- 4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE IN A SOUGHT AFTER NORTH BILLERICAY NEIGHBOURHOOD
- CATCHMENT FOR BUTTSBURY & MAYFLOWER (BUTTSBURY INFANTS & MAYFLOWER WITH OUTSTANDING OFSTED REPORTS)
- 600m TO LAKE MEADOWS PARK & 200m TO ENTRANCE TO 165 ACRES OF NORSEY WOODS
- SET THE SCENE IN THE 19th x 18ft LOUNGE WITH A ROARING FIRE IN THE CENTREPIECE LOG BURNER
- GRANITE TOPPED "VANILLA" CREAM KITCHEN WITH SEPARATE UTILITY ROOM
- 0.7 MILE TO BILLERICAY RAILWAY STATION (LONDON LIVERPOOL STREET IN 35 MINUTES)
- 0.7 MILE TO BILLERICAY HIGH STREET WITH ITS CENTRAL WAITROSE STORE
- IN/OUT DRIVE, DOUBLE GARAGE & 70ft LONG SOUTH-WEST FACING GARDEN WITH A NICE TIMBER CABIN AT THE END
- INVITE FRIENDS TO DINNER IN THE 13ft DINING ROOM WITH LOVELY WOOD FLOORING
- HUGE MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH REFITTED ENSUITE IN ADDITION TO THE REFITTED MAIN BATHROOM TOO
With character a-plenty, this extended 4 bedroom Detached House is situated in a highly sought after neighbourhood ideal for the City Commuter, as it is just a short 0.7 mile walk to Billericay Mainline Railway Station, which offers direct trains to Westfield at Stratford and Liverpool Street (35 minutes).
The property enjoys a first class residential location in North Billericay with the highly regarded Buttsbury & Mayflower Schools (Mayflower High School and Buttsbury Infants both boasting Outstanding OFSTED Reports) all within half a mile, the High Street with its Central Waitrose Store at just 0.7 mile, Lake Meadows Park is just a 600m stroll and little more than a sticks throw away, is a pedestrian entrance to the 165 acres of Norsey Woods on the other side of Norsey Road.
The property itself boasts a nicely laid out plot, the Rear Garden nearly 70ft long and a sunny South-West facing, plus to the front there is parking for several cars on the In/Out Drive and that`s excluding the Double width Garage which presently houses another two.
Inside, the house continues to deliver with a long Hall with ground floor Cloakroom, 19ft x 18ft Lounge featuring a Log Burner, 13ft Dining Room, 14ft Granite topped Kitchen/Breakfast Room, separate Utility Room, Double size Master Bedroom with Refitted Ensuite Shower Room, 3 further bedrooms and a large refitted Family Bathroom.
Please note that they had a new boiler fitted at the beginning of 2017 so is still fairly new,
A long entrance hall with feature flooring, which widens in the centre of the house where there is a useful large storage cupboard built under the stairs.
GOUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM
Refitted with a white gloss Vanity unit and close coupled WC, complimented by attractive ceramic tiling to the walls and floor.
The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as is found throughout the home.
LOUNGE 19ft 6` x 17ft 7` (5.94m x 5.36m)
Set the scene with a roaring fire in the feature Log Burner, inset within the white painted brick fireplace.
Three stylish vertical radiators with a contemporary graphite finish, will also grab your attention.
This spacious, sociable reception room also flows nicely out into the garden through a set of double bifold doors, with further light coming through the rear window and a feature front facing bay window.
DINING ROOM 13ft 3` x 10ft (4.04m x 3.05m)
You`ll want to invite friends round to dinner all the time, with this large dining room, decorated to an appealing ‘New England` style, sporting waste height wainscoting, an attractive decorative radiator cover, warm wood flooring and with pleasant heritage paint colours.
The front facing bay window provides plenty of light and this room is accessed via double doors which swing open from the Lounge. Being adjacent to the hall, there is also the potential to put in a door from there too.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13ft 9` x 10ft (4.19m x 3.05m)
A confection of high-gloss vanilla units incorporating nice features like a full height Pantry, pull out larder, deep Pan Drawers and a Franke Sink, along with attractive Granite Worktops, quality appliances and Amtico flooring, has created this hitherto lovely family kitchen, which incorporates a breakfast bar and an external door out to the side way.
