Gloucester Place, Billericay

Price £385,000 - Under Offer


  • Quiet cul-de-sac location with established trees and shrubs surrounding.
  • Local shops and amenities a few minutes' walk away including large Coop, barbers, fitness studio,
  • Makes for great first property and family home or for investment property in sought after area.
  • Just a short distance from the mainline train station and award-winning Lake Meadows park.
  • Light modern feel to property with wooden flooring throughout.

Very pleasant location in a quiet cul-de-sac in Billericay's popular Queen's Park development but within walking distance of the mainline train station as well as the bustling high street with a great selection of bars, shops and restaurants, this well-appointed 2 bed-room house makes a great first home.
The property is just a short walk away from local shops and amenities including a large Co-op, barbers, pet shop, takeaways, fitness studio as well as two great local pubs with family restaurants.
Viewers enter the porch with space for storage, this flows into the lounge room with modern carpet, then through to a good-size kitchen/diner with wood effect floor, with plenty of storage space, cupboards, a Zanussi cooker and hob, recess for washing machine and (out of camera shot the owner keeps an American style fridge on the opposite wall).
The well-designed kitchen looks over the pleasant lawned garden with access to the garage while the staircase takes you up to a landing where there is the bathroom with shower and two good-sized bedrooms.
Both bedrooms are light and airy with modern looking wooden laminate floors, plenty of room for free standing or built-in furniture and have a pleasant aspect overlooking the front and rear of the house.
With good quality UVPC windows throughout and attractive front door, this property also has a good-sized attached garage with plenty of storage, garden with patio, perfect for barbecues on warm summer days and a handy outside tap.
All in all, an ideal purchase for first time buyers, small family or as an investment property.

PORCH:
A replacement entrance door gives access to this useful area that not only gives the main house a bit of added insulation but also provides some handy storage space.


LIVING ROOM: 4.27 x 3.88 m (12‘x 12'8)

The good-sized living room benefits from carpet throughout with room for two sofas. As with many similar two bedroom houses, the stairs rise to the first floor and have an open recess underneath suitable for media equipment.

KITCHEN: 2.84 x 3.86 m (9'3 x 12' 7)

This tasteful kitchen with a wooden laminate floor, is a great size boasting space for family dining as well as casual entertaining. There is a range of cupboards for storage, a large window and back door on to garden with recesses for washing machine and (out of camera shot the owner keeps an American style fridge on the opposite wall). Please note the well-cared for Zanussi cooker and hob will remain and there is a wall mounted Valliant boiler.



LANDING: 1.95 x 1.85 m (6'4 x 6')

The landing provides access to both bedrooms, the bathroom and the loft which we understand needs to boarded to give optimum storage space.


BEDROOM ONE: 3.06 x 2.85 m (10' x 9'4)

These are a popular sized main bedroom, this one has attractive wooden laminate floor, a large UVPC window and the space for a king size bed as well as a free-standing bedroom furniture.


BEDROOM TWO: 2.06 x 3.87 m (6 x 9') x 12 x 8')

The second bedroom is also a good size and is usually seen with a double bed or as a dressing room but is more recently a home office with sofa bed! This one has again, wooden laminate flooring, UVPC window and a good amount of space for additional storage.


BATHROOM: 1.88 x 1.67 m (6 2' x 5 5')

Fitted with a white suite, this bathroom with a side window, is clean and functional, the bath has separate shower and glass shower screen and there is pedestal wash basin and low level wc.


REAR-GARDEN:
This garden is not only pleasant but relatively easy to maintain with a patio area for entertaining. A side door gives access to garage and there is also an outside tap.


GARAGE: 5.81 x 2.51 m (19'x 9'2)

This garage has an up and over door, with a good amount of shelving and some eaves storage.


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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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