- Situated in the middle of one of Billericay's most sort after roads
- Quiet location
- 4 bedrooms, 3 with built in storage plus built in additional storage on landing
- En-suite shower to master bedroom
- Fully boarded loft space
- Driveway for up to 4 vehicles
- Large sunny lounge
- Good size modern family bathroom
- Water softener installed
- Timber cabin, currently used as a home bar and additional social space
Excellent schools and its thriving community attracts many buyers to Billericay and being just over half a mile from Railway Station, this 4 Bedroom Detached House with an integral Garage and 80ft Garden, will be of great interest to the City Commuter too.
The historic High Street is just as close as the Station and the property also falls within the catchment of the much sought after Buttsbury and Mayflower Schools catchment area (Buttsbury Infants and Mayflower both have Outstanding OFSTED Reports), with St Johns Private School 'around the corner' on Stock Road.
The 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park is a 5-minute stroll away one way and 165 acres of Norsey Woods a 3 minute walk the other.
This particular property is situated in the middle of Headley Road, originating in Billericay's Victorian era and one of the town's finest roads, which has remained a desirable place to live in ever since.
Very well presented throughout, inside sees a nice size Hall with a refitted WC Room, 17ft Lounge open plan to a further 12ft Family Space/Room, 17ft Dining Room and a 23ft Kitchen/Family Room to the ground floor, with upstairs the four Bedrooms served by an Ensuite Shower Room and Family Bathroom, both beautifully appointed.
Are you looking for a Home Office, Gym, Studio or even your own Pub in the Garden? Then the 4.7m x 3m Summer House may appeal and comes with electrical socket and lighting already installed!
HALL 11ft 3' x 9ft 2' (3.4m x 2.8m)
A great first impression with the eyes immediately drawn to the feature wallpaper and attractive wood flooring with matching skirting boards and door architrave.
The wood balustrade staircase gently turns and rises to the first floor Galleried Landing and plenty of light flows in through a large window adjacent to the part glazed front door.
The understairs cupboard provides plenty of storage and an elegant Venetian blind has been fitted to the window.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 5ft 3 x 2ft 8' (1.6m x 0.8m)
Making a great impression in a small space and re-fitted with a white RAK ceramics two-piece cloakroom suite comprising a white gloss vanity unit and a close coupled WC.
Attractive ceramic tiling to the walls, wood flooring and the chrome towel radiator provides the finishing touch and the side facing obscure window plenty of natural daylight.
LOUNGE 17 ft x 11ft 6' (5.2m x 3.5m)
The two front facing windows, one a large bay, have both been fitted with sleek custom-made Plantation shutters, their adjustable blades allowing a balance of light, privacy, and a measure of security.
The ceiling has a smooth plaster finish, as found throughout the property, as with many other rooms, finished with elegant coving.
The same attractive wood flooring found in the hall extends throughout here, and into the adjoining Family Space.
ADDITIONAL FAMILY SPACE 12ft 3' x 9ft (3.7m x 2.74m)
Originally the dining room, now a large additional reception area Open Plan to the lounge and with a high-level side facing window.
DINING ROOM 17ft x 8ft 5' (5.2m x 2.6m)
Attractive Grey Oak effect wood flooring extends into the Kitchen/Breakfast Room adjacent, the particularly large rear facing window floods the room with light and an internal door opens to reveal a built-in cloaks cupboard.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 23ft x 13ft 1' narrowing to 11ft 7' (7m x 4m > 3.5m)
The extensive range of high end White Gloss units topped with 'Star Galaxy' Granite worktops incorporates a neat 1.5 undercounter sink and a host of appliances for the keen Cook, comprising a Stoves 7-Ring/2 Oven Black and Chrome Range Cooker with a matching black Chimney style Extractor Hood above, built-in Panasonic Combination Microwave/Oven, free standing Panasonic American-style Fridge/Freezer incorporating an Ice Maker, SMEG integrated Dishwasher, built-in Capel Wine Cooler and twin base cabinets, both with double doors opening to reveal a freestanding Siemens IQ 300 'varioPerfect' Washing machine and a Tumble Dryer.
A matching wall unit opens to reveal the Worcester Greenstar condensing boiler.
Sitting over the Breakfasting/family Area, a large 9ft by 8ft (2.74m x 2.45m) glass Roof Lantern bathes the area below, with even more daylight dashing in through the rear double doors and their adjacent sidelight windows.
Stairs from hall to:
GALLERIED LANDING 11ft 4' x 9ft 5' (3.45m x 2.9m)
The measurements exclude a bank of built-in cupboard running along a side wall - a superb, neat, and uncluttered storage facility.
On the opposite wall, the built-in airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder.
A large ceiling hatch flips down with the loft ladder accessing the Attic, which is part boarded with a light.
MASTER BEDROOM 13ft 1' x 10ft 10' (4m x 3.3m)
A fine size principal bedroom with two rear facing windows, both with swish fitted blinds.
ENSUITE 8ft 7' x 2ft 10' (2.6m x 9.9m)
Refitted with a White Gloss freestanding Vanity unit, close coupled WC, and a Shower with folding doors and featuring a chrome Rainhead Shower with a separate hand shower too, for extra flexibility.
Gorgeous porcelain tiles to the wall and floor are contrasted by eye catching 'split-face' tiles within the shower enclosure and the contemporary chrome towel radiator provides the finishing touch.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft 8' x 8ft 7' (3.6m x 2.6m)
A front facing double bedroom with a built-in double wardrobe.
BEDROOM THREE 11ft 1' narrowing to 9ft 8' x 8ft 3' (3.4m > 3m x 2.5m)
A good size front bedroom with a built-in double wardrobe and a fitted blind to the window.
BEDROOM FOUR 10ft 10' x 8ft 6' (3.3m x 2.6m)
This rear facing double bedroom has attractive textured 'White Oak' effect flooring and fitted wardrobes.
BATHROOM 8ft 6' narrowing to 6ft x 6ft 2' (2.6m > 1.8m x 1.9m)
A beautifully appointed bathroom with a white gloss Vanity unit, close coupled WC, and a separate shower over the Showerbath.
The large window pours in plenty of natural light and this room also has the same stylish towel radiator and Porcelain tiling as the Ensuite, the beautiful tiles by Porcelanosa,
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The grey hues of the block paved front Drive provides off street parking for 4 cars with ease with more secure parking in the Garage.
Gated access on one side leads round to the Garden.
GARAGE 17ft 4' x 8ft (5.3m x 2.44m)
With an up and over door and a rear courtesy door from the Garden. We noted a modern consumer unit on the rear wall
REAR GARDEN 70ft x 30ft (21m x 9.1m)
Commencing with a herring bone design block paved Patio running onto the main Lawn, itself bordered by well-stocked beds and a path leading down to a large summer house.
SUMMERHOUSE 15ft 6' x 9ft 7' (4.7m x 2.9m)
With a central set of double doors and windows either side providing plenty of natural light plus power and lighting has been connected.
Adjacent to the Summerhouse is a 13ft 5' x 12ft 8' (4.1m x 3.9m) secluded patio, housing the owners removable hot tub.
Note: Pursuant to the Estate Agents Act 1979, we can confirm that one of the owners of this property is a staff member at Henton Kirkman Estate Agents
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.