OIEO £765,000 - Under Offer

  • Substantial 5 Bedroom Detached character Home with 2,252sq ft of accomodation spread over two floors
  • Integral wide than average Garage offers conversion possibilities too
  • Huge rear dual aspect Lounge with gorgeous Herringbone design real wood flooring
  • Bespoke White Gloss and Granite Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Central Island and a host of appliances
  • Ensuite Shower Room, Main Bathroom & Ground floor Shower Room
  • Boasting a large plot of 1/3 acre including a private 226ft x 50ft Garden & large Front Drive
  • 24ft Hall with beautiful 'White Marble' Porcelain flooring extending to Kitchen, Utility & Dining Rm
  • Separate Sitting Room with Fireplace and Dining Room too
  • Matching White Gloss & Granite Utility Room with Integrated Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer
  • Short Drive to Billericay with its Mainline Railway Station (London in 35 minutes)

As the A129 winds its way from Billericay to Wickford, it passes through the pretty village of Crays Hill and the first property you come to is 'Byfield House', a substantial 5 Bedroom Detached character home sitting on 1/3 acre with 2252sq ft of family friendly accommodation spread over two floors with a huge Attic also offering further possibilities.

Aptly named, Byfield House looks out over Farmland opposite and to the rear and right of the 226ft x 50ft Garden it has a woodland backdrop, the trees edging the fence line and giving a high degree of privacy.

Set well back from the main road behind a brick boundary wall, the property itself dates back to the early 1950's and has been extended to the side and rear to now offer expansive living space briefly comprising to the Ground Floor, a 24ft Entrance Hall with a ground floor Shower Room/WC, huge rear Lounge, separate Sitting Room with a feature Bay window, Dining Room and a beautiful White Gloss and Granite Kitchen/Breakfast Room with a big central Island and a host of built-in and integrated appliances along with a separate Utility Room.

Upstairs are the Five Bedrooms served by an Ensuite Shower Room and Main Family Bathroom.

Features include Mains Gas Central Heating via Radiators, double glazing, fresh neutral décor, a confection of carpet, gorgeous wood block flooring and Porcelain flooring, the manicured Garden, and an integrated wider than average Garage.

CRAYS HILL village itself has a handy 'Premier' convenience store supplying the daily essentials and, in the evenings, and weekends, why not stroll along to the great local pub/restaurant called The Shepherd and Dog, which has a beer garden and large patio - it does great food and quite a range of beers/ales.
Bus Stops in the village give easy access to the neighbouring towns of Billericay & Wickford - both with Mainline Railway Stations (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes from Billericay).
Plus, just up the road is the Barleylands Farm Shop, which sells fresh fruit, vegetables, and a large selection of groceries.

The A127 is little more than a two-minute drive away, giving access to Southend, London and the M25.

The Accommodation

HALL 23ft 7' x 6ft (7.2m x 1.8m)

A great first impression with beautiful ‘White Marble' effect polished Porcelain floor tiles complimenting the contemporary 'Light Oak' internal doors, white and cream decor, and eye catching Grey themed striped stair carpet.

LOUNGE 20ft 3' max x 19ft 3' (6.2m x 5.9m)

The beautiful Herringbone design real wood floor brings warmth and character to this oversized living room, which is well lit courtesy of both a large side window and a set of glazed double doors with full height side light windows opening out to the huge Rear Garden.

The smooth plastered finish (as found throughout this home) has a bank of inset downlighting and the use of brush sockets hidden behind the wall mounted TV , hides unsightly wiring.

A wide set of glazed 'Light Oak' contemporary style double doors swing open, leading in to the Dining Room adjacent.

SITTING ROOM 13ft 8' (into the Bay Window) x 13ft 6' (4.2m x 4.1m)

Another set of 5ft wide, contemporary style 'Light Oak' glazed set of double doors, sweep open from the hall to this elegant room, which still retains its feature walk in Bay and Fireplace: At present with an attractive Stone surround and inset Gas Fire.

Like the lounge, this is also another well-lit dual aspect reception room.

DINING ROOM 15ft 3' x 11ft 7' (4.7m x 3.5m)

Another lovely space, again with the beautiful 'White Marble' Porcelain flooring (which also extends through to the adjoining Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room), which coupled with the sugar white decor and set of glazed External Double Doors, makes for another bright and light room.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15ft 1' x 13ft 6' (4.6m x 4.1m)

A custom-made luxury kitchen with rich Granite topped White Gloss kitchen units and incorporating a host of built-in and its integrated appliances.

The large Central Island incorporates a Breakfast bar, storage space and a perfect place to socialise.

