Central Avenue, Billericay

Price £845,000 - Under Offer


Pleasantly positioned in the desirable and peaceful Central Avenue, this substantial four double bedroom detached house with two en-suites, has undergone internal reconfiguration to now provide a large 7.72m wide rear facing kitchen/diner/family room.

Set back behind a block paved driveway with a retaining wall, the property enjoys an approx.80` garden and offers well-proportioned rooms served by generous hallways that help to give a lovely feeling of spaciousness throughout.

As mentioned, each of the four bedrooms are doubles and there are en-suite shower rooms to two of them while the master also has a walk-through dressing room/wardrobe. The ground floor reception hall measures an impressive 7.6m (25`) deep making it the perfect meet and greet space, its stylishly presented with wood effect laminate flooring and this continues throughout the reception rooms and into the remodelled kitchen.

In accordance with a mono chrome contemporary theme the kitchen which is accessed via double doors from the hall and with an adjoining full width conservatory, has light grey coloured units with grab handles, quartz worktops and inset downlighters to give clean lines to this social family friendly space.

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.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS…

RECEPTION HALL 7.6m x 2.11m > 1.56m (25ft x 6`11 > 5`1)

A composite front door and hinged side panel enables wide access into this sizeable hall which has wood style laminate flooring, measures approximately 7.6 m deep and has the stairs positioned towards the rear. Panelled doors lead to each of the ground floor rooms plus there is an internal door opening to the garage to give that easy access storage space.


LOUNGE 5.27 m x 4.28 m (17ft3 x 14ft)

Accessed via double doors from the hallway, this well-proportioned lounge has a four panelled front facing bay window giving natural light and a feature Limestone fireplace with an inset electric fire.


GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM

This wide cloakroom with a tiled floor and side window, has a corner storage unit and a white suite which incorporates a wash-basin with a stone tiled splashback and a close couple wc.


STUDY 2.24 m x 2.07 m (7ft4 x 6ft8)

The wood style flooring continues from the hallway and into this study which has spotlights to ceiling and a side window for natural light. Although originally designed as a study the current owner use this as a gaming room.


UTILITY ROOM 3.44 m x 2.21 m (11ft3 x 7ft3)

The side door gives external access from the garden to this utility room which has a tiled floor and fitted units to one wall which incorporate spaces for a washing machine tumble dryer and fridge freezer.


KITCHEN/DINER/FAMILY ROOM 7.72 m x 4 05m (25ft3 x 13ft3)

Double doors from the hallway give access into this recently re-configured and stylishly remodelled kitchen family room. Originally designed as two separate rooms these have now been combined to create a fantastic area which will comfortably accommodate families and friends for social events.

Fitted out in a range of light grey coloured soft close units with grab handles and light-coloured quartz tops with matching up stands, this kitchen with its complimentary grey floor and inset down lighters has a modern feel and clean lines.

Within the fitted units there is an inset sink unit which has a mixer tap with detachable spray head over together with an instant boil tap, there is Also an integrated dishwasher twin AEG electric ovens and AEG electric hob with cooker hood, built in microwave and an integrated fridge freezer. Positioned centrally within this room is a separate island unit which has a contrasting woodblock countertop that incorporates a breakfast bar area stalls and in addition to fitted pan drawers there is an integrated wine cooler.

The designated dining area has plenty of space for a large dining table as well as sofas if required. Originally this space had double doors opening into the conservatory however these have now been filled in as there is now open plan access from the kitchen area.


CONSERVATORY 7.72 m x 3.47m > 2.79 m (25ft3 x 11ft4 > 9ft1)

The wood style laminate flooring continues from the kitchen area into this substantial full width conservatory which has UPVC glazed panels with made-to-measure blinds to give privacy and shade and a gable projection that incorporates double doors opening onto the garden.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

The sun pipe brings natural light into this central carpeted landing which has turned balustrades staircase and matching wood architrave. There is an access point to the loft and an airing cupboard with a pressurised hot water system. Panel doors give access into each of the four double bedrooms that have some minor sloping due to the chalet design.


BEDROOM ONE 4.34 m x 4.28 m (14ft2 x 14ft)

This good-sized front facing main bedroom has fitted bedroom furniture but incorporates wardrobes to one corner and adjoining drawer units. Open access from the bedroom then leads into the.


EN-SUITE DRESSING ROOM/WALK-IN WARDROBE SPACE 2.21 m x 1.29 m (7ft3 x 4ft2)

Currently providing adequate space for a dressing table, wardrobes could also be fitted within this area which in turn provides access to..


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

This stylishly re-fitted en-suite with a side window is fully tiled and has a modern white suite that incorporates a fitted vanity unit with mounted wash basin and a push button WC with a concealed cistern, across the full width of the room is a walk-in shower cubicle with a rain head.


BEDROOM TWO 5.05 m > 3.45m x 4.28m (16ft6 > 11ft3 x 14ft)

This rear facing bedroom is most generous in size and has a recessed area perfect for housing a wardrobe. There is then a door leading into the..


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Fitted in a white suite, this part tiled room with a tiled floor, inset spotlights and a side window has a corner shower cubicle, a wash basin and a push button WC.


BEDROOM THREE 4.09m x 3.31 m (13ft5 x 10ft10)

This is another rear facing double bedroom that overlooks the garden and has two feature wall lights.


BEDROOM FOUR 4.37m reducing to 3.35m x 3.32m (14ft4 > 10ft11 x 10ft10)

As you can tell from the measurements this is particularly generous in size for a fourth bedroom and in addition to being front facing, there are modern fitted gloss white wardrobe units fitted into the sloped area of the ceiling..


FAMILY BATHROOM

Fitted with a four-piece white suite, this bathroom with inset downlighters, a side window and stylish light coloured granite wall tiles, has a curved panel enclosed bath with central mixer taps, a pushbutton WC, a wash basin and a separate shower cubicle with an Aqualisa shower.


OUTSIDE


FRONT GARDEN

The property enjoys a good frontage where there is a small lawn area and block paved drive that provides ample space for several vehicles aswell as access to the integral garage.


GARAGE 4.90m x 2.73m (16ft x 8ft11)

An up and over door gives vehicular access whilst an internal door and rear door gives separate pedestrian access to the house and garden. There is a wall mounted Vaillant boiler serving the central heating and hot water system.


REAR GARDEN

Measuring approximately 80` in depth this garden with an outside tap, commences a slightly raised paved patio while the remainder is mainly lawn and enclosed by fencing. There is a garden gate to one side giving access to the front and path to the other leading to the rear garage door.




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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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