- Stunning Detached Family House with Detached Double Garage, on 1.2 acres of landscaped grounds
- 1.9 miles to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Feature Outside Covered Entertainment Area overlooking a pond - perfect for social gatherings
- Teenagers will love the large elevated Summerhouse - perfect for parties!
- Further 16ft Second Living Room (Dining/Play/Family Room etc) and 11ft Study too
- Quiet rural setting adjacent to open farmland yet only 0.8 mile to local shops
- 1.6 mile to the High Street with its central Waitrose store
- Grounds also include a private Wood, little Orchard and several Outbuildings
- 18ft Lounge with Bi-fold Doors and beautiful "Dik Geurts" built-in wood burning Stove
- 21ft White gloss Kitchen with Granite worktops, sep Utility Room & three 1st floor luxury Bathrooms
Set on approximately 1.2 acres of superbly maintained grounds in a quiet rural setting adjacent to open farmland, this lovely Family Home is the perfect getaway from the stresses of modern life and yet is only 0.8 mile (5 minute cycle ride) from the local shops and 1.9 miles from Billericay Mainline Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes) and 1.6 miles from the High Street and its central Waitrose.
A handsome residence with great kerbside appeal, Rose Farm House has been hugely improved over recent years both outside and inside, the gorgeous interior a combination of well-planned style, design and functionality, with a superior level of specification.
That said, it is the outside that puts this in a field of its own. You will want to have friends and family over all the time, the grounds having been landscaped and centred around a covered Entertainment Area overlooking a pond - ideal for the largest of social gatherings. Plus, there is a private wood at top of the plot, a little Orchard and a sweeping south facing lawn.
Teenagers will love the huge elevated Summerhouse - perfect for parties! and a trio of Outbuildings offer versatility and opportunity. The green fingered will find the greenhouse and vegetable patch of interest and car enthusiasts will like the 19ft square Detached Garage and swathe of parking behind the Gated entrance.
The Main House sees a spacious welcoming Hall, 18ft Lounge with bi-fold Doors gazing out over the garden, 16ft Dining Room/Second Sitting Room, 11ft Study, 21ft Kitchen/Diner with sleek white gloss Handleless units and Granite worktops, 10ft Utility Room, ground floor WC Room, four well-proportioned Bedrooms and three Bathrooms - each beautifully appointed.
The full height, side light window to the front door floods in plenty of light to this very pleasant reception area, which has attractive wood flooring and a useful understand storage cupboard.
The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as found throughout the home, with the majority of the house, like here, with coving for an elegant finish.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Making a great impression in a small space. A modern confection of white wall tiling, a white ‘Laufen` cloakroom suite, chrome towel radiator and with a neat touch-control light switch.
LOUNGE. 17ft 9` x 13ft 7` (5.41m x 4.14m)
Striking, stylish and seriously good-looking.
There`s a real sense of bringing the outdoors in, due to the almost full width bifold doors maximising access and light and gazing out over the grounds beyond.
The eyes will next be drawn to the far wall, the bold wallpaper giving a luxurious feel to this room and the classy ‘Dik Geurts` built-in Fireplace the centrepiece. Set the scene with this highly efficient and environmentally friendly wood burning stove.
Attractive wood flooring, inset downlighting and provision for a wall mounted television complete this modern and contemporary, life-style room.
SECOND LIVING ROOM 16ft 5" x 11ft 4" (5m x 3.45m)
We love the yellow symmetrical, retro style feature wallpapered wall which blends effortlessly with the warm wood flooring and cream and white paintwork of this appealing second reception room.
Having both a walk-in bay window and a further side facing window, makes for a well-lit, dual aspect room, which offers versatility as either a formal dining room, sitting room or playroom etc.
STUDY 11ft 5" x 7ft 4" (3.48m x 2.24m)
The window and adjacent part glazed door overlooking the rear garden, makes this private home office, with attractive wood flooring, the ideal creative and inspiring space.
KITCHEN/DINER 21ft x 10ft 7" (6.4m x 3.23m)
The Heart of the Home.
A confection of sleek White Gloss, Handleless units topped with black Granite worktops, gives a streamlined and luxurious feel to this well-equipped kitchen.
Keen cooks will like the Neff appliances incorporating an electric Induction hob with its contemporary angled Extractor Fan above, Two Ovens (a Multifunction Oven/Grill and adjacent Combination Multi-function Oven/Microwave), Warming Drawer, full-height side-by-side integrated Fridge and Freezer, integrated Dishwasher and Wine Cooler.
Further features include a pull-out corner carousel storage system, `Blanco` twin bowl sink fitted neatly under the worktop, premium quality sparkling floor tiles and generous glazing courtesy of the walk-in Bay window and bi-fold door system, opening out to the Entertaining Area.
UTILITY ROOM 9ft 10" x 8ft 9" (3m x 2.67m)
A super-size laundry room fitted with an attractive range of high gloss `Aubergine` units, incorporating an undermounted sink beneath the stone worktop, giving a rather sophisticated and chic look.
There are spaces for the two key kitchen appliances, a hard-wearing sparkling tiled floor and a rear facing window overlooking the garden.
Stairs from Hall to:
A surprisingly spacious area already, which had been further improved by the fitting of a range of ‘light Oak` wardrobes and cupboards, with bright white gloss doors, providing a superb storage facility and complementing the high-quality Oak internal doors that are found throughout the house.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 17ft 8" narrowing to 14ft 8" x 11ft 4". (5.38m > 4.47m x 3.45m)
A large principal bedroom with its own private Ensuite shower room and enjoying a rather appealing view over the grounds.
