- Handsome 5 Bedroom Detached luxury Home on the sought after Norsey Farm development
- Catchment for the highly regarded Buttsbury & Mayflower Schools
- Large open plan Lounge/Diner (originally two separate rooms)
- Good size Kitchen/Breakfast Room with separate Utility Room too
- 5 Bedrooms served by Two Ensuites and a Main Bathroom.
- Situated in a first class residential area in North Billericay
- Extended over the years into a well proportioned and spacious family friendly home
- Big P-shaped Conservatory overlooking the sunny and secluded rear Garden
- Ground floor WC Room
- 236sq metres of Gardens to the rear and side
This handsomely proportioned, 5 Bedroom Detached luxury Home on the hugely desired `Norsey Farm` development, has evolved over time into a thoughtfully extended, family friendly home, positioned at the end of a peaceful residential road in a First Class residential area.
Built to the `Lexden` design by Moody Homes on this, their flagship development in Billericay, the property has since had a huge new Master Bedroom with Ensuite Shower Room built over the Garage, a new Utility Room created and a large P-shaped Conservatory, added to the original spacious accommodation which included a separate Dining Room, ground floor WC Room and four bedrooms with an Ensuite and family bathroom - thus there are now 2 Ensuite Shower Rooms within this home.
The sunny Garden extends to the side as well, giving 236sq. meters of enclosed, landscaped grounds, in addition to the front Drive and larger than average Garage.
Norsey Farm is a very sought after neighbourhood in North Billericay, falling within the catchment for the highly regarded Buttsbury & Mayflower Schools (Mayflower & Buttsbury Infants, both rated as OFSTED `Outstanding`).
Many of the residents are commuters, strolling to the station in circa 25 minutes, or catching the 522 bus around the corner on Mercer Way (1st buses at 06:23, 06:51 and 07:21) on colder days plus, for the daily essentials, there are local shops including a Co-Op, at the Bush Hall Parade of shops just a short 0.7 mile walk away.
Within close proximity too, there is Stock Brook Country Club with its top leisure facilities and golf course, 166 acres of Norsey Woods and open countryside, along with just a short drive away, the shops, bars and restaurants of Billericay High Street.
A nice shape and size following previous extensions, with attractive wood effect Amtico© flooring and a big understairs cupboard providing plenty of storage.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Lit by a side facing window, fully tiled and fitted with a white 2-piece suite comprising close coupled WC and basin with full pedestal. Inset downlighting and a chrome towel radiator completes the specification.
OPEN PLAN LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM 21ft 6" x 19ft 2" max. (6.55m x 5.84m)
Formally the lounge and separate dining room, but with the wall now removed to create a lovely, open plan living space. As we have taken photos of each area and for the purposes of description, we have divided the area into two:
LOUNGE AREA 19ft 2" x 12ft 7" (5.84m x 3.83m)
Windows at either end give an abundance of light and the feature Fireplace incorporates a real flame Gas Fire.
A fully glazed door provides direct access to the conservatory.
DINING AREA 12ft 7" x 9ft (3.83m x 2.74m)
Big enough for an 8-Seater Dining Table and sideboard with ease.
A set of sliding Patio doors open out to the Conservatory.
CONSERVATORY 21ft 4" x 11ft 9" max (6.6m x 3.58m)
Two radiators running off the main central heating system has made the conservatory a beautiful all-year-round living space. A lovely place to relax and unwind in, the P-shape of the Conservatory creates a versatile style, with it extending in different directions and so ideal for using as two separate living areas.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15ft 6" x 11ft 6" (4.72m x 3.5m)
Shiny Walnut effect worktops complement the timeless white gloss Shaker style doors of this very social, family size Kitchen, which was designed with room for large breakfast table and chairs.
Two windows and the half glazed external `back` door bring in plenty of light, giving a bright and cheery feel to the room.
Appliances include an Electric Hob with a Chimney Extractor Hood above, built-in Bosch Multi-function Double Oven/Grill, integrated Bosch Dishwasher and a tall integral Fridge (the current Vendors keep their freezer in the Utility Room).
Within a matching eye level cupboard, the Glow Worm Ultimate Gas Boiler serves the Central Heating via radiators and hot water.
UTILITY ROOM 9ft 9" x 4ft 9" (2.97m x 1.45m)
There are spaces for 3 appliances next to a double base unit with its inset single bowl, single drainer sink unit and this clean and neat room is also nice and bright, courtesy of both a rear window and half glazed external door. A further internal door leads through to the Garage.
1st FLOOR LANDING
Two big built-in cupboards provide great storage, with one also housing the hot water cylinder.
This area is also well lit by a wide front facing window.
MASTER BEDROOM 17ft 7" (excluding the door recess) x 16ft 1" (5.36m x 4.9m)
A large principle bedroom with two front facing windows flooding in light to this bright and airy bedroom with calming lilac walls and its own private Ensuite Shower Room.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
With daylight coming in the rear window, this stylish Ensuite has a Triton AS2000XT Power Shower, close coupled WC, a white gloss wall hung Vanity Unit with twin drawers, chrome towel radiator and attractive tiling.
BEDROOM TWO 12ft 6" x 11ft (3.81m x 3.35m)
Originally the master rear bedroom so a good size and with its own Ensuite too.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
This second Ensuite has a pale blue Vanity unit with a semi-recessed basin, close coupled WC and a Triton Power shower.
Natural daylight sweeps in the rear window.
BEDROOM THREE 12ft 1" X 8ft 3" (3.68m x 2.51m)
A rear double bedroom with fresh mint-hued walls.
BEDROOM FOUR 10ft 8"" x 10ft 1" (3.25m x 3.07m)
Another double bedroom, this one to the rear.
BEDROOM FIVE 9ft 2" x 7ft 10" (2.79m x 2.39m)
This neat bedroom would squeeze in a double bed comfortably and makes a great combination bedroom/office.
BATHROOM 7ft x 6ft 2" (2.13m x 1.88m)
This stylish, modern, fully tiled bathroom has underfloor heating along with a chrome towel radiator, the white suite comprising a wall mounted Basin. close coupled WC and a Double Ended Bath with a separate Shower over. The smooth plastered ceiling has inset downlighting, as found in both the Ensuites too.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The Double Width Drive provides ample off-road parking and stands in front of the large integral Garage. A small area of lawn and a flower bed gives added kerbside appeal.
GARAGE 17ft 2" x 15ft 8" (5.23m x 4.78m)
The remote-controlled electric Section Garage Door opens and closes Vertically. Meaning space around the opening can be better utilised, allowing vehicles to be parked up tight against the door without needing space to `swing out` when opening the door. The door panels curve upwards over the opening and then back into the headroom of the garage.
There is also a side window for natural light and the afore mentioned internal door from the Utility Room.
EXTERIOR - GARDENS
The gardens extend to the rear and side giving a total of 2,543sq ft (236sq m) amenity space. The L-shaped Patio extending around the corner and there are lawns each side too.
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.