- Large 3 Bedroom Detached Bungalow 30 seconds walk from the High Street
- Sunny 85ft South-West facing Garden
- 4 Car Drive
- L-shaped 22ft x 19ft Lounge/Diner with double doors to Gdn, walk-in Bay and further side window
- 3 lovely Bedrooms, all will take a double bed with ease
- 4 minute walk to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- 19ft x 16ft Garage with high pitched tiled roof with the beams boarded to create a Loft Store
- 26ft Hall with gorgeous wood effect flooring extending into the Lounge/Diner
- 'Beechwood' Kitchen with Granite worktops, Villeroy Boch Double Belfast Sink & Range Cooker
- Bathroom fitted out as a stunning, designer look Shower Room - beautiful
Stroll to the High Street in seconds or the Mainline Railway Station in four minutes, as this large 3 Bedroom fully Detached Bungalow is in a prime spot, perched on the edge of Billericay High Street!
To the front, the property enjoys a pleasant outlook over the picturesque Festival Gardens, given as a gift to the residents of Billericay to commemorate the 1951 Festival of Britain and to the rear, the 85ft max Rear Garden enjoys a sunny South-West aspect.
Boasting a 52ft wide frontage, the larger than average Garage (19ft x 16ft) sits to the side of the Bungalow behind its 4-car Drive and has a proper Loft within its high, pitched tiled roof.
Inside the tastefully presented accommodation starts with a 26ft long Hall accessing all the rooms, its beautiful rich wood effect flooring extending into the light filled 22ft x 19ft max L-shaped Lounge/Diner which opens out to the Garden.
The Kitchen window above the elegant Villeroy Boch double bowl Belfast Sink boasts super far reaching views and the 'Beechwood' look Kitchen units are coupled with Granite worktops.
All three bedrooms will take a double bed and the stunning designer style Shower Room (formally bathroom) showboats a wide Vitra® wall hung Vanity unit, 1200mm x 800mm walk-in Shower and gorgeous dark grey tiling.
The Garden has a main lawn, shed and a cordoned off vegetable patch/storage area.
The 26 feet long hall has gorgeous wood effect flooring extending into the lounge/diner and a recess as you enter, ideal for coats and shoes to go.
L-SHAPED LOUNGE/DINER 22ft 1' narrowing to 12ft x 19ft (6.7m narrowing to 3.7m x 5.8m
A handsomely proportioned living room with the rich wood look flooring coupling perfectly with the sugar white walls.
A set of double doors with accompanying side light windows, a walk-in Bay window and a further side window, give an abundance of light, as the room takes full advantage of its perfect south-west facing aspect, thus enjoying all day sunshine.
KITCHEN 14ft x 7ft 7' (4.3m x 2.3m)
Granite topped ‘Beechwood' effect kitchen units bring warmth and character and incorporate a Villeroy Boch double bowl ‘Franke' Belfast Sink and an 8-ring, two Oven Range Cooker.
The wide window enjoys far-reaching views looking down Crown Road and boasting some beautiful sunsets.
A doorway leads through to a side porch:
PORCH 5ft 6' x 3ft 3' (1.7m x 1m)
On the left, full height matching kitchen storage units open to reveal a Viessman Gas Combination Boiler and an external door opens to steps, going down to a sidewalk leading between the Garage and Bungalow, through on to the rear garden.
MASTER BEDROOM 12ft 6' (into the Bay) x 11ft (3.8m x 3.35m)
Nicely decorated to a modern grey colour scheme and featuring a large walk-in Bay.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft x 11ft (3.35m x 3.35m)
The warm blue walls brings the colour of a natural summer sky to this perfectly square, double bedroom.
BEDROOM THREE 9ft 9' x 9ft 8' (3m x 3m)
Another good size bedroom, this one with a serene turquoise and white decor scheme.
BATHROOM 8ft x 7ft 6' max (2.45m x 2.3m)
Striking, stylish and seriously good looking.
Refitted as a lavish, designer look shower room featuring a wide, White Gloss Vitra® Vanity unit with a large pull out drawer, back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern and a 1200mm x 800mm walk-in glass framed shower.
Beautiful dark grey porcelain tiling with two display recesses with contrasting white tiles, attractive wood effect flooring and a tall white towel radiator completes the swish look.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
A set of steps lead up to the front door with to the left of the bungalow, a double width and double length Drive, providing parking for four cars.
GARAGE 19ft 2' x 15ft 9' (5.8m x 4.8m)
This large, oversized Garage has a pitched tiled roof of such a good size that the owners have boarded over the beams to make a proper loft. This in addition to the loft within the main bungalow, gives a superb additional storage facility.
There is a 12ft 6' (3.8m) remote-controlled electric up and over garage door, rear courtesy door, power sockets and lighting.
GARDEN 85ft max x 52ft (26m x 16m)
The L-shaped rear garden sees the main area commencing with a paved patio, the balance lawn and with a 7ft 8' x 5ft 8' (2.3m x 1.7m) Potting Shed behind the garage.
To the right hand side, the garden continues up and through a gate into an additional area, where a previous owner had it cordoned off as a vegetable patch.
POTENTIAL TO ENLARGE
Although now expired, planning permission was given in 2017 for a rear extension to reconfigure the bungalow, the new layout incorporating a large rear open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen Room, a separate Utility Room, an Ensuite to one of the bedrooms and an Ensuite WC Room to another bedroom.
As the bungalow works perfectly well as it is, the current owners never ended up doing the work, but you have the potential option if desired.
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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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