The appliances are a blend of NEFF and Caple with the NEFF appliances briefly comprising:

A sleek black Induction Hob sitting below a matching stainless-steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above.

Twin 'Slide&Hide' Multifunction ovens (including Fan Assisted Conventional Heat, Defrost, 'HotAir' and Thermo Grill)

A built-in Microwave with a Warming Drawer below.

The Caple Appliances comprise an integrated Fridge/Freezer, second undercounter Freezer and an integrated Dishwasher.

Further features include a rather swish pull-out corner carousel unit, full height pull-out larder unit and inset downlighting plus a wide window and a part glazed external door provide plenty of natural light.

UTILITY ROOM 11ft x 5ft 9' (3.4m x 1.8m)

Fitted with the same White Gloss and Granite units as the kitchen and with an undermounted Butler sink.

Integrated within the units are a Caple WMi2003 A++ rated integrated Washing Machine and a Caple TDi111 vented Tumble Dryer.

A part glazed UPVC double glazed door with adjoining window opens to the sidewalk.

GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM 7ft 8' x 5ft 10' (2.3m x 1.8m)

Gorgeous, glazed tiling adorns the walls with sparkling Granite tiles on the floor, of this good size shower room.

The shower has a 'Rainhead' showerhead with the white ceramics comprising a semi-pedestal basin and close coupled WC.

A chrome towel radiator and inset downlighting completes the look.

Staircase from hall to:


The striped stair carpet runs onto the landing where a built-in cupboard houses the Pullin 'Evolution' unvented cylinder providing mains pressure hot water and a ceiling hatch flips down to reveal a pulldown ladder, accessing the spacious attic, itself offering endless possibilities. The Loft itself is boarded and has both power and light connected.

MASTER BEDROOM 14ft 2' x 12ft 9' (4.3m x 3.9m)

A large principal bedroom with its own private Ensuite shower room.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 11ft x 4ft 3' (3.4m x 1.3m)

Fully tiled and with a side facing window giving natural daylight, the Ensuite features a large walk-in shower and a chrome towel radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 15ft 1' x 11ft min (4.6m x 3.4m)

Another generous size bedroom, this one to the rear and therefore enjoying a super outlook.

The measurements exclude a built-in wardrobe.

BEDROOM THREE 13ft 7' into the Bay x 11ft min (4.1m x 3.4m)

Originally the main bedroom and thus featuring the wide walk-in Bay window, which enjoys a pleasant view across the road and the farmland beyond.

The measurements exclude a built -in cupboard and the door recess.

BEDROOM FOUR 14ft 2' x 7ft 1' (4.3m x 2.2m)

Another rear facing bedroom, so also enjoying that pleasant sylvan outlook through its wide window.

7ft wide, there is plenty of room for a double bed to go up against the far wall.

BEDROOM FIVE 8ft 7' x 8ft (2.6m x 2.4m)

This single bedroom doubles as the perfect home office.

BATHROOM 8ft 4' x 5ft 10' (2.5m x 1.8m

Fitted with a white bathroom suite with attractive shiny gloss tiles to the walls and matt finish tiles to the floor.

The ceiling has inset downlighting and there is a tall chrome towel radiator.


Set well back from the road behind a curving brick wall, the property enjoys a large frontage and ample parking on the block paved Front Drive.

Twin lawns either side of the drive offer the potential for additional parking if required, and that is in addition to the integral garage.

There is access on both sides, the right-hand side notably wide, and big enough for a vehicle.

GARAGE 17ft 6' x 14ft 1' (5.3m x 4.3m)

With an up and over garage door, a locking courtesy door from the Hall and with light and power connected.

In the top right hand corner is the Viessmann mains Gas Boiler serving the gas central heating and hot water.


The large patio has plenty of room for tables and chairs or rattan sofa sets and along with its huge lawn rolling down to the end of the 226ft Garden, is perfect for large family gatherings.

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.

Crays Hill is a village within the parish of Ramsden Crays and falls roughly midway between Billericay and Wickford, both having main line railway stations on the London Liverpool Street line. The Monday - Friday Fast Train goes from Billericay Railway Station to Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.

The village dates back to the the 13th Century and therefore offers a mixture of old and modern properties.

Amenities include a well stocked 'Premier' convenience store supplying the daily essentials and the highly regarded local pub/restaurant The Shepherd & Dog, which boasts a popular restaurant and large beer garden - it does good food and quite a range of beers/ales.

Bus Stops in the village give easy access to the neighbouring towns.

Just up the road is the Barleylands Farm Shop, which sells fresh fruit, vegetables and a large selection of groceries.

The A127 is little more than a two-minute drive away giving access to Southend, London and the M25.
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