Dukes Road, Billericay

OIEO £400,000 - Under Offer


  • Dated but well proportoned Semi-detached Chalet in sought after North Billericay
  • 0.7 mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • Good size Hall with understairs cupboard
  • Separate Dining Room/3rd Bedroom with large bay window for maximum light
  • Large Bathroom serves the upstairs bedrooms
  • Catchment for the highly OFSTED rated Buttsbury & Maflower Schools
  • 300 metres to Norsey Woods, 220 metres to local shops and only 100 metres from Mayflower School
  • 17ft Lounge with Fireplace and sliding patio doors to Garden
  • 17ft Kitchen/Diner with original Pantry cupboard
  • 69ft rear Garden

Dated but well-proportioned and offering great scope for enlargement, this 2/3 Bedroom Semi-detached Chalet is situated in a pretty street, within a sought-after neighbourhood falling within the catchment area of the highly OFSTED rated Buttsbury and Mayflower Schools - an entrance to Mayflower School just a 30 second dash away for sleepy teenagers.

The property is very conveniently located, being just 0.8 mile (17-minute walk) from Billericay Mainline Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes), 0.4 mile from Lake Meadows Park, 300 metres from Norsey Woods and just 220 metres from local shops.

The property itself has a good size Hall, front Dining Room/3rd Bedroom, 17ft rear Lounge with Fireplace, 17ft Kitchen/Diner, 9ft Utility Room, downstairs WC Room, two 1st Floor Bedrooms and a decent size Bathroom with a surprisingly large built-in store adjacent. In addition, there is Gas Central Heating via radiators, double glazing and the Garden in approx. 69ft long.


The Accommodation


HALL 9ft 9" x 9ft 7" (2.97m x 2.92m)

A surprisingly good size, nice and square and with a large cupboard under the stairs housing the original fuse board, which has been upgraded with circuit breakers but will be in need of full updating.

The glazed front door is accompanied by a wide, almost full width window, flooding light into this spacious hall.


LOUNGE 16ft 10" x 12ft (5.13m x 3.66m)

The focal point of the lounge is the hole-in-wall Fireplace and as there is a chimney breast, we may assume there is the potential for an open fire.

Nearly 8ft wide, the sliding patio doors open out to the rear garden.


DINING ROOM 11ft x 10ft 4" (3.35m x 3.15m)

A useful multi-function room, which has been used as a dining room but could of course make an excellent Playroom, Study or 3rd Bedroom.

Lots of light sweeps in the large front facing bay window.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16ft 10" x 8ft (5.13m x 2.44m)

Dated but functional units run along two walls and incorporate a space for a cooker.

A louvred door opens to reveal the original pantry cupboard and there is plenty of space up one end for a breakfast table and chairs.

This room is well lit courtesy of a large side window and an equally good size rear window, gazing out over the rear garden.


UTILITY 9ft x 6ft 2" (2.74m x 1.88m)

A decent size utility room for a house of this size and coming with the original Butler sink and a further range of kitchen units for useful storage.

The Ideal `Mexico 2`, floor standing Boiler services the gas central heating via radiators and hot water. A glazed back door with an accompanying window leads out to the rear garden


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

Situated just off the utility room and with a close coupled WC and high-level window providing natural light


1st FLOOR LANDING

This part galleried landing looks down to the hall and with the double height of the two areas, gives a very open and airy feel.

A side facing window flows in even more light and a built-in cupboard provides great storage.


MASTER BEDROOM 13ft 5" x 12ft (4.09m x 3.66m)

The spacious master bedroom has an extra wide window, which enjoys the attractive rear outlook over the garden and the surrounding gardens beyond.

Running along the far wall, a comprehensive range of fitted bedroom furniture incorporating three double wardrobes with cupboards above, provide excellent storage for clothing.


BEDROOM TWO 9ft 9" x 8ft 7" (2.97m x 2.62m)

The measurements EXCLUDE fitted wardrobes running along the far wall, comprising 2.5 double wardrobes with cupboards above. Typical of the houses of this era, this is yet another room also benefiting from a wide window for maximum light.


BATHROOM 8ft x 6ft 8" (2.44m x 2.03m)

The measurements exclude a large built- in store cupboard 8ft x 3ft 2" deep! This cavern of a cupboard houses the Gledhill `Envirofoam` vented hot water cylinder and fitted shelving providing a huge amount of linen and towel storage.

Although not original, the replacement coloured suite is in need of updating, although is certainly in superb condition for its age.

A side facing window provides the light and a wall mounted shaver and light box sits over the sink which has a fitted cupboard below.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

In addition to the front Drive, a carport down the side of the house gives covered parking and there is the potential for the front lawn to be paved over too.


EXTERIOR - REAR

Nearly 70ft long, the rear garden commences with a paved patio, the balance laid to lawn with a number of established shrubs and plants and small trees.


Notice
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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