Froden Brook, Coopers Croft, Billericay

Offers Over £850,000 - New Instruction


Utterly deceptive from the front, this is in fact a very large FIVE Bedroom Detached House spread over three floors, the two bedrooms within the Loft Conversion enjoying fabulous far reaching views.

The Garden has been landscaped and boasts an impressive Hydropool Swim Spa heated by an Air Source Heat Pump and with a retractable cover allowing low-cost all year round use.

Spread over the roof are 14 solar panels along with three large batteries to store energy for even lower electricity costs, and along with the high level of insulation throughout has given this house an incredibly high rating of 89, just a few points short of an 'A-rating' - almost unheard of in a property of this age.

The well presented, family friendly accommodation briefly comprises the Entrance Hall which has a sleek understairs storage system, ground floor WC room, 18ft long Lounge with an open Fireplace, impressive new Garden Room with two walls predominantly glass (in the form of bifold doors), a very large 16ft long separate Dining Room (optional Second Living Room), 26ft long Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Three bedrooms on the 1st Floor and another two bedrooms on the top floor. Plus, three of the bedrooms have their own Ensuite Shower Room, in addition to the main family Bathroom.

The property enjoys a pleasant setting on the attractive Coopers Croft development, itself built in the early 1990s by Countryside Homes. Great attention was paid to the overall look of the Estate, and it remains to this day a very pleasant place to live.

Within walking distance is the Grange Road parade of shops, which includes a handy Tesco Express, Bakery, Greengrocers, a rather good fish and chip shop, 'South Green Post Office and Off-Licence', 'South Grill Charcoal & Meze' and a Hairdressers.

Open countryside is just across the road from the Estate and this part of town provides easy road access to the A127 with its M25 link a few miles along.

Billericay High Street and Railway Station is a short drive or bus journey away with Billericay Train Station being on the mainline to London Liverpool Street (35 minute journey time).


SPECIFICATION OVERVIEW

. 5/6 Bedrooms - Bedroom Three was originally 2 bedrooms and can easily be separated with a partition wall and another door.

. Car Port with electric and lighting.

. Parking for 4 Cars on the Drive

. Raychem electric Underfloor Heating in the Hall, Kitchen, Sun Room, Master Bedroom's Ensuite and the Main Bathroom

. 17ft long Canadian Hydropool Swimspa (Swim jets and 4 seater 'Hot Tub' area)

. The Swimspa with a 4-Section Retractable Cover allowing use 365 days a year!

. Inverpac Elite 12.5kw Air Source Heat Pump for 365 day Low Cost Heating of the Swimspa.

. External Poolside Shower with electric heat maintenance trace heating to 55c water temperature.

. South Facing Garden with electric sockets and lighting.

. 14 Solar panels (Q Cell 335 watt Solar PV electric producing panels with an Inverter and three 2.4kW Storage Batteries providing 7.2kW of electric storage.

. Smart Energy 'Solar Thermal System' which heats up the water in the Megaflo Hot Water Cylinder.


THE FULL DETAILS:


HALL 17'ft 7" (5.4m) x 6ft '5" (2.0m)

A feature window brings natural light, and the warm wood flooring picks up nicely with the white feature wainscot effect panelling and 'cappuccino' walls.

Professionally built under the stairs is a great storage system with two 'push-to-open' doors and the original under stairs cupboard still remains as well.


GROUND FLOOR WC 5ft 6" (1.7m) x 2ft 9" (0.8m)

Fitted with a modern 'Cloakroom' Suite incorporating an attractive wood effect freestanding Vanity unit.

The side facing window provides natural light and has a fitted blind.


LOUNGE 17ft 9" (5.4m) x 10ft 7" (3.2m)

A dual aspect room having both a front facing window and a rear set or wide double doors opening up to the Sun Room.

The focal point is the Limestone open Fireplace, and the rich dark-wood flooring has a textured finish adding more character.


SUNROOM 15ft 10" (4.8m) x 7ft 9" (2.4m)

A beautiful all year round living space. This superb extension sees two of the walls more or less all glass, courtesy of the bifold doors - just a sliver of a corner post remains. This really bringing the outdoors in on warm summer days.

