- CHIC, TOP FLOOR, URBAN APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF BILLERICAY HIGH STREET
- BOTH BEDROOMS AND LIVING ROOM OPEN ONTO THE MASSIVE 360 SQ/FT (33.5 SQ/M) ROOF GARDEN WITH TWIN ELEC
- REMOTE CONTROLLED MOOD LIGHTING SYSTEM IN THE LIVING SPACE WITH AV CABING IN LIVING AREA & BOTH BEDR
- A STONES THROW FROM WAITROSE & ALL THE AMENITIES, SHOPS, BARS AND RESTAURANTS OF THE HIGH STREET
- BEAUTIFUL HIGH GLOSS ‘GREY OAK" & "DOVE GREY" KITCHEN UNITS WITH SMEG APPLIANCES & QUARTZ WORKTOPS
- PRIVATE, GATED, OFF-STREET PARKING
- FANTASTIC 32 FT (9.75M) OPEN PLAN LIVING SPACE/ KITCHEN/ DINING STRETCHING OUT ONTO ROOF GARDEN THRO
- A SHORT WALK TO BILLERICAY TRAIN STATION WITH DIRECT 35 MINUTE SERVICE TO LONDON LIVEROOL STREET AND
- REMOTE VIDEO ENTRY SYSTEM LINKING THE MAIN ENTRANCE WITH THE APARTMENT
- BEAUTIFUL WHITE STONE FLOORS WITH UNDERFLOOR HEATING VIA RENEWABLE AIR SOURCE HEATING SYSTEM
Location, design, quality & style.
Looking for a shorter working day? This uber convenient, 2 Bedroom luxury Town Centre apartment is just 500 metres from Billericay Mainline Railway Station, sitting in the middle of this historic High Street, surrounded by many well-known high street names mixed with smaller privately owned boutiques and a central Waitrose, intermingled with numerous restaurants, bars and pubs, giving the high street a real buzz of an evening, particularly Friday and Saturday nights.
This particular flat comes with its own parking space and is at the quiet rear of the development, its large private Terrace looking down over Chapel Street, which runs parallel with the high street.
A video entry system gives secure access through to the Entrance Foyer, with stairs rising to the second floor where this flat resides. Originally designed with a Hall, this was changed to merge the Hall with the Living/Kitchen space, to create a lovely open-plan look, the eyes being drawn through to the impressive and tall tri-fold Doors which fold back to reveal a seamless link with the rear Terrace, really bringing the outside in.
Sleeping wise, the two large double bedrooms both have upvc French Doors also opening out to the terrace, with the Master having its own private Ensuite Shower Room, the second bedroom enjoying use of the large main Bathroom.
Attention to detail abounds and there is a notably high level of specification with the owner having added additional high end features himself since he moved in a couple of years ago, some of these features including the © GEORGE BARNETT kitchen with Quartz worktops over beautiful contrasting High Gloss Grey Oak and Dove Grey handleless German units and incorporating Italian SMEG integrated appliances, a MOOD LIGHTING SYSTEM in the lounge controlled by Wi-Fi and RF remote control, large porcelain tiles in the living room and kitchen area, AV cabling to both bedrooms and the living area and data to the living space, LED energy saving downlighting, a Renewable air source heating system serving the Underfloor Heating/Hot water and twin Weinor electric remote controlled Awnings for instant shade over the 23ft x 15ft Terrace.
This particular Apartment is accessed from the quiet back of the development/Car Park off Chapel Street.
The Main Entrance Door with its secure video entry system links up with the flat enabling the door release system. This leads through to the Entrance Foyer and a flight of stairs rising through to the second floor and this particular flat and the flat opposite. The private 'Front Door' opens through to:
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/LIVING SPACE 32ft 5" x 12ft 9" narrowing to 10ft (9.8 x 3.9m > 3.05m)
This very stylish and contemporary living space offers adaptability and multifunctional use. Whether socialising, relaxing, dining, catching up on emails or cooking, this stunning open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living room creates one space designed to be used for every part of life.
The beautiful kitchen by 'George Barnett' of Hutton boast a confection of gorgeous Quartz worktops, contrasting High Gloss Grey Oak and Dove Grey handleless German units and SMEG integrated appliances comprising an Induction Hob with Chimney Extractor Hood above, Multi-function Oven, Fridge/Freezer and Dishwasher.
Underfloor heating runs below the elegant porcelain floor tiling and up at the living room end there is wiring for a large wall mounted TV.
A large store cupboard houses the A++ErP Energy rated Mitsubishi Ecodan renewable heating system, a self-contained unit only requiring electricity and water connections which runs the underfloor heating and hot water.
A wide set of powder coated aluminium Tri-fold Doors open out to the huge Roof Terrace.
UTILITY 3ft 10' x 3ft 10' (1.17m x 1.17m)
Fitted with a run of matching eye and base level kitchen units and housing the fully integrated SMEG Washer/Dryer.
MASTER BEDROOM 25ft 4' x 8ft 5' (7.7m x 2.6m)
A lovely size bedroom with a run of light grey gloss fronted wardrobes, a set of UPVC French doors opening out to the sun terrace and sumptuous soft underfoot grey carpet.
EN-SUITE 8ft 8' x 4ft 7' (2.64m x 1.39m)
The contemporary suite features a large shower with a stylish overhead rainfall type showerhead and a separate handset too for extra flexibility.
The white sanitaryware comprises a close coupled WC and a ‘Walnut' finish, wall hung Vanity unit.
Attractive grey ceramic tiling, chrome towel radiator and a mirrored cabinet complete the very on-trend look.
BEDROOM TWO 21ft 8' x 8ft 6' (6.6m x 2.6m)
Another very good size bedroom with soft underfoot deep pile great carpet and a set of French doors opening out to the terrace.
Like the master bedroom, there is wiring for a wall mounted TV and space on the left as you enter lends itself for wardrobes
BATHROOM 8ft 8' x 6ft 1' (2.6m x 1.9m).
Another beautifully appointed bathroom, this one featuring a large 'Showerbath', again with an overhead rainfall type showerhead and an extra handset too.
Like the Ensuite, also with a close coupled WC and 'Walnut' finish wall hung Vanity unit, attractive grey tiling and a back lit mirror.
EXTERIOR - PRIVATE TERRACE 23ft 8' x 14ft 9'
With high screening giving a good degree of privacy, you'll want to have friends round all the time, as this fabulous outside space is perfect for al fresco entertaining, especially in the summer months. There is more than enough space for a large gathering and room for several tables and chairs, sun loungers, etc, as shown in the photo.
The current owner has also had twin Weinor electric remote controlled Awnings installed for instant shade and there is outside lighting for the evenings too.
The secure park car park behind incorporates a space allocated to this particular flat.
We understand from the seller that the Lease term remaining is 122 years, the Service Charge is approx. £130 per month and the Annual Ground Rent is £100.
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.