Courtlands, Billericay

£950,000 - Exclusive


  • Extended 4 Bedroom (all doubles) Detached House with nearly 2000sq ft of accommodation
  • Quiet cul-de-sac yet only 0.7 mile from Billericay High Street
  • 6-Car block paved Front Drive with EV Charging point
  • Solar panels with 4 accompanying batteries for super low electricity bills!
  • 68ft x 41ft Garden with large Log Cabin, another double room timber outbuilding and a Swimspa
  • 2 Year old Log Cabin incorporates a large 3.1m x 2.7m covered area for all weather al fresco dining
  • Feature Swimspa with electric cover - swim against a current in the 'Swimzone' or relax in the Spa
  • Two large Reception Rooms - one with a woodburner Stove, the other with Bi-folds to the Garden
  • 21ft x 17ft bespoke hand built Kitchen/Diner with 2.6m Island incorporating 4-Seater Breakfast Bar
  • Sep Utility Room. Ground floor WC. 2 Refitted Bathrooms (Ensuite & Main). Dressing Room to Main Bed

Wake up to country views in this very large 4 Bedroom Detached House, which enjoys all the convenience of a suburban location with added countryside as Courtlands cul-de-sac sides onto open farmland yet is only a 0.7 mile stroll to Billericay High Street.

Properties rarely come onto the market in this quiet residential turning as it is the sort of spot that when you are fortunate enough to be able to purchase here, there would be little reason to move - hence why the current owners have been here 22 years and half of the neighbours even longer.

Ideal for families of all ages, the property itself boasts a 6-Car Drive and a 68ft max wide x 41ft deep Garden.

Are you looking for a Home Office, Gym, Studio or even your own Pub in the Garden? Then the 19ft Log Cabin with a large covered al fresco area (and Barrel Sauna - available by negotiation) may appeal.

Or perhaps you'll be attracted to the 'Swimspa' where at one end you can swim against the powerful counter current jets like a treadmill for swimmers, or relax at the other in the Jacuzzi Spa. The Swimspa itself is an all-year-round pleasure due to the Covana fully automated all-in-one roof and cover - up and down in seconds, insulated and strong enough you can stand on it.

Inside continues to deliver on family friendly living space with a hard wearing yet attractive Karndean flooring spreading throughout the 16ft Hall, two almost same size Living Rooms (the front one featuring a woodburning Stove and the rear one with bi-folding doors to the Garden), a huge Heart-of-the-Home Kitchen/Diner with bespoke handbuilt units centred around a large Island Unit and a walk-in shelved Pantry, a separate Utility Room and the good size ground floor WC Room refitted with stylish 'Art Deco' sanitaryware

Upstairs, all four bedrooms are doubles, the Master Bedroom features a separate Dressing Room/walk-in Wardrobe and a private Ensuite Bathroom and the main Bathroom has been refitted as a very on-trend luxury Shower Room.

The 17ft x 14ft Integral Garage is a great size (presently with heavy duty matting down and used as a gym) and has an almost full width remote controlled Roller Door.

Further benefits of this home is the Solar Panels and their accompany batteries - making the electric bills here very low indeed and in the Garage the Vaillant ecoTEC plus 938, a storage combination boiler designed especially for larger homes with a higher hot water demand, an efficiency of 94% and ErP A-rating for both heating and hot water. These along with plenty of loft insulation and double glazed windows helping the property to achieve a notably impressive B rating on the Energy Performance Certificate.


The Accommodation

HALLWAY 16ft 3" x 5ft 10" (4.95m x 1.78m)

The attractive wood effect Karndean flooring extends throughout the whole ground floor, providing a hard-wearing and attractive floor covering.

A large space under the stairs has been presently adapted for the dogs' quarters but could easily be reinstated as an understairs cupboard.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 6ft 3" x 3ft (1.91m x 0.91m)

Refitted with a stylish Art Deco inspired 'Cloakroom' suite incorporating a 'Burlington' sink and matching 'Burlington Arcade' mixer tap on the Freestanding Vanity unit, close coupled WC and an in-keeping heritage chrome towel radiator.


LOUNGE 16ft 10" x 12ft (5.13m x 3.66m)

Elegant plantation shutters have been fitted to the large front facing window and why not enjoy the cosy comfort of a real fire in the wood burning Stove.