Establish trees running along the rear boundary provide a high-level of seclusion making this a space you can enjoy all year long, not just summer.

Finished with attractive slate flooring, chosen to couple with the 'Anthracite' bifolds.


DINING ROOM 15ft 4" (4.7m) x 10ft 1" (3.1m) max

A lovely big formal dining room with very soft-under-foot white carpet.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 26ft 2" (8.0m) x 11ft 2" (3.4m) narrowing to 8 feet (2.4m)

Fitted with a range of white kitchen units topped with Granite worktops and incorporating a 6 feet (1.8m) x 3 feet (0.9m) 5-Seater Breakfast Bar.

The appliances comprise a NEFF Hob with a feature stainless steel angled Extractor Hood above, built-in NEFF Multi-function Oven/Grill, a matching NEFF Compact Oven/Microwave, a slim Wine Cooler and a host of INTEGRATED appliances, these comprising a full-size Dishwasher, TWO Washing Machines, a Tumble Dryer, Fridge/Freezer and a further under counter Freezer.

A further 'Oak' lockable door leads out to the Sunroom and a wide set of double doors open up to the decking.


Stairs from Hall to:

1ST FLOOR LANDING

The Airing Cupboard houses the Megaflo 250Si Eco Solar Unvented Cylinder providing mains pressure hot water, which is heated for free on sunny days courtesy of the solar panels!


MASTER BEDROOM 13ft 3" (4.0m) x 8ft 9" (2.7m)

The measurements exclude the 9'2" (2.8m) run of wardrobes on the left as you enter and the large additional recess of 5ft 9" (1.8m) x 3ft (0.9m) which provides the access to the Ensuite and also a further full height and very deep, matching wardrobe.

The wardrobes themselves have cream doors and dark-wood trims and carcasses and incorporate bedside cabinets, triple bridging cupboards and a tall chest of drawers.


ENSUITE SHOWER 6ft 4" (1.9m) x 5ft 9" (1.8m)

White tiled walls, the white double shower tray and the white gloss of the fitted Combination unit together with the white sanitaryware, all combine for a very light and bright shower room.

There's both a fixed showerhead as well as a separate handset within the Shower, which also has a beat little recess for shampoos and shower gels.


BEDROOM TWO 18 ft (5.5m) x 7ft 8" (2.3m)

Formally two bedrooms, prior to the loft conversion (and the second staircase giving it its ‘access), hence the good size and dual aspect with windows front and rear (so nice and bright)

(The eagle eyed of you will spot the large pull down table, designed to house a Scalextric or train set etc)

Discreetly tucked away in the far left corner is a narrow door opening to reveal a very nifty full height storage space/slim wardrobe.


BEDROOM FIVE 9ft 2" (2.8m) x 7 ft (2.1m)

(Bedrooms Three and Four on the top floor)

Another rear facing bedroom and therefore also enjoying the far reaching views across over the rooftops.


BATHROOM 7ft 2" (2.2m) x 5ft 6" (1.7m)

Polished travertine effect ceramic tiles complements the white suite nicely and the large Double Ended Bath has a handy shower attachment.

The rear window provides plenty of natural light.


Second return staircase from 1st Floor Landing rising to:


2nd FLOOR LANDING

Halfway up the stairs is a loft hatch - a very clever little feature that swings down or comes off completely, to reveal a dinky little Loft - perfect for all those Christmas decorations and suitcases. A very clever use of space.

On the top floor landing itself is a skylight window bringing down natural light.


BEDROOM THREE 16ft 2" (4.9m) narrowing to 10ft (3.0m) x 12ft (3.7m)

Enjoying a glorious view through the wide rear facing window, this double bedroom has built-in double wardrobe and its own Ensuite Shower Room.


SHOWER ROOM 5ft 8" (1.7m) x 5ft 7" (1.7m)

With a corner shower with both fixed head and a separate loose handset, along with a Vanity basin and close coupled WC.

A low level cupboard opens to provide a little bit of storage space and the skylight window streams in light.

