Highfield Road, Billericay

Price £385,000 - Under Offer


Offering no onward chain, this extended two-bedroom bungalow enjoys a cul-de-sac setting with an open outlook to the rear, on the edge of the popular South Green area.

Boasting its own driveway that will take 2/3 cars with ease, this drive could be extended into the front garden to create a turning space, while the bungalow itself could also, if required be enlarged further to incorporate first floor bedrooms.

Its fair to say the accommodation would benefit from general updating throughout but is clean and liveable, so it gives you a great basis to work from. Briefly comprising a central hallway with adjoining bathroom and two bedrooms which face the front and side of the property.

Having been extended to the rear, both the lounge and kitchen have benefited greatly from the additional space and enjoy an unoverlooked outlook across the field located to the rear.

Additional points of note include the appeal of having uPVC double glazed windows and gas radiator central heating.

The property is well located for all local amenities including a well-stocked parade of shops just a short stroll away, the excellent St Peter's Catholic Primary School is just 0.8 mile, South Green Infants & Juniors (both with good OFSTED Reports) are approx. 0.5 mile and you are just moments from open countryside.

The '100' Bus provides a frequent service to the High Street, Railway Station and on as far as Chelmsford and Basildon Town Centres too.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


HALLWAY 5.77 m x 1.69 m reducing to 0.87 m (18'9 x 5'5 > 2'8)

An entrance door and sidelight bring natural light into the hallway where there is a built-in storage cupboard, an access point to the loft and doors to each of the rooms.

BEDROOM ONE 4.01 x 3.01 m (13'1 x 9'9)

This nice sized main bedroom has a front facing UPVC window and fitted bedroom furniture which incorporates wardrobes dressing table and drawer units.

BEDROOM TWO 3.48 m x 2.5 m (11'4 x 8'2)

This single bedroom has a side facing window.

BATHROOM

Positioned at the front of the house with a window, this bathroom has a dated coloured suite and tiling to walls. The suite comprises a panel enclosed bath, pedestal wash basin and a low-level WC.

LOUNGE 6.01 m x 3.04 m reducing to 2.76 m (19'7 x 9'1)

Having patio doors leading out to the garden, this lounge also has open views of the field with the horizon beyond which gives a lovely light and airy feel to this living space.
Please note the field to the rear is one of the areas that has been highlighted as potential building land and although nothing has been decided and confirmed, the longevity of this being an undeveloped field cannot be guaranteed.

KITCHEN 3.91 m x 3.48 m (9'9 x 11'4)

This kitchen with rear and side windows and a door to the garden has really benefited from the rear extension that has been carried out on this bungalow. As you will see from the photos this room also enjoys views of the unoverlooked outlook and in addition there are kitchen units and worktops fitted to three walls while leaving ample space for dining table and chairs.
Within the units are spaces for a washing machine, fridge freezer and cooker. A built-in cupboard to the corner houses the boiler and hot water tank.

OUTSIDE

FRONT
To the front of the property there is a lawn area and its own drive providing parking and access to the side gate and garage.

REAR GARDEN

Commencing with a raised patio area there is a gate with steps down to the driveway and steps down to the lawn. The lawn has mature borders including conifer trees to the rear and there is also a plum tree positioned towards the rear of the garden that gives a natural shaded seating area during the hot summer months.

GARAGE

Located at the end of the drive just behind the bungalow, an up and over door give access into the garage. Attached to the rear of the garage is a storage shed access via the garden.


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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