- Huge 5 Bedroom Detached Family Home of nearly 2,900sq ft in the sought after area of Great Burstead
- Relined Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool with child safe, automatic Safety Pool Cover & new boiler
- 24ft x 24ft max Main Lounge, 27ft max x 20ft Second Living Room, separate Family Room & a Study too!
- 5 Bedrooms of which 4 are large double bedrooms
- Beautiful Oak Veneer internal doors, new windows & doors, Gas Central Heating (new boiler)
- Large plot with the rear Garden 96ft across the rear boundary and 93ft long
- "West wing" which could be used as separate Annex accommodation
- 20ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room, separate Utility Room & ground floor WC Room too
- 3 Bathrooms: A luxury Ensuite Wetroom, equally gorgeous main Bathroom & modern 2nd Ensuite
- Double glazed windows, 8 car Drive, Summerhouse and large Workshop/Shed
Situated in the sought after area of Great Burstead, this large 5 Bedroom Detached House provides extensive family accommodation of nearly 2,900sq ft on a large plot of 0.27 acre, with the rear garden some 96ft across the back and 93ft in length.
The huge 2nd Living Room and its adjacent WC Room could easily be adapted for use as Annexe accommodation and the Garden is a summer delight, boasting an extensive Patio and a heated Swimming Pool with an 'Automatic Safety Pool Cover' for your children's safety.
Along with the big garden and impressive living space, the house is also set back some 67ft from the road, allowing off street parking for up to 8 cars.
Inside this property continues to deliver with the Large polished tiled Hall providing a great first impression and leading off to a 24ft x 24ft max Main Lounge, the aforementioned 27ft max x 20ft max Second Living Room, separate Family Room, Playroom/Study, 20ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room and ground floor Cloakroom/WC.
Upstairs sees 5 well-proportioned bedrooms (4 large Doubles), 2 luxury Bathrooms (master Ensuite and main Bathroom) and a modern 'Jack and Jill' shared Ensuite to the smaller two bedrooms.
Beautiful Oak Veneer internal doors, new double glazed windows and doors, smooth plastered ceilings, Gas Central Heating (fairly new boiler) via radiators, swish remote controlled electric blinds, beautiful porcelain floor tiles downstairs and its stylish modern decor are just some of the many features found in this super, family-friendly Home.
HALL 13ft 5' x 11ft narrowing to 10ft (4.1m x 3.35m > 3.05m)
The large, polished porcelain floor tiles of this spacious Hall continue throughout the ground floor accommodation, giving a modern seamless look.
The smooth plastered ceiling has inset downlighting (as found throughout most of the home), a sleek stylish radiator provides a warm winter welcome and there is also a useful built-in cupboard.
MAIN LOUNGE 24ft 2' narrowing to 16ft 3' x 24ft max (7.4m > 4.95m x 7.3m)
A confection of sugar white walls and ceilings, the dark feature Fireplace wall and the polished floor tiles, all blend well to create a stylish family gathering area with plenty of light pouring through the rear and side facing windows and a wide set of double doors with full height accompanying windows.
The room is wired for 'surround sound' and separate to negotiation, the large Samsung wall mounted television may remain.
Adding a touch of luxury and giving an uncluttered look, swish, remote control electric blinds have been fitted to the rear window and set of double doors.
SECOND LIVING ROOM 26ft 8' narrowing to 19ft 6' x 20ft narrowing to 14ft 9' (8.1m > 5.9m x 6.1m > 4.5m)
Occupying the extended West Wing of the home and formally the ground floor of a two storey Annex.
When the present owners moved in, this area included its own kitchen, the pipework presently capped off under some neat and discrete boxing-in in one corner and a staircase rose up to the two bedrooms and shared En-suite directly above.
Now, this versatile and adaptable living space offers a multitude of uses, presently with a smart range of grey gloss finish fitted units providing a superb storage facility and featuring a built-in ‘Wall Aquarium', which looks through to the main lounge adjacent.
A wide set of double doors open out to the secluded dining patio and a corner of the room has been taken for use as the ground floor WC room.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 8ft 2' max x 4ft 3' (2.5m x 1.3m)
With a semi-recessed ceramic basin sitting on a white gloss vanity unit, close coupled WC, modern ceramic tilework, chrome towel radiator and a small front facing window for natural daylight.
(We think with reconfiguration it may be possible to squeeze in a shower too, for use as an Ensuite if a prospective buyer likes the idea of recreating Annex accommodation again).
PLAY/FAMILY ROOM 12ft x 12ft (3.7m x 3.7m)
This bonus, additional reception room has a wide south facing front aspect window and a further west facing front aspect window, both together giving lots of natural daylight.
There is a contemporary style radiator along with surround sound and ethernet cabling too.
STUDY 9ft 9' x 8ft 10' (2.98m x 2.7m)
Yet another boost to the already above average ground floor living space. This room makes for the perfect Home Office, or as it is presently used, a playroom.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 20ft x 11ft 10' (6.1m x 3.6m)
This family-friendly kitchen has space for a large dining table and chairs at the near end and timeless ‘Shaker‘ style units with solid wood worktops, to the rear end.
The kitchen units incorporate a Rangemaster Cooker with Double Oven/Grill sitting below a matching black Chimney style Extractor Hood above, a ceramic 1.5 bowl sink, integrated Dishwasher and an integrated A++ rated Washing Machine.