Finishing touches include attractive grey and white ceramic tiling, a shaver/toothbrush socket, quiet extractor fan and a chrome towel radiator.


BEDROOM FOUR 12ft 2" (3.7m) excluding a desk recess x 10ft 3" (3.1m)

And ever so slightly smaller version of Bedroom Three and thus also enjoying a fabulous far reaching view, ever-changing throughout the seasons.

This one comes with a fitted desk within the recess and its built-in double wardrobe is even deeper than next door at 3ft 7" (1.1m) by its width of ft '8" (1.4m) - a massive storage facility for all things clothes!


SHOWER ROOM 5ft 9" (1.7m) x 5ft 8" (1.7m)

A duplicate Bedroom Three, also with a corner shower with both fixed head and a separate loose handset, along with a Vanity basin and close coupled WC.

Again with a low level storage cupboard and skylight, attractive grey and white ceramic tiling, shaver/toothbrush socket, quiet extractor fan and a chrome towel radiator.

It too has its own private Ensuite shower room, again exactly the same as next door with a corner shower (with a fixed head and separate handset) and again a handy built in Eve's storage.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The Front Drive provides parking for FOUR cars, and the 7 feet (2.1m) high hedge provides a difficulty of seclusion.


CAR PORT

Covering part of the Drive and with electric and lighting.


GARAGE STORE 9ft 2" (2.8m) x 5 ft 5' (1.7m)

With a set of wooden gates from the front, opening wide for maximum access.

Lots of shelves provides great storage and looking up we see a small loft hatch accessing the garage loft. We also noted a fluorescent light, power sockets and here is also the Solar control panel.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN accessed via the double doors from the breakfasting area of the kitchen or the bifold doors of the sunroom, misty large feature split decking.

The top area is perfect for alfresco dining, entertaining and sunbathing.

Here we also have the swim spa, built sunken into the decking with the sides and underneath accessible from the lower lawn.

A wide (4ft 3"/(1.3m) gate opens to the steps leading down to the lower level of decking measuring 12ft (3.7m) x 9ft 6" (2.9m)

(Note: The two telephone boxes and post office that you can see will be going, these will be replaced with either decking or plants)

As you descend to the lawn, on the left is a discreet Poolside Shower (running hot water as well) for the swim spa. (We thought it could be also handy for muddy dogs coming in down the side access from muddy walks!

The level lawn is very neat and has a small lower patio/barbecue area, a covered Pergola and a Shed.


SWIMPSPA

'Hydropool Self-cleaning 17fX AquaTrainer'

With a large 'pool area' for a Swimspa plus two hydrotherapy massage seats, this Swimspa is a swimming pool, hot tub and aquatic gym all in one.

You'll love the 'Swimspa', where at one end you can swim against the fully adjustable powerful counter current jets like a treadmill for swimmers or relax at the other in the Jacuzzi Spa. The Swimspa itself is an all-year-round pleasure due to the 7,.5m retractable roof.

It has therapy jets, slipstream swim jets, normal jets and LED lighting for evening/night use too.

The Inverpac Elite 12.5kw Air Source Heat Pump uses 'Inverter Technology' for maximum efficiency, has Heating and cooling functionality, WiFi controls, Low-Temperature Operation capable of working down to -minus 12c, Titanium Heat Exchanger for super-efficient heat exchanging and anti-scaling...and is whisper quiet, down to just 40dB!


ALL ABOUT THE SOLAR PANELS

14 Solar Panels are installed. Solar Panels Generate 'DC' Electricity, converted by an 'Inverter' to 'AC' Electricity, which appliances run on.

For the tech minded, there are 14 x Q Cell 335 watt Solar Panels, an Inverter and three 2.4kw Batteries providing 7.2kw of storage.

The batteries are key. These provide additional and very cost effective storage. Further reductions to the bills can be made by increasing the battery storage more.


The Solar Panels prime aim is to fulfil the household electricity consumption at the time of Generating Electricity. Excess Generation is then sent to the Battery Storage Modules for use when the Solar Panels are no longer generating enough Electricity to fulfil the household consumption, this allows for free electricity when it's dark.