Smart and stylish, the contrasting blend of high-gloss Aubergine doors on the beach effect wardrobes, complement the richness of the opulent, dark plum floral designer wallpapered feature wall.
A custom-made bench with drawers below, sits beneath one of the two windows for quiet relaxation.
EN-SUITE 9ft 1" x 6ft (2.77m x 1.83m)
This luxurious Ensuite Shower Room features beautiful tiling, which complements this high-end Suite, comprising a wall hung White Gloss Vanity unit topped with a circular Basin with adjacent chrome mixer tap, a back to wall WC with concealed cistern and a large walk-in Shower featuring a large `Rainfall` type Showerhead with a separate handset too for extra flexibility, and further enhanced by powerful body jets for an early morning wake up.
Finishing touches include a chrome towel radiator, in-set downlighting and the rear facing window has clear glass, to take full advantage of the super rural outlook.
BEDROOM TWO 12ft 9" x 10ft 5" (3.89m x 3.17m)
This light and bright, good size double bedroom has a dual aspect Windows and fitted bedroom furniture comprising wardrobes, a Dresser, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet.
Measurements EXCLUDE the door recess and this room also benefits from its own private Ensuite Shower Room:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 8ft 8" x 3ft 9" (2.64m x 1.14m)
Fitted with a modern and contemporary suite by `RAK` ceramics, comprising close back to wall WC and semi pedestal basin, along with a large shower cubicle featuring a Rainfall showerhead.
Finishing touches include a light up mirrored bathroom cabinet, touch light switch, chrome towel radiator and this room also features a Sun tunnel, drawing in natural daylight through the roof space.
BEDROOM THREE 10ft 9" x 9ft 5" (3.28m x 2.87m)
With the measurements EXCLUDING the built-in Double Wardrobe with shiny gloss white doors and a light wood effect frame and cabinet, this is another sunny bedroom overlooking the garden.
BEDROOM FOUR 11ft 6" x 10ft 8" (3.51m x 3.25m)
Another large double bedroom flooded with natural light through the window which enjoys a pleasant sylvan view.
A built-in wardrobe with triple sliding doors provides great storage.
BATHROOM 9ft 9" x 9ft 9" (2.97m x 2.97m)
Re-fitted in 2016, this superbly appointed oversize bathroom sees a white © Britton suite comprising a twin semi-pedestal Basins, back to wall WC with wall hung pan, Double Ended Bath and a large corner Shower enclosure which like the other bathrooms, features a Rainfall showerhead and a separate hand shower in addition.
Further specification includes a chrome towel radiator, inset downlighting, a large front facing obscured glass window and a large walk-in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The Five Bar gate between two brick pillars sweeps open to the block paved Drive, providing a swathe of parking in addition to the detached garage.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE. 19ft 2` x 18ft 10` (5.84m x 5.74m)
This large garage has twin remote controlled electric up and over doors, power and lighting.
EXTEROR - MAIN GROUNDS
Amounting to approx. 1.2 acres, the main grounds have been cleverly landscaped to provide minimal maintenance with a pleasant mix of terrain and scenery, principally a large expanse of lawn, a Private wood, small Orchard, Vegetable Patch, bark covered play area with a children`s playhouse, several outbuildings and the centrepiece - the stunning Outdoor Entertainment Area.
THE OUTSIDE ENTERTAINING AREA.
An outside room itself in the summer months although as it comes with lights and electric heaters, one can entertain here all year round!
The patio runs along two sides of the property and leads to the covered Outside Dining/Entertaining Area - a pitched tiled roof over brick piers with two brick wall sides. Powerful lights set up in the roof provide plenty of light and the fitted ceiling heaters provide winter warmth.
The big Patio beneath the canopy runs on to a balustrade deck which looks out over the pond.
LARGE SUMMERHOUSE 14ft 4" x 14ft 3"` (4.37m x 4.34m)
A block paved path, with lighting pillars along the way, meanders from the entertaining area, up through the lawn to this unassuming building, with its large Veranda.
Opening the double doors reveals a Tardis like interior, the 10ft high vaulted ceiling and walls all finished in wood, giving an even greater impression of space. There is lighting and power connected, plus the part glazed double doors and windows provide plenty of natural daylight.
A trio of outbuildings just outside the Main House briefly comprise:
STUDIO 13ft 5" x 9ft 9" narrowing to 7ft 5" (4.09m x 2.97m > 2.26m)
The walls and ceiling have been plaster boarded and decorated to a smooth painted finish and along with the wood flooring and windows, this makes for a perfect additional home office, summer playhouse, etc.
WORKSHOP 14ft x 7ft 9" (4.27m x 2.36)
A lovely size workspace with a fitted workbench, window for natural light and an isolator protected fluorescent strip light and electrical socket.
STORE 12ft 8" x 9ft 9" (3.86m x 2.97m)
The measurements EXCLUDE a large recess. This is a great storage facility for all things horticultural including the ride-on lawnmower which will fit easily through the double doors.
For neat storage of gardening tools
7ft 9" deep, this large open store will take the winter wood supply for the wood burning stove in the lounge.
Between the main house and the outbuildings is the access round to the side of the house where the Oil Tank is located - serving the Oil-Fired Central Heating via Radiators, of this property.
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.