DINING ROOM/FAMILY ROOM 18ft 4" x 12ft narrowing to 11ft 1" (5.6m x 3.66m narrowing to 3.38m)

Practically the same size as the front Lounge and so interchangeable, hence its present use as a second reception room/TV room.

Nearly 9 feet (2.74m) wide, the set of bi-folding doors flood the room with natural light and a mid-height socket allows the wire free hanging of a wall mounted TV.


OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM AND DINING AREA 21ft 6" x 17ft 3" (6.55m x 5.26m)

This is the Heart of the Home, fitted with a range of bespoke, hand-built 'Shaker' style units with unique 'Leathered' Granite worktops featuring inset iridescent crystals for extra sparkle.

The Rangemaster Nexus SE range cooker will be remaining - with five gas burners, twin induction hot plates, a griddle, twin ovens, a separate grill, and a warming drawer.

Further features comprise a Bosch Integrated Larder Fridge, Integrated Larder Freezer, an Integrated Dishwasher, a built-in Wine Cooler, pull-out recycling drawers and clever deep pan drawers with a 'cupboard front' look.

The centrepiece is the large 2.64m x 1m Island Unit which incorporates a four-seater breakfast bar one side and a built-under sink with handy built-in soap dispenser the other.

Finishing touches include twin vertical radiators, 4 built-in ceiling speakers linked to a Sonos in a matching bespoke cabinet within the Dining Area which also incorporates storage and twin glass display cabinets either side of a TV recess, a set of bi-folding doors opening to the garden, a further 4ft 8" (1.42m) wide full height window (which along with the bifolds, bathe this room in light), and a further internal door opening to reveal a large walk-in pantry.


PANTRY 6ft 1" x 6ft narrowing to 3ft 6" (1.85m x 1.83m > 1.07m)

Very neatly shelved and with another matching kitchen cabinet and the same quartz worktop providing a hidden out of the way tea/coffee workstation with a shelf for a microwave above.


UTILITY ROOM 6ft 5" x 6ft (1.96m x 1.83m)

Again, fitted with the same hand-built units and worktop as the kitchen and featuring two large recesses for a washing machine and tumble dryer.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

A large window on the 'Half Landing' throws light across the stairwell onto the main Landing and the slightly higher ceiling of 8 feet, enhances the feeling of light and space.

The flip-down loft hatch opens to reveal a fitted metal loft ladder providing easy access to the Loft.


LOFT

Housing the Solar Generator and four batteries for the SOLAR PANELS. The electricity generated charging up the batteries of if full, detouring off the Grid for an income. As you can imagine, these make a great difference to the Homeowners bills, especially as they run a couple of electric cars and the Swimspa.


MATER BEDROOM 16ft 4" x 12ft (5m x 3.65m)

8ft 7" x 7ft 3" has been taken and converted to a large walk-in Dressing Room/Wardrobe, fitted out with an attractive range of open storage incorporating hanging rails and shelving and well-lit by four inset downlights.

The main bedroom now measures 12ft 1" x 9ft 1" (3.7m x 2.8m) excluding the walkaway and with all the space of the walk-in wardrobe means it only needs to take a bed and bedside cabinets. That said, the seller's huge chest of drawers fits in easily.

As previously mentioned, Courtland is adjacent to open countryside, and having a nearly 8 feet wide front-facing window means that this bedroom enjoys a rather splendid rural outlook behind the house opposite.


ENSUITE BATHROOM 8ft (into the Shower recess) narrowing to 5ft x 6ft 3" (2.4m > 1.5m x 1.9m)

A front facing window brings in natural light to this refitted shower room which has an 80cm wide 'White Gloss' two-drawer Vanity Unit with a mirror-fronted cabinet above, a close-coupled WC and a double-ended Bath with both a floor-standing bath filler tap with a separate handset, as well as a separate fixed shower with a 'Rain' showerhead.

A feature panel towel radiator and wood flooring complete a very modern look.


BEDROOM TWO 12ft x 11ft (3.7m x 3.4m)

Another really bright and sunny bedroom due to its nearly 8 feet wide rear facing window.

The cream decor and carpet along with the white fitted bedroom furniture (two double wardrobes, a matching shelved cupboard, and a corner desk), makes it feel like an especially light and airy bedroom.