Windows to the rear and side along with an external half glazed back door flows in plenty of light.
UTILITY ROOM 7ft 9' x 5ft (2.4m x 1.5m)
Previously the ground floor WC Room. Now a useful utility room with a side facing window.
The plumbing has been left for easy conversion back to a cloakroom if desired.
Stairs from Hall to galleried landing:
A very spacious L-shaped landing, with the front facing dormer window and ornate beam work to the ceiling giving a touch of character appeal.
A set of double doors open to reveal a surprisingly large airing cupboard.
MASTER BEDROOM 20ft 1' x 11ft 9' (6.1m x 3.6m)
This sumptuous bedroom has a premium range of 'Handleless' white gloss bedroom furniture and a lovely, deep pile grey carpet which is very soft underfoot.
A tall vertical radiator incorporates a central mirror and in addition to the fitted furniture there is also a large built-in wardrobe with sliding glass doors.
EN-SUITE WET ROOM 11ft 9' x 6ft 1' (3.6m x 1.85m)
A beautiful, contemporary, designer-look Wet Room.
Adding a huge amount of practicality and style to this high-performance Wet Room, a freestanding glass screen allows for a walk-through showering experience, with a stylish overhead Rainfall type showerhead and a separate handset too, for extra flexibility.
The dark grey gloss wall hung Vanity unit has twin pull-out drawers, a white countertop and a stylish, round countertop basin with an adjacent tall chrome finish mixer tap.
Attractive floor and wall tiling, sparkling back panels and the eye catching ‘Anthracite Grey' Stackable Towel Radiator, provides the finishing touches to this lavish bathroom.
BEDROOM TWO 17ft x 12ft 8' (5.2m x 3.9m)
An attractive blend of greys with the grey walls, feature brick wall patterned wallpaper and the smart ‘Grey Oak‘ effect laminate floor creating a stylish second principal bedroom which enjoys a pleasant outlook over the rear garden.
BEDROOM THREE 14ft x 11ft 3' (4.3m x 3.4m)
This fine size, rear double bedroom also has smart ‘Grey Oak' effect laminate flooring, along with twin, double fitted wardrobes linked with bridging cupboards over a recess between.
BEDROOM FOUR 12ft 9' (into the Dormer) x 10ft 6' (3.9m x 3.2m)
The width measurements of this front double bedroom exclude the wardrobe lined far wall and a built-in eaves storage cupboard.
Again, this bedroom features ‘Grey Oak‘ effect laminate flooring, as well as sharing an ensuite shower room with bedroom five.
‘JACK & JILL' EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 7ft 4' x 6ft 3' (2.2m x 1.9m)
(Jack and Jill bathrooms allow occupants from two separate bedrooms to conveniently access the same bathroom, as is the case here)
This modern Ensuite sees a semi recessed basin on a white gloss Vanity unit with storage cupboard below, close coupled WC and a glass enclosed shower.
Finishing touches include a tall chrome towel radiator, ceramic tiling to the floor and walls, and there is also a useful built-in eaves cupboard.
BEDROOM FIVE 9ft x 8ft (2.7m x 2.4m)
This rear facing bedroom has a range of 'Maple' effect fitted bedroom furniture and a door accessing the shared Ensuite.
MAIN BATHROOM 11ft 9' narrowing to 9ft 8' x 8ft 2' (3.58m > 2.95m x 2.5m)
For the ultimate in luxury, the deep and spacious, freestanding bath provides the focal point of this luxury bathroom, which has been finished to a similar high specification, as with the master ensuite.
In addition to the large freestanding ergonomic Bath with its feature Floor Standing Bath/Shower Mixer Tap, a glass screen encompasses the shower area, which like the Ensuite, features a large overhead Rainfall showerhead and a separate handset too.
The stylish, wall hung black gloss vanity unit has a ‘quartz' countertop, matching 'his and hers' countertop basins, and 4 drawers below for tidy storage.
There is also attractive floor and wall tiling, sparkling back panels and the same eye catching ‘Anthracite Grey' contemporary Stackable Towel Radiator as the ensuite.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
A low brick wall defines the front Boundary, with lamps mounted on twin pillars either side of the Drive entrance.
The herringbone design block paved drive will take eight cars with ease, with the balance, brick retained shrub beds and borders.
A set of double timber gates lead through to a wide side access, leading round to the rear garden.
Enjoy and make the most of summer afternoons and evenings on the large patio. Perfect for entertaining it extends out into the garden, giving plenty of room for the biggest table and chairs.
An outside room itself in the summer months, the balance of the garden is mainly lawn with well stocked borders, a Summerhouse, large Shed/Workshop and a smaller Pumphouse shed.
The centrepiece is the refurbished Heated Swimming Pool.
If children's safety is a high priority, you may like to know the swimming pool has been fitted with an Automatic, Flush Track, Safety Pool Cover.
The motorised uPVC cover runs along tracks operated by a key turn. To close, for safety reasons, the key must be held turned as you watch it close, so it can't closed, without someone operating it and thus looking at the pool.
When closed, the tracks and cover are incredibly strong, even supporting the weight of an average size man with ease.
This year the pool itself was re-lined and had a new boiler installed too.
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.