The owner has a clever App on his phone showing all the data/power consumption imported/exported to the Grid/savings etc.



Council Tax
Basildon Council, Band F

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.

Great Burstead as a village dates back at least to AD500, when it was settled by Saxons, from Lower Saxony, nowadays better known as Germany. It was first recorded, about 975, as 'Burgestede' meaning 'stronghold-site'.

The adjacent village of South Green was first recorded as 'Southwood Greene' in 1593, becoming the more recognised South Green in 1777.

GREAT BURSTEAD

The centrepiece of Great Burstead is the Conservation area, centred around the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Church Street and a trio of listed buildings, one of which I had the pleasure of selling about ten years ago - a beautiful16th-17th century timber framed house.

The Grade 1 listed Norman church dates back to the 12th century and was the original parish church for the whole of the area, in those days encompassing Billericay too.

Great Burstead has a great local pub on the corner of Mill Road and Southend Road, which serves great food.
The King's Head Pub dates back to 1750 when it was known as the White Horse and interestingly travellers to and from Rochford and Brentwood would stop here before passing through the toll-gate which I think stood adjacent.

The 'Outstanding' St Peter's Catholic Primary School on Coxes Farm Road is almost opposite the pub and at school run times you'll often see the Lollipop Man/Lady on duty, guiding the children across the road in front of the pub.

Along Kennel Lane are the popular small housing estates of Coopers Croft and Froden Brook. Pretty developments built in the early 1990's by Countryside Homes, on the site of the Balls Plastics factory.
The old brook itself is still there, running underground but surfaces as a culvert in the lower part of Church Street.

Opposite the developments, on the other side of Kennel Lane, is a 1.25 acre, 12ft plus deep (in places) reed fringed Fishing Lake with a good mix of different fish.

As a local agent, I associate the whole of Church Street, Mill Road, Kennel Lane and some of the roads off these as Great Burstead. A few other pockets fall into the area (part of Southend Road, Coxes Farm Road and Grange Road, etc), with the rest coming under South Green.

SOUTH GREEN

Towards the top of Bell Hill, Gatwick House, a Grade II listed building from 1767, now secluded from the road by trees, presides over the area which heads down towards the village green on the right.

A great parade of shops on Grange Road overlook the ancient 'Green' (originally much bigger) and together they form the heart of the area.

The shops include a Tesco Express Supermarket, Post Office, Chemist, Greengrocer and a pretty good fish and chip shop.

The local South Green Infants & Junior Schools both have 'Good' OFSTED Reports and the area falls within catchment for Billericay Secondary School, also benefiting from a 'Good' OFSTED rating.

Built in 1956 the local village hall serves the community well and on the opposite side of the road a bit further up, 'Main Road Garage' provides petrol and the usual garage services.

The bulk of the residential development has been London Borough estates, built in the 1950's and 1960's to cater for London overspill. That said, there is a number of old properties in the area, particularly around the Green, providing character appeal.

Finally, public transport. There are bus stops a-plenty in the area taking you to Billericay High Street and Mainline Railway Station in minutes and the surrounding towns in little more.

In 1997 legislation was passed resulting in the two parishes coming under the Billericay area of the Basildon District Council.


Tim Kirkman


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The Energy-Efficiency Rating is a measure of a home's overall efficiency. The higher the rating, the more energy-efficient the home is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.

Utility Supply Type
Electric Mains Supply
Gas Mains Supply
Water Mains Supply
Sewerage Mains Supply
Broadband None
Telephone None

Other Items Description
Heating Not Specified
Garden/Outside Space No
Parking Yes
Garage No

Broadband Coverage Highest Available Download Speed Highest Available Upload Speed
Standard 12 Mbps 1 Mbps
Superfast 80 Mbps 20 Mbps
Ultrafast 1000 Mbps 50 Mbps

Mobile Coverage Indoor Voice Indoor Data Outdoor Voice Outdoor Data
EE Likely Likely Enhanced Enhanced
Three No Signal No Signal Enhanced Enhanced
O2 Enhanced Likely Enhanced Enhanced
Vodafone Likely Likely Enhanced Enhanced

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