Heath Close, Billericay

Price £585,000 - New Instruction


  • MODERN 4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE BUILT BY LAING HOMES
  • 800m FROM BILLERICAY HIGH STREET WITH ITS CENTRAL WAITROSE STORE
  • SECLUDED, SOUTH FACING 47ft GARDEN & 3 CAR DRIVE
  • SEPARATE DINING ROOM WITH OAK DOUBLE DOORS FROM THE HALL & WIDE WALK-IN BAY WINDOW
  • PEARWOOD SHAKER STYLE KITCHEN WITH GRANITE WORKTOPS & INTEGRATED APPLIANCES
  • 0.9 MILE TO BILLERICAY RAILWAY STATION (LONDON LIVERPOOL STREET IN 35 MINUTES)
  • LOCAL SHOPS NEARBY AND CATCHMENT FOR OUTSTANDING RATED QUILTERS SCHOOLS
  • LOUNGE OPEN PLAN TO LARGE ALL-YEAR-ROUND CONSERVATORY GIVING SPACIOUS LIVING SPACE
  • SEPARATE PLAYROOM/STUDY WITH ADJOINING UTILITY ROOM (Garage conversion)
  • GROUND FLOOR WC, ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM & MAIN BATHROOM

Offering NO ONWARD CHAIN and built by Laing Homes in circa 1996, this modern Four Bedroom Detached House is situated in a small turning off Tye Common Road, just 0.9 mile (18-minute walk) to the Mainline Station and only 800m from Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose store.

Local shops are a 3-minute stroll away on Western Road and the property also falls within the catchment for Quilters Infants and Junior Schools, both with Outstanding OFSTED Ratings.

The property itself boasts a secluded South facing Garden and the integral Garage has been converted into a very useful Study/Playroom with an adjoining Utility Room.

The balance of the accommodation includes a Hall with warm wood laminate flooring extending into the Lounge, Conservatory/Sun Room and the front Dining Room (itself with smart contemporary `Oak` part glazed double doors from the hall matching the `Oak` internal doors downstairs, along with a feature walk-in Bay window), attractive `Pearwood` effect Kitchen with Granite worktops and all integrated appliances, a ground floor WC Room, the four bedrooms and both an Ensuite Shower Room to the Master Bedroom and a Family Bathroom too.

There is Gas Central Heating via radiators, double glazing and a fitted Alarm (not tested).


The Accommodation


HALL

A modern, contemporary, grey composite door opens through to the hall which sees attractive Oak effect laminate flooring running through into the adjoining Dining Room, Lounge and into the Conservatory.


GROUND FLOOR WC

Fitted with a white cloakroom suite incorporating a white corner vanity unit, nice grey floor tiling and extractor fan.


LOUNGE 15ft 2` x 11ft 9` narrowing to 10ft 10` (4.62m x 3.58m > 3.3m)

A chest height double socket, single width Entry/Exit Brush Wallplate and SKY leads, give provision for a wall mounted TV on the left wall, with a TV socket, further double socket and sky wiring on the opposite wall, giving options for furniture layout at either end.

A 2.3m wide arch leads through to the conservatory giving a spacious open plan feel.


CONSERVATORY 13ft 2` x 10ft (4.01m x 3.05m)

This lovely size Sunroom has a vaulted solid roof with inset downlighting, and the windows enjoy a pleasant outlook over the rear garden, which is notably unoverlooked and secluded, with a 6ft wide set of double doors providing direct access.


DINING ROOM 12ft 9" x 9ft 3" (3.89m x 2.82m)

A fine size dining room with a wide, walk-in feature bay and set of contemporary style double doors swinging open from the hall.


STUDY/PLAYROOM 10ft 6` x 8ft 5` (3.2m x 2.57m)

A garage conversion with the almost full width, front facing window flooding in light and attractive wood effect laminate flooring.

A high-level cupboard opens to reveal a modern consumer unit, and the solar immersion heater controller for the photovoltaic Solar Panel system.


KITCHEN 15ft x 9ft 4` (4.57m x 2.84m)

Situated to the rear of the house and fitted with an attractive range of Pearwood effect `Shaker` style kitchen units topped with `Star Galaxy` Granite worktops and incorporating a built-in 5-ring AEG Gas Hob with matching Chimney Extractor Hood above and a further split-level Double Oven/Grill.

A range of integrated appliances comprise a Fridge/Freezer, Bosch Logixx7 Washing Machine and an AEG `Favourit` Sensorlogic Dishwasher.


UTILITY ROOM 8ft 5` x 5ft 3` (2.57m x 1.6m)

Fitted with a range of `Medium Oak` effect Shaker style units incorporating a 1.5 bowl sink and a full height cupboard for brooms etc.

A wall mounted Vaillant Ecotec plus 418 Gas Boiler service the Central Heating via radiators and hot water.

An external double-glazed door leads out to a hidden side area housing two small sheds, each 5ft 10` x 3ft (1.78m x 0.91m) and in excellent shape.


1st FLOOR LANDING

A drop-down ceiling hatch opens to reveal a fitted loft ladder accessing the loft, and the airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder.


MASTER BEDROOM 16ft max x 10ft 8` (4.88m x 3.25m)

A good size double bedroom with the measurements excluding two built-in double wardrobes, with this spacious front bedroom also having its own private ensuite shower room.


ENSUITE 8ft 5` x 5ft 5` (2.57m x 1.65m)

The white sanitaryware is complimented by a double Shower and a large recess provides good storage for towels etc. A front facing obscure glass window provides plenty of natural daylight.


BEDROOM TWO 12ft 4 x 8ft 5` (3.76m x 2.57m)

This double bedroom has a built-in double wardrobe and a pleasant outlook over the surrounding area.


BEDROM THREE 9ft 2` x 8ft 6` (2.79m x 2.59m)

Another double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and rear facing window.


BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 1` x 7ft 2` (2.77m x 2.18m)

This rear bedroom has a TV and telephone socket, so could also make an ideal study.


BATHROOM 8ft 5" x 5ft 6" (2.57m x 1.68m)

The white modern suite incorporates a Vanity unit with semi-recessed basin, back to wall WC and Bath with separate shower over.

There`s a side window for natural light and a chrome towel radiator.


EXTERIOR

The front block paved drive will take three cars in a row.

The left gate to the side of the house runs down to the rear garden and the one to the right leads through to the aforementioned `hidden area` where the two little sheds are.

The rear garden has a large block paved patio for outside dining and entertaining and runs on to an artificial lawn with the borders well stocked and giving a high degree of seclusion.

Another 6ft x 4ft shed in the top right hand corner gives additional storage.


Notice
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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