Copford Road, Billericay

Price £399,995 - Under Offer


  • Dated but well proportioned 3 Bed Semi with South-West facing Garden, in quiet cul-de-sac
  • Many neighbours have been here decades, enjoying its most convenient location and friendly residents
  • 0.8 mile to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars and restaurants
  • Local shops including a Tesco Express literally around the corner
  • New Drive, new roof 18 months ago & modern Worcester boiler
  • Offering huge potential to remodel or enlarge, the wide plot giving endless possibilities
  • 0.7 mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • Short walks to Sunnymede Infants & Junior Schools and Mill Meadows & Norsey Woods Nature Reserves
  • Hall with WC Room, 21ft x 16ft Lounge/Diner, 13ft Kitchen, 3 generous bedrooms & Bathroom
  • NO ONWARD CHAIN!

Boasting no onward chain, this dated but well-proportioned 3 Bedroom Semi may be in need of modernisation, but it offers huge potential to remodel or enlarge, the wide plot giving endless possibilities.

The turning itself, a quiet cul-de-sac, is equally appealing. Many neighbours have been here decades, enjoying its most convenient location perfect for commuters at just 0.7 mile and ideal for families with Sunnymede Infants & Junior Schools a short 6-7 minute walk, local shops including a Tesco Express literally around the corner and the nature reserves of Mill Meadows and Norsey Woods both just short strolls away.

The property itself was built in 1967 and typical of that era comes with big windows for maximum light and good size family friendly accommodation comprising a long Hall with a ground floor WC Room and built-in Cloak's cupboard, a huge dual aspect 21ft x 16ft Lounge/Diner with two sets of Patio Doors and a feature Fireplace, 13ft Kitchen, well-proportioned bedrooms (the two principal bedrooms notably big spacious doubles) and the Bathroom has a separate electric Shower over the bath.

A modern Worcester Combi boiler serves the Gas Central Heating via radiators, a new electrical Consumer unit was installed in 2015, the 3 year old block paved Drive is a great kerbside enhancement and the South-West facing Garden is a real sun trap.


The Accommodation


An 'Elizabethan' style wooden front door leads through to:


OPEN PLAN PORCH/HALL

Opening up to a good size Hall, with a full height, built-in cupboard for coats and shoes, also housing the modern electrical consumer unit and a ‘smart‘ gas meter

A further external door here leads out to the enclosed sidewalk, between the main house and the garage, a front gate securing the area.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

Fitted with the original white two-piece cloakroom suite comprising a low-level WC and a wall mounted hand wash basin.

A high-level window gives natural daylight.


LOUNGE/DINER 20ft 10' x 15ft 10' (6.35m x 4.8m)

A splendid size main living room flooded with light courtesy of two sets of sliding double glazed patio doors.

The focal point is the large ornate brick Fireplace with a real flame gas fire and the large understairs cupboard provides an excellent storage facility.


KITCHEN 13ft 3' x 9ft (4m x 2.7m)

Sunshine streams through the almost full width, front facing window of this dated yet functional 1970s kitchen, making it a lovely light and bright working space, which once refitted will be perfect for the keen cook.


A straight staircase rises from the hall to the:

1st FLOOR LANDING

A ceiling hatch flips down to reveal a loft ladder providing easy access to the loft and the built-in airing cupboard houses a modern Worcester combination boiler serving the Gas Central Heating and hot water.


BEDROOM ONE 15ft 3' x 9ft 7' (4.65m x 2.9m)

A large light-filled bedroom courtesy of the full height front facing window.

Fitted bedroom furniture running along the far wall incorporates two double wardrobes, matching bedside cabinets and twin double bridging units over the bed recess, with a matching dressing table on the near wall.


BEDROOM TWO 14ft 5' x 9ft (4.4m x 2.74m)

Another jumbo bedroom, this one to the rear and also with a large window for maximum light.


BEDROOM THREE 11ft x 6ft 7' (3.35m x 2m)

Even the third bedroom is a fine size and comes with a built in cupboard.


BATHROOM

Fitted with a white three-piece suite with a Mira ‘Jump' electric shower over the bath.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

Greatly enhancing its kerbside appeal, a modern block paved Front Drive provides off street parking for three cars, with Grey brick pavers zoning the drive up to the garage.


GARAGE

With an up and over door, a rear courtesy door, power, and lighting.

Between the main house and the garage is a side gate leading round to the garden.


EXTERIOR - GARDEN

The garden area extends round to the side of the property, the wide side area paved.

The shed could easily be removed in favour of use as a Dining Patio, especially as being south-west facing, it attracts the afternoon and evening sun.

That said, there is also the clear potential here for a side extension, subject to local authority approval.

The main garden area has a crazy page rear patio area, with a retaining wall holding back the lawn, accessed via a set of steps and the rear part of the garden has been attractively terraced over the years.


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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.
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