High Street, Billericay

Price £540,000 - Available


With nearly 1000 ft.² of accommodation this prime town centre apartment, which was newly built as the rear wing of the Grade 2 listed Horseshoes High Street building offers you high-end luxury accommodation in a peaceful gated courtyard, car parking protected within an electronically controlled gated area, a fitted burglar alarm and of course it`s own front door

Being first floor, the living space has a part vaulted ceiling that emphasises the sheer volume and feeling of space that this property purveys. Within the dual aspect central living room, with a Juliet balcony is the kitchen, this incorporates a granite wrapped island unit, granite worktops and integrated Siemens appliances to include twin ovens and a high tec table ventilation unit.

Positioned just off the living area are the two double bedrooms and a particularly useful utility room, in here there is a toilet and basin, a wall mounted Combi boiler and space for golf clubs and recycling.

The master suite has an adjoining walk-in wardrobe area and there are double doors opening to the four piece spa theme bathroom which not only has a large walk-in shower with rain head but there is also a freestanding stone bath with all mounted tap furniture to give this room it`s clean lines. The second bedroom is again a double room with its own en-suite shower room which incorporates skylight window for natural light and a walk-in shower.

Being a newly built property there are a number of notable efficiency features to be aware of. Firstly, all windows and doors are double glazed, all lights are LED, insulation is to the latest standards and there is a combi boiler. This combination gives an estimated running cost of just £359 a year for lighting, heating and hot water.

ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOW...


OWN ENTRANCE DOOR AND HALLWAY

Approached via a pathway that adjoins the parking space for this apartment, is the private entrance door for this apartment. Opening to an inner lobby the stairs then rise to the first floor.


LIVING ROOM AND COMBINED KITCHEN 6.7m x 4.78m (22ft x 15ft8)

As you step up into this living room which has wood effect Moduleo flooring and inset downlighters, you are immediately taken by the incredible feeling of spaciousness given by the high vaulted ceiling, two front facing windows and rear double doors.

Being within the newly built rear wing of The Horseshoes, this apartment has one of the largest kitchen spaces in the development. Fitted with a well-chosen range of cabinets with contrasting granite work surfaces and upstands, the central island unit is also granite wrapped and houses a Siemens table ventilation unit and a Siemens Induction cooktop with innovative flexInduction cooking zones and shorter cooking times due to a powerBoost function.

In addition, there is an integrated fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and twin eye level Siemens electric fan assisted ovens to complete that strong modern look. Doors lead from either side of this room lead to both the bedroom suites.


SEPARATE WC/UTILTY ROOM

Positioned to one corner just off the main living area, this useful little room with a window to front elevation has a close coupled WC, a wall mounted handbasin together with adequate space for housing laundry and your weekly recycling. In here you`ll also find the Ideal Logic Combi Boiler.


MASTER SUITE 3.63m x 3.54 (11ft11 x 11ft7)

Having rear facing windows and inset downlighters this carpeted bedroom area gives ample space for various layouts and with both a walk-in wardrobe and double doors opening to the en-suite bathroom, this bedroom has a high end feel about it.


WALK IN WARDROBE SPACE

This recessed open space currently houses a free-standing rail but could also be custom fitted with hanging rails and storage units to suit your needs.


EN-SUITE BATHROOM 2.77m max x 2.55m (9ft1 x 8ft4)

The five elements of a luxury bathroom are space, light, materials, texture and detail, its fair to say this one has them all and wont fail to impress. The skylight window brings both good natural light into this tiled room while an impressive quality suite includes a deep freestanding stone bath, a large walk in shower cubicle with rainfall shower head, a vanity unit with handbasin and storage and a WC with an enclosed cistern.


BEDROOM TWO 5.59 x 3.47m (18ft4 x 11ft5)

Another generously sized bedroom, this one again has a rear facing dormer window, inset downlighters and a recessed storage space. A door then leads into the en-suite shower room.


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

To ensure continuity flows between rooms this tiled shower room has a suite to compliment that of the bathroom. Once again, a skylight window brings the natural light into this space which has a large walk in shower with overhead shower, a vanity unit with mounted hand basin and a wc within an enclosed cistern.


OUTSIDE


COURTYARD PARKING

The enclosed block paved courtyard is enclosed by electronically operated gates for both pedestrian and vehicle access. There is a video entry phone system to give you visuals of visitors and restricted access into the courtyard.





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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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