of the garage) and a WC Room.
Upstairs are the 4 Double Bedrooms and Family Bathroom, with the Master Bedroom having its own private Ensuite Shower Room and walk-through Wardrobe.
The windows are double glazed with an attractive wood grain finish to the outside and white inside and there is Gas Central Heating via radiators - the 6-year-old Worcester Boiler having been serviced August.
A nice long Hall with the warm, light wood flooring complimenting the neutral colours of the walls and a big understairs storage cupboard.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Making a smart impression in a small space, this ground floor Cloakroom has a white close coupled WC and white gloss vanity unit, with the same flooring as found in the hall and a chrome towel radiator giving a nice modern finish.
LOUNGE 15ft x 12ft 7" (4.6m x 3.8m)
This bright and breezy Living Room has a set of double upvc Doors with accompanying side lights swinging out to the rear Garden, and flooding in lots of light.
The deep pile carpet is soft underfoot and the focal point is the Fireplace, with its inset Real Flame Gas Fire.
DINING ROOM 14ft narrowing to 11ft 6" x 10ft 4" (4.3m > 3.5m x 3.1m)
The deep pile `burnt orange` carpet and attractive floral feature wall gives a warm cosy feel for evening dining.
The eye is also drawn to the feature walk-in Bay, which gives a greater sense of openness and increased front field of view.
BREAKFAST ROOM 8ft x 7ft 6" (2.4m x 2.3m)
We liked the beautiful ©Amtico Flooring and feature brick effect wallpaper of this pretty morning room, ideal for informal dining and breakfasting and with an external door to the garden and a door through to the big Utility Room adjoining.
REAR KITCHEN 11ft 9" x 9ft (3.6m x 2.8m)
Stylish and practical, the elegant, fully fitted ‘Shaker` style Ivory kitchen units give a timeless look and incorporate a ceramic Sink, Gas Hob with a stainless-steel Chimney Extractor Hood above and Multi-function Oven below, integrated Dishwasher and a space for a wide American style Fridge/Freezer.
A matching cupboard houses the 6-year-old Worcester Boiler, which has been recently serviced (August).
UTILITY ROOM 7ft 4" x 7ft 4" (2.2m x 2.2m)
A bit of a surprise. This good size Laundry & Utility Room has a range of bright white kitchen cabinets giving great storage, along with a single bowl single drainer inset sink and spaces for 3 appliances (washing machine, tumble dryer, etc).
A lockable door gives direct access to and from the garage and hard-wearing ceramic tiling has been laid to the floor.
1st FLOOR LANDING
With a straight staircase from the Hall, a big linen cupboard and a ceiling hatch accessing the Loft.
MASTER BEDROOM 11ft x 10ft 5" (3.4m x 3.2m)
A nicely decorated and tranquil bedroom, with chalky grey/blue walls and a pleasant rear outlook over the surrounding gardens.
A walk-through Closet with wardrobes to the left and end, has a door leading through to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 5ft 8" x 4ft 9"
Fitted with a white gloss Vanity unit providing storage below the semi-recessed basin, a close coupled WC and a corner Shower Cubicle.
A side window gives plenty of natural light.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft 7" narrowing to 10ft x 10ft 4" (3.5m > 3.04m x 3.1m)
Tastefully presented, this pretty front double bedroom with its walk-in dormer window, has a fitted wardrobe with sliding triple doors, wood laminate flooring and an appealing dusky pink feature accent wall.
BEDROOM THREE 13ft 8" x 7ft 6" (4.2m x 2.3m)
Another Rear Double Bedroom, this one also with wood laminate flooring and like the master bedroom, enjoying a pleasant rear outlook.
BEDROOM FOUR 10ft 6" x 9ft 2" into walk in Bay (3.2m x 2.8m)
With sugar white walls and wood laminate flooring, this light and airy bedroom will also take a double bed with ease.
BATHROOM 7ft x 5ft 7" (2.13m x 1.7m)
A modern bathroom with a white suite comprising basin and pedestal, close coupled WC and a Shower/Bath with an extra wide shower area.
Fully tiled to the walls and floor, and with a side facing window for natural light.
As previously mentioned, the house is partially hidden behind a high laurel hedge, giving an added degree of seclusion and privacy, although this sought-after road is very quiet already - hence it boasts a lovely and peaceful non-estate setting.
The shingled Drive will take 2 large cars with ease and the shaped front lawn is very well looked.
There is access both sides, with the right side (behind the garage) opening to a spacious 11ft in width - ideal for hiding sheds, as the case here.
GARAGE 17ft 2" narrowing to 12ft 7" x 16ft (5.2m > 3.83m x 4.9m)
With Twin up and over doors. The left side will take a large family saloon, the right side a smaller hatchback/sports car. Chaps will appreciate the big sturdy workbench which extends along the far left wall and along the part of the side and the separate Loft above the garage, which we understand is part boarded with a light and shelving each side.
SUNNY WEST FACING REAR GARDEN
Approx. 90ft long and in effect divided into two areas.
The first is the main lawn. Very neat and with a patio and shed to the right. High hedges give seclusion from the neighbours.
The second - the Secret Garden - is accessed either side of the central Oak Tree, which forms a gap between two high hedges either side. Beyond this hedge is an area approx. 30ft deep by the plot width - 43ft. Trees dotted along the boundaries interspersed with bushes, enclose this area, making it very private and secluded. We thought this area would make a great adventure playground or a location for a timber Cabin/leisure centre.
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.