Gascoigne Way, Billericay

OIEO £350,000 - Under Offer


  • Extended 3 Bed Semi-detached House with sunny SOUTH FACING Garden
  • The two larger bedrooms being on differing levels gives a increased feeling of space
  • Lower level Lounge with Fireplace and Dining Room extension opening out to the sunny Garden
  • Ground floor WC Room along with upstairs Bathroom (which has both a Bath and a separate Shower)
  • Double glazed windows and Gas Central Heating via radiators
  • Appealing split level design, the accommodation spread over four levels with short flights of stairs
  • The centrepiece is the soaring Central Hallway ceiling, rising through all four levels!
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Breakfast Bar
  • Two super size bedrooms, plus the third has a clever hand-built double size cabin bed
  • Front Block Paved Drive and sunny split level Garden - perfect for Summer entertaining and parties

This spacious 3 Bedroom Semi-detached House and offers 1,000sq ft of accommodation together with a convenient location, the network of local paths taking you by foot to the local shops and primary schools in just 3 minutes and the Mainline Station is just over 20 minutes (1.1 mile).

This particular home enjoys easy split-level living, the accommodation spread evenly over four levels, with short flights of stairs going from each floor to the next.
The split-level design allows extra storage and more private space, for example the main two bedrooms being on differing levels gives each family member more privacy.

The aesthetic centrepiece is the Hall, a large split level double height affair, with the high ceiling soaring up through all four levels and perfect for a stylish long chandelier type light,

The accommodation briefly comprises the split Level Hall, Lounge with feature Fireplace and Dining Room extension beyond opening out to the sunny Garden, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, the three decent size bedrooms (especially the two main bedrooms) and both the main upstairs Bathroom and a separate WC Room downstairs too.

There is Gas Central Heating via radiators and Double Glazing throughout.

The Front Drive provides off street parking for a large car or van and the sunny SOUTH FACING GARDEN invites summer BBQ's and Garden parties.


The Accommodation


HALL

A great first impression with the vaulted ceiling and short flights of stairs running down to the living rooms and up to the two rear bedrooms.

A side window provides lots of natural light and door on the left leads through to the front kitchen.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 12ft x 12ft max (3.7m x 3.7m)

Fitted with a range of Oak effect ‘Shaker' style units incorporating a breakfast bar.

The range cooker is available by separate negotiation and there are spaces for a full height fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.


A short flight of steps from Hall leads down to a low level with a door ahead into the Lounge and a door on the right opening to reveal the ground floor WC room.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

Colourful tiling brightens this cheery little loo, with its white basin and close coupled WC.


LOUNGE 16ft 1' x 14ft 10' max (4.9m x 4.5m)

A nice size living room with the Dining Area beyond and the focal point the Fireplace, with its inset sleek black modern Gas Fire.

There's a side window for natural light with the original rear windows/doors now arches leading through to the Dining Room behind.


DINING ROOM 15ft 5' x 9ft 4' (4.7m x 2.9m)

Presently housing the Vendors artists materials/desk (hence why moving - to buy something with a separate artist's studio) and actually a really good size.
The central dining table, sideboard and the studio area are all big and this space takes them all with ease.

There is both a set of sliding patio doors as well as a tall window to the side.


The short 'Up' flight of stairs rises up to the 1st Landing where a side window throws plenty of light across the stairwell and two doors access the rear bedrooms.


MAIN BEDROOM 15ft x 9ft 2' (4.6m x 2.8m)

This spacious principal bedroom has a full width wardrobe recess (out of camera shot) and the rear window enjoys a rather pleasant outlook across the rooftops with open countryside in the distance.


BEDROOM THREE 10ft 1' x 6ft 8' (3.1m x 2m)

In this bedroom, the current Vendor has built in a Double Size Cabin Bed with storage below, a clever idea which works very well. (Space on the right as you enter takes the wardrobe).


The fourth short flight of stairs rises from the 1st Landing to the split level/2nd part where there is the Bathroom and Bedroom Two.

(We wondered if pipework could be taken from the ground floor WC upwards, and then the third bedroom could be converted into another Bathroom, so both principal bedrooms could have their own private Ensuite and being on differing levels give a real feeling of separation/privacy).


BATHROOM 9ft 9' x 7ft 8' (3m x 2.3m)

With both a Bath as well as a separate Shower and there is underfloor heating too.

The white suite comprises a Freestanding White Gloss Vanity unit, close coupled WC, Double Ended Bath with a shower attachment and an enclosed Shower.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The front block paved Drive provides off street parking with to the right, a path stepping down to the large open Storm Porch. A pretty rockery adds kerbside appeal, and a side path leads round to the Rear Garden.


EXTERIOR - REAR

The sunny 33ft long, SOUTH facing Garden invites al fresco entertaining and summer BBQ's as it boasts a large block paved area.

Steps at the end step down to a lower level with an area of lawn and a cool looking Shed, painted up as Volkswagen Camper Van.


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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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