Rectory House, Chapel Street

OIEO £325,000 - Available


With modern fittings and a tasteful stylish finish, this town centre 2 double bedroom ground floor apartment with en-suite facilities, provides the perfect surroundings for both young and older buyers.

Conveniently located in the Town Centre, Rectory House is literally a stone`s throw from the many amenities of the High Street, with the Mainline Station providing City access in just 35 minutes. Bus stops in the High Street also run frequently to the nearby towns of Basildon and Chelmsford.

Internally the accommodation gives you a generously size reception hall, this has a grey wood effect laminate floor, inset downlighters and a very useful walk in storage cupboard that could house bikes, golf clubs or other occasional paraphernalia.

In addition to two double bedrooms, which make this an ideal flat for renting a room out, there is both an en-suite shower room and separate bathroom. Lastly the main living area is a light and bright space, this consists of an open plan living/dining/kitchen area which enjoys recently refitted cabinets in stylish colours and with integrated appliances that include a dishwasher.

Outside an electronically controlled gate ensures there is restricted access to parking area where there are both resident and visitor spaces.


ACCOMODATION AS FOLLOWS...


ENTRANCE HALLWAY 6.17m x 3.21m > 0.90m (20ft3 x 10ft6 2ft11)

From the moment you step into this good-sized hallway, which has grey coloured wood laminate flooring, inset downlighters and plenty of space for greeting guests, you become aware of the modern stylish finish that this apartment enjoys.

Located just off the hallway is a LARGE WALK IN STORAGE CUPBOARD, this measures 1.66 m x 1.36 m and is undoubtedly an ideal space for the upright storage of bikes and golf clubs or we have even seen similar spaces being used to create a separate study space.


LOUNGE/DINER 5.37 m x 2.95 m (17ft7 x 9ft8)

Being open to the kitchen, this lounge diner enjoys a feeling a spaciousness and with front facing windows there is good natural light coming into this reception area which also has a continuation of the grey wood effect laminate flooring and inset downlighters.

In addition to an L-shaped sofa, the current owners have an extendable six-seater table which can easily be accommodated thanks to open plan access to the kitchen area.


KITCHEN 3.32 m x 1.89 m (10ft11 x 6ft2)

Again, the grey wood effect laminate flooring flows into the kitchen area where there is a front facing window, inset downlighters and stylishly refitted kitchen units that have complimentary square edge work tops and white brick bond tiled splash back to give this room a modern sleek finish.

Built within the worktops is a stainless-steel sink unit with mixer taps and within the base units is an integrated fridge and freezer, a slimline dishwasher, a washer dryer as well as a built-in electric oven and hob with cooker hood over. In fact everything you`ll need will remain!


BEDROOM ONE 5.37m max > 3.62m x 2.6m (17ft7 max > 11ft11 x 8ft6)

The front facing window brings natural light into this main bedroom which again has grey wood effect laminate flooring as well as a built-in triple wardrobe, inset downlighters and a door leading into the En-suite.


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

This shower room has matching grey wood effect laminate flooring, white wall tiles and a three-piece white suite that consists of a shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and a close couple WC. In addition, there is heated towel rail and a shaver socket.


BEDROOM TWO 4.61 m x 2.24 m (15ft1 x 7ft4)

As you can tell from the measurements this is a notably large second bedroom, the size of which is really found in an apartment and therefore opens opportunities for renting a double room to a friend.

This bedroom also has the grey wood effect laminate flooring, inset downlighters together with the appeal of two rear facing windows and built-in wardrobes to one end.


BATHROOM

Again, the wood laminate floor flows into this bathroom which has tiling to walls and a fitted white suite that consists of a close coupled WC, a pedestal wash basin and panelled enclosed bath with mixer taps, a shower attachment and fitted shower screen.

There is also a heated towel rail, a shaver socket and a mirror fronted wall mounted bathroom cabinet.


OUTSIDE

Access to these apartments is gained to side of the building where there is a gate that restricts vehicular access into the residents and visitors parking area.

We understand there is one allocated resident space and several visitor spaces for when required.

AGENTS NOTE

The exact length of LEASE will be confirmed but we know it has more than 100 years remaining.
GROUND RENT - £207.36 per annum
SERVICE CHARGE - £99 per month





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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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