- Extended 4 Bedroom Detached House of over 2,000sq ft in a quiet cul-de-sac
- Long Drive to 17ft Garage
- Extended Hall with adjoining Cloakroom/WC and triple understairs cupboards
- Extended Kitchen with integrated appliances
- Gas Central Heating via radiators & double glazed throughout
- West facing 66ft long landscaped Garden which extends round to a side Courtyard Garden
- Ideal for those seeking Annexe possibilities or large families wanting abundant living space
- 21ft Lounge, 20ft Playroom/Second Living Room, 13ft Dining Room & 25ft Family Room
- 4 very large Double Bedrooms (3 of them extended) served by two big Bathrooms
- Shops 4-5 minute walk. Sunnymede School 6-7 minutes, Norsey Woods 8-9 minutes.
Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this 4 Bedroom Detached House offers extensive accommodation of over 2,000sq ft, a sunny West facing, 66ft long Main Garden, secluded side Courtyard Garden, large Drive and Garage.
We can see those seeking Annexe accommodation or large families wanting abundant living space being very interested in this well presented, family-friendly home.
The spacious accommodation briefly comprises an extended Hall with an adjoining Cloakroom/WC, 21ft Lounge, 20ft Play Room/Second Living Room, 13ft Dining Room, 25ft Family Room, extended Kitchen, 4 very large Double Bedrooms (3 of them extended), a very big 'Jack and Jill' shared Ensuite Bathroom and the equally big main Bathroom (both bathrooms have Baths and separate Showers).
The windows are all double glazed and there is Gas Central Heating via radiators.
Local shops are just a 4-5 minute stroll, with Sunnymede Infants & Junior School a minute or two further and the 175 acres of ancient woodland of Norsey Woods an 8-9 minute walk.
For the Commuter, Billericay Mainline Railway Station is an easy 1.2 mile cycle ride.
Attractive composite Front Door with leaded light and etched glass twin panels leading through to:
The pale-yellow walls give a cheerful sunny welcome to the extended hall, which is light and bright courtesy of the large window next to the front door.
A trio of understairs cupboards provide tidy storage and all incorporate automatic lights upon opening.
An internal door opens to reveal a built-in cupboard neatly housing the modern Worcester boiler.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Cream walls and attractive modern tilework to the walls and floor complements the white cloakroom suite with its semi-pedestal basin and close coupled WC.
A high-level window gives natural daylight and there's a chrome towel radiator.
SITTING ROOM 20ft 9' x 10ft 10' (6.3m x 3.3m)
The focal point of the large lounge is the elegant Limestone Fire Surround and Hearth, which has an inset Gas fire.
The wide front facing window coupled with the huge window in the family room beyond pour in plenty of light.
FAMILY ROOM 24ft 8' x 7ft 3' (7.5m x 2.2m)
Spread across the full width of the original house before its side extension, this adaptable and versatile space is drenched in light from the huge 10ft x 5ft rear facing window and an 8ft wide set of Patio Doors, which open out to the rear garden.
DINING ROOM 13ft 5' x 8ft 7' (4.1m x 2.62m)
A well-proportioned dining room which is open plan to the family room behind. The wide opening between the two allows extension of the large dining table, making it perfect for large scale Christmas gatherings and Dinner Parties.
PLAYROOM/SECOND LIVING ROOM 20ft 3' x 9ft 5' (6.2m x 2.9m)
A lovely extra ground floor living room, ideal for serving different purposes over time.
This large reception room provides a flexible space that can adapt as your lifestyle changes.
The big rear facing window enjoys a very pleasant outlook over the rear garden and a 5ft (1.5m) wide set of double doors open out to the secluded side patio courtyard.
(We noted that the kitchen is next door to this room, and the large Jack and Jill Ensuite Shower Room is above it, giving the possibilities of easily converting this area to a small Annex or Ground floor Bedroom with Ensuite).
EXTENDED KITCHEN 18ft 1' x 11ft 7' narrowing to 7ft 10' (5.5m x 3.5m > 2.4m)
Fitted with an extensive range of 'Light Oak' effect kitchen units incorporating a built-in Gas Hob with integrated Extractor above, Double Oven/Grill, integrated NEFF dishwasher, integrated undercounter NEFF freezer and a tall integrated Fridge.