A host of built-in and integrated appliances comprise a DeDietrich Induction hob with integrated Bosch Extractor above, an AEG multifunction double Oven/Microwave, integrated Miele Dishwasher and integrated Fridge/Freezer.
UTILITY ROOM 8ft 7` max x 7ft (2.62m x 2.13m)
Located behind the garage and with a fitted worktop incorporating a sink with a handleless white gloss cupboard below and spaces for two appliances adjacent.
A radiator provides winter warmth and there is also space for a freestanding fridge freezer.
1st FLOOR LANDING
Accessed via the return staircase from the hall below and with a loft hatch giving access to the roof space.
MASTER BEDROOM 27ft 9` x 15ft 6 narrowing to 10ft 1` (8.46m x 4.72m max > 3.07m)
This sumptuous Master Bedroom Suite is huge!
Essentially two bedrooms in one, the door from the landing leads into a large dressing area, well lit by two windows including a feature dormer window incorporating a fitted window seat.
This area is then open plan through to the Main Bedroom area, with the whole room fitted out with gorgeous, rich dark wood and white wood grain finish bedroom furniture by `Rhino`.
The main bedroom area has a wide front facing window giving plenty of light, with notable finishing touches including the attractive radiator covers, wide bedside cabinet and the clever planning of the fitted furniture with some wardrobes hiding deep recesses behind for additional storage and one door opening to reveal a rather neat full height shoe rack.
EN-SUITE 8ft 6` x 6ft (2.59m x 1.83m)
This stylish ensuite shower room features a sleek wall hung Vanity unit and large glass shower enclosure for the power shower, complimented by attractive ceramic tiling and a chrome towel radiator.
The side facing obscured window floods in plenty of natural light.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft x 9ft (3.35m x 2.74m)
With a pretty rear facing dormer window, this double bedroom has Maple effect fitted wardrobes on the right as you enter.
BEDROOM THREE 11ft x 8ft 4` (3.35m x 2.54m)
Another double bedroom with a rear facing window and a recess incorporating a fitted single wardrobe.
BEDROOM FOUR 11ft 6` max x 8ft 6` (3.51m x 2.59m)
This good size front bedroom has a useful built-in cupboard.
BATHROOM 13ft 9` x 6ft 2` (4.19m x 1.88m)
Incorporating the wide built-in airing cupboard, this well-appointed family bathroom has both a large Double Ended Bath and a separate power Shower too.
Like the ensuite, a smart wall hung wood finish Vanity unit gives a further focal point and this bathroom too, is finished with attractive ceramic tiling. A side facing window on the far wall gives it plenty of light.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Retained by a three-section low brick wall giving an In/Out Drive, the shingled front provides plenty of off-street parking, with soft landscaping giving added kerbside appeal.
A gate to the left of the property gives access through a covered workshop and out through another door into the garden.
Plus, to the right, a five-bar gate opens to an area to the side with a further gate accessing the walkway leading round to the rear garden.
DOUBLE GARAGE 19ft max narrowing to 15ft 4` x 17ft (5.79m > 4.67m x 5.18m)
With twin up and over remote-controlled electric garage doors, a rear courtesy door through to the utility room and a further side facing door leading through to the covered workshop area.
WORKSHOP 15ft x 6ft max (4.57m x 1.83m)
Tapering to the width of the rear door at the back, this useful covered area has a front facing door, Located to the left of the garage door in the front picture.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN.
Very nicely landscaped, with the full width patio featuring a central projection from the main house with a pitched tiled roof, giving summer shade.
The central lawn is bordered on both sides by an attractive range of established shrubs and planting, with at the bottom of the garden a pretty timber studio building.
TIMBER STUDIO BUILDING 12ft 6` x 9ft 3` (3.81m x 2.82m)
Offering much versatility of use, this pretty outbuilding has plenty of light from the glazed double doors and four windows. The electricity is protected by a modern consumer unit and there is a wide fluorescent strip light too.
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.