High Street, Billericay

OIEO £750,000 - Under Offer


Sheradays is an iconic Grade II listed town centre building with a notable historic past that has now been beautifully restored and converted to luxury living, giving it a new 21st Century lease of life.

Made up of three substantial town houses, this one, amongst many other worthy features, commands the front elevation, the rear courtyard and the original reception hall, still with its balustrade staircase.

Just as you would like to expect, great care and consideration was given during the restoration to ensure the three floors of accommodation, with under floor heating, display a perfect partnership between the character and the luxury fittings that are on show.

Being perfectly placed to embrace all that this town has to offer, it is incredible that as you step in from the High Street, this classically styled home immediately oozes a quite unexpected, sense of calmness.

Three impressive bedroom suites, each with their own unique features and enjoying en-suites fitted out with Laufen Pro suites are on the two upper floors with the main suite occupying the entire top floor and therefore enjoying the vaulted ceiling.

The ground floor of this home is equally unique, enjoying a welcoming split-level arrangement between the magnificent dual aspect living room with original window shutters and the exquisite Heritage Coast kitchen with Quartz tops and an island.

We encourage you to look over the photos and read our property write up as a point of reference but there is a necessity to arrange a viewing of this property so that the quality and ambience can be truly understood.



ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS…


RECEPTION HALL

As the heavy black entrance door closes behind you, you instantly swap the hustle and bustle of a vibrant High Street for the sedate calmness this luxuriously appointed home alludes.

Neutral coloured décor with complimentary carpeting that is soft underfoot, leads through to the dual aspect living room while the stairs with original balustrades gently rise to the first floor.

In addition, the character of this home is clearly seen ahead of you, where a few steps then lead you down into the kitchen.


CLOAKROOM

Positioned just off the hall and tucked under the stairs, this tastefully tiled L-shaped cloakroom has a back to wall WC and a recess where there is a vanity unit and a circular handbasin.


LIVING ROOM 8.33 m x 3.94 m (27'4 x 13')

With high ceilings and a wide front facing window and rear double doors opening onto the courtyard, there is a lovely feeling of grandeur and spaciousness.

There are, what we believe to be the original 18th Century internal shutters for the window and door that fold back into architraves to form the window reveals, whilst inset spotlights with zonal switches give a lovely contemporary twist.

Positioned towards the designated dining area there are a few steps with accompanying balustrades that lead down into the kitchen.


KITCHEN 4.72 m x 3.83 m (15'6 x 12'8)

Being on a lower level to the living room and hallway, this stylishly presented kitchen with grey wood effect tiled floor, has a classic London townhouse feel.

Supplied and fitted by Heritage Coast Cabinet Makers, this bespoke kitchen has contrasting painted soft close units with extensive quartz tops which are continued on the central island unit where there is an under counter Villroy Boch ceramic sink, an integrated Bosch dishwasher and bin storage facility.

The remainder of the base and wall cabinets give a good level of storage and in turn house a bank of ovens that consist of two of the latest eye level Bosch electric ovens which have 13 heating methods and a matching integrated Bosch microwave oven while a Bosch halogen hob sits close by under the cooker hood.

Positioned to one corner of the room and integrating nicely with matching cabinet is a large store cupboard. This cupboard houses the boiler and the pressurised circulating hot water cylinder. In addition, a side door gives access out to the courtyard where there is a rear gate giving direct access to the parking area.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

Some of the unexpected character of this home is evident on the first-floor landing. This is where you have first sight of the exposed beam work that seems to effortlessly complement the tasteful luxury finish this home now enjoys.

From here the carpeted stairs and original balustrading continues up to the second floor and natural varnished wood panelled doors give access to each of the two first floor bedroom suites.


BEDROOM THREE 3.53m x 2.76m reducing to 2.48 m. (11'7 x 9' > 8'2)

Exposed beams are also evident in this front facing bedroom and add to welcoming cosy feel. There is a natural recessed area for wardrobes and a door into the en-suite.


EN-SUITE BATHROOM 3.1m x 1.74m (10'2 x 5'9)

Each of the bathrooms reflect the standard expected in a building of this stature and are fitted in Laufen Pro Suites, well-chosen tap furniture and complimentary tiling.

A fitted three-piece suite consists of a back to wall WC, a vanity unit with handbasin and an inset bath with flush wall fitted tap furniture to emphasise the sleek finish of this room.


BEDROOM TWO 4.59 m x 2.65 m (15' x 8'8)

Located to the rear of the building, this particularly generous second bedroom suite has an entrance area which provides obscured privacy to the sleeping area and gives access to the en-suite shower room.


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Again, this en-suite shower room is not only generous in size but just like the others is tastefully tiled and incorporates a Laufen suite. As well as inset down lighters there is also some clever sensor lighting which activates subtle illumination.

In addition to a back to wall WC, there is a vanity unit with wash-basin and a 180cm wide walk-in shower with a low-profile tray, glass screen, flush mounted taps, hand shower and of course a rainhead shower unit.


SECOND FLOOR LANDING

A door from the landing area leads into the master suite, which for all intent and purposes also really includes the landing area.


MAIN BEDROOM 5.23 m x 3.37 m (17'2 x 11')

With a vaulted ceiling, this main suite commands its own individuality, while a rear facing sash window provides good natural light and views of the horizon. A separate entrance area to this bedroom gives a handy space that in turn leads to the en-suite shower room.


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.56 m x 1.99 m (8'5 x 6'6)

Enjoying a similar luxury feel and finish as the other two en-suites. This shower room with a front facing window and again tastefully tiled walls and floor, incorporates another Laufen suite as well as inset down lighters and sensor lighting.

The fitted suite consists of a back to wall WC, a vanity unit with a wash-basin and a 2m wide walk-in shower with low-profile tray, glass screen, flush mounted taps, a hand shower and a rainhead shower unit.


OUTSIDE

Along the front of the property, iron railings denote a boundary, and inside these railings is a stocked shrub bed that will continue to mature over the years to come.


COURTYARD

Access via the living room and kitchen, this courtyard with a wood effect tiled floor provides this town home with that final piece of the jigsaw; a much welcomed low maintenance outdoor space for summer evenings and entertaining friends.


PARKING

To the side of the building are electronic gates operated via your phone, key fob or coded entry. These shared communal gates lead into Sheradays Courtyard where to the bottom corner is the residents parking area and two designated spaces assigned to this property.

TENURE

With this being a newly created development, the intention is for each owner to have a share of the freehold. However due to the shared areas within the mews, there will be a service charge for all residents to ensure the mews and parking areas are looked after and maintained.



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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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