Two matching base cabinet doors open to reveal recesses for the washing machine and tumble dryer, with the room lit by a front facing window and glazed external door with accompanying window, which open out to the side courtyard garden.
Stairs from hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
The front facing window throws lots of light across the landing and enjoys a nice outlook over the farmland beyond the houses opposite.
With a built-in airing cupboard and a flip down hatch providing access to the loft.
PRINCIPLE BEDROOM 23ft x 13ft 5' narrowing to 10ft 7' (7m x 4.1m > 3.2m)
This jumbo-sized bedroom is flooded with light courtesy of the two rear facing windows, the largest 8ft (2.45m) wide.
The white carpet is lovely and soft underfoot and offsets perfectly the rich tones of the 'Matt Walnut' look fitted bedroom furniture, incorporating three double Wardrobes, a Dresser unit, tall Chest of Drawers, and extra-wide Bedside Cabinets.
There is a further built-in cupboard for even more storage and this room along with bedroom two, shares the use of the huge Jack and Jill Ensuite Bathroom.
JACK & JILL BATHROOM 8ft 5' x 8ft 5' (2.6m x 2.6m)
Relax in the full-size Bath or get a burst of energy in the Aqualisa Shower, as this bathroom has both.
Continuing the Walnut theme from the bedroom, a dark Walnut Combination Unit incorporates a double storage cupboard, semi recessed basin, and a WC with concealed cistern. The matching pelmet above with its inset downlights and matching mirror, complete the look.
With a side facing window, along with contrasting wall and floor tiles, a tall chrome towel radiator and inset downlighting within the smooth plastered ceiling, completing the specification.
BEDROOM TWO 18ft 7' x 9ft narrowing to 6ft 8' in the Dressing area (5.7m x 2.74m > 2m)
(Although smaller than bedroom three, we have a named this is Bedroom Two as it shares the use of the Ensuite)
This extended double bedroom also has a sumptuous white carpet and plenty of light from the front facing window.
BEDROOM THREE 16ft 7' x 10ft 10' increasing to 12ft 1' in the Dressing Area (5m x 3.5m < 3.7m)
The third extended bedroom of the house and featuring a large Dressing Area, with wardrobes on both sides and a flood of light coming in through the 8ft (2.44m) wide window, with its lovely outlook over the garden.
The sharp eyed amongst you will notice the outer layer of the wardrobe doors have ‘blown', and so work is in progress for replacement of all the doors with attractive all new 'Shaker' style ones in white.
In addition, the ‘White Ash' dressing table will also be replaced in the same material but with a smart plain finish.
BEDROOM FOUR 11ft 7' x 10ft 10' (3.5m x 3.3m)
Even the fourth bedroom is bigger than many master bedrooms and in fact we suspect this may have been the original principal bedroom, when the house is built.
As found throughout this home, this also has a lovely big window and being front facing, also enjoys a pleasant outlook towards the farmland beyond the houses opposite.
Running along the back wall, the full width fitted wardrobes have triple sliding doors.
MAIN BATHROOM 9ft 7' x 7ft 10' (2.9m x 2.4m)
Another super-size bathroom, with both a large bath and a separate shower.
Well appointed, it also features a White Gloss Combination unit with a smart, gloss Grey Countertop, semi recessed basin, WC with concealed cistern and incorporating lots of storage.
Slate effect ceramic floor tiles, a tall chrome towel radiator and a clever sun tunnel within the smooth plastered ceiling, completes the specification of this bathroom.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The terraced front has been thoughtfully landscaped, adding to the kerbside appeal.
The block paved drive leads up to the GARAGE measuring 17ft 6' x 8ft 2' (5.3m x 2.5m) and with the lights and power sockets served by a separate isolator.
Behind the fence panels to the left of the garage, is a ground level enclosed area measuring 15ft 1' x 11ft 4' (4.6m x 3.45m), which houses the shed. A useful storage area, tucked out of the way.
66ft (20m) long and West facing, the terraced rear garden has been cleverly landscaped, creating different areas of interest, the centrepiece being the huge Indian Sandstone Patio.
Rather than trying to describe this beautiful garden, we thought we would let the pictures speak for themselves!
Also paved with the same attractive, Indian sandstone paving slabs, this very secluded garden space features two Holly Trees as well as the beautifully maintained flower borders.
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.