Crescent Road, Billericay

Price £495,000 - Available


  • 2 Bedroom fully Detached Bungalow down a quiet, private lane off the Mountnessing Road
  • Shops including a Sainsburys "Local" 450m away and 40 acres Lake Meadows Park 0.4 mile
  • Own Drive to attached Garage and 51ft Garden with feature decking
  • 17ft x 17ft L-Shaped Lounge/Diner with wide double doors opening out to the garden
  • Brand new kitchen with appliances.
  • 0.7 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • 0.8 mile to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars and restaurants
  • Nice square Entrance Hall with two built-in cupboards
  • Feature lower level second sitting room (previously used as a 3rd bedroom) overlooking the garden
  • White Bathroom

Situated down a quiet, private lane off the Mountnessing Road, this 2 bedroom, fully Detached Bungalow is just 0.7 mile from the Mainline Railway Station, making it ideal for the City Commuter.

Neighbourhood shops including a Sainsburys 'Local' are a short 450 meters stroll away at 'Gooseberry Green' and the High Street is around the corner from the station, so only a few moments further at 0.8 mile.

Plus, for the energetic or those with children or pets, the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park (voted best park in East of England last year) is just 0.4 mile (a 7-8 minute walk) away.

Completely redecorated throughout and offering vacant possession, the property itself has a nice square Entrance Hall with two useful built-in cupboards, an L-shaped Lounge/Diner with generous glazing overlooking the Garden, a second living room (also previously used as a 3rd bedroom), brand new refitted Kitchen with appliances, the two bedrooms and a white Bathroom.

There is Gas Central Heating via radiators, double glazed windows (some new) and the attached Garage provides additional storage.

Opposite the bungalow is a small wooded area, according to the Title Plan, incorporated within the properties ownership - perfect for additional parking.

Keys are held for a safe, social distancing viewing.


The Accommodation


HALL 8ft 10' x 8ft 1' (2.7m x 2.5m)

8ft 5" high ceilings give an even greater impression of space to this nice size, almost perfectly square hall, which has two useful built-in cupboards: one housing the gas meter and electrics including a new Consumer Unit, the other housing the Ideal 'Independent C24' combination boiler.

The new grey carpet extends on throughout the home, bar the kitchen and bathroom, which both have ceramic floor tiling.

The RING doorbell with its camera for remote viewing on a mobile phone will be remaining.


LOUNGE 17ft 4' narrowing to 10ft x 17ft 7' (5.3m > 3m x 5.4m)

With freshly redecorated walls and ceilings, this L-shaped lounge/diner still retains its original chimney breast, giving the potential to put in an ornate Feature Fireplace as a focal point.

Nearly 13ft wide, the generous glazing pours in sunlight through the wide set of central doors with their equally wide, accompanying windows either side.


2nd LIVING/SITTING ROOM 13ft x 9ft 7' (4m x 2.9m)

This useful addition to the home features a vaulted ceiling soaring up to 11ft and is lovely and bright courtesy of the two large windows overlooking the rear garden.

There is the clear potential to convert the main set of windows into a set of Patio doors or Bi-folds.

(In previous years it was also used as a 3rd bedroom)


KITCHEN 9ft x 8ft (2.7m x 2.44m)

Re-fitted with a range of White 'High-Gloss' kitchen units complimented by modern square edge worktops and incorporating all new appliances, comprising a sleek black glass Zanussi Hob with matching stainless steel Combination Oven below and stainless steel Chimney style Extractor hood above.

There is also a freestanding Hoover 'Dynamic' Washing Machine with an A+++ Rating & silent inverter (quieter) and matching Hotpoint 'Future' A+ rated undercounter Fridge and Freezer..

The new UPVC door with its adjacent window provides side access


MASTER BEDROOM 11ft 10' x 9ft (3.6m x 2.7m)

A fine size, front facing double bedroom with a pleasant outlook over this non-estate lane with its almost country/sylvan outlook to the front.


BEDROOM TWO 9ft x 8ft 1' (2.7m x 2.5m)

With a wide, side facing window which also enjoys a pleasant front outlook.


BATHROOM 9ft x 5ft 1' (2.7m x 1.55m)

Fitted with a white 3-piece suite comprising White Vanity unit with a large ceramic basin, close coupled WC and a double ended Bath with a mixer tap and shower attachment.

The side window provides plenty of natural daylight.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The front garden is laid to lawn with a flower bed border, with the concrete drive in need of replacing but a particularly good size.

Additional parking for visitors is available in the wooded area opposite the front drive.


GARAGE

A single, attached garage with grey painted double doors.

Access via a side gate leads round to the GARDEN 51ft x 31ft

The wide set of UPVC double doors from the living room open out to a raised Deck measuring 13ft x 7ft (4m x 2.1m) and retained by wood balustrade.
A nice place for outside dining and with an equally nice view over the garden.

Timber steps from the decking lead down to the balance of the garden which is mainly lawn with two sheds; 7ft x 4ft 10' and 8ft x 6ft 5', the latter with a double power socket and lighting (not tested).

Below the decking is a arge storage area with a side door.


WOODLAND AND THE PRIVATE ROAD

Opposite the bungalow is a small wooded area, according to the Title Plan, incorporated within the properties ownership - perfect for additional parking.

Plus the Title incorporates the road in front, with a Right of Way for next door to cross for access.


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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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