Fairview, Billericay

Price £400,000 - Under Offer


  • 3 BED SEMI LITTLE MORE THAN A SHOPPING BAGS SWING FROM THE HIGH STREET!
  • JUST 180 YARDS FROM BILLERICAY HIGH STREET & ONLY 0.5 MILE TO THE RAILWAY STATION
  • CATCHMENT FOR THE OUTSTANDING RATED QUILTERS INFANTS & JUNIOR SCHOOLS
  • GAS CENTRAL HEATING AND MODERN DOUBLE GLAZING
  • 22ft LOUNGE/DINER WITH THE ORIGINAL PARKRAY ENAMELED WOOD BURNING STOVE
  • IN NEED OF MODERNISATION BUT IN AN IDEAL & MOST CONVENIENT LOCATION
  • LOVELY LITTLE CLOSE OVERLOOKUNG A SMALL GREEN WITH MILL MEADOWS NATURE RESERVE OPPOSITE THE TURNING
  • SUNNY SOUTH FACING 45ft GARDEN
  • NICE SIZE HALL SOME 8ft+ SQUARE RETAIING THE ORIGINAL 1950s RAILINGS
  • KEYS HELD FOR AN IMMEDIATE VIEWING - WHICH AS YOU CAN IMAGINE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Little more than a shopping bags swing from the High Street and enjoying a sunny South facing 45ft Garden, this not-to-be-missed 3 bedroom Semi-detached house enjoys the most ideal and convenient location in a lovely little Close overlooking a small Green, just 190 yards from the High Street and only 0.5 mile from the Station (London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes).

Plus, across the main road is Mill Meadows Nature Reserve, giving the area an almost semi-rural appeal. Fairview falls within the catchment of the `Outstanding` rated Quilters School and is also just few couple of minutes` walk from Billericay School too.

Bursting with potential, this is a superb development project offering a glimpse into the past, it still having the original 1950`s kitchen units, stair railings and now antique Parkray enamelled Wood burning Stove. Typical of the time, big windows flood the house with light and the front garden has been paved over to give parking for two cars.

There is Gas Central Heating via radiators and the house has modern double glazing too.

The present accommodation briefly comprises a surprisingly large Hall some 8ft+ square, 22ft Lounge/Diner with the aforementioned retro fireplace, original Kitchen with `back door` to Garden, three bedrooms (2 doubles and a good size single) and the Bathroom with adjoining WC Room (easy to knock into one).


The Accommodation

HALL 8ft 8` x 8ft 5` (2.64m x 2.56m)

A surprisingly good size hall with a handy understands cupboard housing the electrics (incorporating a fairly modern consumer unit) and the gas meter.

The hall is also notably light courtesy of the tall side light window adjacent to the front door and a further side facing window.


LOUNGE/DINER 22ft 5` x 12` (6.83m x 3.66m)

Dual aspect so nice and bright, with the big wide front window overlooking the Green and a set of French doors with accompanying windows, opening out to the rear garden.

Further light is drawn to and from the hall, via the wide set of glazed double doors.

The fireplace incorporates the aforementioned Parkray fire with its feature metallic effect finish.


KITCHEN 11ft 7` x 8ft 5` (3.53m x 2.57m)

Of great interest to many, the kitchen still retains its original 1950s units, which have been kept in incredibly good shape considering their age.

The units include a double base unit with a single bowl single drainer sink and there are spaces for the washing machine and freestanding Cooker.

Like the lounge, the kitchen is also dual aspect, having both side and rear facing windows and a part glazed back door opening out to the garden.

The built-in larder houses the owners undercounter fridge with ease and has a side facing obscured glass window.


1st FLOOR LANDING

A full height built-in cupboard provides useful storage and there is access to the loft here.

A further door opens to reveal the good size airing cupboard, complete with hot water cylinder and a couple of shelves for linen etc.

The large obscure glass window on the half landing floods light across the stairwell to the main landing area.


MASTER BEDROOM 12ft 10` x 12ft (3.91m x 3.66m)

A well-proportioned double bedroom with a very large window overlooking Fairview`s` Green and it`s several trees, giving added kerbside appeal.


BEDROOM TWO 12ft x 9ft 6` (12ft x 2.9m)

A fine size double bedroom with a huge rear window, the generous glazing affording a super outlook over the surrounding gardens.


BEDROOM THREE 8ft 10` x 8ft 5` (2.69m x 2.57m)

A surprisingly good size 3rd bedroom with the chunky built-in cupboard over the stairs providing a super storage facility.

The front window enjoys a pleasant outlook over Fairview`s` little Green, with the historic cottages of Sun Street beyond.


BATHROOM 5ft 5` x 5ft 4` (1.65m x 1.63m)

Fitted with a pampas coloured suite, comprising bath with mixer taps and shower attachment and an adjoining basin with pedestal. Along with fully tiled walls and a rear facing obscure glass window for plenty of natural daylight.

SEP WC ROOM

With a close coupled WC and side facing window with obscure glass.


FRONT DRIVE

Pleasantly screened by established bushes and providing parking for 1/2 cars.


REAR GARDEN 45ft (13.72m)

South facing and secluded from the rear.

There is an initial lawn which is surrounded to three sides by establish bushes, with a further area behind a tall central bush along with a shed and the original coal bunker.


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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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