BEDROOM THREE 15ft x 8ft (4.5m x 2.44m)

Nearly 6 feet wide, the rear-facing window enjoys a pleasant outlook over the garden.


BEDROOM FOUR 11ft 1' x 9ft (3.36m x 2.7m)

This bedroom has a bit of urban edge to its theme, with the Karndean 'Van Gogh Salvaged Barnwood' flooring mimicking a real salvaged wood floor and the matte grey fitted wardrobes with concrete effect doors.

Plantation shutters have been fitted to the front-facing window which also enjoys the particularly pleasing country view beyond the house opposite.


BATHROOM 8ft x 5ft 4" max (2.4m x 1.6m)

Refitted as a luxury shower room featuring a large 1450mm x 860mm walk-in shower with a large 'Rain' showerhead.

The wall-hung 'White Gloss' Vanity has two drawers, and the Geberit WC has a concealed system and a Grohe push-button flush.

The suite is set off nicely by a blend of white marble and black marble tiling and a combination radiator/towel rail.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The large block paved Drive takes 6 large cars with ease and the Myenergi 'Zappi' EV charger is remaining as it was chosen specifically because of the Solar Panels this home has, as this charger is considered by many to be the best option for homes with solar panels - as the ad goes: " this charger allows you to drive on sunshine"!

The EV Charger has smart charging enabled through the MyEnergi App allowing Smart charging, Solar charging and Fuse protection.


GARAGE 17ft x 14ft (5.2m x 4.3m) '

With an almost full width remote controlled Roller Door to the front and a rear courtesy door from the Kitchen at the back.

The ceiling is 8ft 6" (2.6m) high and here in the garage wall we have the Vaillant ecoTEC plus 938 Combination Boiler, Gas Meter and modern metal consumer unit.

In the corner is a handy stainless steel freestanding sink unit with hot and cold water.

The garage is presently used as a gym and the perfect size/layout for it!


Access on both sides from the front through to:


EXTERIOR - GARDEN 68ft x 41ft (21m x 12.5m)

Designed with entertaining and parties in mind - the large Log Cabin offering a multitude of uses and its large overhang providing a large, covered area for all year round use.

Yet this garden also comes with a nod to your well-being. as the amazing SwimSpa will remain.

SWIMSPA

The Roof is from 'Covana' - a Canadian company, which rises up and down at the turn of a key (so no buttons that can easily be pressed by little hands). The roof provides thick insulation allowing all year round use and there's even an 'escape hatch' in the middle just in case.

Under the roof is the Vitas Spas 'ZSP Swimspa' itself, which uses flowing jet streams of water for fitness or relaxation - there's a 16.5ft 'Swim Zone' plus a two seater spa (hot tub).

Powered by Three 7hp pumps the swim zone is plenty big enough for taller swimmers and there is also a built-in Bluetooth Stereo Music System with Sub-Woofer & Shell Speakers, underwater LED lighting and programmable topside controls.

A power swim in the morning - red wine in the spa end in the evening!


LOG CABIN

The other centrepiece is the large 2 year old Log Cabin which has a 13ft 8" x 10ft 2" (4.2m x 3.1m) Main Room plus there is also a large, covered area/overhang which measures 10ft 4" x 9ft (3.15m x 2.7m) - perfect for outside dining regardless of the weather.

Within the main cabin, three windows and sliding doors bring in lots of light, there is a central spotlight and power sockets too and the striking 'Barrel Sauna' may be available by separate negotiation.

We also like the discrete door at the back of the overhang which leads out to hidden storage area where the current owner keeps a plentiful stock of wood for the wood burner. This area approx. 10 m² (108 ft.²)


The balance of the Garden sees a central lawn, deep flowerbed across the back incorporating a raised fishpond with a pump and a 15ft 9" x 7ft 6" (4.8m x 2.3m) 2-Room Timber Outbuilding.


WORKSHOP & SHED

The right-hand door opens to a 7ft 6" x 6ft (2.3m x 1.8m) Workshop with an L-shaped fitted workbench, three fluorescent lights and several double power sockets.

The left-hand door opens to a shed, again with lighting.





Council Tax
Basildon Council, Band G

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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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Heating Gas Central Heating
Garden/Outside Space Yes
Parking Yes
Garage Yes

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Superfast 45 Mbps 8 Mbps
Ultrafast 1000 Mbps 220 Mbps

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