Grey Lady Place, Billericay

Guide Price £525,000 - Under Offer


  • Stunning Town Centre Development with Landscaped Grounds
  • Two Double Bedrooms With Fitted Wardrobes and Deep Pile Carpet
  • Refitted Bathroom With Stylish Noir Fittings
  • Triple Aspect Lounge With 3.1m Ceiling Height
  • Allocated Parking
  • Naturally Light and Bright First Floor Apartment
  • Refitted En-Suite Shower Room
  • Kitchen With Breakfast Bar
  • Gas Radiator Heating With Newly Installed Boiler and Pressurised Water System
  • No Onward Chain.

Of all the apartments we have seen over the years, this one is certainly featuring very high on the list of favourites. Rarely will you find such a perfect blend of the charming character this building Charles House displays, together with exceptional room sizes whose grandeur is only enhanced further by 3.1m high ceilings and high-end fittings.

Interestingly and most notable, this is, to our knowledge one of the only apartments in this development that gives you a living room that has windows facing East, South and West giving not only surrounding views of the development but constant natural light throughout the daylight hours.

Over recent times, the current owners have undertaken various improvements, in addition to tasteful neutral décor and re-carpeted bedrooms, both the bathrooms have been luxuriously fitted out with Villroy & Boch suites making each one a worthy statement room. As you can tell from the measurements and photos, each of the bedrooms have dual aspects, fitted wardrobes and still give ample space for a variety of free-standing furniture. To include home office equipment!

It is without doubt the high ceilings combined with large rooms and deep-set windows create an extra level of spaciousness and style to the most generous 1081sqft of accommodation.

In addition, the surrounding grounds are equally of special note and incorporate well-tended lawns for al fresco summer dining, allocated parking spaces plus visitors parking and a residents' private secure gate which provides a short cut to the railway station.

It's fair to say that character properties positioned in this stunning town centre development are few and far between and this one certainly needs to be viewed to ensure its style and quality is truly appreciated.


ACCOMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


COMMUNAL HALL

The entrance door with its security entry system gives access to the communal hall, however this ‘communal hall' is only shared with 2 ground floor apartments so the carpeted stairs with its stairwell window only leads upto this apartment.


ENTRANCE HALL 7.4m x 1.67m > 1.06m (24'3 x 5'5 > 3'5)

Measuring an impressive 7.4m wide, this hallway with dark wood effect textured flooring essentially gives you 3 individual zones.

The wider central zone is your entry area for greeting guests, here there is cupboard with the newly installed pressurised hot water system.
The central area of the hall then extends out to either side creating a natural division between both the living and sleeping areas positioned at opposite ends of the apartment.

From here, there are doors to each room and an open access to the kitchen.


KITCHEN 3.67m x 2.43m (12' x 7'10)

There's a surprising amount of storage and facilities with this well-planned kitchen which features white gloss units with complimentary wood block worktops and white brick bond tiled splash backs.

Within the cabinets there is a built in Miele electric oven, hob and cooker hood plus spaces for a fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. In addition, this front facing kitchen also provides a breakfast bar area large enough for 2 stalls. To one corner you will see a Baxi gas boiler you'll also be pleased to know this was also newly installed in 2020.


LIVING ROOM 4.98m x 4.85m (16'3 x 15'9)

The dark wood effect textured floor continues into the living room and what a lovely room this is.

Not only do you have a 3.1m ceiling height to enhance the feeling of spaciousness but you have windows on three aspects, these aspects face, East, South and West and therefore this room affords the morning, afternoon and evening sun. A feature rarely found in most homes but especially in an apartment. Its also worth noting that from here you have sight of the allocated parking spaces and the main landscaped formal lawns of Charles House.


BEDROOM ONE 5.22m x 4.86m (17'1 x 15'9)

Just like the living room, this main bedroom also commands the 3.1m ceiling height but without the south aspect, this room will remain pleasantly cooler during the hot summer months.

A sumptuous deep pile grey carpet and separate contrasting dark blue hand painted bespoke wardrobes with internal fittings, not only give you tailor made, his and hers storage but it also creates a tasteful style to compliment the high finish that the current owners have stamped on this apartment since they purchased it.


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Having only recently been refurbished using quality fittings that include a Villroy Boch white suite this stylish suite is complemented by eye catching porcelain tiles to the walls and floor.

This well-planned room with 2 ceiling lights, gives you a vanity unit mounted with a square edge basin above, a wall hung wc with push button wc and a low-profile corner shower tray with a drench head and hand shower unit. In addition, there is a fully windowsill, recessed shelving to the shower area and another ledge above the wc which between them provide plenty of storage options.


BEDROOM TWO 4.8m x 3.2m (15'7 x 10'5)

As you can tell this is a fantastically sized second room, it enjoys similar characteristics to main one, 2 deep set windows, high ceilings, a deep pile carpet and fitted wardrobes. Being positioned on the opposite side of the hall from the bathroom, it also feels like it boasts its own Ensuite facilities.


MAIN BATHROOM

Again, this bathroom was fitted a same time as the en-suite and so there is continuity between both these rooms. Using quality fittings that include a Villroy Boch white suite this stylish suite is complemented by brick bond tiled walls and Noir tap furniture and fittings.

Lit by 2 drop down ceiling lights, this bathroom also has a vanity unit mounted with a square edge basin above, a wall hung wc with push button wc and a panel enclosed bath with mixer taps and a separate shower unit running off the pressurised water system.


OUTSIDE

The property is situated on the first floor to the East side of the main building enjoying a triple aspect. The front door to the hallway and apartment is situated just opposite the allocated parking spaces and visitor's area.

The manicured landscaped grounds of Grey Lady Place provide a haven of peace for the residents to enjoy, we have even been told about pleasant al fresco evenings involving pasta and wine.

It's also worth knowing this development enjoys its own personal security gate providing a welcomed short cut onto Stock Road making Billericay Railway Station just moments away.


LEASE AND SERVICE CHARGE

We understand from the Ground Rent is £150 every 6 months, the Service Charge is approx.. £1800 per annum and the Lease is 125 years from circa 1999/2000 (all to be confirmed).


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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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