Crown Road, Billericay

Guide Price £565,000 - Under Offer


  • Tastefully Styled Three Double Bedroom Character Home
  • En-Suite Shower Room and Family Bathroom
  • Two Large Reception Rooms
  • Approx. 82" Rear Garden Facing in a Southerly Direction
  • Block Paved Drive and Integral Garage With an Electric Up and Over Door
  • Town Centre Location
  • Kitchen/Diner With Integrated Neff Appliances and Space for an American Style Fridge/Freezer
  • Character Features Such as Picture Rails and Fireplaces to Ground and First Floors
  • Double Glazed Windows and a Pressurised Hot Water System
  • Internal Viewing Certainly Recommended

With a quality tasteful stylish finish this traditional bay fronted town centre family home with an approx. 82` garden, has been sympathetically extended to provide subtle modern benefits such as an en-suite shower room to complement the welcoming character accommodation.

With the square footage approaching that of a four-bedroom property this house with three double bedrooms, a full width kitchen/diner and two large reception rooms enjoys the feeling of spaciousness often craved but rarely found within such close proximity of the High Street and Railway Station.

Oozing charm and character, this home retains the period features often associated with this era such as drop ceilings with picture rails, bay windows, parquet flooring, fireplaces on both ground and first floors as well architraves, skirting and the original staircase.

As mentioned, the house has previously been extended yet the improvements consideration given to the finish has ensured it all appears to be original.

Additional points of note here include double glazed windows, a pressurised hot water system, a refitted family bathroom and an integral garage with an electric up and over door.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


RECEPTION HALLWAY 4.4m x 1.8m (14ft 5 x 5ft 11)

An original wood entrance door with an inset stained-glass panel gives access to the lovely practical hallway which has large wood block Parque flooring and a drop ceiling with picture rails and stylish papered walls below give a touch of class to this beautiful traditional home. The balustrade staircase with decorative newel post is another prominent original feature within this entrance hall. Panelled doors also lead to.

LIVING ROOM 4.76m into bay x 3.48m ( 15ft 7 x 11ft 5)

The large block Parque flooring continues to flow into this front facing reception room which in addition to picture rails and the high drop ceilings that the ground floor of this house enjoys, it also has a walk-in bay window and a feature cast iron style fireplace with decorative tiled inlays and a gas coal effect fire.

KITCHEN/DINER 5.43m x 2.46m > 4.63m (17ft 10 x 8ft)

This full width rear facing kitchen breakfast room with inset downlighters to the ceiling and a quality textured wood style laminate floor, has a range of cream coloured soft close base and wall units with granite effect worktops and under pelmet lighting.
Incorporated within the units is a space for an American-style fridge freezer, a built-in electric Neff oven and a 5 ring Neff gas hob with a Neff glass and stainless steel trimmed cooker hood over. In addition, there is an integrated Neff dishwasher and an integrated washing machine.
To one side of this kitchen is adequate space for a dining table and chairs, this area is amplified by being open plan to what was once a separate rear lobby area where there is a door to the rear garden and also the family/playroom.

FAMILY ROOM 3.77m x 3.3m > 2.83m (12ft 4 x 10ft 10 > 9ft 3)

Again, the family room has a matching textured wood effect laminate floor and fitted picture rails to ensure the traditional features are retained. Having a high-level side window and double doors to the rear garden there is a good degree of natural light into this bonus reception room that can adapt through the spectrum of uses it can be as your family needs change.

LANDING

The matching spiralled banisters continue to the landing as do the drop ceilings with picture rails and papered walls beneath. A light-coloured carpet gives a cosy feel to this first floor where there is an access point to the loft and panelled doors leading into each of the bedrooms and the family bathroom.

BEDROOM ONE 5.37m > 4.5m x 3.51m (17ft 7 > 14ft 9 x 11ft 6)

Although this bedroom does not have the en-suite shower room, there something about this that makes it worthy of being the master bedroom. Maybe it`s the front facing window and Oriel Bay style corner window, the original fireplace with cast iron surround and picture rails or a combination of it all that just gives this room a stylish touch to compliment that feeling of spaciousness.

BEDROOM TWO 4.21m x 2.84m (13ft 9 x 9ft 4)
The second bedroom is another generously sized front facing room which again has deep skirting together with a drop ceiling and picture rail to ensure continuity flows between the original house and this more recent extension. A door from his bedroom then leads in to the en-suite shower room

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Fitted in a white suite and with a tiled floor and inset downlighters to the ceiling, there is a shower cubicle, a close coupled WC and wash basin with mixer taps. There is also a rear facing window, a shaver point and an airing cupboard housing the Mega Flow pressurised hot water system.

BEDROOM THREE 3.39m x 2.93m (11ft 1 x 9ft 7)

This third bedroom is another double room and with a rear facing window it has views of the 82` rear garden.

FAMILY BATHROOM

Being re-fitted in a white suite, this family bathroom has a shower bath with screen, rain head, hand attachment and central mixer taps. The fitted unit to one wall gives a clean finish and enables the WC to have a concealed cistern and a mount for the wash basin with mixer taps. The chrome heated towel rail and inset downlights to ceiling give another pleasant modern twist to this traditional home.

OUTSIDE

FRONT
To the front of the house is a block paved drive which is partially screened by mature hedging and provides parking for two cars together with access to the integral garage.

INTEGRAL GARAGE 5.17 m x 2.83 m (17ft x 9ft 3)
This good size garage has an electric up and over door with remote-control and on the rear wall is a Valliant gas boiler.

REAR GARDEN
The rear garden measures approximately 25m (82`) in depth and enjoys a sunny southerly aspect, the lawn slopes up away from the house and is accessed by paved steps and adjoined by a patio area with courtesy lighting, the majority of the garden is mainly lawn with shrub beds and a shed is located to the rear.



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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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