Chepstow Close is a peaceful cul-de-sac on the edge of the popular Norsey Farm development and this extended four bedroom home with double garage, enjoys a westerly rear aspect with an unexpected wooded backdrop.
Being within both Buttsbury and Mayflower school catchment area makes this a popular choice for families and with this home having undergone thoughtful internal changes and extensions it ensures the accommodation available will adapt to most families changing needs.
Not only has the kitchen which has been refitted by Hutton kitchens in Walnut units and granite tops, been knocked through to the dining room to create a large family living space, but the side extension has also provided a large utility room with external access and a play room that is open plan to the kitchen and has doors out to the rear garden.
In addition, the hallway with wood parquet flooring gives access to a ground floor cloakroom, has double doors opening to the dining area of the kitchen and a lounge, which has a new carpet also enjoys patio doors out to a sizeable conservatory with views of the 50' rear garden.
As mentioned, there are four bedrooms, each of these are of a decent size with three having fitted bedroom furniture and one having an en-suite shower room, in addition there is also a family bathroom fitted in a modern white suite.
For the commuter, other residents who work in London have told us they can do the Station walk in a brisk 20 minutes, catching the 522 bus at the end of a neighbouring road on the colder days.
Within close proximity there is Stock Brook Manor Country Club with its top leisure facilities and golf course, there is also 166 acres of Norsey Woods, open countryside and just a short drive-away the shops, bars and restaurants of Billericay High Street await.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...
A composite entrance door gives access to this hall which has a herringbone parquet wood floor and a staircase with a cupboard under, rising directly in front of you. There is also a side window, which we have seen before turned into a door and being used an access point for a study that can (subject to consents) be built on the side.
Double doors also open to the dining area, then other doors open to the lounge, kitchen and cloakroom
GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM
Fitted with a modern white suite and a complimentary tiled floor, this cloakroom with a rear window has a close couple WC and a wall mounted handbasin with mixer taps.
KITCHEN/DINER 6.25 m x 4.34 m reducing to 3.83 m (20ft 6 x 12ft 7)
The current owners have made the internal changes that so many viewers of this style of home will often consider to be the ideal arrangement, that is having combined the kitchen with the original separate dining room to create one large family space.
Having been fitted by the well-respected Hutton Kitchens of Billericay, this front facing kitchen with Amtico flooring, has an extensive range of Walnut fronted kitchen cabinets with a quite unique Kinawa granite top which also sits on the central island that incorporates additional storage and discreetly placed power points.
Built within the units is a range of integrated appliances which include twin Siemens ovens, a Siemens 5 ring gas hob with cooker hood and an integrated fridge, freezer and Bosch dishwasher.
The designated dining area with a feature wall mounted column radiator to match that in the kitchen area, has ample space for a large family table and with double doors giving open access into an adjoining play/dayroom there is both natural light and additional space should any time arise and you need to accommodate extended family!
UTILITY ROOM 2.73 m x 2.34 m (8ft 11 x 7ft 8)
Built to the side of the house and with a window and an external door leading out to an outside side passageway where there is a side door to the garage, this utility room has matching Amtico flooring to the kitchen to ensure continuity flows between both areas. There is a range of modern cream coloured fitted units which incorporate a sink unit and spaces for a tumble dryer and washing machine.
PLAY/DAY ROOM 5.03 m x 2.34 m (16ft 6 x 7ft 8)
Being accessed via double doors, this adjoining room is pretty much open plan to the kitchen diner. This lovely light and bright room with two side windows and sliding patio doors that lead out to the rear garden, can evolve over the coming years as your family's needs change.
LOUNGE 5.83 m x 3.82 m (19ft 2 x 12ft 6)
This well-proportioned, full width rear facing lounge with a side window has a newly fitted carpet and a feature fireplace to give you the all-important cosy focal point. Double doors then open to the conservatory.
CONSERVATORY 4.34 m x 4.21 m (14ft 3 x 13ft 10)
As you can tell this is a sizeable conservatory addition, which has doors opening onto the garden and a brick base with uPVC glazed panels, a vaulted ceiling and a tiled floor. Its also worth noting, two radiators are linked to the main central heating system which should enable this conservatory to be used more frequently during the cooler seasons.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
A side landing window brings natural light into the landing which is 'L' shaped and has an airing cupboard, an access point to the loft and doors to each bedroom.
BEDROOM ONE 3.82 m x 3.14 m (12ft 6 x 10ft 4)
With a rear facing window, this room has a pleasant outlook over adjoining wooded gardens, there is also a range of fitted bedroom furniture and a door to the en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
These en-suites are wide rooms with a side window, this one has a fitted white suite which comprises of a close coupled WC, a wash basin with vanity cupboard under and a shower cubicle which has an Aqualisa pumped shower.
BEDROOM TWO 3.49 m reducing to 3.09 m x 3.24 m (11ft 5 > 10ft 2 x 10ft 8)
This good size double room with a side window also has fitted bedroom furniture which incorporates wardrobes and dressing table.
BEDROOM THREE 3.55 m x 2.5 m (11ft 8 x 8ft 1)
Having a front facing window, this bedroom is generous in size and has a newly fitted carpet together with fitted bedroom furniture providing storage.
BEDROOM FOUR 2.79 m x 2.33 m (9ft 2 x 7ft 8)
It's worth noting these measurements represent clear floor space so this rear facing bedroom, which is often used as a study actually has ample room for single bed and storage.
Fitted with a modern white suite, this naturally bright tiled bathroom with a wood style floor, fitted shaver point and side window, comprises a panel enclosed bath with mixer taps and a separate Aqualisa pumped shower, a wash basin and close coupled WC.
To the front of the property there is a small garden area and a double width driveway which provides parking and access to the detached double garage.
DOUBLE GARAGE 5.07 m x 4.95 m (16ft 8 x 16ft 3)
This garage has a double width up and over door and therefore no awkward central pillar to give you easy access and the ability to park in the centre of the garage whilst having plenty of space around the edge as well as in the eaves for storage.
Measuring approximately 50' in depth, this garden enjoys a sunny aspect and commences with a brick paved patio which extends to both sides and across the rear of the conservatory. To one side there is an area measuring approximately 2.5m wide where the owner has in the past created a vegetable garden.
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.